Just like other models, this is a very budget-friendly travel pack and one that offers plenty of pockets, storage, and attachment options. The pack itself has a high storage capacity, which of course can make it easier for the user to overpack. But like any backpack of this size, you should pack smart with the goal of even weight distribution and a load weight that you can handle wearing for an extended period of time.
The Wasing internal frame travel backpack features a molded foam back panel equipped with airflow channels designed to keep your back cool and dry. For improved back support, the pack’s aluminum frame can be adjusted to fit the shape of the wearer’s back. The pack is made from rip-stop polyester water-resistant material.
At fifty-five liters, this model is huge. It’s also available in five colors. For such as large capacity, it’s surprising that the pack only weighs three and a half pounds.
Starting at the top of the pack you’ll find a couple of pocket lids. The top pocket is very large, featuring a small interior pocket that’s perfect for flat items such as important documents or a tablet. You can secure extra gear on the outside using a couple of buckled straps located on top of the lid. On the sides of the lid, there are a couple of deep zippered pockets, which you can use to store quite a bit of gear. In between these pockets is a center vertical zippered pocket, which is a little flatter but can accommodate a jacket or poncho nicely.
The outside of the pack features a couple of tool attachments complete with heavy duty Velcro on top and gear loops on the bottom.
On the very bottom and separate from the main compartment there’s a deep compartment designed for a bedroll or sleeping bag.
You’ll also get a couple of deep mesh pockets equipped with elastic collars, located on the side of the pack.
The back panel features a trampoline mesh that does a great job of encouraging airflow, however, it doesn’t hold the pack completely away from the back.
The hip belt comes with a thick, lightweight padding and is well-contoured for a comfortable fit. The sternum strap also fits well thanks to the elastic material.
As far as durability goes, we were pretty impressed. The zippers are heavy-duty and don’t slide or slip when closed. The suspension system is highly adjustable for personal comfort.
The padding on the hip belt doesn’t extend all the way across the straps, which can result in uneven weight distribution. When loaded to capacity, this pack can be uncomfortable to wear for an extended period of time. When packing, make sure you only load the pack about three-quarters of the way full in order to avoid putting too much weight on your back.