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Bradley Axmith
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Hunter Bierce is a PSIA Ski Instructor and multidisciplinary outdoor professional.

PRODUCT REVIEW

HEIMPLANET Transit Line – Travel Pack 34L

With the Heimplanet Travel Pack 34, you’re truly paying for quality and style. The clamshell design makes storing and organizing your items simple, quick and intuitive. There’s enough space for a weekend trip while the pack itself is compact enough to use commuting to work.

This premium backpack is made of high quality and sustainable materials and has a sleek and stylish appearance. The thickness of the padding and the quality of the material will definitely protect your belongings in most situations. This makes it the perfect backpack for business trips or a work backpack where it’s exterior matches your professional environment.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.8

Reasons to buy

  • All items for urban work and travel can be organized so smartly
  • Clamshell makes
  • Robust enough for a camping trip
  • Straps support in the right way and are easy to put on and quick to take off (zombie consideration!!)
  • Outside pockets make sense without taking up too much space
  • Construction clearly protects delicate goods like computer
  • Laptop sleeve nicely secures up to a 15-inch computer

Reasons NOT to buy

  • The waist strap is too small to add much support when the backpack starts to get heavier.
  • DiveIn Score: 4.8/5
  • Construction: 5/5
  • Storage: 5/5
  • Water and Impact Protection: 4.8/5
  • Price/Quality: 4.5/5

When we review a bag we take into consideration the main purpose it will be used for. How it performs as a hiking backpack that’s comfortable on your back during long walks, a travel backpack that’s both smart and tough as well as great for long weekends away, or a commuter bag that fits extra folders and will protect your laptop against bumps and rain.

Although you could still use this pack to go hiking or camping, the style indicates that this is not its intended purpose. But with the solid construction of the Travel Pack 34, it survived several day trips into the forest looking no worse for wear. For a hiking or camping backpack though, you can get away with something a bit cheaper and save this for transit, travel and work.

At no point in time during two months of testing was there any discomfort caused by the straps. This includes during biking, walking and hiking.

With the clamshell style opening two compartments up, clearly intended to demarcate documents, computer, books, moleskins, etc., on the one side and clothing, toiletries, etc., on the other, it stretches 34L capacity to the max in a very intuitive way. You know where to stash each item as if they belong in their own little slot.

What the clamshell opening does is it gives you an easy way to fold open all your belongs for packing and unpacking in a way that seems all rather professional. Accessing the clothing section is also easy, thanks to the addition of a zipper both externally and internally for when in clamshell mode or backpack action.

And speaking of zippers and clips, all are of premium quality and original design. The zippers are sturdy aluminum–rather than plastic–and the clips have magnets for easy and secure opening and closing. Fastening the chest strap is remarkably easy.

If you want to have something that proclaims professionalism with an amazing functionality, the Heimplanet Travel Pack 34 hits the mark.

See the complete list of the best Travel Backpacks here!

HEIMPLANET Transit Line Back View

HEIMPLANET Transit Line – Travel Pack 34L: Key Specifications

  • Best Suited For: Day Trips, Worktrips, Work pack
  • Material: Dyecoshell fabric.
  • Volume: 34L
  • Dimensions: 21 x 13 x 7 inches
  • Weight: 3.4 pounds

Where to Buy:

  • Amazon with worldwide shipping

Construction

This transit line is made out of two main fabrics called Dyecoshell fabric. It’s a blend of 800D nylon and 660D polypropylene that‘s not only durable but also water-resistant.

Dope dyed fabrics use fewer chemicals by adding colorant during the spinning process. That substitutes the most polluting process of textile production – dying.

It also features durable YKK zippers, a polyester lining that has a pattern that’s reminiscent of their tent designs, and also aluminum hardware which is a refreshing change from plastic that we see across other packs.

This is a premium pack from a clearly premium line.

HEIMPLANET Transit Line Construction

External Specs and Features

To kick off the external components of this bag, it has a padded top handle as well as a handle on the side. The subtle padding and material help the handles blend in seamlessly without creating a bulk look.

The elastic stretch pocket is great and fits various sizes of water bottles or umbrellas easily. There are two permanent compression straps at the bottom and additional straps at the top that are sold separately. These straps compress the bag a little bit more when needed. It also allows you some extra external storage if you’d like to store a jacket or tripod to the side of your backpack. Every strap on this pack, including the harness system, comes with some kind of elastic or plastic keeper that allows you to have a dangle-free experience when you’re using your backpack. Also makes it pretty easy to grab and use.

Moving on to the straps, the transit line travel pack features a densely padded EVA foam and although it looks thin, the foam is very dense and comfortable to carry. Also, there’s a padded back panel and a nice pass-through panel for a roller luggage handle. The waist strap doesn’t really have a lot of padding on it and doesn’t distribute a ton of weight, but it does hold the bag closer to your body.

HEIMPLANET Transit Line Strap

Storage

Starting with the quick access pocket at the top of the pack. This is a great place for just stuffing things into as you’re popping through security, your phone, your passport, or anything you want to just toss in there for quick access.

On the front, there is a side access pocket as well to just quickly flip this bag around to access it from the side.

The main clamshell opening of this pack opens up completely flat.

The back panel features a padded laptop compartment with a velcro strap to keep your laptop in place.

The secondary pocket can easily be used to store all needed cables and chargers. One side is stretchy mesh material similar to where the water bottle pocket is for more organizing space. There are two pens, pencil, or stylus pockets in the middle.

Moving on to the other side of the pack it has two meshy-like 3D pockets, a larger one on top and a smaller one at the bottom.

Heimplanet Transit Line 34L Storage Features

Summary

Overall my favorite part of this backpack is that all items for urban work and travel can be organized efficiently. The construction of the laptop sleeve nicely secures up to a 15-inch computer while the look fits in perfectly in a work environment. That being said this backpack is also durable and spacious enough to use as a day bag on a camping or hiking trip.

This backpack is ideal for people with a professional career that like to take their job on adventures over the weekend.

What We Like

  • All items for urban work and travel can be organized so smartly
  • Clamshell makes
  • Robust enough for a camping trip
  • Straps support in the right way and are easy to put on and quick to take off (zombie consideration!!)
  • Outside pockets make sense without taking up too much space
  • Construction clearly protects delicate goods like computer
  • Laptop sleeve nicely secures up to a 15-inch computer

What We Don’t Like

  • The waist strap is too small to add much support when the backpack starts to get heavier.

Buy This Travel Backpacks If:

Like all bags, there will always be a pros and cons list. It’s up to you what is more important and what you can’t compromise on when it comes to your bag. But this bag was great to use in so many different ways that it would be hard not to recommend it if money is no object.

Heimplanet is a great company producing great products in a sustainable way. It’s a shame that quality sometimes scares people off, but this is a case of you get what you pay for, and you’re paying for something that will last you a long time.

See the complete list of the best Travel Backpacks here!

Where to Buy:

  • Amazon with worldwide shipping

Where to Buy:

  • Amazon with worldwide shipping

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