What is the difference between the Tortuga Travel Backpack (V2) and the Outbreaker Backpack?

What hasn't changed:

The  Outbreaker Backpack is a new solution to the same problem. It is a maximum-size, front-loading carry on backpack that is ideal for urban travel. Outbreaker is a great upgrade for travellers who want to maximize packing space, durability, comfort, organization, and water-resistance.

Advanced, adjustable suspension system:

The  Outbreaker's shoulder straps can be adjusted for different torso heights and the hip belt can be removed for a customized, comfortable fit. With a few adjustments, the Outbreaker will carry as comfortably as a hiking bag, even when navigating a city. Get your perfect fit by following  these instructions.

Like the Tortuga V2, the hip belt takes the weight off the shoulders. We’ve also added  load lifters to the top of the shoulder straps to keep the pack close to your back.

The best materials on the market:

For maximum durability, the  Outbreaker is built from  X-Pac waterproof sailcloth that won’t scuff or tear.

The  Outbreaker is fitted with lockable, water-resistant  YKK AquaGuard coil zippers and Duraflex buckles -- both considered the best on the market -- for added durability.

The  Outbreaker's back panel is made of Ariaprene, a high-performance foam engineered for tough workouts. It might already be in your favorite athletic shoes. If you’re wearing the Outbreaker on a hot summer’s day, the Ariaprene back panel won’t absorb your sweat and, more importantly, won’t smell. Ariaprene is hypoallergenic and moves with your body instead of chafing. Wear a tank top -- or even wear the Outbreaker shirtless -- your skin won’t complain.

Upgrade in organization

The  Outbreaker opens like a book for easy organization, quick access, and painless unpacking. Pack your backpack on your bed or a luggage stand with ease.

The large main compartment includes zippered mesh pockets on the front panel and extra side pockets for segmenting socks, underwear, and other small items. They are soft-sided so if you don’t use them, they won’t take up any extra space.

Outbreaker has a place for everything. Take a tour of the Outbreaker’s compartments here.

The hip belt pockets maintain their built-in volume, even when you tighten the hip belt. Stash your phone and boarding pass in the hip belt pockets for easy access while en route.

Lay Flat Laptop Compartment

A TSA-friendly lay-flat laptop and tablet compartment means that you can leave your computer in your bag and speed through airport security.

Discreet water bottle pockets

These are made of stretchy material that lies flat against the bag when not in use so they don’t sacrifice internal packing volume.


If you're in the market for a lighter or simpler carry on, compare  all our travel backpacks side-by-side.

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