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    Brett Peugh
    BPL Member

    @bpeugh

    Locale: Midwest

    Hello,

    I am wondering if anyone could suggest an airline compliant carry-on backpack that meets the 22x14x9?  Maybe something that had some framing and/or that might have some mesh on the outside.  Thank you.

    #3727130
    Philip Tschersich
    BPL Member

    @philip-ak

    Locale: Kodiak Alaska

    HMG 2400 pack, like the Junction?

    #3727131
    Brett Peugh
    BPL Member

    @bpeugh

    Locale: Midwest

    Thanks, but maybe not something that costs $320.  :)

    #3727133
    S Long
    BPL Member

    @izeloz

    Locale: Wasatch

    I’ve been really happy with my Zpacks Nero. No frame, but I usually use a folded up 1/8 CCF pad in its place.

    #3727138
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    No mesh on the outside but I like my Osprey Porter 30. It has some foam and plastic that gives it good stiffness despite the lack of a traditional frame. I picked it up on Amazon for $90, iirc. Edit: it’s definitely the heaviest pack I own but it functions very well as a traditional carry-on pack with well thought out pockets and a laptop sleeve.

    I have also flown with an MLD Core. No mesh on that either but it’s compact and very light. I managed to use a Core 22 for a seven night summer trip to Detroit a couple summers ago. I enjoyed the challenge of packing everything I needed in such a small pack.

    #3727143
    bjc
    BPL Member

    @bj-clark-2-2

    Locale: Colorado

    Agree about the Osprey Porter packs if you want a functional travel pack.

    #3727161
    Mark Verber
    BPL Member

    @verber

    Locale: San Francisco Bay Area

    I have used an older (40L) GG Gorilla.  HMG 2400 would likely work as would most any frameless pack you don’t over stuff. Six Moon Designs and ULA make packs designed for this hybrid use case but are heavy and not cheap. Remember that stakes and poles can not be carry on.. you need to check them – cardboard poster container works well.

    I have a list of travel packs  I have tried. The best value for reason comfort, durability, and price would be Osprey’s Porter.

    #3727163
    J R
    BPL Member

    @jringeorgia

    I’ve carried on my Arc Blast with stays in, no issues on about a half dozen roundtrips.

    #3727168
    JCH
    BPL Member

    @pastyj-2-2

    I opted for the Osprey Transporter 40 and absolutely love it.  Recently used it for a 2 week Costa Rica trip and actually overpacked as it is deceptively voluminous while still meeting airline carry-on size restrictions.  It carries beautifully in backpack mode.

    #3727187
    JCH
    BPL Member

    @pastyj-2-2

    …Looks like it it now called the Transporter Duffel 40

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