Outdoor Vitals KotaUL Travel Backpack
I was offered this super durable backpack for review, and even though I am not an outdoorsman, or a hiker, I am an avid traveler going back and forth almost monthly now between New York and Florida:
It’s an ultralight, versatile and comfortable pack that is designed to take you from the terminal to the trailhead. This travel backpack features water resistant Spectra ripstop fabric and utilizes a 22 inch frame to transfer the load from the shoulders to the hips for ultimate comfort all day long. Multiple compartments and intelligently designed pockets help keep your belongings organized and safe. (MSRP = $249.95)
Top Five Reasons To Travel With the KotaUL:
1. It’s ultralight. My gear weighs enough without the added weight of the backpack.
2. 22-inch frame allows you to shift weight from shoulders to hips as needed.
3. Removable frame for travel flexibility.
4. Laptop sleeve is raised and padded, so when the backpack touches the ground, your valuable laptop will not.
5. Multiple zippered compartments throughout – this allows you to quickly find what you are looking for without dumping out the contents of your backpack and sorting through everything!
-Size: 45L (37L main compartment)
-Fabric: 210D Nylon with 400D Spectra Ripstop Grid
-Water Resistance: WP Rating 1500 mm HH (not seam taped)
-Padded EVA foam laptop sleeved (raised 4″)
-Removable & adjustable hip belt
This incredible backpack is perfect for the outdoorsman or woman, and also works for my travel needs as I tend to overpack my backpack and travel with it bursting at its seams. This backpack is the cure for that situation that I cannot avoid. Plus, I have just started traveling without checking luggage. It seems like every airline is looking for at least $50 extra to check luggage, and for my last two trips, I checked none. It is an incredibly freeing feeling to walk off the plane straight to a car or a bus that will take me to my next destination, no long wait at baggage claim, no worries that my blood pressure medication was flown to another airport, and no more worries that my underwear will remain unclaimed. Now I travel with all of that! Utilizing all that this luggage offers me is making my travel life much smoother and has allayed many of my fears of having to deal with lost items.
What do you travel with on a normal trip? I have a laptop and all the accouterments that go along with that device. I travel with an iPad, and a smaller backup iPad both with downloaded movies. I’m the guy that ends up in the seat without a working screen at least half of my trips, and I need the movies to distract me from the fact that I am 30,000 feet above the Earth. I am thrifty and travel with enough snacks for two plane trips, and as many nights as I will be away. Whether it is a three-hour trip, or a six-hour trip, I like a selection! Also, has anyone else noticed that the food and snack options on flights shorter than coast to coast are almost non-existent? And then there are my meds. My daily meds, and my “in case of” meds.
We used to travel to Europe twice a year, and I am trained to not have an available pharmacy option on every street corner like in the US. My bag is packed full, and every compartment is organized. And I do not have to use the backpack with the frayed shoulder straps from overuse, and overpacking! Lastly, I am the dad with the nut allergic son who will not travel without all of those related meds available, including a portable nebulizer! I do not know the meaning of packing light, for example, a small sample of what I pack:
Did I mention Europe? We started traveling to Europe when my spouse was in law school, eventually traveling twice a year, and more often than not, traveling to Italy. I’m ready to go back this fall, and the way we travel, my new Outdoor Vitals KotaUL Travel Backpack is a must have item. We love Italy, and we do the same thing there that we do in other European countries, we travel to every smaller city possible! The art, the culture, the food, the architecture – it can change when traveling less than 30 miles! We lose weight when we travel, from Florence to Pisa, to Lucca. Sleeping in La Spezia and backpacking the Cinque Terra. Side note, finding a spouse that travels the way you do is key! Neither of us have any interest in beach vacations, we want to see the world, and eat our way through it! I can’t wait to get back on the road with my new backpack!
For more information, and to buy yours, check out Outdoor Vitals, they have everything for your travel needs! And this backpack comes with your very own inflatable travel pillow in its own small portable bag!
Disclosure: I received this backpack for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.
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