Incase Eo Travel Backpack Review
This versatile travel backpack is the ideal size for laptops and tablets, keeping you organized while stowing away your items. Plus, its dedicated laptop compartment unzips completely to lay flat for quick TSA screenings at the airport.
Its spacious main compartment expands by more than 35 percent, giving you plenty of room to add or take away items for longer trips. Multiple stowable pockets keep cables and chargers organized while side compression straps help stabilize and secure contents.
The tech pocket provides a secure home for cables and cords, while the slip pocket shields your iPad from external elements. Lined with RFID-blocking material to safeguard sensitive information, this pocket keeps cables tidy.
This pack is ideal for creatives who need to carry a lot of gear on their back but still stay mobile. It boasts a robust, water-resistant exterior and offers an exclusive laptop compartment that fits up to 17-inch laptops.
On the exterior of the bag, there are several small pockets such as a padded sleeve for phones and interior slip pockets to organize cords. Furthermore, it features an ergonomic side handle for convenient carrying.
However, it may not be the most comfortable backpack to wear if you plan on carrying it around for extended periods of time, since there aren’t any load lifters or other features to evenly distribute weight. The shoulder straps are nicely padded and offer good support, though they’re a bit stiff as well.
The sternum strap on this pack isn’t as well-padded as some others, but it does have some flex so it doesn’t cut into your shoulders. Additionally, the air mesh padding underneath the straps isn’t as thick or dense as on other packs, though it still offers good breathability.
This backpack can easily hold up to three days’ worth of clothes, making it the ideal choice for short trips or day trips when extra storage space isn’t a must. The main compartment opens via zipper to reveal an open front pouch which is slightly smaller in size.
This pack offers a dedicated tech pocket that lays flat for TSA screening, fits up to a 17-inch laptop and has multiple pockets. Access it through the back panel zipper, lined with microfleece for additional protection. Directly opposite this pocket are chargers and other accessories; however, I wish there were more zipper closures and compartments there too so you could better utilize that space.
It’s made to last, too. Constructed from recycled polyester with a polyurethane coating that prevents damage and weathering, and featuring Ortholite Impressions memory foam in the shoulder straps and back panels for cushioning and comfort, its nylon lining also serves as antibacterial protection, inhibiting bacteria growth.
Incase’s new ARC line of travel bags, including the EO, Commuter and Daypack, is designed with eco-friendly materials and an emphasis on sustainability. All products are constructed using recycled or bluesign-approved fabrics as well as PFC-free DWR coatings to reduce harmful perfluorocarbons during production.