The Best Carry-On Backpacks of 2024

By: JEREMY SCOTT FOSTER | Pulished on 2024-01-29

3. Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack: Best Carry-On Backpack for Women

The Best Carry-On Backpacks of 2024-Trip Advise

For women looking for a comfortable and stylish carry-on travel backpack, the Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack is hard to beat. This sturdy little bag will stand up to even the roughest treatment, and the interior is meticulously organized, making it easy to pack.


TPU-coated 1000 Denier Polyester is certainly nothing to sneer at. It will hold up to drips, drops, and drags with ease and, when the clouds come out, there’s a cover for the rain. While all this protection does add to the overall weight, you’ve got a practically bombproof bag.


Plus all the organization is top-notch. Once inside the suitcase-style zippered bag, you’ll find a main zippered mesh compartment for your larger items (clothes), as well as several smaller zippered mesh pockets on the opposite side for all your additional gear. (All external zippers feature security loops to hinder anyone who might try to open your bag and slip out any valuables.)

Notice all the zippers? If you’re in a hurry or simply don’t like zipper-ing constantly, then this can be a hindrance. The intuitive organization, however, overshadows this handicap as there seems to be a custom spot for just about every piece of gear, including your laptop.


All in all, the Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack is a wonderfully stylish pack that can hold up to city or outdoor travel without breaking a sweat. Check out my full Cotopaxi Allpa review here.


  • Heavy-duty TPU coated polyester
  • Theft-proof webbing across all openings
  • Very durable
  • Wonderfully organized—practically packs itself


  • Heavy for its size
  • Hip belt seems to be an afterthought and is minimally useful

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