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The Redwing 40 has loops at the front for hanging things off of, and mesh pockets for holding anything that may need to dry out. It has large pockets on both sides for water bottles, and a compartment at the front with lots of internal pockets for organizing. See More
There are no internal straps in the main apartment to keep clothes from moving around. And due to the fact the top of the pack zips away, you are left with the main compartment having 3 walls instead of 4 when unzipped. Combined, it's hard to keep your clothes and other belongings where you want them if not using bags or packing cubes. See More
The J38 is a versatile pack, but not specifically designed for travel. It has some features you may not have a use for (such a pole loops) and is lacking in features you may find helpful (like a laptop sleeve). The shape is not ideal for storage (under seats, or in the overhead). See More
Not a great option if you're looking for a pack you can wear while exploring the city. There is no hip belt or hip strap, so all the weight of the pack will be on your shoulders. The shoulder strap padding is fairly minimal, causing them to dig in. See More