What’s the deal? Airbac travel review.

This is a completely new frontier for us here at Captain and Clark.  We’ve never really done product reviews before.  It never actually crossed our minds to do product reviews until Airbac approached us with their sweet backpack.

Being a video-based website, we decided that the best way to review a product would be through video.  This gives us a chance to use our blue screen as well as show you exactly how the product works.  We’re visual people, so we hope the videos are just as helpful to you as they would be to us.

First product up to bat?  The Airbac.

We’ve been using the Airbac for over two months now.  We took it on our road trip around the east coast, hiked with it across the Appalachians, it came with us to TBEX, and even made the trip to Puerto Rico.  It’s been all across the nation and we’ve got to say, we’re big fans.


Not only is the Airbac extremely comfortable, but it’s spacious and makes a great carry-on. Let’s get down to the brass tacks.

Our faves.

– The Airbac is extremely comfortable and provides ample support.  It truly does take a lot pressure off of ones back.

– The Airbac is durable and can handle normal wear and tear.

– The separate Airbac compartments allows for the perfect storage of laptops and other tablets.

What we could live without.

– If there’s anything that we would nitpick about, it would be the color of our Airbac backpack.  It’s not a pattern that we would probably choose ourselves, but hey, it definitely won’t get lost in the crowd.

Overall, we’re big fans of the Airbac backpack.  It should be a huge testament that Chris hasn’t gone anywhere without it for the past two months.

Want your very own Airbac backpack?  Check out the different types and sizes at www.Airbac.com.


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  1. D.J. - The World of Deej
    July 19, 2012 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Not sure that I’ll ever have a need to travel with a backpack, but this is definitely the one I’d use if I did:)

  2. Leah Travels
    July 19, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I have a confession. I travel with a backpack. BUT, don’t ever call me a backpacker. That would insult backpackers around the globe. I like that I can cram all my junk in it for the plane. This one looks cool, but might not be big enough to fit all that I carry on. And I’m with you about the pattern…not so much.

  3. the lazy travelers
    July 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    as long as you don’t wear it on the nyc subway during rush hour and slam it into unsuspecting commuters as you turn to talk to each other, then we can be friends.

  4. The World Wanderer
    July 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Love the idea of the extra support on the lower back and the convenient place for a laptop. (Agree with you on the color though!)

  5. lola
    July 22, 2012 at 7:13 am - Reply

    yep. no backpacker here. BUT if that bad boy comes in hotpink i could be a convert! 🙂 love how you got all geeked out explaining all the details for us!

    • StepMonster
      July 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm - Reply

      They do have one in “Pink Magma” (which sounds hot, anyhow), plus a whole bunch of groovalicious patterns both colorful and monochrome. http://airbac.com/school.html

  6. Will Peach
    July 22, 2012 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Nice post, I’m always on the lookout for good gear to travel with.

  7. @mrsoaroundworld
    July 22, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Not one for me, I am afraid 🙂 I don’t own one nor am I planning to, but love the video review – you guys are very cool! I was wondering if Lola would consider one if it was pink?

  8. Craig Zabransky
    July 22, 2012 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Part of me wonders if they will make a fashion adjustment based on your recommendation… But I tend to think decisions do come down to price… Do they price well in the market?
    stay adventurous, Craig

  9. Nikki Wynn
    July 23, 2012 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Ahhh! I love the cat in the backpack! Do you think TSA would pick up on it during the scan?

  10. Pola (@jettingaround)
    July 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    There’s nothing like the right gear, it makes life so much easier! I have one backpack that serves me well on weekends and the best purchase I made is my camera bag. Looking fwd to more reviews!

  11. StepMonster
    July 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Great design idea. I didn’t like having my laptop jabbing me in the lower back all over Italy this summer. I checked the Airbac website, and they don’t have a leather version, nor do they have one on the near horizon. I gave them my suggestion, and when they have it, I’ll nab one for bike commuting and travel. Thanks for the useful review!

  12. Rob
    July 25, 2012 at 10:48 am - Reply

    I bought one of these bags. The air bladder was busted when I got it. I thought I would go without it since it seemed kind of like a gimmick anyway. First problem – my laptop didn’t fit into their “laptop” bag. Ok, no prob…I can use it for other stuff. Well the zipper busted. You said this is durable? How long did you use it? I contact AirBac’s number – an 845 number to some guy named Joe. He promised me a new backpack and I never heard back. I contacted him again and you know what he said? “Deal with it”. They have a new website now…you can’t call anyone at customer service…you cannot contact anyone. Garbage from China.

    • Captain & Clark
      July 25, 2012 at 10:58 am - Reply

      That’s pretty unfortunate. We’ve only had ours for 3 months but haven’t experienced any of those problems. Our Macbook Pro fits perfectly in the laptop bag. We’re not associated with Airbac, only doing a review of our experiences with it so far. Thanks for your response though, we want to know all aspects of the product that we’re reviewing.

  13. Stan L
    May 8, 2015 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Bought a larger one to go along with my laptop bag. I love the laptop bag (I use it to cart my tablet computer and peripherals to classes I teach and home) as it is lightweight and I can pack most everything into it and not have to dig around as there are plenty of pockets inside and out.
    I bought the second one to take with me on a China trip for some of my camera equipment and computer. I just got that bag today and it looks perfect for my needs. I’ll come back in after my trip with an update. I’ll post a link to my pictures too.

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