Does the larger compartment meet carry-on...
Does the larger compartment meet carry-on requirements?
Being upwards of 5000 cubic inches, this pack is a monster and is equipped to carry everything you need for an extended expedition. As such, it's pretty darn big once you've filled it. I have a 3000 cu-in pack that baaaaarely meets carry-on requirements when it's full, and only on most airlines (United is getting more and more picky these days). If you need to use this as a carry-on, just don't pack it to capacity and then cinch every single strap on this thing down until it fits where you need it to go.
No go on that Val. But a great pack!