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Lug around a laptop and a weekend’s worth of clothes inside the Patagonia MLC Carry-On Bag, which functions as a backpack, shoulder bag, and a briefcase. Whether it’s stuffed for business or pleasure, Patagonia designed this versatile bag to stay within carry-on-luggage size restrictions. As you cruise along moving sidewalks, sling the MLC over your shoulder or carry it by the handles as you try to get to your gate on time.

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Fit Everything!

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Bought this for a business trip and I didn't want to check my baggage. I packed more than I needed and barely got it on the plane, I found out it will meet carry on baggage requirements but not if you stuff it to the brim like I did. There are so many different compartments and stow pockets, it has a space for everything. The stow away backpack traps are great and easy to use on the fly, I also got some jealous looks when I broke them out. Using the laptop "pouch" caused the bag to bulge where the laptop is, probably because I was over stuffed though. My computer still made it with no problems because of the padded laptop storage, I'm almost sure of that. Quality is everything I expected and more.

Surpassed expectations

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just returned from my first trip with this bag. Quality construction, great design, really does old more than you'd think. No problems getting it under the airplane seat although it does stick out a little. I'd definitely recommend this bag.

The ultimate carry on travel bag

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I love this bag so much. It is perfect as a carry on or weekend getaway bag. It has a ridiculous amount of little pockets for all my little gadgets. My iPhone and iPad fit seamlessly inside. The main compartment will fit roughly 3-5 sets of clothes depending on what you are packing. Love the hidden backpack straps. The quality of this bag is top of the line and it just screams lets go places. Great addition to the gear Arsenal and I can't wait to see what adventures are ahead!

Absolutely Incredible!

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Bag was large enough to fit enough clothes for me to travel around the world, from hiking glaciers in Iceland to running a 10K in South Africa to chilling on the beaches in SE Asia, as well as fitting an REI 18L day pack stuffed inside (for when I wanted something smaller out and about), all while never having to check a bag. The multiple pockets were great and allowed me to segregate items appropriately and the large opening meant you didn't have to unpack everything to get something out like in a traditional backpack. Durability seems great too. Only been on this one trip, but the trip was pretty epic and the bag shows no signs of wear at all. Couldn't recommend the bag more

Excellent Travel Bag

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

This bag is very well designed for leisure travel and light adventure purposes. I won't cover all the features in this review, but the highlights are how easy this bag is to pack, and how easy it is to get to your stuff once it's packed. I really like the mesh zipper system in the main compartment, it makes it easy to see what you are looking for, and it keeps everything organized and secure when you open and close the main compartment. There are endless pockets and compartments on this bag for everything you carry on a normal trip or vacation. I just used this bag for a fly fishing/road trip through Alaska, Yukon and BC, Canada. It held everything I needed, including my waders, wading jacket, and wading boots for a 5 day trip. For me, the best feature on this bag is the hide-away backpack straps. This made getting from place to place with this bag so much easier, especially during times I was navigating through city streets. The backpack straps pack away cleanly when using it as a carry on or packing it away in the car.

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Would it be manageable to carry two of these at once through an airport in some combination of over-the-shoulder and backpack mode, perhaps connecting them? I'll be traveling internationally with two small children, and hoping to go carry-on only (one for me, one for them to share), and will need my hands free to hold kid hands. I'm wondering if perhaps one shoulder strap could be used for two bags, or I'm open to any other creative method.