Everyday Carry

Aer Travel 2022 X-Pac

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Mikey Bautista
Aer Travel 2022 X-Pac

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It’s been almost two years of setbacks and there are still fights ahead of us, but we can all agree that travel is high on our list of things to do when things somehow get back to normal. And while most of us aren’t taking to the roads and the skies just yet, it can’t hurt to prepare with some awesome new travel essentials. Their latest products to join their X-Pac stable are the latest versions of their Travel Sling and Dopp Kit, giving everyone the option to add the high-performance material to their travel ensemble.

If you’re unfamiliar with X-Pac, it’s a a highly durable and waterproof layered laminate material designed to withstand the harshest conditions built by Dimension-Polyant, a company that builds racing sailcloths by trade and figured they’d make an excellent product fabric as well. It’s made an appearance on a number of Aer bags over the years, but now the company is aiming to make it as accessible as possible to regular consumers as a premium option for all their bags moving forward—no limited edition drops, raffles, or extra hoops to jump through to be able to own your favorite model in X-Pac.

The latest duo to get the X-Pac treatment are the Travel Sling 2 and Dopp Kit 2. The Travel Sling 2 is sized right for the times when you aren't trying to one-bag it abroad. It has 12 liters of capacity for your essentials, and comes with a well-considered design that helps you use that space wisely. It starts with the padded laptop sleeve with a soft lining that cushions up to a 16" laptop or tablet computer.

The main compartment also features lots of internal organization spaces including mesh and zip pockets that allow you to keep smaller gear, accessories, and tech items from flopping around the bag as you move from place to place. And for your quick access needs, there's a small dedicated pocket on the exterior of the bag that can keep your travel documents, payment cards, and other critical items ready within reach at a moment's notice.

The Dopp Kit 2 is Aer’s take on the classic travel accessory, with 2.6L of space across two compartments to store your hygiene essentials. One compartment has slots for your toothbrush and other lengthwise implements paired with a stretchy mesh pocket, while the other has elastic webbing to hold your liquids and other preparations. Rounding out the Kit is an external zip pocket for quick access, a vertical slot for holding your toothbrush upright, and a handy grab-and-go handle for toting the Dopp Kit as a whole.

Wherever your travels take you, both packs are built to last thanks to the use of robust X-Pac and Aer’s usual quality combination of hi-vis interiors, YKK zippers, and Duraflex hardware for a comprehensive and robust construction inside and out. Check them out at the links below.

Check Out the Travel Sling 2 X-Pac

Check Out the Dopp Kit 2 X-Pac

Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations


About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

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