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The Patagonia Headway MLC 45L Bag is one part suitcase, one part backpack for all your carry-on travel needs. Yeah, it's that awesome. Soft sides make it lightweight, while 940D Cordura® Ballistic nylon fabric gives it plenty of durability. Coated in a durable water repellent finish, this bag will shed a light rain as you jog to your rental car. The zipper allows the main compartment to open like a book, where you're treated with two separate compartments so you can pack easy and properly organize your socks from your underwear. Whether you use the roll, stuff, or fold method, you should be able to get between 3 and 5 days worth of clothing in there. Or maybe you just want to stick your 17" laptop inside, that's cool too, it's padded. The exterior zip organizes small items such as phone, passport, pens and reading materials. Throw the bag on your back, the strap over your shoulder or grab it like a briefcase and you'll be on or off the plane in no time.
FEATURES of the Patagonia Headway MLC 45L Bag
Superdurable Cordura nylon for puncture- and abrasion-resistance
Main zippered compartment opens like a book and features two separate compartments for easy packing, access and organization
Second zippered compartment holds shoes
Two small zippered pockets organize essentials; third pocket with key clip provides easy access to tickets and passports; fourth pocket sits flat for documents and magazines
Three carrying options: Backpack-style with ergonomic shoulder straps that tuck neatly into a zippered compartment; shoulder-bag style with comfortable shoulder strap; briefcase-style with two carry handles
Rear sleeve allows you to slip the tote on and off rolling luggage handles
Durable Water Repellant
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating that is applied to fabrics which makes them water-resistant, or hydrophobic. A DWR finish doesn't interfere with breathability, which makes it perfect for adverse conditions in the backcountry.
Rated 5 out of
Great bag!I recently bought this bag to take on a European adventure (upcoming) and took it on a four day trip to Cali as a test run. I was able to fit several days worth of clothing, toiletries, makeup, two pairs of shoes and a few other things. I used it primarily as a backpack and found the straps comfortable. I'm excited to see how it works for my longer trip to Europe!
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 4 out of
Great for my weekend tripsI do a lot of travel, and was looking for an alternative to roller bags. This bag was pretty much checks all the boxes.
backpack straps are nice
easy to organize clothes
wish it had removable backpack straps
maybe a bit overboard on the organization pockets, i think you could eliminate half the pockets and it would still be just as functional
What are the differences between the Transport MLC and the Headway MLC?
Asked by: Kari
The only difference I can see between these two packs is the material used. The Headway MLC uses a super durable Cordura nylon for puncture- and abrasion-resistance, whereas the Transport MLC uses 100% recycled polyester. Other than that, these two are very similar in size, weight, and structure.