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Tom Bihn The Hero’s Journey

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One of the keys to traveling well is being adaptable. The Hero's Journey from Tom Bihn boasts adaptability in spades. Two bags in one, this nifty design features a main bag which is suitable for carry-on use, plus a smaller Top Pack which qualifies as a personal carry-on item. Zip them together at your destination to create a backpack that's great for outdoor roaming or general backpacking trips. Alternatively keep them separate and use the Top Pack as a day bag while the rest of your gear stays in the main bag at your accommodation. The main bag can be carried as a backpack or duffel, while the Top Pack can alternate between daypack, waist bag and shoulder bag mode.

the good
  • Modular design that adapts to a range of travel needs
  • Multiple carry options for both parts of the bag
the not so good
  • Expensive
  • Time-consuming to change between Travel Mode and Hike Mode


As much as we’d love to, we're just not able review every piece of carry in the world. But rest assured, we've done the research (so you don't have to) to make sure this piece is awesome. For us, it ticks all the boxes of what makes great carry and we're stoked to recommend it.

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Main Bag Dimensions:
22" x 14" x 9" / 555 x 355 x 230 mm
Main Bag Weight:
3 lb 1 oz / 1390 grams
Main Bag Volume:
2700 cubic in / 45 liters
Top Pack (Pocket or Daypack Mode) Dimensions:
14" x 9" x 5.5" / 355 x 230 x 140 mm
Top Pack (Pocket or Daypack Mode) Weight:
1 lb 0 oz / 445 grams
Top Pack (Pocket or Daypack Mode) Volume:
600 cubic in / 10 liters
Top Pack (Shoulder Bag Mode) Dimensions:
14" x 9" x 7.5" / 355 x 230 x 190 mm
Top Pack (Shoulder Bag Mode) Weight:
1 lb 0 oz / 445 grams
Top Pack (Shoulder Bag Mode) Volume:
900 cubic in / 15 liters
Ultralight 400d Halcyon/420d nylon ripstop fabric exterior
Tough Duraflex® and Nexus Buckles
Main Compartment Zippers:
#10 YKK AquaGuard Coil Zippers with lockable sliders
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