Calpak Luggage Review: Sets, Duffels And Backpacks

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Looking for luggage options and want to know more about Calpak?

Calpak, also known as California Pak, is a luggage brand that covers most types of luggage pieces including luggage sets, messenger bags, duffel bags, backpacks and offers other travel accessories.

I decided to write Calpak luggage reviews to give you more information about your different options so that you can choose and buy the best calpak luggage, whether it’s from the Davis, Champ or Night Vision collection.

If you’re too busy to read this entire post, then here’s my top 7 Calpak luggage pieces:

Calpak Winton 20-Inch Hardside Expandable Upright Carry-On

CalPak Torrino II 20 inch Expandable Carry-on

CalPak Davis 3pc Expandable Luggage Set

CalPak Champ 21-inch Carry-On Rolling Upright Duffel Bag

CalPak Silver Lake Solid 22-inch Carry-on Duffel Bag

CalPak Night Vision 18-inch Rolling Multi-Compartment Backpack


Calpak Luggage Review 2017


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Calpak Review – Carry-On Luggage

Calpak Winton 20-Inch Hardside Expandable Upright Carry-On

If you’re shopping around for a carry-on and only need one luggage piece, I’d recommend the Calpak Winton 20-inch hardside expandable carry-on.

It’s a great luggage piece, stylish, sturdy and compact enough to carry on your next flight.

I like that it’s easy to manoeuvre, due to the 8 spinner luggage wheels- you can rotate the luggage 360 degrees using the push-button telescopic handle. The top handle is cushioned, making it comfortable for you to carry your luggage.

The Calpak Winton is made of ABS and is expandable by up to 2 inches, which is great if you’ve accumulated extra belongings while traveling.

The size of the luggage is great, at 19 inches high and 14.5 inches wide and it has two packing compartments. The compartments are divided using a dual tie-belt, and there are also two zippered pockets to store your accessories. To keep your items safe and secure, there are criss-cross elastic tie-down straps.

For security, there’s a mounted TSA-approved combination lock.

The Calpak Winton comes in a variety of different colors.

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Calpak Torrino Luggage Reviews


CalPak Torrino II 20 inch Expandable Carry-on

The Calpak Torrino collection is one of the more popular Calpak collections, so I decided to research the Torrino range and find the best option for you.

The Torrino carry-on luggage is a great size, measuring 20 inches in height, 15 inches wide and 9 inches deep. It can expand by an extra 2 inches, for when you need to cram in those souvenirs you collected on your travels!

The luggage is made of strong ABS material, and it has 4 spinner wheels. While the other Calpak luggage I’ve reviewed has 8 spinner wheels, the Torrino can still rotate 360 degrees like the other luggage can.

You can easily move the luggage around using the retractable, self-locking telescopic handle.

Inside the luggage, there’s a large main compartment for the bulk of your belongings. There are two separate compartments, and to keep your belongings from being thrown around, there’s a dual-tie belt.

For security, there’s a combination lock on the side of the luggage.

The Calpak Torrino comes in blue, pink or purple.

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Calpak Review – Luggage Set


CalPak Davis 3pc Expandable Luggage Set

If you’re traveling as a family, then the CalPak Davis three-piece expandable luggage set is a great choice. The set is made up of a 19-inch carry on piece, a 23-inch luggage piece and a 27-inch luggage piece.

I like that the luggage set is made of lightweight ABS, and many people prefer this type of luggage nowadays. It’s so lightweight and easy to move around, especially because it uses 8 spinner wheels! This allows you to rotate the luggage 360 degrees.

The luggage collection looks sturdy and stylish, and can expand by an extra 2 inches if you need to squeeze in those souvenirs that you bought!

Each piece has a TSA-approved combination lock and a push-button telescopic handle that’s also cushioned for extra comfort. It’s so easy wheeling your luggage around the airport while you’re also keeping an eye on your kids!

The inside of each luggage piece has a zippered mesh pocket for small items that you want easy access to (such as a phone charger, other electronics or even your toiletries bag). There’s also a divider belt that allows you to separate the interior into two compartments.

If you’re someone who likes luggage in vibrant colors, you’ll be happy to know the CalPak Davis set comes in a choice of colors. These include purple, light pink, light blue, ivory, red, blue and black.

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Calpak Review – Duffel Bags


CalPak Champ 21-inch Carry On Rolling Upright Duffel Bag

I love using duffel bags if I’m traveling somewhere for a weekend and don’t need a large luggage piece. They’re very portable and easy to store in the overhead luggage compartment on a plane.

I’ve chosen to review the CalPak Champ carry-on duffel bag- it’s a handy and large enough duffel bag that’s easy to manoeuvre.

It’s made of polyester and is easy to keep clean.

The bag is 11 inches high and 21 inches wide, and has inline skate ball-bearing wheels.

The main compartment is large and spacious and has a fabric lining. The duffel bag has multiple front and side pockets with easy access.

There’s a detachable shoulder strap if you prefer to carry your bag on your shoulders. Otherwise you can wheel the bag using the self-locking retractable handle.

The Champ duffel comes in a range of colors such as olive, plaid, pink, black and navy blue.

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CalPak Silver Lake Solid 22-inch Carry-on Duffel Bag

The CalPak Silver Lake is another carry-on duffel bag however it has a different design to the Champ duffel bag.

It’s slightly larger than the Champ duffel, at 22-inches wide. The Silver Lake is made of polyester with a fabric lined interior.

There’s a top handle and a shoulder strap. The strap has a shoulder drop of 25 inches and is 54 inches long. You can remove the strap if you don’t like using it. The handle has a drop of 6 inches and is 24 inches long.

The CalPak Silver Lake has 5 front and side pockets, making it easy to store small items that you need access to easily, such as toiletries, electrical devices or phone chargers.

It comes in a range of colors including black, navy, plaid and pink.

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Calpak Review – Backpack

CalPak Night Vision 18-inch Rolling Multi-compartment Backpack

I’ve chosen to review the Calpak Night Vision rolling backpack because it’s a popular choice and easy to use. There’s plenty of space for you to store your items and mobility is easy.

While this is a rolling backpack, it can be converted into a standard backpack simply by using the padded wheel covers. You can cover up the inline skate, ball-bearing wheels to make it comfortable for you to carry the bag on your bag.

I really like the design of this backpack. It has a top handle and padded straps to make it easy to move the backpack or wear it on your back. There’s a push-button, retractable handle.

If you travel with a laptop like I do, you’ll be happy to know that the backpack has a padded interior pocket for your 15-inch laptop. There are also pockets on the outside- a front accessory pocket and zippered pockets on the sides.

There are 6 colors you can choose from when buying your Night Vision rolling backpack: navy, olive, deep red, black and dark ash.

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My Calpak Luggage Review post should give you a better idea of the best Calpak luggage piece for your travel needs.

It’s important to look at the different options, and then think about what’s important to you in a luggage piece. For families, it’s a more economical option to buy a luggage set- it’s better value for money than buying individual pieces. You might find that on some trips, you won’t need all three pieces.

If you’re a digital nomad and need to pack your laptop, then think about luggage with separate laptop storage such as the Calpak Night Vision Backpack.


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