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WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Front
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WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Left
WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Shoe Compartment
WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Bottle Pocket
WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Laptop Side Access
WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Suitcase Opening
WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Front Angled
WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Video Cube
WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Shoulder Strap
WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Top Pocket
WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Water Repellency
WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Back Pocket
WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Sleek Black Front Rolled

The Travel Backpack Compact

Regular price €249.00
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Free shipping to DE from 99€ in 1-3 W/D.
Incl VAT for EU orders.
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A modular, transformable 3-in-1 backpack, made from recycled PET bottles. Converts from Travel Backpack into smaller Day Pack + Cube protecting Camera, Food/Drinks, or Toiletries.

Highlights:

  • The compact version of the Travel Backpack Original: Same features, smaller size
  • Suitcase-style opening for easy access
  • Adjustable volume via expandable roll top + detachable bottom part (“Cube”), 17-28L
  • Weatherproof fabric, made from recycled PET bottles

Includes:

Not included but available separately: Cube Inlay Compact, Mat Strap, and Packing Cubes

Travel Backpack Compact

Organisation:

  • Suitcase-style opening for quick, all-around access to your gear
  • Adjustable volume/size via expandable roll top
  • Padded laptop compartment with side and top access (fits MacbookPro 16")
  • Internal organiser with document sleeve and 4 zippered pockets
  • 2 safe quick-access pockets for phone, wallet, and other valuables
  • 2 zippered outside pockets for bottle/umbrella/snacks
  • Sturdy, detachable bottom compartment ("Cube") with hip belt: Separates wet, dirty, or delicate items from main compartment. Insulating material keeps drinks cold and food hot. Works as protective camera case using the Cube Inlay Original
  • Day Pack: Zippered bottom compartment separates shoes, sports/swim clothes

Special features:

  • Weatherproof fabric made from recycled PET bottles
  • Adjustable fit to your size and height
  • Fits in overhead lockers
  • Padded back and straps for added comfort (removable to transform into lighter Day Pack)
  • Volume: up to 28 L

WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact Features

Travel Backpack Original

The WayksOne Travel Backpack consists of 13 modular parts.

A sturdy zipper runs around the bottom of the Day Pack enabling the Cube to be attached. The Travel Backpack can be transformed into a smaller Day Pack by zipping off the Cube and attaching the Bottom Cover.

Wayks Cube attachment

Remove the Back Panel and replace the Padded Shoulder Straps with the Simple Straps to turn the Day Pack into a lighter version (when only carrying some essentials).

Wayks back panel attachment

To wear the Cube as a standalone bag, remove the Hip Belt and attach the Cube Shoulder Strap. Attach the Waist Belt to the Day Pack to prevent movement during outdoor activities like cycling or skiing.

Wayks Cube hip belt attachment

Travel Backpack Compact

Interested in a larger version with identical features? Take a look at the Travel Backpack Original.

WayksOne Travel Backpack Compact dimensions

Width: 29cm (11.4”)
Depth: 21cm (8.3”)

Height / Volume:

  • Day Pack with rolled top: 48cm (18.9”) / 17L
  • Day Pack with filled top: 63cm (24.8”) / 24L
  • Travel Pack with rolled top: 60cm (23.6”) / 20L
  • Travel Pack with filled top: 74cm (29.1”) / 28L

Cube:

  • Width: Outside 26cm (10.2”), Inside 25cm (9.8”)
  • Depth: Outside 19cm (7.5”), Inside 16cm (6.3”)
  • Height: Outside 18cm (7.1”), Inside 17cm (6.7”)
  • Volume: 5L

Laptop compartment:

  • Height: 39cm (15.3”), Width: 26cm (10.2”)

Weight:

  • Travel Pack: 2.2 kg (4.9 lbs)
  • Day Pack: 1.4 kg (3.1 lbs)
  • Light Day Pack: 0.9 kg (2 lbs)
  • Cube: 0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)

Size Comparison with Travel Backpack Original:
Left: "Original", Right: "Compact".
Leonie is 176 cm in height.

WayksOne Travel Backpack size comparison back
WayksOne Travel Backpack size comparison front

Travel Backpack Original, Compact

The majority of our materials are made from recycled PET bottles. We use a PFC-free, environmentally friendly water-repellency coating on our fabrics. 

The difference between our fabrics is mainly in the look and feel. Our first fabric (Black and Sand variants) has a rather natural, canvas-like look. It feels thinner.

In the Sleek Black variant, the fabric has a smooth look. It feels a little thicker and rubbery.

The Sleek Black is a little easier to clean due to its smooth texture and water rolls off more easily - on the other hand, it is more prone to superficial scratches and dents or cuts, which remain visible in the long term on such smooth fabrics.

As far as protecting the contents of the backpack from moisture is concerned, there is no difference between the two versions, as both fabrics are waterproof. It is always important to remember that after prolonged exposure to heavy rain, moisture can seep through the seams and zips of backpacks. Therefore, we recommend using the Rain & Luggage Cover in such cases.

Main Fabric

  • 100% Polyester (91% recycled, 100% for the Sleek Black version)
  • 600 x 600 Denier
  • PFC-free coating (outside) and PU coating (inside) for waterproofing
  • Sourced from bluesign® System Partner

Lining

  • Day Pack: 100% Polyester (100% recycled), 150 x 150 Denier
  • Cube: 100% Nylon
  • PFC-free coating (outside) and PU coating (inside) for waterproofing
  • Sourced from bluesign® System Partner

Zippers

  • Outside: Durable YKK Natulon® luggage coil zippers (partly recycled)
  • Outside: Weatherproof PU coating on back pockets to protect valuables
  • Inside: YKK Natulon® coil zippers (partly recycled)
  • Cube attachment: Sturdy YKK VISLON® zipper
  • Sourced from bluesign® System Partner
Buckles
  • Recycled plastic (black version), sourced from bluesign® System Partner
  • Durable aluminium hook for roll top closure

Travel Backpack O+C, Day Pack O+C, Travel Bundle, Globetrotter Bundle

2-minute video introducing the WayksOne Travel Backpack Original:

 

7-minute in-depth presentation of the WayksOne Travel Backpack Original by Leonie:

Travel Backpack O+C, Day Pack O+C, Travel Bundle, Globetrotter Bundle

Does the sand colour get dirty easily?
No, it does not stain easily, however, dark stains are more visible than on the black version. Good to clean. Fine for everyday use. Attach rain cover when exposed to heavy rain, dirt, oil or dust. (read more)

How should I clean the WayksOne?
We recommend hand wash only. If necessary use gentle soap and brush. Dry well. (read more)

How do the modular attachment and adjustment mechanisms work?
Check out our instructional videos or download our manual. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if anything is unclear – we want you to get the most out of your WayksOne and are always happy to help.

See our HELP section for the full list of frequently asked questions and more detailed answers.

DHL Express shipping available (Learn more).

SHIPPING FEES for DHL Premium:

  • DE: Free for orders from 99€. 4€ for orders below 99€.
  • EU, UK*: Free for orders from 199€. 9€ for orders below 199€. For UK, 179€ minimum order value applies.
  • CH: Free for orders from 199€. 19€ for orders below 199€.*
  • NO: Free. 319€ minimum order value applies.*
  • US, CA: 9€ for orders from 199€. 29€ for orders below 199€.*
  • AU, CN, HK, IN, ID, IL, MY, NZ, SG, SA, KR, SL, RU, TW, TH, TU, UA: 39€. 99€ minimum order value applies
  • Rest of world: 59€*

*If your country is outside the EU (e.g. the UK), please keep in mind that depending on the laws in your country you might be charged local VAT and other customs charges by a third party on top of the price for importing your parcel.


DELIVERY TIMES for DHL Premium:

The following are our standard delivery times. You can check here (for DHL Premium) if your country is affected by any temporary delays.

  • DE: 1-3 work days
  • AT, NL, LU, IT, CH: 2-3 work days
  • FR, BE, DK, SE: 2-4 work days
  • FI: 4-6 work days
  • ES: 4-5 work days
  • Other EU, NO: 2-10 work days
  • UK: 4-8 work days
  • US, CA: 6-17 work days
  • Rest of world: 6-23 work days

For DHL Express check here.

 


RETURNS / WARRANTY:

  • Right of withdrawal within 14 days after delivery according to German law (read our information on right of withdrawal)
  • The statutory warranty rights of Germany (“Gewährleistung”) apply.

Customer Reviews

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Vijverhuisje
Highly recommended

We really enjoyed our SA and Thailand trip with our Wayks bags.
We found the different storage areas very convenient , it was a pleasure to repack every 3 days.
The compression bags are really a must, in combination with these from travel monkey, you can organize the bags perfectly.
Next to handy they are also super beautiful ....

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Aleksandr T.
A Satisfying Travel Companion

The WAYKS backpack has become an indispensable companion for my wife and me during our travels. Its well-designed pockets offer excellent organization, striking the perfect balance between spaciousness and practicality. The backpack's optimal size makes it versatile for different trips, and its swift delivery only added to our satisfaction with the purchase.
Gifting this backpack to my wife for New Year's was a joy, and her positive experience with its style and functionality reinforces our recommendation for fellow travelers. The WAYKS backpack is a reliable and efficient choice for those seeking comfort in a compact design.
Thank you, Leonie & Fabian! :-)

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Hanna C.
Best Friends

Verarbeitetung ist top. Auch mag ich die helle Farbe. Die Stabilität + Tragegefühl der Rucksäcke ist auch sehr gut, wenn sie schwer gefüllt sind.

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Asa L.C.
Asa

A very versatile combo of bags for longer and shorter trips. Really comfortable and the materials used are wonderful!

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Rain R.
By far the sweetest bag I've ever owned

What can I say? It's comfortable, stylish, functional. I've also gotten many compliments on it.

Overall a great bag :)

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Jascha B.
Good intentions but not suited for long term travel

Pros: good materials
Intelligent Hidden pockets,
Good packing cubes

Cons:
Here is the problem: it's really not comfortable to wear the backpack fully loaded for a longer time.
The detachable bag at the bottom is a nice idea but it makes the backpack really uncomfortable to wear because the backpack is not in one piece and therefore lacks stability. It gave me a lot of backpain when I had to carry it for several hours for the first time. Now I am seriously considering buying a trolly for my backpack.
The backpack is very minimal and you can't really extend it much. If it is full it is quite hard to close the zipper
The hip strap is attached to the detachable part. So if I want to only use the upper part I don't have a hip strap.
The hip strap doesn't have any cushioning in the front which makes the backpack even less comfortable to wear. Overall I would say its a nice idea and if you have a lot of camera gear and want to use the cube for that its an OK choice.
But if you are looking for a long-term travel backpack that's adapting to your needs and is also comfortable to carry around do look further.

Hello Jascha,

Thanks a lot for your purchase and your feedback. We are glad that you like the materials, pockets, and packing cubes, but sorry to hear that the backpack is not comfortable enough for you. 
Hopefully, the following information can help to improve your experience and make it as comfortable for you as for most of our customers.

I first wanted to double check if you noticed all adjustment options described on pages 8-15 of our manual (https://wayks.com/pages/manual) to ensure the best possible fit to your body.
The rigidity of the Cube should usually help to transfer weight from the shoulders/back to the hips quite effectively. It is critical to pull the hip belt quite tight for this. 

If you want to use the belt on the Day Pack, so when the Cube is not attached, you can detach the waist belt (the straps) from the hip belt padding and attach them to the loops on the Day Pack. It is also possible to keep the hip belt padding attached and hook it into the loops on the Day Pack, however, this may only work well for you if your torso is quite short. It is not designed for that but we know that some customers are using the padded hip belt on the Day Pack and it is working well for them, so it may be worth a try.

If besides the roll top, further capacity/extendability is required for your needs, you could attach your Day Pack Mini to the Travel Backpack with our Mat Strap to gain another 12L.

I hope the above is helpful to enjoy your Travel Backpack more and have lots of fantastic trips with it.
If any follow up questions come up please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,
Fabian

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Theresa H.
Great backpacks

Came along Wayks in 2020 via kickstarter. Back then I ordered the „sling bag Combo“, which accompanied me almost every day since then. That is why I finally (after thinking it over, measuring my laptop and looking at my frustratingly too big collection of backpacks) decided to purchase the „Travel Bundle Original“ at a special offer. It is pricey, but the sling back combo persuaded me in quality, modularity and flexibility. Beside that it also looks great.

First the travel backpack felt a bit stiff for my daily use and heavier than expected. But then I removed the padded backpart and attached the smaller straps. Now it’s perfect for going to the office with my laptop, food and more in it or for example for doing the weekend grocery shopping. I love how sleek it looks and that I can open it completely like a suitcase.
It also took me a while to discover and use the special pockets etc. though I watched the videos before.

The only thing, I am not used to yet: the backpack does not stand stable on its own. And when it is leaned to a wall or table leg it often falls to the front or slides away.
But this is only a small thing.

I recommend this backpack to people who regularly use backpacks and don’t want several for different things, but one for all (city, work, freetime, outdoors, traveling). I think it is worth its money. Also: you support a small business which focuses on sustainability and fair production.
I am still happy every time I put it on my shoulders.

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Rebecca F.
Wayks travel bundle original

The travel bundle looks good and is very handy. It is also easy to use and durable. I appreciate its spaciousness, versatility and that it can be overpacked. It has multiple functions, which is great. I have used it when travelling, shopping and carrying sport gears, for example. However, it is from the heavier end, particularly with the cube, so I would not recommend it for those who wish for a lightweight backpack for long hikes.

All in all, the bundle forms a great multipurpose backpack. I also appreciate that it is ecological and that the production team thinks about the workers and the environment. Thanks Wayks for the great backpack!

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Holger
Unfassbar viele Möglichkeiten

Mit dem unglaublich durchdachten Rucksack-Set hatten wir immer den richtigen dabei! Mal in klein, mal den großen, mal das komplette Set in einem! Super empfehlenswerter Rucksack!

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Alba

I was searching for the perfect bag for a long time, and then I found Wayks. I was a little nervous as it was an online purchase and I like seeing the products I buy before getting them but I couldn’t be happier. I went for the globetrotter bundle as I’m planning to travel around a lot next year and was actually looking for a couple of different sized bags. I’m a photographer and travelling with equipment is always challenging. I am so so so excited to start travelling with my Wayks bundle, it is everything I wanted and more!

About WAYKS
Hi, we are Leonie & Fabian

We are the sister-brother-duo behind WAYKS. We develop versatile, trans-seasonal and responsibly-made premium gear for your travels and everyday life. Whenever you contact WAYKS, you speak directly to us.

Responsibly-Made

Audited Manufacturer

Our products are made by VAUDE Viet Nam. The German factory owner and his team look back on decades of experience producing high-performance mountaineering equipment. Regular audits by the Fair Wear Foundation and bluesign® help to continuously improve social and environmental manufacturing standards.

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Recycled Materials

The components of our bags are mostly sourced from bluesign® System Partners and predominantly made from recycled materials, which significantly decreases their oil and water consumption as well as their CO2 emissions.

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PFC-free Coatings

PFCs are chemicals used in coatings to make fabrics water repellent. They are harmful to both the environment and people. Despite the availability of well-performing alternatives, many outdoor businesses continue to use them. At WAYKS, we do not source any materials with PFC finishes.

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What Our Customers Say

Ich habe mich sehr gut über euer Produkt informiert und bin trotzdem von vielen Details überrascht. Ich kann nicht glauben, wie viel Liebe zum Detail in diesem Rucksack steckt! Ich möchte meinen größten Respekt für so ein durchdachtes Produkt zeigen. Ich studiere Kommunikationsdesign und weiß wie viel Arbeit in den manchmal unscheinbarsten Dingen steckt, die sich jemand überlegt und die dann einfach intuitiv für möglichst viele Leute funktionieren sollen. Deshalb bin ich umso beeindruckter von dem, was ihr mit dem Wayks One geschaffen habt.

Hanna from Würzburg, Germany, about her WayksOne

(translated) My Wayks arrived today already and I'm totally in love!

Regardless of the fact that you brought a wonderful, sustainable and so incredibly well thought-out product into the world, I would also like to thank you very much for the great customer service!

You're doing a fantastic job and I wish you all the best for the future :)

Keep it up!!

A very happy customer :)

Ella from Munich, Germany, about her WayksOne

Ach, echt schön, ihr habt so ein tolles nachhaltiges Produkt entwickelt und seid auch noch so nett ... Da fühlt man sich rundum glücklich mit seinem Kauf. :) Hatte mir so viele Rucksäcke vorher angeschaut und bin froh, mich für euren entschieden zu haben.

Julia from Hamburg, Germany, about her WayksOne

(translated) I wanted to tell you how amazing I find the design, functionality and ability of the backpack on the one hand, and of course how cool it is to get an insight into your production, the products you use for manufacturing and your employees . I've rarely been so excited about a brand!

I wanted to leave you this positive feedback because I can only imagine how much effort, work and passion there is behind your project.

Hannah from Vienna, Austria, about her WayksOne

Tausend Dank! Von eurem Kundenservice kann sich so manch einer eine Scheibe abschneiden!

Jakob from Vienna, Austria, about his WayksOne

I would like to say thank you so much! You have been absolutely fantastic with customer service!! I would like to say that I just took the backpack on another trip over in Michigan and it was fantastic to use yet again.

Brandon from Utah, USA, about his WayksOne