If you’re among the many of us whose travel lives have recently been revived, check out German travel innovator Heimplanet. Its Transit Line travel pack is perfect for a several-day getaway or work-and-play adventure. Last year, we collectively slept on the functional, tidy pack while we labored under quarantine. But here in 2021, the Transit Line pack is primed for a comeback.
We took a look inside the feature-heavy, clamshell-style pack.
Hemiplanet Transit Line Pack Organization
The Transit Line comes in two substantial sizes, 28 liters and 34 liters. From experience, 34 liters will get any discerning packer pretty far. And the Transit Line’s compartmentalization promises to help any traveler push capacity to the upper limit.
First, a clamshell opening helps the user get a solid overview of what’s going on inside the pack. That feeling of anxiety that always shows up when your Airbnb looks like a tornado hit it? Kiss it goodbye, along with stuffing, digging, tossing, and dumping your pack out everywhere.
The pack’s many compartments and pockets also help limit the chaos factor. On the exterior, find two zippered exterior pockets, an elastic pocket for a bottle, plus webbing attachment points, and a side carry handle. The interior space has a 15-inch, top-opening laptop sleeve, which gives access without a full unzip. Various large and small zippered pockets look handy for storing toiletries and smaller — or intimate — items.
And the elastic organizer on the rear wall looks especially cool. To my child-of-the-’90s eyes, it recalls a trapper keeper like the kind you’d get in 4th grade. You can use it to reliably store pens, phones, passports, books/magazines, etc.
Go Anywhere: Heimplanet’s Research Yields Tough Materials
The Transit Line is not only sleek and organization-ready; it’s also waterproof and built for durability. The backpacks feature Heimplanet’s exhaustively researched DYECOShell material. Check it out by clicking the “Technology” drop-down menu on the company’s website — I guarantee you’ll learn something. The content dives into Heimplanet’s decision process regarding performance and sustainability with impressive depth and transparency.
In the end, the Transit Line ends up with an incredibly sophisticated hybrid nylon fabric that undergoes a specialty dying process. The material and the backpack’s YKK zipper assemblies are waterproof.
It’s also possible to perceive the pack’s durability in its form-factor design. Rounded shapes, overlapped seams, and low-profile attachment points characterize the build. Along with solid material choices, properties like these help keep backpacks tight and limit snags.
Hemiplanet offers both the 28 and 34 packs in classic black or “castlerock” grey.
Worldwide, travel does seem to be “going back to normal.” But do you want your travel to be better than “back to normal?” Heimplanet’s carefully crafted Transit Line 34 can help you get there for US $290 MSRP (based on the June 2021 exchange rate). The 28-liter Transit Line costs 10 Euro less, or US $278 MSRP.
Learn more at Heimplanet.com.