Bellroy Transit Backpack Review [Practical Minimalism]

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Written By Logan Adler
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The Bellroy Transit Backpack is a top-notch choice for travelers in the market for a spacious, well-made, and minimalist backpack that will stand the test of time. This extra-capacity bag is easily handles long commutes, adventure vacations, and work trips. For carrying comfort, it has padded shoulder straps, a curved back panel, and a sternum strap. It’s a perfect addition to the minimalist gear lover’s collection.

Bellroy Transit Backpack
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03/09/2024 07:09 pm GMT

Specs and details

  • Capacity 28L
  • Weight 2.43 lbs
  • Dimensions 21.3″ x 15.4″ x 7.1″
  • Meets carry-on size restrictions
  • Quick access 15” laptop compartment for easy airport checks
  • External-access pockets invisibly store a passport, wallet, water bottle and more
  • Front pocket with key clip
  • Soft-lined sunglasses pocket
  • Padded shoulder straps, contoured back panel and sternum strap for carrying comfort
  • Internal compression straps to help reduce bulk and keep things in place
Bellroy Transit Backpack front and back
Front and back
Bellroy Transit Backpack
Packed with clothing
Bellroy Transit Backpack inside
Inside pocket
Side pocket


The size of the Bellroy’s Transit Backpack is exactly right — large enough to hold a laptop, clothes, and other items, yet small enough to carry effortlessly.

You’ll speed through airport security with separate laptop access and quick-storage pockets for your phone and passport.

Cushion shoulder straps and a molded foam back panel comfortably suit a wide range of body types.


This large capacity backpack is ideal for business travelers who require just one bag to carry everything they need.

A 15″ laptop and other work tools fit in a separate access compartment in the back, while your clothes, headphones, and other items go in the main compartment.

A passport, phone, and water bottle can all be stored in the side zip pockets, which are completely hidden from view.

Beyond that, the internal compression straps keep a jacket in place and also serve as a useful magazine slip for in-flight reading.


This bag is constructed of a robust, water-resistant woven fabric produced from recycled materials, as well as premium, eco-certified leather.

Bellroy sources their leathers from the world’s best tanneries, ensuring the finest quality for both our products and the environment. On top of that, they are committed to finding recycled woven materials that keep plastic waste out of landfills.

From the Designer

“The compression straps built into this are super handy for travel, from fixing a jacket in place to working as a magazine slip.”

About Bellroy

Bellroy is an Australian-based brand who got their start in 2010. They are a certified B Corporation, which indicates they have met stringent performance, accountability, and transparency standards in fields ranging from employee benefits, charitable donations, supply chain rules and input materials.


Bellroy offers an impressive three-year warranty on their products. They are proud of their products and warrant that they are free of material and craftsmanship flaws. Their warranty does not cover incorrect usage. For instance, if you pack your Bellroy Transit backpack full of chef’s knives, that will disqualify you from the warranty.

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Logan Adler
I enjoy good bourbon, cool gear, and well-made clothing. When I'm not writing for The Bullfighter, you can catch me playing chess or practicing jiu-jitsu. Happy to connect on Instagram or drop me an email at

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