What's special about our carry-on backpacks for travel?

The Sunny 16 carry-on backpacks are designed to accompany you on photoshoots, hiking trails, travel adventures and can be stashed away in the overhead compartment or under your seat. The Sunny 16 carry-on backpack is as well-travelled as you are and it's made for real life adventures. It's part of the journey!

Collection: Carry-On Backpacks: Meet the Sunny 16 Voyager


Traveling can be a breeze or a hassle, and a lot of that depends on your choice of high quality luggage. One item that has become essential for many travelers is the carry-on backpack. In this guide, I'll introduce you to the Sunny 16 Voyager, the best carry-on backpack for international travel, and explore all the reasons why it's a great choice for your next trip.

Why Choose a Carry-On Backpack?

Carry-on backpacks are incredibly convenient for travel. They are designed to fit within airline carry-on size limits, which means you can avoid the hassle of checking in your luggage. Plus, they allow for easy access to your essentials throughout your journey. But what makes the Sunny 16 Voyager stand out among the best carry-on backpacks?

Is a Backpack a Carry On?

Yes, a backpack can be a carry-on. Most airlines allow a backpack as a carry-on item, provided it meets their size requirements. The Sunny 16 Voyager is designed with these regulations in mind, ensuring it fits perfectly in overhead compartments or under the seat.

Does a Backpack Count as a Carry On?

A common question is, "does a backpack count as a carry-on?" The answer is yes. Airlines typically allow a backpack as a carry-on, which can be a great alternative to traditional carry-on luggage.

The Sunny 16 Voyager not only meets size regulations but also offers the versatility and convenience needed for modern travel. It's really the best travel backpack carry-on you can grab.

Benefits of the Sunny 16 Voyager Backpack

Perfect Carry-On Backpack Size

The Sunny 16 Voyager is designed to be the perfect size for carry-on luggage. It maximizes the available space while remaining within airline size limits. This carry-on backpack size is ideal for travelers who want to pack efficiently without compromising on what they bring.

Best Carry-On Backpack for International Travel

Traveling internationally often means dealing with various airline regulations. The Sunny 16 Voyager is the best carry-on backpack for international travel because it's lightweight, durable, and fits within the carry-on size restrictions of most international airlines.

Carry-On Backpack with Wheels

For those who need extra mobility, the Sunny 16 Voyager is not a carry-on backpack with wheels. This feature allows you to switch between carrying your backpack on your shoulders or rolling it behind you, making it incredibly versatile and user-friendly. This carry-on luggage backpack is still airline compliant, but it doesn't feature wheels since it's not a backpack suitcase carry-on.

Travel Backpack Carry-On

The Sunny 16 Voyager is not just any travel backpack carry-on. It has multiple compartments to keep your belongings organized, a padded laptop sleeve, and comfortable straps for long periods of wear. It's designed to make traveling easier and more enjoyable.

Features of the Sunny 16 Voyager

Large Carry-On Backpack

One of the standout features of the Sunny 16 Voyager is its capacity. Despite being within the carry-on size limits, it's a large carry-on backpack that offers plenty of space for all your travel essentials. Whether you're packing for a weekend getaway or a longer trip, you'll have enough room for everything you need. This is a great carry-on backpack if you need a lightweight bag that can fit a lot of stuff! Just keep in mind that this isn't a 40 liter backpack. If it was, you would be checking a bag.

Backpack Carry-On Luggage

This backpack serves as excellent carry-on luggage. Its design ensures that you can pack efficiently and access your items quickly, which is particularly useful during airport security checks or while navigating through busy terminals.

Cool Carry-On Backpack

Not only is the Sunny 16 Voyager practical, but it also looks great. Its sleek design and modern features make it a cool carry-on backpack that you'll be proud to carry around. This carry-on bag backpack is stylish when you're in (or out) or the airport. This will be any typical Target carry-on backpack!

Best Carry-On Backpack with Wheels

For those who prefer not to carry a heavy load on their back, the wheeled version of the Sunny 16 Voyager is the best carry-on backpack with wheels. It offers the convenience of a rolling suitcase with the flexibility of a backpack.

Why the Sunny 16 Voyager Stands Out

Travel Backpack for Women’s Carry-On

The Sunny 16 Voyager is also a fantastic choice for women travelers. It’s designed to be a travel backpack for women’s carry-on, with adjustable straps and a comfortable fit that accommodates different body types.

Backpack and Carry-On Set

For those who like to travel with a coordinated look, the Sunny 16 Voyager comes as part of a backpack and carry-on set. This set includes a matching personal item that fits under the seat, perfect for keeping your essentials close at hand.

Rolling Carry-On Backpack

The rolling feature of the Sunny 16 Voyager makes it a standout in the category of rolling carry-on backpacks. This means the backpack features a trolley sleeve and you can easily just place it on your suitcase and get rolling! This feature is especially useful when you’re navigating through large airports or city streets.

Backpack Carry-On Size

Knowing the backpack carry-on size is crucial when choosing the right travel gear. The Sunny 16 Voyager meets these size requirements, ensuring you won’t face any issues at the airport.

Questions About Backpacks and Carry-Ons

Can a Backpack Be a Carry On?

Absolutely! The Sunny 16 Voyager is designed to be a perfect carry-on. Its size and features make it ideal for fitting in overhead compartments and under seats.

Can You Bring a Backpack and a Carry-On?

Most airlines allow you to bring a backpack and a carry-on item, such as a small suitcase. The Sunny 16 Voyager fits perfectly as a carry-on, and you can pair it with a personal item for extra packing space.

Is a Backpack Considered a Carry On?

Yes, a backpack like the Sunny 16 Voyager is considered a carry-on. It’s important to check the specific size requirements of your airline, but this backpack is designed to comply with most regulations. This is of course different than your standard full size duffel bag.

Choosing the Right Carry-On Backpack

When it comes to choosing the best carry-on backpack for your needs, there are several factors to consider. Here’s why the Sunny 16 Voyager is the top choice:

Best Carry-On Backpack for Men

For men looking for a practical and stylish travel solution, the Sunny 16 Voyager is the best carry-on backpack for men. Its rugged design and ample storage space make it ideal for all types of travel.

Best Carry-On Travel Backpack

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, the Sunny 16 Voyager is the best carry-on travel backpack. Its thoughtful design includes compartments for laptops, tablets, and other essentials, making it easy to stay organized on the go.

Best Women’s Carry-On Backpack

Women need a carry-on backpack that fits well and meets their travel needs. The Sunny 16 Voyager is the best women’s carry-on backpack because it combines style, comfort, and functionality in one package.

Backpacking Pack Carry-On Size

For those who enjoy backpacking, having a carry-on size backpack is essential. The Sunny 16 Voyager is the perfect backpacking pack carry-on size, offering enough space for gear without being too bulky.

Wheeled Backpack Carry-On

The wheeled version of the Sunny 16 Voyager offers the best of both worlds: the convenience of wheels and the flexibility of a backpack. To be clear, we offer a trolley sleeve which allows you to place the backpack on a rolling suitcase. It’s the ultimate wheeled backpack carry-on for any traveler.

Tips for Using Your Carry-On Backpack

Packing Smart

When using the Sunny 16 Voyager, pack smart by using packing cubes and organizing your items by category. This makes it easier to find what you need and keeps your backpack tidy.

Travel Essentials

Make sure to pack travel essentials like your passport, boarding pass, and any medications in easy-to-access compartments. The Sunny 16 Voyager has multiple pockets to keep these items handy. You can place it in the seat in front of you and grab your items quickly.

Comfort on the Go

The padded straps and ergonomic design of the Sunny 16 Voyager ensure that you stay comfortable, even during long trips. Adjust the straps to fit your body and distribute the weight evenly. This backpack is so comfortable to wear during those longer business trips and travel adventures. The backpack straps are heavily padded so it quickly becomes the ultimate travel bag.


The Sunny 16 Voyager is the ultimate carry-on backpack for travelers who want convenience, style, and functionality. Whether you’re heading on a short trip or an international adventure, this travel backpack carry-on will meet all your needs. Its features, such as ample storage space, durable design, and the option for wheels, make it stand out as the best carry-on backpack available. So next time you’re planning a trip, make sure the Sunny 16 Voyager is on your packing list!

  • Mark M., Verified Customer

    Very happy with this bag, It holds most of what I need for short daily photo shoots and is perfect as a carry on for traveling. Itn seems durtable and well made. I've only had it for one day but so far I am delighted

  • Grissom Y., Verified Customer

    This a great camera backpack I was very impressed so easy on the back holds everything u need this company makes A1 products people have already ask where I got this backpack I’ve had lowepro and Temba camera backpacks sunny 16 voyager beats them all so thank you

  • Greg C., Verified Customer

    I really like the backpack. Since I can adjust the dividers to fit any arrangement of gear, it is versatile beyond belief. Thank you!!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much space is inside the backpack?

This camera and lens backpack has enough space for two camera bodies, multiple (5+ lenses), drone, accessories, etc. There's a lot of room in this camera bag!

Are camera bag dividers included in the backpack?

Yes! We include one free set of camera bag dividers inside every camera backpack. In addition to that, we've also included free tripod straps and a free USB cable to charge your electronics (just connect it to a power bank).

How thick is the padding on the shoulders and backside?

We've make the padding as thick as possible to maximize the comfort to the backpack when carrying. It's made from a breathable mesh material which makes it extremely comfortable to carry during longer hikes. Learn about the mesh padding.

Is the carry-on backpacks actually water-resistant?

Yep, the waxed canvas material is water-resistant so it can handle a good amount of water, heavy wind, etc. Just don't dunk your backpack in a river and you should be good. The black tarpaulin version features 1000D tarpaulin which is the highest quality waterproof material that will keep your camera equipment safe.

Where does the power source come from?

The backpack comes with a built-in USB cable that you can directly plug your power bank into from the interior of the bag.

Is this an anti-theft backpack?

The Voyager camera backpack is anti-theft due to many details that prioritize security when you're carrying your gear. This includes lockable zippers, back-panel opening, hidden laptop and tablet pocket and so much more. Watch the video to learn about the key anti-theft functionality in our backpack.

Is this carry-on backpack is airplane compliant?

Yep! They fit perfectly under your seat (considered a personal. item) and in the overhead compartment (as a carry-on item).

Can it fit a 17" laptop?

It sure does! You can actually fit some 17" laptops — just double-check the dimensions first.

Are the chest straps included?

The sternum straps (aka chest straps) are included! You can easily adjust the positioning of the straps and cinch it in seconds. To learn about why chest straps are so important, watch the video.

What's the delivery time?

We ship our backpacks within 5-10 business days after you place an order and domestic shipments take between 3-5 days to arrive. If your order is placed before 1PM PT, we offer same-day dispatch. If you're international, this could take 7-12 business days.

Do you ship worldwide?

We sure do! We ship within 24-48 hours after an order has been placed. If your order isn't shipped within this time, we may be running on limited stock so it's best to get in touch with our team about it!

Do these carry-on backpacks have a warranty?

Yes it does — our carry-on backpacks are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

What does pre-ordering mean?

If you do not see a "pre-order" label, then that means we're currently in stock! If you see a "pre-order" label on the variant that you selected, this means that they are out of stock and we're allowing customers to get first dibs so they receive it first once we're restocked.

When will I receive the pre-ordered bag?

If you ordered the canvas camera backpack with the "pre-order" label, then stay tuned for the tracking number in a separate email.


These are all Sunny 16 customer reviews submitted to us recently. Sunny 16 products are loved by thousands of customers who are using the gear for their photography adventures.

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