Eastpak Padded Pak Backpack Review 

By  Enda

Thanks for taking your time to read our UK review of the popular Eastpack padded Pak'r backpack. This is one of the best selling backpacks in the UK market right now. This is a very good brand, and if you are someone who wants a good quality backpack, then this one should tick many of your boxes.

In this article we do a full review so as you know exactly what you will be getting for your hard earned cash.

In summary, this backpack sells really well, is priced at around £35-£40 and overall buyers have given this one a 90% buyer satisfaction rating from over 46,000 online buyers.

It has one main large compartment, a wide front pocket and has well padded shoulder straps. It comes in a variety of colours including black, brown, navy, red, coal, yellow, grey and blue. It measures 40 cm x 30 cm x 18 cm so a nice size and weighs only 350 grams and has a 24 litre capacity.

EASTPAK Unisex Padded Pak'r Backpack

How Buyers Rate the Eastpak Padded Pak'r Backpack?

Buyer Satisfaction
  • Overall 49,000+ online buyers have given this a very high 90% customer satisfaction rating
  • 76% of those have given it a full 5 star rating
  • 5% of all buyers gave this a poor review

That is a high rating and has remained consistent over a long period of time. That is down to the high quality and durability of the product, and if you can find it anywhere online for less than £40, then you have got yourself a real bargain.

What makes this one a best seller according to most of the buyers is simply its comfort. At the end of the day if you like a backpack that keeps your hands free, and it is comfortable on your shoulders, and holds the things you need then there is not a lot more to think about.

Eastpak Padded Pak'r Backpack Details

  • Available in a wide variety of 20+ colours
  • Measures 40 cm height x 30 cm width and 18 cm deep
  • It weighs 380 grams with a 24 litre capacity.
  • It is made from polyester/nylon which is water repellent
  • Every seam has taped and locked double stitching.
  • It also has a coated interior keep your contents dry and safe.
  • It has a spacious main area and a front zipped compartment pocket
  • The adjustable shoulder straps and the back of the bag are lined with a protective padding, guaranteeing maximum comfort.

The very basic requirements for most backpack users is that they want something that is light, has plenty of space and is durable. That would be a given set of specifications for any good backpack.

Likewise if you have worn a backpack for any length of time, you know that it takes its toll on the shoulders. If it is not well balanced, or does not have padded shoulder straps, then it can get pretty sore.

The straps on this popular Eastpak model are very well padded and also have a coating that actually keeps them on your shoulders. If you have even worn one of these and the straps keep slipping off, then we know just how annoying that can be.

There are no worries with this one doing that and we think that is actually more important than many people consider when making this type of purchase.

Eastpak Padded Pak'r Backpack Video Review

Our Verdict on the Eastpak Padded Pak'r Backpack

This is a traditional backpack of a sensible size and one that has been very well made. It withstands a lot of abuse and it looks really cool.

The quality is very good and it is tough and long lasting.

It will also hold a lot and the comfort of the shoulder straps is amazing.

The only down side that we could find was that it takes a bit of time to break it in.

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Backpacks are a pickpocket's dream bag. Some of them are so badly designed that we would like to meet some of the manufacturers and show them the major flaws. Thankfully, this one has no such design issues.

Decent sized flaps cover the zip areas. Now that does not completely deter thieves, but it makes it a lot harder for them. The zippers are also very good quality. It is always advisable to have these zips fully tightened and locked to keep prying hands away from your belongings.

However if this is not the one for you, then check out our article on anti-theft backpacks by clicking here, or this article where we have created a list of the top 10 backpacks in the UK, by buyer satisfaction rating.

One final consideration is about a backpack being waterproof or rain proof. You would think that all backpacks are waterproof. That is just not the case and many of the poorly made ones will absorb water very quickly. This Eastpak Padded Pak'r Backpack stands up the rain very well indeed


Hi, my name is Enda McLarnon and I love to travel. I travelled for many years with business, but these days it is thankfully all about holidays and enjoyment. Here I share everything I have learned about travel.

Enda McLarnon

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