Tortuga Setout Divide Review

Looking for the perfect weekender bag? Look no further than the recent addition to the Tortuga backpack family with the Setout Divide. This might be my favorite of the bunch for short weekend trips. I’ve been able to use it for a few weekends over the summer and I’m really enjoying what the bag has to offer, and if you’re a Tortuga Junkie like me, or if this is your first bag, you won’t be disappointed.

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What’s Different between the Setout and the Setout Divide?

  • Size – The Setout Divide is 26L and can expand to 34L, while the Setout is 45L. To go along with size, the Setout Divide can only fit a 15″ laptop, while the Setout can handle a 17″. Although I don’t know many people traveling with a 17″ laptop these days.
  • Weight – The Setout Divide comes in at 3.8lbs while the Setout somehow comes in at 3.3 lbs. (I didn’t really notice the difference.)
  • The Setout Divide also has an internal compression strap to help keep things strapped in.
  • I’m loving the modification to the water bottle holder, which can be unzipped to expend to hold a standard water bottle, or zipped up for a more low profile/slim look.

One of the newest additions to the Tortuga accessory line is the shoulder strap, as well as the waterproof shell. I’m a really big fan of the shoulder strap, and for $15 it’s a no brainer as an add-on to the Setout Divide, and it’s big brother in the Setout. If you’re traveling with any sort of electronics, adding the waterproof shell is a no-brainer at $29. Made of 30D ripstop nylon with weatherproof DWR coating and weighing in at 2.3 oz and a carrying pouch that you can easily keep in your bag without sacrificing weight or space.

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All in all I think this is a great bag and a great addition to the Tortuga family.

If you’re looking for the smaller version of the Divide? You can read my review on the Setout Laptop Bag here.

Happy Travels!

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