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The Travel Backpack Compact

€249,00 EUR
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A 3-in-1 backpack, made from recycled PET bottles. Convertible from Travel Backpack into smaller Day Pack + Cube for Camera, Food/Drinks, or Toiletries.


  • The Day Pack Compact with simple & padded shoulder straps and detachable removable back panel
  • The WAYKS Cube Compact including shoulder strap & hip belt

Not included but available for separate purchase: Cube Inlay Compact, Mat Strap, and Packing Cubes


  • Rigid, detachable bottom compartment with hip belt
  • Suitcase-like packing
  • Fits into overhead lockers
  • Adaptable to your size and height
  • Weatherproof fabric made from recycled PET bottles
  • Volume: Up to 28 L 

The WAYKS ONE Compact has the same features as the WAYKS ONE Original, but is smaller in size. For more detail shots of pockets, zippers, and fabric, refer to the WAYKS ONE Original imagery.

Modularity at its core

The WAYKS ONE Compact is composed of 13 different parts.

You can detach or attach them depending on what you need for you need in that moment. (Photo shows larger "Original" version)

A large zipper extends along the bottom of the Day Pack to attach the Cube. By zipping off the Cube and attaching the Bottom Cover you can convert the Travel Backpack into a smaller Day Pack. 


If you want your Day Pack to get even lighter and sleeker, remove the back panel and attach the simple and soft seat belt webbing straps.

After removing the hip belt and attaching the shoulder strap, you can use the Cube as a shoulder bag. To enjoy more stability during active sports like cycling or skiing, attach the waist belt to the Day Pack. 

Packs like a Suitcase

The clamshell opening of the WAYKS ONE Compact allows suitcase-like packing. A robust zipper runs along the rear side of the backpack enabling easy, all-round access to your gear.


The backpack is mostly made from recycled plastic bottles and is PFC-free. 

While it does not lack the performance characteristics needed for a functional backpack, the fabric has a unique, natural feel and linen-like texture.

Main Fabric
  • 100% Polyester (91% recycled) with natural "canvas" feel
  • 600 x 600 Denier
  • PFC-free coating and PU coating for waterproofing and repellency
    • Day Pack: 100% Polyester (100% recycled), 150 x 150 Denier
    • Cube: 100% Nylon
    • PFC-free coating and PU coating for waterproofing and repellency

    Water Repellency

    A PU coating and a PFC-free water repellency finish on the backpack's outside fabric help to guard your items from the weather.


    • Outside: Strong YKK Natulon® (partly recycled) luggage coil zippers, weatherproof PU coating on back pockets for phone, wallet, passport, etc
    • Inside: YKK Natulon® (partly recycled) coil zippers
    • Cube attachment: Strong YKK VISLON® zipper


    Sturdy plastic buckles (from recycled material on the black version) and a smoothly shaped aluminium hook for the roll top closing.

    The Day Pack Compact

    A lighter and smaller version for your daily activities.

    • Well-protected, quick access laptop compartment
    • Internal organiser
    • Removable paddings to transform into even lighter, sleek version
    • Two protected quick access pockets
    • Two bottle / umbrella pockets

    Internal organiser

    The internal organiser stows aways documents in a separated sleeve and smaller items in 4 zipped pockets.

    The padded and suspended laptop compartment fits a 16'' Macbook Pro. A side zipper allows for quick access to smaller laptops when on the move.

    The Cube Compact

    • Keep wet, dirty, or fragile stuff separated from main compartment
    • Chill drinks thanks to insulating material
    • Organise toiletries
    • Keep your camera gear well protected


    Weight depending on configuration: 
    - Travel Pack: 2.2 kg (4.9 lbs) 
    - Day Pack: 1.4 kg (3.1 lbs) 
    - Light Day Pack: 0.9 kg (2 lbs) 
    - Cube: 0.8 kg (1.8 lbs) 

    Backpack dimensions (filled): 
    - Width: 29cm (11.4”) 
    - Depth: 21cm (8.3”), including removable padding 
    - Height / Volume depending on configuration: 
    - Day Pack with rolled top: 48cm (18.9”) / 17L 
    - Day Pack with top filled: 63cm (24.8”) / 24L 
    - Travel Pack with rolled top: 60cm (23.6”) / 20L 
    - Travel Pack with top filled: 74cm (29.1”) / 28L 

    Cube dimensions: 
    - Width: Outside 26cm (10.2”), Inside 25cm (9.8”) 
    - Depth: Outside 19cm (7.5”) including padding, Inside 16cm (6.3”) 
    - Height: Outside 18cm (7.1”), Inside 17cm (6.7”) 
    - Volume: 5L 

    Laptop compartment dimensions (suspended and padded): 
    - Height: 39cm (15.3”), Width: 26cm (10.2”)   


    Size Comparison with the Travel Backpack Original (last photo):

     The "Original" is on the left, the "Compact" on the right. Leonie is 176 cm in height.

    Design: Germany, Australia
    Materials: Taiwan, Vietnam
    Production: Vietnam
    Germany, Australia : 3 - 5 workdays
    Europe: 3 - 12 workdays
    WAYKS Sustainable Brand
    value chain.
    • Design country, material and its origin as well as production country are known
    • Supply chain known and supplier data gathered
    • Auditing of suppliers
    • No fur used, and no hazardous chemicals used in production of materials
    • Long-lasting / reparable / recycled / natural / organic / easily recyclable materials
    • Certificated materials
    Lower carbon
    • Energy-efficient production & efficient logistics
    • Renewable energy used / flights avoided
    • Carbon footprint defined and plan for emission reduction & compensation implemented
    Design in circular
    • Design for quality and long-term use
    • Zero waste / waste of production used by another company
    • Offering repair / 2nd hand / renting / recycling services
    Good working
    • No child or forced labor, no unsafe or unfair working conditions
    • Living wage commitments and decent working hours
    • Code of conduct / offers education
    Responsible online
    • No incineration or landfilling of returned items
    • Products are packed in natural or recycled materials
    • Environmentally-friendly delivery options
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