Marmot Urban Hauler Medium 28L Backpack Tote
MarmotUrban Hauler Medium 28L Backpack Tote

There isn't a harder marathon.

Make the five-minute dash from parking lot to airport terminal with a little help from Marmot's Medium Urban Hauler. Keep your ticket and important information tucked in the front zippered pocket, and everything you want on the plane in the Urban Hauler's main compartment. As soon as you get through security, convert the carry handles into padded shoulder straps and sprint through the crowds, stiff-arming whatever poor individual gets in your way. The front straps compress down to fit in most overhead compartments. Marmot's 450D Twist fabric weaves polyester and nylon together for extended durability, a better feel, and a cooler look.

  • Padded convertible shoulder straps
  • Storm collar
  • 450D Twist fabrication
  • Front zippered pocket
  • Water bottle pocket
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Love this bag/ backpack/tote

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I haven't had a chance to use it a whole lot since purchasing; but it's very well designed, comfortable on your shoulders and cool to be able to carry as a tote. It's a lot bigger than I thought. That's a plus for my use. I'm a weekendeer and this is a perfect bag for all of my water bottles, protein powder, snacks, cups, ets. Plenty of pockets for everything! Strong straps and well made. I love it and I totally recommend it

Diaper Bag Alternative!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I specifically bought this bag to use for hauling my kids stuff around--think diapers, wipes, water bottle, snacks, etc. It works great! I keep the diapers and wipes in the elastic pocket, my own hair ties and lip balm in the interior zipper pocket. The large compartment is then loaded with snacks, water bottles, sunhats, sunscreen, a change of clothes and whatever else we need for the day. I keep my phone, wallet and keys in the front zippered area. It holds a lot!

The bag kind of deep as another reviewer mentioned, but I keep all my small items in pouches and other bags and haven't had a problem losing stuff in the bottom. My only complaint is that it isn't comfortable to wear for hours. I've used it for light day hikes and regretted not having a more structured pack with better shoulder straps.

Thank you for the awesome review! This is super helpful Amy.

Good multipurpose bag

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a comfortable and convenient bag for everyday use. Whether going to the gym, grocery store, airport, or on a day hike you'll have plenty of room and protection from the elements with the Urban Hauler. Conversion from carry handles to shoulder straps is a pretty sweet feature. Definitely comes in handy when trying to maneuver in crowds (so pretty much the airport.) The storm collar is a nice touch, never fun when all your stuff gets wet, especially your lunch when hiking. Easy access front zipper pocket, perfect for books, magazines or maps (paper version of GPS.)

Good multipurpose bag

Great way to carry groceries.

    Got tired of lugging backpack to store and found the urban hauler. It loads from top making it easier to place items and can hold at least three days of item. You can carry it on your back or shoulder with ease.

    Great all-around bag

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is a good bag for general purpose use. It carries my lunch. It fits a basket of groceries. I can take it to school with 13" laptop and books.
    What I like: Lightweight, shoulder or hand carry, wallet and phone pocket, inside key loop, inside security pocket, outside water bottle pocket.
    What I don't like: Depth makes it hard to find stuff at the bottom, no frame/support a little uncomfortable bike commuting.

    Perfect For Everyday Use

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been using an Urban Hauler every day for the past 4 years. I use it for work and travel, and it has been superb. And it's only been in the past couple months that it's finally been showing wear. I've loved the capacity and durability of it, and how the straps can be converted into a tote-style bag. It's only when I really load it down that I wish I had the large version. Otherwise, it's been perfect.

    As far as capacity goes - my everyday load consists of: water, headphones, rain jacket, lunch and odds-and-ends. It does gets cumbersome when I throw in my 17" laptop and accessories. For this, I would recommend size large.