Aer Fit Pack 2 – The Fit Pack is Back, and It Got Even Better!

Could be the best Everyday Backpack! The Aer Fit Pack 2 Review

The popular Aer Fit Pack is now re-born as the Aer Fit Pack 2

Just the other day, I reviewed the original Aer Fitpack and it was only a few days after that, that Aer released the newer version of the bag, the Aer Fit Pack 2.

Go see my review of the original Aer Fitpack

I had no idea that Aer would be releasing a new version so honestly, I was more disappointed than surprised.

But I knew just by looking at Aer’s website that the new bags were going to be great so I went ahead and purchased the Fit Pack 2 along with the Duffel Pack 2.

aer fit pack 2 and duffel pack 2

aer fit pack 2 and duffel pack side by side

aer fit pack 2 and duffel pack 2 comparison

I’ve been using the new bags for about 2 weeks now and they have been awesome!

Today, I’ll be reviewing the Aer Fit Pack 2.


Aer Fit Pack 2 – A Review

From a bird’s eye view, the Aer Fit Pack 2 hasn’t changed much from its predecessor.

As the old adage goes, don’t change what ain’t broke.

I think this applies to the Fit Pack, which was a great bag to begin with.

However, Aer did make a few tweaks which I thought were worth the upgrade from the original version.

As the case is, I will be focusing on the changes from the original Fit Pack in this review.

Here are some of the changes that I thought were worth mentioning:

  1. Changes that I thought were improvements are in green letters
  2. Changes that I thought were unnecessary are in red letters
  3. If the changes don’t fall into either category, they are in black letters
  • The mesh material that is used for the padding on the straps and back padding are now soft and easy on the skin!
  • The redesigned straps fit the body better!
  • The quick access pocket has a wider opening for easier access!
  • The shoe pocket has a new design
  • The zippers got larger
  • The pockets in the PC compartment got minor design changes
  • Gone is the tablet sleeve and what is left is the laptop sleeve


The straps and back padding got a major upgrade!

I was most excited about the changes with the straps and back padding

The only issue I had with the original Fit Pack was the mesh material used for the padding on the straps and back area.

It was the hard mesh kind of material that was very irritating on the skin around the neck and shoulders.

The Fit Pack 2 uses a soft mesh material which is not as harsh on the skin.

The straps have a new design so they fit better.

aer fit pack 2 and duffel pack back


The Quick Access pocket has a wider opening for even better access

aer fit pack 2 quick access pocket

The awesome quick access pocket got even better on the Fit Pack 2.

The pocket opens up wider so it is easier to access the pocket than before.

This is the pocket that I use the most on the bag so I am very happy with the upgrade.


The other changes are insignificant for me

Because I liked the original Fit Pack to begin with, the other changes weren’t that important to me.

aer fit pack 2 pc compartmentaer fit pack 2 side view

aer fit pack 2 main pocket

I just want to touch on the one change that I thought was unnecessary.

The Fit Pack 2 uses bigger zippers than the original Fit Pack.

This may be increasing the overall durability of the bag, but it also makes more rattling noise than before.

It’s only a minor nuisance so it’s not a big deal, just think that the original zippers were better for this bag.


Aer Fit Pack 2 is the perfect everyday bag for me

I am really liking the Aer Fit Pack 2.

aer backpacks with arc aileron

I was disappointed when I learned that Aer was releasing a new version of the bag right after I got the original Fit Pack.

But the new mesh material used on the Fit Pack 2 justifies the upgrade for me.

I am currently using the Aer Fit Pack 2 every day as my go to bag.

On days that I have to carry a lot of items…

that’s when I reach for the Aer Duffel Pack 2.

I’ll be reviewing that soon!

back pack collection


Get the Aer Fit Pack 2 in Japan

The Aer Fit Pack 2 is a popular backpack so expect to pay full price in Japan.

Amazon and Rakuten were both selling it at list price.

Go see the Aer Fit Pack 2 on Amazon

Go see the Aer Fit Pack 2 on Rakuten




If you can wait a week and want to save a few thousand yen, get it from Aer’s website.

They only charge 19 USD for shipping to Japan so you can get it for 154 USD.

Go to Aer’s website



4 Responses to “Aer Fit Pack 2 – The Fit Pack is Back, and It Got Even Better!

  • Thank you for the answer! Yeas, the Conceal Pack really is a rock. But unfortunately, they don’t even ship to my country (Germany). But since I nearly fell in love with the Fit Pack 2 during the research, I think, I’ll go for that. The non-ability to stand on its own is not a dealbreaker. And since you said on your review of the Fit Pack (1) and teh Peak Design Daypack, the stand-up ability is very important for you as well. So whne the Fit Pack 2 is your fevorite day pack although it cannot stand on its own, it must excel in other disciplines. I hope it will do so for me, too. Thanks for the feedback. Best regards!

    • The Fit Pack 2 is great, I am sure you will like it. Check out the picture of my Fit Pack 2 and the Rimowa case on Instagram. I think it rocks!
      They don’t ship the conceal pack to Germany? That sucks, maybe you can try a transfer agent if you really decide to get it. I sometimes use transfer agents/companies when getting stuff from the US to Japan. Let me know what you think of the Fit Pack 2 when you get it!

  • Hello,
    thanks for the great review! Could you please add the info if the Fit Pack 2 stands on its own or – if it does only sometimes – what configuration of packing it needs to stand upright?
    That’d be very helpful.
    Thanks a lot in advance
    Best regards

    • Thanks for the feedback!
      The bottom of the Fit Pack 2 is not completely flat, it’s slanted a bit so you can get it to stand on it’s own, but it isn’t hard for it to tip over.
      That said, it stabilizes better if you have a laptop in the laptop compartment and if you don’t have many things weighing down the main compartment.
      If you want a backpack that stands upright, check out the Conceal Pack by Buffalo Brown. That thing is a rock cause it’s got a flat bottom.

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