Costa Del Mar 30 L Large Backpack

Costa Del Mar 30 L Large Backpack Hotel

I have to admit, I generally think of Costa as a sunglass company, but it turns out they have hats, some apparel, and some luggage as well. Getting a sample of the 30L Large Pack was a great introduction to their bag lineup.

For travel and daily adventures, the Costa 30 Liter Large Backpack is a good fit. With a water and abrasion resistant fabric, this backpack can stand up to the adventures you put it through. As I think of Costa as a water-adventure brand (but not in a limiting way), it would have been great if this bag was waterproof, but maybe that’s forthcoming.

Costa Del Mar 30 L Large Backpack interior view

Costa 30 Liter Large Backpack Features:

  • Interior: bucket style main pocket with padded compartment for computer, mesh pockets for loose items, and a second sleeve for books/iPad/etc.
  • Exterior storage: mesh side pockets and reinforced daisy chains
  • Front exterior zippered storage pocket for pens/keys/sundries
  • Top zippered pocket with fleece lining for mall items and sunglasses

At a claimed 1.5 pounds, this is not a heavy backpack, but the stitching and piecing together feel sturdy and I suspect will not come apart easily. The zippers have had no issues and the attached Costa pulls make them easy to find and use.

Costa Del Mar 30 L Large Backpack beach

Costa 30 Liter Large Backpack Pros:

  • Wears like a small backpack but is pretty voluminous.
  • Great looking design that is also quality built – this feels like it will last a long time.

Costa 30 Liter Large Backpack Cons:

  • The description mentions an expandable phone pouch on shoulder strap, but it’s not pictured on the website and my pack definitely doesn’t have one.
  • No way to cinch down the pack to compress – not a big deal, but it does have a large compartment that can feel quite empty when not filled.

In general, this is a simply backpack with most needed features, a quality build, and good for day use as well as an extended weekend. Should you need a smaller backpack, check out the 20L Small Backpack from Costa, same design, smaller size.

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*This product provided for editorial purposes – all opinions are my own.

More Costa reviews: Bloke Sunglasses, Kiwa sunglasses, Baja Stripe Trucker Hat.

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