Porter Pony Travel Backpack

Carry Less, Experience More

Porter Pony 20L Backpack is the ideal blend of style and practicality.

  • Versatile Design: Seamlessly transitions from daily use to short getaways.
  • Efficient Storage: 20L capacity with a 3D-shaped lid and internal pocket organizer.
  • Professional Aesthetic: Understated laptop bag with a touch of professionalism.
  • Comfortable Wear: Breathable padded back panel and shoulder straps for extended comfort.
  • Travel-Friendly Dimensions: Carry-on compliant and fits under seats.
  • Durable Construction: Built to withstand everyday use and outdoor activities.
  • Smart Shoulder Strap Configuration: Removable and compatible with Porter Duffle.

Bag Size

The Porter Pony is a 20L panel loading backpack measuring approximately 11 x 18 x 6 inches (28 x 46 x 15 cm). The laptop sleeve accepts up to a 16" MacBook Pro.

Sewing Skill Level - Intermediate to Advanced

Porter Pony is a large sewing project similar to making backpacking gear. Make every inch count with our cut layout, precise instructions, and recommended materials. Depending on material choices and sewing experience, Porter Pony may be difficult to sew on light duty domestic sewing matchines. Learn to sew darts, linings, and seam finishing techniques. Add high quality zippers and foam to your projects for an intermediate level MYOG backpack.

Digital Sewing Pattern

  • Meticulously crafted step-by-step sewing instructions, accompanied by detailed illustrations to guide you seamlessly through each stage of construction.
  • Get the most out of your project with our efficient cut layout, material table complete with imperial and metric quantities, and a curated hardware list from the best vendors, all conveniently included within the instructions for effortless planning and preparation.
  • Enjoy an in-depth sewing tutorial video that guides you through every step of the build process while sharing valuable tips and tricks along the way.
  • Seam allowances are included for all pattern panels and sizes
  • Multiple PDF paper sizes for printing convenience
    • Print at home on 8.5x11 inch Letter or A4 sized paper
    • Print at copy shop on one 36x48 inch or A0 sized sheet
  • Rest assured, the Porter Pony Backpack pattern has been peer-reviewed and rigorously tested by members of the LearnMYOG community.

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Materials and Fabrics

Follow our tested Porter Duffle sewing pattern to save money by creating your own gear companion. With precise instructions, you can maximize the use of expensive technical fabric, minimizing waste and ensuring every inch counts. Say goodbye to trial and error and save valuable time by relying on our meticulously crafted sewing pattern, designed to streamline your sewing process. Enjoy the satisfaction of making your own gear while customizing your Porter Duffle to fit your unique style and needs.

The pattern instructions includes a comprehensive shopping list for all necessary hardware, fabric yardage, and webbing seen in my builds.
See Technical Fabrics for more options and details about pack fabrics and foam.

Material Samples

Material Description Links
Shell Fabric ECOPAC EPX200 recycled laminated pack fabric, ~1 yd Ripstop by the Roll logo
Lining Fabric Hex70 XL PU Coated Ripstop, ~3/4 yd Ripstop by the Roll logo
Zippers YKK #8 and YKK #5 nylon coil continuous tape Ripstop by the Roll logo
Foam 1/4" (6mm) closed cell foam e.g. EVA foam Amazon logo
Shoulder Strap Keeper Woojin Plastics Double Gate Keeper, 25mm
Woojin Plastic Gate Keeper, 25mm
Mozet Supplies logo
Ripstop by the Roll logo

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Suggested needle and thread pairing

  • ๐Ÿชก Microtex size 90/14 or 100/16
  • ๐Ÿงต Gutermann MARA 70 - Tex 40 polyester thread
Ripstop by the Roll
Mozet Supplies