Heimplanet Monolith Weekender 40L Review

"Comfortable. Carries everything."

The Monolith Weekender from Heimplanet is one of my favorites because it is very durable and simple. Carries all your shit, and comfortably!


Heimplanet Monolith Weekender 40L Material and build is extremely solid. Aesthetics are excellent, utilitarian and understated.

Material and build is extremely solid. Aesthetics are excellent, utilitarian and understated.

Heimplanet Monolith Weekender 40L 2 external pockets, laptop pocket, MOLLE strapping for attachments on inside and outside of bag.

2 external pockets, laptop pocket, MOLLE strapping for attachments on inside and outside of bag.


Material Choice:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

840D and 1680D ballistic nylon. YKK zips. Custom hardware.

Build Quality:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Lining feels great. External fabrics are excellent. Buckles are custom made. Heimplanet make really great stuff.

Water Resistance:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

PU coating. Zips aren't sealed.

External Access:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Two external pockets (top and front of pack). I could do with a water bottle pocket, but some of my water bottles fit inside the top pocket.

Internal Organization:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Laptop pocket, a couple pouches, MOLLE strapping to attach pouches inside and out.

Carry Comfort:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Don't know why, but this sucker is COMFORTABLE. At least on my 5'10" frame. The shoulder straps are excellent.

Doesn't Look Weird:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

In a world of more popular, trendy travel bags, this one is the real deal and it keeps that realness in its materials and aesthetic. Really love this bag, personally.

Extra Score:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Giving it an extra point just because it's honesty and values shine through really clearly.