Columbia Unisex Zigzag 27L Backpack vs Columbia Tandem Trail Backpack

The main difference between the Columbia Unisex Zigzag 27L Backpack and the Columbia Tandem Trail Backpack is that the Unisex Zigzag 27L Backpack has Internal Compartments (Organizational panel) while the Tandem Trail Backpack does not.

Columbia Unisex Zigzag 27L Backpack Front View
Columbia Tandem Trail Backpack Front View
Specs Brand Columbia Columbia
Name Unisex Zigzag 27L Backpack Tandem Trail Backpack
Category Laptop Hiking
Sub Category School Hydration
Capacity (L) 27L 22L
Dimensions (in) 11.81 x 7.87 x 1.97 10.24 x 11.42 x 19.29
Weight (lb) 1.0
Fabric 100% Polyester with PU coating 100% Nylon
Color 4 Colors and patterns 10 Colors and patterns
Warranty Columbia Limited Lifetime Warranty Columbia Limited Lifetime Warranty
Rating 4.7 4.5
Price Under $75 Under $75
General Features Shoulder Straps Adjustable shoulder straps Breathable shoulder straps
Sternum / Chest Straps Sternum strap with rescue whistle Adjustable sternum strap
Main Compartment Access Normal zipped access Rolltop closure
External Pockets 2 front zipped pocket and 2 side pocket 2 side pocket
Internal Compartments Organizational panel
Side Pockets Side pockets can fit water bottle Side pockets can fit water bottle
Water Bottle Yes Yes
Handles Top grab handle Top grab handle
Loops and Attachments Gear loops Gear loops
Lightweight Yes
Business & School Features Laptop Sleeve Laptop sleeve fits laptop up to 15"
Organizer Pocket Front organizer pocket
Travel Features Base / Bottom Flat padded bottom panel
Hiking / Backpacking Features Back Panel Padded quilted backpanel
Trekking Pole Holders Yes
Reflective Safety Strips Reflective safety accents
Hydration Features Hydration Compatible Yes

You're currently comparing the Unisex Zigzag 27L Backpack by Columbia against the Tandem Trail Backpack by Columbia.


Columbia 's Unisex Zigzag 27L Backpack is a Laptop backpack with School features while Columbia's Tandem Trail Backpack is a Hiking backpack with Hydration features.

The Columbia Unisex Zigzag 27L Backpack has a capacity of 27L (liters), weighs pounds and it's dimensions in inches are 11.81 x 7.87 x 1.97. It's made of 100% Polyester with PU coating and is available in 4 Colors and patterns in comparison the Columbia Tandem Trail Backpack's capacity is 22L with a size of 10.24 x 11.42 x 19.29 inches. Constructed from 100% Nylon it weighs 1.0 pounds and is available in 10 Colors and patterns.