The Pakt One travel bag is a stylish and extremely well thought through over-the-shoulder bag for conscientious travelers.
- Dignified, stylish look — a bag for big boys and girls.
- Great materials — this bag feels great to touch and use.
- Decent organization — multiple sections to the main clothing compartment, lots of pockets on the bag. However, I wish there were a little more dimension built into the external pockets because they can be challenging to get in and out of when the bag is fully packed.
- Only over-the-shoulder carry — I definitely prefer a hands-free backpack style when I travel.
Material Choice:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Listen, to some people this material is just going to feel like the best combination of honest materials.
Build Quality:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
The materials and how they've designed binding those materials together is really lovely on this bag. And durable as a mthrfkr.
Water Resistance:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
The black nylon version has water sealed zips.
External Access:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Really solid external access. Especially for a duffel. If the two front pockets had a little more dimension I'd bump the score up on this one.
Internal Organization:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
I think the clamshell / two-sides each with a zipper on top format is just really lovely in travel. Security pockets inside the bag as well.
Carry Comfort:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Doesn't Look Weird:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
The aesthetic of this thing is one of my favorite in the whole world of bags, let alone duffels.
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Is this just, like the most quality built affordable carry-on travel backpack? It just might be.