The Homebase series from Tortuga features this incredibly lightweight sailcloth material that’s water resistant and super strong. (It feels light and scary! But it’s damn strong stuff.) This makes for an incredibly light and resilient travel bag.
The Homebase Backpack is one of my personal favorites because it’s just a simple tech pouch with the right amount of capacity for minimal travel. I only wish it looked better as a daily carry once I got to my destination.
And the Homebase Duffel Case is one of my favorite bags for when you need to bring everything. It’s huge! But it still fits in carry on. Honestly, I’m amazed how comfortable it was to carry this thing while it was completely packed out with the included shoulder strap.
These two are meant to be used together for those #DigitalNomads out there. The duffel case is like one of those old school trunks, like the kind people took on the titanic, or to Deadwood in a horse-drawn buggy.
My personal take: if I were doing a very long trip, I would use the Duffel Case as my “carry all,” the thing I shove everything into. Then I’d take a small daily carry bag (either smooshed inside the Duffel Case or carried with me) to use once I get to my destinations (think working at the cafe, short hikes, boat rides, etc. I don’t like to do that stuff with a big-ass bulky travel bag).
Other Bags to Check Out:
The Tristar from Tom Bihn is an excellent almost business-class duffel/backpack conversion bag that makes for excellent use in transit.
The Farpoint and Fairview 40L travel packs from Osprey are solid one bag travel bags with a little less thrills than other bags in similar sizes.
A very stylish and functional bag for both urban and outdoor use that does not let us down in organization, durability and thoughtful design.
Ok, these bags from Nomatic are chock full of pockets. There are 2 different bags: the Travel Pack expands up to about 30L, perfect for short trips and minimal travel. The Backpack is 20-24L daily carry. Both are very sleek and, like I said, so many pocketzzz!
The Blink & Wander packs from Timbuk2 are tough, rigid little numbers for travel with unfortunately weak feeling zippers.