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 Guide Pack from Tom Bihn is a bag geek's boner pill. It's classic design and exceedingly excellent manufacturing make it more like an heirloom than a bag. But this bag also performs great as a travel bag!
The Weekender Backpack from North St. is a handmade bag from Portland, OR purpose built for water resistant minimal travel. Solid external organization + materials, detachable daypack accessory.
The Travel Duffel from Aer is an excellent "trunk style" duffel bag, but with a whole smattering of modern travel tools like laptop storage, water bottle storage, and tech organization.
The Duffelpack from Peak Design expands from 45L to 65L (a little too large for carry-on on most airlines), has backpack straps that hide away, is made of weatherproof material and is a durable and organized companion for LOTS of different kinds of adventures.