Carry-on Travel

Breezy, easy, spacious and comfortable, these travel bags help their owners get away for reals.

How to make your

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Price Expectations

Expect to pay $100-400 for thoughtful designs + legit materials.

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Look & Feel

Click on the bags you like below to watch the video  and get an informed look.

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Keep Notes

Note which bags interest you and what you like/dislike to help you make your final decision.

Aer Travel Pack 2.0

Organized. All black.

Aer Travel Pack 2.0

A very well designed, stylish travel bag for one-bag travel with enough pockets, organization and access to make travel smooth. view bag

Nomatic Travel Bag

Weatherproof. Organized.

Nomatic Travel Bag

The Travel Bag from Nomatic is a solid offering in one bag travel. view bag

Minaal Carry On Backpack

Tight & Sleek

Minaal Carry On Backpack

This is the bag that started it all for me. The Carry On backpack from Minaal is one of the professional traveler's best friends with its sleek design, killer materials and medium sized capacity for minimal travel. view bag

Tortuga Setout Travel Backpackpack

Large. In charge.

Tortuga Setout Travel Backpackpack

The Setout from Tortuga is one of our highest recommended travel bags because it has tons of capacity and organization and a very comfortable back panel and straps. view bag

GoRuck GR2 Backpack

Rugged. Forever.

GoRuck GR2 Backpack

The GR2 from GoRuck will last your entire life, features a segmented main compartment, is extensible with pouches and accessories and boasts a very rugged, handsome look. view bag

Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30 + 45

Durability + Simplicity

Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30 + 45

The Aeronaut from Tom Bihn is an excellent duffel/backpack conversion bag with minimal organization and insanely durable materials and construction. view bag

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

Classic. Satisfying.

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

The Black Hole Duffel from Patagonia is a classic. Solidly built. Fairly affordable. Zero gimmicks. view bag

Pacsafe Venturesafe X40

Pacsafe Venturesafe X40

The Venturesafe X40 from Pacsafe is a multi-purpose 40L backpack with a ton anti-theft features. view bag

Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack

Padded. Protected. Bulky.

Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack

The Outbreaker backpack from Tortuga is a solid 1-bag travel pick. I personally prefer the less bulky (and more spacious) experience of traveling with the Tortuga Setout, so be sure to check out that bag too. This Outbreaker, however, has quite a bit more padding and protection around the entire bag, so if you know you'll have delicate stuff inside you may prefer this one. view bag

YNOT Viken Duffel Bag

Roll One

YNOT Viken Duffel Bag

The Viken from YNOT is as simple and sturdy a duffel as a modern urbanite could ask for. And it expands. Just lovely. view bag

Peak Design Travel Bag

Peak Design Travel Bag

Intelligent Design.

Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel

Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel

Simple, Techy Capacity

Boundary Supply Aegis Duffel Pack

Boundary Supply Aegis Duffel Pack

Simple yet Sophisticated

Pakt Travel Backpack

Pakt Travel Backpack

Modern Classic

Topo Travel Bag (30 + 40L)

Topo Travel Bag (30 + 40L)

Durable. Organized. Playful.

Pakt One Travel Bag

Pakt One Travel Bag

The Professional

Thule Subterra Travel Backpack

Thule Subterra Travel Backpack

Sturdy. Capable.

Heimplanet Transit Travel Pack

Heimplanet Transit Travel Pack

Millican Miles the Duffel Bag 40L

Millican Miles the Duffel Bag 40L

Well designed simplicity

Heimplanet Monolith Weekender 40L

Heimplanet Monolith Weekender 40L

Comfortable. Carries everything.

DSPTCH Travel Pack

DSPTCH Travel Pack

Wandrd Hexad Access Duffel

Wandrd Hexad Access Duffel

Burly. Compartmentalized.

Patagonia 36L Nine Trails Pack

Patagonia 36L Nine Trails Pack

Tortuga Setout Duffel

Tortuga Setout Duffel

Organized. Spacious.

Arcido Akra Backpack

Arcido Akra Backpack

Tighter & Sleeker

RiutBag X25 Convertible Security Backpack

RiutBag X25 Convertible Security Backpack

Convertible. Secure.

Evergoods Civic Transit Bag 40L

Evergoods Civic Transit Bag 40L

Most Minimal

Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack

Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack

Soft & Durable

Timbuk2 Aviator Backpack

Timbuk2 Aviator Backpack

Tom Bihn Tristar

Tom Bihn Tristar

Organized. Built Tough.

Everlane Mover Pack Duffel

Everlane Mover Pack Duffel

Affordable Killer.

Patagonia Headway MLC

Patagonia Headway MLC

The Laid-Back Lifer

Wayks One Transformable Backpack

Wayks One Transformable Backpack

Innovative.

Osprey Farpoint 40 & Fairview 40 Travel Packs

Osprey Farpoint 40 & Fairview 40 Travel Packs

Mystery Ranch Rover

Mystery Ranch Rover

Shimoda X30 Adventure Camera Backpack

Shimoda X30 Adventure Camera Backpack

The Adventure Pro

North St. Weekender Travel Backpack

North St. Weekender Travel Backpack

Rugged. Organized.

Timbuk2 Blink & Wander Travel Packs

Timbuk2 Blink & Wander Travel Packs

Huru H1 Backpack

Huru H1 Backpack

Expandable. Vandalous.

Trakke Storr Travel Backpack

Trakke Storr Travel Backpack

Hip, boxy and old-world

Mission Workshop Rambler

Mission Workshop Rambler

Black Ember Forge

Black Ember Forge

Epic Expandable.

Aer Travel Duffel

Aer Travel Duffel

Solid. Organized. Techy.

Boundary Supply Arris Travel Pack

Boundary Supply Arris Travel Pack

Sleek. Sophisticated. Comfy.

Aasgard 50L Duffel

Aasgard 50L Duffel

Adventure Junkie

Aer Capsule Pack

Aer Capsule Pack

Burly. Organized

Riutbag X35 Convertible Security Backpack

Riutbag X35 Convertible Security Backpack

Elegant. Protected.

Kathmandu Federate Adapt Hybrid Travel Bag

Kathmandu Federate Adapt Hybrid Travel Bag

Kathmandu Litehaul 38 Travel Backpack

Kathmandu Litehaul 38 Travel Backpack

Light & Capable

The Knack Pack

The Knack Pack

Solid. Suit-able. Will travel.

Kathmandu Transfer 28

Kathmandu Transfer 28

Solid Companion

Gravel Travel 3-in-1 System

Gravel Travel 3-in-1 System

Clean. Bento Boxy.

Cotopaxi Del Dia Packable Backpacks

Cotopaxi Del Dia Packable Backpacks

One of a Kind Recycled

Tom Bihn Western Flyer

Tom Bihn Western Flyer

Tight. Organized. Durable.

Tortuga Homebase Backpack & Duffel Case

Tortuga Homebase Backpack & Duffel Case

Light. Tough.