Two years ago we launched our first project, the GoBag, and were blown away by the support and recognition the bag received. Our Kickstarter campaign received 2,444 backers from 53 countries and we were featured on Wired, GQ, Stuff, and Everyday Carry.
Pack small. Think big.
We believe that when you pack less, you experience more. We designed the GoBag so you can see more of the world, without the burden of hauling around bulky luggage.
It does things other carry-on bags can't.
It's time to make the most of every adventure. No waiting around to check in your luggage. No delays at the luggage carousel. No lost baggage. No checked baggage fees.
No checked bag, no problem.
Don't you just hate hauling around bulky luggage? Thanks to our Max Pack you can travel the world for days, weeks or months at a time with only a carry-on bag.
The vacuum compression system works by hand (or with a vacuum cleaner if you’re really serious about space-saving) to free up oh-so-precious interior space.
It can accommodate an impressive amount of kit wherever you’re headed — leaving room for a few keepsakes when you return.
With a monster 2m-long YKK main zip and six different ways to open your bag, you can instantly access what you need, when you need it.
With more of your gear next to the zip, you can say goodbye to digging around in the depths of your bag - or emptying your stuff in the rain because your waterproof happens to be at the bottom...
More zip. Less hassle.
Say goodbye to wasting time at airport security. Our integrated transparent wash bag has got your liquids and pastes ready to go from the off.
The fully welded design and waterproof zip means that any shampoo explosions are safely contained - leaving your clothes free of dodgy stains and ready for the adventure ahead!
Hassle free traveling is at your fingertips. We designed the Travel HQ so you can stay organised for the adventure ahead.
Everything you need when you need it, stored securely at the top of your bag and laid out just how you like it. There's also a soft pocket to protect any digital items that love getting scratched.
Simplify the way you travel.
Peace of mind is priceless - and never more so than when you're traveling. We designed a hidden pocket so your documents and money are securely concealed next to your back.
Did you see that?
Whatever the adventure, the GoBag is up for it. From trekking in the Himalayas to your daily commute, the ergonomic harness keeps you comfortable and supported. We've also included a sternum strap and removable waist belt.
Every laptop up to 15" is safely protected in the padded laptop pouch. What's more, there's a quick release tab that works faster than James Bond's ejector seat.
Bottle pockets. Stay hydrated.
Side and top grab handles.
We've selected the finest components and best quality materials to ensure that your GoBag goes the distance.
The GoBag uses ultra hard-wearing Hypalon on the base of the bag and to reinforce webbing straps. This is the material that whitewater rafts are made out of - so it's super tough! This is backed up with waterproof TPU-coated fabric to cover the rest of the exterior - helping to keep all your stuff dry in even the wettest of weather.
There is only one option when it comes to zips, and that's YKK. They can't be beaten for their reliability and toughness - so guess what we've gone for on the GoBag.
We've included magnetic compression straps to get your stuff buckled up that bit faster - and that satisfying magnetic clip signifying you're all packed and ready to go doesn't hurt either.
Holiday Season Gift Cards - Download
Do you want to give the gift of GoBag this holiday season? We've made a couple of gift cards so you have something to hand over on the day. Just download using the link below.
They are designed to be printed on A5 Card and there are two options for you to pick from.
Take a look at some of the rewards available for backing our project.
Vacuum Hand Pump - Available after Kickstarter
Max Pack System - The bag will come in yellow (not fluro orange) as shown in the images in the gallery below.
Want to see the GoBag in action? We sent a bag to Ethan to test out on a trip he was taking to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.
Here's what some of our previous backers have said about their GoBag.
We’re incredibly proud to call the Scottish Highlands our home. In fact, we’re pretty sure anyone who’s trekked a hidden glen or paddled out to a remote island would agree this kind of experience carves out who you are.
Of course, it’s not just bonnie Scotland that’s worth exploring. We know full well there are places hidden all over the globe that demand to be discovered and shared with friends.
In 2013 we searched for a bag that we’d be able to take as carry-on all over Europe on cheap flights. There was nothing suitable to be found so we decided to design the solution. Two years of sketches, sewing, testing and refining followed until the GOBAG was launched on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Things moved quickly and we reached our goal in a few days and were eventually 663% funded with almost 2,500 backers from all over the world. Shipping started in early 2016 and the story continues.
Our core belief is that when you travel compact you experience more. It’s this belief that drives us to work hard every day to create more innovative products that enable others to do the same.
The critical path.
We've got it all planned out.
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Thanks for taking the time to check out the GoBag! We'd hugely appreciate you sharing it with your friends.
We want to thank some fantastic people that have helped us out on the way.
Fred Ingleby ran round Edinburgh to find the perfect location to shoot the video. Thanks Fred!
BackPack Video - Ian's epic footage was used in our video.
Shawn Lowe - Took the original bag on an awesome trip up the west coast of the USA and brought back some epic footage and memories.
Jack Bussell shot all the tasty product images.
We want to make sure you have the best experience with your GoBag, so our bags come with a lifetime warranty. For as long as you own your bag, we will provide a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
This warranty doesn’t cover normal wear and tear, improper use, abuse, negligence, or accident.
Customs & Duties
Sadly we cannot mark any rewards as a gift as it is illegal to do so.
Import duties and taxes are not included in our reward levels. These charges vary by country and are completely out of our control.
However, we are shipping our bags to EU backers from the UK and to US backers from Seattle, WA - so no extra charges should be incurred for backers in these geographies.
We stand behind our bags and will replace or repair items that fall within our warranty; however, we do not offer refunds or returns on bags/products that were received as a Kickstarter reward and are not suffering from a fault.
Crowdfunding is an incredible tool that allows people to get their ideas off the ground. Kickstarter is not a store and our "reward levels" are the way that we say thank you for supporting us (and trust us, we are VERY grateful). Everything received from this campaign will go directly into making The GoBag Backpack a reality.
Risks and challenges
This is our second crowdfunding project and we are focused on ensuring that this campaign is even better than the last.
Designing and manufacturing new products always involves risk. We will do everything in our power to do the right thing for you, our backers, if or when these situations arise.
When it comes to logistics, we earned our stripes in our first campaign, giving us a distinct advantage now it's the second time round! We have established partnerships with fulfilment houses and international shippers to ensure your rewards get to where they’re going quickly and safely.
We will keep our backers well-informed in a timely manner throughout the entire process and to do everything we can to deliver your rewards to you as planned. We want this bag as much as anyone else and won't stop until we deliver you the best carry-on in the market.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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