[Kickstarter] GoBag 2 promises to be the ultimate carry-on backpack


If you often fly on a budget airline like EasyJet or RyanAir, getting a good carry-on bag is essential. With tremendous fees for checked luggage, it’s tempting to fit everything you need into a single 56 x 45 x 25cm bag — but that becomes a challenge if you’re away for more than a weekend. Scottish entrepreneur James Fyfe encountered just this problem in 2013, and turned to Kickstarter in 2015 to launch his solution: the GoBag. Now it’s 2017, and Fyfe & co are back to solicit crowd-funding for their upgraded model, the GoBag 2.

There are plenty of well-made carry-on bags available, but the GoBag’s unique feature was its integrated vacuum bag, which made it possible to compress down your soft items with or without a vacuum cleaner. The 2017 model uses that same idea, but packs in many more elements and features to provide a more universally useful carry-on bag. Here’s what’s included:

  • Opens six different ways, with a 2 metre main zip
  • Integrated transparent wash bag for rapid airport ingress
  • ‘Travel HQ’ top pocket for easy access to items

  • Hidden pocket for passports, wallets and other valuables
  • ‘All new’ ergonomic harness with sternum strap and waist belt
  • 15-inch laptop pocket with quick release tab
  • Twin bottle pockets
  • Side and top grab handles
  • Waterproof TPU-coated fabric and durable hypalon base
  • Magnetic compression straps

If you’re interested in the GoBag 2, you can find it on Kickstarter right now. The Super Early Bird bags have already gone, but you can still get a decent discount with the Early Bird pledge amount. £125 or $163 gets you a GoBag 2 with free shipping to the UK or US when the bags are ready in June 2018. There are only 13 Early Birds left, so get in there if you want a cheaper GoBag 2!

What do you think of the GoBag 2? Let us know in the comments below!

Last modified: November 9, 2017

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