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What's the best digital nomad backpack?

 

by @levelsio | 6yr  | 93 comments

I hear stuff about Tortuga and Minaal, although Iโ€™m myself using a fake Chinese one I bought here in Bali.

What do you currently have and whatโ€™s the best?

2017 UPDATE: I made a gear page now:

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@alexku | 3yr

Useful topic. Any updates? Iโ€™m thinking about Seoul Large Laptop Backpack - True Blue Without that ape-toy is stops being a female backpack and have a lot of positive reviews on Amazon
Minaal looks expensive and it with Tortuga donโ€™t have a safe place for sunglasses.

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@levelsio | 3yr

Nooooo that ape toy is cute! We always had Kiplingโ€™s with that toy in high school. :smiley:

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@alexku | 3yr

I donโ€™t take it off as well but in case it bothers someone. I use my previous Kipling backpack about 15-20 years and itโ€™s still ok, quality is super (Iโ€™ve also bought recently their crossbody bag and almost love it). But the old backpack wasnโ€™t made for laptop. So iโ€™m not sure if modern backpack, e.g. Seoul, good enough in back and shoulders support. If itโ€™s supposed to carry for long distances.

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Eighteen month review of the Pelican S100 as a digital nomad here: http://nonprofitable.org/pelican-s100-backpack-eighteen-month-review/

TL;DR: Like a couple of folks posted above, I end up using this mostly on city-to-city travel. Itโ€™s awesome as airline carry-on, and awesome for longer motorcycle trips or when I have an absolutely critical project Iโ€™m working on where I canโ€™t afford even a couple of daysโ€™ downtime (i.e. when I really need that insanely waterproof / bulletproof hard case for the laptop).

For days out, working from a coffee shop, or traveling inside a city, itโ€™s heavy. Even in the middle of a Calcutta or Goa monsoon, even if Iโ€™m also on a bike and getting wet, Iโ€™m more likely to toss the Chromebook in a waterproof camping sack and put that into a super-light, disposable nylon backpack than lug the Macbook around in the Pelican.

Still a good buy, overall. I do a lot of city-to-city travel, so this is going to get a ton of use, and after a year and a half of intense abuse, Iโ€™m pretty sure itโ€™ll out last my Macbook (or my next three Macbooks) easily.

D.

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@db8871 | 4yr

Dirt cheap, good reviews:

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@milemethod | 4yr

A little surprised no one has mentioned the Tom Binh Synapse 25L. Iโ€™m convinced itโ€™s the best backpack on the market for carry-on travelers.

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@opt | 4yr

Have you compared to the Tortuga Air? (It appears the Synapse also charges more for the optional Cache laptop sleeve, so roughly $240 versus $174, pre-discount.)

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@sonja | 4yr

I travelled 2.5 years with a Macpac Genesis. Itโ€™s a 55L hybrid (hiking and backpacking) bag with attachable 18L daypack. I kept the daypack detached pretty much the whole time. Super comfortable, padded, durable (special Aztec fabric) and waterproof.

Macpac is a New Zealand brand so really only available for those in the Southern Hemisphere, but they are absolute top quality IMO (although you pay for it). Next trip Iโ€™m gonna get a smaller Macpac as I got sick of carrying a bag this big, but going from hot to cold temperatures I needed it as I had to carry a lot of stuff, snow shoes, etc.

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@klein_stephane | 4yr

What do you think about this new Daily Backpack ยซ Bobby, the Best Anti Theft backpack by XD Design ยป

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@kathrynoh | 4yr

It seems a nice enough bag :slight_smile: But some of the stats on their campaign are a bit weird. The % of British rail pickpocketings that occur on the Underground, how is that relevant?

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@rbruce | 4yr

Thatโ€™s a pretty nice backpack! Doesnโ€™t meet my needs for a daypack (my backpack doubles as both a laptop bag or a hiking daypack) and doesnโ€™t look like it would work for when Iโ€™m traveling (90L on the back, laptop bag in front).

Still, for ~$100 thatโ€™s a pretty nice looking bag! Iโ€™m rather fond of the USB powerbank port.

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@rbruce | 4yr

I am 6โ€™3 (and a hair) and I tried both

  • Tortuga
  • Osprey Farpoint 55 v2 (just launched a month or so ago)
  • REI 85XT (which is totally not in the same realm as the other two)

The Osprey was too small for me physically. It held a decent bit, but Iโ€™m a solid L and drifting into XL for bag sizing. The Farpoint only comes in S/M and M/L, so the torso was too small and the hipbelt didnโ€™t fit in the right spot. I even tried making it work because I loved the idea of the daypack clipping to the front of my pack. It was just too uncomfortable for even a few minutes, let alone long treks.

The Tortuga was incredibly comfortable, fit properly, and is very well padded. Unfortunately, once I added my photo gear (of which thereโ€™s 4 lenses and a tripod), gadgets, sleep sack, and laptop, I had pretty little room for clothing. This would be a great bag if I wasnโ€™t doing photography, or wasnโ€™t trying to double use this bag for some backpacking (rather than just going town to town). Then because I wanted to add some camping, it was further pushed out of my use case.

So I ended up going with an REI 85XT and blowing away the whole โ€œ1 carry-on bagโ€ attempt. It just sucks because it guarantees a checked bag on every flight.

I may very well find myself going back to a Tortuga if I go full digital nomad rather than backpacker who has a tech job.

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@kathrynoh | 4yr

Just out of interest, what do people do if they are travelling and decide to change their bag? Sell on to other travellers or ship the old bag home?

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@travelmore | 4yr

I just give it away to a fellow traveler who needs it. To ship it home costs more than the bag is usually worth.

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I use my Minaal most of the time (just got it early last year), but I still keep/use my super old North Face which is of smaller size. Couldnโ€™t just let go of it - so many travel memories, LOL! Would perhaps need to ship it back home. Would love to try Tortuga or Osprey in the future.

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@etc | 5yr

Wow - some fantastic suggestions here. I hadnโ€™t seen that Tortuga bag before - Iโ€™ll have to check it out.

Iโ€™m personally using the Evernote backpack:

โ€ฆand absolutely adore it. Itโ€™s indestructible, plenty of inside pockets, very versatile (youโ€™d be surprised at what that big section can hold, including a bike helmet) and looks fantastic. As well, the laptop portion is secured in a separate compartment altogether against your back. You canโ€™t get to the zippers while the bag is on.

I highly recommend it.

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@pixelcamo | 5yr

Anyone had the chance to check the Dakine Departure?
Iโ€™ve been looking for months for a sub-100โ‚ฌ carry-on bag (not a trolley) and this seems just perfect. Itโ€™s even better than the Patagonia MLC 45 which was my reference (cheapest I found was 135โ‚ฌ). Size may be slightly bigger for some airlines, but itโ€™s not rigid and has 4 compression straps. Itโ€™s not lightweight at 1,6Kg (MLC is 1,4Kg), but at 55 liters seems even good for storing warm clothes and a my daily backpack.

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@kathrynoh | 5yr

Iโ€™ve been looking at a lot of luggage. My birthday is coming up and I couldnโ€™t think of anything else for the family to buy me + the wheel has broken on my old $30 suitcase.

Iโ€™ve decided on the Standard Luggage bag http://www.standardluggage.com/products/carry-on-backpack-travel-bag

The selling points for me are that itโ€™s expandable from 35l to 45l - I know conventional wisdom says to wear your bulky clothes on the plane but I donโ€™t think the makers of conventional wisdom have flown out of a un-airconditioned airport in 40 degrees C weather!

It works as carry on for all airlines according to their website and it doesnโ€™t have that grungy backpacker look. Also, it has a shoulder strap and I often use a duffel so will probably configure it that way unless Iโ€™ve got a lot of walking to do.

I checked out the Tortuga and didnโ€™t like the hip belt. Tbh, I was also worried that the hip belt wouldnโ€™t fit my hefty hips. They say on their site you can make an extender but who wants to do that. I was also looking the Minaal but I felt like I was getting just as much with the Standard Luggage for a lot less money + free international shipping.

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@rokeeffe | 5yr

Hi @kathrynoh, how are you finding the Standard Luggage bag so far? Tempted to get it myselfโ€ฆ

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@travelmore | 4yr

I have one and we actually sell it on our shop. Iโ€™ve traveled over 50k miles with it now and no issues.

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@kathrynoh | 5yr

Sorry for the very late reply but I wanted to do a few trips with the Standard Luggage before commenting.

Iโ€™m not 100% sold on it (well I guess technically i am since I bought it). I have about 12-13 kg of luggage and it fits great. It seems to be the type of bag where you can always squeeze a bit more in. The extension zipper is great. Iโ€™ve actually packed it with the capacity extended then zipped it to the smaller size to compress everything.

The shoulder strap doesnโ€™t work for me at all. With that weight in it, the strap presses badly into my chest. As a backpack, it works okay although iโ€™ve never felt quite balanced with it. I donโ€™t usually travel with backpacks so Iโ€™m not sure what is the norm.

There are a lot of pockets, maybe too many. Iโ€™ve found I have to be a bit on the ball about what i pack where so i lose things. There are two internal pockets + one bigger compartment behind them, two external ones at the front then the laptop one at the back.

I donโ€™t like it opens up length-ways - the bag is quite long and thin and the top flaps over on the thin side. Sorry for my poor description, but if you want to lay it out flat for packing, you either need a very big space or have to use the bed or floor. Also, because itโ€™s soft sided, you pretty much have to use packing cubes or stuff spills out until you zip it up.

Iโ€™ve not used it as carry on at all because all my flights have been Air Asia with a 7kg total carry on limit.

Overall, I think itโ€™d be a great bag for weekenders or short trips but probably not the best option for carrying your whole life around.

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@kathrynoh | 5yr

Iโ€™ve not received it yet (did only order it this week because I was in Switzerland previously and apparently they have killer import duties) but will let you once Iโ€™ve used it a bit.

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@flowen | 5yr

good and cheap bag: Osprey farpoint 40ML

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@quinnzeda | 5yr

I found that the F-Stop camera gear bags are the best for me. I want something high quality, good for adventure, moving around, can hold my camera/tech gear and be adaptable to whatever situation I need at the time. It also fits as a carry-on. Unfortunately, you keep the โ€˜backpacker lookโ€™ rather than โ€˜professionalโ€™ but as far as functionality, itโ€™s the perfect bag. (This is after trying 6-7 other bags) You can check them out at http://fstopgear.com/

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@aarondavidson | 5yr

Another vote for Tortuga here.

I did alot of research and almost went Minaal but Tortuga beat them out simply because the bag itself is slightly higher quality and there is an internal structure to support your load. Far easier to pack with Tortuga.

That said, I would love to get rid of the pockets on the waist strap. I also prefer the โ€œslicknessโ€ of the Minaal, but would not buy it over the Tortuga.

โ€“Aaron

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@davidsidhom | 5yr

Thule do some great ones! http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/products/bags-and-cases/daypacks-and-messengers/thule-crossover-daypacks/thule-crossover-sling-pack-_-tl_85854231399

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@wakkos | 4yr

The best one Iโ€™ve used so far is one Apple gave to me when I bough my first iMac:
Thule Crossover TCBP-117

Hard to find now =( But it has everything I need, and Iโ€™ve been literally with it walking for hours and feels great.

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@allbombs | 5yr

Just picked up the AERONAUT 45 from Tom Bihn
http://www.tombihn.com/travel_bags/TB0906.html

Love the quality and craftmashipโ€ฆ Itโ€™s beautiful.

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@thomas_sims29 | 5yr

I use the small backpack i have bought in Lisbon, it was cheap, but iโ€™m carrying it for 3 years and absolutely satisfied with it.

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Have you seen this Barracuda carry on luggage?


Tracking option if you lose it (or to avoid losing it!), a pull out tray for the laptop, USB charger, collapsibleโ€ฆ

It recently made splash across social networks and raised funds on Kickstarter really fast. I guess itโ€™s still a prototype so thereโ€™s room for improvement.

Other than that, I really like the design of this Caribee wheeled backpacks, the best of both I guess. Itโ€™s pricey though.
http://www.caribee-uk.com/fast-track-75-wheeled-rucksack-black-cat-7-subcat-23-product-154

And this carry on by Caribee too, it has pockets for gadgets and laptop
http://www.caribee-uk.com/fast-track-laptop-carry-on-cabin-bag-black-green-cat-3-subcat-21-product-512

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I use this backpack from Cabin Max and Iโ€™ve been travelling with just this one for the last year, so far has been great! The good thing is that I can use it as hand baggage with the majority of low cost companies and load few extra kg, as it seems a small backpack they donโ€™t usually check weight :wink:

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@yaroslav | 5yr

No SwissGear/Wenger fans, really?

Wouldโ€™ve thought this http://www.amazon.com/Wenger-GA-7305-14F00-SwissGear-Computer-Backpack/dp/B000NONHYY would come as a top recommendation. Not a very good looking backpack, but super durable and comfortable with no redundant straps that always get in the way.

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@rumurphy | 5yr

Iโ€™ve gone through many bags in search of the perfect bag including several Tom Bihn bags and looked closely at the Minaal and Tortuga Air.

With that said, I am SOLD on my Deuter ACT Trail 30.

This is the new version that just recently came out. It has the best back support of any backpack Iโ€™ve found. It is top AND panel loading. The hip straps can be tucked inside to keep it streamlined. Thereโ€™s a bladder slot that works perfectly for my 13" laptop. Probably would fit a 15".

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I use a 511 tactical backpack. Iโ€™ve had it for about 2 years now. Itโ€™s very tough and is perfect for traveling. I have the Rush 72 (kinda big), but Iโ€™m thinking of switching down to a Rush 24. These backpacks are on par with GoRuck backpacks, but much cheaper.

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@tomhuges | 5yr

Minaaaaaal. Frigging love that thing and use it every day. Got it for $175 (or so) in the kickstarter, but would buy it again in a heartbeat should I need to.

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@unfulvio | 5yr

I long thought of getting a Minaal or a Tortuga. From user reviews and the looks of them seem very alright.

At first I considered Minaal, but I wouldnโ€™t put that much money in a backpack, no matter how good it is. I turned onto Tortuga, but shipping expenses from US to Europe or US to Asia (Iโ€™m based between these two) were a bit of a turn off.

Finally an old pal gave me the best backpack I could ask for right now - that pal would be the old me! :slight_smile:

On my last trip home in Europe I figured out I had buried in my junk an old Tamrac backpack, this one: http://www.tamrac.com/products/expedition8x/ - I had got it many years before when I was working as a photographerโ€™s assistant. This was long before I started travelling and I almost forgot it I had it, it was buried in a suitcase I didnโ€™t use. Back then I saw it as a tool to carry heavy and fragile camera and video equipment. But after I got it again in my hands, I realized itโ€™s perfect for nomadism! Itโ€™s designed for carry-on, itโ€™s ultra comfortable, I think has better lumbar foam padding and ergonomics than Tortuga or Minaal (again since itโ€™s meant to carry heavy stuff). It can carry a laptop up to 15 or 17" (mine is 13), it opens like a suitcase, itโ€™s water resistant. It has inserts inside that can be removed or rearranged, meant to store photo equipment like camera bodies or lenses, I took them off. The only โ€œdrawbackโ€ is that it weighs more than 2kg (the new version on the website even more than that), since it has extra foam meant to protect electronics. Itโ€™s not a big deal to me and makes whatever youโ€™re carrying extra safe, the rest is perfect. Itโ€™s discreet, has a minimalist design, black/gray colour. I also have two extra removable pockets for it, it has velcro and hooks if you want to customize it or attach something.

There are probably out there more photo backpacks which can be converted to general travel/nomad purpose. Some are expensive, but they are very durable. If you are concerned about weight, there are lighter/smaller ones than mine too.

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@eswat | 5yr

GORUCK Radio Ruck. Bought it nearly four years ago. Adjusting to the size (24L) was an issue but it gave me an excuse to trim the fat. Has held up through a Challenge and my parentโ€™s dog. I have no excuses to look for another pack, other than gear masturbation.

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@davidhq | 6yr

I use Minaal and itโ€™s great but yes, could be bigger for longer trips as well as have a better belt strapโ€ฆ Other than that perfect and works great for what it was intended (a professional looking backpack)โ€ฆ But Iโ€™ll get Tortuga too, maybe wait for the โ€œnext versionโ€ and read more reviewsโ€ฆ I read one that says itโ€™s made of questionable materialโ€ฆ but for sure Iโ€™ll order their day pack once it comes outโ€ฆ For this I now use: http://www.seatosummit.com.au/products/outdoor/ultra-sil-day-pack/ and itโ€™s just AWESOME as a complement to Minaal. It can hold all the weight (laptop etc) you want but it lacks a second compartment which I miss sometimesโ€ฆ upside is that empty is very small and takes no space packed in Minaal. When I get Tortuga daypack I will probably still use sea2summit on some occasions when I donโ€™t need to go around the target city that much with a laptop or when I really have no enough space to take Tortuga with me in Minaal.

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@flowen | 6yr

didnโ€™t read any of the posts, but I feel the backpack thing maybe is a bit overrated and people are a bit over-concerned about this? If youโ€™re a real hiker (mountains, cold climates, etc) itโ€™s VERY more important what kind of backpack you have. Otherwise, if you go from city to city I guess quality and getting your stuff to fit is all you need. I think most digital nomads donโ€™t move around that much with their main backpack, but rather with their daypack.

Anyway to add to the chaos of posts and suggestions here is another one I saw with beautiful pictures, but the maker does not respond to any question on twitter. Almost feels like itโ€™s fake :wink: https://nomada.io/products/547ed6e717cc2620a8eda3b4

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@jonmyers | 6yr

Iโ€™ll challenge a sacred cow.

Nomad Backpacks are overrated.

I am not on the road as much as I used to be, but still travel often enough.

When I first started out, I always used to travel with a big, bulky backpack like these.

I had an EagleCreek, which took me through India and South America at one point.

Honestly though, I had a revelation about larger, travel backpacks.

I hated them.

I despised hauling a big bulky backpack like these, and feeling like I was wearing a sumo suit, as the bag inadvertently smacks people and objects as itโ€™s hard to have spatial awareness (even when it is strapped to the front) lugging these awkward things.

And yes, I have seen all these. No offense to present company.

Backpacks do not wear or hold their form over time well.

Doesnโ€™t make sense to me for most of the long term travel I have done.

Iโ€™m mostly in cities, and going between tight transportation points.

Not in the jungle.

Sure, maybe in India it makes sense, but then again, most transportation points are filled with touts to haul your bags anyhow.

Thus, at some point, I switched to a hard side piece of luggage with durable wheels and a smaller backpack for my laptop and items, which needed to be accessible.

Never sweated checking something if I had to, which wasnโ€™t always the case.

If I was in a place for a longer stretch, I would simply buy a cheap duffle bag for short trips, leave my stuff and come back.

My life got a hell of a lot easier.

At some point, I had failed to see the utility in the large backpack form for all my travel and transportation needs. I was just going city to city. Plane to car. Plane to train.

Not hauling it through the mountains or jungle.

Also, traveling with more than one pair of shoes and packing them in a backpack is a pain in the ass. Iโ€™m a shoe guy, and I like a few pairs of shoes with me, so I donโ€™t look like a bum walking into a club or restaurant.

I found packing shoes in a hard side that way was easier.

And, in general, I found it to be a lot easier to maximize the use of space in a hard side.

Maybe thatโ€™s not for everyone, but I was happy I made the switch, as was my back.

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@ani_goes_tweet | 5yr

Like you, Iโ€™d had it with big backpacks. I make full use of my allowance for checked luggage and carry-ons, and even though Iโ€™m carrying a fair bit, Iโ€™ve got what I want, and I make sure that everything moves easily. My suitcase was inexpensive - around ยฃ45 for a medium-sized, four-wheeled Antler, a lightweight suitcase that doesnโ€™t eat much into my weight allowance. My only regret is that itโ€™s not hard shell and I donโ€™t expect to use it for more than two or three years (Iโ€™ve had it for a bit more than one and itโ€™s taking a beating), at which point I will probably go for a hard shell case. As for the rest, I keep my laptop, passport, travel docs, e-reader, etc, in a small backpack that I stow under the seat in front of me and various items that I may want easier access to (as well as packing overflow) in a bag that I stow overhead. The latter bag is inexpensive, attractive, and feels comfortable slung over my shoulders. So when Iโ€™m moving from the airport, train station, whatever, I may look ridiculous - Iโ€™m slung with luggage the way Rambo is slung with bullet belts - but I move easily and the weight is well distributed (most of that weight being in the suitcase, which glides along very nicely).

This works very well for me. Iโ€™ve got everything I need, some stuff that I donโ€™t., and from one stop to the next Iโ€™ll throw some things out and add some new stuff.

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@bear | 6yr

Iโ€™ve only really used my Minaal as a daypack so far, but will be travelling using it as my only bag shortly, and Iโ€™m quite confident itโ€™ll do the job very nicely.

From reading some of the reviews around, like the comparison with the Tortuga (which I note is on the Tortuga site, soโ€ฆ you know), it seems a better comparison would be the Tortuga Air. Which appears to have a lot of the differences mentioned in the Minaal vs Tortuga article too!

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@micha | 6yr

Iโ€™m using a GORUCK GR1 (26L) rucksack combined with the GORUCK 32L Kit Bag. Itโ€™s the perfect combination for me and superior to the GR2 as Iโ€™ve enough space and a rucksack which I can also comfortably use as a day pack.

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@ollieparker | 6yr

Iโ€™ve been looking at a few options recently and Iโ€™ve been told by multiple people that the Tortuga is the best option. While it seems great Iโ€™ve noticed that itโ€™s too big for Ryanairโ€™s carry-on allowance (and I assume thatโ€™s not the only airline with that carry-on allowance). While I get that itโ€™s a backpack and itโ€™s unlikely Iโ€™ll be stopped compared to people with actual suitcases, has anyone had any problems taking it on as carry-on luggage?

Along similar linesโ€ฆ Does anyone have a Tortuga Air? And if so, how do you find traveling with that Vs. a larger backpack like the Tortuga? I like the idea of the Air due to itโ€™s size, but Iโ€™m not 100% sure I could travel with something that small!

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@gawin | 6yr

My 2 cents:

Small: Sea-to-Summit, Ultra-Sil Day Pack, Black
Ultra light day pack, always with me for city trips or groceries. Fits my MacBook Air, Camera, Jacket and Water suppplies.
http://www.seatosummit.com/

Medium: Berghaus, Munro
My main pack, very durable, packs small and light if it has to, has a internal frame, grows big when needed (40 liters). Fits as carry on luggage. Love this pack for its simplicity and durability. I use ultra light dry bags to group items together for easy access.


Large: Arcโ€™teryx, Naos 55, Gold
Build like a fortress, extremely comfortable, crossed lots of rivers and lakes swimming with this bomb shell. To bad I canโ€™t bring it as carry on luggage, otherwise I would take this baby everywhere. Use this one mainly when I go of the grid longer than a weekend (mountains, hiking etc).
http://www.trailspace.com/gear/arcteryx/naos-55/

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@eee | 6yr

Still using my momโ€™s Kรฅnken from the '70s. Not as much functionality as some other bags posted here, but simple, will never break, and it wonโ€™t look worse if it gets dirty.

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Are there any clones/copies/alternatives of great backpacks available in SE Asia that are cheaper? Especially something like the GoRuck GR2 or the Tortuga would be nice, but not at $300

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@renegdn | 6yr

Iโ€™m also looking to buy one in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Any luck finding out how to get one in SE Asia?

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@jonbstrong | 6yr

A friend of mine has got a Riutbag , looks pretty cool! No outer zips, ideal for the paranoid traveller :slight_smile:

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what is this wizardry??

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@champ | 5yr

Thanks for recommending it. I love its design. Will order it soon.

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@jolly | 6yr

I use an osprey Meridian (Itโ€™s a 22 inch roller bag. Itโ€™s lightweight, and has an attachable daypack that my electronics/everydaycarry gear goes in.) Love it. Ginormous wheels, durable, lifetime warantee.

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@voskovek | 6yr

I recently got a Meridian 22, it sure is amazing, top quality materials, the daypack even fits my 17" laptop.
Have you tried using it as carry-on luggage?

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@wanderingdev | 6yr

I have an Osprey Talon 44 that has been with me for several years and I love it. Perfect size for carrying on even budget European airlines. I also have a daypack for day-to-day laptop migration and a purse that can hold a water bottle, my 7" tablet, my phone, an umbrella, and my mirrorless DSLR for when Iโ€™m just out walking.

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I love my Minaal but for day to day use about town, I use this messenger bag:
http://www.brooklynindustries.com/bags_messenger-bags/city-bag-medium--nylon-messenger

Itโ€™s small enough that it can be a purse if needed, but fits my 11" Air. I think itโ€™s cute-ish, but not nice enough to attract the attention of a bag snatcher.

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The ultimate quest of the perfect backpack ! Never ending lol

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@iamfledge | 6yr

Iโ€™m about to attempt a long trip with only my Lowepro Fastpack 350 [no hold luggage].

Iโ€™ve gone for this bag, as in addition to my laptop for work, Iโ€™m taking my photography kit (travel photography + a wedding in Thailand). This does mean Iโ€™ll have pretty limited space for non digital items up in the top of the bag - which Iโ€™m a bit concerned about. But Iโ€™m not sure what non-tech items that Iโ€™ll need to pack that I canโ€™t buy out there.

This bag also has an โ€˜all weatherโ€™ cover built into it, which for laptops etc gives me confidence.

My other slight concern is that itโ€™s about 8mm deeper than the official allowed carry-on dimensions - has anyone experienced issues with this before?

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Anyone using a Pelican case or backpack? I wanted something with serious protection for a Macbook Air (13); ideally, something with hard protection thatโ€™d keep the laptop alive if I take a spill on a motorcycle, but still work as a carry-on (I hate checking luggage, and Iโ€™d never check a laptop). Just got an S100. Initial impressions are that itโ€™s much lighter than it looks, and will likely outlast this laptop by quite a bit.

No real world review yet; currently using it as a day pack around Calcutta, but might head to Thailand in the next couple of months with just this, so Iโ€™ll see how that goes. Wish Iโ€™d found this thread before buying it; Iโ€™ll take a look at some of the others you guys have linked.

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@fizk | 6yr

Iโ€™m going nomad on january 26th and after some research bought a Khard 30 from Arcโ€™teryx. I wanted something stylish, that would go as carry-on, and something that did not need to be loaded from the top. Quality seems awesome only slight complaint is that the shoulder straps could possibly use a bit more padding. Can make an update when Iโ€™ve actually trekked with it for a bit.

Review of Khard 30:

Manufacturer info:
http://leaf.arcteryx.com/product.aspx?language=EN&gender=mens&model=Khard-30-Pack

Some other bags Iโ€™ve researched and considered:


http://www.soot.me/

http://www.ospreyeurope.com/gb_en/view-by-series/travel/farpoint-series/farpoint-40-13#product-videos
http://eu.blackdiamondequipment.com/en/sonic-pack-BD681103CBLTMD_1.html
http://arcteryx.com/product.aspx?model=Covert-Case-I-C-O&language=EN
http://arcteryx.com/product.aspx?language=EN&gender=mens&category=packs&model=Miura-35-Backpack
http://arcteryx.com/product.aspx?language=EN&category=Packs&subcat=1_to_4_Day&model=Miura-45-Backpack

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@ry | 6yr

Iโ€™m currently using the Tortuga and I love it. Of course, that being said, there is no perfect bag as there are far too many situations/environments and variables involved. The Tortuga does the trick for me. At least, at the moment.

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@dries | 5yr

Hi Frederik, howโ€™s the Khard 30 so far?
Would u recommend it?

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@fizk | 5yr

Yeah, very much so.

Now traveled with it for 5 months, new place every other night, hardly a scratch.
Perfect size - can travel with as hand luggage and fits my 15 inch macbook as well. Stylish.

Only negative; when it gets to heavy, around 11kg for me, the straps are not fitted enough. Below 10kg Iโ€™ve had no problem, and Iโ€™ve walked for hours at a time with that load. And yeah, a tad bit expensive.

Very much recommend one to add some kind of pocket sleeves inside. Like these: http://lbxtactical.lbtinc.com/lbx-3-pocket-side-sleeve-12282.html. Also goes well with a tiny foldable rucksack for when you donโ€™t need all your stuff.

Lol, pretty much like my original conclusion. should have read that one first :slight_smile:

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@michaeltieso | 6yr

Running a blog that focused on backpacking and travel, Iโ€™ve had far too many backpacks. Iโ€™d say my favorite one currently is the Guerrilla Packs Samurai 50L. Itโ€™s the perfect size and has treated me well in my travels.

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@seantempesta | 6yr

Iโ€™m 2.5 years into nomading and since I tend to post up for months at a time I like to bring a lot of extra stuff. Iโ€™ve had really great experiences with these two bags:

OverBoard
Timbuk2 Navigator 70L

I put all of my electronics in the waterproof bag which I take as a carry on and all of my clothes and extra gear in the Timbuk2 in packing cubes. Works really well.

Sean

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@cleanforestco | 6yr

Iโ€™m very happy with the 511 RUSH 72 or smaller 24
http://www.511tactical.com/rush-72-backpack.html

These things are incredibly robust and built to last. Recommended!

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@marcusmeurer | 6yr

I use that backpack from Quechua for under 50$ and it still works for more than 2 years traveling.

Going to Coworking Spaces with my Air I use my Berlin Elance-oDesk Hipster Bag:
.
Securing my stuff on the road I use the 20l Pacsafe. You could lock it anywhereโ€ฆ

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@markooo | 6yr

I use one of these instead of my backpack to walk around, theyโ€™re great for carrying water bottles and smaller stuff that doesnโ€™t break easily.

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@jb510 | 6yr

For the โ€œone bagโ€ folks, Iโ€™ve always wondered whay they do for a โ€œdaybagโ€.

Iโ€™ve long carried 3 bags.

  1. A Osprey Porter 90 (just because itโ€™s 90L doesnโ€™t mean I fill it, except on rare occasion hauling gifts when I go home for the holidays like I am right now). Obviously I always check that bag when I fly.
  2. Crumpler Sinking Barge, This is my carry on and used to carry laptop+dSLR+lenses, but I stopped carrying a dSLR around so for the last year itโ€™s half empty, still nice for carrying a jacket on-board planesโ€ฆ AND I use this when Iโ€™m scootering around SEA going to/from co-working spaces, etcโ€ฆ
  3. Black Diamond Bullet - this little thing I roll carry empty inside my Osprey and use when Iโ€™m out and about and not carrying a laptop. Good for snacks/water bottle etc.

So, For those 1 bag peopleโ€ฆ How do you haul a laptop around town? What do you use when just out for the day?

Iโ€™m really tempted by a Tortuga (My beloved Osprey is on life support and so empty most of the time the cinch straps do nothing), but I think Iโ€™d still check in the Tortuga most of the time on planes.

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@fredperrotta | 6yr

We have a daypack solution in progress. It will be a lightweight daypack when you want to carry stuff around for the day but will pack away into your main bag when not in use. More info here. Pictures and video coming in late Feb/early March.

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@tkrunning | 6yr

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, Fred :smile:

For now Iโ€™m using this small Hikpro pack that I got on Amazon for less than $20. It does the job, is the perfect size (I can fit my Macbook Air, keyboard/trackpad, Roost stand, chargers and spare batteries, as well as a light down jacket or rain jacket) and takes up almost no space if I pack it away. It also works well as a โ€œpersonal itemโ€ on flights, so I can have easy access to some stuff throughout a flight and I can gate check the Tortuga if I feel like it (I fly quite often on small Dash-8 400Qs).

What I do not like about the Hikpro is that it looks fairly โ€œcheapโ€. Iโ€™m not sure that is something thatโ€™s easy to fix while keeping it lightweight, but just removing the awful logo would help. If you guys can make the Tortuga daypack not look out of place in an office setting, I would consider switching!

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@jb510 | 6yr

Interesting. Look forward to what you come up with.

Sometimes I think I just need to find a seamstress to build me the โ€œperfectโ€ custom bag builtโ€ฆ I used to get my bags modified (adding pockets, padding, etcโ€ฆ just where I wanted it). Maybe launch yet another bag companyโ€ฆ lolโ€ฆ

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@jb510 | 5yr

Wish the Tortuga Packable Daypack was availableโ€ฆ Instead Iโ€™m ordering a pair of Hikpro bags and a sea-to-summit ultra-sil. None of which are quite what I want since I really want a tablet/laptop sleeve. Shouldnโ€™t be hard to get added.

Side note, the Tortuga Packable Daypack really does looks awesome and exactly what Iโ€™m wanting right now, except that horrifically bright green Tortuga logo. Love you guys, still donโ€™t want a bright green logo on my bag. Hoping itโ€™s not too difficult to remove.

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@fredperrotta | 5yr

Ha โ€œhorrifically bright green.โ€ You use adverbs as dramatically as I do. :smile:

You should know that we punch up the colors in Photoshop to break up the monotony of black in the pictures. What color logo would you prefer? Gray?

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@jb510 | 5yr

I think the two color logo from the big bags probably wouldnโ€™t be as obnoxious (or eye catching if you prefer โ€“ hehe). It looks screen printed on the packable bag though and I get: 1) screen printing that logo in two colors is probably double cost of the single color; 2) making it a โ€œpatchโ€ would increase weight and decrease packability.

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@fredperrotta | 5yr

The logo is screen printed for softness, primarily. Itโ€™s slightly brighter than the color on the logo patches inside the bigger bags, but donโ€™t worry, itโ€™s not lime green. :slight_smile: Thanks for the pre-order. Looking forward to your feedback.

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@jb510 | 5yr

Just got my Tortuga Day Pack. Thankfully it isnโ€™t nearly as bright green as the photos suggested. Totally subtle and just fine with me.

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@jb510 | 5yr

Well, personally I prefer no logoโ€ฆ Even when itโ€™s brands I love, I donโ€™t want their logos on my stuff. Something subtle, grey, would certainly be preferable to the lime green. I didnโ€™t think about the photoshopping making it look brighter than it might actually appear in person. Iโ€™ll find out soon enough, just pre-ordered one.

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@nickdanforth | 6yr

I might be in the minority here, but I only travel with a single daypack. My bag is 22L and has a built in laptop compartment so I just remove my clothes, toiletries, etc. and then Iโ€™m ready to head out for the day.

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@tkrunning | 6yr

I have never tried the Minaal, but Iโ€™m currently using the Tortuga.

I was previously using eBags Mother Lode Weekender, which could fit more and was easier to keep organized. It was also easier to compress your stuff to get within approved carry-on dimensions. However the hip belt (strap) was a joke, and doing much more than carrying it from gate to taxi to hotel was less than ideal. I did a 4 hour trek with it across a timorese island once, and it was really killing me.

Thatโ€™s why I switched to the Tortuga and to be honest I like that it can fit slightly less (due to more padding) as it forces me to carry less stuff. And the hip belt is a godsend.

Things that annoy me ever so slightly with the Tortuga:

  • Not possible to lock side pockets.
  • No proper compression straps for main compartment.
  • The โ€œturtle shellโ€ design thatโ€™s meant for expanding capacity automatically has no way of being โ€œdisabledโ€. Basically if you try to compress anything without compression cubes or sacs the pack will likely be too deep for approve carry-on dimensions.
  • Overall poorer for organization than what Iโ€™m used to with the eBags

Still, the added comfort (and the 3x price of the eBags) is easily worth it for my travel styleโ€ฆ But if youโ€™re not going to carry your pack much Iโ€™d say the eBags Mother Lode is as close to perfection you can get. And itโ€™s cheap too. I think it was around $70 in Amazon when I got it, but the price has jumped a bit since.

EDIT (Jan 22, 2015): I have traveled a bit more with the Tortuga now, and reduced the amount of clothes I bring even further. And I am more in love with the Tortuga now than ever before, and Iโ€™m very happy I made the switch. I had to make some adjustments, such as getting a couple compression cubes (instead of regular packing cubes) and a Victorinox travel organizer, but Iโ€™m super happy with the end result!

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@coffeeshopceo | 6yr

I only found out recently (after two years) that I accidentally bought a female backpack (for short backs). It fits perfectly for my short stubby back though.

I think itโ€™d be hard to find one pack that fits all best due to the vast variety of body shapes and use cases.

Use case has always been a big factor for me. I recently bought a new roller bag for short trips w/ long haul flights, even though I have two decent bags that I could probably make do with.

Iโ€™ve travelled for months using my girl sized $200 28l Deuter made for one day trails, and then also months with just my $500 leather messenger bag - a fashion piece not made for more than carrying your daily paperwork.

Iโ€™m sure there are a dozens of high quality bags that will out do all of mine in every category (at least on a paper), but at the end of the day the situation the bag is being used in changes everything.

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@peachananr | 6yr

I usually carry 2 bags, a big normal backpack (65L) for all my clothes and a day pack where Iโ€™ll put all the electronics, snacks, books and jackets in.

Iโ€™m all for stylish looks so I bought a Hershel Supply Little America backpack from here: [http://www.revolveclothing.com/dp/HERS-UY56/][1][1]: http://www.revolveclothing.com/dp/HERS-UY56/

It survived me through my NZ trip without breaking. I climbed Mount Ngauruhoe and slid down a snow with it so Iโ€™d say, pretty durable. :smile:

It has a small front sack, a laptop compartment, and 2 small pouches for your phones.

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@rogerolden | 6yr

There is also the new SOOT bag which has built in battery and a camera compartment that can be detaches and used as a daypack.

http://www.soot.me

But it also looks like its lacking the padded hip-belt, so wouldnโ€™t use it for trekking.

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I like the Chrome rolltops, you can get vertrical with them and extend capacity. I use the Yalta.

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@al_steffen | 6yr

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@yeltsin | 6yr

Iโ€™m thinking on buying a Tortuga but the Minaal is very good too. Soโ€ฆ I really donโ€™t know :confused:
http://www.minaal.com/products/minaal-carry-on-bag or
http://www.tortugabackpacks.com/products/tortuga-travel-backpack

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@codam | 6yr

Hi guys

Iโ€™ve set up this speadsheet to compare the best backpacks for digital nomads.
Everybody can edit it, so feel free to add you own bags :smile:

Raf

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@mitchell | 6yr

Re: Minaal vs Tortuga

Iโ€™d characterize it like this. Minaal is luggage, Tortuga is a backpack.

Which is to say, Minaal is great to get you from point A to point B. You can travel with it easily and when you get to your hotel, you unpack it a bit and stay for a while. But it isnโ€™t built to stay on your back for days on end, it isnโ€™t built for a purely backpacker/hiking/camping/couchsurfing lifestyle. Iโ€™d consider it a โ€œtraveling professionalโ€ bag.

The Tortuga is great for backpackers. Its a bit more rugged and built to be worn for longer periods. Itโ€™s less expensive, a bit larger (though not by much; specs on paper are a bit misleading) and I could see living out of it in a hostel or couchsurfing easier than the Minaal. But it is less stylish, more bulky, and not as versatile. Iโ€™d consider it a โ€œlong term backpackerโ€ bag.

Just my $0.02 on comparing the two.

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@maebert | 6yr

Mostly agree with @mitchell. Iโ€™ve been travelling with my Minaal as my main container for stuff for half a year now, and some things begin to bother me:

  • canโ€™t expand it to fit a bit more
  • no built in straps or nets to hold things in place
  • could need another pocket / net / strap on the outside to attach my ukulele :slight_smile:

I usually use two compression packs and on average only unpack / pack it once a week, which takes about 15 minutes.

That said, itโ€™s still classes better than any other โ€œcarry-on sizeโ€ backpack Iโ€™ve ever seen. And the fair comparison is probably Minaal vs. Tortuga Air. You canโ€™t go wrong with either.

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what about the Venturesafe 45L from Pacsafe? http://www.pacsafe.com/venturesafe-45l-gii-travel-backpack.html
Anyone using this? Iโ€™m really considering getting this for when I start my journey.

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@kirkbeard | 6yr

I tend to pack very light so I opted for the Deuter Futura 28L and itโ€™s been great for my trip.

I can fit my 15" Macbook Pro in there and enough luggage for almost two years of travel, and is still suitable for Carry On luggage for all flights.

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@nickdanforth | 6yr

Currently, Iโ€™m using a Timbuk2 Showdown (http://www.timbuk2.com/showdown-ipad-macbook-laptop-backpack/346.html).

Itโ€™s been wonderful for me. Great organization, super durable, and a great padded laptop compartment. That said, I travel pretty light. Only a few shirts, one pair of pants, and so on. Iโ€™m able to comfortably pack in the 22L Showdown, but I realize that it might be a bit small for most folks.

If I was looking for a bigger bag, Iโ€™d definitely check out some of Timbuk2โ€™s other offerings. The Showdown has held up really well on the road. Couldnโ€™t wish for a better bag.

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@cbovis | 6yr

The one thing Iโ€™ve heard about Minaal which puts me off (and confirmed by people in Slack) is that the hip belt doesnโ€™t do much to take the weight off so not ideal if youโ€™re going to be trekking.

That issue aside it looks like the perfect pack, especially for a Digital Nomad.

Last point in this article: http://www.tortugabackpacks.com/pages/minaal-carry-on-vs-the-tortuga-travel-backpack

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What is the best online insurance for digital nomads ?


by @berberos | 4d 4 days ago | 4 comments

Hi guys ! hope you are doing well.

I would love to get your feedback regarding the best insurance for digital nomads. i'm traveling around Asia since 1 year and for next 4 or 5 years. Would love to buy an insurance to cover especially :

- health

- laptop, phone ...

- Flights

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What's the best SIM card you can get for traveling to Spain?


in Spain by @gabygarreau | 2mo 1 month ago | 3 comments

Hi! I want to relocate to Spain and I was wondering if someone can recommend a SIM card with a good data package.

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Any nomads working on startups?

 

by @mattlock | 4mo 3 months ago | 33 comments

Hoping to see all the cool stuff people are working on while they live an extraordinary life.

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Any Ph.D students dissertating while a digital nomad?


by @larsheather | 4mo 4 months ago | 5 comments

Anyone know of any groups or resources for Ph.D. students working on dissertation while living as a digital nomad? I know there are several virtual writing groups around, but wondered if there were any specifically for digital nomads, particularly those who are dissertating.

Thanks!

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Does international health insurance for digital nomads exist?

 

by @al_steffen | 5mo 4 months ago | 59 comments

Hey Nomads!

Iโ€™m looking for an international health insurance (no travel insurance) for my nomadic life. It should cover the basic services and at least be accepted in the EU (itโ€™s ok if itโ€™s not accepted in the US as Iโ€™m aware they rarely are). Nice to have: enter into a contract online. Anyone got a good experience or a recommendation?

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What is the gender split on NomadList?


by @iamhopeless | 5mo 4 months ago | 1 comment

Just curious. What percentage of men vs women are on here.

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How do you invest internationally as a nomad?


by @mateuszwieloch | 5mo 5 months ago | 17 comments

I have finally saved enough money to start investing. What company gives good, diversified access to stock, ETFs and mutual funds? Does it make sense to use company like Vanguard or Fidelity for that? Iโ€™m a EU/Poland citizen, how would I transfer my money back and forth without incurring significant fees?

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I dream of being a digital nomad? How do I do it?


by @programmingmark | 6mo 5 months ago | 2 comments

Hello digital nomad!

I dream of being an independent digital nomad. But it feels very elusive & unattainable with my success rate. In full disclosure, whilst I have dreamed about making money online since high school; I have not earned a single cent making money online. $0, nada, zilch!! On the contrary, I have spent a lot of time & money on books, podcasts. Even though I have spent a lot of time reading/listening to others, I do not have anything to show for it!

I have made attempts in the past to start an online business, but these fizzle out quite quickly when I do not see traction especially when the goal I have set myself is too high.

Instead of reaching for the ultimate nomadic lifestyle goal, I want to start much smaller. Really small! I am simply looking to make $50 profit per month from a new online business. Thatโ€™s it.

I need some advice from you please!

  • Is $50 profit too low? How long did it take you to earn $50 profit per month?

  • What is a good way of achieving this goal?

Thanks
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aka the $0 online business entrepreneur

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Are there any nomad meetups in Osaka?


in Osaka, Japan by @freddychanut | 6mo 6 months ago | 1 comment

Will be in Osaka this April/May and was curious to discover interesting groups/events.
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How do digital nomads pay tax?


by @rodriigovieira | 6mo 6 months ago | 19 comments

Hello everyone! Iโ€™m new here and probably this is a very newbie question, but it doesnโ€™t leave my head.

How do you, nomads, pay your taxes? I mean, if youโ€™re constantly traveling, how are you going to pay taxes for a certain country if you are going to stay there a short period of time?
Or do you return to your โ€œoriginal countryโ€ and then pay them?

By the way, this forum has very nice cool formatting features! :smile:

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Are there nomad families here and how do you choose your next destination?


by @martinratinaud | 7mo 6 months ago | 4 comments

All members of my family has different needs and hobbies so how do you pick the perfect places?

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My first time nomad-ing... Spain or Portugal?


in Portugal by @jasraj | 7mo 6 months ago | 6 comments

Hey everyone,

Iโ€™m a freelance + nomad newbie, off for my 1st proper trip in May. Iโ€™m wanting to spend a month somewhere and go from there.

I just came back from Slovenia/Ljubljana and loved it there (just a week). I donโ€™t mind โ€œsleepierโ€ places par-say, as long as theyโ€™re close to a beach or nature of some kind. In fact, I kinda like places less-busy and a bit smaller/cosier.

Iโ€™m been swaying towards Porto, but have been impressed by the rave reviews Iโ€™ve seen for Valencia.

-> Have you every nomad-ed in a Spanish/Portuguese city? Iโ€™d love to know where and what you liked/disliked :slight_smile:

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Central America - Where and what's next?


by @as11 | 7mo 6 months ago | 11 comments

Currently in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and heading to Santa Teressa, Costa Rica next week.
Then Aruba in the Caribbean Sea for Christmas and New Year.

However I feel I want to head back to Central America to bring living costs down, rather than staying in the Caribbean Sea among the expensive Islands.

This means I have around 2 - 2,5 month of unplanned travelling.
Any digital nomads who have ideas about where to head in that timeframe?

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How to save filter settings on Nomad List?


by @krzemian | 7mo 7 months ago | 3 comments

Hey, is there currently a way to save filter settings? I feel like it would be helpful for planning the trip as I have several ideas on what to target and would like to cycle between them

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Anyone know an accountant for Canadian nomads/expats?


by @noam_lightstone | 7mo 7 months ago | 16 comments

Hey guys, this was my first year as a Canadian nomad.

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But Iโ€™d like to talk to an accountant or someone who does Canadian taxes specifically for expats and nomads to get clear on the rules and for help on my return coming up.

Does anyone know someone who specializes in Canada who can help? Iโ€™ve seen plenty of US recommendations but none for us canucks.

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Best place for Digital Nomad in Latin America?


by @rose_davis | 8mo 8 months ago | 7 comments

Hi!

I am planning to move to Latin America for 3-4 months (Oct-January). Iโ€™ve narrowed down 6 different places that I want to visit before committing to settling down, but Iโ€™d love to get some community input.

Here are the cities Iโ€™m considering:

  • Quito, Ecuador
  • Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Medellin, Columbia
  • Cartagena, Columbia
  • Antigua, Guatemala
  • San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala

The most important things Iโ€™m looking for:

  • Fast/easily accessible internet
  • Easy to meet other nomads/make friends in general
  • Safe for women
  • Some sort of spiritual community (Iโ€™m also a yoga teacher)
  • Easily walkable city

Anyone have any experience with these places and can give some insight? Iโ€™m also completely open to other recommendations.

Thanks!
Rose

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Where are the nomads in Mexico City?


in Mexico City, Mexico by @shellyfish | 9mo 8 months ago | 9 comments

I just landed as a n00b digital nomad in Mexico City, and I am wonderingโ€ฆ Where are all the international digital nomads hiding around here? I have been to several coworking spaces (Selina etc.) only to find A LOT of local Mexican workers and businesses. Donโ€™t get me wrong, that is all fine, but I was hoping to meet some international nomads! Any advice?

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How do we solve housing for digital nomads?

 

by @levelsio | 9mo 8 months ago | 61 comments

Thereโ€™s been a lot of discussion on this recently.

Nomads usually stay in hostels, hotels and short-term apartments. But itโ€™s all not very optimal.

Iโ€™ve heard people suggest getting funding and building a network of houses you can stay at for a subscription price (e.g. Bruno Haid is working on that).

I donโ€™t want do physical stuff, so Iโ€™m thinking of building a platform around making housing better for nomads.

What are the housing problems nomads face? And how can we solve them with products/services?

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App/tool/service for nomads to bring things from another country?


by @brmolin | 10mo 10 months ago | 4 comments

I vaguely remember hearing about such a service before, but Iโ€™m drawing a blank on the name. Basically I left my tablet on a connecting flight in Europe, right before my main flight to Thailand. They have my tablet and are willing to ship it out for me, but people have warned me thereโ€™s a big risk of it getting โ€œlost in the mailโ€ if I ship something expensive like that to Thailand.

Iโ€™m wondering if thereโ€™s a service or community, where I can find a nomad whoโ€™s in Europe/heading to Thailand soon, so I can have it shipped to them in Europe and pay them to ferry it down here for me? I met someone in Budapest a ways back who had built something for this type of use-case, but I canโ€™t remember the name of it. Any help would be appreciated!

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Are there any nomads from India?

 

in India by @ankitdas123 | 10mo 10 months ago | 56 comments

I have seen a lot of posts from different people across the world, but not even a single post from someone in India, who has been a nomad, either living within the country or traveling to another one.

Would definitely love to hear stories from such people. We are a couple traveling as social nomads who are trying to bridge the gap between the rural and urban societies in India. We have started out very humble and do not have much resources, so looking out for help from the community.

Ankit & Rishika
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