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You pay $50 in baggage fees and still risk having your luggage lost, delayed, or damaged. Even if your luggage arrives unharmed, you’ll still be weighed down by too much stuff. You shouldn’t be paying money just to have more bags to drag around.
Like you, we were frustrated by our luggage.
On a backpacking trip to Eastern Europe in 2009, we (Fred and Jeremy) learned how hard it is to travel with the wrong gear. The shoulder strap ripped off of Jeremy’s bag on the first day. Fred had to check his giant backpack. The bag arrived on time but was a disorganized mess.
The trip was a blast, but our luggage was a disaster. Despite weeks of pre-trip research, we couldn’t find the perfect travel backpack. So we made it.
Expert travelers don’t check bags. They save on baggage fees and spend that money enjoying their trip. They travel light and breeze through the airport while everyone else is awaiting their fate at the baggage carousel.
Tortuga helps travelers avoid the cost and hassle of checking luggage with carry-on-sized travel backpacks.
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Great service at Tortuga. Quick and efficient. Always solution-oriented.- Tristan C.
This is a really killer bag for 1-bag travel, and one of my go-to bags when I need to pack a ton of shit.- Chase Reeves
I am constantly learning new travel tips and info from their blog.- Richard C.
Childhood best friends Fred Perrotta and Jeremy Cohen founded Tortuga in 2010. A backpacking trip to Eastern Europe inspired us to “scratch our own itch.” We couldn’t find the perfect travel backpack; so we made it.
Today, our small team works remotely and lives all over the world. We believe that sharing values is more important than sharing an office.
A backpacking trip to Europe led us to start Tortuga. We’ve been fortunate to travel all over the world and believe that everyone else should have that same opportunity.
When you buy a Tortuga product, you aren't just buying stuff for your own trip. You're also giving a young person the opportunity to travel abroad, often for the first time.