We flew into Frankfurt then visited Prague, Budapest, and Hvar, Croatia. The trip was a blast, but our luggage was a disaster. Jeremy’s shoulder strap ripped off on the first day, and Fred’s giant hiking backpack was a disorganized mess. That trip taught us how hard it is to travel with the wrong gear.
We couldn’t find the perfect travel backpack. So we made it.
Tortuga’s mission is to make travel easier.
Here’s what that means to us.
Packing light means less physical and mental baggage. With the right gear, you’ll breeze through security on your way into the airport and walk right past baggage claim on your way out. You’ll never worry about your bag and never pay baggage fees.
We started Tortuga to make the bag we wanted to carry. Over a decade later, we’re still solving problems for our fellow travelers and for ourselves.
Tortuga is a small business. Our team of travelers works remotely and lives all over the world. We believe that sharing a mission is more important than sharing an office.
When you buy a Tortuga backpack, you help young people travel abroad, often for the first time. Your purchase supports youth travel by funding the Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship and gap year grants in partnership with the Gap Year Association.
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"This bag is SO comfy and fits an unbelievable amount of my crap -- seriously, like a Mary Poppins bag."
"Amazing backpack that I overstuffed for a 6 month trip through 21 countries."
"The suspension system was fantastic. It felt like I wasn't carrying anything. That's really saying something considering I have a ruptured disc in my lower back."