PR Representative

For major press & media inquiries

Melissa Archer



Tortuga Community Manager

For reviewers, bloggers, influencers, & affiliates

Angela Rollins


Only press & media inquiries will be answered. For all other inquiries, email and our Concierge team will respond within 1 business day. 

Tortuga Story


Tortuga helps travelers avoid the cost and hassle of checking luggage with carry-on-sized travel backpacks.

Childhood best friends Fred Perrotta and Jeremy Cohen founded Tortuga after a backpacking trip to Eastern Europe in 2010. They couldn’t find the perfect travel backpack; so they made it.

Today, our small team works remotely and lives all over the world.

Tortuga has been named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies and featured in the New York Times’ Gift Guide. Our products have been named “Best Carry On Travel Bag” by the Wirecutter and “Best Carry-On Bag” by Carryology.

Read more about Tortuga

Awards & Accolades


"100 Brilliant Companies"



"Best Carry On Travel Bag"



"Travel almost anywhere for weeks at a time"

The New York Times


"Best Duffle Bag for Air Travel"



"20 of the most exciting under-the-radar retail startups to watch"

Business Insider


"Best Carry-On Bag"


Recent Press Releases

Tortuga Launches Women's Travel Backpack as Part of Award-Winning Setout Collection

July 9, 2019


Tortuga Fuels Student Exploration and Travel Through Study Abroad Scholarship

April 23, 2019


Tortuga Expands Sizing, Colors Of Award-winning Setout Backpack: The Carry On Backpack for City Travelers

March 27, 2019


The Lab

Behind the scenes of product design and development at Tortuga


Open Cell vs Closed Cell Foam: Which is Better for Backpacks?


Details on the Women's Setout Backpack


Coming July 2019: A Women's Setout Backpack


How the Plastic Bottle in Your Recycling Bin Becomes Polyester


More on The Lab


Recent News 


28 Travel Essentials You Should Definitely Have in Your Arsenal

Forbes -- August 7, 2019


3 Tips for Packing Lighter Every Single Time, According to Tortuga Backpacks' Co-Founder

Travel + Leisure -- July 29, 2019


This Carry-on Backpack Is Organized, Waterproof, and Comfy Even When You Overpack

Travel + Leisure -- June 30, 2019


The best work and travel bags for everyone

Fast Company -- June 13, 2019


Best Travel Backpacks: 9 Superb Pieces For Every Kind Of Trip

Forbes -- June 12, 2019


12 weekender bags we travel with

Business Insider -- June 10, 2019


Digital Assets 

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