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 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


Tortuga Expands Award-winning Setout Collection With Versatile New Designs: Setout Laptop Backpack And Setout Duffle Bag

November 5, 2018


Tortuga Launches Cutting-edge Setout Divide Travel Backpack: A Travel Essential For Urban Weekend Escapes

August 20, 2018


The Lab

Behind the scenes of product design and development at Tortuga


How the Plastic Bottle in Your Recycling Bin Becomes Polyester

Polyester vs. Nylon: Which is Better?

Coming in March: Setout Backpacks Made from Recycled Water Bottles

2018 Year in Review and 2019 Goals


More on The Lab

Recent News


10 Backpack Brands Travelers Can Trust

Travel + Leisure -- April 21, 2019


Why Tortuga Backpacks doesn't focus on direct-response ads

Digital Commerce 360 -- April 22, 2019


7 Travel Products I Tried And Now Can't Travel Without

Bustle -- April 12, 2019


The Tortuga Backpack Travel Bloggers Swear By Is Now Being Made From Recycled Water Bottles

Bustle -- April 1, 2019


The Best Carry-on Duffel Bags, According to Travelers

Travel + Leisure -- March 25, 2019


The Most Durable Carry-on and Checked Luggage

Travel + Leisure -- March 5, 2019


How to Travel Like Marie Kondo

Forbes -- February 28, 2019