Tortuga Marketing Manager

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 Michael 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.

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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 Expands Women's Travel Backpack Offerings

November 21, 2019


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


Tortuga Backpacks: 2019 Year in Review and 2020 Goals


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


Details on the Women's Setout Backpack


How the Plastic Bottle in Your Recycling Bin Becomes Polyester


More on The Lab


Recent News 


How We Started A $300K/Month Business Selling Carry On Travel Backpacks

Starter Story -- January 14, 2020


The Best Travel Backpacks for Business Trips, Weekend Getaways, and Going Off the Grid

GQ -- January 14, 2020


The Best Travel Clothing, Luggage And Tech For Your 2020 Journeys

Forbes -- January 7, 2020


The 13 Best Waterproof Backpacks of 2020

TripSavvy -- December 4, 2019


How To Run A 100% Remote Workplace

Forbes -- November 24, 2019


The Best Style Gifts This Year

Outside -- November 10, 2019



Digital Assets 

Browse & download Tortuga's digital asset library including logos, product photography, and the Tortuga Story.