Pakt One Review | 35L Carry-On Clamshell Duffel Travel Bag

If you’ve been on the look out for a duffel style bag that features a clamshell opening, then the Pakt One may be just what you’re searching for. View Details & Buy:

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0:36 – Material & Aesthetic
2:35 – External Components
7:02 – Inside the Pack
9:08 – Durability & Testing
11:30 – Pros & Cons
11:58 – The Verdict

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When a company crowdfunds nearly 2 million dollars for a pack they claim is “the only travel bag you’ll ever want,” we take note. And fortunately, we were able to get our hands on it, so we can tell you if it really is as good as they say it is. In the last two months we’ve already put it to the test in the USA, Spain, and England, along with countless trips to the local coffee shop.

The Pakt One is a 35 liter clamshell duffel that comes from a collaboration between designer Malcolm Fontier and “The Minimalists” (Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus)—who are speakers, authors, and experts in… you guessed it, Minimalism. They set out to produce the ultimate travel bag, improving on the Getaway pack that Malcolm Fontier designed in 2011—which (fun fact) was also featured in the Netflix documentary “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things.”

We have thoroughly enjoyed using the Pakt One, and we do think they’re onto something great with the design and functionality—but for us, this pack isn’t “the only travel bag you’ll ever need.” Take away the ludicrous “ultimate travel bag” title that Pakt has given to this bag, and call it simply a “clamshell style duffel”—adding YKK zips, a durable material, and some quality stitching across all three color options along the way—and you’ve got yourself an absolute killer pack.

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In this video, Nathan Coverdale of Pack Hacker reviews the Pakt One. A 35l clamshell duffel travel bag that fits within most carry-on specifications, successfully funded via IndieGoGo.

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Ready Eddie says:

I purchased one two weeks ago. I like your reviews, however it seems like your audio has a small echo.

User 01 says:

You packed on a few Tom. It’s also seems like you developed a British accent somehow.

josh hossn says:

Audio is ever off

Andre Dias says:

When the mission workshop arkniv and the radian travel pack coming

Pack Hacker says:

What do you think of the Pakt One?

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