The Pakt One bag has easily become one of my favourite travel pieces. The portability, versatility, organization and impeccable construction make this carry-on bag a worthwhile investment.
I learned of the Pakt One bag through The Minimalists. Knowing that they worked alongside of founder, Malcom Fontier to design the organization and function of the bag; was reason for my initial intrigue. After checking out the Pakt website, I knew that our standard travel needs for weekend trips and equally longer vacations would be met with this carry-on bag.
Typically I wouldn’t begin a review by jumping right into the cost of the product; but in this case, I feel it’s important to acknowledge that the Pakt One is more costly than the average carry-on bag. Priced at $325 USD, the Pakt One is an investment. However, like most things, you get what you pay for and this is absolutely the case with this bag. Travel pieces in particular are products where quality especially matters. Initially spending more money on something made to last means being able to consistently rely on the item and also reduces waste by not having to regularly replace broken luggage. It’s also a risk free purchase as Pakt offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
- Size (from website):
L 20" (50.8cm) x W 10" (25.4cm) x H 11" (27.9cm)
Empty weight of 3.25 lbs
35 liter capacity
- Exterior Pockets:
1x TSA security pouch
1x magnet pocket style
- Interior compartments:
2x main sections
2x privacy zippered pockets
4x mesh pockets
1x padded laptop sleeve (up to 15” according to website, but my 17” MacBook fit perfectly)
Duffle bag style. I love that the Pakt One is compact; making it easy to store. The comfortable shoulder strap and handles provide efficiency when in use.
Organization. Exterior zippered pockets allow for quick access to frequently used items.
Main compartment access. With three exterior zippers, being able to conveniently get to all areas of the bag couldn’t be easier.
TSA Pouch. Contained in the largest of the three exterior pockets is an attached mesh zippered pouch. This can quickly be pulled out during airport security, so you don’t have to remove separate items and will keep things moving quickly during the security process.
Packing compartments. The interior design of the bag allows for packing contents in two separate compartments; which creates easy organization and efficiency.
Built-in laptop sleeve. Great padding and quick access.
Construction. The Pakt One is simply made well. Quality is obvious from the zippers, to the reinforced stitching and coated exterior canvas fabric.
Minimalist aesthetic. The Pakt One is offered in three neutral colour options. Clean lines and a simple colour palette make this a versatile piece that Rob and I can both use.
Included laundry bag. In the video review I didn’t realize this was actually a laundry bag (though I wasn’t too off base because the Pakt website does indicate it can be used as a tote). Having the zippered laundry bag keeps soiled clothing separate from clean.
Made With Heart
Pakt cares. They ensure that their product(s) are made in a a safe, legal and humane environment. Pakt takes great strives to ensure that they minimize their environmental impact and are 100% animal friendly. They also ship plastic free!! How refreshing!
If you’re in need of a new carry-on bag, I cannot recommend the Pakt One enough. You can check out more on Pakt and keep up with their latest creations on their socials (Facebook, YouTube). If you have any questions, please ask away! Comments are always welcome!