May 14, 2018 4 min read

Everybody needs a break from the monotony of day-to-day life every now and again, if for no other reason than to simply shake things up.

But some of us – the more adventurous souls out there – really lean in to travel, jumping from one global destination to another to feed our very being.

There’s nothing quite as exciting or as fulfilling as packing everything you need into a single duffle bag, jumping on a plane, and landing halfway around the world not knowing what’s coming up next, but knowing that everything is going to be all right.

Your adventure has just begun.

Carry-On Size Duffle Bags Offer Numerous Benefits Over Traditional Luggage

There are a whole host of benefits to packing just a single carry-on size duffle bag rather than loading up suitcase after suitcase of unnecessary extras, just because it puts your mind a little bit at ease – particularly when you are getting ready to travel the world.

Right out of the gate, most airlines charge a hefty fee for checked-in baggage. On average, you’re going to end up spending at least $45 for a single check-in bag.

By keeping everything in your carry-on, you’re able to save money, money that can be used to fund more important things.

Secondly, you always have instant access to EVERYTHING you are traveling with as well as total control and security over your belongings as well.

When you have everything stored up in a carry-on size duffle bag, your possessions never leave your sight and often remain totally under your control and in your hand, something that cannot be said when you check bags.

Plenty of people have lost luggage while traveling through absolutely no fault of their own. That might be okay if you’re going from Boston to Chicago, but when you find yourself halfway around the world with NOTHING, things can get a little bit hairy.

Time is on your side when you load everything up into a carry-on size double bag as well. You’ll be able to head straight to security, not having to worry about checking any bags that would have otherwise slowed you down.

This can shave a half hour or more of your preflight time off the board, letting you unwind and relax a bit before catching your flight.

Finally, flexibility is the name of the game when you have a high quality carry-on duffle bag acting as your main storage solution. Go Forth Goods duffle bags can accommodate every essential item you’d ever need to travel with. They can also be customized to fit your unique specifications.

As it might feel that you’re limited to what you can carry, these bags are quite roomy and can easily fit your essentials for a 7-day trip. Not carrying your full wardrobe might feel a little stressful at first, but once your feet hit your new destination, you’ll feel liberated with this minimalist approach to travel.

Sophisticated, Classic Style

If you are going to be using a carry-on size duffle bag to act as your main storage solution while you travel the world, it’s probably a good idea to upgrade its style, functionality, and overall quality to something a lot better than a giveaway bank promotion or gym bag.

This is, after all, going to be the bag that you are operating out of entirely while you travel and needs to be able to stand up to the rigors of the task at hand.

Thankfully, our bags are incredibly sophisticated with a classic, yet simple style that will set you apart from the rest of the pack.

The high quality, full grain leather is going to patina and age with time. It’s going to help tell the stories of your travels all on its own. Every dent, ding, and scratch in the super strong and durable leather will create another chance to let you relive those memories.

It certainly doesn’t hurt that the leather look of these bags is a throwback to a more adventurous time in the world of global travel. We’re talking about a time where you weren’t herded into coach, given a bag of peanuts and a tiny glass of soda, and basically forced to grin and bear through the majesty of human flight.

These bags are also water resistant, guaranteeing that your stuff will stay dry even if you arrive at your destination in less than picture-perfect weather.

Ability to Customize

The Go Forth Goods “off the rack” bags can suit most travelers on their own, but just as no man can step into the same river twice, no adventurer will have the same needs as any other.

Thankfully, you won’t have to worry about getting stuck with a bag that won’t flexibly adjust to what you are looking to do during your adventures.

Our expert craftsmen can customize your bag in a million and one different ways, adding extra straps, extra storage, zippers, pockets, and a whole bunch of functionality and aesthetic changes that make your bag a true one-of-a-kind.

This bag is going to be your constant travel companion and you want to make sure that it is as well suited to your adventures as you are. We make that possible. Just reach out and let us know what your perfect customization looks like.

Low Maintenance and Will Last a Lifetime

Another huge advantage is that these bags can take a real beating and still stand up for more.

You won’t ever have to worry about your bag splitting apart and emptying your possessions in the middle of a customs line, that’s for sure!

Neat’s-foot oil or a good leather conditioner will be your bag’s best friend. Its moisturizing properties can make your bags look like new.

Sure, the leather is going to age, it’s going to show signs of wear and tear (but never compromise the actual structure or capabilities of the bag), and as we highlighted above, each scratch and scar is going to tell the story of your globetrotting adventures.

Combine that with our lifetime guarantee on all of our products and this is the kind of heirloom you’ll pass down to future generations of global nomads!