"The perfect carry-on backpack."
"Sleek and versatile, this is the travel backpack."
"The most practical and best looking carry-on yet — perfect for any adventure."
I am absolutely in love with the Rolltop, a perfect EDC (every day carry). Holds my MacBook Air 13" nicely. It has an innovative design that makes it easy to store and retrieve everything I might need when I'm out and about. Especially love that the zipper handles can be neatly tucked away. The body-hugging, low-profile design makes this a perfect backpack for motorcycle riding. When the world opens up again, this will be my main travel daypack (the secret pockets make it a great travel bag). Minaal hit it out of the park with this one!
This bag is the perfect size for daily life and casual business. Looks great, super durable, and functional/versatile/organized while being minimal. It is my daily go bag for the tech startup life or roaming around the city/woods.
Why do I love and use these products? They are FUN! Clever and innovative design. Great workmanship and materials. Be sure to watch videos to be sure you are aware of ALL the cool features. Review from time to time since new needs arise depending on travel circumstances AND you will likely be surprised how Minaal’s clever design will probably accommodate those new uses. This bag gets the most use of all their products. Everything from “personal item” carry-on, to the bag with all the valuable stuff, to business use.
I've had the Daily for a few years and love it. I use it as my daily carry and for short 2-day travel trips. After a few years of good use, I had a small issue with the bag. I let the Minaal team know and they offered to replace the bag immediately. If you're on the fence, you cannot go wrong with Minaal or their Daily Bag.
I've used a Minaal bag since it was first released and I go everywhere with it -- work, hiking, travel -- everywhere. It fits everything I need in an organized way and it's incredibly durable. It may be pricey, but it is worth it. When my first bag was stolen, Minaal quickly shipped out the second bag I ordered. Their customer service has always been impeccable.
I use the Carry-On 2.0 for international travel. I have taken two 3-week trips carrying solely this bag, and I must say that it was more than enough. I highly recommend packing using the cubes. The bag is durable, spacious, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. I absolutely love it! Now, shit happens and sometimes things break. I contacted Minaal to let them know that a minor issue had occurred with the bag, the plastic piece holding the strap had broken, Minaal offered to pay for any temporary repairs I needed to make to continue my travels and they also sent me a replacement bag to my home address. I would highly recommend buying a bag from Minaal, it's always great to know you're buying a good product (which you are!) but even better to know that the company will back you up when things go awry.
I have had this bag for years and I have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles with it. I have used it for many multi-week, multi-country trips, and use it every couple weeks for business travel. Even so, it is still in amazing condition and shows almost no wear. It is exactly what I want, but is so hard to find: good design, simple to use, carry-on size, high quality materials, and a sleek look. It's hard to express how much I love this bag. It's worth every penny.
This bag works so well for me and my MacBook 16 inch feels so light on my back with it. Go from the gym to work every day with it and have gotten compliments on the bag.
I have been rocking the Daily bag for the last two years, through road warrior travel consulting and daily commutes to the office. But there was just one thing I didn't love about it: when it's not packed for a week of travel it can look a bit … flaccid? Not so with the Rolltop! I emptied my Daily bag into the Rolltop the second I received my order and have been loving it. (Don't worry, the Daily Bag will come out the second my travel season starts up.)
The Rolltop design gives the bag a leaner look, whether it's empty or full. And it sits nicely on my back. The center zipper makes access super easy, without rummaging and without spilling contents. It also makes access a lot easier when the bag is upright (like on the floor or in a chair). I like the symmetry of the little pockets on each side, a couple on the outside and a couple tucked away inside. Even though there is only one laptop sleeve, I can still pack a 15" MacBook Pro and a 12.9" iPad Pro in the same sleeve.
Surprisingly, the material is soft in the hand. I like the way it feels better than other bags. It's subtle, but a nice feature. You will also find a couple mysterious carabiner hooks at the top of the bag. The Minaal designers tell me it's there for whatever you want to do with it, but I can't help but think there's something in store for the future. What will you use them for?
The bag size is very suitable for any purpose on road, small travel or even business. Just load the things you need then you are in good position to start, plus the bag are very strong. I only need clean it, the robust bag would like new one, I simply love this bag so much.
Perfect for short-term travel, since it'll fit under just about any airplane seat (including the so-called CRJ "Satan's Chariots") and can easily hold a week's worth of clothes as long as shoes are excluded. Well thought out for business trips, with the separate compartments to split out work stuff (laptop and notebook) from living stuff (clothes and toiletries). You can even repurpose one of the velcro laptop straps to hold your electronics pouch if it's minimalist enough.
Main drawback is the straps are a compromise between packability and comfort, and can get uncomfortable with heavier loads.
I bought this bag so that I could travel the world primarily using just a backpack. After much research I went with the minaal. Glad I did because I can fit a lot into it and it's still fairly comfortable to wear. It's sturdy and so far has been with me for 1.5 years of regular use. I like the minimalist style and color. I also like the area where I pack my laptop, ipad, notebook, and charging brick. Easy to get to and I know everything is snug and safe.
I use this bag a lot for casual workdays in the city. It's the perfect companion for a day at the coworking space. The laptop storage is really nice, great pockets everywhere. I even sometimes use this as my carry-on, if I am checking a piece of luggage.
I have been using it a lot the past couple years and can really recommend it.
Only thing: the shoulder straps could be more substantial-feeling ... they get stressed a bit when there is a heavy load in the bag. Looking forward to version 2.0!
My entire team travels for work as consultants and this is our bag … literally: when you join my team you get a Minaal Daily Bag with our logo. At first, I thought it was just some swag they were giving out, but over the months I realized this was something special. After nearly two years of 50% travel, I can now tell you why I love this bag.
I travel Monday–Thursday, and I like to keep things minimal with carry-on only. The thing is, if you don't have status with an airline, this can be very stressful (you'll be fighting for overhead bin space with everyone else trying to do the same thing). Not so with this bag … it fits beneath any airline seat. During the warmer months I pack a whole week of travel in the Daily:
- Minaal Toolcase
+ BatPower MacBook Pro Charger (makes it easier to plug into a crowded power strip and includes a couple of USB-C ports)
+ Amazon Fire TV Stick (works well on hotel Wi-Fi, provides privacy against logins, and prevents logging in every week)
+ USB-C to USB-A adaptors (they’re tiny)
+ Multi-type charging cable (for Lightning, USB-C, and micro USB)
+ Another lightning cable
+ Apple Watch charger
+ Remote PowerPoint pointer/clicker
+ Spare AAA batteries
- Minaal packing cubes (I usually only need 2/3 of these for summer trips
- Spare pants
- Socks & underwear
- Toiletry bag
- Dry sack for dirty laundry (Osprey has a handle for easy emptying)
- MacBook Pro 15"
- Ipad Pro 12.9"
- Portable charger battery
- Water bottle
- Noise-canceling headphones (Bose QuietControl would be the largest I can fit, but AirPods Pro save even more space)
There's actually room to squeeze maybe one more thing if I need, or strap it on the side. When it gets colder and my clothes get bulkier I have liked either the Minaal Carry-On 2.0 or a wheelie bag with magnetic self-aligning wheels.
- Keep the straps tight and close the sternum strap for good fit
- It looks better on the full side
Completely changed the way I traveled - and fit together perfectly in the 2,0. Have not tried them with the Daily. I would like the option to mix/match sizes rather than just getting one large and two small cubes. I find myself using the large one more for pants, shorts, and button-down shirts. Small ones aren't as practical for me, as I tend to use the built-in pockets for things like socks and t-shirts. Still a great product and easy to wash/clean after a trip (handy as a laundry bag).