Minaal Reviews

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Based on 212 reviews
Rolltop Bag – Refurbished
Shane T. (Rochester, US)
Lightweight and Sleek

Got a refurbished Rolltop Bag to help recycle! I appreciate how lightweight and sleek it is making my everyday carry a breeze. I also notice the impressed looks I get taking it into meetings with clients. If Minaal does at 2.0 I’d move the key loop to an outer pocket and remove the chest strap other than than it’s an awesome bag.

Carry-on 3.0 Bag – Pre Order
David r. (Huntington Park, US)

Carry-on 3.0 Bag

Carry-on 2.0 Bag
Peter A. (Walla Walla, US)
One Trip and Lots to Learn

I've taken the bag on 1 trip so far and enjoyed it very much. The bag is sturdy and well organize. I still have to figure out how to best go about using. Also it was way roomier than I thought it would be.

Carry-on 3.0 Bag – Pre Order
Peter (New York, US)
Perfect bag

The worst thing about my Minaal Carry-on is that I might never have the pleasure of shopping for another such bag again. It's simply perfect, and feels like it will last forever!

Carry-on 2.0 Bag
M.G. (New York, US)
The Only Bag

This is the only bag I’ll ever use. Whether it’s an overnight trip or a weeklong vacation. I have a simple rule that if it doesn’t fit in this bag it doesn’t come with me. Every feature has a useful purpose. Always fits into the overhead on the plane so i never ever have to check it.

Carry-on 3.0 Bag – Pre Order
tony a. (San Miguel de Cozumel, MX)
Best bag ever

I have been traveling full time with just my Minaal 3.0 for 5 years. Been to about 30 countries in that time and this bag does it all. I love the papers section that holds my tablet and my laptop plus accessories. the main compartment has good separation with the internal pockets and is bigger than you would think. I have found that oranaizing is easy and even learned to thin down my stuff even more than before with my Minaal so it is rarely full. Not a cheap bag but after all this time it still looks like new (a little faded) and worth ever penny

Carry-on 3.0 Bag – Pre Order
Brad G. (Sonoma, US)
Great Purchase

I love this bag. It's been all over the world with me!

Carry-on 2.0 Bag
C.D. (Granite Bay, US)
Elegant and effective

I have taken this backpack on all my travels including a month in Morocco, week long work travel trips, or just to the office. It looks classy wherever I am and it’s incredibly functional.

Daily 3.0 Bag
Z.O. (Woodbridge, US)
Versatile & Durable

Big fan! Take this bag everywhere—literally. It’s my work bag (I am military and carry too much to base everyday) & travel bag when I go overseas (perfect for weight restrictions and backpacking). Love the hidden pocket compartments so thieves don’t take my passport. I love the load bearing aspect of the bag as well and I have had this bag for 4 years and the material is still almost like new (no joke—see photos of the “legacy” bag). I bought the cubes too cause it keeps me organized and if I need to get to something quickly I can (lots of hustle and bustle shopping in overseas markets). Can go on and on with positive things to say about this gear—invest in your gear and your back will thank you later fam! 10/10, thanks Minaal.

Carry-on 3.0 Bag – Pre Order
k.F. (Brisbane, AU)
carry on

Great design-outstanding quality

Love This Bag!

I use this bag all the time and after 7 years it's still going strong with the only breakage being 1 zipper handle. It's the perfect size, I normally travel with my laptop in the compartment and there's still plenty of room for gear. The split compartments are really helpful for organising your stuff. I've often had this very well loaded with gear (way more than 7kg) and never had an issue getting through security or storing it on the plane.

Carry-on 2.0 Bag
J.W. (Wellington, NZ)
Mostly good daily driver

I've been using this bag daily for ~3 years now and for the most part it's been really great. I don't really use the document compartments in the bag and the internal bottle holder is a little small and difficult to get a bottle into, but otherwise I've thoroughly enjoyed using it so far.

Crossbody Bag
Terence T. (Singapore, SG)
sleek looking crossbody and minimal branding on the outside

been using and enjoy the sleek look of the bag. the compartments of the bag are just right for the amount of stuff i brought on a daily basis.

Bag Bundle 3.0 – Pre Order
Mike R. (Brooklyn, US)
Three Weeks Across Europe & The Ideal Combo

After testing the Minaal 3.0 Combo against a handful of competitors like the Cotopaxi Allpa, Arcido Akra/Vaga (a close second), and Aer Travel 2.0 I decided to take the trip with the Minaal. The Travel bag kept me light and mobile on trains between cities and the Daily bag was able to carry multiple layers for a range of temps, random purchases, and food/water without ever feeling big on my back. My only complaints were the hip belt being an additional cost, as it was 100% necessary when the travel was packed out, and the daily’s back panel not having better airflow for warmer days/hikes.

Exceptional Build Quality & Great Customer Support

I agree with all the great youtube reviews for the carry-on 3.0. Very comfortable carry and exceptional build quality and design. I had some detailed questions before I purchased and received a quick friendly response from the owner. I really appreciate that kind of customer care and support. I will add to this review after I complete my first trip.

Crossbody Bag – Refurbished
Anna L. (Amsterdam, NL)
My husband loves the crossbody bag !

My husband loves the crossbody bag and its minimalistic design. The branding is very subtle which he loves. It's the perfect size for his wallet, cell phone, keys and doggie treats!

Shoulder Sling
Rakesh A. (Winnipeg, CA)
Great but don’t bend over

I have found this to be a great size for quick commutes (haven’t had a chance to travel with it yet, but will be this week). Only gripe is if the zipper pocket is unzipped, you can not bend over (i.e. to tie your shoes) without everything falling out.

Packing Cubes (3)
Rosalie B. (Salt Lake City, US)
Minaal packing cubes...the best!

These are my first packing cubes and they truly are amazing. Not sure how I managed for so long without them. They can hold a lot and I love them. Thanks you, Minaal!

Packing Cubes (3)
Danny B. (West Bloomfield, US)

Packing Cubes (3)

Carry-on 2.0 Bag
Rosario P. (Miami, US)
Awesome bag

Love the minimalist look. Bought it for my husband and he was able to pack it for a 5 day trip easily. We don’t have the packing cubes yet but we’re able to make it work without them. Everything is well made - the zippers, the material, and all the little straps. Hope he’ll have it for a long time to come!

Carry-on 2.0 Bag
Ivan A.H. (Phoenix, US)
Perfect travel bag

This bag is everything I expected. It fits everything I need and isn't a pain to plug around. Great product.

Daily Bag
Charlotte G. (Finchley, GB)
Everything I wanted in a bag

So well made, good quality, stylish

Attachable Hip Pads
Bob B. (Salt Lake City, US)
on not losing your hip pads

My first flight since pandemic began. Hip pads would finally get some use. Except when unloading my pack from the car one pad fell out and was lost. No hip pads on this trip. Recommendation: Could not a compact simple location for the hip pads be added? - Maybe something as simple as velcro straps on the back side of the shoulder straps compartment

Rolltop Bag
Richard P. (Singapore, SG)
Too soon to tell...

There is an old, and untrue, story that in 1972 Henry Kissinger asked Zhou Enlai what he thought of the French revolution. Zhou, the story goes, replied it was too soon to tell.

The thing with my roll top is it is still the honeymoon period and I'm still in love with the design, the way the pockets are so unobtrusive, the way it almost folds out completely when you want to get at every corner or put in something delicate, and the fact that it's so light.

As I have learned with my version one Carry On, it can take 6 years to truly appreciate a bag, and in no small part because despite the miles and the memories, it's pretty much indistinguishable from the day I bought it.

So looking forward to years with my Rolltop.

Packing Cubes (3)
Antonin C. (Ayron, FR)
Excellent !!

Perfect for pack my cloches, i went on a trip for trop weeks and this cubes were very helpful.