Minaal Reviews


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Based on 313 reviews
Business Time Bundle 3.0
Nicholas T. (George Town, KY)
Great bag.

It would be nice to be able to keep a water bottle on the outside. Also, a more hidden document pocket would be very useful.

Carry-on 3.0 Bag
World t.m. (South Pasadena, US)
Beautiful bag, thoughtfully designed

My son took this on his first backpacking trip around Europe and he raved about it. Said he was the only one on the trip with a bag that got the job done for everything, protected everything, and didn't look like a loser on the train, subway, or plane.

Crossbody Bag
Jan L. (Prague, CZ)
Clean, sharp and Minaal quality

Absolutely fall in love with crossbody, haven't been fan of these bags for a while (in general) but since getting my crossbody I no longer have stuff in my pockets and can carry all the the small stuff with me. The design is flawless and the pure dark without any visible folds or zipper or logos is just so nice. It just looks like a decent pricey bag, which is super nice.

Daily 3.0 Bag
Jan-Anders A. (Oslo, NO)
As great as expected

I had high hopes and had done my investigation up front and Minaal delivers as promised. My backpack is of superb quality and does everything as expected.

Daily 3.0 Bag
Karl H. (Auckland, NZ)
Does what it says on the tin.

It just works. No surprises, in build quality, or materials.

Daily 3.0 Bag
David A. (Chiang Mai, TH)
This is the perfect daily bag!

After two weeks of traveling with the Daily 3.0 Bag, I continue to be surprised at the many thoughtful features that have come in very handy day after day. There’s always a pocket, strap, slip, or clip that perfectly fits where I need something to go. It holds just enough for a light round of shopping and I feel confident the zippers and lining won’t pop. And it's pretty stylish! I love this bag.

Daily 3.0 Bag
Ayisha V. (Bengaluru, IN)
My husband loves it

I bought this as a gift for my husband who wanted a slim yet sturdy bag which would fit all his accessories compactly! The Minaal Daily 3.0 does exactly that! He is loving it and I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a high quality backpack for their laptops and other gear!

Tech Toolcase XL
Brian F. (Boston, US)

Heading to Aruba soon so I'll test it out a bit more but 10/10 right now - Cheers

Carry-on 3.0 Bag
Ben B. (Brownhills, GB)
Amazing quality

Brilliant bag first time use, great for weekends and a week away with your laptop.

Daily 3.0 Bag
Andi N. (Eastleigh, GB)

Daily 3.0 Bag

Daily 3.0 Bag
John A. (Newark, US)
Great Bag

I’ve been using the carry on for a few weeks now. I use it in conjunction with a 15 in. roll aboard placing my clothes in the backpack and work items in the roll aboard. The backpack capacity is better than I expected and easy to organize with or without packing cubes. The outer material has a great look and there’s no evidence of any damage. I fly about 4 to 6 times a month as an airline crew member. Harness is comfortable. In fact it’s so comfortable I have not felt the need to use the hip belt. I did make one small hack to attach it to the roll aboard when not using it as a backpack. Excellent bag, excellent purchase. Thanks

Bag Bundle 3.0
GERALD G. (Valencia, ES)
Best gear I could wish for

The bag bundle is perfect for my permanent travel. Perfect size, perfect features, perfect look, perfect quality. It's always a pleasure to use it. I feel like I will be using it for decades.

Flashpacker Bundle 3.0
Martin H. (Marum, NL)
Absolutely stunning

Spacious, comfortable, versatile, low-key, robust. All attributes that describe the Carry-on 3.0.

Daily 3.0 Bag
S H. (London, GB)
A truly epic bag.

I bought the daily 3.0 with the shirt insert and tech dopp. So far I've used it as a day pack whilst vacationing in Turkey, 2 night stays in London and alongside carry on for a US trip. As well as that it's my daily work bag.

It fits a surprising amount in it and stays light. I typically carry a flask, yeti mug, IFAK, tech kit, MacBook air, snacks, notepad, work badge, wind stopper and other stuff including a wash bag when needed. There's room to spare and the bag isn't unwieldy. Paired with my small carry on I'd be comfortable for a week to 10 day trip.

I took out the rain cover as I didn't think I'd need it and I wanted the extra room at the bottom.

I love the look of the bag, it took months to find a bag that would look smart in a meeting but be highly functional and easy to carry. I haven't yet used it in briefcase mode as the overall styling is low key and minimalist anyway.

I have a lot of bags including Tumi, Briggs and Riley and Osprey and this is the the best daily bag I've come across so far. An easy 5 stars and highly recommended.

Crossbody Bag
Manuel K. (Sydney, AU)

Crossbody Bag

Packing Cubes (3)
Alexandre C. (Caen, FR)

As always with minaal, you pay the price but quality is stuning...I have all minaal stuff and everything is perfect in my opinion.

Bag Bundle 3.0
Xavier (Heilsbronn, DE)
Never received it

Never received the Bag Bundle 3.0.

I'm a big fan of my Minaal 2.0 bags (have both, and use them extensively), so when I got the chance to order the 3.0, it was pretty much a no-brainer to me.

But then when it came to delivery, it somehow got stuck in German customs. I reached out to both the customs officials and Minaal, but in the end nobody felt responsible, I don't have my bag, and I didn't get my money back.
At some point I was just tired of it and gave up.

So 0/5 would probably not buy again.

Rolltop forever!

I liked the Rolltop the moment I saw it in the Minaal kickstarter, but I never would have thought how much I'm going to love it. The middle zipper felt gimmicky, but it is actually super useful. I've now been using my bag every day without fault for the past ~2 years, and won't leave anywhere without it. Still no signs of wear, in stellar form - fantastic product.

Daily Bag
D.P. (Wheat Ridge, US)
Best Backpack I've ever had

I've had this bag since the Kickstarter. I **STILL** use it daily. It's amazing. I literally just found out it had a rain cover :facepalm: (I needed that a few times). Fantastic quality that will last you years.

Daily 3.0 Bag
Daniel N. (Sydney, AU)

Daily 3.0 Bag

Carry-on 3.0 Bag
John A. (Uniondale, US)
Great bag

I purchased this bag after buying and using the Minaal Carry on for a few months. Great compliment to its big brother. My electronics and valuables are in the daily bag should I have to check the carry on. The daily is a perfect size and fits in all the aircraft I’m on. As I use it, should I notice any areas of improvement I’ll let you know. Right now it seems to be great.

Packing Cubes (3)
Israel A.A.F. (Guadalajara, MX)
Buenos y bonitos

Además de ser super prácticos, el equipaje se ve super bien cuando abres la maleta

Carry-on 2.0 Bag – Refurbished
Campbell W. (Medellín, CO)
Great bag, I have both sizes and they serve their own unique purpose

I have an OG Minaal Carry-On which is fantastic for travelling, but can be overkill for day-to-day use. This is why I purchased the Daily and have really enjoyed the more compact size.

The bag is definitely 5 stars, however I don't like the water bottle pocket and would prefer it if this was removed on future versions. The pocket is too small for my bottle and ends up being a waste of space/material.

Beyond that, you've crushed it with this bag!

Rolltop Bag – Refurbished
Andy (Nam-gu, KR)

Been using this bag every day for years now and it's barely showing any signs of wear. It's been a rock-solid workhorse. Love the front zip for easy access, and it's super comfy. Put simply - I love this bag. High recommend for anyone looking for a reliable, comfortable daily bag.

I love how adjustable it is

Every time I doubted about the fit, I always found a solution how to make it perfect for my back. I can take so many things, the worry of one bag traveller just gone.
Only small issue, looks odd for a girl. I look like I borrowed a backpack from my dad or boyfriend