Carry-on 3.0 Bag

349 USD

Carry-on 3.0 Bag

349 USD
Color: Aoraki Black
  • Protects up to 16" laptops in its shock-proof DeviceNest™
  • Compliant with both US and European airline carry-on limits
  • Includes a free Rain Cover (worth 49 USD)
  • Covered by Minaal's Lifetime Warranty


The long-awaited successor to the Minaal Carry-on 2.0 has finally landed — and we’re seriously excited about it. The new Unified Harness, built from the inside out, means the 3.0 is more comfortable to carry — especially on longer journeys. The tech compartment now opens flat. And our new Picton fabric withstands the harshest elements — whether you’re dealing with rocks and rain in Colorado (it’s 22% more resistant to tearing), or fluff and dust in your ancient Istanbul hotel (it's extra lint-resistant, too).

Rugged new zippers and pull tabs also make it even easier to open/close, even when it’s tightly packed.

We’ve made dozens of other improvements, too, which you can read about in detail here. Years of testing and thoughtful user feedback have contributed to a revamped design that makes getting from A to B easier, faster, and more enjoyable than ever before. Bundle it with the Daily 3.0 for an even more flexible combo.

Customer Reviews

Based on 72 reviews
W.R. (Chesapeake, US)
"The Best Yet" - Minaal customer since 2014

This is the best Minaal yet—the little details make all the difference. I own the 1.0, have gifted the 2.0, and now have the 3.0. Basically they fixed the little annoyances and upgraded things I didn't know I wanted. They upgraded the laptop harness and makes it accessible from either direction. The passport hidden pocket has spoiled me. And don't get me started on those zippers—my original have taken eight years of abuse with never a tear nor a problem. Bottom line: the 3.0 is worth it.

Patrick B. (Lima, PE)
Stellar - Big enough to travel endlessly, small enough to fit everywhere

Seriously glad I found this bag! I've been travelling non-stop for the past year to over 10 countries and this has come with everywhere without complaining on being shoved into tight spots, dropped onto pavements/rocks/dusty floors, and overloaded (gotta bring back gifts!).

The pockets are cleverly designed, and there always seems to be a little extra nook that you can take advantage of.

I love the laptop section and that I don't need to worry about it smashing to pieces. I love the hidden pocket on the back where I can keep extra money, passport, and other valuables (please don't rob me!).

I'll admit I was a little hesitant to purchase at first due to the price but I'm so happy I did because this truly feels like a bag for life (not-withstanding their incredible life-time guarantee).

Bravo minaal team, truly stellar product!

Antoine S. (New York, US)
Best Laptop Protection

Excellent construction. Best laptop protection with suspension on all four sides. Lightweight. Excellent for travel. Limited organization in main compartment.

Nargiza K. (Midlothian, US)

Carry-on 3.0 Bag

Frank T. (Paris, FR)
Great backpack!

I’m looking for a perfect backpack for a long time and I think I found the right one! It’s not to big but there are a lot of pocket. The system for the computer is just perfect! The price is high but it’s worthy!!

stefan l. (Huế, VN)
A wonderful piece of kit

It was risky buying a product from the other side of the world (I live in Spain and the Minaal came from New Zealand) without physically seeing or trying it. But the Minaal carry-on 3.0 lived up to my every expectation. Very well thought out and put together, it is sturdy and versatile. I took it as my carry all on a motorbike trip through northern Vietnam and it was perfect. I am very happy with it. It is expensive, but I believe worth it and that the durable materials used to manufacture it will last.

• Comes with our lifetime warranty against defects

• Net Weight: 1.41kg / 3.12lb

• LxWxH: 55cm x 35cm x 20cm / 21.6in x 13.7in x 7.87in (fully packed)

• Capacity: 35L – learn more

NEW 600D Picton™ fabric, made from recycled yarn, is even tougher and attracts less hair and fluff

NEW 1200D Picton™ fabric reinforces high-abrasion areas

NEW re-engineered Unified Harness™, built from the inside out for ultimate comfort

NEW integrated secret pocket, designed to keep your valuables or the Minaal RFID Travel Wallet safe, yet always within easy reach

• Our patented DeviceNest™ shock-proof double device sleeve, fits up to 16" laptops & 16" devices 

• Woojin & UTX alloy buckles

• Lie-flat clamshell scoop increases capacity and helps with faster packing and unpacking

• 4-point harness adjustment system for extra comfort and body-type adaptation

Works with our attachable Hip Pads, Packing Cubes, Shoulder Sling, Shirt Protector, Toolcases, RFID Travel Wallet, and Extender Straps.

• Compliant with both US and European airline carry-on limits

• Made with Triple Bottom Line business principles

100% vegan components

We offer a lifetime guarantee against all manufacturing defects. If your gear has a defect, we’ll organise a repair or send you a replacement – anywhere in the world.

Find out more here.

Looking for more info about the 3.0 bags? We've built deep-dive pages which cover the Carry-on 3.0 and Daily 3.0 in depth.


The best bag for the environment is the one that lasts the longest. That’s why Picton™ fabric – our specialist core material – not only uses recycled yarn, but gives a whole new meaning to "tough".

What else? It's sourced from a bluesign®-certified supplier. It's incredibly water-resistant. And unlike many bag fabrics, it isn't a magnet for lint or cat hair.


All our gear comes with a lifetime warranty.

We call it the Kauri Guarantee – inspired by the enormous, venerable tree of that name found in New Zealand.


Going places.

Here’s how we approach our craft.


We make opinionated gear, because we live on the road and we know what it takes. Not for everyone – perfect for us.


Unlike most luggage, we design with *international* carry-on size limits in mind. Because your life doesn’t stop at the border.


We use best-in-class components to handle life on the move, and wrap them in a minimalist aesthetic – so you’re equally at home in the outdoors and the office.


We’re 100% community-funded, without any crazy investor growth expectations. That means we’re with you for the long term.


We’re a Triple Bottom Line company, meaning we act on wider, more sustainable guiding principles: People, Planet, and Progress.


Good design means caring about the stuff you won’t ever see. We build from the inside out, to guarantee the longest possible lifespan for your gear.


We’re merciless with bag features. If it doesn’t actively help you, if it doesn’t reduce friction from your life – it’s not worth carrying.


When you invest in a Minaal, you’re getting more than just a product. On top of our members forum, we're happy to help and always just an email away.


We don’t randomly discount, because we set honest prices in the first place. We don’t pretend to be who we’re not. And we’ll never BS you.