Carry-on 2.0 Bag

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

The Carry-on 2.0 is a bag for people who get things done on the move.

Its minimalist aesthetic, shock-proof laptop compartment, and compliance with both US and European airline carry-on limits keep you streamlined and agile — wherever you roam. Use the seam-sealed rain cover to keep your gear dry, or tuck away the shoulder straps for a briefcase-style business mode.

The Carry-on 2.0 supports creative, productive, and efficient movers and makers — and it's built to last a lifetime.
 

Sold out

Ships Worldwide

To find out the exact shipping cost to your address, start the checkout process.

Jerry L.

Minaal - The best backpacks.

My 2.0 is the best thing that has happened to me! It holds an intimidating amount of things (with the Minaal packing cubes, of course), and I have snuck by countless airline agents with the 2.0 as an overweight carry-on and saved hundreds of dollars on baggage fees.

Zach M.

Minaal - The best backpacks.

Hands down the best travel bag I have come across. If you are nervous about the size, don't be. It did well for me on a 2000 mile trip across Japan on a motorcycle.

Get this bag, plain and simple. Worth every penny (PS get the packing cubes).

Staci A.

Minaal - The best backpacks.

Great craftsmanship, quality materials, thoughtful design. Stands up to all my travel abuse and looks classy doing it. Makes packing for traveling easy, fast and fun. Packed items are easily accessible in route. Always fast through security, even when I was asked to completely empty and repack my bag.

Roam with confidence.


Breeze effortlessly through all environments. Minimise time wasted in airport security. Transition comfortably from work to play (and back again), and give your devices the protection they deserve.

Use it for a lifetime.


Crafted from the most durable materials in the industry — including tough 600D nylon fabric and YKK zippers — the Carry-on 2.0 is designed to last a lifetime. That's why it comes with a lifetime warranty against defects.

Keep your momentum.


Great tools help you rise to the occasion. The Carry-on 2.0 enables you to pack thoughtfully, organise everything you need to produce great work – and explore the world along the way.

Sold out

What matters to you?

STYLE

Your bag, your personality.

Click to enlarge!

Sleek, minimalist aesthetics.

We don't slap huge logos all over your bag, because you're not a walking billboard. The minimalist outer shell reflects our belief that less is more when it comes to an everyday, all-environment companion.

Click to enlarge!

The War on Dangle.

Because most straps, buckles, cords, and other dangly bits end up getting in your way, we launched a War on Dangle to remove everything superfluous. Even the chest strap buckles away when you're not using it, meaning it won't flick back and forth annoyingly while you're headed from A to B.

Click to enlarge!

Look professional everywhere.

Airports, offices, mountain trails: take the Carry-on 2.0 anywhere. Because meetings require a little more formality, your shoulder straps tuck away in seconds to transform the backpack into a 'briefcase' carried comfortably by hand.

Click to enlarge!

Ideal for digital nomads.

The Carry-on 2.0 is packed with features and components that facilitate life — and work — on the road. It's your personal mobile office, equally suited to rickshaw rides and conferences.


 

DURABILITY

Designed to stand the test of time.

Click to enlarge!

Lightweight, or rugged? You don't have to choose.

Our custom 600D nylon fabric offers you the perfect balance of durability and weight. It's augmented with 1000D nylon in high-abrasion areas to extend your bag's lifespan even further.

Click to enlarge!

The world's best zippers.

The Carry-on 2.0's YKK zippers — aka the world's best zippers — promise you decades of hassle-free opening and closing.

Click to enlarge!

Sweet, sweet buckles.

The bag's Woojin & Duraflex buckles are strong, classy, and won't buckle under pressure. Uh, wait... will buckle under pressure. You know what we mean.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - A travel backpack built to last.

Click to enlarge!

A lifetime warranty.

All of our gear comes with a lifetime manufacturer's warranty against defects — because you have better things to do than worry about your bag.

 

COMFORT

Your bag doesn't have to be a burden.

Click to enlarge!

Adjustable to your height and build.

Easily adjust the Carry-on 2.0's shoulder harness for a tailored, comfortable fit.

Click to enlarge!

Designed for men and women.

Regardless of your build or gender, you get full functionality. Slide the chest strap up or down to find the best fit for your body type.

Click to enlarge!

Pack it full, carry it well.

A four-point load balancing system and comfortably padded shoulder straps keep your back and shoulders happy — even when the bag's at its heaviest.

Click to enlarge!

We kept weight to a minimum.

Every component of the 2.0 has been carefully selected to keep its overall weight down. The bag weighs just 1.415kg / 3.12lb — giving you extra flexibility when you pack for a flight.

Click to enlarge!

Breathe easy.

A foam back panel with custom-molded air vents allows your back to breathe in hot conditions (or during that last-minute sprint through the airport).

Click to enlarge!

Ergonomic carry handles.

The carefully engineered carry handles are built from premium EVA foam, giving you a soft and comfortable grip.

SECURITY

Stay safe on the move.

Click to enlarge!

Keep your electronics secure.

You'll never have to worry about your electronics getting damaged on the move. The lightweight, tough back panel is built to withstand shocks — and our custom-designed DeviceNest™ keeps your laptop (up to 15”) safely nestled.

Click to enlarge!

Water-resistant coating and a rain cover.

The 1,000mm water-resistant coating withstands sudden rainfall. During prolonged downpours, deploy the easily accessible, seam-sealed rain cover (included) to keep your gear perfectly dry.

Click to enlarge!

Protect important documents.

The organiser panel conveniently holds notebooks and pens, and secret pockets secure your passport, cash, and anything else that needs to stay safe.

Click to enlarge!

Frustrate thieves with lockable zippers.

The bag's main compartments are fully lockable. Fall asleep on your night bus without worrying about the shifty-looking guy sitting behind you.

Click to enlarge!

When all else fails... whistle.

The included whistle is there when you need it — to flag down a cab or alert good samaritans if you're in danger. Feel safe and confident wherever you roam.

ETHOS

Gear — and a team — that supports you.

Click to enlarge!

We put in the hard yards.

Minaal is a remote company with team members spread around the world, battle-testing our gear before we put it in your hands. If it's not something we'd use ourselves, we don't sell it.

Click to enlarge!

We build gear that lasts.

All our products come with a lifetime manufacturer's warranty against defects. Because if your gear can't handle real life, what's the point?

Click to enlarge!

We're passionate about what you do.

We thrive on hearing about your travels or your latest projects. We encourage all our users to email us early and often, about anything.

Click to enlarge!

We're building a community, not a customer list.

As a Minaal user, you're part of the family. You'll be the first to hear about new releases, and you'll get user-exclusive deals on bags, accessories, memberships, and more.

SPECS

Mmm, specificaaations

  • Net Weight: 1.415kg / 3.12lb
  • LxWxH: 55cm x 35cm x 20cm (fully packed) / 21.6in x 13.7in x 7.87in
  • A note on capacity
  • Depth of main compartment: 20cm / 7.87in
  • 3D mesh pocket, top: 31cm x 34cm x 3.5cm / 12in x 13.4in x 1.4in
  • 3D fabric pocket, bottom: 21cm x 34cm x 3.5cm / 8.3in x 13.4in x 1.4in
  • Carry-on raincover: .07kg / 2.47oz
  • DeviceNest™ compartment fits 15" laptops & 11" devices
  • Water bottle holder fits bottles 9cm (3.5 in) diameter
  • Adjustable chest strap = comfort for all genders!
  • Lockable zippers for added security
  • Return policy
  • Shipping & Warranty
  • STYLE
  • DURABILITY
  • COMFORT
  • SECURITY
  • ETHOS
  • SPECS

Your bag, your personality.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

Sleek, minimalist aesthetics.

We don't slap huge logos all over your bag, because you're not a walking billboard. The minimalist outer shell reflects our belief that less is more when it comes to an everyday, all-environment companion.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

The War on Dangle.

Because most straps, buckles, cords, and other dangly bits end up getting in your way, we launched a War on Dangle to remove everything superfluous. Even the chest strap buckles away when you're not using it, meaning it won't flick back and forth annoyingly while you're headed from A to B.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

Look professional everywhere.

Airports, offices, mountain trails: take the Carry-on 2.0 anywhere. Because meetings require a little more formality, your shoulder straps tuck away in seconds to transform the backpack into a 'briefcase' carried comfortably by hand.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel with a laptop

Click to enlarge!

Ideal for digital nomads.

The Carry-on 2.0 is packed with features and components that facilitate life — and work — on the road. It's your personal mobile office, equally suited to rickshaw rides and conferences.


 

Designed to stand the test of time.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

Lightweight, or rugged? You don't have to choose.

Our custom 600D nylon fabric offers you the perfect balance of durability and weight. It's augmented with 1000D nylon in high-abrasion areas to extend your bag's lifespan even further.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel, with YKK zippers

Click to enlarge!

The world's best zippers.

The Carry-on 2.0's YKK zippers — aka the world's best zippers — promise you decades of hassle-free opening and closing.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

Sweet, sweet buckles.

The bag's Woojin & Duraflex buckles are strong, classy, and won't buckle under pressure. Uh, wait... will buckle under pressure. You know what we mean.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

A lifetime warranty.

All of our gear comes with a lifetime manufacturer's warranty against defects — because you have better things to do than worry about your bag.

 

Your bag doesn't have to be a burden.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

Adjustable to your height and build.

Easily adjust the Carry-on 2.0's shoulder harness for a tailored, comfortable fit.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel for women

Click to enlarge!

Designed for men and women.

Regardless of your build or gender, you get full functionality. Slide the chest strap up or down to find the best fit for your body type.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

Pack it full, carry it well.

A four-point load balancing system and comfortably padded shoulder straps keep your back and shoulders happy — even when the bag's at its heaviest.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

We kept weight to a minimum

Every component of the 2.0 has been carefully selected to keep its overall weight down. The bag weighs just 1.415kg / 3.12lb — giving you extra flexibility when you pack for a flight.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

Breathe easy.

A foam back panel with custom-molded air vents allows your back to breathe in hot conditions (or during that last-minute sprint through the airport).

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

Ergonomic carry handles.

The carefully engineered carry handles are built from premium EVA foam, giving you a soft and comfortable grip.

Stay safe on the move.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for traveling with a laptop.

Click to enlarge!

Keep your electronics secure.

You'll never have to worry about your electronics getting damaged on the move. The lightweight, tough back panel is built to withstand shocks — and our custom-designed DeviceNest™ keeps your laptop (up to 15”) safely nestled.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel - includes a rain cover.

Click to enlarge!

Water-resistant coating and a rain cover.

The 1,000mm water-resistant coating withstands sudden rainfall. During prolonged downpours, deploy the easily accessible, seam-sealed rain cover (included) to keep your gear perfectly dry.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best bestpack for carry-on travel, with passport protection.

Click to enlarge!

Protect important documents.

The organiser panel conveniently holds notebooks and pens, and secret pockets secure your passport, cash, and anything else that needs to stay safe.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel, with lockable zippers

Click to enlarge!

Frustrate thieves with lockable zippers.

The bag's main compartments are fully lockable. Fall asleep on your night bus without worrying about the shifty-looking guy sitting behind you.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

When all else fails... whistle.

The included whistle is there when you need it — to flag down a cab or alert good samaritans if you're in danger. Feel safe and confident wherever you roam.

Gear — and a team — that supports you.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

We put in the hard yards.

Minaal is a remote company with team members spread around the world, battle-testing our gear before we put it in your hands. If it's not something we'd use ourselves, we don't sell it.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

We build gear that lasts.

All our products come with a lifetime manufacturer's warranty against defects. Because if your gear can't handle real life, what's the point?

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

We're passionate about what you do.

We thrive on hearing about your travels or your latest projects. We encourage all our users to email us early and often, about anything.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

Click to enlarge!

We're building a community, not a customer list.

As a Minaal user, you're part of the family. You'll be the first to hear about new releases, and you'll get user-exclusive deals on bags, accessories, memberships, and more.

Mmm, specificaaations

  • Net Weight: 1.415kg / 3.12lb
  • LxWxH: 55cm x 35cm x 20cm (fully packed) / 21.6in x 13.7in x 7.87in
  • A note on capacity
  • Depth of main compartment: 20cm / 7.87in
  • 3D mesh pocket, top: 31cm x 34cm x 3.5cm / 12in x 13.4in x 1.4in
  • 3D fabric pocket, bottom: 21cm x 34cm x 3.5cm / 8.3in x 13.4in x 1.4in
  • Carry-on raincover: .07kg / 2.47oz
  • DeviceNest™ compartment fits 15" laptops & 11" devices
  • Water bottle holder fits bottles 9cm (3.5 in) diameter
  • Adjustable chest strap = comfort for all genders!
  • Lockable zippers for added security
  • Return policy
  • Shipping & Warranty

How do you move?

  • TRAVEL
  • COMMUTE
  • HIKING
  • GYM
  • REMOTE WORK

We build gear to last 25+ years and we back it up.

Really compelling point

Lorem ipsum dolor amet neutra thundercats aesthetic live-edge flannel chia poutine, retro taiyaki woke kogi everyday carry kitsch tofu occupy. Sustainable blue bottle hammock cray ennui knausgaard. Wolf pug you probably haven't heard of them brooklyn, tattooed pitchfork iceland street art taxidermy shoreditch subway tile PBR&B. Skateboard art party tacos coloring book stumptown. Whatever retro irony vegan semiotics.

[this could be gallery]

Really compelling point

Lorem ipsum dolor amet neutra thundercats aesthetic live-edge flannel chia poutine, retro taiyaki woke kogi everyday carry kitsch tofu occupy. Sustainable blue bottle hammock cray ennui knausgaard. Wolf pug you probably haven't heard of them brooklyn, tattooed pitchfork iceland street art taxidermy shoreditch subway tile PBR&B. Skateboard art party tacos coloring book stumptown. Whatever retro irony vegan semiotics.

We build gear to last 25+ years and we back it up.

Really compelling point

Lorem ipsum dolor amet neutra thundercats aesthetic live-edge flannel chia poutine, retro taiyaki woke kogi everyday carry kitsch tofu occupy. Sustainable blue bottle hammock cray ennui knausgaard. Wolf pug you probably haven't heard of them brooklyn, tattooed pitchfork iceland street art taxidermy shoreditch subway tile PBR&B. Skateboard art party tacos coloring book stumptown. Whatever retro irony vegan semiotics.

[this could be gallery]

Really compelling point

Lorem ipsum dolor amet neutra thundercats aesthetic live-edge flannel chia poutine, retro taiyaki woke kogi everyday carry kitsch tofu occupy. Sustainable blue bottle hammock cray ennui knausgaard. Wolf pug you probably haven't heard of them brooklyn, tattooed pitchfork iceland street art taxidermy shoreditch subway tile PBR&B. Skateboard art party tacos coloring book stumptown. Whatever retro irony vegan semiotics.

We build gear to last 25+ years and we back it up.

Really compelling point

Lorem ipsum dolor amet neutra thundercats aesthetic live-edge flannel chia poutine, retro taiyaki woke kogi everyday carry kitsch tofu occupy. Sustainable blue bottle hammock cray ennui knausgaard. Wolf pug you probably haven't heard of them brooklyn, tattooed pitchfork iceland street art taxidermy shoreditch subway tile PBR&B. Skateboard art party tacos coloring book stumptown. Whatever retro irony vegan semiotics.

text overlay

We build gear to last 25+ years and we back it up.

Really compelling point

Lorem ipsum dolor amet neutra thundercats aesthetic live-edge flannel chia poutine, retro taiyaki woke kogi everyday carry kitsch tofu occupy. Sustainable blue bottle hammock cray ennui knausgaard. Wolf pug you probably haven't heard of them brooklyn, tattooed pitchfork iceland street art taxidermy shoreditch subway tile PBR&B. Skateboard art party tacos coloring book stumptown. Whatever retro irony vegan semiotics.

text overlay

Dive deeper...

SHIPPING

USA Shipping

We ship Monday-Friday, and guarantee same-day dispatch if you place your order before 1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern. All orders placed between 1pm Pacific Friday and 1pm Pacific Monday will ship on the Monday - this includes any expedited shipping options you might choose.

TRANSIT TIMES: See map below - all transit times refer to business days (Mon-Fri); so for example, an order placed noon Tuesday will arrive in San Francisco by end-of-day Thursday, and NYC by end-of-day the following Tuesday.

EXPEDITED OPTIONS: If you need the bag urgently, we offer 2-Day Air and Next-Day Air shipping. Note that these services do not run on weekends.

International Shipping

We ship around the world Monday-Saturday via premium express tracked courier from our international distribution hub, offering delivery straight to your door – plus total peace of mind.

TRANSIT TIMES:

The following are estimates:

→ NZ/Aus/Singapore/Canada: 4-9 business days

→ UK/Germany: 4-10 business days

→ Rest of World: 4-14 business days

Note: For orders of accessories we also offer International Registered Airmail, which takes 7-28 days.

CUSTOMS: We don't pretend to have intimate or extensive Customs knowledge of the entire world. We'll work hard to avoid your package experiencing problems, but in the end we can't guarantee you won't experience delays or be charged duties or other fees. There's always a risk (just like stepping out your front door in the morning!) – while we’ll do what we can to work with you, we can’t and don’t take any responsibility for any dealings with your country’s Customs service.

 

Question about shipping? Email us.

WARRANTY

Warranty Policy

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

This second paragraph is where some companies might list their endless conditions, exclusions, and sub-clauses to their reckless first sentence. But we’re big believers in common sense – a defect is a defect – and we won’t use legal jargon as a rock to hide under when you come knocking. Problems with our gear are incredibly rare, but we know how good it feels to have a solid warranty backing you up when you’re on the road. If any of our gear falls short of our high quality-control standards, we’ll make it right.

Ultimately, any gear that takes a severe beating over a long period of time will eventually show signs of wear and tear. This isn’t considered a defect – but drop us a line if you’re in doubt, and we’ll be straight with you either way.

If you're in the U.S. and want to request a warranty refund or replacement, you can do it here.

If you live outside the U.S. and have a warranty issue, it's best to contact us directly.

Question about warranty? Email us.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 Care Instructions

First, it’s best to clean the bag by hand, and air-dry it in the shade. (In an ironic twist, machine washing the bag damages its water resistance).

Fluff and light dirt can generally be brushed off if the bag is completely dry. If the dirt is too deep to be brushed, then you can remove it by following these instructions for cleaning Nylon fabric:

  • Pretreat any stains by spraying a laundry-stain remover or dry-cleaning solvent on the stain. Allow it to soak into the fabric for at least an hour.
  • Combine 8 oz. of warm water with 1 tbsp. of a bleach-free and chlorine-free laundry detergent in a spray bottle. Swirl the bottle to mix.
  • Spray the cleaning solution onto the bag. Use a soft- to medium-bristled cleaning brush to work the cleaning solution into the fabric.
  • Dampen a soft cloth with cool water. Squeeze to remove excess moisture.
  • Wipe down the item to remove soap residue.
  • Air dry the bag.

That should fix ’er right up. For a more detailed how-to guide, check out this blog post we wrote about how to clean your Minaal backpack.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between the 1.0 and 2.0 bags?

Our most popular question!

In short - the Carry-on 2.0 helps you move even faster than the 1.0 version.

Specifically, new features on the 2.0 include:

  • our patent-pending neoprene laptop and device holder, allowing access from the side and the top
  • our new 600D and 1000D Air-textured yarn nylon fabric
  • re-engineered carry handles for extra comfort
  • a new hook compression system with 'easy-access' and 'secure' modes
  • super cool magnetized stabilizer straps
  • 3D pockets in the main compartment for extra storage
  • dedicated document sleeve, passport pocket, and zippered 'trinkets' pocket in the laptop compartment
  • the ability to attach our optional Modular Hip Pads and Messenger Sling accessories (all other accessories work with both the 1.0 and 2.0 bags)

...plus a bunch more under-the-hood tweaks and improvements!

If you want to see the 2.0 bag in action, as well as a detailed breakdown of the new components, take a stroll over to the  product page.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us here.

Why is the Minaal 2.0 slightly smaller than some other carry-on bags?

We wanted the dimensions of the 2.0 to comply with the regulations of both U.S. and international airlines. Some bag companies only take more generous U.S. regulations into account—giving you an extra inch or two to work with, but also meaning you could be forced to check your bag regularly (or pay horrible excess-baggage fees) on trips around Europe and elsewhere.

How much can I fit in your bags?

Capacity is a tricky thing to measure, because it depends on so much more than volume (you can read our rant on that topic  here). What we can do is tell you the exact dimensions of our gear, and show you a few videos of what other people have managed to fit inside their bags.

The dimensions of the Minaal 2.0 are 55 x 35 x 20cm (21.7 x 13.8 x 7.9in). The dimensions of the Daily are 43 x 32 x 16cm (16.9 x 12.6 x 6.3in). But to give you a better idea of what you’ll be able to fit, you can check out our official how-to videos for the Carry-on 2.0 and Daily, or have a look at these Carry-on 2.0 and Daily Youtube playlists (which include packing videos).

Who is Minaal gear designed for?

Minaal gear is designed for the business traveller—male or female—who needs to stay professional while navigating everything from sweaty tropical capitals to frosty Alaskan outposts. It's designed for the digital nomad, who roams by rickshaw every day from apartment to cafe to bus stop to temple. For the office worker, who needs to fit gym shoes and fragile devices in the same bag and not look out of place in the elevator. For the European adventurer, who needs something equally suited to walking tours through Prague, train rides through the Alps, and rugged hikes through the Slovenian woodlands.

If you don’t love dragging wheeled suitcases up endless flights of stairs; if you’re ready to shed your unwieldy 80L hiking pack and embrace a minimalist style of travel; if you want to skip queues at airports and move swiftly through security, and be the envy of hassled-looking travellers everywhere—then you’re a lot like us, and exactly who we had in mind when we designed our products!

How do you come up with your prices?

The price of our gear reflects the high-quality materials and attention to detail we put into every aspect of each product. We’re strong believers in the philosophy of buying solid gear that’ll last you a lifetime, rather than cheap mass-produced stuff that breaks down after a few uses. In saying that, we manage to keep our prices lower than they could be by selling directly from our warehouse to customers—cutting out the middleman and ensuring that you’re paying for quality, not for management costs or store upkeep.

Will my laptop fit inside the bag's device compartment?

The device compartments of the Minaal 2.0 and Daily each contain a neoprene DeviceNest sleeve, which can fit a 15” Macbook Pro or smaller. Larger laptops are likely to fit inside the broader device compartment (especially in the 2.0), but they may need their own sleeve for extra protection. If you have any doubts, feel free to drop us a line here!

If I order today, when will I receive my Minaal?

Check out our full shipping guide here.

If you have a trip in the near future, check in with our support team here before you order, to make sure you're not left scrambling at the last minute!

How can I get my bag serviced?

We build Minaal gear for the long-haul, but because it's made by humans for humans, sometimes we see defects in production.

If you think your gear might be defective, drop us a line and send along a pic here with the details of what's happened, and we'll help you diagnose the issue.

Why aren't accessories included with the bag?

Hip belts, shirt protectors and the like are absolute essentials for some travellers, but they’re not for everyone. We’re all about giving you the choice. Personally, we think it’s better to make 25 hip belts for the 25 people who really want those hip belts, than to make 100 and add that extra production cost to everyone’s purchases.

PRODUCT VIDEOS

Accessories - How To Pack

  • SHIPPING
  • WARRANTY
  • CARE INSTRUCTIONS
  • FAQ
  • PRODUCT VIDEOS

USA Shipping

We ship Monday-Friday, and guarantee same-day dispatch if you place your order before 1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern. All orders placed between 1pm Pacific Friday and 1pm Pacific Monday will ship on the Monday - this includes any expedited shipping options you might choose.

TRANSIT TIMES: See map below - all transit times refer to business days (Mon-Fri); so for example, an order placed noon Tuesday will arrive in San Francisco by end-of-day Thursday, and NYC by end-of-day the following Tuesday.

EXPEDITED OPTIONS: If you need the bag urgently, we offer 2-Day Air and Next-Day Air shipping. Note that these services do not run on weekends.

International Shipping

We ship around the world Monday-Saturday via premium express tracked courier from our international distribution hub, offering delivery straight to your door – plus total peace of mind.

TRANSIT TIMES:

The following are estimates:

→ NZ/Aus/Singapore/Canada: 4-9 business days

→ UK/Germany: 4-10 business days

→ Rest of World: 4-14 business days

Note: For orders of accessories we also offer International Registered Airmail, which takes 7-28 days.

CUSTOMS: We don't pretend to have intimate or extensive Customs knowledge of the entire world. We'll work hard to avoid your package experiencing problems, but in the end we can't guarantee you won't experience delays or be charged duties or other fees. There's always a risk (just like stepping out your front door in the morning!) – while we’ll do what we can to work with you, we can’t and don’t take any responsibility for any dealings with your country’s Customs service.

 

Question about shipping? Email us.

Warranty Policy

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

This second paragraph is where some companies might list their endless conditions, exclusions, and sub-clauses to their reckless first sentence. But we’re big believers in common sense – a defect is a defect – and we won’t use legal jargon as a rock to hide under when you come knocking. Problems with our gear are incredibly rare, but we know how good it feels to have a solid warranty backing you up when you’re on the road. If any of our gear falls short of our high quality-control standards, we’ll make it right.

Ultimately, any gear that takes a severe beating over a long period of time will eventually show signs of wear and tear. This isn’t considered a defect – but drop us a line if you’re in doubt, and we’ll be straight with you either way.

If you're in the U.S. and want to request a warranty refund or replacement, you can do it here.

If you live outside the U.S. and have a warranty issue, it's best to contact us directly.

Question about warranty? Email us.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 Care Instructions

First, it’s best to clean the bag by hand, and air-dry it in the shade. (In an ironic twist, machine washing the bag damages its water resistance).

Fluff and light dirt can generally be brushed off if the bag is completely dry. If the dirt is too deep to be brushed, then you can remove it by following these instructions for cleaning Nylon fabric:

  • Pretreat any stains by spraying a laundry-stain remover or dry-cleaning solvent on the stain. Allow it to soak into the fabric for at least an hour.
  • Combine 8 oz. of warm water with 1 tbsp. of a bleach-free and chlorine-free laundry detergent in a spray bottle. Swirl the bottle to mix.
  • Spray the cleaning solution onto the bag. Use a soft- to medium-bristled cleaning brush to work the cleaning solution into the fabric.
  • Dampen a soft cloth with cool water. Squeeze to remove excess moisture.
  • Wipe down the item to remove soap residue.
  • Air dry the bag.

That should fix ’er right up. For a more detailed how-to guide, check out this blog post we wrote about how to clean your Minaal backpack.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between the 1.0 and 2.0 bags?

Our most popular question!

In short - the Carry-on 2.0 helps you move even faster than the 1.0 version.

Specifically, new features on the 2.0 include:

  • our patent-pending neoprene laptop and device holder, allowing access from the side and the top
  • our new 600D and 1000D Air-textured yarn nylon fabric
  • re-engineered carry handles for extra comfort
  • a new hook compression system with 'easy-access' and 'secure' modes
  • super cool magnetized stabilizer straps
  • 3D pockets in the main compartment for extra storage
  • dedicated document sleeve, passport pocket, and zippered 'trinkets' pocket in the laptop compartment
  • the ability to attach our optional Modular Hip Pads and Messenger Sling accessories (all other accessories work with both the 1.0 and 2.0 bags)

...plus a bunch more under-the-hood tweaks and improvements!

If you want to see the 2.0 bag in action, as well as a detailed breakdown of the new components, take a stroll over to the  product page.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us here.

Why is the Minaal 2.0 slightly smaller than some other carry-on bags?

We wanted the dimensions of the 2.0 to comply with the regulations of both U.S. and international airlines. Some bag companies only take more generous U.S. regulations into account—giving you an extra inch or two to work with, but also meaning you could be forced to check your bag regularly (or pay horrible excess-baggage fees) on trips around Europe and elsewhere.

How much can I fit in your bags?

Capacity is a tricky thing to measure, because it depends on so much more than volume (you can read our rant on that topic  here). What we can do is tell you the exact dimensions of our gear, and show you a few videos of what other people have managed to fit inside their bags.

The dimensions of the Minaal 2.0 are 55 x 35 x 20cm (21.7 x 13.8 x 7.9in). The dimensions of the Daily are 43 x 32 x 16cm (16.9 x 12.6 x 6.3in). But to give you a better idea of what you’ll be able to fit, you can check out our official how-to videos for the Carry-on 2.0 and Daily, or have a look at these Carry-on 2.0 and Daily Youtube playlists (which include packing videos).

Who is Minaal gear designed for?

Minaal gear is designed for the business traveller—male or female—who needs to stay professional while navigating everything from sweaty tropical capitals to frosty Alaskan outposts. It's designed for the digital nomad, who roams by rickshaw every day from apartment to cafe to bus stop to temple. For the office worker, who needs to fit gym shoes and fragile devices in the same bag and not look out of place in the elevator. For the European adventurer, who needs something equally suited to walking tours through Prague, train rides through the Alps, and rugged hikes through the Slovenian woodlands.

If you don’t love dragging wheeled suitcases up endless flights of stairs; if you’re ready to shed your unwieldy 80L hiking pack and embrace a minimalist style of travel; if you want to skip queues at airports and move swiftly through security, and be the envy of hassled-looking travellers everywhere—then you’re a lot like us, and exactly who we had in mind when we designed our products!

How do you come up with your prices?

The price of our gear reflects the high-quality materials and attention to detail we put into every aspect of each product. We’re strong believers in the philosophy of buying solid gear that’ll last you a lifetime, rather than cheap mass-produced stuff that breaks down after a few uses. In saying that, we manage to keep our prices lower than they could be by selling directly from our warehouse to customers—cutting out the middleman and ensuring that you’re paying for quality, not for management costs or store upkeep.

Will my laptop fit inside the bag's device compartment?

The device compartments of the Minaal 2.0 and Daily each contain a neoprene DeviceNest sleeve, which can fit a 15” Macbook Pro or smaller. Larger laptops are likely to fit inside the broader device compartment (especially in the 2.0), but they may need their own sleeve for extra protection. If you have any doubts, feel free to drop us a line here!

If I order today, when will I receive my Minaal?

Check out our full shipping guide here.

If you have a trip in the near future, check in with our support team here before you order, to make sure you're not left scrambling at the last minute!

How can I get my bag serviced?

We build Minaal gear for the long-haul, but because it's made by humans for humans, sometimes we see defects in production.

If you think your gear might be defective, drop us a line and send along a pic here with the details of what's happened, and we'll help you diagnose the issue.

Why aren't accessories included with the bag?

Hip belts, shirt protectors and the like are absolute essentials for some travellers, but they’re not for everyone. We’re all about giving you the choice. Personally, we think it’s better to make 25 hip belts for the 25 people who really want those hip belts, than to make 100 and add that extra production cost to everyone’s purchases.

Accessories - How To Pack

Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel, for men and women.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - The best backpack for carry-on travel.

The Carry-on 2.0 works well with...

Sold out
Sold out
Sold out

Minaal users around the world.

Join the Minaal Crew for exclusive deals, stories from the road & $20 off shipping.

Sign up to the newsletter here →

Continue shopping
Your Order

You have no items in your cart