What a unique name for a company that wells travel gear!
“Founded in 2012 by the Swedish freeski legend Jon Olsson and the Norwegian product designer Truls Brataas, Douchebags has established itself as a globally recognized brand – winning several well known awards for both design and functionality.” – Douchebags.com
Watching some of Jon’s YouTube videos on the Gumball 5000 Rally across Europe, it was pretty cool that he is the founder of this company that sells quality bags and other travel accessories for a fair price.
Seriously. The style of this bag is bitchin’. Rezal and I agreed to purchase our bags at the exact same time. We both got the 40 Litre Carryall in Limited Edition Black Camo. And it is GORGEOUS.
This is the front of the backpack, and as you can see, there are no outside accessible zippers to the main compartment. The only outside accessible zippers would be the top compartment which is usually used for small items, and the rear compartment that is designed for shoes/sandals. This means that your main valuables are inaccessible and out-of-sight. Because…
The bag is accessible only in the back. It’s perfect because unless you’re not wearing your backpack, it’s literally impossible for would-be thieves to gain access to your valuables whilst you’re on your travels.
40 Litres. FOURTY. LITRES. That’s a whole lot of stuff you can fit inside! What you can see below in my picture are my clothes I was wearing during my employer’s annual holiday party. Pictured are dress slacks, dress shirt, tie, boxers and belt. It may not sound like much, and it doesn’t look like there’s much room left, but lemme tell ya.
If I actually folded my clothes and packed them neatly, all of my clothes inside it right now would probably take a quarter of the interior space. Maybe. If that. This bag was designed with maximum cargo and practicality in mind. This meets the IATA (International Air Transport Association) standards for a carry-on dimension for air travel.
Here’s a picture of my clothes moved slightly away. There is so much space in there, it’s actually pretty difficult to really show you. As you can see inside, there are internal pockets to make organizing much easier. Place socks on one side. Upper half for clean, lower half for dirty.
On the back side of the main cargo cover, there is a huge section of netting. Perfect for underwear or other larger items such as dress clothes that cannot get wrinkled. Jon really thought of it all for adventure travelers and business persons alike.
A fantastic bag that is supremely practical. Can be transformed on demand from a backpack to a duffel bag, and back again within seconds. I left mine in backpack form because I don’t want to be carrying this sucker in my hand all the time. Let my shoulders and back do all the work.
This bag looks great, it’s practical, it fits the IATA maximum carry-on limits, and is made of a durable construction. What more could you ask for in a bag, you ask? Well, the only caveat — price. $219 USD, shipped. Sure, it’s a handsome amount, but for a piece of travel kit that does the job, and does the job well. I firmly believe it’s a worth-while investment.