Not sure who exactly wrote this quote, but the person must have been really smart…
At Artichoke we believe travelling is, by far, the best way to invest your money. We’ve done that for many years and yet could not find the perfect bag to carry our belongings around easily and efficiently.
– We have tried trolleys. They are good, they roll and you don’t carry the weight. But, if you want something out of them sometime during your trip, you need a large surface where to open them, and it gets messy. What if you have to walk up and down the stairs or reach your hotel through country roads? So, we figured trolleys were not the best way to do it.
– We have tried duffle bags. They look cool and can be carried pretty much everywhere. But what if the bag is not completely full? If you want to take something out of it in the middle of your trip
everything gets pretty messy in there. Having a single shoulder strap, you have to swap shoulders not to get tired and you start walking funny. So, no more duffle bags for our trips.
– We have tried trekking backpacks. They are comfortable and let you walk anywhere, but, grabbing something out of them is a challenge. Plus, if they are not completely full, your clothes move around and get wrinkles.