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Creativity & Craftmanship: Arcido Cofounder Felix Explains How We Achieve Unbeatable Build Quality

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Creativity & Craftmanship: Arcido Cofounder Felix Explains How We Achieve Unbeatable Build Quality

Arcido began in response to a growing demand for high-quality travel backpacks, which prioritize functionality, versatility, and durability. Co-founder, Felix, has traveled the world searching for the very best materials and manufacturing techniques, trying out every option until he found something he could be proud of. Although this is a technical process, drawing and improving on the science behind the best available products, it is also an exercise in creativity. To go beyond that which already exists, Arcido needed to break new ground. This begins with a clear vision, aimed at making a life on the road easier and promoting...

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How To Clean Your Arcido Backpack

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How To Clean Your Arcido Backpack

The rigors of travel can be demanding on your gear. Bags often get tossed around in transit, resulting in dust, scuffs, and stains. This is all part of travel, and in many ways informs our design philosophy. Arcido backpacks are designed to withstand the elements, but even the most robust bags need a wash now and then. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive bag cleaning guide. Spot Cleaning Look at the type of stain you’re trying to clean. For most exterior garden-variety scuffs, try to avoid using detergent at all costs. To keep the fabric in tip-top condition, use...

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Pickpocket Repeller: It's All About Secret Backpack Pockets

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Pickpocket Repeller: It's All About Secret Backpack Pockets

The Crime We’re Up Against As Travelers Let’s jump straight to the facts. Over 400,000 pickpocket incidents are reported around the world each day. In knowing that there is probably an equal amount of additional cases going unreported, it’s safe to say that the art of pickpocketing is alive and well. The most targeted cities around the world don’t bode well for digital nomads. Barcelona, Rome, Prague, Madrid, Paris, Florence, and Buenos Aires all top the list, which all happen to be some of the most popular hubs for digital nomads. Just between the years 2010 and 2012, pickpocketing thefts...

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Why Akra Is Top Choice For One Bag Travel According To YouTube Vlogger Chase Reeves

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Why Akra Is Top Choice For One Bag Travel According To YouTube Vlogger Chase Reeves

Chase Reeves¬†knows¬†a¬†thing¬†or two about¬†bags.¬†As the¬†founder¬†of¬†BagWorks¬†and a¬†YouTube¬†channel closing in on 50,000¬†fans, this eccentric vlogger¬†is¬†the¬†authority¬†when it¬†comes¬†to¬†Carryology.¬†His¬†mix¬†of¬†outlandish¬†delivery and honest critiques have¬†earned¬†him¬†respect¬†from bag buyers across the¬†interwebs.Although only a year old, his¬†review¬†of the¬†Arcido¬†Akra¬†(at the¬†time¬†of writing)¬†has more than 26,000 views.¬†He¬†covers¬†every imaginable aspect of the¬†bag, down to the minutiae.¬†From the outset, we'll¬†excuse¬†Chase for¬†mistaking¬†the¬†Akra¬†for the¬†Faroe¬†‚Ästafter all, they're¬†both¬†great¬†carry¬†on¬†bags¬†with similar touches, and¬†both¬†designed for one¬†bag¬†travel.Kicking off with an¬†explanation¬†of why¬†you¬†might¬†want¬†to¬†purchase¬†the¬†Arcido¬†Akra, Reeves briefly touches on the¬†concept¬†of one¬†bag¬†travel and how the¬†Akra¬†is¬†designed¬†to¬†make¬†you¬†more travel-efficient.¬†‚ÄúPacking¬†minimally¬†can¬†make for a¬†much¬†better¬†trip,‚ÄĚ he¬†mentions¬†‚Ästand we¬†couldn‚Äôt agree more.¬†He¬†then¬†does a wear test‚Ķ¬†as only Chase Reeves¬†can¬†do¬†a wear test.¬†The ventilated back padding, curved¬†shoulder straps¬†and waist¬†strap¬†and the ‚Äúlightweight moveability‚ÄĚ all make this a¬†winner¬†as a small travel backpack. Next...

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Two Secret Weapons That Make Our Bags Last

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Two Secret Weapons That Make Our Bags Last

Not all travel backpacks are created equal. The Arcido concept was born out of a need for convenience; for travelers who demanded a superior product that made their travels infinitely easier. Comfort and utility coupled with sound design principles make the Arcido brand a contender for one of the best travel carry on bags on the market today.  There are two key elements, which are often overlooked, that makes our bags the most durable option for carryon luggage.  Kodra Fabric  Recognizing the challenges of everyday commuters, the hard-wearing but tactile qualities of this material were our first choice for protection against the elements. The rigors of air travel, in particular, can take their toll on luggage, as bags are constantly hauled, dropped and scuffed.  Kodra is a modern fabric based on Cordura, originally developed and used...

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