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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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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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