About us

Engineered with
purpose.

James Fyfe

Founder of GOBAG

Two years ago, when I was travelling on budget flights every weekend, I was frustrated with the bags I was using. I couldn't easily travel with only carry-on. I used to pack my clothes in a bin bag, vacuum the air out and zip tie the end. I thought, “There’s got to be an easier way to do this”. And that’s how the GOBAG was born.

We’re incredibly proud to call the Scottish Highlands our home. In fact, we’re pretty sure anyone who’s trekked a hidden glen or paddled out to a remote island would agree this kind of experience carves out who you are. 

Of course it’s not just bonnie Scotland that’s worth exploring. We know too well there are places hidden all over the globe that demand to be discovered and shared with friends.

In 2013 we searched for a bag that we’d be able take as carry-on all over Europe on cheap flights. There was nothing suitable to be found so we decided to design the solution. Two years of sketches, sewing, testing and refining followed until the GOBAG was launched on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Things moved quickly and we reached our goal in a few days and were eventually 663% funded with almost 2,500 backers from all over the world. Shipping started in early 2016 and the story continues.

Our core belief is that when you travel compact you experience more. It’s this belief that drives us to work hard every day to create more innovative products that enable others to do the same.