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I found a backpack that makes it easier than ever for me to travel with a single bag

I found a backpack that makes it easier than ever for me to travel with a single bag

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As airlines continue to charge extra for checked bags and overhead compartment space becomes more and more of a luxury, packing efficiently has become more important than ever.

I’ve been a proud carry-on-only packer since college, but now that I use a hard-shell roller bag (the Bluesmart Black Edition), finding extra space for when I overpack is more difficult. I’ve come to rely on my backpack to fit extra pairs of shoes or undergarments in addition to my laptop and reading materials for the flight.

For anyone who has found themselves in a similar situation, the Faroe backpack from Arcido is a great option to consider getting before your next trip. While other backpacks are designed for everyday commutes to and from work, or to be used as both office and gym bags, the Faroe was created with travel in mind — and it shows in every detail of the design.

Cofounders Will Ford and Felix Kenchington say on the Arcido site that the company was “designed for the one-bag travel lifestyle,” and after d their goal.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign to launch the company, Arcido is now making bags that put the traveler first and shipping them around the world. Take a closer look at the bag below.

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The Faroe Backpack looks like a fairly standard backpack on the outside, with two main compartments and a few smaller pockets for your keys and a water bottle.

 The Faroe Backpack looks like a fairly standard backpack on the outside, with two main compartments and a few smaller pockets for your keys and a water bottle. Tyler Lauletta / Business Insider

The back of the bag opens up flat and has a system of straps to keep your laptop secured to your back while you’re traveling. There are also zippered pockets and sleeves for any notebooks or smaller tech you have on you.

The back of the bag opens up flat and has a system of straps to keep your laptop secured to your back while you're traveling. There are also zippered pockets and sleeves for any notebooks or smaller tech you have on you.Tyler Lauletta / Business Insider

By flipping the bag, you can get a better view of how protected your laptop will be in it.

 By flipping the bag, you can get a better view of how protected your laptop will be in it. Tyler Lauletta / Business Insider

The main pocket has tons of space for your clothes. Here, I’ve stuffed three shirts down to try and give you an idea of just how much you could pack in the backpack.

The main pocket has tons of space for your clothes. Here, I've stuffed three shirts down to try and give you an idea of just how much you could pack in the backpack.Tyler Lauletta / Business Insider

Buckles in the bag’s interior will allow those who tend to overpack to bind their clothes in to make sure they can still zip the bag shut.

Buckles in the bag's interior will allow those who tend to overpack to bind their clothes in to make sure they can still zip the bag shut.Tyler Lauletta / Business Insider

Closed up it just looks like a fashionable backpack, ready to travel the world with you. For only $99, it’s a great value when compared to other luggage and even many other backpacks on the market.

Closed up it just looks like a fashionable backpack, ready to travel the world with you. For only $99, it's a great value when compared to other luggage and even many other backpacks on the market.Tyler Lauletta / Business Insider

With the Arcido’s Faroe Backpack, it’s easy to imagine becoming a single-bag traveler. You can buy the Arcido Faroe Backpack on Amazon for $99

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