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Aer has been turning heads since 2014 when it launched its first collection of sleek, minimalist travel-savvy bags. Then, the focus was on pure utility. Today, Aer celebrates its latest brand of stylish problem solving with its Go Collection. The new four-bag lineup answers the peskiest of travel queries: What bag do I use to carry my essentials once I get where I am going?
Constructed from ultralight, unstructured 300D Cordura material each Go bag is designed to be easily packed away in a suitcase or carry-on, offering you an understated yet well-appointed bag for use at your destination. With its subtle, sleek design, the Go Collection is great for any trip, from you’re airport hopping for work or finally taking that well-earned vacation. Find the bag that’s best for you, or travel ultralight with the help of the entire collection, now available at the Gear Patrol Store.
The Go Duffel
The Go Duffel’s 33-liter capacity is the largest in the lineup. As a result, it’s well-suited for carrying along a weekend’s worth of layers and accessories. Weighing in at one pound, the Go Duffel is lighter than most small duffels and wears well over the arm as well as carried by it’s reinforced handles. A water bottle pocket, zippered document stowage and a large side pocket with magnetic Fidlock clasp closure round out the Go Duffel, making it a versatile pick for the prepared traveler.
The Go Pack
The Go Pack excels at the day trip. With its 21.4-liter capacity and large main compartment, the Go Pack offers just the right amount of storage for a light layer, travel guides, and a few souvenirs. Complete with passport pocket, internal organization pockets and external pouch with magnetic Fidlock closure, the Go Pack will keep your day-trip load light and organized.
The Go Tote
Only a touch smaller than the Go Pack, the Go Tote is a perfect partner for the professional trip. Designed to accommodate a 13-inch MacBook and equipped with long handles that easily slip over the shoulder, the Go Tote offers just the right amount of storage for those business meeting essentials or creative brunch. Likewise, with two exterior side pockets and one quick access pouch with magnetic Fidlock closure, the Go Tote can easily carry a small umbrella and water bottle while making room for your other essentials.
The Go Sling
The Go Sling is the lightest of the collection at only 0.4 pounds. Small but powerful, its 1.5-liter capacity will carry a small camera, personal electronics, and passport. Use the secure exterior zip pocket for your cash or wallet and the quick-access pouch with magnetic Fidlock closure for larger items. The Sling wears well across the shoulders via the adjustable shoulder strap. Remove the strap and the Sling becomes a small Dopp kit or organizational pouch.
Nikeheads might recognize the Fidlock closure from the adventurous NikeLab ACG.07.KMTR, the futuristic urban kicks released in 2017. Others will have seen the system popping up on other garments and bags over the past few years. The unique closure is often recognized for its ability to be opened with one hand. While that’s true, it boasts another more ingenious secret. Fidlock closures snap closed by themselves, a handy addition to a travel bag where an open pocket can spell trouble.
Cordura has found a happy home in an array of products owing to its tear, scuff and abrasion resistance. The Go Collection utilizes 300D Cordura across all four models which is lightweight yet durable and water resistant.
It’s no secret that YKK makes one hell of a zipper. It’s also no wonder that the best bags and garments employ them. Aer’s Go Collection doesn’t scrimp on closure, using YKK zippers on the entire collection topped with easy-grip Hypelon pulls.
With each of the models well under $100, the Go Collection is sure to find a permanent place in your travel kit. Shop the entire Go Collection in the Gear Patrol Store and support our editorial efforts while you revolutionize your next trip.