Our journey began in 2017 for a simple reason: to resurrect a cult travel bag. Industrial designer Malcolm Fontier’s Getaway bag had been out of production for several years when it was featured in the 2016 documentary, Minimalism, as the bag of choice of Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, otherwise known as The Minimalists. After receiving hundreds of requests to bring it back, Malcolm and The Minimalists decided to collaborate on a new, improved version of the bag. (You can read more about the collaboration in Joshua’s essay, Keep Travel Simple.) One wildly successful crowdfunding campaign, a handful of round-the-world trips, and thousands of happy (and vocal!) backers later, we decided we were having too much fun to stop.