In a promo video, Millburn says that after traveling the world for nearly a decade with Nicodemus their oversized suitcases were weighing them down and they had tried just about every kind of bag imaginable. Later they got word of the Pakt bag through Colin Wright, another well-known minimalist who lives out of just a couple of bags and travels to a different country every few months.
Millburn and Nicodemus managed to score two of the limited run of 300 bags at the time, but after Netflix published "Minimalism," Millburn said he started getting messages asking him where he got the bag. That led to the Indiegogo campaign with Fontier. As of early January 2018, the trio had raised over $1.1 million.
The Pakt One is actually an updated design over the original Pakt Getaway. It features "modern, durable, technical materials that are animal-friendly and have the lowest possible environmental impact," according to the Indiegogo page. "We've also developed relationships with our manufacturing partners and suppliers to ensure that our bags are produced under safe, fair, legal, and humane working conditions."
Pakt says its One bag has "a first-of-its-kind, dedicated TSA pocket for stashing and grabbing items you have to remove from your pockets before going through security."
As Millburn writes: "The Minimalists aren't opposed to physical goods—we're against impulsive consumption—and this bag was the opposite of impulse for me. It was intentional. As a minimalist, everything I own serves a purpose or brings me joy, and Malcolm's bag has added immense value to my life over the years—more value than any other item."