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Yak Pak Review & Giveaway

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Happy 4th of July, all you Americans! I hope you are having a great day celebrating our freedom and those who fought to give it to us.

It seems to me like July is when summer travel really kicks off, and today I’ve got a review and giveaway that is perfect for your vacationing needs.

Yak Pak is a New York-based company that manufactures backpacks, luggage, and accessories (neck pillows, dog clothes, phone cases, and leashes, to name a few). They are known for their fun prints and revolutionary designs. For example, they created the first mini-backpacks. Remember those? I thought I was soooo cool wearing one.

Yak Pak allowed me to choose a bag to review and I selected the “dufflebag/backpack in one.” When it arrived a few days later, M took one look at it and declared he wanted to use it. I don’t blame him! Just look at it!
yak pak duffle/backpack
I first used the bag on my emergency trip to Utah. It fit my giant breastpump, 2 days worth of clothes, my toiletries, and a book. It also fit as a carryon! The backpack feature is really handy for airports, too, especially if you need your hands free to push a stroller or corral small children. Finally, it was easy to spot in baggage claim, when I ended up gate-checking it on my flight home.

yak pak dufflebag/backpack

Mark, the backpack model


On a weekend trip to my hometown, all the clothes for the 4 of us fit.
yak pak dufflebag/backpack

When we took our long car trip to the cardiologist and the beach, I let the kids fill the bag with all of their toys and books. We propped it between their seats and they could pretty easily access whatever they wanted.

messy car

By the end of our trip, everything that had been in the bag was now on the floor between the two seats. As you can see, the bag held a lot!


I found the bag to not only be fun, but great quality and easy to use. The backpack straps are durable, though not padded. When wishing to use the pack as a duffle bag, the backpack straps slide under the handles. One had slid partway out when I picked it up in baggage claim, but it wasn’t damaged at all. This bag is now going to be a staple for all our family trips!
yak pak dufflebag/backpack
Now you can win your own Yak Pak product! This giveaway is open to residents of US AND Canada ages 18 and up. Winner will be sent the link to a password protected site where they can choose which product they’d like to receive.
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18 Comments

  1. Hey Maya! Thanks for sharing! I’m always looking for a good sturdy duffel-type bag – it makes so much more sense than using a huge suitcase for just a weekend trip. The last duffel I bought seemed sturdy, but one of the handles ripped shortly after I bought it. Nice to see that this one seems more sturdy!

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  2. I love the colours and patterns they have; I love the deluxe messenger bag and the iPhone cases and headphones

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  3. Oh my goodness the bags look awesome AND they have the cutest dog sweaters I’ve ever seen. Can you not buy online? Bummer if not.

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  4. i really like the sprinkles hobo bags :) Owl Love Pink is my favourite.

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  5. LOVE the Frosted Jelly line of bags VERY pretty!

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  6. I love the Frosted Jelly Large Tote

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  7. I really like the carry-on upright luggage

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I’ve been looking for an easy to carry travel bag for all of my little ones stuff.

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  9. The N/S Tote is very cute!

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  10. Love that the duffel can be worn as a backpack–awesome for trips when you just don’t have enough hands!!

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  11. I’m digging the plaid biggie backpack. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  12. Ohh ok the duffle looks amazing. It would work so well on the back of my wheelchair.

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  13. i like carry on upright luggage 15427

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  14. I like the BIGGIE BACKPACK
    thanks

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  15. Where can I purchase one of those bags?

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    marfmom Reply:

    Here is their website: http://yakpak.com/

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  16. I don’t see that duffle bag on that website available to purchase it.

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    marfmom Reply:

    Well, this post was written almost 2 years ago, so it’s possible they don’t still sell this particular duffle bag.

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