Guatemala 1 Bagan Bag (large)


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The Bagan Bag

The Bagan Bag is a unisex lifestyle satchel that is worn over the shoulder and fits into all your everyday adventures to carry non-bulk essentials. A front zipper pocket is ideal for storing quick grab accessories and has two built in slip pockets for a phone, keys or sunglasses. The main compartment zips open to store enough items for a day trip out on the city or to the market. The base is made from water-resistant nylon to protect the contents of your bag from the wet or dirty ground when setting the bag down. The shoulder strap is adjustable to many heights and is made from soft, shiny and durable nylon seatbelt webbing. 

Name: “Bagan” is a shortened version of Ba-Gang from one of the most popular legends in Vietnamese folklore “Tui Ba-gang”. (Tui means bag in Vietnamese. Ba means three and Gang is a traditional measurement between thumb and forefinger). The story tells of a man that noticed a bird eating fruit from his tree one day and he said to the bird, “I will let you eat from my tree if you can give me something in return”. The bird agreed and offered to carry him to a cave where there was an endless amount of gold. The man was excited and said, let me get my Ba-gang bag to carry the gold. The man only carried enough gold on each trip that could fit in the ba-gang bag. He only took what he and the bird could carry for the flight home, which was just enough to pay for a comfortable, but not extravagant life. The man was very happy, but his brother became jealous and said it wasn’t fair. The humble man offered to switch places with him and give up his wealthy & comfortable life so his brother could be happy too. His brother however became greedy and took more gold than the Ba-gang bag could carry. The bird told him to drop some gold in the sea on the way back so he could carry them both home. The brother refused to drop any gold and so they both crashed into the ocean and passed away. The moral of the story is to teach children the importance of not being greedy and to travel smart, never pack more than your bag can carry.

  • Front zipper pocket with two built in slip pockets
  • Main compartment big enough to store items for a day trip out on the city or to the market
  • 840 denier ballistic nylon protective base
  • 38mm nylon seat belt webbing shoulder strap
  • Handmade Thread™ fabric exterior
  • YKK® zippers


Main Bag: 11.8” x 8.6” x 3.9” (30cm x 22cm x 10cm)




5.7 liters

Material composition:

Main exterior: Cotton

Base: 840 denier ballistic nylon

Secondary exterior: cotton

Lining: nylon ripstop