[Travel] 8 Reasons Why You Need a Gaston Luga Bag!

May 27, 2018 1 Comments A+ a-

Looking for a suave bag for the upcoming summer holiday trip, a casual day out or a gift for someone special?

After searching around for a durable and sleek backpack that I could use for weekends or travel, I was so glad I came across Gaston Luga's bags. 

A Swedish brand, Gaston Luga is known for its simple yet elegant backpacks that suit various occasions. 3 designs are available: Classic, Praper and Classy, and I eventually chose the Classic one with an outer pocket. Here are 8 reasons why!


Various colours are available.

1) Minimalist Design

For those who know me, you will know me that I am someone who is low profile and practical, so dainty branded handbags don't exactly go up my alley. What first drew me to this range of bags were the understated and timeless designs, but what really made the topping to a cake were the luxe leather finishes and metal buckle details. It's a really elegant and sleek-looking bag!

2) Sturdy

Gaston Luga's backpacks are made of strong durable canvas. I have so far used my bag quite extensively, including an occasion where I carried my laptop, iPad, charger and umbrella (amongst others) - and the bag survived it all. The inner soft cotton lining and four metallic feet under the bag also provide extra protection and rain resistence.

3) Big and Spacious

This 28 x 42 x 14cm backpack's inner drawstring feature makes it a roomy bag without being out of shape. Just look below at the number of bulky things I put into my bag for a recent day out - and that excludes my other personal items such as wallet, umbrella, purse, tissue etc!

4) Various Compartments

Something about spacious bags is how messy they can get. Mine sometimes just become one big dump, rendering it very difficult to find small items quickly. Hence, one of the key reasons why I love the Classic bag is how it opens up into various compartments. I like to use the innermost compartment for my iPad (can also fit laptops of up to 15 inches) and inner smaller ones for pens. The outer zipper pocket is for EzLink card and tissue.

5) Hidden Pocket

Speaking of compartments, one signature feature of Gaston Luga's backpacks is its hidden back pocket. While it is designed for keeping passport or travel ticket, I prefer using this pocket to keep my smartphone (my critical travel items are usually in unzipped compartments) and I really like how quickly I can whip out that gadget for photo opportunities!

6) Suitable for Him or Her for All Occasions

The versatile unisex design was also one of the major reasons why I chose this bag. Both my husband and I can take turns to use it (and of course it's even better that he can help me to carry my heavy bag when it filled up). We have so far used it for our dinner dates, staycations, work and gym sessions, but it can definitely also be used for school or even as a mum bag!

7) Free Express International Shipping

Free international shipping by DHL Express/ Fedex is included, and my bag arrived in Singapore from Europe only 3 days after checkout! The average delivery time is between 2 and 5 days. A tracking number is provided upon confirmation, so anxious customers can check the location real-time while it is still enroute.

8) Tax Rebate & Discount Code

In addition, there is a 20% off tax rebate for customers in Singapore (or other non-EU countries) and further 15% off with my unique code “hedgehog15” on the remaining price after tax rebate. With the rebates/ discounts, this premium bag costs S$196.52 (U.P. S$289). Do check the webpage in case there are any price revisions!


Overall, Gaston Luga's backpacks are very sturdy and multi-purpose. With their classy and functional designs, I would highly recommend them for day trips, staycations or travelling. They look so good in photos! This also makes for a perfect birthday or graduation gift; additional gift packaging is available for purchase.

Gaston Luga  
Various colours and designs available; website here.
Quote “hedgehog15” at checkout for 15% off!

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12 June 2018 at 13:27 delete

Loving this bag so much and yours is gorgeous too 💕