23 | January | 2015

Classics redone: The Barrel, Barrel Roller and Seaman

For 15 years they've been our long runner: The indestructible travel bags by TATONKA have accompanied many globetrotters on their trips. So we have redone and optimised our classics Barrel and Barrel Roller; the resilient kit bag Seaman is an addition to this popular travel line.

Barrel is made of the resilient and water-repellent material Tarpaulin 1000 which is usually used for manufacturing lorry tarpaulins. The bottom is made of Textreme 6.6, a PU-coated textured polyester material. It is padded to let you carry your luggage gently and also the mesh pocket inside the lid offers additional stowage for sensible items. Barrel is available in six sizes; this way there's the right companion for every travel situation to find. Even TATONKA cannot make heavy luggage light - but we develop all our products especially regarding their individual purposes. In this case it means e.g. you can simply strap this big travel bag on your back when it gets to heavy, using the integrated shoulder straps. Extra-wide handles and shoulder straps guarantee increased carrying comfort not letting the luggage turn into a stress factor during your trip. The innovation in 2015: We have enlarged the opening of the Barrel, making the travel bag even simpler to handle. The handles on the sides are also a new addition. They help making the big Barrel more comfortable for transport. But we have also carried out changes to the design: Although the five colours from earlier models will remain, the logo has been designed in a contrasting colour. This leaves the bag in unicoloured, the bottom matching the tarpaulin colour.

For everyone who wants even more comfort, the Barrel Roller is the perfect solution. The Barrel Roller is equipped with all the great advantages of its colleague Barrel but it also has some extra features: strong reels and carrying straps. According to the situation you can either carry the bag or pull it. The telescopic handle and the straps of the bag are padded to avoid chafing on the palms. The 2015 design makes this resilient wheelie classic handier than ever. Its enlarged opening turns packing into child's play, the straps on the sides alleviate carrying it. The Barrel Roller is available in three sizes and five colours.

Seaman is the new kit bag in the travel-bag collection. It is also made of the indestructible tarpaulin fabric, but here the material is additionally strengthened with T-Square Tec. The Seaman is also equipped with a roll closure. You won't have any troubles stowing away everything you need for a longer tour thanks to its volume of 45l. A zip on the side gives you access to the part of the luggage you stowed further down in the kit bag.

Barrel L

Features: Two stowable shoulder straps (S - XXL); Variable attachment points for carrying straps; Durable rubberised handles on both sides; Extra-wide handles and shoulder straps; Strong No.10 zipper; Mesh pocket inside the lid; Padded bottom; Name tag; Durable and easy-to-clean materials

Barrel Roller L

Features: Size adjustable carrying strap with shoulder pad; Extra-wide handles and shoulder straps; Strong No.10 zipper; Telescopic handle; Mesh pocket inside the lid; Padded bottom; Name tag; Durable and easy-to-clean materials

Features: Detachable, size adjustable carrying strap with shoulder pad; Durable, non-slip handle; Extra wide zipped opening on the side; Roll closure; Padded bottom