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Baboon to the Moon Review

About Baboon to the Moon

Baboon to the Moon Review

Go on an adventure with Baboon to the Moon’s durable, stylish, and fuss-free travel essentials. Offered in vibrant colors and fun prints, the brand’s versatile bags have a futuristic, space-explorer vibe. They’re a smart choice for frequent and spontaneous travelers alike.

CNN, InsideHook, Yahoo, Thrillist, Conde Nast Traveler, and many other notable publications have featured the company for its travel-friendly modern bags.

Its attractive essentials are heavily showcased on the Baboon to the Moon Instagram page, which has earned almost 100k followers.

Will this brand’s iconic bag be your new travel BFF? Stay tuned as this Baboon to the Moon review examines the company, its bestsellers, customer reviews, and more, so you can decide whether or not to take one of these essentials on your next trip.

Overview of Baboon to the Moon

Baboon to the Moon Review

Vacations are something we all look forward to, but the journey to our destination can be incredibly stressful. Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, having a reliable piece of luggage is essential to a smooth trip—this fact is something Andy Person, Michael Kushner, and Trey Sisson knew all too well.

The trio realized that there weren’t many brands that balanced durability, practicality, and appearance in their travel essentials. So, they decided to create a travel-worthy and fashionable bag for their friends.

When we say travel-worthy bags, we’re talking about luggage that actually stands up to the wear and tear of frequent adventures. The men saw that there were two kinds of bags on the market: fashionable ones and durable ones. They thought, why not merge the two?

Andy, Michael, and Trey ended up founding Baboon to the Moon together in 2016, offering the world a quirky, space-expedition theme that’s reflected in the design and color options of its TPE bags.

According to its website, the company’s mission is “to promote adventure while trying not to destroy Mother Earth.” So, the team knew that their products needed to last a lifetime and be eco-friendly—which is why they come with a lifetime warranty and are shipped using recycled materials.

The brand’s headquarters are located in New York City, NY, but the production happens in several locations across Asia. The team visits each factory and makes sure that their values align, with strong opposition to unfair labor practices.

Before we embark on this Baboon to the Moon review, let’s look at some higlights:

Highlights

  • Wide selection of bags in different sizes, including versatile duffels, fanny packs, travel pouches, and more
  • Made from phthalate-free TPE
  • Waterproof with durable zippers that have locking mechanisms
  • Factories do not use unfair or child labor practices 
  • Ergonomic shoulder straps for more comfort
  • Bags come in a selection of vibrant colors and patterns
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Ships worldwide
  • Free US returns

Are Baboon Bags Waterproof?

Baboon to the Moon Review

Baboon to the Moon baboon bags are completely waterproof. They’re made from a phthalate-free TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) fabric that’s sort of like a type of rubber.

As you can imagine, this TPE fabric easily repels water and other liquids. Plus, the lockable zippers ensure that no water gets inside each bag, period.

In the next section of this Baboon to the Moon review, we’ll walk you through exactly what the brand has to offer. You’ll read about its selection of the iconic Go Bags, fanny packs, pouches, kits, as well as a few extras to help you out along the way.

Baboon to the Moon Go-Bags Review

This Baboon to the Moon review will feature the brand’s best-selling Go-Bags in Mini, Small, and Big sizes. We’ll cover measurements, weights, pockets, straps, and more, so you know exactly which size is right for you. Every option also comes with a lifetime warranty.

Don’t worry, this brand offers more than your standard black and grey options. Customers have nine core colors to choose from, ranging from firetruck red to sky blue. Plus, there are six whimsical limited edition prints. Let’s get into it.

Baboon to the Moon Go-Bag – Small Review

Baboon to the Moon Go-Bag - Small Review
Baboon to the Moon Go-Bag – Small

If there’s one thing that 2020 taught us, it’s that it’s nice to have someplace to go. Whether that’s to your parent’s house, a friend’s apartment, or on a solo road trip, having the freedom to roam is something that we’ll never take for granted again.

Next time you hit the road for three to five days, consider bringing along the Go-Bag – Small. This 40-liter capacity duffel is the company’s most popular size, and it’s easy to see why.

Lugging your travel necessities with you is easy, thanks to this bag’s innovative design. It works like a crossbody, backpack, or duffel bag, so you can choose which way suits your needs best.

The detachable shoulder straps are completely adjustable, so you can customize them to fit your body. Or, you can remove them altogether in favor of one of the four ergonomic handles.

The Go-Bag – Small will keep your essentials organized and easily accessible because it offers multiple inner and outer zipped compartments.

Weighing 3.5 lbs and measuring 10.5” x 20.5” x 12.5”, this Baboon to the Moon baboon backpack gives you lots of space to meet the 50lb international weight limit—if outside the country is where you’re headed.

Wherever your journey takes you, savor every minute of it with the Go-Bag – Small for $169.

Baboon to the Moon Go-Bag Big Review

Baboon to the Moon Go-Bag Big Review
Baboon to the Moon Go-Bag Big

Sometimes you just need to hit the road and drive. The Go-Bag Big is the perfect fit for your trunk, so throw a bunch of stuff in, zip it up tight with the lockable closure, and toss it in the back of your car with ease, thanks to the four sturdy handles.

It’s totally waterproof so you don’t have to worry about any bottles of car cleaner ruining your clothes while they’re back there. When you’ve arrived at your destination, this Baboon to the Moon baboon duffle bag can be worn like a backpack or a cross-body bag.

This 60-liter travel necessity holds more than five days’ worth of stuff and offers four pockets to help keep you organized. It measures 12.5” x 21.5” x 14” and weighs 4 lbs. Grab the Go-Bag Big for $200.

Baboon to the Moon Go-Bag Mini Review

Baboon to the Moon Go-Bag Mini Review
Baboon to the Moon Go-Bag Mini

Weekend trips are where it’s at. Escaping for a few days is the ticket to reset your brain and refresh your spirit. The Go-Bag Mini is the perfect travel companion for those two-night getaways.

This TSA-approved carry-on has a capacity of 32 liters and weighs just 3.2 lbs. Its 9.5” x 18.5” x 12” size ensures it meets most airline’s requirements for in-flight luggage.

Pack one to three days’ worth of clothing and accessories, zip up the lockable zipper, and then strap this cutie to your back.

Its four outside handles ensure you can easily maneuver it into the overhead bin on a plane, or toss it into your trunk if you are more of a road trip kind of person. Enjoy your getaway with the Go-Bag Mini for $139.

Baboon to the Moon Fannypack Review

Baboon to the Moon Fannypack Review
Baboon to the Moon Fannypack

For a few years, fanny packs were something teens laughed at. All of a sudden, people realized how awesome they really are—and we’re pretty sure Kim Kardashian had something to do with that.

Whether you’re off to Coachella or waiting in line at Disney, the Fannypack is a hands-free, organized, travel-friendly pack that stays secure around your waist.

Now that these bags show up at festivals and teens are subbing them in for purses, who’s laughing? Not us, because we absolutely adore them.

It has a 3-liter capacity and weighs just 6.8 oz. The brand wanted to keep this pack light, so it’s not made of its signature TPE fabric. Instead, it’s constructed from a durable Cordura Ballistic nylon that repels water.

Inside these Baboon to the Moon sling bags are two pockets, nylon webbing, and a key loop. There’s also one easy-access pocket on its outside.

The crossbody strap is made from seat-belt material, so you know it’s going to last for years. Take the Fannypack with you on your next adventure for $59.

Baboon to the Moon Monomesh Pouch Set Review

Baboon to the Moon Monomesh Pouch Set Review
Baboon to the Moon Monomesh Pouch Set

The Go Bag has internal pockets, but extra pouches never hurt anyone. Plus, you can take these handy sacks out of your bag to retrieve your personal items with more ease.

These pouches are made of monomesh, meaning you can see into them and identify what you need quickly.

They’re super light but surprisingly strong, and can easily handle your charging cords, makeup, toiletries, or whatever else you want to keep separate. Each pouch is secured by the world’s choice of zipper, the YKK.

The Monomesh Pouch Set comes in the same nine permanent colors as the brand’s iconic bag, but no limited edition patterns because they’re see-through. With each bundle, you’ll get:

  • One small pouch that measures 4.25” x 6” x 0.75”
  • One big pouch that measures 6” x 8.75” x 1”

Get organized with the Monomesh Pouch Set for $19.

Baboon to the Moon Dopp Kit Review

Baboon to the Moon Dopp Kit Review
Baboon to the Moon Dopp Kit

Throughout our lives, we accumulate a lot of stuff. Bits and bobs, a smattering of this and that, tiny souvenirs we can’t seem to part with… and the list goes on.

If your makeup drawer is looking more like a war zone or your collection of mini-tapes (so vintage) is chaotic and out of control, the Dopp Kit may be a good choice for you.

It’s made from the same waterproof material as all Baboon to the Moon bags are, so everything will stay dry and can easily be wiped clean. 

The Dopp Kit can hold 2 liters, although you probably won’t fill it with liquids. A classic YYK quality zipper keeps things shut tight and snag-free. This 4 oz bag is $29.

Baboon to the Moon Route Package Protection Review

Baboon to the Moon Route Package Protection Review
Baboon to the Moon Route Package Protection

Look, things happen during shipping. It’s always possible that an order can be damaged, lost, or stolen. You can prevent heartbreak by adding Route Package Protection to your order.

It’s a simple and inexpensive option to guarantee your money isn’t wasted if something does happen to your parcel. You’ll get a prompt at checkout to add this service to your cart for $1.

Baboon to the Moon Cancelled Plans X BTTM Candle Review 

Baboon to the Moon Cancelled Plans X BTTM Candle Review
Baboon to the Moon Cancelled Plans X BTTM Candle

We all need a little me-time now and again—especially after a long trip. The Cancelled Plans X BTTM Candle helps you to zen out on your own and unwind.

Light this baby up and breathe in the scent of what the brand calls “outer space,” but we think is more like a forest campfire at the break of dawn.

A mix of sharp balsam, oak, and cypress trees is followed by a smoky musk and the happy scent of sandalwood. The candle wax is a mix of coconut and apricot, giving a clean burn through its cotton wick.

The blown glass tumbler of this candle is something special on its own. Nestle it (at an appropriate distance away) from your favorite collectibles and houseplants for a clean, space-age vibe. This 10 oz candle promises 55 hours of burn time—that’s quite a bit of personal space. Enjoy it for $32.

Baboon to the Moon Reviews: What Do Customers Think?

Baboon to the Moon Review

The brand’s bags certainly look and sound the part, but what are they really like in person? This Baboon to the Moon review turned to online testimonials to find out. We’ve sourced ratings from the company’s website, Reddit, and Fodor’s Travel. Let’s get into the positives first.

On the brand’s website, its customers have rated each product hundreds to thousands of times. Overall, shoppers cite satisfaction with the durability, practicality, and ergonomic design of each bag. The top-selling travel essentials have earned an astounding 4.88/5 stars or higher:

  • Monomesh Pouch Set: 4.9/5 stars from 111 ratings
  • Fannypack: 4.9/5 stars from 462 ratings 
  • Go Bag Mini: 4.88/5 stars from 43 ratings
  • Go Bag Big: 4.9/5 stars from 987 ratings
  • Go Bag Small: 4.9/5 stars from 1.4k ratings

We chose to take a closer look at the Go Bag Small because it has a sizable number of reviews. Customers buzz about the quality and look of these bags, expressing love for the vibrant color options.

One Baboon to the Moon reviewer notes how indestructible the duffel feels: “I cannot believe the quality of these bags. They truly do feel indestructible. A good, sturdy bag is essential for travel and keeping your things protected.

We did learn that, although the Go Bag Small is described as spacious, it can be “bulky to carry for its size” because of its format (duffle or backpack). Despite its ability to hold so much, the bag has “no quick pocket to hold a cell phone” on the outside, which is a downside for some shoppers.

On Reddit, users have debated whether the Go Bag is worth buying. One Redditor described it as the “best duffle [they’ve] ever had. Super functional, practical, and really does seem indestructible.” While some customers report that this bag is more durable than those from competing brands.

Similar to what we found on the brand’s website, some Redditor’s feel the company’s bags could be more organized and technology-friendly:

There’s no sleeve for a laptop. The technology mesh is at the bottom of the bag when in backpack position, which risks damaging your gear when putting the backpack down on the floor.” An important observation for customers to keep in mind when purchasing, especially if you travel with electronics.

An in-depth Baboon to the Moon review on Fodor’s Travel assessed the Go Bag Small’s performance on a trip. Upon first observations, the writer professed that “it felt like the perfect balance of form and function—something that will get the job done without looking like you’re hiking the Appalachian Trail.

We like the idea of blending form, fashion, and durability for people who want something solid but a little better looking than the typical hiking backpack. But as this review went on, it disclosed that “having a surprisingly roomy bag meant that it ended up being quite heavy and the long walk from my taxi to the airplane gate made my shoulders ache.”

What this bag has in style it lacks in function because there is no lumbar support (like there is in traditional hiking backpacks), even though it can carry the same load. What it seems customers like best about this bag is its look and the fact they can pack a lot of stuff inside of it. Of course, the more you pack, the heavier the bag will be.

All in all, thousands of customers attest to the durability, practicality, and ergonomic design of the brand’s bags. Though, some Baboon to the Moon reviews noted that these duffels are not meant for long hiking trips due to the lack of back support, which is something we’d have to agree with.

Is Baboon to the Moon Worth It?

Baboon to the Moon Review

We’ll start this section off by saying that we love Baboon to the Moon bags. The colors, design, spaciousness, durability, waterproof fabric, etc.—there’s no denying it’s a cool-looking bag with some great features.

But we’ll also note that this bag isn’t for everyone. It’s essentially a duffel, meaning if you’re not prepared to carry the weight yourself, you may find it to be a greater irritation than it’s worth.

With that out of the way, if you pack light and are no stranger to lugging luggage (hence the name), then there’s not a ton of reasons why we wouldn’t recommend it.

So, is Baboon to the Moon worth it? For such a sturdy, fashion-forward bag, the price tag is understandable. You’re essentially paying for an attractive and long-lasting travel bag—two things that we think make it worth the buy (in addition to the lifetime warranty, of course).

It’s rare that we come across brands that strike the balance between appearance and function so well.

Baboon to the Moon Promotions & Discounts 

Baboon to the Moon Review

Right now, the only deal available on the company’s website is free US standard shipping on orders over $50. This deal will automatically be applied at checkout, so there is no Baboon to the Moon discount code required.

Where to Buy Baboon to the Moon

Baboon to the Moon Review

The brand’s products are sold exclusively on BaboontotheMoon.com.

FAQ

Baboon to the Moon Review

Who owns Baboon to the Moon?

Andy Person founded the brand and still owns it today.

Where is Baboon to the Moon located?

The company operates from its headquarters in New York City. Baboon to the Moon works with manufacturing partners across Asia in places like Japan and Hong Kong.

Where does Baboon to the Moon ship from?  

Baboon to the Moon ships from its US warehouse in New Jersey.

What is Baboon to the Moon’s Shipping Policy?

The brand offers worldwide shipping. All shipping costs are calculated at checkout, but any order headed to the contiguous US can get free shipping if it totals over $50. You can read more about the company’s shipping options below:

  • FedEx Ground 4-7 business days
  • Expedited (US only) TBD
  • International 7-14 business days

Orders usually ship out within one business day from when they are placed online. Once your parcel ships, you’ll receive a confirmation email with tracking info.

What is Baboon to the Moon’s Return Policy?

If you need to, you can return your Baboon to the Moon order for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Your item(s) must meet the following specifications to qualify for a refund:

  1. Must be in new condition
  2. Can’t be used
  3. You must not have altered it in any way
  4. Needs to be free of damage
  5. Must include the original packaging

To start a return, head to the Returns Portal on the company’s website. Returns are free for US customers only.

How to Contact Baboon to the Moon

If you have any questions that weren’t answered in this Baboon to the Moon review, you can get in touch with the brand by emailing [email protected].


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