Fred Perrotta

Fred Perrotta

Entrepreneur | Oakland, CA | 16 Countries

Fred Perrotta is an entrepreneur and traveler. He is the co-founder of Tortuga Backpacks and has visited or lived in over a dozen countries. Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Fred now lives in Oakland, California.

In their bag

Tortuga Backpack

Tortuga Air

Small, light, and designer for travel. Plus, I started the company that makes it.

Outlier Slim Dungarees

Outlier Slim Dungarees

I can wear the SDs every day. They're much lighter than jeans, repel water and stains, and can take a beating. They are soft and comfortable making them perfect for long flights.

Global Entry

Global Entry

I'm a member because I can skip the customs lines when I return to the US after a long trip. The last thing I want to do is to stand in another line after a 10+ hour flight.

Mac and Iphone

Macbook Air, Kindle, portable USB battery

Size and portability. The Macbook Airs lets me work on the road. With the Kindle, I can feed my reading addiction without carting around a library's worth of books.

Notebook and Pen

A notebook and pen

Brainstorming on long flights and taking notes while I'm exploring.


Communist lighter

I only have one. Jeremy and I bought matching ones in a tiny store in Budapest during the trip that inspired our company.