Solid Build Quality

Pakt Travel Backpack

Modern Classic

Pakt Travel Backpack

After the success of their killer duffel bag, Pakt partnered with Chase Reeves to design a modern travel backpack for both pro travelers and weekend warriors alike. Lots of external access, solid aesthetics, perfect carry-on size, organized without overcomplicating things. view bag

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Tech looks. Epic innovation.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

The Everyday backpack from Peak Design is innovative, thoughtful and smooth in use. Available in 2 modes. Great camera protection. Excellent materials. Techy vibes. view bag

Peak Design Travel Bag

Intelligent Design.

Peak Design Travel Bag

The Travel Bag from Peak Designs is an extremely well designed, quality bag for modern carry-on adventure, business travel and large camera carry. view bag

Evergoods CPL 24 Backpack

All Time Fav.

Evergoods CPL 24 Backpack

A very clean, minimal, stylish and extremely lovely to use daily carry bag from one of our favorite new bag companies. view bag

Bellroy Transit Backpack

Calming Capabilities

Bellroy Transit Backpack

The 28L Transit Backpack from Bellroy is nicely sized and well organized for big commutes, business travel and regular ol' adventure travel. Innovative and classy bag. view bag

GoRuck GR1

Hardest Core™©

GoRuck GR1

Expensive, but it's got an amazing warranty. A simple, understated, powerful bag that will gladly see you through anything in life. view bag

Nomatic 40L Travel Bag

Weatherproof. Organized.

Nomatic 40L Travel Bag

The Travel Bag from Nomatic is a solid offering in one bag travel. view bag

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack

Tight tech daily driver

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack

Versatile and feature rich with lots of organization in a sleek, techy everyday size. Camera accessory ready, shoe compartment. Kinda funky zip top with magnetic clips. view bag

Wandrd DUO Day Pack Tech Backpack

Tech Rambler

Wandrd DUO Day Pack Tech Backpack

The DUO from Wandrd is a daily tech rambler with great materials, solid organization and a built-in camera cube. Weather protection, external access, straps and side access all on point. view bag

Evergoods Civic Half Zip 22L

Most Epic Basic

Evergoods Civic Half Zip 22L

The Civic Half Zip (CHZ22) from Evergoods is a modern classic with just the right amount of organization and capacity executed with precision build quality and excellent materials. view bag

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

Rugged. Techy.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

A functional everyday bag for both urban and outdoor use with solid durability, rolltop expandability, decent organization and side-access for optional camera cube integration. view bag

Tom Bihn Synapse/Synik

Dad Bag Epic™

Tom Bihn Synapse/Synik

One of the internet's most beloved backpacks due to its accessibility, organization, build quality and capacity. Dad-bag looks tho. view bag

Minaal Carry On Backpack

Tight & Sleek

Minaal Carry On Backpack

This is the bag that started it all for me. The Carry On backpack from Minaal is one of the professional traveler's best friends with its sleek design, killer materials and medium sized capacity for minimal travel. view bag

Topo Global Briefcase

Slimline. Classic.

Topo Global Briefcase

The Global Briefcase from Topo converts from backpack to briefcase with enough external access and style to be one of my personal favorite daily carry bags. view bag

Clean looks, solid materials. Clean looks, solid materials.

Clean looks, solid materials.

Stowable backpack straps Stowable backpack straps

Stowable backpack straps

Solid Everyday Tech

Everyman Hideout 5-way Commuter Briefcase

The Hideout 5-way from Everyman is an excellent tech briefcase. Solid materials handle outdoor spaces and weather well. Plenty of organization. Watch the video for my caveats on this one. view bag

Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack

Unbreakable, epic and essential.

Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack

The Conceal Pack from Brown Buffalo is built like a tank with a minimal, sleek silhouette. view bag

Trakke Bannoch Backpack

William Wallace Commuter

Trakke Bannoch Backpack

Classy heritage vibes. Dry finished waxed canvas. Solid modern organization. Hand shucked in Scotland. Made for the long-haul. view bag

Minaal Daily Backpack

Perfect Tech.

Minaal Daily Backpack

If I wanted a more understated tech look for my daily carry, this is where I'd go. view bag

Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack

Chunky. Comfortable. Organized.

Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack

The Setout Laptop Backpack from Tortuga is a well organized, solidly built backpack for daily carry and pro minimal travel. view bag

GoRuck GR2 Backpack

Rugged. Forever.

GoRuck GR2 Backpack

The GR2 from GoRuck will last your entire life, features a segmented main compartment, is extensible with pouches and accessories and boasts a very rugged, handsome look. view bag

Filson 24 Hour Tin Briefcase

Hemmingway.

Filson 24 Hour Tin Briefcase

This bag from Filson is easily one of my favorite briefcase-type bags due to it's excellent materials, organization, and classic aesthetic. view bag

Waterfield Bolt Backpack

Indiana Jones Tech

Waterfield Bolt Backpack

The Bolt Backpack from Waterfield Designs is a damn classy bag. If I was playing the "raise money" game in the bay area, this is the direction I would go. view bag

Pakt Anywhere 25L Duffel

Organized & Classy

Pakt Anywhere 25L Duffel

Great for short trips and shines as a daily carry brief/messenger due to all the organization, quality materials and thoughtful design. view bag

Greenroom136 Rainmaker Backpack

Upgraded Classic

Greenroom136 Rainmaker Backpack

An extremely solid everyday backpack suited for carrying lots of gear or compressing down to a minimal daily carry haul. One of my favorite all-around bags. view bag

Peak Design’s 10L Everyday Sling

Tight. Sleek. Capable.

Peak Design’s 10L Everyday Sling

Innovative and sleek, functional and delightful. Multiple compact sizes. Lots of thoughtful features. view bag

Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30 + 45

Durability + Simplicity

Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30 + 45

The Aeronaut from Tom Bihn is an excellent duffel/backpack conversion bag with minimal organization and insanely durable materials and construction. view bag

DSPTCH Travel Pack

DSPTCH Travel Pack

DSPTCH hand-makes bags here in the USA and the Travel Pack is a great example of the kind of extremely durable designs they put together. view bag

Able Carry Max

Beefy. Solid.

Able Carry Max

The Max backpack from Able Carry is a very capable 30L backpack designed for larger daily carry loads and tighter travel loads. view bag

Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack

Spendy. Literally excellent.

Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack

The Mercator from Cecilia is an absolutely gorgeous, hand crafted backpack with loads of organization, customizable photo and tech storage and great external access. Spendy but epic for a tighter everyday camera carry. view bag

OpposeThis Invisible Carry-On Backpack

Organized & Classy

OpposeThis Invisible Carry-On Backpack

A very innovative backpack for either large daily carry or serious travelers who need one bag for both travel and daily carry. A great bag for medium size 1-bag travel category. view bag

Breton Modern Day Briefcase Backpack

Grown Up. Organized.

Breton Modern Day Briefcase Backpack

A thoughtfully designed backpack for modern career professionals who want a classy-casual aesthetic, rugged materials and solid organization. view bag

DSPTCH Daypack

Solid. Forever.

DSPTCH Daypack

The Daypack from DSPTCH is an American made favorite daily carry bag for many serious bag geeks. view bag

Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack

Laid Back Expert.

Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack

The little brother to the Tortuga Setout, the Setout Divide from Tortuga is a full-featured bag for the style-casual modern minimal traveler. view bag

YNOT Deploy Packable Backpack

Steve McQueen.

YNOT Deploy Packable Backpack

This very packable bag from YNOT is SUPER minimal, very simple, and a favorite choice of mine for packing away into a larger travel bag for daily use. view bag

Ryu Locker Pack 24L

Ryu Locker Pack 24L

The Locker Pack from Ryu is an insanely innovative bag for daily carry. view bag

Shimoda X30 Adventure Camera Backpack

The Adventure Pro

Shimoda X30 Adventure Camera Backpack

The X30 from Shimoda is a full featured mobile studio rig for adventure filmmakers and hobbyists alike. Great materials. Floppy but well organized. A personal favorite. view bag

Boundary Supply Arris Travel Pack

Sleek. Sophisticated. Comfy.

Boundary Supply Arris Travel Pack

The Arris from Boundary Supply boasts durable, sleek materials, sophisticated design and a badass harness system. view bag

Riutbag X35 Convertible Security Backpack

Elegant. Protected.

Riutbag X35 Convertible Security Backpack

The X35 from RiutBag converts from a 10L daily carry bag to a 35L travel bag and keeps all your valuables protected from pickpockets. view bag

The Knack Pack

Solid. Suit-able. Will travel.

The Knack Pack

A very solid backpack for business environments that expands for travel and larger loads. The updated Series 2 design is even better than the first. view bag

Gravel Travel 3-in-1 System

Clean. Bento Boxy.

Gravel Travel 3-in-1 System

A highly capable system of three bags: 42L backpack, 11L daily carry and 2L hip-belt-sling combo. Nice organization throughout. Lived out of the travel bag and sling successfully on the road. view bag

Topo Global Briefcase 3-Day

The Mountain Professional

Topo Global Briefcase 3-Day

A very capable minimal traveler's bag or large-ish daily carry brief that converts to a backpack or messenger. Simple and solid tech organization, capacity and unique style. Kinda fiddly main compartment interiors. view bag

Tortuga Outbreaker Laptop Backpack

Rugged. Organized. Comfy.

Tortuga Outbreaker Laptop Backpack

The Outbreaker Laptop backpack from Tortuga is an excellent minimal travel bag or large-ish daily carry bag. Durable, comfortable, lots of pocketing. view bag

Peak Designs Everyday Tote

Techy. Useful.

Peak Designs Everyday Tote

The Everyday Tote from Peak Designs is a super functional tote bag for everyday use. view bag

Zpacks Arc Air 50L Ultralight Pack

Ultra Light. Ultra Load.

Zpacks Arc Air 50L Ultralight Pack

It's an ultralight pack (as in "doesn't weigh much") with a durable external material and a solid frame for comfort on long treks and breathability on the back panel. Fits everything. Quite a look. Quite a performance (for a particular kind of travel). view bag

Vanquest Triton 21

Bury Organization

Vanquest Triton 21

Burly and tactical in design. Solid external access. Customizable segmentation of main compartment with padded hook and loop shelves and side access. 16" laptop fits tightly in protective compartment. view bag

Nomatic Navigator Travel Backpack

Sturdy. Sleek. Spendy.

Nomatic Navigator Travel Backpack

A very solid travel backpack with nice looks, a structured shell, expandable capacity and comfortable straps. view bag

GoRuck GR3 Backpack

Roomy. Ballistic.

GoRuck GR3 Backpack

Maximum carry-on size backpack with burly materials, a tight (and long) front pocket, a very protective laptop pocket and a massive main compartment. GoRuck shoulder straps are a personal favorite. view bag

Mystery Ranch Expandable 3-way Briefcase

Everyday Badass

Mystery Ranch Expandable 3-way Briefcase

Excellent materials. Two main compartments (middle one is expandable) and a front "grip it and rip it" pocket. Stowable backpack straps. view bag

Mission Workshop Khyte

Apocalypse Ready

Mission Workshop Khyte

Epic build quality and design. Extremely durable and tough. Sleek looks. It's the techy older brother to the basic messenger. view bag

Vanquest Messenger Bags

Everyday Organized

Vanquest Messenger Bags

Rugged builds with lots of organization and access. Organization inserts available. Lots of capacity. Multiple sizes. view bag

Bellroy System Messenger Bag

Stylish & Capable

Bellroy System Messenger Bag

Lots of capacity, design details and premium feeling materials. Subtle rolltop with a g-hook for the latch. Great handles. view bag

Bellroy Weekender

Big & Classy

Bellroy Weekender

A large shoulder bag/briefcase with casual style, premium materials and enough capacity for light travel or heavy everyday carry. view bag

Peak Design Everyday Messenger

Peak Design Everyday Messenger

Techy. Tactical. Protected.

Bellroy Classic Backpack

Bellroy Classic Backpack

Clean. Friendly. Premium.

Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel

Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel

Simple, Techy Capacity

Boundary Supply Aegis Duffel Pack

Boundary Supply Aegis Duffel Pack

Simple yet Sophisticated

Topo Travel Bag (30 + 40L)

Topo Travel Bag (30 + 40L)

Durable. Organized. Playful.

Black Ember Shadow

Black Ember Shadow

High functioning. Modern.

Pakt One Travel Bag

Pakt One Travel Bag

The Professional

Arktype Dashpack Mark II Backpack

Arktype Dashpack Mark II Backpack

Sleek AF.

Boundary Supply Prima System Backpack

Boundary Supply Prima System Backpack

Rugged. Technical. Capable.

Greenroom 136 Metromonger Sling

Greenroom 136 Metromonger Sling

Basic Excellence

The Classic Backpack from ISM

The Classic Backpack from ISM

Sleek.

Triple Aught Design Axiom 18

Triple Aught Design Axiom 18

Heimplanet Transit Travel Pack

Heimplanet Transit Travel Pack

Millican Smith The Roll Pack 25L

Millican Smith The Roll Pack 25L

New Heritage.

Millican Miles the Duffel Bag 40L

Millican Miles the Duffel Bag 40L

Well designed simplicity

Tom Bihn Daylight Backpack

Tom Bihn Daylight Backpack

Tough.

Bellroy Duotote Backpack

Bellroy Duotote Backpack

Playful. Serious.

Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus

Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus

Classic. Satisfying.

Lexdray Rome Pack

Lexdray Rome Pack

Waterfield Atlas Executive Holdall

Waterfield Atlas Executive Holdall

Delicious. Rich. Techy.

Black Ember Citadel & Modular Backpack

Black Ember Citadel & Modular Backpack

Sleek. Stiff. Utterly durable.

Qwstion Small Pack

Qwstion Small Pack

Trakke Bannana Crossbody Bag

Trakke Bannana Crossbody Bag

Heritage. Simple good. (vid)

GoRuck Echo

GoRuck Echo

Bombproof style.

North St. Pioneer Fanny Pack

North St. Pioneer Fanny Pack

Little Delight.

YNOT Magnetica Rolltop Backpack

YNOT Magnetica Rolltop Backpack

Strong. Simple.

Patagonia 36L Nine Trails Pack

Patagonia 36L Nine Trails Pack

Trakke Assynt 20L

Trakke Assynt 20L

Classic Vibe. Modern Appeal.

Tortuga Setout Duffel

Tortuga Setout Duffel

Organized. Spacious.

Heimplanet Transit Sling

Heimplanet Transit Sling

Heimplanet Monolith Daypack 22L

Heimplanet Monolith Daypack 22L

Stalwart. Extensible. Floppy.

Bellroy Sling

Bellroy Sling

Capable, friendly companion.

Attitude Supply ATD1 Backpack

Attitude Supply ATD1 Backpack

Tom Bihn “The Truck”

Tom Bihn “The Truck”

The Easy Companion.

Qwstion Office Pack/Briefcase

Qwstion Office Pack/Briefcase

Understated. Organized. Stylish.

Tom Bihn Guide Pack

Tom Bihn Guide Pack

Modern Classic.

Evergoods Civic Transit Bag 40L

Evergoods Civic Transit Bag 40L

Most Minimal

Diamond Brand Belay Bag

Diamond Brand Belay Bag

American Simple Epic.

Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack

Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack

Soft & Durable

Tanner Goods Wilderness Rucksack

Tanner Goods Wilderness Rucksack

F*cking Heritage, Man

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack

Burly. Organized.

Waterfield Pro Executive Backpack

Waterfield Pro Executive Backpack

Executive Sweet.

Timbuk2 Aviator Backpack

Timbuk2 Aviator Backpack

Tom Bihn Brain Bag

Tom Bihn Brain Bag

Peak Design Travel Duffelpack (65L)

Peak Design Travel Duffelpack (65L)

Everything but Carry-on

Cotopaxi Bataan 3L Fanny Pack

Cotopaxi Bataan 3L Fanny Pack

Vibrant. Functional.

Tom Bihn Tristar

Tom Bihn Tristar

Organized. Built Tough.

F-Stop Dalston Camera Backpack

F-Stop Dalston Camera Backpack

Understated. Capable.

Everlane Mover Pack Duffel

Everlane Mover Pack Duffel

Affordable Killer.

Wayks One Transformable Backpack

Wayks One Transformable Backpack

Innovative.

Remote Equipment Alpha 31

Remote Equipment Alpha 31

Legend.

Nomatic X Peter McKinnon Camera Pack

Nomatic X Peter McKinnon Camera Pack

Protected. Comfy.

Mystery Ranch Rover

Mystery Ranch Rover

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 24

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 24

Organized. Badass.

Evergoods Mountain Quickdraw 24L Backpack

Evergoods Mountain Quickdraw 24L Backpack

Rivers & Rambles

The Watson Backpack

The Watson Backpack

Jetpack. Killer.

System G Carry+ Backpack

System G Carry+ Backpack

Organized. Protected.

The Frenchie Co. Speed Backpack

The Frenchie Co. Speed Backpack

Innovative. Fiddly.

North St. Weekender Meeting Bag

North St. Weekender Meeting Bag

Slim, Strong, Handmade

North St. Weekender Travel Backpack

North St. Weekender Travel Backpack

Rugged. Organized.

YNOT Split Shift Slimline Backpack Tote

YNOT Split Shift Slimline Backpack Tote

Futures Passport Backpack

Futures Passport Backpack

Durable. Understated. Super capable.

Flowfold Denizen Packable Backpack

Flowfold Denizen Packable Backpack

Simple. Sturdy.

Huru H1 Backpack

Huru H1 Backpack

Expandable. Vandalous.

Huru A Model Backpack

Huru A Model Backpack

Sturdy. Pouchy. Expandable.

Compagnon Element Backpack

Compagnon Element Backpack

Durable. Protective. Expansive.

Chelon Everyday Leather Backpack

Chelon Everyday Leather Backpack

40 Year Simplicity

Qwstion Daypack

Qwstion Daypack

Elegant. Playful.

Qwstion Day Tote Backpack

Qwstion Day Tote Backpack

Organic. Elegant.

Evergoods Mountain Panel Loader

Evergoods Mountain Panel Loader

So Capable.

Trakke Storr Travel Backpack

Trakke Storr Travel Backpack

Hip, boxy and old-world

Lexdray Mont Blanc Pack

Lexdray Mont Blanc Pack

Black Ember Forge

Black Ember Forge

Epic Expandable.

Aer Travel Pack 2 Small

Aer Travel Pack 2 Small

Boxy. Burly. Solid.

Aer Go Packable Backpack

Aer Go Packable Backpack

Just About Perfect.

Aer Travel Duffel

Aer Travel Duffel

Solid. Organized. Techy.

Aer Travel Sling

Aer Travel Sling

Small Laptop Friendly. (vid)

Aer Tech Sling

Aer Tech Sling

Tablet Friendly. (vid)

Aer Day Sling

Aer Day Sling

Sleek. Burly. (vid)

Aer Capsule Pack

Aer Capsule Pack

Burly. Organized

Bellroy Tokyo Totepack

Bellroy Tokyo Totepack

Casual Playful Pro

Aer Slim Pack

Aer Slim Pack

Lil' Tech Star

Bellroy Apex Backpack

Bellroy Apex Backpack

Everyday Excellence

Remote Equipment Bravo 18

Remote Equipment Bravo 18

Minimal. Essential.

Kathmandu Federate Adapt Hybrid Travel Bag

Kathmandu Federate Adapt Hybrid Travel Bag

Moment Travelwear Backpack

Moment Travelwear Backpack

Simple. Minimal. Tight.

Kletterwerks Summit 20L

Kletterwerks Summit 20L

Triple Aught Designs FAST Pack Lightspeed

Triple Aught Designs FAST Pack Lightspeed

Bug Out Bag.

Dayfarer Backpack

Dayfarer Backpack

Clean. Techy.

Day Owl Backpack

Day Owl Backpack

Classy. Grounded.

Dayfarer Sling

Dayfarer Sling

Techy. Organized.

Cotopaxi Del Dia Packable Backpacks

Cotopaxi Del Dia Packable Backpacks

One of a Kind Recycled

Tortuga Outbreaker Daypack

Tortuga Outbreaker Daypack

Sturdy. Light. Laptop.

Waterfield Staad Backpack

Waterfield Staad Backpack

Smooth Operator.

Waterfield Tech Rolltop Backpack

Waterfield Tech Rolltop Backpack

Heritage Vibes.

Nomatic McKinnon Everyday Backpack

Nomatic McKinnon Everyday Backpack

Padded. Cushy. Organized. (vid)

GUD DSLR Rolltop

GUD DSLR Rolltop

Simple. Solid.

Wandrd PRVKE Lite

Wandrd PRVKE Lite

Burly. Camera Ready.

Peak Design Everyday Totepack

Peak Design Everyday Totepack

Tight. Sleek. Side Access.

Tom Bihn Shadow Guide Pack

Tom Bihn Shadow Guide Pack

Simple. Badass.

Greenroom136 Messenger Bags

Greenroom136 Messenger Bags

Solid Softgoods

F-Stop Dyota 20L Backpack

F-Stop Dyota 20L Backpack

Durable Camera Rolltop

Wandrd PRVKE 41L

Wandrd PRVKE 41L

Beefy. Large.

Bellroy Flight Bag

Bellroy Flight Bag

Consultant Cabana

Aer Work Tech Pack

Aer Work Tech Pack

Slick + Organized

Trakke Wee Lug Messenger

Trakke Wee Lug Messenger

Dry Finished Wax Canvas (vid)

TropicFeel Shell Backpack

TropicFeel Shell Backpack

Solid. Simple. Expandable.

Compagnon Element Sling 15L

Compagnon Element Sling 15L

Expandable. Roomy. Durable. (vid)