Compact Everyday Carry Bags

“Like a glove.” A great compact bag can carry everything you need on a daily basis. Not perfect for everyone. You know who you are.

How to make your Decision

1

Price Expectations

Expect to pay $100-400 for thoughtful designs + legit materials.

2

Look & Feel

Click on the bags you like below to watch the video  and get an informed look.

3

Keep Notes

Note which bags interest you and what you like/dislike to help you make your final decision.

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

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

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

Baron Fig Backpack

Organic. Organized.

Baron Fig Backpack

This backpack from Baron Fig is really thoughtful, minimal and useful. Lovely daily carry bag. view bag

Peak Design’s 10L Everyday Sling

Tight. Sleek. Capable.

Peak Design’s 10L Everyday Sling

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

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

Arktype Dashpack Mark II Backpack

Arktype Dashpack Mark II Backpack

Sleek AF.

Greenroom 136 Metromonger Sling

Greenroom 136 Metromonger Sling

Basic Excellence

Triple Aught Design Axiom 18

Triple Aught Design Axiom 18

Able Carry Daily Backpack

Able Carry Daily Backpack

Bellroy Duotote Backpack

Bellroy Duotote Backpack

Playful. Serious.

Matador Freerain24 2.0 Packable Daypack

Matador Freerain24 2.0 Packable Daypack

Lexdray Rome Pack

Lexdray Rome Pack

Qwstion Small Pack

Qwstion Small Pack

Wandrd Veer Packable Daypack

Wandrd Veer Packable Daypack

Surprising.

RiutBag Crush Packable Daypack

RiutBag Crush Packable Daypack

North St. Weekender Meeting Bag

North St. Weekender Meeting Bag

Slim, Strong, Handmade

YNOT Split Shift Slimline Backpack Tote

YNOT Split Shift Slimline Backpack Tote

Camelbak Pivot Tote

Camelbak Pivot Tote

Lil Rambler

Chelon Everyday Leather Backpack

Chelon Everyday Leather Backpack

40 Year Simplicity

Aer Go Packable Backpack

Aer Go Packable Backpack

Just About Perfect.

Aer Slim Pack

Aer Slim Pack

Lil' Tech Star

Day Owl Backpack

Day Owl Backpack

Classy. Grounded.

Gravel Travel Sling Belt

Gravel Travel Sling Belt

Funky. Functional.

Tortuga Outbreaker Daypack

Tortuga Outbreaker Daypack

Sturdy. Light. Laptop.

Waterfield Tech Rolltop Backpack

Waterfield Tech Rolltop Backpack

Heritage Vibes.

Black Ember TKS Sling

Black Ember TKS Sling

Techy. Sturdy. (vid)

Camelbak Pivot Sling/Fanny

Camelbak Pivot Sling/Fanny

Simple. Recycled. (vid)

Mystery Ranch Hip Monkey

Mystery Ranch Hip Monkey

Chunky. Spacious. (vid)

Moment Fanny

Moment Fanny

Delightfully Made. (vid)

Moment Rugged Sling

Moment Rugged Sling

Boxy. Rugged. (vid)

Minaal Crossbody Bag

Minaal Crossbody Bag

Clean. Minimal. (vid)

Patagonia Black Hole Waistpack

Patagonia Black Hole Waistpack

Roomy. Well built. (vid)

Alpaka Bravo X Sling

Alpaka Bravo X Sling

Fits iPad 11" (vid)

Boodee Buddee Sling

Boodee Buddee Sling

Compact. Organized. (vid)

Chrome Kadet Sling

Chrome Kadet Sling

Long. Burly. Durable. (vid)

Chrome Ziptop Waistpack

Chrome Ziptop Waistpack

Simple. Nice Size. (vid)

Nutsac Mag-Satch 11

Nutsac Mag-Satch 11

Heritage. iPad friendly. (vid)

Douchebags Backpack

Douchebags Backpack

Clean. Minimal. Organized.

Wandrd PRVKE Lite

Wandrd PRVKE Lite

Burly. Camera Ready.

Peak Design Everyday Totepack

Peak Design Everyday Totepack

Tight. Sleek. Side Access.

Nomatic McKinnon Cube Backpack

Nomatic McKinnon Cube Backpack

Surprisingly Useful

Vinta Type-II Backpack

Vinta Type-II Backpack

Classy. Slimline. Protective.

Hex Ranger DSLR Sling

Hex Ranger DSLR Sling

Simple. Camera. Relaxed. (vid)