Everyday Carry Bags

There’s no good reason not to love your everyday bag. Let me show you my current favorites.

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.

Compact Everyday Bags

Wandrd PRVKE Lite

Burly. Camera Ready.

Wandrd PRVKE Lite

The light version of the original Wandrd PRVKE features a camera cube built in and a slightly smaller size. I actually prefer the Lite version if you don’t need to carry a lot. Rolltop gives you a little expandability. Burly materials. more


Bellroy Classic Backpack

Clean. Friendly. Premium.

Bellroy Classic Backpack

A perfectly sized bag for tight daily carry packed up in a very modern, functional package. Now available in premium materials. more


GoRuck Bullet 15

Burly. Compact.

GoRuck Bullet 15

A favorite for compact everyday carry. Built solid, super rugged, easily identifiable aesthetic. Loved the world over. more


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. more

Day Owl Backpack

Classy. Grounded.

Day Owl Backpack

A great daypack with some modern yet grounded styling and materials. Designed thoughtfully, just enough organization, just enough style. more


Moment Travelwear Backpack

Simple. Minimal. Tight.

Moment Travelwear Backpack

Simple, clean aesthetic on a daily backpack for a techy lifestyle. Solid materials, delightful design details. 2 sizes. The larger one is great for minimal carry. more


Vanquest Addax 25L + 18L

Organized. Rugged.

Vanquest Addax 25L + 18L

Highly organized and well built. Delightful to carry. Great exterior and interior materials. The 18L is quite compact. more


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. more


Aer City Pack

Compact. Organized.

Aer City Pack

Solid compact everyday carry backpack with tech organization, burly construction and sleek styling. more

Peak Design Everyday Totepack

Tight. Sleek. Side Access.

Peak Design Everyday Totepack

Very sleek and minimal on the outside, surprising amount of organization potential inside. Excellent for minimal, techy carry. more


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. more


Aer Fit Pack

Techy. Useful.

Aer Fit Pack

Solid minimal tech organization, spacious front “duffel” pocket, tight little package, durable build and materials… an excellent compact everyday carry backpack. more


Aer Flight Pack

Sleek. Organized.

Aer Flight Pack

A stylish looking compact everyday carry backpack with plenty of organization for daily carry. more


Aer Work Day Pack

Slick + Organized

Aer Work Day Pack

The Day Pack from Aer’s Work Collection was instantly one of my favorite simple daily carry bags because it’s minimal frame but high-functioning insides. more

Medium Sized Everyday Bags

Bellroy Venture

Sophisticated. Clean.

Bellroy Venture

Insanely well designed. Lovely to use on the regular. Organized and classy. more


Evergoods CPL 24 + 28 Backpack

All Time Fav.

Evergoods CPL 24 + 28 Backpack

A very clean, minimal, stylish and extremely lovely to use daily carry bag from one of our favorite new bag companies. Available in two sizes. more


Vanquest Addax 25L + 18L

Organized. Rugged.

Vanquest Addax 25L + 18L

Highly organized and well built. Delightful to carry. Great exterior and interior materials. The 18L is quite compact. more


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. more


Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 24

Organized. Badass.

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 24

A clean and sleek pack made from excellent materials, with just the right amount of internal and external organization to satisfy… all built USA tough. more


Heimplanet Transit 28

Organized. Sleek.

Heimplanet Transit 28

A capable, feature rich bag with lovely materials and just enough capacity for daily carry and minimal travel. more


Troubadour Adventure Slipstream

Boujee Everyday

Troubadour Adventure Slipstream

A very classy, almost fancy feeling bag with excellent materials and build. Lots of organization, very simple and useable design. more


DSPTCH Daypack

Solid. Forever.

DSPTCH Daypack

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


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. more


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. more


Black Ember Forge

Epic Expandable.

Black Ember Forge

The Forge from Black Ember is a convertible backpack-briefcase-messenger with expandability from 20-30L. more


Black Ember Shadow

High functioning. Modern.

Black Ember Shadow

A very functional and efficient everyday carry bag with excellent dirt/water/weather resistance. more

Aer City Pack Pro

Organized. Solid.

Aer City Pack Pro

Super durable, very well organized and designed everyday laptop bag. Worthy of everyday life. more


Boundary Supply Errant Pro

Burly. Durable.

Boundary Supply Errant Pro

Well built, tons of organization, burly and super comfortable. more


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. more


Nomatic Navigator Pack 15L

Clean. Expandable.

Nomatic Navigator Pack 15L

Beautiful design with expansion for more capacity and lots of little bits for organization. more


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. more


Moment Travelwear Backpack

Simple. Minimal. Tight.

Moment Travelwear Backpack

Simple, clean aesthetic on a daily backpack for a techy lifestyle. Solid materials, delightful design details. 2 sizes. The larger one is great for minimal carry. more


Bellroy Apex Backpack

Everyday Excellence

Bellroy Apex Backpack

Killer bag, high price tag, but killer. Unpretentious aesthetics. Access and organization. Excellent, innovative materials. Modern classic design. more


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. more


Black Ember Citadel & Modular Backpack

Sleek. Stiff. Utterly durable.

Black Ember Citadel & Modular Backpack

Sleek and very weather resistant with great organization inside. more


Zpacks Bagger

Ultra Light.

Zpacks Bagger

Super lightweight bag for urban or outdoorsy uses. A fav for anyone with a minimal bend. more


Douchebags Backpack

Clean. Minimal. Organized.

Douchebags Backpack

Surprisingly capable bag, don’t let the name fool you. Camera cube accessory ready. Very well organized in a sleek aesthetic. more


Dayfarer Backpack

Clean. Techy.

Dayfarer Backpack

The Dayfarer backpack is one designer’s take on the perfect bag for work and gym. more

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. more


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. more


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. more


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. more


Aer Lunar Pack

Clean. Organized.

Aer Lunar Pack

Excellent daily carry bag collaboration between Aer bags and Ministry of Supply. Organized well! more


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. more


Sympl Daypack

Rugged. Simple.

Sympl Daypack

Super ruggedly built with great design for everyday use. Lovely to use. more


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. more


Aer Work Tech Pack

Slick + Organized

Aer Work Tech Pack

The bigger brother to the Daypack, same design flavor, a little bit more space. more


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. more


Nomatic Travel Pack & Backpack

Organized. Sturdy

Nomatic Travel Pack & Backpack

These Nomatic bags are chock full of pockets. There are 2 different bags here: the Travel Pack expands up to about 30L, perfect for short trips and minimal travel. The Backpack is 20-24L daily carry. Both are sleek, totally organized, and rocking the “jetpack” look. more

Medium Sized Everyday Bags

Evergoods CPL 24 + 28 Backpack

All Time Fav.

Evergoods CPL 24 + 28 Backpack

A very clean, minimal, stylish and extremely lovely to use daily carry bag from one of our favorite new bag companies. Available in two sizes. more


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. more


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. more


Heimplanet Transit Travel Pack

Heimplanet Transit Travel Pack

A really solid feeling bag with lots of pockets both inside and outside the bag and enough capacity for the minimal traveler. more


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. more

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. more


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. more


Aer Duffel Pack 2

Roomy. Rugged.

Aer Duffel Pack 2

The Aer Duffel Pack is not the tool for every job, but for particular uses it just might be perfect for you. more


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. more


Black Ember Forge

Epic Expandable.

Black Ember Forge

The Forge from Black Ember is a convertible backpack-briefcase-messenger with expandability from 20-30L. more

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. more



Wandrd PRVKE 41L

Beefy. Large.

Wandrd PRVKE 41L

The same great stuff from the Wandrd PRVKE backpack, but in a larger 41L size. Doable for travel and large camera and gear loads. more


Millican Smith The Roll Pack 25L

New Heritage.

Millican Smith The Roll Pack 25L

Smith the Roll Pack from Millican is a perfect eco-friendly rambler for daily adventures that’s built excellently, has plenty of room for your stuff, but still looks good when it’s not totally full. more


Wayks One Transformable Backpack

Innovative.

Wayks One Transformable Backpack

A very functional eco-friendly bag, the Wayks One expands and compresses into multiple different functions, making it a great bag for daily and travel use. more