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 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. 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

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


Black Ember Shadow

High functioning. Modern.

Black Ember Shadow

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

 

Current Editor’s Picks:

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Tech looks. Epic innovation.

Evergoods CPL 24 Backpack

Evergoods CPL 24 Backpack

All Time Fav.

GoRuck GR1

GoRuck GR1

Hardest Core™©

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack

Tight tech daily driver

Wandrd DUO Day Pack Tech Backpack

Wandrd DUO Day Pack Tech Backpack

Tech Rambler

Evergoods Civic Half Zip 22L

Evergoods Civic Half Zip 22L

Most Epic Basic

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

Rugged. Techy.

Tom Bihn Synapse/Synik

Tom Bihn Synapse/Synik

Dad Bag Epic™

Nomatic Travel Pack & Backpack

Nomatic Travel Pack & Backpack

Organized. Sturdy

Topo Global Briefcase

Topo Global Briefcase

Slimline. Classic.

Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack

Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack

Unbreakable, epic and essential.

Trakke Bannoch Backpack

Trakke Bannoch Backpack

William Wallace Commuter

Minaal Daily Backpack

Minaal Daily Backpack

Perfect Tech.

Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack

Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack

Chunky. Comfortable. Organized.

Aer Fit Pack

Aer Fit Pack

Techy. Useful.

Aer Flight Pack

Aer Flight Pack

Sleek. Organized.

Baron Fig Backpack

Baron Fig Backpack

Organic. Organized.

Waterfield Bolt Backpack

Waterfield Bolt Backpack

Indiana Jones Tech

Greenroom136 Rainmaker Backpack

Greenroom136 Rainmaker Backpack

Upgraded Classic

Aer Duffel Pack 2

Aer Duffel Pack 2

Roomy. Rugged.

Qwstion Simple Everyday Carry Bags

Qwstion Simple Everyday Carry Bags

Aer Work Day Pack

Aer Work Day Pack

Slick + Organized

Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack

Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack

Spendy. Literally excellent.

DSPTCH Daypack

DSPTCH Daypack

Solid. Forever.

Ryu Locker Pack 24L

Ryu Locker Pack 24L

The Knack Pack

The Knack Pack

Solid. Suit-able. Will travel.

Peak Designs Everyday Tote

Peak Designs Everyday Tote

Techy. Useful.

Vanquest Triton 21

Vanquest Triton 21

Bury Organization

Vanquest Addax 25L + 18L

Vanquest Addax 25L + 18L

Organized. Rugged.

Mystery Ranch Expandable 3-way Briefcase

Mystery Ranch Expandable 3-way Briefcase

Everyday Badass

Aer City Pack Pro

Aer City Pack Pro

Organized. Solid.

Current Noteworthy Backpacks:

Sympl Daypack

Sympl Daypack

Rugged. Simple.

Zpacks Bagger

Zpacks Bagger

Ultra Light.

Bellroy Venture

Bellroy Venture

Sophisticated. Clean.

Boundary Supply Errant Pro

Boundary Supply Errant Pro

Burly. Durable.

Nomatic Navigator Pack 15L

Nomatic Navigator Pack 15L

Clean. Expandable.

Aer Lunar Pack

Aer Lunar Pack

Clean. Organized.

Aer City Pack

Aer City Pack

Compact. Organized.

Chrome Naito

Chrome Naito

Simple. Rugged.

Mystery Ranch Prizefighter

Mystery Ranch Prizefighter

Lightweight & Capable

GoRuck Bullet 15

GoRuck Bullet 15

Burly. Compact.

Troubadour Adventure Slipstream

Troubadour Adventure Slipstream

Boujee Everyday

Kargo Senda

Kargo Senda

Hand Built. Organized. USA.

Heimplanet Transit 28

Heimplanet Transit 28

Organized. Sleek.

GUD DSLR Rolltop

GUD DSLR Rolltop

Simple. Solid.

Nomatic McKinnon Everyday Backpack

Nomatic McKinnon Everyday Backpack

Padded. Cushy. Organized. (vid)

F-Stop Dyota 20L Backpack

F-Stop Dyota 20L Backpack

Durable Camera Rolltop

Nya-Evo Fjord 36 Adventure Camera Backpack

Nya-Evo Fjord 36 Adventure Camera Backpack

Chunky. Outdoorsy. Camera Ready.

Hex Ranger Camera Backpack

Hex Ranger Camera Backpack

Simple. Low-Key Camera.

Vinta Type-II Backpack

Vinta Type-II Backpack

Classy. Slimline. Protective.

Douchebags Backpack

Douchebags Backpack

Clean. Minimal. Organized.

Tom Bihn Shadow Guide Pack

Tom Bihn Shadow Guide Pack

Simple. Badass.

Black Ember Shadow

Black Ember Shadow

High functioning. Modern.

King Kong PLUS26 Backpack

King Kong PLUS26 Backpack

Solid Classic With Stowaways (vid)

Aer Work Tech Pack

Aer Work Tech Pack

Slick + Organized

Day Owl Backpack

Day Owl Backpack

Classy. Grounded.

Moment Travelwear Backpack

Moment Travelwear Backpack

Simple. Minimal. Tight.

Bellroy Apex Backpack

Bellroy Apex Backpack

Everyday Excellence

Black Ember Forge

Black Ember Forge

Epic Expandable.

Kathmandu Transfer 28

Kathmandu Transfer 28

Solid Companion

Tortuga Outbreaker Daypack

Tortuga Outbreaker Daypack

Sturdy. Light. Laptop.

Huru H1 Backpack

Huru H1 Backpack

Expandable. Vandalous.

Compagnon Element Backpack

Compagnon Element Backpack

Durable. Protective. Expansive.

PGYTech OneMo Backpack

PGYTech OneMo Backpack

Sleek. Affordable-ish. Solid.

Nomatic X Peter McKinnon Camera Pack

Nomatic X Peter McKinnon Camera Pack

Protected. Comfy.

Brevité Jumper

Brevité Jumper

Playful. Easy.

Camelbak Pivot Tote

Camelbak Pivot Tote

Lil Rambler

Camelbak Pivot Rolltop Backpack

Camelbak Pivot Rolltop Backpack

Recycled. Packable.

Futures Passport Backpack

Futures Passport Backpack

Durable. Understated. Super capable.

The Watson Backpack

The Watson Backpack

Jetpack. Killer.

System G Carry+ Backpack

System G Carry+ Backpack

Organized. Protected.

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 24

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 24

Organized. Badass.

Huru A Model Backpack

Huru A Model Backpack

Sturdy. Pouchy. Expandable.

Waterfield Tech Rolltop Backpack

Waterfield Tech Rolltop Backpack

Heritage Vibes.

The Frenchie Co. Speed Backpack

The Frenchie Co. Speed Backpack

Innovative. Fiddly.

Chelon Everyday Leather Backpack

Chelon Everyday Leather Backpack

40 Year Simplicity

Bellroy Tokyo Totepack

Bellroy Tokyo Totepack

Casual Playful Pro

Evergoods Mountain Quickdraw 24L Backpack

Evergoods Mountain Quickdraw 24L Backpack

Rivers & Rambles

Trakke Assynt 20L

Trakke Assynt 20L

Classic Vibe. Modern Appeal.

Qwstion Office Pack/Briefcase

Qwstion Office Pack/Briefcase

Understated. Organized. Stylish.

F-Stop Dalston Camera Backpack

F-Stop Dalston Camera Backpack

Understated. Capable.

GoRuck Echo

GoRuck Echo

Bombproof style.

Flowfold Denizen Packable Backpack

Flowfold Denizen Packable Backpack

Simple. Sturdy.

YNOT Split Shift Slimline Backpack Tote

YNOT Split Shift Slimline Backpack Tote

Qwstion Day Tote Backpack

Qwstion Day Tote Backpack

Organic. Elegant.

Dayfarer Backpack

Dayfarer Backpack

Clean. Techy.

Remote Equipment Alpha 31

Remote Equipment Alpha 31

Legend.

Lexdray Mont Blanc Pack

Lexdray Mont Blanc Pack

Bellroy Duotote Backpack

Bellroy Duotote Backpack

Playful. Serious.

Qwstion Daypack

Qwstion Daypack

Elegant. Playful.

Tom Bihn Brain Bag

Tom Bihn Brain Bag

Triple Aught Designs FAST Pack Lightspeed

Triple Aught Designs FAST Pack Lightspeed

Bug Out Bag.

Waterfield Pro Executive Backpack

Waterfield Pro Executive Backpack

Executive Sweet.

Wayks One Transformable Backpack

Wayks One Transformable Backpack

Innovative.

Millican Smith The Roll Pack 25L

Millican Smith The Roll Pack 25L

New Heritage.

Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus

Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus

Classic. Satisfying.

Attitude Supply ATD1 Backpack

Attitude Supply ATD1 Backpack

Boundary Supply Prima System Backpack

Boundary Supply Prima System Backpack

Rugged. Technical. Capable.

Hideout Pack from Everyman

Hideout Pack from Everyman

Burly Organization.

Standard Issue Backpack from The Brown Buffalo

Standard Issue Backpack from The Brown Buffalo

Lexdray Rome Pack

Lexdray Rome Pack

The Classic Backpack from ISM

The Classic Backpack from ISM

Sleek.

GUD Daypack

GUD Daypack

Affordable Killer.

Diamond Brand Belay Bag

Diamond Brand Belay Bag

American Simple Epic.

Kletterwerks Summit 20L

Kletterwerks Summit 20L

Qwstion Small Pack

Qwstion Small Pack

Heimplanet Monolith Daypack 22L

Heimplanet Monolith Daypack 22L

Stalwart. Extensible. Floppy.

Bellroy Classic Backpack

Bellroy Classic Backpack

Clean. Friendly. Premium.

Evergoods Mountain Panel Loader

Evergoods Mountain Panel Loader

So Capable.

Arktype Dashpack Mark II Backpack

Arktype Dashpack Mark II Backpack

Sleek AF.

Triple Aught Design Axiom

Triple Aught Design Axiom

Durable. Tasty.

Able Carry Daily Backpack

Able Carry Daily Backpack

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack

Burly. Organized.

Black Ember Citadel & Modular Backpack

Black Ember Citadel & Modular Backpack

Sleek. Stiff. Utterly durable.

Thule Subterra Travel Backpack

Thule Subterra Travel Backpack

Sturdy. Capable.

InCase Icon Backpack

InCase Icon Backpack

Rickshaw Velo Backpack

Rickshaw Velo Backpack

Tom Bihn Daylight Backpack

Tom Bihn Daylight Backpack

Tough.

Tanner Goods Wilderness Rucksack

Tanner Goods Wilderness Rucksack

F*cking Heritage, Man

Waterfield Staad Backpack

Waterfield Staad Backpack

Smooth Operator.

YNOT Magnetica Rolltop Backpack

YNOT Magnetica Rolltop Backpack

Strong. Simple.

Arcido Akra Backpack

Arcido Akra Backpack

Tighter & Sleeker

Tom Bihn Guide Pack

Tom Bihn Guide Pack

Modern Classic.