Daily Carry Bags

There's no good reason to not love your everyday bag. Let me show you our favorites right now.​
Aer Flight Pack
Work and life are best when relaxed, present, comfortable in our own skin.

My advice: let your style of life inform your bag choice. 

Don’t be disappointed in your next daily carry.

My advice: let your bag search take enough time for you to make a decision you love for a long time.

Boundary Supply Prima System

How to make your

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Price Expectations

Expect to pay $100-300 for thoughtful makers + legit materials.

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Look & Feel

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

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Keep Notes

Keep a list of what bags interest you and what you like/dislike to help you make your final decision.

Tom Bihn Synapse/Synik

Tom Bihn Synapse/Synik

Tom Bihn Synapse/Synik Intuitive organization.

Intuitive organization.

Tom Bihn Synapse/Synik USA build, materials and details.

USA build, materials and details.

Tom Bihn Synapse/Synik Some love it. Some hate it. All respect it. #dads

Some love it. Some hate it. All respect it. #dads

Tom Bihn Synapse/Synik Now available in the upgraded “Synik” version. (Both are favorites.)

Now available in the upgraded “Synik” version. (Both are favorites.)

Dad Bag Epic™

Tom Bihn Synapse/Synik

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

Stick to it for some time and you'll see what we mean. Dad-bag looks tho.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack It’s got a good look. “Rugged tech.” 

It’s got a good look. “Rugged tech.” 

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack Available in two sizes: kinda big and really big.

Available in two sizes: kinda big and really big.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack (Pretty solid) camera accessories and organization.

(Pretty solid) camera accessories and organization.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack Security pocket up against back.

Security pocket up against back.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack Solid laptop and tablet compartments.

Solid laptop and tablet compartments.

Rugged. Techy.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

A very stylish and functional bag for both urban and outdoor use that does not let us down in organization, durability and thoughtful design. view bag

Some of the internal zippers and fabric can feel lackluster, but this nails the 'rugged tech' thing overall.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Slick look. Elon Musk-y.

Slick look. Elon Musk-y.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack “Side panel” design gets you in the bag from either side. 

“Side panel” design gets you in the bag from either side. 

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Customizable inner separators. Lots of layout options. 

Customizable inner separators. Lots of layout options. 

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Stiff-ish straps. But I like ’em.

Stiff-ish straps. But I like ’em.

Tech looks. Epic Innovation.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

The Everyday backpack from Peak Design is delightfully innovative and thoughtfully conceived. It's definitely a design for the centuries. view bag
Boundary Supply Errant Backpack

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack Pretty killer looks, given all it’s lovely techy features. 

Pretty killer looks, given all it’s lovely techy features. 

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack Excellent tech organization. Materials used here feel so good.

Excellent tech organization. Materials used here feel so good.

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack Removable camera insert, easy access from the top of the bag. 

Removable camera insert, easy access from the top of the bag. 

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack Collapsible shoe compartment works as extra pocket at the bottom of the bag. 

Collapsible shoe compartment works as extra pocket at the bottom of the bag. 

Exceptional tech daily driver

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack

An extremely versatile and feature rich bag that doesn't look half bad, the Errant has lots of organization in an innovative pack for everyday use. One of my favorites. view bag
Filson 24 Hour Tin Briefcase

Filson 24 Hour Tin Briefcase

Filson 24 Hour Tin Briefcase Lots of simple org in this sucker. I love using this on the daily because it’s easy to organize. 

Lots of simple org in this sucker. I love using this on the daily because it’s easy to organize. 

Filson 24 Hour Tin Briefcase Indiana Jones/Hemingway aesthetics. Hands literally love the feeling of these materials. 

Indiana Jones/Hemingway aesthetics. Hands literally love the feeling of these materials. 

Hemingway. Legendary.

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
The Knack Pack

The Knack Pack

The Knack Pack Expands for travel.

Expands for travel.

The Knack Pack Lots of organization and details.

Lots of organization and details.

The Knack Pack Hybrid casual/professional looks.

Hybrid casual/professional looks.

The Knack Pack Comes in two sizes. Larger frames, go for the large.

Comes in two sizes. Larger frames, go for the large.

Style. Organization. Expandability.

The Knack Pack

A surprisingly solid backpack for both daily carry and travel. Organization, professional looks and an expand/collapse feature for travel conversion. view bag
GoRuck GR1

GoRuck GR1

GoRuck GR1 Very simple aesthetic. Definitely on the rugged side of stylish and clean. 

Very simple aesthetic. Definitely on the rugged side of stylish and clean. 

GoRuck GR1 Extremely simple bag in terms of pockets. A couple inside, one on the outside.

Extremely simple bag in terms of pockets. A couple inside, one on the outside.

GoRuck GR1 Laptop compartment on the back is tough and protective. 

Laptop compartment on the back is tough and protective. 

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
Aer Work Day Pack

Aer Work Day Pack

Aer Work Day Pack This bag comes in two sizes. This is the smaller “Day Pack”, the larger is called the “Tech Pack.” 

This bag comes in two sizes. This is the smaller “Day Pack”, the larger is called the “Tech Pack.” 

Aer Work Day Pack Great compartment segmentation and panel organization for daily essentials. 

Great compartment segmentation and panel organization for daily essentials. 

Aer Work Day Pack Perfect space for just a smidge more than the daily essentials. (Remember the larger “Tech Pack” has some more space too.)

Perfect space for just a smidge more than the daily essentials. (Remember the larger “Tech Pack” has some more space too.)

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. view bag
Evergoods CPL 24 Backpack

Evergoods CPL 24 Backpack

Evergoods CPL 24 Backpack One of my favorite every day carry bags. Perfect size for many of us. Great aesthetic. 

One of my favorite every day carry bags. Perfect size for many of us. Great aesthetic. 

Evergoods CPL 24 Backpack Simple organization, all oriented towards one side of the bag for easy access. 

Simple organization, all oriented towards one side of the bag for easy access. 

Personal 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
Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack A very unique look for a bag. Kind of urban utilitarianism. 

A very unique look for a bag. Kind of urban utilitarianism. 

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack Amazing amount of external access and organization on this guy. Like a hipper version of the Tom Bihn Synapse 25. 

Amazing amount of external access and organization on this guy. Like a hipper version of the Tom Bihn Synapse 25. 

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack The whole thing is water resistant and built with excellent materials. 

The whole thing is water resistant and built with excellent materials. 

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack Very comfortable back panel and straps, regardless of how much you pack it full. 

Very comfortable back panel and straps, regardless of how much you pack it full. 

Weird Looking. Legendary.

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack

At first glance it looked weird. Then I used it for a couple days. Good god does this bag do it all well. Seriously, so much organization, so well built. view bag
Topo Core Pack

Topo Core Pack

Topo Core Pack Bitchin’ external access on this thing.

Bitchin’ external access on this thing.

Topo Core Pack Separate laptop pocket.

Separate laptop pocket.

Topo Core Pack Excellent capacity for everyday use + minimal travel.

Excellent capacity for everyday use + minimal travel.

Affordable. Killer.

Topo Core Pack

The Core Pack from Topo is a classic daily carry bag with solid organization and materials at an extremely affordable price. view bag
Evergoods Civic Half Zip 22L

Evergoods Civic Half Zip 22L

Evergoods Civic Half Zip 22L Top quick access pocket is one of the best ever.

Top quick access pocket is one of the best ever.

Evergoods Civic Half Zip 22L Padded and suspended laptop sleeve.

Padded and suspended laptop sleeve.

Evergoods Civic Half Zip 22L More-solid-than-normal straps and back panel.

More-solid-than-normal straps and back panel.

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
Waterfield Bolt Backpack

Waterfield Bolt Backpack

Waterfield Bolt Backpack Ruddy, natural and classy aesthetic. Available in multiple colors. 

Ruddy, natural and classy aesthetic. Available in multiple colors. 

Waterfield Bolt Backpack Extremely solid materials. Thoughtfully designed organization and capacity. 

Extremely solid materials. Thoughtfully designed organization and capacity. 

Waterfield Bolt Backpack Made for grown up boys and girls (who still have some adventure in them).

Made for grown up boys and girls (who still have some adventure in them).

Indiana Jones CEO

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
Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack

Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack

Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack Simple silhouette and burly materials make for a very clean, solid, simple aesthetic. 

Simple silhouette and burly materials make for a very clean, solid, simple aesthetic. 

Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack Just another look at how simple and pretty this lil’ bad boy is. 

Just another look at how simple and pretty this lil’ bad boy is. 

Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack Organization is simple, useful across multiple methods of carry. 

Organization is simple, useful across multiple methods of carry. 

Unbreakable, epic and essential.

Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack

The Conceal Pack from Brown Buffalo is one of my favorite daily carry bags of all time because it looks so good and is made so well. view bag
Trakke Assynt 20L

Trakke Assynt 20L

Trakke Assynt 20L Gorgeous looks, materials, colorways.

Gorgeous looks, materials, colorways.

Trakke Assynt 20L Contoured straps. 20L capacity. Hip strap available. 

Contoured straps. 20L capacity. Hip strap available. 

Trakke Assynt 20L Build for the outdoors. Water resistant. Built to last. 

Build for the outdoors. Water resistant. Built to last. 

Classic Vibe. Modern Appeal.

Trakke Assynt 20L

The Assynt 20L from Trakke is a very stylish, classy daily carry backpack built from Scottish dry-finished waxed canvas to be your companion for any setting in the modern world, from co-working spaces and board rooms to rivers, valleys and mountain tops. view bag
Qwstion Daypack

Qwstion Daypack

Qwstion Daypack Classy, simple, understated but very stylish aesthetic. (Lots of colors available too.) 

Classy, simple, understated but very stylish aesthetic. (Lots of colors available too.) 

Qwstion Daypack Lovely inner fabric and innovative organization panels for your daily essentials. 

Lovely inner fabric and innovative organization panels for your daily essentials. 

Qwstion Daypack Converts between backpack, briefcase and tote. (Not shown here: briefcase. Watch the vid.)

Converts between backpack, briefcase and tote. (Not shown here: briefcase. Watch the vid.)

Elegant. Playful.

Qwstion Daypack

The Daypack from Qwstion has serious design chops. It's simple and elegant with thoughtful organization for modern business folks who need backpack/briefcase conversion. It even works to wear with a suit! view bag
Dayfarer Backpack

Dayfarer Backpack

Dayfarer Backpack Sleek looks. Very clean, black on black, fits with lots of clothing styles. 

Sleek looks. Very clean, black on black, fits with lots of clothing styles. 

Dayfarer Backpack Opens clamshell… easy to load and unload, see what’s inside, or access the bag just from the top.

Opens clamshell… easy to load and unload, see what’s inside, or access the bag just from the top.

Dayfarer Backpack Solid tech organization with both internal and external access to pockets. 

Solid tech organization with both internal and external access to pockets. 

Dayfarer Backpack Dedicated shoe compartment keeps your gym stuff separate from your business papers. 

Dedicated shoe compartment keeps your gym stuff separate from your business papers. 

Tech Clean.

Dayfarer Backpack

The Dayfarer backpack is one designer's take on the perfect bag for work and gym. view bag
Trakke Bannoch Backpack

Trakke Bannoch Backpack

Trakke Bannoch Backpack Lovely, durable and stylish materials.

Lovely, durable and stylish materials.

Trakke Bannoch Backpack Well designed pockets for modern life. 

Well designed pockets for modern life. 

Old world. Hip AF.

Trakke Bannoch Backpack

Classy heritage vibes. Dry finished waxed canvas. Solid modern organization. Hand shucked in Scotland. Made for the long-haul. view bag
Aer Flight Pack 2

Aer Flight Pack 2

Aer Flight Pack 2 Simple, slim, compact footprint. Clean, minimal aesthetic. 

Simple, slim, compact footprint. Clean, minimal aesthetic. 

Aer Flight Pack 2 Solid tech org for everyday. Boasts another external access pocket and a hidden passport pocket. 

Solid tech org for everyday. Boasts another external access pocket and a hidden passport pocket. 

Clean. Tight. Organized.

Aer Flight Pack 2

The second version of this bag is a welcome update, creating a much more stylish looking bag with plenty of organization for daily carry. view bag
Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus

Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus

Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus Stylish and classic aesthetics (with so much modern organization). 

Stylish and classic aesthetics (with so much modern organization). 

Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus Just enough capacity for daily essentials. Includes an internal water bottle sleeve. 

Just enough capacity for daily essentials. Includes an internal water bottle sleeve. 

Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus Really lovely organization details on this backpack. Bellroy do real good work. 

Really lovely organization details on this backpack. Bellroy do real good work. 

Updated classic.

Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus

The Classic Backpack Plus from Bellroy has a clean aesthetic, lots of organization and some excellent build and materials... well suited to be your everyday carry for work. view bag
Bellroy Shift Backpack

Bellroy Shift Backpack

Bellroy Shift Backpack So much space in this sucker. Very comfortable to carry too. 

So much space in this sucker. Very comfortable to carry too. 

Bellroy Shift Backpack Very clean, simple look but it enables so much capacity for daily carry use. 

Very clean, simple look but it enables so much capacity for daily carry use. 

Casual. Exceptional.

Bellroy Shift Backpack

A modern and elegant take on the classic, expandable roll-top bag. Excellent materials, lots of expandable capacity, lovely to use on the regular. view bag
Greenroom136 Rainmaker Backpack

Greenroom136 Rainmaker Backpack

Greenroom136 Rainmaker Backpack Kind of a solid, standard, utilitarian aesthetic. Built really well with solid, classic materials. 

Kind of a solid, standard, utilitarian aesthetic. Built really well with solid, classic materials. 

Greenroom136 Rainmaker Backpack In use you find the organization and pocket sizes are great on this bag. 

In use you find the organization and pocket sizes are great on this bag. 

Greenroom136 Rainmaker Backpack The insides are simple, but not without decent organization.

The insides are simple, but not without decent organization.

Terrible pictures. Excellent bag.

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
Boundary Supply Prima System Backpack

Boundary Supply Prima System Backpack

Rugged. Techy. Great materials.

Boundary Supply Prima System Backpack

The Prima System from Boundary Supply is, to me, the best in this category of kickstarter-y tech/camera/daily-carry because of the material feel and functionality in use. view bag
DSPTCH Daypack

DSPTCH Daypack

DSPTCH Daypack Simple, utilitarian but not unstylish aesthetic. 

Simple, utilitarian but not unstylish aesthetic. 

DSPTCH Daypack One of my favorite strap and back panel designs. Comfortable and breathable. 

One of my favorite strap and back panel designs. Comfortable and breathable. 

DSPTCH Daypack Simple insides. Nice tall, narrow inner cavity shape. 

Simple insides. Nice tall, narrow inner cavity shape. 

Strong and Streamlined.

DSPTCH Daypack

The Daypack from DSPTCH is an American made favorite daily carry bag for many serious bag geeks. view bag
Millican Smith The Roll Pack 25L

Millican Smith The Roll Pack 25L

Humble. Capable. Honest.

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. view bag
Waterfield Pro Executive Backpack

Waterfield Pro Executive Backpack

Boomer's Wet dream

Waterfield Pro Executive Backpack

The Pro Executive Backpack from Waterfield Designs is an exceedingly great bag for any of you business-y type people out there. Whoooo doggie. view bag
Evergoods Mountain Panel Loader

Evergoods Mountain Panel Loader

Outdoorsy organized

Evergoods Mountain Panel Loader

The Mountain Panel Loader from Evergoods is a well designed, sturdy, nimble and very comfortable companion for the discerning bag user. view bag
Ryu Locker Pack 24L

Ryu Locker Pack 24L

Clean City Vibes

Ryu Locker Pack 24L

The Locker Pack from Ryu is an insanely innovative bag for daily carry. view bag
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Capable and spacious.
Compact, classy and organized. 
Here’s every daily carry bag we’ve reviewed.