250-300

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

Now available in the upgraded

Now available in the upgraded "Synik" version. (Watch the vid.)

Intuitive organization. Intuitive organization.

Intuitive organization.

USA build, materials and details. USA build, materials and details.

USA build, materials and details.

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

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

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

Smooth looks and padding all around the bag makes for easy travel. Smooth looks and padding all around the bag makes for easy travel.

Smooth looks and padding all around the bag makes for easy travel.

Tons of capacity in this 35-45L bag (that also can compress to a 30L mode) Tons of capacity in this 35-45L bag (that also can compress to a 30L mode)

Tons of capacity in this 35-45L bag (that also can compress to a 30L mode)

Back panel speaks to the attention to the detail throughout this bag. Hideaway hip and shoulder straps. #magnets Back panel speaks to the attention to the detail throughout this bag. Hideaway hip and shoulder straps. #magnets

Back panel speaks to the attention to the detail throughout this bag. Hideaway hip and shoulder straps. #magnets

Intelligent Design.

Peak Design Travel Bag

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

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.

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

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.

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

Organization is simple, useful across multiple methods of carry. 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 built like a tank with a minimal, sleek silhouette. view bag

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

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

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.

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

Laptop compartment on the back is tough and protective. 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

Slick look. Elon Musk-y. New 2.0 updates are killer. Slick look. Elon Musk-y. New 2.0 updates are killer.

Slick look. Elon Musk-y. New 2.0 updates are killer.

Now available in a zip version as well! Now available in a zip version as well!

Now available in a zip version as well!

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

Customizable inner separators. Lots of layout options. Customizable inner separators. Lots of layout options.

Customizable inner separators. Lots of layout options.

Stiff-ish straps. But I like 'em. 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. These designers are straight-up wizards. view bag

Clean and expertly built.  Clean and expertly built.

Clean and expertly built.

Lots of modular accessories.  Lots of modular accessories.

Lots of modular accessories.

Excellent harness system.  Excellent harness system.

Excellent harness system.

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

Spacious capacity. Burly materials.  Spacious capacity. Burly materials. 

Spacious capacity. Burly materials. 

Available in 30L and 40L sizes.  Available in 30L and 40L sizes. 

Available in 30L and 40L sizes. 

Robust straps and back panel padding.  Robust straps and back panel padding.

Robust straps and back panel padding.

Large capacity. Big ol' mouth.  Large capacity. Big ol' mouth.

Large capacity. Big ol' mouth.

Killer top access pocket for on-the-go organization. Killer top access pocket for on-the-go organization.

Killer top access pocket for on-the-go organization.

Burly. Organized

Aer Capsule Pack

The Capsule Pack from Aer x Nine Hours is a robust, burly, minimalist inspired travel backpack with some solid external access and organization. view bag

Very sleek design (and details).  Very sleek design (and details).

Very sleek design (and details).

Solid organization built into the bag. Not a typical shell for a bag, can be difficult to pack. Solid organization built into the bag. Not a typical shell for a bag, can be difficult to pack.

Solid organization built into the bag. Not a typical shell for a bag, can be difficult to pack.

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

Really solid water resistance and protection for your gear. Looks a bit boxy. Really solid water resistance and protection for your gear. Looks a bit boxy.

Really solid water resistance and protection for your gear. Looks a bit boxy.

Crap tons of organizations and interesting pockets for organizing your gear. Organization enthusiasts rejoice! Crap tons of organizations and interesting pockets for organizing your gear. Organization enthusiasts rejoice!

Crap tons of organizations and interesting pockets for organizing your gear. Organization enthusiasts rejoice!

Weatherproof. Organized.

Nomatic Travel Bag

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

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.

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

Slimline. Great feeling materials. Slimline. Great feeling materials.

Slimline. Great feeling materials.

Classic AF. Hands fall in love with it. Classic AF. Hands fall in love with it.

Classic AF. Hands fall in love with it.

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

One of the best duffels out there. One of the best duffels out there.

One of the best duffels out there.

Zips down the middle. Two main compartments. Zips down the middle. Two main compartments.

Zips down the middle. Two main compartments.

Great external access. Great external access.

Great external access.

TSA Pocket feature surprisingly useful. TSA Pocket feature surprisingly useful.

TSA Pocket feature surprisingly useful.

Comes in multiple colors.  Comes in multiple colors.

Comes in multiple colors.

The Professional

Pakt One Travel Bag

The Pakt One travel bag is a stylish and extremely well thought through duffel bag for conscientious travelers. view bag

Padded well, no travel drag, *very* minimal. Padded well, no travel drag, *very* minimal.

Padded well, no travel drag, *very* minimal.

Innovative harness system. In use it really is responsive, comfortable, ergonomic. Innovative harness system. In use it really is responsive, comfortable, ergonomic.

Innovative harness system. In use it really is responsive, comfortable, ergonomic.

Spacious laptop compartment boasts extra clothing storage. Spacious laptop compartment boasts extra clothing storage.

Spacious laptop compartment boasts extra clothing storage.

Top quick access pocket is the only external access. Top quick access pocket is the only external access.

Top quick access pocket is the only external access.

Small travel document pocket on the inside lip of the long edge of the bag. Small travel document pocket on the inside lip of the long edge of the bag.

Small travel document pocket on the inside lip of the long edge of the bag.

40L maximum carry-on capacity. Padding and compression. 40L maximum carry-on capacity. Padding and compression.

40L maximum carry-on capacity. Padding and compression.

Excellent lining material and panel organization. Excellent lining material and panel organization.

Excellent lining material and panel organization.

Most Minimal

Evergoods Civic Transit Bag 40L

The CTB40 from Evergoods is a mean, sleek and minimal bag for professional travelers and unique gear hauling jobs. Limited external access, but excellent to use with a second smaller bag. view bag

Excellent materials for a life-long bag. Excellent materials for a life-long bag.

Excellent materials for a life-long bag.

Hideable backpack straps. Hideable backpack straps.

Hideable backpack straps.

Simple and removable organization of the main compartment into 3 sections. Simple and removable organization of the main compartment into 3 sections.

Simple and removable organization of the main compartment into 3 sections.

Shoulder straps from Tom Bihn are known for their comfort. Shoulder straps from Tom Bihn are known for their comfort.

Shoulder straps from Tom Bihn are known for their comfort.

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

A very classy yet playful aesthetic in this killer lil' work bag. A very classy yet playful aesthetic in this killer lil' work bag.

A very classy yet playful aesthetic in this killer lil' work bag.

Expands and contracts for those days when you need to bring more. Expands and contracts for those days when you need to bring more.

Expands and contracts for those days when you need to bring more.

Unbelievable internal organization in this bag. Very killer. Unbelievable internal organization in this bag. Very killer.

Unbelievable internal organization in this bag. Very killer.

Playful. Serious.

Bellroy Duotote Backpack

The Duotote from Bellroy is a killer daily carry bag for those of us who value style and organization in a tight, sleek package. view bag

Solid all-black looks. Extremely durable and water resistant and padded... so your gear is safe. (Bulky tho.) Solid all-black looks. Extremely durable and water resistant and padded... so your gear is safe. (Bulky tho.)

Solid all-black looks. Extremely durable and water resistant and padded... so your gear is safe. (Bulky tho.)

Lots of capacity for carry-on travel. Lots of organization too. Lots of capacity for carry-on travel. Lots of organization too.

Lots of capacity for carry-on travel. Lots of organization too.

Padded. Protected. Bulky.

Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack

The Outbreaker backpack from Tortuga is a solid 1-bag travel pick. I personally prefer the less bulky (and more spacious) experience of traveling with the Tortuga Setout, so be sure to check out that bag too. This Outbreaker, however, has quite a bit more padding and protection around the entire bag, so if you know you'll have delicate stuff inside you may prefer this one. view bag

Lexdray Rome Pack

Lexdray Rome Pack

A classic daypack with plush and delightful materials and designs and some extra room for whatever kinds of bulky things you may need to carry. view bag

Tom Bihn Guide Pack

Modern Classic.

Tom Bihn Guide Pack

The Guide Pack from Tom Bihn is a bag geek's boner pill. It's classic design and exceedingly excellent manufacturing make it more like an heirloom than a bag. But this bag also performs great as a travel bag! view bag

Uber well built. Uber well built.

Uber well built.

Converts between: backpack, briefcase, messenger. Converts between: backpack, briefcase, messenger.

Converts between: backpack, briefcase, messenger.

Expandable from 20-30L.  Expandable from 20-30L.

Expandable from 20-30L.

Easy-ish front access pocket. Easy-ish front access pocket.

Easy-ish front access pocket.

Tech organization throughout.  Tech organization throughout.

Tech organization throughout.

Killer details. Killer details.

Killer details.

Epic Expandable.

Black Ember Forge

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

Qwstion Simple Office Backpack/Briefcase

Understated. Organized. Stylish.

Qwstion Simple Office Backpack/Briefcase

The Simple Office bag from Qwstion is an excellent convertible briefcase/backpack with organization and aesthetics that fit many modern city folks. view bag