Compact Daily 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.
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

"Classy-casual" vibes. Heritage materials.

Solid internal organization. Solid internal organization.

Solid internal organization.

Leather and waxed canvas straps. Classy looking on dress clothes. Leather and waxed canvas straps. Classy looking on dress clothes.

Leather and waxed canvas straps. Classy looking on dress clothes.

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
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.

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

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

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

Clean + 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
Low-key, playful aesthetic. Low-key, playful aesthetic.

Low-key, playful aesthetic.

Stowable shoulder straps. #BriefcaseMode #MessengerMode Stowable shoulder straps. #BriefcaseMode #MessengerMode

Stowable shoulder straps. #BriefcaseMode #MessengerMode

Two of my favorite external access pockets.  Two of my favorite external access pockets.

Two of my favorite external access pockets.

Decent capacity. Slim profile.  Decent capacity. Slim profile.

Decent capacity. Slim profile.

External laptop compartment.  External laptop compartment.

External laptop compartment.

Tight + 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
Just enough capacity for daily essentials. Internal water bottle sleeve. Just enough capacity for daily essentials. Internal water bottle sleeve.

Just enough capacity for daily essentials. Internal water bottle sleeve.

Stylish, modern look (with great organization). Stylish, modern look (with great organization).

Stylish, modern look (with great organization).

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

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

Organized. Excellent.

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
Customizable insides, opens clamshell. Customizable insides, opens clamshell.

Customizable insides, opens clamshell.

Attaches to a larger travel bag from North St. Attaches to a larger travel bag from North St.

Attaches to a larger travel bag from North St.

Slim, Strong, Handmade

North St. Weekender Meeting Bag

The Weekender Meeting bag from North St. is an excellent little slimline daily carry bag. Built by hand in Portland, OR, with great materials. Attaches to the larger Weekender Travel Bag. view bag
Qwstion Small Pack

Delightful.

Qwstion Small Pack

An utterly functional daypack in a tight little package with some modern metro styling. view bag
Clean, slick lines and elegant materials. Clean, slick lines and elegant materials.

Clean, slick lines and elegant materials.

Laptop and minimal tech organization. Laptop and minimal tech organization.

Laptop and minimal tech organization.

Cable passthrough for quick charging on the go. Cable passthrough for quick charging on the go.

Cable passthrough for quick charging on the go.

Minimal organization might be just enough for you. (Maybe add some <a href=pouches.) Minimal organization might be just enough for you. (Maybe add some pouches.)"/>

Minimal organization might be just enough for you. (Maybe add some pouches.)

Fancy.

The Classic Backpack from ISM

A very sophisticated and classy take on the classic backpack, but with modern improvements for us tech-workers. view bag
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.

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

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.

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

Serious design chops. Tough as nails.

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
Triple Aught Design Axiom 18

Tactical. Clean.

Triple Aught Design Axiom 18

The Axiom 18 pack from Triple Aught Design is a compact, stealthy little daily carry that can handle heavy duty organization and bad weather. view bag
Arktype Dashpack Mark II Backpack

Tight and clean.

Arktype Dashpack Mark II Backpack

The Dashpack Mark II from Arktype has lots of small organization and some very modern styling in a tight, sleek 15L daily carry. view bag
Lots of lovely organization. Lots of lovely organization.

Lots of lovely organization.

A very slimline pack with a nice feeling cotton all over the bag. Notice the simple, thin straps. A very slimline pack with a nice feeling cotton all over the bag. Notice the simple, thin straps.

A very slimline pack with a nice feeling cotton all over the bag. Notice the simple, thin straps.

Humble. Hella organized.

Baron Fig Backpack

This backpack from Baron Fig is really thoughtful, minimal and useful. Lovely daily carry bag. 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
Simple silhouette. Works with everything. Great look. Simple silhouette. Works with everything. Great look.

Simple silhouette. Works with everything. Great look.

Minimal but useful internal organization. Minimal but useful internal organization.

Minimal but useful internal organization.

Laptop pocket in the back with false bottom. Laptop pocket in the back with false bottom.

Laptop pocket in the back with false bottom.

Large elastic pocket can keep items close to the back of the bag. Large elastic pocket can keep items close to the back of the bag.

Large elastic pocket can keep items close to the back of the bag.

Bombproof style.

GoRuck Echo

A compact and more "built for everyday uses" version of their infamous GR1, this Echo pack from GoRuck is the kind of bag you buy once and use for decades. view bag
Simple, clean, techy aesthetics. Simple, clean, techy aesthetics.

Simple, clean, techy aesthetics.

Lots of organization for modern life. Lots of organization for modern life.

Lots of organization for modern life.

Large outer pocket with vertical zipper. Large outer pocket with vertical zipper.

Large outer pocket with vertical zipper.

Shoe pocket makes this stylish bag perfect for the commuting minimal gym addict. Shoe pocket makes this stylish bag perfect for the commuting minimal gym addict.

Shoe pocket makes this stylish bag perfect for the commuting minimal gym addict.

Perfectly compact.

Aer Fit Pack 2

Solid minimal tech organization, spacious front "duffel" pocket, tight little package, durable build and materials... the Fit Pack 2 from Aer is a solid everyday carry backpack. view bag
Minaal Daily Backpack

Classic. Simple. Lightweight.

Minaal Daily Backpack

If I wanted a more understated tech look for my daily carry, this is where I'd go. view bag
Waterfield Staad Backpack

Super nice.

Waterfield Staad Backpack

The Staad Backpack from Waterfield almost looks like a piece of art. It's beautifully designed (and functional as a mthrfkr!). view bag
Peak Designs Everyday Tote

Classic. Simple. Lightweight.

Peak Designs Everyday Tote

The Everyday Tote from Peak Designs is a super functional tote bag for everyday use. view bag