Sleek Style style

These bag designs are techy and modern. Lots of modern day classics in here.

How to make your decision

1

PRICE EXPECTATIONS

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

2

LOOK & FEEL

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

3

KEEP NOTES

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

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

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. view bag

Peak Design Travel Bag

Intelligent Design.

Peak Design Travel Bag

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

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. view bag

Bellroy Shift Backpack

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

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. view bag

Nomatic 40L Travel Bag

Weatherproof. Organized.

Nomatic 40L Travel Bag

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

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. view bag

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. view bag

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. view bag

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. view bag

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. view bag

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. view bag

Minaal Carry On Backpack

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

Clean looks, solid materials. Clean looks, solid materials.

Clean looks, solid materials.

Stowable backpack straps Stowable backpack straps

Stowable backpack straps

Solid Everyday Tech

Everyman Hideout 5-way Commuter Briefcase

The Hideout 5-way from Everyman is an excellent tech briefcase. Solid materials handle outdoor spaces and weather well. Plenty of organization. Watch the video for my caveats on this one. view bag

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. view bag

Tortuga Setout Travel Backpackpack

Large. In charge.

Tortuga Setout Travel Backpackpack

The Setout from Tortuga is one of our highest recommended travel bags because it has tons of capacity and organization and a very comfortable back panel and straps. view bag

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. view bag

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. view bag

Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack

Chunky. Comfortable. Organized.

Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack

The Setout Laptop Backpack from Tortuga is a well organized, solidly built backpack for daily carry and pro minimal travel. view bag

Aer Fit Pack 2

Techy. Useful.

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

Aer Flight Pack 2

Sleek. 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

Baron Fig Backpack

Organic. Organized.

Baron Fig Backpack

This backpack from Baron Fig is really thoughtful, minimal and useful. Lovely daily carry bag. view bag

Peak Design’s 10L Everyday Sling

Tight. Sleek. Capable.

Peak Design’s 10L Everyday Sling

Innovative and sleek, functional and delightful. Multiple sizes. Lots of thoughtful features. view bag

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. view bag

Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30 + 45

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

DSPTCH Travel Pack

DSPTCH Travel Pack

DSPTCH hand-makes bags here in the USA and the Travel Pack is a great example of the kind of extremely durable designs they put together. view bag

Qwstion Simple Everyday Carry Bags

Qwstion Simple Everyday Carry Bags

Qwstion is a product design studio in Zurich Switzerland who makes very stylish bags for the "hipper" areas of town without sacrificing functionality. view bag

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. view bag

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. view bag

Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack

Spendy. Literally excellent.

Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack

The Mercator from Cecilia is an absolutely gorgeous, hand crafted backpack with loads of organization, customizable photo and tech storage and great external access. Spendy but epic for a tighter everyday camera carry. view bag

OpposeThis Invisible Carry-On Backpack

Organized & Classy

OpposeThis Invisible Carry-On Backpack

A very innovative backpack for either large daily carry or serious travelers who need one bag for both travel and daily carry. A great bag for medium size 1-bag travel category. view bag

DSPTCH Daypack

Solid. Forever.

DSPTCH Daypack

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

Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack

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

Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack

Laid Back Expert.

Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack

The little brother to the Tortuga Setout, the Setout Divide from Tortuga is a full-featured bag for the style-casual modern minimal traveler. view bag

Ryu Locker Pack 24L

Ryu Locker Pack 24L

The Locker Pack from Ryu is an insanely innovative bag for daily carry. view bag

Boundary Supply Arris Travel Pack

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

Riutbag X35 Convertible Security Backpack

Elegant. Protected.

Riutbag X35 Convertible Security Backpack

The X35 from RiutBag converts from a 10L daily carry bag to a 35L travel bag and keeps all your valuables protected from pickpockets. view bag

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. view bag

Gravel Travel 3-in-1 System

Clean. Bento Boxy.

Gravel Travel 3-in-1 System

A highly capable system of three bags: 42L backpack, 11L daily carry and 2L hip-belt-sling combo. Nice organization throughout. Lived out of the travel bag and sling successfully on the road. view bag

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. view bag

Peak Designs Everyday Tote

Techy. Useful.

Peak Designs Everyday Tote

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

Nomatic Navigator Travel Backpack

Sturdy. Sleek. Spendy.

Nomatic Navigator Travel Backpack

A very solid travel backpack with nice looks, a structured shell, expandable capacity and comfortable straps. view bag

Peak Design Everyday Messenger

Peak Design Everyday Messenger

Techy. Tactical. Protected.

Bellroy Classic Backpack

Bellroy Classic Backpack

Clean. Friendly. Premium.

Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel

Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel

Simple, Techy Capacity

Boundary Supply Aegis Duffel Pack

Boundary Supply Aegis Duffel Pack

Simple yet Sophisticated

Black Ember Shadow

Black Ember Shadow

High functioning. Modern.

Pakt One Travel Bag

Pakt One Travel Bag

The Professional

Arktype Dashpack Mark II Backpack

Arktype Dashpack Mark II Backpack

Sleek AF.

Boundary Supply Prima System Backpack

Boundary Supply Prima System Backpack

Rugged. Technical. Capable.

The Classic Backpack from ISM

The Classic Backpack from ISM

Sleek.

Triple Aught Design Axiom 18

Triple Aught Design Axiom 18

Thule Subterra Travel Backpack

Thule Subterra Travel Backpack

Sturdy. Capable.

Heimplanet Transit Travel Pack

Heimplanet Transit Travel Pack

Millican Smith The Roll Pack 25L

Millican Smith The Roll Pack 25L

New Heritage.

Millican Miles the Duffel Bag 40L

Millican Miles the Duffel Bag 40L

Well designed simplicity

Able Carry Daily Backpack

Able Carry Daily Backpack

Tom Bihn Daylight Backpack

Tom Bihn Daylight Backpack

Tough.

Bellroy Duotote Backpack

Bellroy Duotote Backpack

Playful. Serious.

Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus

Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus

Classic. Satisfying.

Matador Freerain24 2.0 Packable Daypack

Matador Freerain24 2.0 Packable Daypack

Lexdray Rome Pack

Lexdray Rome Pack

Black Ember Citadel & Modular Backpack

Black Ember Citadel & Modular Backpack

Sleek. Stiff. Utterly durable.

Qwstion Small Pack

Qwstion Small Pack

Tortuga Setout Packable Backpack

Tortuga Setout Packable Backpack

Simple. Clean.

Wandrd Veer Packable Daypack

Wandrd Veer Packable Daypack

Surprising.

Wandrd Hexad Access Duffel

Wandrd Hexad Access Duffel

Burly. Compartmentalized.

Nomatic Messenger Bag

Nomatic Messenger Bag

The Organizer

GoRuck Echo

GoRuck Echo

Bombproof style.

Patagonia 36L Nine Trails Pack

Patagonia 36L Nine Trails Pack

Tortuga Setout Duffel

Tortuga Setout Duffel

Organized. Spacious.

Heimplanet Transit Sling

Heimplanet Transit Sling

Heimplanet Monolith Daypack 22L

Heimplanet Monolith Daypack 22L

Stalwart. Extensible. Floppy.

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

Classic. Satisfying.

Arcido Akra Backpack

Arcido Akra Backpack

Tighter & Sleeker

Bellroy Sling

Bellroy Sling

Capable, friendly companion.

Attitude Supply ATD1 Backpack

Attitude Supply ATD1 Backpack

Pacsafe Venturesafe X40

Pacsafe Venturesafe X40

Tom Bihn “The Truck”

Tom Bihn “The Truck”

The Easy Companion.

Qwstion Simple Office Backpack/Briefcase

Qwstion Simple Office Backpack/Briefcase

Understated. Organized. Stylish.

Evergoods Civic Transit Bag 40L

Evergoods Civic Transit Bag 40L

Most Minimal

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack

Burly. Organized.

Timbuk2 Aviator Backpack

Timbuk2 Aviator Backpack

InCase Icon Backpack

InCase Icon Backpack

Tom Bihn Brain Bag

Tom Bihn Brain Bag

Peak Design Travel Duffelpack (65L)

Peak Design Travel Duffelpack (65L)

Everything but Carry-on

Tom Bihn Tristar

Tom Bihn Tristar

Organized. Built Tough.

F-Stop Dalston Camera Backpack

F-Stop Dalston Camera Backpack

Understated. Capable.

Everlane Mover Pack Duffel

Everlane Mover Pack Duffel

Affordable Killer.

Patagonia Headway MLC

Patagonia Headway MLC

The Laid-Back Lifer

Wayks One Transformable Backpack

Wayks One Transformable Backpack

Innovative.

RiutBag Crush Packable Daypack

RiutBag Crush Packable Daypack

Nomatic X Peter McKinnon Camera Pack

Nomatic X Peter McKinnon Camera Pack

Protected. Comfy.

Mystery Ranch Rover

Mystery Ranch Rover

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 24

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 24

Organized. Badass.

Evergoods Mountain Quickdraw 24L Backpack

Evergoods Mountain Quickdraw 24L Backpack

Rivers & Rambles

The Watson Backpack

The Watson Backpack

Jetpack. Killer.

System G Carry+ Backpack

System G Carry+ Backpack

Organized. Protected.

The Frenchie Co. Speed Backpack

The Frenchie Co. Speed Backpack

Innovative. Fiddly.

North St. Weekender Meeting Bag

North St. Weekender Meeting Bag

Slim, Strong, Handmade

Timbuk2 Blink & Wander Travel Packs

Timbuk2 Blink & Wander Travel Packs

YNOT Split Shift Slimline Backpack Tote

YNOT Split Shift Slimline Backpack Tote

Futures Passport Backpack

Futures Passport Backpack

Durable. Understated. Super capable.

Flowfold Denizen Packable Backpack

Flowfold Denizen Packable Backpack

Simple. Sturdy.

Huru H1 Backpack

Huru H1 Backpack

Expandable. Vandalous.

Huru A Model Backpack

Huru A Model Backpack

Sturdy. Pouchy. Expandable.

Camelbak Pivot Tote

Camelbak Pivot Tote

Lil Rambler

Compagnon Element Backpack

Compagnon Element Backpack

Durable. Protective. Expansive.

Qwstion Daypack

Qwstion Daypack

Elegant. Playful.

Qwstion Day Tote Backpack

Qwstion Day Tote Backpack

Organic. Elegant.

Evergoods Mountain Panel Loader

Evergoods Mountain Panel Loader

So Capable.

Trakke Storr Travel Backpack

Trakke Storr Travel Backpack

Hip, boxy and old-world

Lexdray Mont Blanc Pack

Lexdray Mont Blanc Pack

Camelbak Pivot Rolltop Backpack

Camelbak Pivot Rolltop Backpack

Recycled. Packable.

Black Ember Forge

Black Ember Forge

Epic Expandable.

Aer Travel Pack 2 Small

Aer Travel Pack 2 Small

Boxy. Burly. Solid.

Aer Go Packable Backpack

Aer Go Packable Backpack

Just About Perfect.

Aer Travel Duffel

Aer Travel Duffel

Solid. Organized. Techy.

Aer Travel Sling

Aer Travel Sling

Small Laptop Friendly. (vid)

Aer Tech Sling

Aer Tech Sling

Tablet Friendly. (vid)

Aer Day Sling

Aer Day Sling

Sleek. Burly. (vid)

Aer Capsule Pack

Aer Capsule Pack

Burly. Organized

Bellroy Tokyo Totepack

Bellroy Tokyo Totepack

Casual Playful Pro

Aer Slim Pack

Aer Slim Pack

Lil' Tech Star

Boundary Supply Arclite Sling

Boundary Supply Arclite Sling

Roomy. Rugged.

Bellroy Apex Backpack

Bellroy Apex Backpack

Everyday Excellence

Rickshaw Velo Backpack

Rickshaw Velo Backpack

Kathmandu Federate Adapt Hybrid Travel Bag

Kathmandu Federate Adapt Hybrid Travel Bag

Kathmandu Litehaul 38 Travel Backpack

Kathmandu Litehaul 38 Travel Backpack

Light & Capable

Kathmandu Transfer 28

Kathmandu Transfer 28

Solid Companion

Moment Travelwear Backpack

Moment Travelwear Backpack

Simple. Minimal. Tight.

Dayfarer Backpack

Dayfarer Backpack

Clean. Techy.

Day Owl Backpack

Day Owl Backpack

Classy. Grounded.

Dayfarer Sling

Dayfarer Sling

Techy. Organized.

Gravel Travel Sling Belt

Gravel Travel Sling Belt

Funky. Functional.

Tom Bihn Western Flyer

Tom Bihn Western Flyer

Tight. Organized. Durable.

Tortuga Outbreaker Daypack

Tortuga Outbreaker Daypack

Sturdy. Light. Laptop.

PGYTech OneMo Backpack

PGYTech OneMo Backpack

Sleek. Affordable-ish. Solid.

Waterfield Staad Backpack

Waterfield Staad Backpack

Smooth Operator.

Waterfield Sutter Sling Pouch

Waterfield Sutter Sling Pouch

Lush. Lovely. (vid)

Nomatic McKinnon Everyday Backpack

Nomatic McKinnon Everyday Backpack

Padded. Cushy. Organized. (vid)

Black Ember TKS Sling

Black Ember TKS Sling

Techy. Sturdy. (vid)

Camelbak Pivot Sling/Fanny

Camelbak Pivot Sling/Fanny

Simple. Recycled. (vid)

Nomatic X McKinnon Sling

Nomatic X McKinnon Sling

Tight. Sleek. Quality.

Moment Fanny

Moment Fanny

Delightfully Made. (vid)

Moment Rugged Sling

Moment Rugged Sling

Boxy. Rugged. (vid)

Minaal Crossbody Bag

Minaal Crossbody Bag

Clean. Minimal. (vid)

Matador SEG42 Travel Pack

Matador SEG42 Travel Pack

Ultralight. Capable.

Douchebags Backpack

Douchebags Backpack

Clean. Minimal. Organized.

Wandrd PRVKE Lite

Wandrd PRVKE Lite

Burly. Camera Ready.

Peak Design Everyday Totepack

Peak Design Everyday Totepack

Tight. Sleek. Side Access.

Tom Bihn Shadow Guide Pack

Tom Bihn Shadow Guide Pack

Simple. Badass.

Nomatic McKinnon Cube Backpack

Nomatic McKinnon Cube Backpack

Surprisingly Useful

Vinta Type-II Backpack

Vinta Type-II Backpack

Classy. Slimline. Protective.

Hex Ranger Camera Backpack

Hex Ranger Camera Backpack

Simple. Low-Key Camera.

F-Stop Dyota 20L Backpack

F-Stop Dyota 20L Backpack

Durable Camera Rolltop

Hex Cinema Backpack

Hex Cinema Backpack

Boxy. Massive Capacity.

Aer Work Tech Pack

Aer Work Tech Pack

Slick + Organized

TropicFeel Shell Backpack

TropicFeel Shell Backpack

Solid. Simple. Expandable.

Compagnon Element Sling 15L

Compagnon Element Sling 15L

Expandable. Roomy. Durable. (vid)