Utility Bags

I like to have a utility bag handy for any odd jobs that need doing. Like river days, beach escapes and last minute picnics. Here's my favorites.

Utility Bag

  • Don’t look too funky.
  • Don’t break a strap or a wear through a corner.
  • Don’t be over-organized.
  • Don’t be uncomfortable to carry.
Evergoods Mountain Quickdraw 24L Backpack

Rivers & Rambles

Evergoods Mountain Quickdraw 24L Backpack

The Mountain Quickdraw is a 24L backpack from Evergoods featuring their ingenious backpack straps and epic materials. view bag
Remote Equipment Bravo 18

Minimal. Essential.

Remote Equipment Bravo 18

The Bravo 18 from Remote Equipment is a simple 18L bag featuring minimalist philosophies and strong design chops. view bag
Inner compartment organization is excellent. Inner compartment organization is excellent.

Inner compartment organization is excellent.

Uber comfy padded handle. Straps long enough to shoulder carry. Uber comfy padded handle. Straps long enough to shoulder carry.

Uber comfy padded handle. Straps long enough to shoulder carry.

Perfect capacity for lots of jobs. Perfect capacity for lots of jobs.

Perfect capacity for lots of jobs.

The Easy Companion.

Tom Bihn “The Truck”

The Truck from Tom Bihn is an excellent 25L organized tote with extra comfortable handles and rugged, durable materials. This is our favorite "family adventure tote" at the moment because it's just an excellent bag for beaches, parks and grocery stores. view bag
Bitchin' external access on this thing. Bitchin' external access on this thing.

Bitchin' external access on this thing.

Separate laptop pocket. Separate laptop pocket.

Separate laptop pocket.

Excellent capacity for everyday use + minimal travel. 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
Padded and suspended laptop sleeve. Padded and suspended laptop sleeve.

Padded and suspended laptop sleeve.

Top quick access pocket is one of the best ever. Top quick access pocket is one of the best ever.

Top quick access pocket is one of the best ever.

More-solid-than-normal straps and back panel. 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
Simple, utilitarian but not unstylish aesthetic. Simple, utilitarian but not unstylish aesthetic.

Simple, utilitarian but not unstylish aesthetic.

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

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

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

Simple insides. Nice tall, narrow inner cavity shape.

Solid. Forever.

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

New Heritage.

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
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
Made from extremely durable materials and almost entirely water resistant. Made from extremely durable materials and almost entirely water resistant.

Made from extremely durable materials and almost entirely water resistant.

Front quick access pocket and top handles for carrying as a tote bag. Front quick access pocket and top handles for carrying as a tote bag.

Front quick access pocket and top handles for carrying as a tote bag.

Inner laptop compartment (15

Inner laptop compartment (15" in the 18L version)

Internal zipped pocket for a little extra organization off the bottom of the bag. Internal zipped pocket for a little extra organization off the bottom of the bag.

Internal zipped pocket for a little extra organization off the bottom of the bag.

Simple. Sturdy.

Flowfold Denizen Packable Backpack

The Denizen from Flowfold is such an utterly useful backpack in such an elegantly simple design. view bag
Modern, stylish, creative aesthetic. Modern, stylish, creative aesthetic.

Modern, stylish, creative aesthetic.

Surprisingly large capacity inside the bag. Nice laptop compartment and subtle organization. Surprisingly large capacity inside the bag. Nice laptop compartment and subtle organization.

Surprisingly large capacity inside the bag. Nice laptop compartment and subtle organization.

Slim shoulder straps look fashionable, also convert to tote handles for carry by hand. Slim shoulder straps look fashionable, also convert to tote handles for carry by hand.

Slim shoulder straps look fashionable, also convert to tote handles for carry by hand.

Organic. Elegant.

Qwstion Day Tote Backpack

The Day Tote from Qwstion is a remarkably designed bag that's surprisingly awesome to use. view bag
It's got a good look.

It's got a good look. "Rugged tech."

(Pretty solid) camera accessories and organization. (Pretty solid) camera accessories and organization.

(Pretty solid) camera accessories and organization.

Available in two sizes: kinda big and really big. Available in two sizes: kinda big and really big.

Available in two sizes: kinda big and really big.

Lots of decent organization. Lots of decent organization.

Lots of decent organization.

Security pocket hides against your back. Security pocket hides against your back.

Security pocket hides against your back.

Rugged. Techy.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

A very functional (and stylish) bag for both urban and outdoor use with solid durability, decent organization and side-access for optional camera cube integration. 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
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
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
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Capable and spacious.
Compact, classy and organized. 
Here’s every daily carry bag we’ve reviewed.