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Awesome Backpacks

Freitag A010 MPA6 Backpack

Freitag A010 MPA6 Backpack
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Freitag’s versatile everyday backpack is the brand’s first to be made entirely from a single material, from its fabric to its buckles, making it much easier to recycle at the end of its lifespan. The water-repellant bag’s main compartment has roll-top access, and it comes with a pouch that can be attached to the outside of the pack or shoulder straps.

Lancer 300 Modular Backpack

Lancer 300 Modular Backpack
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This backpack from Coalax is ideal for photographers who need to carry a lot of gear. Its exoskeleton design allows for modules to be attached and detached, including an optional 335Wh power pack. Its main compartment has dividers for cameras and lenses, and outside, you’ll find an extendable and adjustable selfie stick for hands-free shooting or lighting.

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Shadowlight Ultralight Backpack

Shadowlight Ultralight Backpack
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Outdoor Vitals’ aptly named Shadowlight long trail backpack weighs less than 2 lb, including its frame and hip belt, but it carries up to 35 lb. It’s all thanks to the brand’s proprietary ripstop fabric. Its straps, hip belt, and removable back panel were all designed to be as ergonomic as possible. It’s available in either 45L or 60L capacities.

KNKG Conquer Backpack

KNKG Conquer Backpack
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Want a gym bag that doesn’t look like a gym bag? KNKG’s Conquer Backpack is the perfect workout companion, with its removable dividers and zippered pockets for separating items like sneakers, toiletries, headphones, and other accessories. It’s got MOLLE webbing on the front, an attachment for an optional weightlifting belt, and comes in 19-liter and 38-liter sizes.

Roark Revival Backpack

Roark Revival Backpack
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Roark’s substantial Revival backpack carries all your everyday gear and is big enough for a weekend’s worth of clothes. Features include a magnetic roll-top, an externally accessible padded 16″ laptop sleeve, an internal mesh accessory pocket, two zippered exterior pockets, expandable mesh pockets for water bottles, and a hidden passport pocket.

Everyday Carry’s Top Picks: January 2024

Everyday Carry’s Top Picks: January 2024

We love finding new gear for our daily adventures. Everyday Carry shared their latest picks, including some great new items, including a collection of backpacks from Pioneer, rugged hiking boots from Huckberry and shoemaker Diemme, a fixed blade knife from CIVIVI, a big MOLLE pouch from CountyComm, and a modern two-room tent from Snow Peak.

Tefors Ultimatum Bag

Tefors Ultimatum Bag

This premium leather bag goes from backpack to messenger to briefcase, and never looks sloppy. It features an expandable main compartment, an easy-access front zipper, a padded laptop compartment, and numerous internal organizers. Add-ons include a camera cube, a compression cube, and a detachable organizer sleeve.

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Able Carry Daily Plus Backpack

Able Carry Daily Plus Backpack
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The Daily Plus Backpack upgrades Able Carry’s most popular pack with premium materials, clean aesthetics, and lots of smart storage solutions. The larger 21-liter capacity organizes all your stuff, protects laptops up to 16”, and has dedicated dividers and pockets for a tablet and water bottle. An upright A-Frame eliminates sagging, even when the bag is full.

Matador SEG28 Backpack

Matador SEG28 Backpack

Matador’s weather-resistant, 28-liter backpack holds all your everyday gear and then some. It has four zippered compartments which can be accessed externally or left empty to increase interior space. Features include a padded laptop pocket, a gear pocket on top, a side water bottle pocket, and multiple grab handles for carrying flexibility.

Timbuk2 Impulse Backpack Duffel

Timbuk2 Impulse Backpack Duffel
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The Impulse backpack duffel provides an impressive 45L capacity and has a padded compartment for up to a 17″ laptop. Its main section has compression straps and mesh compartments for efficient packing, while its water-resistant exterior includes a water bottle pouch and a slot for stowing its backpack straps.

Hydroner Waterproof Backpack

Hydroner Waterproof Backpack
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Geckobrands’ 20-liter backpack is a great lightweight bag for outdoor activities where you might get soaked. It’s made from waterproof PVC and has a padded mesh back and straps for comfort. A see-through, watertight pocket gives you access to your phone from outside of the bag. Available in a variety of colors.

Troubadour’s Orbis Circular Bag Collection

Troubadour’s Orbis Circular Bag Collection
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Troubadour recycled more than 121,000 plastic bottles to make the Orbis Circular Bag Collection, zero-waste bags that are 100% recyclable at the end of their lifespan. Their award-winning backpacks, duffle, and laptop tote will last a long time, but when they’re finished, they can be reclaimed and recycled over and over again.

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MIER Waterproof Backpack Sack

MIER Waterproof Backpack Sack
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MIER’s durable modern pack is ready for whatever the outdoors can throw at it. It’s made from waterproof TPU with welded and heat-taped seams and features a roll-top closure to keep contents nice and dry. It has an inner tablet pocket, mesh side pockets, front and inside zipper pockets, and daisy chain attachment points.

Endurax XL Camera Backpack

Endurax XL Camera Backpack
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Serious photography calls for big cameras with large image sensors and lots of lenses. This extra large backpack offers padded storage for a DSLR or two mirrorless cameras, 6 to 8 lenses, 2 to 3 flashes, accessories, a 15.6″ laptop, and a tablet. It also offers multiple tripod carrying positions, and comes with a rain cover.

Chrome Ruckas Tote Bag

Chrome Ruckas Tote Bag
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Chrome’s versatile Ruckas bag converts from a tote to a backpack to a shoulder pack. It’s made from recycled materials, is waterproof, and has a padded interior sleeve for a 15″ laptop. Outside, you’ll find an expandable water bottle pocket and a zipper pocket for accessories. Comes in natural, oil green, and black, each with yellow accents.

Master-Piece Potential 3Way Backpack

Master-Piece Potential 3Way Backpack
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This versatile bag from Lost & Found converts from backpack to briefcase to shoulder bag. It’s made in Japan from durable Cordura nylon with a water-resistant front and waterproof back panel. In addition to its roomy main compartment, it has numerous zippered pockets, including a side-zip compartment for a laptop. Available in gray, olive, and black.

Bradley Mountain Biographer Backpack

Bradley Mountain Biographer Backpack
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This sturdy backpack from Bradley Mountain is handmade in San Diego, CA, from waxed duck canvas, with premium harness leather and antique brass and copper hardware. It’s got a spacious main compartment with a roll-top closure, a deep front zipper pocket for accessories, and a small side pocket. Available in field tan, brush brown, and charcoal grey.

Troubadour Apex Backpack 3.0

Troubadour Apex Backpack 3.0
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Troubadour gave its bestselling Apex backpack a smart makeover, and it’s their most luxe EDC bag yet. Its refined design and vegan leather/neoprene construction give it a premium look. A zipped phone pocket on a shoulder strap, an enhanced laptop section, and twin bottle sleeves make the Apex 3.0 extra functional.

Epperson Mountaineering Large Climb Pack

Epperson Mountaineering Large Climb Pack
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This spacious bag from Epperson Mountaineering has a 22.5 L capacity, enough room for a full weekend’s worth of clothes and gear. It’s made from robust 1000 Denier Cordura nylon and has an interior laptop sleeve, a padded bottom, and a climbing spec carabiner closure. It comes in green, blue, black, and orange. But our favorite is the multicolor.

Loyal Stricklin Field Pack

Loyal Stricklin Field Pack
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This impressive backpack from Nashville’s Loyal Stricklin has plenty of room for all of your everyday essentials. It’s handcrafted from waxed canvas with leather accents and antique brass hardware. Features include a large main compartment, a padded 16″ laptop pocket, a deep zippered front pocket, dual water bottle pockets, and a mesh padded back.

Persistence of Vision Backpack

Persistence of Vision Backpack

There are some pretty cool backpacks on the market with LED screens, but this one from Yihong Technology works its visual magic differently. It uses a spinning fan blade with 510 flickering LEDs that display moving images using a persistence of vision illusion. It’s just for advertising and not carrying things, though.

BruMate BackTap

BruMate BackTap
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This unique backpack cooler has a built-in tap for dispensing drinks wherever your adventures take you. It holds up to three gallons of liquid, a dozen 12 oz. cans, or five wine bottles in its removable stainless steel liner. It can be carried on your back, like a bucket, or over your shoulder with an optional strap.

Cotopaxi Tasra Del Día Backpack

Cotopaxi Tasra Del Día Backpack
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Cotopaxi’s playful backpacks are handmade from a collage of repurposed nylon. Each Del Día bag features a one-of-a-kind mix of fabrics selected by its maker and lovingly assembled into a work of wearable art. The 16-liter Tasra backpack has a large main compartment, two front pouches, numerous organizer pockets, and a padded laptop sleeve.

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