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Backpacks

Icon 1000 Slingbag

Icon 1000 Slingbag
$115  Buy Link Comment

Icon 1000’s Slingbag combines the benefits of a backpack and a messenger bag. It has only one strap, so it’s easy to swing the bag to the front and get to your stuff. But its strap and Fidlock closure also ensure a snug and secure fit. It also comes with a tool roll.

Mammut Spindrift 14

Mammut Spindrift 14
$200  Buy Link Comment

Mammut’s unique backpack is primarily designed for ski touring. But this 14-liter bag is also great for anyone looking for a light bag with easy access compartments. It has large hip pockets and its main compartment can also be accessed from the back.

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The Ultimate Boardgame Backpack

The Ultimate Boardgame Backpack
$200+  Buy Comment

This oversized pack is just the thing for carrying board games to parties. It has an extendable main compartment for games, pockets for accessories, a notepad slot, two drink holders, and can be expanded with elastic box bands, a dice case, and other add-ons.

Igloo Daytripper Pack

Igloo Daytripper Pack
$75  Buy Comment

The perfect backpack for picnicking and day hikes, the Daytripper offers a duo of separated, leak-resistant cooler compartments, a removable divider for bottles, and includes a bamboo cutting board with cheese knives and a corkscrew. Also available as a tote.

Star Wars Pilot Backpacks

Star Wars Pilot Backpacks
$35  Buy Comment

These bags are designed with multiple pockets for simple organization and are emblazoned with the symbols of various Star Wars pilots, including Han Solo, Rebel Squadron, and AT-AT drivers. They’re half off the original price in The Awesomer Shop today.

Rino Ready Companion

Rino Ready Companion
$289+  Pledge Comment

The Rino Ready Companion is a waterproof and fire-resistant backpack with over 40 emergency supplies for two people. That includes a tent, gas masks, a multitool, various light sources and a first aid kit. You can also get just the bag and its pouches.

Backpacker’s Closet

Backpacker’s Closet
~$238  Buy Comment

Japan has done it again. If you’re looking for a backpack that will easily break your back, check out the Backpacker’s Closet. This bag is so large it’s better to think of it as a beanbag in the form of a backpack. Believe it or not, it’s sold out.

Venque Flypack Briefcase

Venque Flypack Briefcase
~$112+  Pledge Comment

Venque’s versatile briefcase is made from waterproof, dustproof, and abrasion-resistant fabric. It can also be carried as a messenger bag or a backpack. It fits up to a 17″ laptop and has luggage style packing and waterproof toiletry pockets.

Nike x PlayStation Backpack

Nike x PlayStation Backpack
$175  Buy Comment

Nike and PlayStation’s PS x PG backpack matches the gray colorway of the original console and Paul George’s new PG 2.5 signature shoes. It features the PlayStation buttons on the top and the PS logo on the side.

Rothco Military Trauma Kit

Rothco Military Trauma Kit
$195  Buy Comment

Forget cheap drugstore first aid kits. Be prepared for anything with this military-grade pack, which comes packed with useful emergency medical items, from bandages and splints, to a stethoscope, scalpel, blood pressure cuff, burn dressings, and much more.

Matador FreeRain24 2.0 Backpack

Matador FreeRain24 2.0 Backpack
$79  Buy Comment

Matador’s upgrade to its packable waterproof backpack, the FreeRain24 2.0 weighs a mere 6.6oz and packs into the palm of your hand. It has a siliconized waterproof coating, internally sealed seams and adjustable, weight-distributing shoulder straps.

Opposethis Invisible Backpack

Opposethis Invisible Backpack
$166  Buy Comment

Opposethis‘ minimally-styled backpack has a sleek V-shape design that makes both the contents at the top and the bottom easier to reach. It has a dedicated laptop compartment that fits up to 15″ laptops and is made of waterproof nylon. There’s also a 13″ version.

LeanBag Backpack

LeanBag Backpack
~$78+  Pledge Comment

Standley’s LeanBag is the world’s first backpack that you can lean on. It has an aluminum frame that provides ample support for your back, and a rollout sitting pad to protect your butt from dirt. It’s dirt- and water-resistant and has lots of compartments to organize your belongings.

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Bagsmart Xpedition Backpack

Bagsmart Xpedition Backpack
$149+  Pledge Comment

Bagsmart’s Xpedition backpack uses modules that attach to an X-shaped frame using Fidlock magnetic snaps. This not only keeps your items compartmentalized, it also distributes weight evenly, reducing strain when carrying the bag. You can choose from three module sets.

Killspencer K-22 Rucksack

Killspencer K-22 Rucksack
$425-$625  Buy Comment

A simply gorgeous open-top backpack with a structured look and easy access to everyday items. It’s got plentiful storage and with an internal laptop pocket and mesh accessory pocket. It looks best in full-grain leather, but it’s also available in nylon/leather or Cordura.

Roka Transition Pack

Roka Transition Pack
$275  Buy Comment

Roka built the Transition Pack to be the ultimate everyday backpack. It has three zippered interior compartments separated by removable Velcro walls, a dedicated laptop sleeve, and a wet/dry bag. It fully unzips flat for easy access to its interior.

Nauset Pack

Nauset Pack
$235+  Pledge Comment

Nauset Goods’ backpack is an all-in-one adventure kit that’s designed for folks who don’t want to carry a bunch of camping gear. The waterproof bag comes with four chairs, two tables, two blankets, and two hammocks, all packable and can fit inside the bag.

Loctote Flak Sack II

Loctote Flak Sack II
$149  Buy Link Comment

Loctote improves on its one-of-a-kind anti-theft drawstring backpack. The Flak Sack II features an improved fabric that has the highest rating for slash, tear and abrasion resistance. Its locking strap is steel-reinforced, and its straps are also resistant to cutting as well.

HoverGlide Backpacks

HoverGlide Backpacks
$399+  Pledge Comment

Lightning Packs’ Hoverglide Backpacks separate the bag from the straps – and thus your body – with an elastic coupling. This allows the bag to stay suspended as you move, reducing the impact force and stress on your joints. Available in four models.

Victorinox Vx Touring Carry-on

Victorinox Vx Touring Carry-on
$270  Buy Link Comment

This carry-on combines the airport friendliness of a roller bag with the everyday utility of a backpack. Its straps stow away when not in use, and its wheels have a fabric cover to protect your clothes when wearing it as a pack. Has a quick access padded laptop compartment too.

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Best School Backpacks for 2018

Best School Backpacks for 2018

Summer is almost over, and that means it’s time to head back to school. Keep your laptop, battery pack, cables, notebooks, and your other go-to gear organized and at the ready with one of Everyday Carry’s picks for the best school backpacks of the year.

Colfax Adventure Duffle Pack

Colfax Adventure Duffle Pack
$230  Buy Comment

Colfax Design Works‘ rugged and capacious duffle/backpack combo weighs just a little over 1 lb., and is weatherproof and puncture-resistant. It has multiple lashing points on the outside, four grab handles, and carry straps that can be turned into backpack straps.

Integer Camera + Laptop Backpack

Integer Camera + Laptop Backpack
$485  Buy Link Comment

Mission Workshop’s bag is a proper workhorse for anyone who carries photography equipment. It’s got dedicated, padded spaces for a camera, lenses, a laptop, and other gear, and is compatible with Arkiv accessories. Pre-order by 8/29/18, and save $80 with code INTEGER.

Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack

Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack
$178  Buy Link Comment

Klein Tools’ Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack lets you carry and organize numerous tools in a convenient and portable package. It has 48 pockets, including ones in a removable caddy with a carrying handle and a d-ring and metal hook for hanging.

Pakama Backpack Gym

Pakama Backpack Gym
$139+  Pledge Comment

Most workout backpacks are just for your gym clothes, but the Pakama IS the gym. This large, water-resistant rolltop bag comes pre-loaded with 10 pieces of portable fitness gear so you can work out anywhere. A companion smartphone app offers up 500+ exercises.

Peak Design Travel Backpack

Peak Design Travel Backpack
$235+  Pledge Comment

Peak Design’s 45L Travel Backpack is a one-size-fits-all bag. It has stowable straps and handles on the top, side and even on the back. You can also open its main compartment from the front, top, side and back. It’s also waterproof and has anti-pick pocket zippers.

Wolffepack Backpacks

Wolffepack Backpacks
$180-$200  Buy Link Comment

Wolffepack’s backpacks look like normal bags. But they actually have a clever system where the straps are connected to the rest of the bag by a cord. Pulling the lock lets you swing the bag around to the front. A second pull returns the bag to its normal position.

Expedition Backpack

Expedition Backpack
$160  Buy Comment

Despite its name, Six Pack Fitness‘ Expedition Backpack isn’t just for outdoorsmen. Its spacious insulated compartment and included meal containers makes it perfect for gym goers and fitness buffs. It also has enough space for your other items, including your laptop.

Geekon! Board Game Backpack

Geekon! Board Game Backpack
$154+  Pledge Comment

GeekOn!’s Board Game Backpack has an expandable main compartment that makes it easy to load board games, even several at once. It’s also padded and waterproof and has a laptop compartment. GeekOn! also offers optional elastic bands for board game boxes.

Deal: Hydro-Pro Hydration Backpack

Deal: Hydro-Pro Hydration Backpack
$16-$23  Buy Comment

Rehydrate the on the trail and on other outdoor adventures with one of these easy to wear packs. They come with a cushioned bite valve, side pockets, and reflective trim keep you safe and comfortable while forging ahead. Available in 1.5L, 2L, and 3L sizes in The Awesomer Shop.

Yeti Panga Backpack 28

Yeti Panga Backpack 28
$300  Buy Comment

If Yeti’s Panga Duffel bag is too big for your needs, keep an eye out for the company’s newly announced Panga Backpack 28. It has the same waterproof body but in a more compact backpack form. It comes with removable chest and waist straps.

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