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Awesome Backpacks

Alpaka Elements Travel Backpack System

Alpaka Elements Travel Backpack System

Alpaka’s versatile 35L backpack manages to carry up to a week’s worth of clothes, along with your laptop, tablet, everyday gear, and more. It works its magic via a system of packing cubes, organizational pouches, and exterior straps. Its shell is made from weatherproof fabric sealed with waterproof YKK zippers.

Hyperlite Unbound Camping System

Hyperlite Unbound Camping System

Outdoor gear maker Hyperlite presents a series of essential pieces for safe and comfortable camping: the Unbound 40 – a 40-liter backpack, the Unbound 2P, a three-season tent, and the 20-Degree Quilt, a warm and cozy goose down quilt. Each item is designed to minimize weight and maximize protection from the elements.

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Niko Camera Backpack 3.0

Niko Camera Backpack 3.0
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Chrome’s latest camera backpack is ready to carry and protect your photography gear in the field. Its side- and top-access main compartment has modular dividers for holding a large camera, lenses, or a drone. It’s got room for a 15″ laptop in its padded sleeve, and multiple pockets for organizing small accessories.

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.

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.

Incase Transfer 2-Way Tote

Incase Transfer 2-Way Tote
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The stylish Transfer 2-Way Tote is a zippered daily-carry bag that converts to a backpack with adjustable and removable shoulder straps. A spacious main compartment stores all the day’s essentials, and a padded, faux-fur interior cuddles a laptop up to 16 inches. Pockets hold everything from inks to drinks.

BeachBack Beach Lounger

BeachBack Beach Lounger

This clever beach lounger folds into a backpack in seconds. In backpack mode, it’ll hold up to 35 liters of your towels, swimsuits, suntan lotion, and hats. In sunbed mode, you get a reclining backrest, a padded mattress, a wind-resistant towel, and a sun canopy. It’s also got an insulated pocket for keeping drinks cool.

Nixon Escape 45L Duffel Bag

Nixon Escape 45L Duffel Bag
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Nixon’s 45L Escape can be carried over the shoulder like a duffel bag or worn as a backpack. It has a spacious main compartment, a zippered pocket on the inside of its lid, and exterior straps which can hold a skateboard. It’s made from a mix of polyester and recycled plastics, including some pulled from the ocean.

VaultPack Backpack Vault

VaultPack Backpack Vault

Whether you need to carry gear for work or play, the VaultPack is a great way to keep organized on the go. The two-part backpack has a soft outer shell and a waterproof inner bin which keeps gear in separate sections for quick access. Its exterior can be customized with modular pockets and loops for holding various small items.

Topo Designs Mountain Duffel

Topo Designs Mountain Duffel
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This large duffel bag has a 40-liter capacity and features a large main compartment, a mesh pocket for separating delicates, and dual zippered storage pockets on the outside. Built-in backpack straps make it easy to carry when hiking. It comes in three vibrant color combinations as well as solid black for a more understated look.

Zology Camping Chair Cooler

Zology Camping Chair Cooler
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This folding chair gives you a place to sit when camping, hiking, fishing, or waiting in long lines. Under its seat is a cooler bag that holds snacks and drinks, along with pockets for a water bottle and small accessories. The chair holds up to 331 lb. and can be carried backpack style. It folds up to just 1.2″ thick when not in use.

Everlasting Comfort Cooler Backpack

Everlasting Comfort Cooler Backpack
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This large-capacity cooler backpack holds up to 54 cans and ice. Its side pockets provide space for four bottles of wine or other spirits, and its front zippered pocket is ideal for utensils and other accessories. Its insulated main compartment keeps contents cool for up to 24 hours.

Rothco Military Trauma Kit

Rothco Military Trauma Kit
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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.

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Hot Wheels Portable Nintendo Switch Dock Backpack

Hot Wheels Portable Nintendo Switch Dock Backpack

In 2017, Mattel wanted to get in on the Nintendo Switch craze and created a limited-edition backpack that made the handheld console no longer handheld. Ultimately, only three of the $980 backpacks were produced. Peter Knetter offers his take on this electric blue oddity that may or may not have actually existed.

Outernative JackBag

Outernative JackBag

This versatile windbreaker has the ability to transform into a backpack. In jacket mode, it’s got 14 pockets, including places to keep your phone, credit cards, earbuds, passport, eyeglasses, and even large items like a laptop or tablet. In addition to black, it comes in highly-reflective silver fabric for nighttime visibility.

Project 8020 Waterproof Backpack

Project 8020 Waterproof Backpack

Thanks to its waterproof, submersible construction, this roll-top backpack is ideal for waterfall hikes, riding the rapids, or even surfing. It’s made using sustainable materials, including recycled plastic bottles. It has an interior pocket that holds a 16″ laptop, two exterior zippered pockets, and two Molle strips on front.

GORUCK Rucker 4.0 and Rucker Long Range

GORUCK Rucker 4.0 and Rucker Long Range

The Rucker 4.0 and the Rucker Long Range backpacks are built for training while carrying a load. Both bags offer plentiful storage, MOLLE-compatible webbing, and heavy-duty CORDURA construction. The 4.0 has Velcro instead of zippers inside for durability, while the Long Range has extra cargo space for extended treks.

Baboon to the Moon Go-Bags

Baboon to the Moon Go-Bags
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Baboon to the Moon’s colorful bags are perfect for trips from 1 to 5 days. They feature a large main compartment for clothing, shoes, and toiletries and can be carried backpack, duffel, or suitcase-style. They’re made from waterproof materials, with premium YKK zippers. Available in Mini (32L), Small (40L), and Big (60L) sizes.

MIER Waterproof Backpack

MIER Waterproof Backpack
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This 30-liter capacity backpack is useful for everyday carry and is designed to keep everything inside dry, even in a torrential downpour. Its roll-top seal ensures water can’t get in, while its soft TPU construction repels water from every other direction.

Icemule Pro XL Cooler Bag

Icemule Pro XL Cooler Bag
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Icemule’s waterproof cooler backpack has a 33-liter capacity – enough space for up to 24 cans plus ice to keep them cool. PolarLayer insulation foam helps keep ice solid for 24 hours or more, while a valve lets air in for increased insulating as well as buoyancy so it can float.

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Waterfield Tuck Backpack

Waterfield Tuck Backpack
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Despite its compact looks, the Tuck backpack is quite spacious. It’s got padded compartments that can hold a 16-inch M1 MacBook Pro AND a 12.9-inch iPad, a large center storage space, and stretchy side pockets for an umbrella and a water bottle. It comes in full-grain leather with ballistic nylon or waxed canvas versions.

The Ultimate Boardgame Backpack

The Ultimate Boardgame Backpack
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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.

Deckers X Lab NVRSTP 19-25 Backpack

Deckers X Lab NVRSTP 19-25 Backpack
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You can never have too many pockets. Especially with 19 of ‘em distributed on the front and back of this innovative daypack for easy access without slowing your pace. The NVRSTOP 19-25 slips over your head to comfortably distribute weight better than backpacks. Holds 25 liters (40 with roll top).

Topo Designs Rover Leather Backpack

Topo Designs Rover Leather Backpack

Colorado’s Topo Designs set out to make a backpack that’s equally at home in the city or the great outdoors. The Rover has a water-resistant Cordura upper section and a handsome Horween leather base. Its main compartment is spacious, and there’s a laptop sleeve, an easy access front pocket, and side water bottle pockets.

Fire-Breathing Backpack

Fire-Breathing Backpack

Inventor and maker Colin Furze has been making weapons and vehicles inspired by Far Cry 6. We’ve seen his fireworks backpack, now check out a backpack that belches huge plumes of fire to its sides. In the game, the so-called “Furiosa” backpack can also fly like a jet pack, though.

Best Laptop Bags 2021

Best Laptop Bags 2021

Whether you’re traveling, going to school, or working from Starbucks, you need a good way to carry your laptop. Everyday Carry picked dozen of their favorite laptop bags – mostly backpacks – with padded laptop compartments, and thoughtful storage for your daily essentials. We dig the military look of the Goruck GR2.

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