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Awesome Backpacks

Datum Trecknos Deuce Backpack

Datum Trecknos Deuce Backpack
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Datum’s 12L backpack can shrink down to a waist bag that still has plenty of pockets and adjustable inserts in its main compartment. The bag also has water-resistant zippers, seatbelt webbing and a lifetime guarantee. Available in olive and black or all black.

Hexad Duffel

Hexad Duffel

Wandrd’s new all-around travel bags. They’re weatherproof and carry-on sized, and have a molded back and padded straps to make them easy to carry as backpacks. The Carryall version has one main compartment while the Access has three main compartments.

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Yeti Panga Duffel

Yeti Panga Duffel
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Yeti’s new duffel bags are ready to get wet and wild. The Panga bags have a waterproof and durable high density nylon outer shell, detachable padded straps that let you carry the bags as backpacks, six lash points and an EVA molded bottom. In 50L, 75L and 100L sizes.

Filson Duffle Pack

Filson Duffle Pack
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Filson’s new duffle bag has padded backpack straps that can be kept inside a dedicated compartment when not in use. It’s made of lightweight and scratch-resistant nylon, has a 15″ laptop compartment and a water-resistant side pocket. Available in brown and green.

VonShef Picnic Backpack

VonShef Picnic Backpack
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This handsome pack comes with everything you need to serve a party of four, including stainless cutlery, plastic glasses and plates, napkins, a chopping board, a corkscrew/bottle opener, and a picnic blanket. Has an insulated cooler compartment, and a wine bottle pocket too.

Recycled Firefighter Gear Bags

Recycled Firefighter Gear Bags
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Dakota Stitch & Design makes bags and other accessories out of used firefighter uniforms, aka bunker gear. Nicole Gibson started the business after her husband, a firefighter, refused to buy expensive diaper bags. She made do with what she had, and the rest is history.

Barebones Living Portable Coolers

Barebones Living Portable Coolers
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Barebones Living has everything from a lunch box-sized cooler that carries up to six 12oz. cans hot or cold for up to 12h, to a trolley-equipped party cooler that can keep up to 96 cans chill or toasty for up to 72h. The large coolers each have a bottle opener zipper pull.

Millican Mavericks Miles Duffle Bag

Millican Mavericks Miles Duffle Bag
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A rugged duffle bag mostly made of recycled canvas. It has an external laptop sleeve, a hidden external pocket with an internal keychain, removable backpack straps, and internal compression straps. Available in 28L and 40L sizes.

Picnic Time Backpack

Picnic Time Backpack
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The perfect companion for outdoor travels, Oniva’s backpack has a two large insulated compartments for keeping foods and drinks cold, along with a large exterior bottle pocket, and a zippered compartment for accessories, maps, and other small items.

Trakke Lecht Backpack

Trakke Lecht Backpack
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A no-nonsense backpack for the modern outdoorsman. The Lecht is a 20L bag made of waterproof waxed cotton canvas. It has a zipped  pouch and two side pockets outside, and a laptop compartment and pocket array on the inside. Available in five colors.

V4 Modular Backpack

V4 Modular Backpack

Black Ember’s latest bag has magnetic locks for adding optional packing cubes and DSLR pouches. You can also add compression straps and external pouches. The adjustable shoulder and sternum straps, frame sheet and mesh back panel will keep you cool and comfy.

Best Backpacks for Rainy Days

Best Backpacks for Rainy Days

There’s nothing worse than being caught out in an unexpected downpour, then getting to your destination to find all the stuff in your backpack is wet. Worry no more when you choose any of the awesome weatherproof packs over on Everyday Carry’s latest shopping list.

Simpsons Donut Backpack

Simpsons Donut Backpack
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State Bicycle Co.’s backpack is decked out in sprinkle-covered donuts, just like the one Homer snarfs down. The weatherproof Cordura bag offers an expandable roll-top, a reflective front panel, and pockets for a water bottle, a bicycle U-lock, and a padded one for a laptop.

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Dr. Martens x Beavis & Butthead

Dr. Martens x Beavis & Butthead
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Mike Judge’s heavy metal doofuses grace Doc Marten’s signature Pascal 8-eye boot. One pair has a white and black colorway, while the other one is in blue and black. A leather backpack and a t-shirt round out the collection.

Mochibag Action DB Pro

Mochibag Action DB Pro

Mochibrand’s latest drawstring backpack is for outdoor enthusiasts. The Action DB Pro is made of DWR fabric, has five separate compartments and rolls up into a palm-sized form for storage. It also has an optional action camera strap, drinking tube clip and more.

VINTA S-Series Camera Backpack

VINTA S-Series Camera Backpack
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Inspired by military packs, but with modern touches like magnetic snaps, a laptop compartment, and padded interior dividers. Holds a DLSR w/ 3 to 5 lenses, and converts to a travel pack. Made from waterproof fabric with leather accents. In charcoal, black, or green.

The 48Hr Switch

The 48Hr Switch

An elegant and versatile bag which quickly transforms between backpack, briefcase, and messenger. It’s got compartments for gadgets and gear, and an expandable main section that can hold clothing and even camera gear. Available in leather or canvas/leather combos.

AER Travel Pack

AER Travel Pack
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The perfect carry-on for road warriors, combining suitcase and backpack. Its main clamshell compartment is ideal for clothes, a ventilated space keeps shoes or dirty laundry separate, while pockets are there for gadgets, laptop, water bottle, and other gear.

HEX x Guy Mariano Skate Pack

HEX x Guy Mariano Skate Pack
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A versatile everyday bag for work and leisure. It holds a 15″ Macbook Pro, gadgets and gear, has a water bottle pocket, and hide-away straps for your skate deck, a pocket for your action camera, and they throw in a smartphone stand for watching videos.

Henty CoPilot

Henty CoPilot

The CoPilot is a modular version of Henty’s patented bag-within-a-bag combo. Choose from two garment bags – messenger or backpack – and four inner bags: a single pocket tube, a dry bag, a messenger bag, or a backpack. It comes in black, navy or camo.

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DeWalt USB Charging Tool Backpack

DeWalt USB Charging Tool Backpack

The DeWalt DGC530 is the perfect pack for carrying tools, with 20 internal pockets, and three more outside. It has a built-in dock for a DeWalt 20V MAX lithium ion battery, dual USB ports, and flat pockets for charging gadgets on the go.

Topo Mountain Duffel

Topo Mountain Duffel

Topo Designs’ 61.4L duffel bag has padded base and side panels so your belongings won’t stick out while you’re carrying the bag. It has stowable backpack straps, a removable shoulder strap and multiple external and internal pockets for organization.

Best Bags for Back to School

Best Bags for Back to School

Everyday Carry provides a guide to the best backpacks to transport your laptop, pens, paper, books, batteries, water bottles, tools, and other gear. From minimal packs like the Topo Designs Y-Pack to rugged military designs like the 5.11 Rush 12, they’ve got you covered.

Fyber Forma Backpacks

Fyber Forma Backpacks
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Taiwan-based Fyber Forma has a line of minimalist backpacks made of Tyvek and nylon. The COS is made of a single layer of Tyvek, while the APO is larger and is made of two layers of heavy Tyvek. Both are water-repellent and have a faux leather bottom.

HP Powerup Backpack

HP Powerup Backpack

The Powerup Backpack can charge up to three devices at once, including a laptop, thanks to its removable 22400mAh battery. Its guide loops and rubber-lined slots secure charging cables neatly. It comes with two microUSB cables and an HP laptop charging cable.

Cloudcover Bags

Cloudcover Bags
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Showers Pass’ rugged, waterproof bags not only offer tons of organized storage, their Transit and Utility backpacks also come with four grommet mountable LED beacon lights and reflective trim for safety, and a removable waist strap that converts to a hip pack.

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