Awesome Backpacks

The Field Rucksack

The Field Rucksack

A pack that combines urban style with outdoor ruggedness. It holds a plethora of gear, with numerous zippered compartments, a fleece-lined front gadget pocket, a padded 15″ laptop compartment, a thermal pocket for drinks, and a sturdy, water-repellant outer shell.

Mifland Rolltop Rucksack

Mifland Rolltop Rucksack
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A stunning leather backpack designed for both function and looks. Milfland uses a mid-weight, supple leather, and makes each bag to order. Available in natural, black, ivory, and a nifty safety stripe design.

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Stanley Backpack

Stanley Backpack
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Made by the awesomely named Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger, this compact and highly structured backpack is made from durable felt, and available in Copper, Charcoal with green trim or Elephant Grey with purple trim. Holds up to a 15″ laptop.

Matador Freerain24 Backpack

Matador Freerain24 Backpack

This packable backpack is perfect for traveling light. When you need it, the sturdy Cordura fabric pack holds up to 24L of gear, then it folds up and stores in a compact bag that can fit in the palm of your hand when you’re done. (Thanks, Chase!)

Slicks Modular Backpack

Slicks Modular Backpack

Designed to be an all-in-one bag, Slicks has two optional modules: a garment bag to keep your suit wrinkle-free, and a clothes bag that comes with a laundry bag and a dopp kit. The backpack itself has a 15″ laptop compartment and a shoe compartment.

The Day & Night Bag

The Day & Night Bag
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Wilmington Rustic’s unique backpack is the perfect combination of textiles, contrasting between waterproof canvas up top, and full-grain leather below. Measures 11.81″ x 3.94″ x 15.75″ inch, and available in grey or green-brown canvas.

48Hr Classic Bag

48Hr Classic Bag

A versatile leather bag. The 48Hr Classic can be carried as a briefcase, a backpack or a messenger bag. It has an easy access flap and removable dividers and can expand to add 70% more space. Available in brown and black.

Freestyle BivyPack

Freestyle BivyPack

A backpack that’s also a tiny single-person tent. The Freestyle Bivypack’s main compartment has a 40L capacity, and there’s 10L more on its exterior pockets. Its carbon fiber frame doubles as the tent poles and it’s made mostly of waterproof nylon.

Booq Slimpack

Booq Slimpack
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Booq’s latest bag is perfect for cameraphiles, providing storage for 1 or 2 DSLRs, 4 mid-size lenses, a large zoom lens, and a 12″ MacBook or 10″ iPad. Its padded dividers protect delicate items, and plentiful pockets help keep gear organized. It can even hold a tripod on back.

5.11 Ignitor Backpack

5.11 Ignitor Backpack

The Ignitor is the ultimate backpack for outdoor living. It’s got compression straps, a suspension system for load bearing and comfort, and MOLLE webbing for compatibility with a wide variety of gear. It can even carry a hunting rifle. Available in sandstone or black.

Under-The-Jack-Pack

Under-The-Jack-Pack

Betabrand’s Under-The-Jack-Pack is a slim laptop bag for 13″ or 15″ laptops that can be concealed under jackets and other outerwear for safety or mobility. It also has enough space for your laptop charger and other gadgets.

Ducks in a Row Backpack

Ducks in a Row Backpack

A leather backpack designed with cycling-friendly features, such as handlebar straps so you won’t have to sweat with the bag on your back while biking, a touchscreen-friendly rear pocket, a rain cover and slots for a helmet and a flashlight.

Ascend MS3300 Trail Pack

Ascend MS3300 Trail Pack
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A substantial, but value-priced backpack for outdoor adventure. Holds 3300 cubic inches of gear, with lots of pockets, gear loops, a sleeping bag compartment, dual water bottle pockets, a load support system, an adjustable back panel with ventilation, and a rain cover.

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SSCY Tack Sling Bag

SSCY Tack Sling Bag
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A rugged backpack that doubles as a tote bag. The Tack Sling has two main roll-top compartments, and you can use the compressible space between them to carry large or oddly-shaped objects. Made of water-resistant duck cotton canvas.

Timbuk2 Alcatraz Custom Backpack

Timbuk2 Alcatraz Custom Backpack
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Unlike most backpacks, Timbuk2 lets you customize your pack with numerous styles of nylon, water resistant, canvas, wool or specialty textiles. The Alcatraz is modern and versatile, with plentiful storage and compartments for up to a 17″ MacBook Pro and an iPad.

Outlier x Boreas Ultrahigh Duffle

Outlier x Boreas Ultrahigh Duffle
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Outlier’s update to its lightweight rolltop duffle bag comes with an all-black edition of Boreas’ Hopper daypack, which fits inside the duffle bag but can also be taken on its own. You also get Boreas’ Super-Tramp backpack straps, which can be used with either bag.

Ventra Gear Mainframe

Ventra Gear Mainframe

The Mainframe is a lightweight accessory that adds a breathable mesh lining and some space between your backpack and your back to minimize sweat and discomfort. Available soon in three sizes for $75 (USD). More here.

REI 24 Pack Backpack Cooler

REI 24 Pack Backpack Cooler
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From REI’s new casual camping collection evrgrn. The 24 Pack Backpack Cooler can carry up to 24 12oz. cans. Its insulated inner bag is removable for easy cleaning. It also has a large external pocket and a small inner pocket. Available in blue or gray.

Rever Urban Drawstring Bag

Rever Urban Drawstring Bag

A stylish, minimal backpack for those days when you don’t want to lug around 20 pounds of gear everywhere you go. The Rever is made from water-repellant canvas with leather trim, and has two carabiner loops for hooking on small accessories.

Alchemy Carry-on

Alchemy Carry-on
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Alchemy’s AEL008 carry-on can be used as a shoulder bag, duffle bag or backpack. It has water-resistant zippers, easy-access A4 and document pockets and a separate 15″ laptop compartment with an eject mechanism.

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HEX x Roark Revival Bags

HEX x Roark Revival Bags
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HEX teamed up with Roark Revival to create a series of stylishly rugged bags for outdoor adventures. The Mule backpack and Smuggler duffel provides space for long journeys, while the Runner pack is great around town. Made from water resistant PV-coated cotton.

iBackPack

iBackPack

A bag and gadget cache in one. The basic model has a 10,000mAh battery, 4 USB ports, a retractable power cord, Bluetooth speaker and an anti-theft alarm (via an app). Optional features include a Wi-Fi hotspot and GPS tracking.

Rareform

Rareform

Rareform makes surfboard bags, backpacks and other bags and accessories out of discarded billboard vinyls. The vinyls are inspected and cleaned before being cut. The upcycled material ensures each Rareform product is unique.

BankNote Backpack

BankNote Backpack

The BankNote backpack is made of water-resistant canvas with leather accents outside and cork fabric inside. It also has a padded laptop compartment. Available in four colors with white or black strap.

The MULE

The MULE

The MULE is a cart for humans. Inventor Melvin McCoy claims it lets you haul up to twice your carrying capacity. Melvin is currently attempting to walk 500 miles  – from Tennessee to Washington DC  – pulling a loaded MULE.

Two Bit Klettersack

Two Bit Klettersack

Ogden Made’s new backpack has plentiful space for outdoor adventures, with a padded sleeve for a 15″ laptop, a top exterior pocket, and tension-lock side straps for securing long items. The optional Monte module carries camera gear too.

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