EastPak gives its most famous backpack a trendy twist while still keeping its price somewhat modest. The Padded Pak’r’s Sukajan edition is made of soft and shiny nylon and is decorated with either a tiger or a crane stitching.
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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.
More than just for pencils. Bellroy’s fabric pouch has stiff ends that let you fold it wide open like a tray, making it a great organizer and travel buddy for keys, cables, headphones, and more. It also has pull loops on both ends for easier handling. Available in black or gray.
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.
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 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.
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.
Outlier uses its highly water-resistant Supermarine cotton fabric to create a simple rolltop bag. Put wet clothing in the Supermarine Rollie to keep your other belongings dry. The bag is breathable enough that the items inside will still dry, preventing mold and foul odors.
A unique briefcase design that has a built-in structure which lets you use it as an impromptu seat. It’s made from a waterproof cloth and has a seatbelt material shoulder strap along with carrying handles. Note: The ZLAY logo doesn’t appear on the bag – it’s just a watermark.
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