Are you a road warrior? Constantly traveling from town to town for work trips? Then you need a good carry-on bag that can get you through the next couple of days. Everyday Carry offers their advice about some of the best backpacks, duffels, and other easy-to-travel-with bags out there.
THE BEST Bags
Roark’s oversize backpack has a 55-liter capacity, making it ideal for longer outings. It’s got tie-down elastic straps, a dedicated laptop compartment, hidden passport pocket, and much more, and is made from water-repellent ripstop nylon. We especially appreciate the side handle for carrying in and out of tight airplane aisles.
Everyday Carry celebrates the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect our country, with a selection of great gear made by veteran-owned businesses or made by veterans themselves. By purchasing one of these bags, knives, tools, or wallets, you show your support for those who make personal sacrifices for all.
This 30-liter capacity backpack is useful for everyday carry, but also 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.
Small in size, but big on style, Herschel Supply’s Trade Carry On in “Creepers Black” is your TSA-approved way to bring snakes on a plane. And centipedes. Measuring 21.5″ x 14″ x 9″, the four-wheel ABS hard-shell luggage has a retractable handle, neoprene padded handles, two-way zipper, and black-and-white striped fabric liner.
This heavy duty, waxed canvas roll-up has space for lots of loose tools or other small items. It has multiple interior pockets with hook-and-loop or zipper closures, and a reassuring buckle to keep it rolled tight. It’s also available as a wrench roll with deep, zippered pouches.
It can be a pain to carry lots of camera gear. Cotton Carrier’s SlingBelt is an ergonomic waistband that can securely hold cameras with its twist-lock mount, as well as hold lenses in its bucket and dry bag. An optional tether provides safety for your camera, and add-ons can carry a second camera or even a tripod.
Waterfield Designs presents the ultimate under seat bag for frequent flyers. Made from ballistic nylon or canvas, and leather, the bag has a large main compartment for clothes, a mobile office compartment with a padded laptop area, organizers for pens, chargers, and other accessories, and a pair of end pockets with arced zippers.
Mission Workshop’s weatherproof laptop messenger bag means business. It offers 22L of internal space, with an expandable main compartment, a padded 15″ laptop pocket, multiple zippered pockets, mesh compartments, and can be upgraded with Arkiv accessories. Pre-order by 10/10/19, and receive $160 in free add-ons.
While 5.11’s tactical bag is designed to ride in the passenger seat of police cars, there’s no reason you can’t use it too. It holds up to 39 liters of gear, and has got tons of useful organization compartments and straps for tools and other accessories, and it can attach securely to your seat, or be carried like a messenger bag.
A smartly-designed organizer for your everyday essentials. It’s made from long-lasting Cordura fabric, and has exterior pockets for writing instruments and a notebook, along with a zippered pouch for cables, small tools, and other accessories. Each one is made to order in your choice of 81 different color combinations.
This officially-licensed backpack is inspired by the design of NASA astronauts’ classic orange flight suits, complete with mission patches. It’s got room for a 15-inch laptop inside, as well as multiple exterior pockets, and a roll top for maximum packing efficiency.
Keep all your gear organized and quickly accessible with one of Everyday Carry’s 10 picks for the best laptop bags for heading back to school this year. Whether you prefer a backpack or messenger-style bag, they’ve got some great options to choose from, from slim and minimal packs to ones with lots of compartments.
Improve the way you pack and unpack with these compression packing cubes. With their super stretchy mesh tops, they let you pack an incredible amount in a small space. The set includes small, medium, and large sizes, and is 48% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.
Hazard4’s military-style backpack is perfect for carrying all your photo gear. It’s got room for up to a 16″ laptop, has padded, adjustable organizers for a camera and lenses, and accessory pouches. It smooth outer shell won’t flap while riding a motorcycle, and has mounting points for tie-downs and other add-ons.
This nylon carrier offers a great way to transport large water bottles up to 32oz. It offers a drawstring bottle compartment, along with zippered pouches for small accessories, and comes with a padded shoulder strap, hand loops, and mounting points for carrying versatility. Also available in 25oz., 40oz. and 64oz. sizes.
Accessory maker Ragged Edge’s grooming bag is made from marine-grade materials like sailcloth and a corrosion-resistant zipper. It wipes clean, and provides a barrier to keep leaky products from seeping into your luggage. They also make wallets, duffels, and bags from the same materials.
This heavy duty set includes a 28″ x 14″ roll with 22 pockets for wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers and such, along with another 10 dedicated pockets for varying sizes of sockets. The smaller 12″ x 8.5″ six-pocket pouch holds drill bits, allen wrenches and other small items.
Keep all your portable gadgets, cables, chargers, and other small accessories organized with these handsome bags from Jelly Comb. They provide elastic loops for cables, mesh pockets for chargers and phones, memory card storage, and the large and thicker versions even have room for an 11″ tablet.
Uncharted Supply Co’s comprehensive bug-out kit is packed with 35 items to help you survive in just about any kind of emergency. The bag itself is made of lightweight, durable tarpaulin, and can be used as a floatation device. Available in grey or black. Detailed unboxing video here.
Colfax Design Works‘ Project TOAD Dry Bag is waterproof and submersible to under 3ft of water for 30 minutes, thanks to its seam sealing construction and air tight zippers. It also has a buoyancy valve that can inflate or deflate the bag. It has a 40L capacity. Available in black or camo.
This premium spinner-style checked luggage is perfect for bringing home extra goodies you bought while on vacation. It provides a sturdy hardshell to protect contents, and a center section that an expand up to 47%. Its dual-caster wheels spin smoothly and effortlessly too.
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