Icemule’s upcoming Boss backpack cooler has 1.2″ thick closed cell foam and a rolltop design to keep food and drinks cold for days. It also has insulated external pockets, MOLLE webbing, bungee cords, ventilated back and carrying straps, and sternum and hip straps.
Lander’s new backpacks have a separate gadget compartment that protects from water and impact. The compartment fits 17″ laptops and also has protected routes for charging cables. The cargo portion has large openings, a microfiber-lined pocket and haul handles.
From rainwear expert Rains comes an elegant take on water-resistant bags. The Weekend Bag is made of a water-resistant fabric with a monochrome and matte finish. It has waterproof zippers, snap buttons, an internal zipped pocket and removable shoulder straps.
Trisha Cheeney’s jackets and bags are made almost entirely out of recycled materials. The insulated jacket uses around 214 plastic shopping bags and fleece made from recycled materials. The windbreaker is made of about 90 bags and mesh made from recycled materials.
Carry all the things. This ginormous denier nylon bag has an impressive 735 inches of free-form interior space, making it great for carrying clothes, shoes, and other soft goods. It’s got a pair of zippered side compartments, and MOLLE webbing pretty much everywhere.
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.