Most of the time when you see a leather bag, it’s stitched and maybe glued together. But builder Jimmy Diresta is used to working with more substantial hardware than that, so he set about handcrafting a rugged, squared-off bag using metal rivets to hold it together.
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This compact pouch has four pockets, offering up space for a pocket knife, lighter, phone, mini flashlight, pen, and more. It can be easily attached to MOLLE straps or other bags using a sturdy aluminum carabiner, and also has a belt loop attachment. Available in several colors.
This rugged duffel bag from Prometheus Design Werx maximizes storage space with its squared-off shape. It’s great for carrying all kinds of supplies for overlanding and camping. It has a rain flap around its zipper, mesh organizer pockets, and two removable EDCO panels. It also has a spot for optional content identification patches.
Father’s Day 2020 is on Sunday, June 21. Don’t forget to do something nice for your Pops, and grab him a nice gift he can use all year long. Everyday Carry picked 25 great gifts that serve a purpose, including pocket tools, electronic gadgets, watches, wallets, bags, and fitness gear. There’s something for every kind of dad on the list.
Backpacks and messenger bags are great, but when you just need to carry the basics, sling bags make a great alternative. They offer multiple carrying options, and room for tools, chargers, cables, pens, wallets, phones, and more. Everyday Carry shares their top sling bag picks, We really love that hardshell Hazard 4 Bandoleer.
Designed for everyday travel without bulk, Chrome’s compact sling bag has a padded laptop sleeve that holds up to a 13″ Macbook Pro, along with organizer pockets for accessories, including one that’s lined for sunglasses or a phone. Wear it front or rear across your body, or as a waist pack.
The ideal bag for carrying small tools, gadgets, and other everyday items. It’s made from rugged 900D fabric, has dual zippered interior compartments, exterior webbing, Molle attachments, and a reflective patch for visibility. Plus, its padded strap is designed for left or right shoulder wear.
This mid-sized pack comes loaded with dozens of useful first aid supplies which can help save lives in the right hands. The kit includes bandages, ointments, splints, wraps, medication, gloves, shears, a digital thermometer, survival blanket, and many more useful emergency items. Full list here. LifeStraw shown, but not included.
Ideal for carrying all shapes and sizes of gear, Propper’s Bail Out Bag features MOLLE-compatible loops on the front and sides as well as in its main compartment. It also has a stretchy mesh side pocket, M4 mag pouches, and drain holes throughout. Available in black or brown.
Gatura’s elongated pouch is perfect for carrying knives, pens, flashlights, and other pocket tools. It’s made from rugged Cordura fabric, and has a sturdy YKK zipper. It has a roomy main compartment, along with exterior pockets for your favorite tools. Measures appx. 7.9″ x 3.1″ x 2.2″, and available in a variety of color combos.
Made from 18oz waterproof tarpaulin, Amabilis’ mid-size duffel keeps items inside dry. It’s main compartment holds 25 liters, and an external pocket provides a safe spot for smartphones or other small items. Also available in a 46 liter size. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop with code SPRINGSAVE15. (Expires 3/24/20)
This large-capacity pack can carry up to 30 cans and 8 small ice packs in its main compartment. It’s insulated with high-density foam, has a leak-proof liner, and its outside is water repellant. The bag has a large front zipper pocket, a top zipper pocket, and side mesh pockets.
This durable 600D nylon pouch is perfect for carrying all kinds of small gear, from tools to flashlights to knives. It’s got a multitude of interior compartments, along with bands for keeping items from sliding around, and a removable map sleeve. It straps easily to MOLLE webbing, belts, and backpacks too. Measures 9″ x 5.5″ x 2.5″.
6 Pack Fitness‘ bag will help you keep your meal prep in check, with room for three meals each day, each stored in a Sure-Lock container. Its interior is insulated, and keeps cool for up to 8 hours with its included gel pack. Its side pockets are good for water bottles, while its front zipper pocket holds utensils.
We’ve had our share of backpacks that fell apart at the seams, and didn’t stand up to wear and tear. That won’t be the case with these rugged bags that Everyday Carry picked just for their durability. Whether you’re looking for a pack for the great outdoors, or just getting through the urban jungle, they’ve got you covered.
We dig the structured and clean looks of Venque’s stylish pack. The stonewashed fabric makes it stand out from the crowd, while its interior offers plentiful space for your everyday gear, and has a padded compartment for up to a 15.4″ laptop. Available in matte grey or dark olive. Save 15% in The Awesomer Shop.
Waterfield proves that just because you work out, you don’t have to look sloppy. The Bootcamp gym bag is compact and structured, and fits perfectly into lockers and cubbies. It has exterior pockets for two water bottles and your phone, a large main compartment with waterproof zippers. Available in waxed canvas or ballistic nylon.
D4bgs versatile bag has space for all your everyday items like a phone, cables, pens/pencils, pocket tools, and more. It’s made from a mix of sturdy Cordura fabrics with a nylon lining, and has a padded sleeve inside, and Molle webbing on front. It can be worn over the shoulder, around the waist, or strapped to a bike frame.
If you’re a frequent traveler, you want to know exactly where all of your stuff is. Everyday Carry highlights eight bags which have built-in organization systems to keep your clothes, accessories, and other gear neat and easy to access. That HEXAD Access duffel looks perfect for the kind of trips we often take.
Klein Tools’ Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack lets you carry and organize numerous tools in a convenient and portable package. It has 48 pockets, including ones in a removable caddy with a carrying handle, as well as a d-ring and metal hook for easy hanging.
Next time you offer to make drinks at a friend’s party, bring the bar with you. Jillmo’s bartender bag has padded pockets for carrying liquor bottles, a cocktail shaker, and a full set of bar tools. It’s got a shoulder strap for easy carrying, and is made from waterproof materials. Available with or without tools. Liquor not included.
This highly structured pack offers lots of room for all kinds of gear, with a large main compartment for items like a camera or headphones, a padded laptop section for a 16″ MacBook pro, a side-access tablet pocket, and a hip-side power pocket with a cable port. Save 69% off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.
Mission Workshop’s large messenger bag is made from two-layer VX fabric, which resists tears and abrasions, and beads water. Its interior offers a 15″ laptop pocket, a 24-liter main compartment with enough room for a change of clothes, and multiple pockets for organizing smaller items. Comes in black, slate, or white.
Trade in your stinky old exercise tote for Pendleton’s rugged, but refined, wool blanket bag. The cylindrical Crested Butte Gym Bag is Western style at its best, sized for a change of clothes, toiletries and towel, plus exterior and interior pockets for your small stuff. Has a practical polyester lining and a removable shoulder strap.
Luggage maker Away partnered with color experts Pantone to create this limited-edition series of bags, done up in the 2020 color of the year Classic Blue. The hard-shell roller bags come in four sizes, and can be ordered with or without a built-in USB battery pack. Hand-painted personalization is also available.
If you’re going to schlep to work every day, you should be prepared for whatever the day might throw at you. A good bag is a good place to start, and Everyday Carry shares their top picks for backpacks, briefcases, and messengers for your daily essentials. We’re fans of the cavernous Manhattan Portage Deluxe Computer Bag.