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Nike Sportwear AF1 Backpack

Nike Sportwear AF1 Backpack
$85  Buy Comment

Nike’s slick backpack features a trapezoidal silhouette that makes it look like it dropped in from the prop department of a sci-fi movie. It’s got front webbing for clipping on items, a large top-loading compartment, side zip sections, and a padded 15″ laptop sleeve.

Away Aluminum Luggage

Away Aluminum Luggage
$475-$595  Buy Comment

Away’s aluminum luggage is designed to still look cool as it gets banged up by baggage handlers. All four available sizes come equipped with TSA-approved locks and quiet 360º wheels. The two carry-ons equipped with a removable USB power bank.

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Deal: Rolo Travel Bag

Deal: Rolo Travel Bag
$43  Buy Comment

Get a great deal on this rollup weekender bag. It’s made of waterproof nylon, has mesh inner pockets and a hook to turn it into wardrobe. It can be carried as a shoulder bag but it will also fit in backpack bedroll straps. Save 14% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.

Super Straps Backpack Booster

Super Straps Backpack Booster
$49+  Pledge Comment

BetterBack’s Super Straps is a pair of backpack add-ons that attach to your bag’s straps. When you pull them tight, they distribute the weight away from your neck and shoulders and closer to your spine, making it seem almost half as heavy.

Le Whisper Artist’s Organizer

Le Whisper Artist’s Organizer
$95  Buy Comment

The perfect way for artists and creators of all types to carry the tools of the trade. Measuring 14″ x 10″ x 2″ when closed, Le Whisper’s handmade canvas/leather bag holds dozens of pens, pencils, markers, notepads, and accessories, and even a small tablet.

Tronnovate Swift Backpack

Tronnovate Swift Backpack
$62+  Pledge Comment

Tronnovate’s Swift is a backpack with a unique zigzag zipper system. The arrangement of the zipper’s chain lets you open only the top or bottom half of the bag. It also makes it easy to open the bag fully. The Swift is also lightweight and water-resistant.

10 Great Packable Bags

10 Great Packable Bags

We love to bring home souvenirs from our travels. But our bags are already full of clothes and toiletries. Everyday Carry showcases two handfuls of great bags which pack small enough to carry inside of your luggage so you can return home with more than you left with.

Gobi Gear SegSac Bag

Gobi Gear SegSac Bag
$20+  Buy Link Comment

Like its Hoboroll, Gobi Gear’s SegSac is a lightweight knapsack with four main compartments. Its weight and thin fabric allows it to fit in another bag to help you better organize your gear. Available in 15L, 20L or 30L.

Aer Work Bags

Aer Work Bags
$45-$200  Buy Comment

Aer’s Work is a collection of minimalist bags designed to keep gadgets and other daily essentials protected from the elements. From the cable kit to the large backpack, the bags have a simple all-black water-resistant finish and thoughtfully-designed interior pockets.

Studio Bag & Folio

Studio Bag & Folio
~$90+  Pledge Comment

Newport Works’ Studio Bag and Folio were both designed to carry large sheets of paper. They’re both made of water-resistant fabric and have an ergonomic handle. The Studio is great for everyday art supplies and a laptop, while the Folio is ideal for finished presentations.

Nomad Backpack & Hammock

Nomad Backpack & Hammock
~$240+  Pledge Comment

The Nomad is a 20L backpack with a built-in hammock. It uses an intuitive system of straps and Velcro patches to guide you in unfolding and folding the hammock back with the rest of the bag. It’s made of Cordura 1000 nylon and nylon mesh.

Seventy2 Survival System

Seventy2 Survival System
$350  Buy Comment

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.

This is Ground Sample Box

This is Ground Sample Box
$175  Buy Comment

For a limited time only, luxury leather goods maker This is Ground is selling samples of some of its most popular products. Some were used in photoshoots or travel tests, while some are prototypes. They are boxed randomly, with values ranging from $225 to $1200.

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OtterBox Trooper LT 30 Soft Cooler

OtterBox Trooper LT 30 Soft Cooler
$300  Buy Comment

A rugged soft cooler. The Trooper LT 30 has 2″ wide padded carrying straps that let you haul it as a shoulder bag or as a backpack. Its exterior is resistant to puncturing, water, chemicals and UV light. It also has a pair of mounts for accessories such as the included bottle opener.

Maharishi Upcycled Parachute Bags

Maharishi Upcycled Parachute Bags
$45  Buy Comment

Part of Maharishi’s upcycled collection, the 8219 Rollaway Shopping Bag is made from surplus U.S. Army parachutes. It has reinforced shoulder straps and has snap buttons to keep it compact when rolled up. Available in orange, olive or white.

Kelty Dodger Duffel

Kelty Dodger Duffel
$75  Buy Link Comment

A substantial and rugged duffel, with a substantial 40 liters of capacity. Its fully-padded body provides structure, but retains packing flexibility, and it has grab handles which provide multiple carrying options. Available in five colorways, including a sweet camo combo.

Great Gear Pouches

Great Gear Pouches

So you’ve got lots of gear to carry around on a daily basis, now you need a place to put it all. Our pals at Everyday Carry cataloged some great little pouches for keeping your gear organized, protected, and handy at all times.

Ragged Edge Dopp Kit

Ragged Edge Dopp Kit
$70  Buy Comment

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. For carrying tools, check out the REtool bag.

Rains Scout Bag

Rains Scout Bag
~$110  Buy Comment

The latest in the Danish rain gear maker’s line of waterproof bags. The Scout Bag bears Rain’s trademark minimalist design and matte waterproof fabric. It has a laptop compartment, adjustable straps, and a handle with snap buttons. Available in four colors.

Great Everyday Gym Bags

Great Everyday Gym Bags

Without the proper bag to carry your gear, it’s tough to incorporate the gym into your daily routine. Our pals at Everyday Carry picked out 10 bags which do the trick quite nicely, with compartments that keep workout wear, clean clothes, and water bottles neatly organized.

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Savage Industries EDC One Bag

Savage Industries EDC One Bag
$225  Buy Comment

Adam Savage worked with Mafia Bags to create a carry-all utility bag, the Savage Industries EDC One. The bag is made from upcycled sailcloth and a para-aramid synthetic fiber reinforced base. It has an interior pocket and pen loops as well as a hook-and-loop patch.

Incase NoviConnected Luggage

Incase NoviConnected Luggage
$300  Buy Link Comment

Incase’s 22L NoviConnected luggage is a well-priced option if you’re looking to buy a travel bag with a built-in power bank. Its 10500mAh charger has both USB-A and USB-C ports, and can be monitored via an app. Works in a two-wheel or four-wheel configuration.

Black Ember Citadel Backpacks

Black Ember Citadel Backpacks
$155+  Pledge Comment

Black Ember’s new Citadel pack consists of two matte black bags: one minimal and one modular. Both have a 25L capacity and are IPX-06 waterproof. They have an easy-access top compartment, tuck away shoulder straps, secret back pocket and more.

Lowepro GearUp Pouches

Lowepro GearUp Pouches
$20-$35  Buy Comment

LowePro’s GearUp pouches make it easier to store and carry gadgets, cables and other small essentials. They all have clear and scratch-resistant windows to make it easy to see what’s inside and a double-sided removable panel with lots of elastic keeper straps.

Subtech Pro Drybag 2.0

Subtech Pro Drybag 2.0
$185+  Pledge Comment

Subtech Sports’ 45-liter Pro Drybag is still lightweight, waterproof, airtight and floats on water thanks to its detachable airbag. But it now has detachable straps, waist belt and sternum straps. There’s also a 100-liter variant, and a waterproof tote bag with no airbag.

Lost Lake Mesh Duffel Bag

Lost Lake Mesh Duffel Bag
$69+  Pledge Comment

High Above’s Lost Lake Duffel Bag is a mesh bag made of Phifertex: a fabric that won’t degrade from prolonged exposure to the sun and has an antimicrobial coating. The bag’s easy-access external pocket has a carabiner key clip. Available in two sizes.

Speed Backpack

Speed Backpack
$209+  Pledge Link Comment

The Speed Backpack gets its name from its wealth of magnetically-sealed pockets that can be accessed while you’re carrying the bag. That includes its laptop compartment. It also has self-adjusting straps and is water-resistant. Available in nylon or leather.

Veteran-Made EDC Gear

Veteran-Made EDC Gear

There are tons of great items that we recommend for your daily load out, but we have to give an extra special shout out to Everyday Carry’s latest list – which celebrates gear made by companies owned or operated by the brave men and women who defend our great nation.

Rhake Laptop Backpack

Rhake Laptop Backpack
$365  Buy Link Comment

Like all of Mission Workshop’s backpacks, the Rhake has a two-layer weatherproof construction that keeps your gear and gadgets safe. I has lots of easily accessible pockets, including the exterior side pocket that fits up to 17″ laptops.

JFCADE Arcade Briefcases

JFCADE Arcade Briefcases
$1300  Buy Comment

Jason Fernandez takes retro hard-sided briefcases and kits them out with a Raspberry Pi-powered arcade emulator, an LCD screen, a removable arcade joystick, light-up buttons, and a lithium ion battery pack for portability. Now you can pack your Pac-Man anywhere!

Remanufactured Backpack Duffle

Remanufactured Backpack Duffle
$425  Buy Comment

Stephen Kenn’s Remanufactured Collection are bags made from the canvas of military bags from the ’50s and ’60s. The fabric was cut into squares then sewn back together to create unique bags. The backpack duffle measures 23″x 10.5″x 10.5″.

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