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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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!
Herschel Supply Co. emblazoned the logo and slogan of skateboard truck maker Independent on some of its most popular products, including the Packable Duffle Bag and the Packable Daypack. Available in three colorways, and perfect for skateboard fanatics.
Satechi’s laptop case is covered with a stylish nylon fabric that protects your laptop and small items from getting wet when it starts to rain. The main compartment is also fully padded to protect against sudden drops and scratches. Available in 13″ and 15″ sizes.