Even if you aren't Bruce Wayne, you still need space to stow away all your gadgets when you're on the job — the Coach Bleecker Utility Tote ($400) has a pocket for everything. Outside pockets on the sides and front give you quick access to frequently-used items, while the zippered interior has slots for your more valuable gear, and at 15 inches wide, it's just the right size to fit your MacBook. Available in olive or navy canvas with leather trim, it's the perfect companion to your casual workday getup (even if it doesn't come in black).
When you have no choice but to travel with a bunch of gadgets, your biggest concern is getting them to your destination in one piece. The Cocoon Slim Backpack ($80) takes the stress out of traveling with your gear, so you can worry about making it to your flight on time. The main pocket has sleeves designed to fit a 15-inch macbook pro and an iPad (both are made from faux suede to prevent scratches). The secondary pocket features a rubberized, woven elastic organization system that holds your gear in infinitely-customizable configurations. Water resistant nylon on the exterior and waterproof zippers keep everything dry throughout the trip. And at three and a half inches deep, it's the perfect size to carry on.
Even if you don't spend your weekdays working outside, you can still add a touch of outdoorsy ruggedness to your daily carry with the Filson Tote Briefcase ($360). It's made in the USA, and constructed from durable cotton twill, oil-finish tin cloth, and lined with dry-finish shelter cloth. Plenty of pockets on the outside, and two dividers on the inside let you organize everything you need for the day, while bridle leather straps secure it closed. Available in either tan or otter green.
While new to the game, the folks at Everlane know a thing or two about making great bags. Now they're taking a totally new approach to classic carryalls with the Everlane Reverse Denim Collection ($30-$95). They've combined two fabrics normally relegated to pants into one sturdy, stylish material. By turning denim inside out and fusing it with khaki twill, they created great-looking, waterproof weekenders, backpacks, totes and dopp kits that won't blow your travel budget. Stitched leather accents and straps finish out these rugged accessories that you won't want to leave home without.
When is a backpack not a backpack? When it's part of the Bootlegger Modular Pack System ($190). This new series of bags is based on a single Triple-Tamp Suspension back panel that connects to each of the bags and provides the shoulder straps, while also allowing for instant adjustment of the fit, moving the bag closer or farther away from your back depending on the conditions. The full set includes the suspension, a hydration pack, a normal day pack, and a dry pack and should ship this summer; other combinations that only include the suspension and one or two of the bags are also available. But where's the point in that?