If you're looking for a new backpack that stands out and stands up to anything you throw at it, feast yours eyes on the Chrome Soyuz Backpack ($180). With a techy-industrial-athletic look, this rugged roll-top bag features a dual compartment design with a weatherproof, seam-sealed main chamber as well as a separate padded laptop compartment. Made of 1,000 denier cordura, the Soyuz has tons of inside pockets for miscellaneous storage, top and a side access, an ergonomic EVA compression molded back panel, airmesh strap construction, and four waterproof external cargo pockets. We've put the Soyuz through its paces for a month now and couldn't be happier. We've gotten more comments from strangers about it than any other bag we've carried. The good news is that the Soyuz has the braun to back up its good looks.