There are quite a few multi-purpose backpacks on the market today, but few can match the functionality of the City Premium 27-Liter Backpack from Timberland. It's water-resistant, and features an integrated battery pack to keep essential travel items — like your smartphone and USB charged devices — juiced up and ready when you need them. The battery is light, water and crush resistant, but most importantly, it saves you from being that guy sitting on the floor next to the nearest power source at the airport, and nobody wants to be that guy.
Ideal for short trips, the Lotuff Holdall Bag will carry your belongings safely and with style. Built using a mix of hand-selected, vegetable-tanned leather and top-grade duck canvas, it features a leather-lined bottom, large interior pockets, an interior zippered drop pocket, a full-length exterior pocket on each side, and an extended zipper for easy access. It's available in black, navy, or chestnut, and handmade in New England.
Most of us load up our packs each and every day, with little thought given to essential things like access, storage space, and structure. Thankfully, the Three Pack backpack from Postalco has all of that covered, and a lot more. Not only does this original design keep the bag snug on your back without bulky frames or thick cushions that reduce space, but it is also thoughtfully divided into three large separate compartments. It also offers double leather-wrapped handles, a cushioned laptop pocket, and Postalco's proprietary Hammer Nylon fabric invented and made in Japan.
Your Macbook is a cold piece of aluminum and glass. Give it a coat of natural warmth with an Ackermann Cattle Hide Laptop Case. Available for the 15" and 13" Macbook Pro as well as the 13" and 11" Macbook Air, these cases feature hide taken from Normande cattle, which it tanned in northern Italy, sturdy Swiss RIRI zippers, and a 4mm wool felt lining that keeps your Mac from getting scratched. For occasions when you don't need your laptop, it also doubles as a document carrier. Manufactured in Germany.
Filson's bags are known for the rugged reliability, but even the toughest of products need some TLC every once in a while. These Filson Restored Bags represent some of the most loved, most used items in the company's arsenal, having been purchased, used and worn until they needed repair, and then built back up by a restoration expert, giving them attributes like weathered fabric, distinctive stitching, and one-of-a-kind patina that you simply can't find on new items.
There are plenty of reasons why you might want to pack an alternative pair of shoes with you for the day, for example if you're hitting the gym after work or have a hot date later on. No one wants to have their plans ruined by soggy shoes that got belted by the elements on their commute. The Ultraolive Taped Seam Dry Bag prevents this unfortunate circumstance by protecting your kicks — up to size 13 — from the elements in a cocoon of 100% cotton that's been finished with DWR, backed with TPU, and had its seams taped, with a roll-down opening with snaphook closure sealing the deal. Literally.
It's not as easy as it should be to find a functional and attractive motorcycle bag. That problem sparked the collaboration between motorcycle builder Wrenchmonkees and Swedish fashion brand Sandqvist. The Sandqvist Wrenchmonkees Bag is the fruit of their labor, complete with roll top closure and adjustable shoulder straps, a padded laptop pocket, and an aluminum frame to attach to your bike. With this bag, the function truly follows the aesthetic.
It may look simple from the outside, but trust us, the Arc'teryx Granville Backpack is far more than an oversized tote. Made from a tight-weave nylon, this bag features seam taping and WaterTight external zippers to offer a high level of water resistance. It also features an internal padded sleeve for laptops up to 15 inches, an internal tablet compartment, a large document sleeve, and an external pocket with key clip for smaller items. Add in the slim, adjustable shoulder straps, padded backpanel, magnetic closure for the top lid, and top grab handle, and you have a versatile bag that's ready to haul your stuff, rain or shine.
You'd be forgiven if you take a quick look at the Able Archer Rucksack and assume its for military-style outdoor outings. In fact, this bag is designed to protect your cameras and other equipment in tough conditions. Built from Mil-spec water-resistant canvas on the exterior and nylon on the interior, this clever bag also features dual side entries to allow fast access to your camera, a neoprene-lined laptop compartment that can hold even a 17-inch model, hidden stash pockets for lens caps, filters, and the like, internal elastics and mesh pockets for organization, and Molle-compatible inside-out webbing.
If you need a pack that's as well suited for the streets as it is for the trails, then look no further than Cotopaxi Backpacks. They're purpose-built for tackling tough trails, day hikes, biking, and skiing, while still looking great for a walk across campus or your commute to work. Better still, the makers of these bags are societally-minded, making sure that a portion of each purchase goes towards helping those in need (whether it's providing education or clean drinking water). Each bag features durable nylon cotton canvas construction, plenty of storage for all your gear, adjustable straps, and much, much more.
Trying to decide between a duffel-style bag or a backpack? With the Brooks Hampstead Holdall Bag, you don't have to choose. Thanks to multi-purpose straps, the bag can be carried over the shoulder, attached to a bike's cargo rack, or worn as a backpack. A roomy main compartment and roll-top design help to accommodate larger loads, and thanks to the water-resistant cotton lining and leather-exterior, it's ready for the elements, too. Hand constructed in Tuscany.
Let's face it: owning a different bag for every possible travel or adventure situation can get a bit cumbersome. But not every bag is suited to every scenario. Enter the Tessel Anti-Gravity Pack System — this modular backpack allows you to customize your bag at will, making it suitable for everything from a weekend trip, to a day hike, to your commute to the office. It uses magnets to allow you to add on backpack components as you need them, leaving behind everything you don't. And with coated fabrics and zippers, it's also pretty resilient against the elements. What more could you want?
Anyone who heads straight from work to the gym knows the hassles that can come from having two different bags for each, or worse, having to stuff sweaty shorts down in with your laptop. The Aer Duffel Pack aims to fix this problem by giving you a main compartment for clothes and gear, a ventilated pocket for your shoes, a separate compartment for your laptop, tablet, and cables, and quick-access side pockets for smaller items like your phone and notebook. On the exterior, you'll find backpack-style straps that make it easy to carry and a rugged exterior of water-resistant ballistic nylon that'll keep whatever's inside safe from the elements.
It's pretty tough to beat a good backpack for a day-to-day carry-all — comfortable, spacious, useful — but odds are that two-strapped bag you have slung over your shoulder doesn't exactly scream professional. If you're looking for a bag that looks appropriate in the office while still keeping everything that makes a backpack great, you need a Shinola Runwell Backpack. Made in the USA from high-quality Horween leather, these bags sport a canvas-lined interior, plenty of pockets, double zippers, a padded laptop sleeve, and much more. So you can comfortably carry all your gear every day, without looking like you're headed to junior high school.
Most bags are can stand up to a little bad weather, but if your bag is going to be exposed to the elements — whether on a roof rack, in a pickup bed, or on the back of an ATV — you'd best get something a bit more rugged. Something like the Filson Dry Duffle Bag. Designed to stand up to the roughest of conditions, its made from vinyl-coated polyester, and features a roll top design with a hook-and-loop closure, quick-dry webbing handles, RF welded seams, adjustable buckle straps to cinch down on the sides, and a removable shoulder strap for easy carrying.
Take one part legendary ruggedness, one part years of photography experience, mix in a healthy dose of high-quality materials, and you end up with something similar to these Filson x Magnum Camera Bags. Combining Filson's knack for making weather-proof bags and Magnum photographers David Alan Harvey and Steve McCurry's knowledge of what a shooter needs — and in what condition — these bags range in size from fully modular sportsman bags to simple totes, and feature lightweight yet water- and abrasion-resistant fabric, padded interiors to keep your gear safe, and classic looks that will be the envy of your Lowepro-toting buddies.
When you're headed out on the road for a long summer trip, you know you need a bag that can hold all your necessary gear, while holding up to whatever punishment you put it through. Entirely made by hand, one piece at a time, the APV Weekend Pack is your perfect travel companion, as rugged and ready for anything as you are. Made from two layers of cordura nylon, and featuring waterproof zipper closures, it can handle rough weather and rougher baggage handlers. And with plenty of sleeves, pockets, and places to stow away your gadgets, it's the obsessive organizer's dream.
Whether you need a little extra storage for your trip to the local farmers market, or you want something stylish to haul all your gear to the beach, the Hard Graft Cube Tote has you covered. With a unique shape that gives it its name, the top opens up wide to swallow up pretty much anything you can put in it — from sunscreen to fresh vegetables. Made from premium vegetable tanned leather and hand stained with a canvas body and a black cotton twill lining, these bags are built to last for years, developing an aged look with use. And with a handy magnetic closure at the top, and sturdy straps for carrying it around, you can rest assured you'll be able to carry your stuff securely and easily.
"Elegant" is not often a term you associate with something that hangs from both your shoulders. Yet that's exactly how we'd describe the Makr Farm Ruck Sack. Built in the USA from tobacco canvas and natural Horween HS leather, this handsome bag features a main compartment with a single interior pocket, two exterior side pockets, nickel-plated hardware, padded shoulder straps, and a clean, classic design that looks great in any of the eight available colorways.
Get your kicks in where ever you are with the Golme Soccer Goal Backpack. This clever bag features a hidden, rapidly deployable 1.5' x 1.5' net that's perfect for a size 5 ball — which you can stash in the exterior carrier. Other features include a large main compartment with room for cleats, a laptop, and more, cushy shoulder and chest straps, and pockets for both your phone and a water bottle.
Despite the name, it's not some new collaboration between the legendary khaki purveyors and J.K. Rowling. Instead, the Eddie Bauer First Ascent Sorcerer Pack just feels like magic thanks to its unique blend of strength, weather resistance, and weight — or lack thereof. Made from CTF³ monofilament fiber using welded construction methods, this pack effortlessly expands to hold between 40 and 55 literes of goods, with Delrin compression rails to help balance the loads and a removable BFF framesheet that can serve as an emergency bivy pad, all while weighing just a hair over 3 lbs.
When you're traveling — whether it be in the wilderness or the far more dangerous airport concourse — it's nice to have several ways to get to your stuff. The Filson Duffle Backpack gives you exactly that. Built from rugged Cordura nylon for resistance to both water and abrasions, this versatile bag offers a drawstring top and a zippered front to give you ways to get to the main compartment, an integrated rain cover to keep things dry, dependable RIRI zippers, and removable shoulder straps that let you transition from backpack to regular bag.
Inspired by the rich blue hues of the world's oceans, the Louis Vuitton Damier Cobalt Collection is here to add a blast of color to your staid brown/black accessory assortment. The Collection is split up into three families — travel, bags, and small goods — and includes everything from the Zepher 55 trolley case and Keepall 55 weekender to the oversized Brazza Wallet and the minimalist Card Holder. Just be prepared to part with some green if you want some Damier in blue.
Having trouble reconciling your weekend outdoorsy aesthetic with your weekday workwear wardrobe? Don't worry, Filson has your back with the Filson Leather Tote Bag ($825). Constructed out of Chicago-tanned Horween leather and Filson's unmistakeable tin cloth fabric, this bag is the perfect cross between rugged woodsy style and smart professional attire, while requiring very little time to break in. It features two exterior pockets with snap closures, and two interior slip pockets to easily store everything you need for a day on the job. Bridle leather straps with a two-snap grip make it comfortable to carry, while its made in the USA heritage means you don't need to worry about it holding up.
The holidays are a great time to head home for a bit — catch up with old friends, put in some quality time with the family, relive the glory days of high school. Unfortunately, you're not the only one with this idea, making airports a congested place full of delays, missed connecting flights, and chaos. So, if you're going to be there a while, you might as well carry all your gear in style with the Everlane Suede Weekender ($180). The perfect size to pack in everything you need while still fitting in an overhead compartment, this handsome bag features a water-resistant suede exterior available in coal, garnet, and dark brown. With a khaki twill lining and leather straps with a 12-inch drop, it's the perfect complement to your favorite airport get-up.
Let's face it, you probably don't treat your bag as well as you should — whether you're tossing it into the trunk of your car next to a pair of muddy boots, sloshing motor oil all over it in the paddock next to your track car, or cramming it into a tiny overhead compartment. Rather than changing up your lifestyle, you really need a bag that can handle some abuse. The Chrome Blckchrm Collection ($200-$280) features welded waterproof construction, industrial strength velcro, weatherproof Hypalon outer shells, and urethane-coated YKK zippers, so you know they can handle just about anything. Choose from a roll-top duffel bag built to carry all your gear, a go-anywhere roll-top backpack, or a seatbelt buckle messenger that will never let you down.
Every once in a while a design collaboration comes along that forces you to look twice, drool a little bit, and then say "okay, just take my money." This time, it's the Woolrich x Topo Design Bag Collection ($40-$250), which includes a duffel bag, a backpack, and a dopp kit. They started with Topo Design's expertly crafted bags and finished them using high-quality woolen fabrics from Woolrich. What they ended up with is a line of bags — gorgeous in their simplicity and practicality — available in distinct colorways like buffalo plaid, navy, charcoal stripe, and blaze orange. Each bag is made in the USA, includes thoughtful details like sturdy zippers, parachute cord loops, heavy-duty hardware, cognac leather accents, and much more.
Okay, so perhaps it's a bit of a paradox to have a fabric that's designed to be easily spotted and blend in with its surroundings — but that doesn't mean you should like these Chrome Reflective Camo Bags ($95-$170) any less. They come in three choices of camo (a black urban camo, a tan desert camo, and a green wilderness camo), and feature glass-bead-woven fabric that reflects light up to 100 feet away. They are waterproof, welded, and durable enough to withstand a serious fall, making them a great choice if you get to and from work on two wheels.
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).