While it's perfectly capable of carrying a whole bag ful of caps, the New Era Rucksack ($85) is thankfully designed to do more than just that. Alongside the obligatory, detachable Cap Protector is a top load pocket, a laptop compartment, contoured shoulder straps, a reinforced base, and a cinch-closure main compartment with water-resistant lining. It also comes in cap-matching colors, assuming the cap you're wearing in black, blue, grey, or red.
Add a bit of military flair to your day with these Jack Spade Swedish M90 Camo Bags ($165-$300). Made from super-rugged Cordura, they feature a Swedish Army splinter camouflage pattern, custom Jack Spade hardware, and black or orange highlights. Other features include natural canvas lining, Waxwear trim, reinforced bottoms, and removable straps.
Inspired by the military-issued bag given to all paratroopers on airborne operations, these Goruck Kit Bags ($200-$250) should be more than capable of handling your gear on your next trip. Built with highly water-resistant materials each of the two available sizes — the 57L CIVVY and the 84L MIL — features a small internal pocket next to the main zipper for holding smaller valuables, an external open pocket at the end of the bag for easy access to newspapers, books, and snacks, and the MOLLE webbing system to allow for customizability. Available in black, sand, or camo.
Whether or not you ride a bicycle, you can appreciate the low profile design of the Brooks Piccadilly Knapsack (€290; roughly $375). Made from high-quality, vegetable-tanned leather, it features a simple single top flap design, a removable inner pocket for smaller items, and comfy canvas straps. Available in black, mustard, olive green, and our favorite, mandarin.
Keep your everyday goods dry inside the Chrome Pawn Rolltop Pack ($170). Constructed of weatherproof 1000 denier Cordura with an 1800 denier military-grade tarpaulin liner, if features a rolltop closure that accommodates a wide range of load sizes, dual waterproof compartments, external pockets with stainless steel hardware, mounting loops for things like carabiners or bike lights, and ergonomic shoulder straps. Note: also works great as an unassuming cooler.
Get your gear safely from point A to point B with these Barbour x Jack Spade Bags ($250-$500). A collaboration between the Manhattan-based haberdasher and the legendary British outdoor clothing maker, these bags feature stylish utilitarian designs, and are made form the same waxed canvas material as Barbour's outerwear, enhanced by details like Italian leather straps and handles and custom brass hardware. Available in messenger, travelall, coal bag, and briefcase styles.
Most of Tumi's luggage and bag designs fall into the "conservative" category. The Dror x Tumi Backpack ($600) is surprisingly anything but. Designed by Dror Benshetrit, this expandable backpack can also function as a tote or briefcase simply by moving the straps around, and also offers a front zip pocket, a front open pocket, a back pocket that doubles as strap storage, a top zip opening, an interior laptop pocket good for carrying computers 15" and smaller, a media pocket, a zip pocket, an open pocket, a card pocket, and an interior key ring. The angular, architecture-inspired details on the front are just icing on the cake.
You don't have to be a handyman to appreciate the work-ready ruggedness of the Best Made Co. Gear Bag ($240). Built from #8 navy waxed canvas with a black ballistic nylon bottom, a rigid, impermeable waterproof core, and gray canvas interior, it offers kevlar handles, solid brass hardware, grommeted lash points for securing oversized tools or supplies, dual interior pockets, a full-length snap exterior pocket, an interior D-ring for keeping keys nearby, and plenty of room for gear, no matter where you're heading.
This isn't your sixth-grade JanSport. Like the original black versions, the new Goruck Sand & Multicam Backpacks ($225-$400) are for serious gear-carrying missions. They're built from military-grade, water-resistant materials, and offer multiple compartments, internal pockets for keeping your stuff in order, room enough for a laptop and/or tablet, a small external pocket for easy access to the things you need most often, either tan (Sand) or digital camo (Multicam) styling, and a lifetime guarantee. Combat boots optional. [Scouted by Stuart]
With a name like that, it'd better be good — and the Blind Chic Scumbag Backpack (€120; roughly $150) doesn't disappoint. Built from olive green waxed cotton canvas with light blue lining, it offers plenty of room for goodies on the inside, and has a front panel that's ideal for hauling skateboards around on the outside. Other features include a removable chest strap, padded shoulder straps, a roll-top closure, and two interior pockets for smaller items like phones and cards.
For our latest collab, we teamed up with the adventurous gentleman at Topo Designs. They handmake their awesome bags and backpacks in Colorado, and we've been fans since day one. So we powwow'd and came up with a stealthy version of their minimalist backpack. The Uncrate x Topo Designs Light Daypack ($89) is decked out in all-black with moisture wicking straps and a handy-to-find-all-your-shit orange interior that'll fit your laptop and other essentials. It's a perfect size for your everyday life when a huge tundra of a backpack is not required. As a bonus from your friendly, EDC-obsessed Uncrate editors, the special edition Light Daypack comes with a U.S. Government-issue Rescue Pocket Knife that has a carabiner style clip so you can keep it attached to the bag or your keyring, belt loop, or any number of other dorky locations. The 2-1/2-inch blade is 440A stainless steel with a satin finish, and sports a textured Zytel handle in Uncrate orange, which makes the knife super lightweight. We made up less than 100 of these kits, so order quick, son.
Update: You all rushing at the same time to Topo's online store has apparently crashed their server. Hang tight, and try back in a few.
Update #2: We're all sold out. Stay tuned for future collabs.
You spent a lot of money buying your high-end DSLR, so why are you carrying it around in $5 worth of nylon? The Hard Graft Frame1 Camera Bag (£300; roughly $470) is a fitting case for your shooter, handmade in Italy from premium vegetable tanned leather, and featuring a soft leather lining, plenty of padding, a removable divider, signature wool felt details on the shoulder strap, and a small zip pocket for memory cards, cables, your phone, or other goodies.