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).
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?
Most backpacks are designed purely to hold stuff. The Tessel Jet Pack Backpack ($60) is designed to do that too, we suppose, but also instill a child-like sense of discovery. It aims to do so via its back, which is inspired by geometric building blocks and encourages you to play with the interlocking triangles. Other features include a small outer pocket for phones, wallets, and such, and a main interior with a faux fur-lined laptop compartment, an integrated iPad sleeve, and slots for pens and pencils.
Get all the utility of a traditional briefcase with none of the pretentiousness by carrying a Topo Designs Mountain Briefcase ($150). Available in three different colorways of 1000d Cordura, this everyday carry is cleverly designed to be carried like a traditional brief, over the shoulder with a strap, or like a backpack. In addition, it offers a padded laptop sleeve with a Velcro closure, a large main compartment, a zippered interior storage pocket, an open notebook pocket, pen slots, another zippered pocket on the exterior, and two bottom cinch straps for holding jackets, umbrellas, or other goods.
Pack everything you need for a full day of shooting with the Chrome Niko Camera Pack ($180). This rugged, unassuming bag features a waterproof denier outer shell, a tarpaulin liner, a customizable interior compartment for lenses and flashes, a padded laptop compartment that'll hold anything up to a 15" MacBook Pro, a quick-access compartment for essential gear, Velcro straps on the front for a tripod or skateboard, and plenty of pockets for cables, memory cards, and other miscellaneous gear.
Give the phrase "brown bagging it" a whole new meaning with the Artifact Lunch Bag ($65). Made from rugged waxed canvas, this simple tote features a Horween leather strap, solid copper rivets, and double stitching, making it a sturdy — and eco-friendly — alternative to the traditional brown paper lunch sack.
If you're carrying important cargo — and by important, we mean "people might kill me for it" important — protect it (and yourself) with the Tumi Tegra-Lite Bulletproof Briefcase ($6,000). This limited edition attaché case is made using 65 layers of advanced Tegris polypropylene thermoplastic composite to provide durability and impact resistance while maintaining a light weight. Inside, you'll find vachetta leather trim, an iPad pocket, a file divider, accessory pockets, a false bottom to conceal items of the highest value, and — of course — a handcuff attachment.
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.