Built as tough as the boots that bear the Danner name, their new 26-liter Daypack is yet another rugged Northwest classic. Built from durable nylon reinforced with leather panels, this top-loader features one large main gear compartment plus an integrated laptop sleeve, zippered organizer pockets, plus a padded back panel & memory foam shoulder straps for all-day carrying comfort.
It seems every brand wants to be the “YETI” of their category. Meanwhile, YETI is expanding its offerings to make other stuff as cool as its coolers. Today, it’s bags. YETI just unveiled its premium Crossroads Collection—bags and luggage constructed of durable, lightweight Tuffskin nylon. The collection includes 3 rugged & versatile backpacks, two duffels and two larger soft-sided luggage options. The brand will be following this up with a collection of hard-sided luggage later this spring.
The 525 rolling case from Pelican’s new, more affordable Vault collection delivers the dependable protection, portability & versatility of Pelican while being lighter in weight and lighter on the wallet. Sized for airline carry-on, it is a crushproof, dustproof, and weather resistant customizable gear case that rolls silently on stainless-steel ball-bearing wheels with an extension handle for easy transport.
Constructed of tough, American-made 10-oz. waxed canvas, the 28-liter Drift Tote from San Fran’s Mission Workshop is an abuse-proof carryall that performs as a laptop bag, grocery-getter, duffel or mobile office, all while delivering weatherproof protection for your daily essentials. Features a 16-inch padded laptop sleeve, built-in handle straps, an adjustable, removable shoulder strap, and a luggage handle pass-through. Pockets & internal organizers for everything.
Developed out of a decade spent focused on design insights and material craftsmanship, Bellroy’s 26-liter Apex backpack boasts a clean & intentionally uncluttered design. This allows you to access to your daily essentials without much unzipping, unclipping or unpacking. The pack is made with recycled-content fabrics, magnetic closures, & features convenient external stretch pockets for hydration & EDC items.
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The Kanken pack from Sweden’s Fjallraven is a certified outdoor classic. And the latest variant of the world’s most popular Scandinavian daypack, the 16-liter Tree-Kanken is 100% bio-based, combining a new, 100% plant-based fabric called Pine Weave with Bluesign-certified dyes & stitching. The square-shaped pack features tote handles and simple pack straps with full clamshell zip access to the main compartment.
Constructed of ultra lightweight & weather-resistant VX21 and VX42 X-PAC composite fabrics, the Charlie 25 backpack from Remote Equipment is a hardworking technical pack perfect for fast & light hikes or quick crosstown commutes. It features a cinch-top closure & dual-access design plus Aquaguard YKK zippers to keep contents dry.
Made with rich, full-grain leather from and constructed by hand in America, the Weekender carryall from Discommon measures 20” long, 12” tall, & 10” wide—perfect for long weekends & short jaunts. Riri composite zippers, an internal laptop sleeve, and cast Discommon hardware complete a very functional and sophisticated design.
The latest iteration of the experimental Flatness bag from New York-based Outlier, is a unique design that opens completely flat, but snaps and cinches into a versatile carryall that resembles a duffle. This new variant is constructed with custom developed high-structure Nexhigh fabric—comparable to Dyneema in both super-light weight & next-level durability. It measures 36 inches square when flat. A simple system of Autica clips, cord locks and Fidlock closures keep your contents secure.
The Seg30 daypack from the travel-focused Matador brand is a versatile 30-liter daypack designed for easy organization. With access to every compartment from the outside, the pack’s segmented design allows you to separate items & adapts for comfort as you add & subtract cargo from the 4 compartments. Constructed of tough 420 Denier nylon.
San Fran’s Mission Workshop teamed up with Boston running brand Tracksmith to create the all-new Run Commute pack. Designed for those who choose to run, walk, or bike for transportation, this 18-liter pack performs. It’s waterproof, lightweight, & breathable & also has a laptop sleeve. Its compact size will fit that change of clothes & daily essentials & the bold reflective stripe will keep you safer in traffic. Pre-Sale is open now, ships September 28.
The Nanuk 935 hard case is a pro-quality rolling equipment case approved by the FAA as the maximum carry-on size. The case is waterproof, impact resistant, and features a patented Power Claw latching system to ensure security in extreme conditions. For cameras, electronics, delicate instruments, and other tech that needs serious protection & shockproof transport, this is the one. Foam inserts are fully customizable and swappable for custom carry. Available in 6 colors.
With clean, classic details and materials of exceptional quality, Hardgraft’s new Canvas Collection offers a range of functional, well-designed bags and accessories made to streamline modern mobile life. Italian made featuring locally-sourced materials, they feature cotton canvas twill construction and leather trims featuring vegetable-tanned European leathers.
Pro tip: it’s best to keep your first-aid & trauma kit on the outside of your pack. We found a tough little modular bag from OneTigris to help you do precisely that. Made of mil-spec 500D nylon, their Foxtrot Alpha First Aid Medical Bag is a 8” X 5” MOLLE-compatible pouch with a dual-zipper D-Ring closure. The design allows you to quickly grab, & pull the bag wide-open for instant access to emergency supplies.
Matador’s Seg 42 Travel Pack hits a 3-pointer combining the easy packability of a duffel with the organization of packing cubes & the comfortable carry of a backpack. The pack splits lengthwise with a full-zip clamshell design, while the main compartment is accessible from the outside. There is a padded & zippered laptop pocket. The padded backpack straps are stowable and its 42-liter size make it carry-on compatible.
Inspired by the busy streets of Tokyo to cruise freely from the bike lane to the office to the remote meeting, Chrome’s MXD Link Sling features a versatile, single-strap design for cross-body or waist carry. It has a padded laptop pocket for machines up to 13” plus multiple padded exterior pockets for sunglasses, small tech, & accessories.
Originally designed as the ultimate bike courier bag, Ortlieb’s waterproof Velocity 2020 pack is a minimalist 23-liter roll-top carryall that’s been updated for more effective pedestrian use. The cult-favorite pack now features a padded laptop sleeve and a removable waist belt while retaining is expandable, top-loading velcro closure. It even got a little brother with a 17-liter capacity. Available in black plus 4 cool colors.
The Gravel Travel System is 3 bags that work as one, giving you the freedom to create the ideal carry solution for adventures big and small. It consists of a bombproof 42-liter carry-on friendly backpack, a sling/hip belt, and an 11-liter day bag. All 3 pieces work together to create a compact kit, and uncouple easily to deploy on their own. A funded Kickstarter.
Constructed of heavy-duty ripstop Cordura, Filson’s Ripstop Nylon Backpack has the look of an easygoing global wanderer, which it is, but it’s also a very well-designed bag. That’s how Filson does it. The approx. 28-liter top-loader features a laptop sleeve that will fit up to a 15” machine, plus pockets for days: a large interior pocket perfect for gear, clothes, and tools; a small internal zip pocket, & dual outer zip pockets ideal for EDC. Available in black & surplus green.
Designed for streamlined performance and the rigors of modern mobility, Bellroy’s Apex backpack is a versatile bag optimized for flawless function. It’s water-resistant exterior is constructed of recycled Baida Nylon and premium, environmentally certified leather and the design offers access to your daily essentials with minimal unzipping, unclipping or unpacking. There are padded pockets for laptop & tablet as well as stretchy internal pockets for other items. Closures include magnetic snaps and rugged 2-way zippers.