After looking at hundreds of bags, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite daily carry bags for modern professionals, creatives and freelancers.
They are organized below by size of the bags, because some of us want slimline bags and others of us need to carry quite a bit.
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Best Selling Tech Daily Carry Bags:
Bags with sleek, technical aesthetics and innovative functionality and organization.
The Everyday backpack from Peak Designs is so thoughtfully designed and innovative that it deserves to be in a damn museum!
An extremely versatile and feature rich bag that doesn't look half bad, the Errant has lots of organization in an innovative pack for everyday use. One of my favorites.
A very clean, minimal, stylish and extremely lovely to use daily carry bag from one of our favorite new bag companies.
The Prima System from Boundary Supply is, to me, the best in this category of kickstarter-y tech/camera/daily-carry because of the material feel and functionality in use.
The Wandrd Prvke (pronounced "provoke" or "perrrrvrkeeee") is a great bag for technical daily carry and minimal travel. Built rugged, good looking, water resistant with tons of pockets. It comes in 2 sizes — we like the 20L for daily carry and minimal travel and the 30L for bigger bodies and longer trips.
Ok, these bags from Nomatic are chock full of pockets. There are 2 different bags: the Travel Pack expands up to about 30L, perfect for short trips and minimal travel. The Backpack is 20-24L daily carry. Both are very sleek and, like I said, so many pocketzzz!
Just literally the best bag to use. Not my favorite style, but I shit you not: if you use this bag you will love it. I reach for this all the time — especially in travel — because it makes such a great daily carry, hiking bag, or minimal travel bag. The fact that it does all three so well makes it one that’s always in my quiver of bags.
Sleek Tech Daily Carry Bags:
Tons of organization in a sleek package, perfect for those of us who prefer smaller, lighter backpacks.
The Dashpack Mark II from Arktype has lots of small organization and some very modern styling in a tight, sleek 15L daily carry.
The Day Pack from Aer's Work Collection was instantly one of my favorite simple daily carry bags because it's minimal frame but high-functioning insides.
Small, light, great tech organization, great materials, solid look. This bag is really fun to use.
The second version of this bag is a welcome update, creating a much more stylish looking bag with plenty of organization for daily carry.
Affordable AND good tech organization AND built well; this one is hard to beat. If you need a quickie it’s a good one.
The Citadel from Black Ember is a daily carry and gear backpack that comes in two flavors: a minimal, sleek version, and a modular, "customize this sucker!" version.
Elegant Daily Carry Bags:
These are bags for those of you who want to dress it up a bit and have a fashionable aesthetic to your daily carry bag.
One of my favorite pocket/organization setups in a daily carry ever, AND your fingers will love touching this bag because the materials are so quality.
A gorgeous bag with a kind of modern urban-alpine aesthetic and absolutely lovely, dense, long-haul materials.
A perfectly sized bag for tight daily carry packed up in a very modern, functional package.
Don’t let the small form factor fool you, these stylish commuter bags were designed for modern metro needs.
A simple, minimal aesthetic with exceptional organization and thoughtfulness in design.
A very sophisticated and classy take on the classic backpack, but with modern improvements for us tech-workers.
The 24 Hour Tin Briefcase from Filson is easily my favorite briefcase-type bag I've ever used due to it's excellent materials, organization, and classic aesthetic.
The Staad Backpack from Waterfield almost looks like a piece of art. It's beautifully designed (and functional as a mthrfkr!).
Street-Style Daily Carry Bags:
For those of us who want a more classic, street look for our daily carry bag.
A truly worthy daily carry bag with simple and useful innovations and rock-solid build-quality. I. Love. This. Bag.
The Hideout Pack from Everyman is a solid take on a street/urban/heritage bag with lots of organization at an affordable-ish price point.
The Rhake backpack from Mission Workshop is a killer weatherproof bag for daily carry and minimal travel.
The Rainmaker backpack from Greenroom136 is an extremely solid everyday backpack suited for carrying lots of gear or compressing down to a minimal daily carry haul.
It will last you your whole life. If it at all looks interesting to you, sell out to this bag and use it for the next 2 decades. 21L is the only size for daily carry IMO.
The Mountain Briefcase from Topo has been one of my favorite personal daily carry bags due to it's look and feel as well as the perfect size for my style of daily carry.
Outdoorsy-Style Daily Carry Bags:
From the vintage alpine look to the modern panel loader, these packs are stylish and functional.
The Mountain Panel Loader from Evergoods is a well designed, sturdy, nimble and very comfortable companion for the discerning bag user.
The Guide Pack from Tom Bihn is a bag geek's boner pill. It's classic design and exceedingly excellent manufacturing make it more like an heirloom than a bag. But this bag also performs great as a travel bag!
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I sincerely hope you find the daily carry bag you LOVE to use. It’s such a nice upgrade to everyday life.
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