What are the most important feature to YOU in a daily carry bag?
- Look and feel — too hip? not hip enough? don’t care at all?
- Organization — are there enough pockets?
- Capacity — can it fit enough stuff for you?
Here’s my list of the best daily carry bags of 2018.
Med-Lrg Sized Daily Carry Bags:
When I need to carry more stuff around with me, I go for one of these daily carry bags.
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 dope.
The Aer Flight Pack is a dope little daily carry backpack. It has a kind of slick look to the design (though it also has a kind of "turtle shell" vibe).
The Wandrd Prvke (pronounced "provoke" or "perrrrvrkeeee") is one of our favorite bags of all time for both 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.
The Everyday backpack from Peak Designs is so thoughtfully designed and innovative that it deserves to be in a damn museum!
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.
OK, another one you could just sell out to… for life. Customizable with the side packs (which can be made into fanny packs!) Ultimately, tho, not enough tech org to be my main gig 🙁
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.
The Rhake backpack from Mission Workshop is a killer weatherproof bag for daily carry and minimal travel.
Small Daily Carry Bags:
I tend to use a smaller daily carry bag for my everyday use.
The Dashpack Mark II from Arktype has lots of small organization and some very modern styling in a tight, sleek 15L daily carry.
Small, light, great tech organization, great materials, solid look. This bag is really fun to use.
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.
The thing about this one is it’s street style. It’s simple, clean, minimal and unique in it’s “vibe.” It’s made really well by a seriously passionate indie bag artist. If it were up to me, I’d update the organization a bit, but ultimately, I love using this bag.
Affordable AND good tech organization AND built well; this one is hard to beat. If you need a quickie it’s a good one.
Qwstion is a product design studio in Zurich Switzerland who makes very stylish bags for the "hipper" areas of town without sacrificing functionality.
This backpack from Baron Fig is really thoughtful, minimal and useful. Lovely daily carry bag.
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.
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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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Created by Chase Reeves