This bag blew me away when I started using it. This is probably the best on this list for people who dress a little more formal for work.
The organization and expansion is legit, but it’s really the quality of materials that won me over.
This one gets some style points as well as functionality points. It compresses down to a great daily carry, and expands out to everything a minimal traveler needs.
For many people a pack like this is perfect for all the organization it offers inside the protective outer soft-shell. And the expandability on the back of the bag transforms it into a legit travel bag.
Note: only the “Travel Pack” expands to be a travel backpack.
This sucker is pretty damn sleek and feature-rich. I could see many people totally committing to this bag and being extremely happy. (The aesthetics is what gets a little boring for me in using this bag… but it enables so much in one package that there are some trips it’s just perfect for.)
This one is perfect for the most security minded of us. Keep all your belongings safe against your back with no openings anywhere for curious pickpocket fingers.
And the conversion between daily carry and travel bag is really pretty innovative on this one. (Be sure to watch the video.)
This is the perfect bag for a very particular kind of traveler out there. I’m thinking especially younger, more adventurous travelers who need something more affordable.
Material and comfort on this bag are great. External access, however, to organization pockets is sorely lacking. Something many pro travelers can find a way around, I’m sure.
Note: this bag boasts a surprising amount of space in its main compartment. That combined with the exceptional external access make this a legendary bag for hybrid travel.
It really needs to be said how nice, thick, durable, and almost dressed up the materials on this bag are. I do find that I need to pack quite minimal in this guy, though.
Note: the Rainmaker has a great deal of space split between two main compartments which you can split your travel gear and daily items into.
Note: the Prvke comes in two different sizes: 21L and 31L. If you want to travel with more stuff, go for the 31L (but it may look a little large if you have a smaller frame).
This bag is one of the best travel bags on the market for professional travelers, and it has a little trick that can be used to make it a hybrid bag.
There’s a feature that makes this bag compress to a 30L daily carry bag. It’s still too big to be perfect for me, but for others out there, this may be the way to go.
For any bigger framed folks out there, this one might be doable as a daily carry. In a pinch it could work even for me.
It’s a large carry-on travel bag with compression straps and a nice, basic black aesthetic. If you could be satisfied with this as a daily carry, you can stop your search now and commit.