Bags & Pouches

Rothco Military Trauma Kit

"Forget cheap drugstore first aid kits. Be prepared for anything with this military-grade pack, which comes packed with useful emergency medical items, from bandages and splints, to a stethoscope, scalpel, blood pressure cuff, burn dressings, and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Matador FreeRain24 2.0 Backpack

"Matador’s upgrade to its packable waterproof backpack, the FreeRain24 2.0 weighs a mere 6.6oz and packs into the palm of your hand. It has a siliconized waterproof coating, internally sealed seams and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Opposethis Invisible Backpack

"Opposethis‘ minimally-styled backpack has a sleek V-shape design that makes both the contents at the top and the bottom easier to reach. It has a dedicated laptop compartment that fits up to 15″ laptops and is made of..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Fixsolve NASH Backpack

In the pursuit of the perfect EDC pack, chances are you've gone through multiple bags over the years (which could be collecting dust by now). Bags tend to be highly mission-specific things, built and designed for one purpose in mind. But as an EDCer who's constantly on the go indoors and out, the last thing you need is to weigh yourself with another niche bag. The NASH Backpack from Fixsolve was designed for modern nomads with versatility in mind as the one bag you can haul anywhere. It boasts a premium construction and a smart design that works whether you take it to the office one day or the outdoors the next.

What sets the NASH backpack apart is ample storage and long-haul durability without aggressively conspicuous tactical styling. Its subdued look is only part tactical, with an all-black color way and MOLLE-compatible webbing, and part outdoors with its roll-top and lashing square on the exterior. In addition to the modularity of the webbing and adjustability of a roll-top design, the bag offers a 19L main compartment, bringing its total capacity to 25L. It's an ideal size for your daily and travel essentials without being so big and bulky that you leave it at home instead. Four compression straps also help keep the pack compact and nimble during your travels when it isn't fully loaded.

The roll-top design makes it perfect for keeping out the rain when you're outside, and the 1500D Cordura shell exterior can keep up with the worst bumps and scrapes that you encounter on your commute. At the rear of the bag, you'll find a secure, dedicated space for a laptop up to 15”. It's also useful for smaller items and critical documents like a passport. An internal admin panel, complete with mesh pockets, zippered compartments, a key leash and cordage loop organize the rest of your gear. Water-tight YKK zippers used throughout keep your essentials secure and dry against the elements.

It may come as a surprise how much you can pack into the NASH, but it makes sense: it's designed to let you live out of it on the journeys you take. You can go to work one day, fly to a different country at night, explore the city when you land and head into nature later with a pack like this. The NASH is built in small batches by experienced craftsmen in the Philippines. You can see its many features at the link below and pick one up for EDC and travel duty on Amazon

As an Everyday Carry reader you can use code EDCxNASH to receive 20% off your purchase of the NASH Backpack. This exclusive discounted pricing is available through 11/23/18, so be sure to grab this bag quickly if you're interested.

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Farer Design Dayfarer Sling

In theory, the best bag for EDC would be a sling bag: it's comfortable, spacious, and easy to access even on the go. But many bags miss the mark, with some not durable enough or too sporty or outdoorsy for urban EDC. The Dayfarer Sling from Farer Design on the other hand boasts an EDC-friendly design and smart styling to fit right into your fast-paced lifestyle. It sports a sleek, minimalist look that keeps a low profile, but impresses with its finer details upon closer inspection. And its incorporation of high-performance materials and futuristic hardware makes for a reliable bag that feels ahead of the curve.

What sets the Dayfarer apart is the thoughtful design of its most important feature: the sling itself. It attaches to the sides of the bag with flaps that prevent it from spinning and tangling around when you're rushing to catch a train connection. Plus, with its Fidlock magnetic buckles, it's easy to take it on or off when you need to. There's even an additional Fidlock buckle in the middle of the strap where your sternum sits, letting you take the bag off without having to swing it around your neck in close quarters.

For quick access, you can spin the bag to your front to reach into the compartments, and you can loosen and tighten the strap with ease as well. The Fidlock hardware extends to the main compartment, which opens via a top flap to reveal a padded compartment with about 400 cubic inches of space. It compresses nicely to save space and keep a low profile but also expands when you need to load up with more gear. Its ripstop fabric interior can handle any pointy objects you place inside and the dedicated tablet area helps keep your electronics safe. For further organization, there's two internal pockets to keep loose items like pens from flying around while you travel. The exterior shell is made of durable 1680D Cordura nylon fabric, chosen for its abrasion resistance and weatherproofness. And for further safety, there's a hidden YKK-zippered pocket on the reverse side of the bag, facing you, that you can use to carry cash or important documents.

And the versatility of the Dayfarer Sling extends to its carry options too: you can use it as a sling, a shoulder bag, or as a traditional briefcase, albeit with a modern minimalist bent in its design. You can secure one of your own at special Kickstarter pricing with an early pledge at the project linked below.

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Pacsafe Venturesafe X 24L Backpack

These days you have plenty of options for getting the best gear in the best materials. Anti-impact. Anti-corrosion. IPX8-rated resistance. But even with the most robust gear on the market there's one thing they can't defend against: theft. But there's more to protecting your gear than just putting a pile of locks on your bag. Companies like Pacsafe are making it their business to keep your essentials safe in bags designed with the urban commuter in mind. And with the launch of the Venturesafe X backpack, you get a full day's worth of security in a backpack that can carry and protect your entire EDC.

It's not a Pacsafe bag if every aspect of the bag didn't come with at least one point of security. For the Venturesafe X, this starts from the outside. Its straps are lined with steel cable paired with extra-strong Dyneema material so they're next to impossible to cut, which lets the right strap double as a security tether to a pole or table. The bag's outer shell also comes lined with a web of steel Pacsafe calls eXomesh, preventing entry via slashed openings. Its straps and zippers all congregate into Pacsafe patented security fixtures, including a Roobar Sport system to completely lock down main compartment zippers as well as a PopNLock security clip that lets the aforementioned strap disconnect and secure the bag onto an immovable object.

The Venturesafe X's interior isn't lacking for security features either; its internal pockets are RFID blocking thanks to the bag's lining. There's also plenty of organization between dedicated slots for your essentials, expandable mesh pockets, and dedicated tech slots for a 10” tablet and 15” laptop. A few extra touches like the X-shaped compression/stow straps on the front exterior and a removable hip belt gives the bag extra value as an everyday or travel bag.

Lock down your essentials with the most secure bags in the business. Pick up Pacsafe's latest Venturesafe X from Amazon in 4 colors at the link below.

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Trakke x Carryology Storr SP 35L

If you depend on your EDC bag to keep you prepared day to day, you can probably imagine how crucial a good backpack can be for long-haul travelers and “onebaggers,” who practically live out of their luggage. While there's no shortage of “one bag” style packs out there, the bag experts at Carryology had their sights on building the perfect pack for the job. They brought their experience and expertise from reviewing countless of travel bags and teamed up with the Scottish adventure gear brand Trakke to release an ultra-limited travel pack collaboration. When it comes to travel bags, the Storr SP 35L is quite literally cut from a different cloth: the traditional coated canvas exterior is a nod to the past and Trakke's roots, while the cutting-edge Dyneema interior offers a glimpse into the future of bags in line with Carryology's vision. Together, they result in a timeless pack that's built to last a lifetime of adventure.

As a special collaboration between an adventure gear brand and a team of bag enthusiasts, it's only fitting for the Storr 35L to be a travel pack worthy of being your “one bag.” It's neither a backpack nor a piece of luggage, but instead, something much more versatile that can flex between those roles. Its main compartment opens clamshell style for easy loading and endless configuration, revealing its ultralight Dyneema interior. Woven with the world's strongest fiber, Dyneema offers an incredible strength to weight ratio and excellent weather resistance. The orange Dyneema used here is especially helpful for providing high-visibility contrast, while its slight translucence lets you see your gear even in the zippered compartments while still keeping them safe from moisture. The three thoughtfully placed zippered compartments give just enough internal organization without getting in the way of your preferred packing methods. It's all wrapped up in a salt-and-pepper canvas exterior that's coated with both traditional wax and synthetic water repellants, giving the bag a classic look without compromising weather resistance.

It's the little things that can be gamechanging when it comes to traveling with one bag, and the Storr SP 35L nails plenty of them. Three grab handles make it easy to pick up, carry, and load the bag in and out of bins, trunks, and overhead compartments. The backpack straps detach and stow away into the back panel, which also features a hidden zippered compartment. A large exterior zippered pouch can store a water bottle or other similarly shaped gear you'd want at a moment's notice, while two diagonal zippered pockets on the front of the pack offers quick access storage. YKK Aquaguard zippers used throughout the bag heighten its weather resistance to match the rest of the materials used.

Only 100 pieces of the Storr SP 35L were produced for this collaboration, along with optional, matching accessories like a keychain and Dyneema packing cubes. If you're looking for a capable travel companion, this might be that “one bag.” Check it out at Trakke's online shop at the link below.

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10 Dopp Kits to Travel With in 2018

Of all the packing essentials in a traveler's kit, it's the dopp kit that's often the hardest to organize. After all, unlike tools with uniform sizes like flashlights or rectangular tech objects, your grooming or first aid supplies come in all shapes and sizes. So finding the right dopp kit that's versatile enough to take on the most unconventional gear is key for making the most of your travel EDC. And usually, if your dopp kit is organized enough to stash toiletries and grooming gear, it can double as an EDC pouch for when you're not on the road. In this guide, we're rounding up dopp kits and toiletry bags to help you tackle the task of packing for your next adventure. Below are 10 of our picks for the best dopp kits to EDC this year.

Reader's Choice: 5 Bags EDCers Want in 2018

Last week our team put together a list of exciting new bags that came out this past year that we'd love to get our hands on. After sharing our picks, we took to the comments and social media to see what you, the readers, were excited about too. In this guide we've listed the bags you've chosen, and we hope it gives you even more great bags to pick from as the holidays come up and the year comes to a close.

Incase AllRoute Rolltop Backpack

Next time you're getting around in the city, keep your eyes peeled and you'll be sure to see someone sporting a bag made by Incase. They've made a name for themselves in the urban pack market with their sleek, organized, and tech-friendly designs. They're solid options for school, work, and commuting, but what about when you want to get outdoors? Incase finally has an answer for the weekend warriors with their first-ever rolltop, the AllRoute Backpack. Combining the sharp stylings of an urban backpack with the rugged materials and functional features of a hiking pack, it could be the one EDC bag you're looking for to take with you from the city to the mountain and back.

As you’d expect from a bag made by Incase, the AllRoute Rolltop starts with safely transporting up to a 15" laptop. It has its own padded compartment with an easy access zipper along the side. So if you’re packed to the brim with clothes for your weekend trip, you can still get to your laptop at work without needing to re-pack. In the main compartment you’ll get some helpful organization perfect for books or tablets. Its rolltop design also comes in handy if you need to pack a little extra, maxing out at 27L of storage capacity.

Of course, an EDC bag—especially one you'll take outdoors—should also have your back in the rain. The AllRoute Rolltop uses water-resistant materials from the ultra-light ripstop nylon all the way to the zippers. Plus, it’s a rolltop, so just by its design it helps to keep water out from the main compartment. Convenient Fidlock magnetic hardware closes the rolltop shut in a literal snap, giving the classic rolltop a modern touch for ease of use. On the side of the bag you'll get a water bottle pocket so that you can stay hydrated throughout the day. And when you need to carry heavier gear or move quickly, it has a sternum strap to help keep the pack comfortably loaded on your shoulders.

Incase isn't trying to reinvent the wheel with their first rolltop backpack, they're dialing in the essentials: keep water out, protect what you carry, and look good doing it whether you're on the street or up the trail. If this bag checks those three boxes for you, then make sure to click the link below and scoop one up for yourself.

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Staff Picks: 5 EDC Bags We Want in 2018

Believe it or not, the end of the year is almost here. We've seen plenty of exciting new releases over the course of 2018 that we can't help but think would make great upgrades to our own kit. In this series, our writers chime in with what gear we've been eyeing this year. We hope it'll serve as a good reminder of what came out this year and put you onto new gear you may have missed. Today we're rounding up EDC bags we've been geeking out over. Our shortlist has something for everyone, with bags suited for hiking, school and work, urban commutes, and much more.

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Vertx EDC Gamut 18

It's hard to argue the pure performance of a tactical pack when it comes to EDC with quick access, organization, and modularity at the forefront of its design. But if “tactical” doesn't suit your style, this new pack from Vertx offers that same functionality in a more discreet style you can take downtown or up the trail. It ditches the all-black look, concealing its MOLLE and hook-and-loop platforms with design cues you'd find on “heritage” hiking packs.

The 18-liter EDC Gamut was already a go-to tactical pack for its expansive EDC-focused feature set. This new colorway draws less unwanted attention with its neutral tones and leather touchpoints, but it's still every bit as functional. For starters, the front panel stows away into the bottom of the bag, revealing a full panel of MOLLE webbing for adding pouches and other gear. You can also attach gear to the webbing and keep it concealed with the front panel up for a cleaner look while still having your gear ready. Above the front panel is a zippered, top-entry stash pocket for frequently used gear. It has an integrated keyleash for clipping your keychain, too.


The main compartment opens by way of a U-shaped zipper to lay flat, allowing for easy loading and identification of your gear no matter where it is in the pack. There's a dedicated sleeve for laptops and tablets up to 15”, 3 zippered mesh pockets for keeping your gear consolidated and visible, and more hook-and-loop lining the interior for additional modularity. At the top of the compartment you'll find an admin panel that can fold out without fully unzipping the bag, making it easier to access on the go. The rear panel unzips to reveal a fully lined hook-and-loop platform for carrying self-defense gear, keeping its tactical functionality intact.

Last but not least, two butterfly-opening zippered side pockets give you additional storage on the exterior of the pack. Each pocket opens to reveal an inner sleeve or admin panel on the body of the bag, with a zippered mesh pocket on the “wing” when opened. Other handy features like a cord-equipped water bottle pocket, a pass-through back panel for loading onto luggage, and quick-release shoulder straps round out the pack. Get a closer look at the midnight navy/stone Gamut 18 at the link below.

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Maxpedition Riftpoint

For carrying a day's worth of essentials, a compact backpack is one of the best ways to go. Proper straps provide all-day comfort, multiple compartments keep things tidy and accessible, and a smaller capacity maintains a low profile. Maxpedition brought all these qualities to the new AGR Riftpoint backpack, a smaller version of their best-selling Riftcore pack. And while it's sized for day-to-day hauls, it's equipped with features to handle bigger load outs for both casual and tactical applications alike.

The low-profile pack starts at a base 15L in capacity with minimal bulk. Its main compartment opens clamshell style for easy packing and features an internal gusseted sleeve for a small laptop or tablet. Opposite that are a loop panel for attaching internal pouches or organizers and a zippered top pocket for easy access. A smaller top zippered pocket on the exterior of the bag houses frequently used gear for quick access. On the front of the pocket you'll find more loop paneling to attach even more pouches or morale patches as you see fit. A zippered front pocket features an admin panel and another zippered pocket for keeping gear organized. Last but not least, a side-entry pocket on the padded back panel of the pack securely stores valuables or your CCW.

As part of the Advanced Gear Research line, the Riftpoint features a tactically inspired design with future-forward styling and materials. A mix of abrasion-resistant 1000D plain weave ballistic nylon and 500D hex nylon ripstop make up the bag, with TPU and Teflon coating for water- and grime-resistance. Last but not least, laser-cut lattices along the front and sides of the pack serve as attachment points for modular pouches, giving you the freedom to carry more when the situation calls. This compact EDC bag comes in traditional tactical and military colors: black, grey, and tan to match the rest of your gear. Check it out at the link below.

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Unigear Tactical Gear Pouch

"This compact pouch has four pockets, offering up space for a pocket knife, lighter, phone, mini flashlight, pen, and more. It can be easily attached to MOLLE straps or other bags using a sturdy aluminum carabiner, and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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DSPTCH Sling Pouch Collection

If you want to keep your EDC tightly consolidated and accessible all in one place, your best bet is the tactical sling bag. Luckily for us EDCers it's become a bit of a fashion statement, but a practical one nonetheless. And when it comes to blending utilitarian style with performance-driven features, few bag companies do it as well as DSPTCH. Their latest Sling Pouch collection brings three cross-body bags to the table with dialed in organization, thoughtful capacity options, and stylish, low-profile silhouettes.

One main advantage of a sling bag is it can keep your gear comfortably close to your body, which makes all the difference when you're on the go. All three bags in the DSPTCH Sling Pouch Collection were designed to ride comfortably against the body while keeping bulk to a minimum thanks to an ergonomic curved back panel where the strap connects to the bag. They all feature the same adjustable, removable and quick-releasing strap, but vary by their capacity and organization.

The Slim Sling Pouch stands out in the collection for its slim silhouette that best fills its niche as a cross-body bag. It's more square than rectangular in shape, with a 1”  depth to slip under outerwear. The main zippered compartment is divided into two vertical internal pockets, with one webbed section and one gusseted slip pocket for exterior storage. 

The packs are constructed from water-resistant, DWR-treated 1680D ballistic nylon for durability and structure. The navy bags also feature clear laminate panel details for at-a-glance identification of your gear. Other details like a removable D-ring, tactile zipper pulls, and back panel padding round out the pouches. Check out the latest collection in more detail over at DSPTCH's site below.

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Bellroy Shift Pack

When it comes to EDC bags, it's easy to take a one-size-fits-all approach. But in practice one bag that tries to do it all often falls short in a few key areas. Maybe it's not comfortable on the go, or doesn't have enough space for both office and personal essentials, for example. Bellroy's taken a more focused approach with their Shift backpack. With a sleek design that's dressed for the office, comfortable for a ride, and convenient for errands around the city, it's built to change the way you look at commuter EDC backpacks.

One look at the Shift and you can already tell this isn't your usual laptop or EDC bag. Its minimalist exterior is made from water-resistant Venture-weave polyester and leather. Its roll-top-styled main opening ensures your gear stays snug and dry. This top opening itself has a unique Slide Hook closure that gives you one-handed access, with three closure levels to let you expand or compact the backpack as necessary. For alternative access one side of the Shift has a sealing quick-access zip for grabbing things on the go, and on the opposite side you get another pocket for smaller essentials like your keys or phone.

Its interior has a 22-liter capacity, which includes a roomy main area, a water bottle slot, and padded vertical pockets that fit a tablet and up to a 15” laptop. A thoughtful design choice puts these organization pockets high up closer to the opening, giving you easy access no matter the Shift's closure level. This also gives you more and deeper room for larger items like a jacket or EDC pouch while still keeping your essentials near the top. The Shift closes everything up nice and tidy with YKK zippers and durable metal hardware, with a 3-year warranty to ensure you carry on no matter where the commute.

It might be time to shift away from the usual EDC backpacks. Pick up the Bellroy Shift backpack from Amazon at the link below.

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