Bags & Pouches

Bellroy Pencil Case

"More than just for pencils. Bellroy’s fabric pouch has stiff ends that let you fold it wide open like a tray, making it a great organizer and travel buddy for keys, cables, headphones, and more. It also has pull loops on both ends for..." (via TheAwesomer)

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HEXAD Duffel Bag Range

"The Hexad Duffel is a bag that does way more than just carry your stuff. This bag is more functional than a normal duffel and way more versatile than your everyday carry bag. The Hexad Carryall Duffel comes in three sizes to cater for every adventure. Both duffels have many features that include; rugged waterproof material, high quality weatherproof zippers, a padded laptop sleeve, grab handles on all sides and..." (via GearHungry)

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Urban EDC Supply Organizer Hybrid

Whether you’re just starting out or you've been carrying for years, one thing still holds true: organizing your gear can be a challenge. There’s only so much you can carry in your pockets, and even with an EDC bag, you'll still have to dig through it for that one tool. When it comes to organization, a gear caddy is a good option. But what if your EDC is constantly changing? Urban EDC Supply has the answer with their latest caddy, the Organizer Hybrid. Its versatile pocket layout keeps your gear consolidated, whether it's your travel essentials, pen and paper, everyday tools, cards and cash, and more.

The new Urban Organizer Hybrid is the third the line of Urban Organizers and combines the functionality of the original with the minimalist design of the Mini wallet to give you the best of both worlds. On the front are two slots so you can put your EDC knife in one and your favorite pen in the other. Or swap one of them out for a flashlight, or even just carry a pen and a few credit cards. The choice is yours.

The slot on the back is perfect for an EDC pocket notebook, but it can also hold your passport when traveling just as easily. You also don’t have to worry about whether or not it can survive the daily grind thanks to its Horween leather construction, waxed edges, and saddle-stitching done by hand.

The Organizer Hybrid should age nicely with your gear, becoming as much a part of your EDC as the tools it carries. If you’ve been looking for a way to stay organized (or just like quality gear), the Organizer Hybrid is a great way to go. You can pre-order an Organizer Hybrid in your favorite leather at the link below..

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Maxpedition Veldspar

If you've been holding out on EDCing a tactical bag because of the way they look, we understand. Not everyone wants to stand out in a crowd. Camouflage and webbing might be useful in the field, but it can put a target on your back in an urban environment. Maxpedition's Veldspar shoulder bag brings the brand's signature tactical functionality to a lower profile design, perfect for EDC in the city.

It's slim, streamlined, and far from how you'd picture a standard tactical bag to look. Even if it doesn't have MOLLE everywhere, it'll still perform with the best of them. Instead, a laser-cut attachment lattice on the exterior of the pack provides some subtle modularity and nylon webbing on the inside of the bag offers more familiar organization options. A sturdy 1000/500D Teflon-coated nylon makes up the rest of the bag, while YKK zippers throughout ensure easy and reliable access to your gear through daily use.

At 8L in capacity it's just the right size to supplement your pocket space for the rest of your everyday essentials. You even can carry a tablet in the main compartment, a water bottle on the side, and security pocket for stashing valuables or your CCW. With so much organizational space, the Veldspar can help de-clutter your carry as well and keep everything in its place.

With the Veldspar you can step up to carrying a tactical bag without committing to a tactical look. Pick one up and try it out for yourself at the link below.

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Filson Duffle Pack

"Filson’s new duffle bag has padded backpack straps that can be kept inside a dedicated compartment when not in use. It’s made of lightweight and scratch-resistant nylon, has a 15″ laptop compartment and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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An Intro to Tactical EDC Bags

If you're looking for a bag you can rely on day in and day out, it's hard to beat a tactical nylon bag. They're popular for EDC because their design and construction put them a step above your run of the mill bookbags. Unlike most casual bags, tactical packs are built to last through the most demanding missions, usually for military, law enforcement, or emergency applications. Luckily for you and your EDC, you can find tactical-style bags with the same focus on high performance and longterm durability in a wide variety of styles, from small day packs to large duffel bags. In this guide, we'll go over some key features and qualities to look for in a good tactical bag for everyday carry as well as some of our favorite bags, each with a specialized purpose.

Sea x Sky Packable Waterproof Backpack

"Big enough to hold a day trip’s worth of gear while remaining compressible and light enough to literally fit in your pocket when empty, the Sea x Sky Packable Waterproof Backpack is one item you’ll likely want to bring along on your next multi-day adventure. Its lightweight Cordura fabric is completely waterproof, complemented with an also-waterproof roll-top closure system to turn its main 24 litre storage compartment into a literal submersible dry bag. A 3M reflective zipper makes for a quick-access front pocket that’s still plenty good at keeping out rain, though, and..." (via GearHungry)

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Millican Mavericks Miles Duffle Bag

"A rugged duffle bag mostly made of recycled canvas. It has an external laptop sleeve, a hidden external pocket with an internal keychain, removable backpack straps, and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Nitecore NEB10 Excursion Bag

When it comes to your EDC bag, there are three main things you want it to be: rugged, organized, and easy to carry. Sometimes you'll find a bag that's got all the pockets you need, but it just isn't comfortable. Or one that's compact enough for the day's errands but doesn't have enough ways to arrange your essentials. Nitecore's new NEB10 excursion bag aims to hit the sweet spot of a tactical pack suited for the urban commuter. It's got the heavy-duty construction and materials of tactical bags, with the size and organization to fit an EDCer's needs.

As a daily bag, the NEB10 keeps your gear in check with its array of compartments and expansion options. This includes a loop surface and 6-channel elastic organization in its main 6L compartment and dual front zippered pockets with mesh slip pockets. On the front is a MOLLE system laser-cut from Hypalon rubber that keep a low profile without any loss of expansion and modular capability, and on the sides are retention straps for even more attachment options.

But the NEB10's key feature as a daily bag comes in its 3-point harness system. Paired with a removable padded shoulder strap, the system lets you distribute the bag's weight evenly across your body for a secure carry while out and about. And as befitting a modern tactical pack, coated 1050D CORDURA nylon keeps your gear dry and protected.

Stay prepared on your day's activities with Nitecore's purpose-built NEB10 excursion bag. You can pick one up in two colors from the Amazon link below.

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Trakke Lecht Backpack

"A no-nonsense backpack for the modern outdoorsman. The Lecht is a 20L bag made of waterproof waxed cotton canvas. It has a zipped  pouch and two side pockets outside, and a laptop compartment and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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GRID-IT Wrap Laptop Sleeve

Turning your backpack inside out in search of accessories or charging cables is never fun, but we’ve all been there. Cocoon Industries has a large line of accessories aimed at helping you organize your most used essentials when they won’t fit in your pockets. The GRID-IT Wrap is a laptop sleeve that fits up to a 13” slim laptop, outfitted with their signature criss-crossed elastic straps for secure gear organization at a glance.

With a GRID-IT on your laptop sleeve, there'll be no more digging through your computer bag in search of tiny accessories like USB sticks or earbuds. You can strap in everything from your favorite multitool to any charging cables you might need right onto the webbing panel of the GRID-IT Wrap. With the flap folded back, you’ll be able to see all your gear in one place without needing to empty your pack or rummage through compartments. Best of all, you can take advantage of the versatile straps to fit your specific needs. The setup that you use today might be completely different than the one you'll use tomorrow.

Because this is a laptop sleeve, it can be your own portable workstation that slips in and out of your bag with ease. Whether you’re trying to be a little more organized with your gear or are looking for a painless solution to loose accessories, the GRID-IT Wrap is worth checking out.

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Magpul DAKA Suppressor Pouch

By now, you might've seen Magpul's DAKA line of pouches and wallets recommended as weatherproof EDC options thanks to their rugged construction and protective materials. The newest addition to the DAKA line, the Suppressor Pouch, is like a trimmed down version of the original DAKA storage pouch. Officially, it's designed to fit a suppressor and its required NFA paperwork. But since you probably don't EDC one of those, you can look at this pouch in a different way. This is one of the most rugged tactical pen and pencil cases available today.

At 9 x 3 inches, the suppressor pouch is smaller than the rest of the DAKA line. That's just the right amount of space to store the writing implements of your choice and keep them safe on the go. Even if you don't carry multiple pens, it'll stash a few of those awkwardly long items in your EDC, like 2-cell flashlights, dedicated screwdrivers, pry bars, and more.

The Suppressor Pouch retains the rugged polymer construction that's welded to keep the elements out. Plus, a reliable, water-tight YKK zipper its contents safe from dirt and water. Each corner of the pouch also features a lanyard attachment point, letting you easily clip or tie the pouch into your EDC pack system.

If you're looking for a pencil case that's more on the rugged tactical side, consider giving this pouch a shot. Pick one up at the link below.

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Helikon-Tex Urban Admin Pouch

While you normally find admin pouches in larger packs as a way of organizing your smaller essentials, they can be especially useful on their own. When you lack pocket space and don't want to carry a ton of stuff for your daily activities, a custom pouch lets you consolidate you gear without adding a lot of bulk. The Helikon-Tex Urban Admin Pouch is a rugged, modular pouch that lets you customize how you carry your everyday carry, maximizing space while keeping you prepared.

Its secret is in its removable inserts. They give you plenty of options for storage and organization, and let you configure the pouch depending on the day's needs. One day the Urban Admin Pouch can be a compact toolbox, another, a first aid kit. In addition to the inserts, the pouch also has expansion options in its interior with dummycording loops, and on the outside with a hook and loop panel and mesh pocket. It's as rugged as any tactical pouch, made from 500D Cordura nylon, with hardy YKK zippers that secure its contents.

From colorways to camouflage patterns to inserts, there are endless possibilities to customize the Helikon-Tex Urban Admin Pouch to suit your EDC needs. Pick up your choice of pouch and inserts at the Amazon link below.

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SOG TOC 20 Backpack

When looking at tactical backpacks, you expect certain things. MOLLE webbing on the front. An admin pocket for organizing smaller essentials. Adjustable straps, and high-quality materials and construction. So how does a tactical bag set itself apart from the rest? SOG have their answer with the TOC 20 backpack. It's got all the features you want and expect from a rugged pack, with upgrades in all the right places and features you didn't even know you needed.

Right off the bat, the TOC 20 covers all the bases for a tough EDC backpack. Padded shoulder straps and rigid suspension make it comfortable to carry, even when filled to the bag's 20L capacity. A sternum strap with whistle doubles as a stabilizer and emergency tool. For tackling the weather the TOC 20 is built from polyurethane-coated Kodra 500D nylon for extra durability and water resistance.

But organization and expansion is where the TOC 20 shines. Up top is an impact-resistant admin panel with internal pockets for your smaller gear. Laser-cut Hypalon MOLLE panels cover the bag's front exterior, a lower profile version of the usual nylon webbing. The bag's front pocket and main compartment also come with internal organization to let you keep things in the right place. A pass-through side access laptop compartment lets you pull out your computer from either side while doubling up for hydration duty when needed. And for expansion, nylon MOLLE webbing on the bottom, webbing lash points, and Hypalon zinger tabs on the shoulder straps let you attach additional equipment as needed.

The SOG TOC 20 covers everything you need from a tactical backpack and possibly even more. Pick one up from SOG direct in the color of your choice at the link below.

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Direct Action Dragon Egg Mk II Tactical Backpack

As the world moves and changes, so do your needs. And when it comes to gear you rely on every day, you can't afford to be stuck doing the same old thing to keep up. Direct Action aren't ones to shy away from change, so they've hatched a new version of their Dragon Egg backpack. It keeps all the elements that make it an excellent tactical daypack, while improving accessibility with redesigned pockets.

The Dragon Egg is a 25-liter backpack that's built for the modern EDCer, hitting all the right beats for both urban and tactical needs. Three zippered pockets include a large main compartment with an internal hydration sleeve and mesh pocket, a rear padded pocket for comms or a 15” laptop or smaller, and a front admin pocket with internal organization for your loose essentials. New to the Mk II are side pockets which fit narrower items and can expand to fit modern water bottles. Finally, a soft velour-lined pocket lets you safely carry a pair of glasses or your phone. The backpack is made from 500D Cordura nylon treated with a water-resistant coating for use during any weather or activity.

Expansion and customization is where the Dragon Egg gets beastly. On its front is a laser-cut webbing system compatible with MOLLE and PALS that give you modular expansion without adding an extra layer of bulk. Pairing this with daisy-chain webbing that runs along both sides of the front panel widens your carry options even more, letting you attach carabiners or extra gear. The Dragon Egg's shape makes it more comfortable to use when worn with belt kits or ballistic vests, and its adjustable shoulder straps and ventilation system let you carry the pack with ease for even the longest operations.

The Direct Action Dragon Egg Mk II is a modern backpack for modern needs. Pick one up in your choice of color or camouflage at the link below.

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10 Roll-Top EDC Bags to Beat the Rain

Do you feel that? It feels like it's finally time to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. But it's not all sunshine and easy breezes. With warm weather comes sudden rain — the bane of your portable electronics (and dry socks). Getting caught in a downpour without the right gear can turn a good day outside into an uncomfortable one to say the least. Wet clothes is one thing, water damage to your electronics and gear is a whole other headache.

Notebooks, laptops, and other electronics can be a pain to replace, so investing in a good pack that will let you carry what you need while keeping them dry might be a good idea. For protection from bad weather, consider a roll-top backpack as your EDC. Roll-top bags load from the top and roll down shut, keeping water out better than exposed zippers usually can. They even give you a little more versatility when it comes to how much you can carry, thanks to their variable capacity.

In this guide we’ll go over a few roll-top backpacks that will keep your essentials safe from rain whether you’re going to be biking, hiking, or commuting.