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CargoWorks Recon 15 Laptop Backpack

When you rely heavily on your daily set of tools, it makes sense to get the most durable gear available. But for many of you, your most essential tool is your laptop. And let's be honest, they're more expensive and fragile than the rest of your EDC. So if your kit revolves around your laptop and tech gadgets, it pays to protect those investments in a well-organized bag. CargoWorks have been making durable packs with your laptop in mind, and their newest Recon 15 brings tactical bag features to your highly connected, on-the-go lifestyle.

Like a traditional assault pack, the Recon 15 sports a narrow profile for added mobility in the city. Despite its slim silhouette, it manages to pack in 8 external pockets and 10 internal pockets with enough room left for a 15” laptop and tablet. And with all those pockets, it's impressively easy to access your gear, thanks to thoughtful pocket placement on the outside of the bag. For example, you've got three zippered compartments within arms reach without even having to take the bag off: one on the shoulder strap and one on each “wing” of the supportive hip belt.

With the bag off, you can get to your gear quickly via a top-access dump pocket, a fully organized admin panel in the front, and a bottom pocket for bulkier accessories. A small MOLLE grid on the front of the bag gives you even more ways to carry. Durable materials like 500D Cordura nylon and YKK zippers bring a heavy-duty feel to the bag, but its empty weight of 2lb makes it a comfortable EDC. You can grab one from Cargo Works at their website via the link below.

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Cargo Works 15" Laptop EDC Kit

As unwieldy as they are, larger laptops are becoming essential tools for more and more people. When you need to carry one along with your core EDC but not much else to warrant a full-on pack, there's the CargoWorks 15" MacBook Pro EDC Kit. It stores and protects a 15" laptop in its dedicated neoprene compartment. Thanks to its internal webbing and multiple pockets, there's a place for all your cables, gear, and small items. It's got a zip pocket on the bottom exterior of the bag for your power adapter and a 5x4 MOLLE matrix for attaching more gear if you need it. Made from 900D fabric and mil-spec hardware, it's built last through your many long commutes. Load it up and sling it over your shoulder with its removable strap for a truly organized mobile office.

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Cargo Works MacBook EDC Kit

If you’re toting not only a typical EDC setup of tools but a whole mobile office of tech to boot, you’ve probably seen how few bags on the market do a decent job of carrying it all. Some are styled too tactically for the city, while more common laptop bags lack the organization and tough construction that a savvy EDCer needs. The team at Cargo Works recently released a promising solution for Apple users in their MacBook EDC Kit. The messenger bag features a neoprene sleeve for 11” and 13” MacBooks, internal pockets for small devices, and MOLLE webbing throughout for keeping pouches and gear in place. It’s sleek enough for urban settings but its military-inspired utilitarian design, 900D polyester canvas construction, and YKK hardware should satisfy any EDCer.

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