It's no surprise some of the most recommended EDC bags are tactical. They have so many useful features you just can't find in another type of bag. But because they're built for military use, they can often be overkill and less than ideal for a more general EDC. That's why South Korean brand Eshena designed a tactical pack specifically for urban and outdoors carry. There are pockets for just about every mobile office or outdoor essential item you’d need, all over the bag for quick access. If the task you’re up against calls for even more gear, you can take advantage of the pack’s ample use of MOLLE webbing to attach extra pouches and sheaths. Made with 1000D cordura nylon and neoprene webbing, it’s got the durable materials you’d expect on a tactical bag, but at an affordable price you wouldn’t. You can pledge for their City Pack and optional pouches in black or navy at their Kickstarter campaign below.
If you’ve been looking for a backpack to keep your gear safe and dry, consider the Ajna Moutain Series by f-stop gear. The Ajna is a low-profile pack with a 40L capacity that sports advanced fabrics, waterproof zippers, and heavy-duty hardware. What makes the Ajna unique is the proprietary internal camera unit (ICU) insert. It conveniently carries an SLR, several lenses, and multiple accessories. The camera insert is completely removable, resulting in a versatile pack can pull double duty for both camera equipment and EDC gear. The bag’s lightweight strap system consists of a chest strap and waist belt, which help to spread the load out relieving back strain. Just launched, the Mountain Series by f-stop is available in low-profile Matte Black, hi-vis Orange, a bright Malibu Blue, and a calming Aloe Green.
Aer Duffel Pack For the active professional on the go, it’s important to be equipped to work hard and train harder. San Francisco-based sportswear brand Aer kickstarts their Duffel Pack as an all-in-one carry solution for both your office and gym essentials. This duffel bag/backpack hybrid features an easy-access main compartment with a ventilated pocket to keep your gym shoes and apparel fresh while a separate padded compartment stores and protects your laptop or tablet. Incorporating weather-resistant fabrics in a sleek, understated design, the Aer Duffel Pack fits into any modern lifestyle.
Father’s Day is fast approaching, but there’s still time to give him the perfect addition to his carry. Whether he’s a jetsetting businessman or spends his weekends outdoors, Dad deserves nothing but the best and most useful gear. Get him something practical and memorable from our Father’s Day EDC Gift Guide.
For the dad who puts on a suit for his nine to five, his carry should reflect his business needs. Lightweight so they don’t slow him down as he makes strides in and out of the office, while still promoting usefulness.Titanium Multi-tool Collar Stays: Practical addition to dress shirts with additional applications. ($30)
Al Mar Hawk Ultralight: Sleek, lightweight, with a useful blade length and profile. ($100)
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