Bags & Pouches

Subtech Pro Drybag 2.0

"Subtech Sports’ 45-liter Pro Drybag is still lightweight, waterproof, airtight and floats on water thanks to its detachable airbag. But it now has detachable straps, waist belt and sternum straps. There’s also a 100-liter variant, and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Code of Bell X-PAK Bag Collection

When choosing a bag to be your main EDC, it can be tricky to prepare for all the different situations that come your way. The bag you'd bring your laptop into the office with might not fare so well on a hike in the rain or packed with clothes for a short-haul flight. That's why Code of Bell put adaptability at the forefront of their new Carrywear collection on Kickstarter with the X-PAK One and X-PAK Pro. They're highly configurable cross-body sling bags built with waterproof materials, expandable compartments, and tons of versatile features inside and out.

For a pair of bags designed to be your one option for a wide range of uses and conditions, they come prepared with premium materials throughout. PU-coated zippers and laminated waterproof fabrics on the exterior provide all-weather protection, while 1680D ballistic nylon, ITW Nexus and YKK hardware stand up to repeated use. Overall, the X-PAK One and X-PAK Pro share the same sling-based design with storage capacity being the main difference. The key is in their unique, vertical roll-top outer compartment that can accommodate even bulky items you couldn't normally carry in a smaller bag.

The X-PAK Pro offers more packing space with a capacity ranging from 10L to 17L, taking on a compact daypack role. Besides its expandable roll-top compartment, it has two separate main compartments and an admin panel section to accommodate a 13” laptop and the rest of your small essentials. All of the pockets on the X-PAK Pro are well-placed for its purpose as an EDC sling, with concealed pockets on the back panel, a weatherproof quick-access pocket on the front, an expandable water bottle pocket on the side, and easy access to the main compartments. You can get to these pockets even on the go by slinging the bag forward without having to stop and take the bag off completely.

With the X-PAK bags, it isn't only about having a pocket for everything. They offer so many different ways to actually carry the bags, thanks to their adjustable and stowable straps. The X-PAK Pro can be worn like a traditional sling across your back, over one shoulder when buckled together, or in briefcase mode. The smaller X-PAK One has even more options that active EDCers might enjoy, including as a waistpack or strapped to bike handles. Last but not least, optional compression straps let you attach bulkier items and MOLLE-compatible webbing along the sides let you carry more.

The Code of Bell Carrywear collection is already fully funded on Kickstarter with just under two weeks left in the campaign. You can choose from the X-PAK One and Pro in various color options, as well as learn all about the features and nuanced design decisions that went into the bags at the link below.

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Maxpedition MRZ Pocket Organizer

Keeping things organized in an EDC pouch is a top efficiency tip, with Maxpedition making some of the most robust and useful organizers to accommodate even the most expansive loadouts. The MRZ Mini Organizer—born out of Maxpedition's AGR (Advanced Gear Research) department—takes the simple pouch and upgrades it on every level. It's a modern hardshell hybrid organizer that you can literally throw at your daily packing tasks.

The secret of the MRZ's shell is in its semi-rigid front face. The dual nylon fabric construction allows extra protection for your essentials, of which you'll have plenty to fit in thanks to its extensive internal organization. The protective structure of the shell allows for a unique, zippered stash pocket for your loose or bulky essentials that few pouches offer. The rest of the interior organization features a more familiar configuration with an elastic pocket, loops, and even a Keyper to organize the rest of your gear.

On its rear are laser-cut attachment points which let you carry or attach the MRZ to larger packs with the use of its included polymer joining clips. Or if you prefer, a nylon composite carry handle up top lets you easily carry or transfer the pouch when needed. Rounding out the MRZ's fit and finish is a front hook and loop field for your morale patches, Teflon-coated construction, and heavy-duty YKK zippers to be expected from Maxpedition's rugged pouches.

Carry and organize your gear with confidence with the Maxpedition MRZ, available from Amazon at the link below.

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Speed Backpack

"The Speed Backpack gets its name from its wealth of magnetically-sealed pockets that can be accessed while you’re carrying the bag. That includes its laptop compartment. It also has self-adjusting straps and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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DSPTCH Travel Pack

When pockets aren’t enough, a day pack would be your usual go-to. But what do you do when you’re packing more than a day’s worth of gear? Not all EDC packs have the durability and features to pull double duty as a travel bag for those longer trips. DSPTCH’s new Travel Pack is one sleek solution for urban EDCers and modern travelers, designed to make packing heavier loads and carrying them on your back easier than ever.

The 30L Travel Pack is the perfect size to fit a few days worth of clothing as well as your tech gadgets. Its main compartment is large enough to fit your clothes, but you'll also get a dedicated compartment on the bottom for keeping shoes or dirty clothes separate. You’ll also get a padded laptop compartment along the rigid back panel, which both protects your device from damage and gives structure to the bag no matter how full or empty it is.

Then there’s all the different ways you can carry it. Convenient side handles let you carry the pack briefcase style when space is limited, but the most unique feature of this bag is its dedicated, multi-functional hip belt. When worn around your hips, it does a great job of distributing the load during those long treks by foot. Anchoring the straps to the middle of the bag lets you secure it to the handle of your rolling luggage for breezing through airports. Reversing the belt turns it into a compression strap to not only make it easier for you to stuff the bag into an overhead compartment when flying, but it also prevents the bag from looking like a turtle shell when fully packed.

The Travel Pack is no slouch when it comes to organization either, with plenty of pockets to help you stay organized even in the most hectic of itineraries. The main compartment offers two mesh pockets for smaller essentials, with easy access to the larger one thanks to YKK zippers on the outside of the pack. Perfect if you need to get to your headphones and don't want to unpack your entire bag. Dual side pockets are perfect for water bottles, but can also hold smaller essentials like battery packs and passports thanks to a zippered closure. Of course, the Travel Pack features a made-in-the-USA, weather- and abrasion resistant nylon construction to be your travel companion for the long haul.

You don’t have to be a backpacker to know how useful a sturdy hip belt can be, and having a dual purpose one in a modern EDC bag is unique to this pack. If you’re looking for a low-key and flexible way to carry your gear on your next trip the DSPTCH Travel Pack checks all the boxes. Hit up the link below to pick one up for yourself.


Nitecore BP20 Backpack

When you see the name Nitecore, you probably think of their high quality EDC flashlights. They've earned their place in many EDCs with their long history and large catalog of lights for both tactical and everyday use. More recently, they've taken their utilitarian and feature-driven approach to lights and put it into their first backpack, the BP20. From top to bottom it's got well-thought out features designed to make it the most useful backpack in—and carrying—your EDC.

At its core the BP20 comes with the features expected from a modern tactical backpack. Teflon-coated 1000D nylon gives it a rugged build and abrasion resistance while a full suite of straps and clasps let you adjust the backpack for a streamlined and comfortable carry. A 20L main compartment takes care of your larger gear, while dual front pockets organize your smaller essentials. On the tactical front there's MOLLE webbing galore, including a detachable/adjustable front panel to accommodate expansion pouches, helmets, or can even be used as a scabbard. This panel flips out or down depending on how you need to use it.

Other features add expansion and convenience to the BP20, like a padded inner compartment for your laptop and a built-in clip for hanging hydration bladders and reservoirs. There's also a packable rain cover to complete the pack's waterproofing when the weather is worse than expected. This set of features make the bag good for both urban EDC and outdoor or service use when you have a variety of loadouts and environments the bag will be used in.

The BP20's packed with features, all configurable and fully at your disposal. Pick one up from Amazon at the link below.

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Reader's Choice: 5 Bags EDCers Want

Last week our team put together a list of 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 year comes to a close.

Staff Picks: 5 EDC Bags We Want Right Now

It's almost the end of the year, and it's been a good one for EDCers. From knives to lights to bags to tech, there have been plenty of releases primed and ready to be added to our kit. We obviously love talking about gear around here, and with this series, the Everyday Carry staff have put together a few lists of the ones we can't wait to get our hands on. We hope it gives you a good idea of products that you may have missed throughout the year, and gets you as excited as we are to pick up the latest and greatest gear for your EDC.

Giveaway: Win a NutSac Mag-Satch!

Update: Congrats to Chip C., winner of this week's giveaway!

When your EDC gets to a point where your pockets are feeling a little cramped, a compact bag for just the essentials can be a game changer. In this giveaway, our friends at NutSac Bags are hooking it up with one of their sleekest EDC-friendly bags, the Mag-Satch. It's a classic design based on the trusty satchel, built in the USA from heavy duty canvas and leather, but with some modern features and organization for all your tools and tech. One lucky winner will receive a NutSac Mag-Satch, brought to you by our sponsor, NutSac Bags.

NutSac Mag-Satch

Usually when it comes to EDC bags the search gets narrowed down to backpacks. But as useful as backpacks can be sometimes you don't need something so large and cumbersome. For city dwellers and commuters, a smaller bag like the Mag-Satch by NutSac might be the way to go if you want something that looks smart and still protects your gear. It brings modern functionality for your tools and tech to a classic design with rugged materials throughout.

Some materials are timeless, and full-grain leather and waxed canvas are just as durable today as they have been for decades. Combining the two along with quality YKK zippers means that if you get caught in a rainstorm you won’t have to worry about your gear getting damaged as water slips right off the top flap of the bag. Even if you don’t see yourself getting caught in the rain, it’s good to know that an accidentally spilled drink won’t be the end of your gear.

At 11” x 7.5” x 2.5” the USA-made satchel perfectly fits iPads and e-readers along with a notebook or two in the main compartment. Inside it also has two extra pockets for organizing smaller items that you might need throughout the day, like chargers and cables. An adjustable heavy cotton strap not only matches the natural look and feel of the bag, but it also distributes the weight nicely and avoids cutting into your shoulder thanks to its wide profile. The handle is also made of the same heavy cotton so if you're squeezing into a busy subway and need to carry it briefcase-style you have that option. A second zippered compartment along the front keeps your most used essentials in an easy to grab location that’s still protected from rain thanks to a secure magnetic flap.

The satchel is making a comeback, and NutSac is leading the charge with their durable Mag-Satch. If you want a bag that can keep up with your lifestyle make sure to pick one up a Mag-Satch for yourself by clicking the link below.

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Victorinox Altmont 3.0 Deluxe Laptop Backpack

A good EDC backpack to help lighten the load can go a long way. With so many options out there, finding a bag with the perfect balance between a smart design, good organization, and a durable build can be difficult. Thankfully the Almont Classic Collection of bags by Victorinox offers plenty of options ideal for EDC. One option in particular is the Deluxe Laptop backpack, which strikes a solid balance between having a sturdy build, organization, and a sleek design while also adding some extra functionality to your carry.

When it comes to keeping your gear organized, this bag gives you plenty of options without overdoing it. The polyester exterior might look super minimal at first glance but upon further inspection you’ll find two hidden front pockets that open from either side, perfect for any items that you might need to get to in a hurry. Plus, whether you’re headed to class or hitting the trails two more zippered pockets on either side of the bag can easily fit water bottles and other beverages. One of them even carries the Swiss Army Knife multi-tool bottle opener and screwdriver that might come in handy in a pinch. And that’s just the exterior.

Opening this 21L pack reveals a slew of sleeves, pockets, and slots so you can hold everything from a few textbooks to pens and pencils (and still have room to spare for snacks in case you get hungry). A dedicated tablet sleeve lines the back of the main compartment and a separate side-loading zippered pocket along the back gives you easy access to your laptop.

Typically filling up a backpack to the max can put a strain on your back, but the Deluxe Laptop backpack distributes the weight evenly thanks to adjustable padded straps and a design meant for carrying heavy loads comfortably. If you’re looking to tidy up your carry with a bag that was designed for everyday use, make sure to check this one out in Navy or Olive Green via the link below.


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Bellroy Duo Totepack

We've always felt that how you carry is just as important as what you carry. One company that really understands this is Bellroy, who you probably recognize for their solid history of making some of the best minimalist leather wallets around. They've been taking their considered approach to other forms of carry with solutions for everything from carrying keys to your favorite Field Notes. Now, they're finally releasing a diverse line of bags to handle everything else you aren't carrying in your pockets. Of those bags, the Duo Totepack stands out as one of the most versatile, with all-conditions materials, expandable storage, and multiple carry configurations.

As its name implies, the Duo Totepack pulls double duty as both a backpack and a tote bag. This pairing of configurations is especially useful for EDCers in urban environments who find themselves needing to carry varying amounts of gear. The pack configuration gives all-day comfort for longer hauls and larger loadouts, especially when cycling or moving quickly during a commute. Carrying a tote by hand gives quicker access and works best when needing to pick up a few things throughout your day. The Duo easily switches between the two styles thanks to flat aluminum carabiners at the ends of the bag straps, letting you detach them and neatly tuck them away.

In either configuration, the bag stores about 15L worth of gear — a decent capacity for just the day's essentials. Despite it being on the smaller side, it can still accommodate up to a 15” laptop in its padded compartment as well. You can access the main compartment of the pack via its top-entry, water-resistant YKK Aquaguard zipper. Inside, you'll find zippered pockets and a tablet sleeve for organization and separation of your gear. A separate compartment on the exterior of the bag features quick access to your frequently used essentials, like your wallet or pens. Another pocket on the opposite side keeps more delicate gear like your smartphone or sunglasses separate and safe.

To do its versatile design's justice, the bag features high performance materials with hardware to match. Water-resistant fabric makes up the exterior, which helps keep your belongings dry when paired with the Aquaguard main zipper. When expanding the bag for extra storage or compressing it to keep it slim, the Duo ditches messy compression straps for minimal, yet effective magnetic Fidlock snap hardware. Last but not least, leather touchpoints on the tote handles and back panel snap button offer comfortable handling.

Plenty of thoughtful design decisions make this a compelling pack for a discreet, “do-it-all” urban EDC, whether you're casually out on the town or loading up for adventure. If the Duo Totepack doesn't quite serve your needs, Bellroy has plenty of other bags that might in their full bag collection. Check it out here, and grab the Duo Totepack at the link below.

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ARKTYPE Dashpack

With more bag options than ever before changing the way we carry our gear, the question of what's in your bag is becoming just as important as what's in your pockets. Wearing a backpack these days doesn't have to mean choosing between looking like you're going to school or on a 3 day camping trip, either. Smaller, sleeker urban bags like the new ARKTYPE Dashpack work more as an extension of your pockets, giving you that extra storage and organization you need to take your EDC further. Blending military equipment design cues and materials with rugged minimalism, the Dashpack is a made-in-the-USA bag for a more covert, commute-ready carry.

At 15L, the Dashpack isn't designed for heavy loads. But as its name implies, it's slim and compact enough to dash through busy city streets and beyond. The smaller size sits higher and more balanced on your back with a narrow profile even when packed full.

The Dashpack also features more quick access pockets than its minimalist design leads you to believe. A water-resistant YKK Aquaguard zipper hidden under a storm flap runs vertically down the front of the pack for concealed access to a spacious pocket. Inside the pocket, you can secure pens, tools, cables, and more in a row of elastic webbing, while a D-ring at the top of the pocket is handy for clipping a keychain, like one of ARKTYPE's excellent magnetic paracord options in the PMK and RMK.

A 3/4 double zipper (also water resistant) accesses the main compartment. It's mostly empty with just a horizontal zip mesh pocket at the top and a half-height laptop sleeve towards the back of the bag. The lack of internal organization makes the main compartment better suited for bulky or awkward cargo.

You can safely stash your tech and valuables in a zippered security pocket hidden in the back panel of the bag. The main back pocket is padded to protect a large tablet or smaller laptop a second zippered mesh pocket sorts out smaller loose valuables. The vertical orientation of the front and back pockets make it easy to swing the bag under your arm and access your gear from the top down without ever having to take off the bag.

If you do end up needing more storage, the Dashpack features a row of low-profile webbing for added modularity. It also has water bottle pockets on both sides, just under the compression straps that keep the bag slim and tidy when less packed. Both the compression straps and shoulder straps are designed with built in strap management, leaving no dangling excess webbing for a cleaner look.

Last but not least, the pack features 1680D ballistic nylon on the exterior for abrasion resistance and durability yet only weighs 2 pounds. ARKTYPE's first foray into the EDC bag space is available now in black or grey at the link below.

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Lander Carry System

Whether setting off for that well-deserved vacation or blazing trails on the weekends, it's hard to completely unplug and leave all your tech behind. Which becomes a hassle, given you have to pack both your tech essentials and your travel gear separately in purpose-built packs. Or do you? While many bags are designed to be outdoor bags first with tech protection as an afterthought, the Lander Carry System of bags truly aims to take you from the office to the outdoors with no half-measures for both quality and protection.

The system is divided into four components: a 36L Traveler pack, a 25L Commuter pack, the Kit dopp kit, and Parcel collapsible packing cube. You have a choice of the two former for your main pack with the space and features to fit your needs, and the latter two are modular additions to expand and extend the capacity of your Traveler and Commuter.

The Traveler is the Lander's flagship bag, and comes with quite a few features for both in and outdoor essentials. Its Cordura EcoMade exterior is recycled, durable, and DWR (durable water repellent)-coated for all-weather performance. It's got a front pocket with interior organization and a soft pocket lined with microfiber for more sensitive essentials. Its roll-top cargo section (with inner mesh storage) unzips completely for easy access to its internals, with a shoe compartment, water bottle pocket, and haul handles for ease of carrying.

The Crash Pad is the Traveler's key to protecting your valuable tech. It's a safe storage area on the rear of the pack, and includes a padded laptop sleeve (for computers up to 17”), protected wireways for your cables, and taped seams for even more waterproofing for your gear.

The Commuter comes with all the Traveler's core features including the Crash Pad, trading capacity and the roll-top for an extra water bottle compartment and cargo straps. And with the Kit and Parcel, both packs are customizable to fit your needs and carry from workday to weekend. There's a little over a week left to back the Lander Carry System modules of your choice at the Kickstarter link below.

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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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Recycled Firefighter Battalion 12L

A good backpack doesn’t have to carry everything and the kitchen sink. Like any EDC tool sometimes just the essentials are all you need to get the job done. The Battalion 12L pack by Recycled Firefighter is one of those bags. It’s not designed for your next 3-day hike through the mountains, though it’s certainly tough enough to make the trip. Instead this American-made pack was made to have your back through a 12 hour day, making it a great option for EDC.

Although the Battalion is only a 12L pack, Recycled Firefighter didn’t skimp on any of the rugged build materials they’re known for. Instead of the recycled firehose that you’ll find on their wallets, you’ll get a bag built from a durable 1000D Cordura that’s more than suitable for the everyday wear and tear of EDC. The use of YKK zippers is a nice touch, as you won’t be stuck wrestling with the bag when you need to get open it. Plus the dual zippers also give you a little extra versatility when wearing the bag. When you're on the move, you can swing the pack around with one arm and access your gear using the dual zips just like you would a sling bag. Combined with its clamshell-opening design, the dual zippers also help for effective, lie-flat packing.

Bags with a clamshell design might not inspire much in terms of internal organization, but that’s why the Battalion is more than meets the eye. The exterior pocket is perfect for items you’ll need frequently throughout the day like notebooks, pens, and even tablets, while the larger compartment has two zippered mesh pockets for smaller essentials that you don’t want to lose track of and can easily fit a 13” laptop. Throw in a padded handle, 550 paracord zipper pulls, and the padded straps and you have a fairly minimal bag with tactical features. For those of you who do use internal pockets, the Battalion is also compatible with a rigid MOLLE grid framesheet to add on pouches and holsters.

For a daypack that combines a heavy duty build with a modern design, the Battalion 12L pack could be the one you’ve been looking for to help lighten the load. If this sounds like the bag for you make sure to click the link below and check it out for yourself.

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Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer

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Small EDC organizer fits easily and comfortably into pants pocketOverall dimensions:  3.5" wide x 5.5" high x 1" deep (8.89cm wide x 13.97cm high x 2.54cm deep)Exterior...

Maxpedition Fatty Pocket Organizer

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Larger version of the popular Pocket Orgainzer.Compact 5? x 7? x 2? sizeDrops into or attaches onto backpack or bagFull clamshell opening main compartment with dual zipsinside...

5.11 Tactical Rush 12 Backpack

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Water-resistant 1050D nylon
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Grid-It Organizer (CPG4BK)

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Ideal for pens, notepads, cellphones, chargers, wallets, and more. Versatile organization.

Grid-it Organizer (CPG5BK)

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Designed to hold items firmly in place. Configure Grid-It! your own way!.

Grid-It Organizer (CPG10BK)

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Grid-It organization system - a rubberized woven elastic object retention system for gadget organization.

Triple Aught Design Fastpack Litespeed II

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Pelican 1010 Micro Case

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Great for rugged sports¿not for swimming or submerging
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Made with Military grade Cordura and water-repellent Teflon. 1 external & 3 internal storage pockets with 21 elastic webbing slots. Grab handle eases hand carry.

Saddleback Leather Classic Briefcas

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Crafted from 100% Full-grain boot Leather but thicker.
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TAD Fast pack EDC

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Case Logic Hard Drive Case

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EVA Molded, Durable, semi-rigid exterior to protect valuable data
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Mil-Tec US Assault backpack

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2 separate main compartments; 2 front pockets
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Triple Aught Design OP1

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Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack

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Much lighter weight and more "packable" than traditional boating dry ba A lot less expensive than other dry bags on the market Designed for backpacking, adventure travel and water sports Bright white inner laminate for easy visibility of cont

5.11 Moab 12

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Roomy, organized storage area; with multiple interior admin and stash pockets
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