Bags & Pouches

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.

This Is Ground Tech Dopp Kit 2

Dopp kits aren't just for lugging around a toothbrush and deodorant anymore. This Is Ground's latest riff on the essential travel staple, the Tech Dopp Kit 2, keeps your cable hygiene in check instead. They've taken their organizational expertise and brought it to a premium leather version of a dopp kit, designed specifically for all your portable tech, cables, and gear.

The organizer comes in three sizes to accommodate most tech carries, from just a few cables to a full-on mobile office's worth of accessories. All three sizes take on a structured, rectangular shape to give your gear ample protection inside and out. They're made from a durable and luxurious vegtan cowhide leather in five smart, neutral colors.

And while they look great on the outside, it's what's inside that counts after all. The kits unzip to open flat—clamshell style—giving you a neat and clear top-down look at your gear. Small leather loops keep your cables tangle-free, while larger loops secure larger items like hard drives, batteries, and small cameras. Lastly, loose items tuck away safely into an internal leather zip pouch.

As far as gear organizers go, the Tech Dopp Kit 2 is a premium item. It doesn't come cheap, but it's likely the nicest thing you'll pack all your expensive electronics into. See it in action, in all its different colors, sizes, and packing configurations at the link below.

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Current Bags

If you have a smartphone, you know what it’s like to leave the house and realize your phone is about to die. A dead battery means missed calls, emails, or worse — no memes and cat videos to get you through the morning. You could carry an external charger, but a battery brick isn't exactly the easiest thing to stuff in your pocket. Current Bag Co. aims to solve that problem with two stylish backpacks on Kickstarter—the Move and the Classic—complete with integrated batteries for charging your mobile devices.

A good EDC bag is built with materials you know can keep up with your daily life. The water-resistant blended nylon of the Classic will keep your essentials dry when you get caught in the rain, while microsuede lining the laptop compartment will protect your devices from scratches. There's also a main compartment that gives you plenty of space for notebooks or a light jacket. And on the front, you'll find a smaller pocket for quick access to your most used essentials.

But the killer app of Current Bags has to be the built-in charging station. It comes with a 10,000 mAh battery with two outputs that can charge your smartphone 4-6 times so you'll stay connected, all day long.

The Move bag is just as durable but with a slightly different design. It's also made of a water-resistant material (heathered polyester), but doesn’t have a dedicated laptop compartment. Instead, the laptop sleeve relocates to the main compartment to cut down on the bag's overall size and weight. It comes with a 5,000 mAh battery that can charge a smartphone 2-3 times and a zippered quick access pocket on the front.

If you’re looking for tech-centric EDC bags that keep your gear charged without sacrificing style, the Move and the Classic backpacks might be for you. Learn more about them by clicking the link below.

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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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Maxpedition Skyridge Tech Messenger Bag

Tactical bags offer bulletproof reliability, but they often make you stand out in a crowd. That's not a good thing, especially if you EDC expensive electronics and valuables. If you want tactical performance without tactical looks, check out the Maxpedition Skyridge. It's a low-profile tech messenger bag that'll help you run incognito on the move.

You'd be hard-pressed to tell that the Skyridge is even a tactical bag. Gratuitous MOLLE webbing doesn't cover its every square inch. Instead, it's limited to the sides, where you'll still have plenty of attachment points for gear. Even the hook-and-loop patch ID section on the flap looks decorative. When not in use, they don't scream for attention. Only you'll know their true purpose, and that's the point.

With 12.5L capacity and the ability to accommodate up to a 13” laptop, the Skyvale is sized just right for essentials. There's also plenty of internal pockets to help you manage and organize your carry, including a dedicated CCW pocket that could double as a security pocket for stashing valuables. The Skyvale's strong padding and solid water resistant nylon will also give you peace of mind even if you end up carrying it through rough situations.

The Skyridge is available in three different colors: black, gray, and tan. If you want a larger version of the bag with the same features, check out the Skyvale as well. It'll fit up to a 17” laptop and the rest of your gear. You can grab the smaller Skyridge in black at the link below.

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Eshena Bagram Pack

The perfect everyday carry bag has the space you need and the features you want — for all the situations you'll need it. And whether that's traveling, hitting the gym, or just heading out and about, ESHENA Gear's Bagram Pack delivers. This new Kickstarter project combines a thoughtful set of core features with all-over MOLLE modularity for a tactical look and endless customization.

With a 30-liter capacity and numerous compartments, the Bagram Pack is large enough to be your go-to travel and gym bag. You'll find that it's easy to fill the bag and access your gear because of its clamshell design. Even if it's filled to the brim with all of your gear, the strap design side handle makes carrying it around a simple matter.

The thoughtful design of the Bagram Pack accounts for the stuff you'll bring with it on a daily basis. It has a dedicated ventilated shoe compartment at the bottom of the bag. There's a laptop and tablet sleeve in the main compartment. On the sides of the bag you get an expandable water bottle holder and a space for an external battery charger and the attendant cord. These areas are all secured with solid YKK zippers and TSA-compliant lock spaces that are great for when you are on the go.

MOLLE attachment points cover the exterior of the bag, and there's even some in the main compartment. The Bagram Pack comes with a number of smaller MOLLE organizers depending on your level of commitment to the Kickstarter. These modular organizers are special because  they have a magnetic closure that makes it easy to put them on and take them off your bag.

The best part about all this is that the Bagram Pack is fully funded on Kickstarter, and Eshena has fulfilled successful crowdfunding campaigns in the past. Hop onto the Bagram Pack train and make a pledge to secure a bag of your own at the link below.

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10 Travel Bags for Your Next Getaway

Whether you've been hitting the books hard these last few months at school or putting in work at the office, you're probably feeling like your next vacation can't come soon enough. With spring right around the corner, now's the time to treat yourself to a little break (or at least start planning for one). And as relaxing as a quick vacation can be, all the travel involved usually isn't. That is, unless you've got a proper travel bag to make the trips go smoothly.

Topo Designs Quick Pack

A good backpack can go a long way, but sometimes even a small daypack can be overkill. Not to mention, you usually have to do a mini shuffle to sling it off your shoulder just to get to your gear. For short trips and lighter loads, you might want something that’s easier to carry, like Topo Designs' new Quick Pack. Whether you choose to carry it across your shoulder or close to the hip, you'll have quick access to all your essentials.

As the name implies, the Quick Pack lets you get to your gear quicker. Because it puts your most important gear right at your side, Topo Designs had to make it durable and versatile enough for EDC. Lining the pack, you'll find 400D pack cloth as well as highly water-resistant 1000D Cordura nylon at the base.

The larger compartment is perfect for storing EDC items that don’t fit in your pockets, like a notebook or water bottle. You’ll also find a slip pocket in that main compartment for quick access to important items like your phone or wallet. On the outside, there’s a smaller zippered pocket with another slip pocket inside, so there’s no shortage of organization here. The exterior pocket also has a handy clip to secure your keys, saving even more pocket space. The oversized YKK zippers found on both compartments come with colorful paracord loops so you can easily find them even when visibility is poor.

Everyone carries a little differently, and this compact 6L pack comes with plenty of options. You'll get a comfortable shoulder strap, bike loops, as well as travel bag attachment loops. Like many Topo Design products, the Quick Pack comes in a few different color combinations so you’re sure to find one that fits your style. If you’re tired of carrying big packs for short trips, definitely check out the Quick Pack by clicking the link below.

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Mochibag Action DB Pro

"Mochibrand’s latest drawstring backpack is for outdoor enthusiasts. The Action DB Pro is made of DWR fabric, has five separate compartments and rolls up into a palm-sized form for storage. It also has..." (via TheAwesomer)

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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
Zippered fleece-lined eyewear pocket
Self-repairing YKK® zippers with large glove-friendly pull tabs
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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.

Pelican 1010 Micro Case

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Great for rugged sports¿not for swimming or submerging
Water-resistant, crush-proof and dust-proof
Rubber liner for extra protection doubles as O-Ring seal

Saddleback Leather Classic Briefcas

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Crafted from 100% Full-grain boot Leather but thicker.
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Triple Aught Design Fastpack Litespeed II

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Vanquest EDCM-HUSKY

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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.

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
Compact case to store or transport smaller portable hard drives
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Mil-Tec US Assault backpack

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2 separate main compartments; 2 front pockets
Material: 600D polyester, PVC coated; Weight: 1100g
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5.11 Moab 12

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Roomy, organized storage area; with multiple interior admin and stash pockets
Fully customizable tactical go bag
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Rite In The Rain 3X5 Kit - Tan #935T-KIT

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Filson Original Briefcase

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Zipper and storm flap closure
2 stow pockets, 3 interior dividers
Abrasion- and water-resistant fabric
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