Everyday Carry

Aer Work Collection 2

Authored by:
Mikey Bautista
Aer Work Collection 2

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No matter how long or how far the commute, eventually you’re going to have to put your head down and get to work. That means among all your bags, the one that organizes your essentials to get the job done is often the most important. After helping you tackle your travel gear with their Capsule Collection, Aer is back with the next generation of their Work Collection. The Aer Work Collection 2 rethinks the popular collection’s materials, organization, and aesthetic to streamline your workflow even more. With familiar silhouettes getting a feedback-driven fresh take, as well as a new entry to fit a minimalist EDC, the collection is ready to get to work.

Making a return from the first generation Work Collection are the Tech Pack 2, Day Pack 2, Commuter Brief 2, Tech Sling 2, and the Cable Kit 2, from the largest and with the most compartments to the smallest in the line. All the bags retain the same minimalist, understated design on their exteriors, thanks to a new, double-coated carbonate 840D nylon face fabric that gives the bags a matte look while offering improved weather resistance from the original. This, combined with the familiar use of 1680D ballistic nylon, YKK zippers, and Duraflex hardware keep in line with Aer’s signature design language. The Tech Pack 2, Day Pack 2, and Commuter Brief 2 also retain their free-standing structure from their originals, allowing you to set down the bags without fear of tipping them over when you’ve settled down to work.

Aer have taken community feedback from the original collection and turned them into thoughtful changes for the new line. First and most important is a redesigned laptop compartment to make use of a false bottom to keep your machine suspended and safe from drops, paired with a new soft lining for additional protection. The interior nylon also received an upgrade, and now comes in a soft-touch, woven fabric for a premium look and feel. Luggage pass-through straps have been added to the larger models, ensuring that your work is able to travel with you when the need arises. Last but not least, the bags’ silhouettes have been streamlined and resized for better usability and comfort when you’re on the move.

In addition to the line’s refreshed features, the Slim Pack joins the new Work Collection, and as its name suggests, offers the slimmest profile among the backpack models. Top and side handles offer a grab and go design, and a luggage handle pass-through strap offers convenience when you need to fly. A 15“ laptop compartment and a modest complement of zip and elastic pockets on the top and interior offer a minimalist pack that focuses on doing more with less.

Whether on your daily commute or working in a café, heading into the office or packing up for your next work trip, Aer’s Work Collection 2 means business. Check out the collection at Aer’s site at the link below.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.