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Reader's Choice: 5 Bags EDCers Want

Mikey Bautista
Reader's Choice: 5 Bags EDCers Want

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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.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

From one of our Instagram followers (@k_mssn) comes this pick for a backpack that makes short work of both your EDC camera gear and tech alike. New for this 2017, this Kickstarter sensation finally comes in an all-black colorway. A unique divider system lets you customize and rearrange its storage to fit your gear exactly, in addition to an extensive network of pockets, sleeves, and easy-access openings. Its fit and finish is also state-of-the-art, featuring premium materials like Hypalon and nubuck and using unique hardware like the one-handed MagLatch. With 20L of storage in any and every configuration to suit your EDC, the Everyday Backpack's got you covered (and protected).

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Oakley Extractor Sling Pack

You may know Oakley for their cutting-edge eyewear and heavy-duty tactical gear and boots, but this suggestion from the Arama Andrei in the comments section features one of their lighter—but no less rugged—sling packs. The Extractor's sling design gives the bag grab-and-go mobility, while still giving ample storage by way of a 12L main compartment and mesh side pockets. There's plenty of expansion by way of MOLLE-compatible webbing on the bag's exterior, while a fleece-lined eyewear pocket and dedicated foam-padded pouch is able to secure a tablet. It's a great choice for everyday tasks with all the right features to carry your urban essentials.

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Recycled Firefighter “The Battalion”

@jadedtreebeard on Twitter's pick is The Battalion tactical backpack from Recycled Firefighter. It's got the durable features you would expect from a US-made tactical bag, like 1000D Cordura construction, mil-spec YKK zippers, and heavy duty fit and finish with reinforced stress points and bar tacks. A lay-flat design makes managing its main compartment easy, and interior mesh zippered pockets help organize your essentials. A choice of colorways, hi-vis orange interior, and a large hook and loop front panel lets you seamlessly add and customize The Battalion to your EDC's aesthetic.

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Vertx EDC Ready Pack

This Instagram recommendation from @zscholl40 comes with all the right features for an EDC daypack available in a multicam colorway that's new for this year. You get plenty of storage from its 25L main compartment, while cinch side pockets help secure a water bottle or umbrella. Its webbing is Tactigami- and MOLLE-compatible, letting the pack play nice with all your accessories. It also works well with luggage thanks to a pass-through back panel, while various compartments also let you use a 15” laptop, hydration bladder, or ballistic panel for heavy-duty applications. Finally, its nylon mesh construction helps protect your gear from poor weather conditions while keeping the bag light when you're on the move. Check it out in black at the link below.

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Arc'teryx Arro 22

If a weatherproof bag is what you need, then this recommendation by NUNQUAM NON PARATUS from the comments should be on your radar. Arc'teryx are known for pushing what's possible in terms of construction and materials across all their product lines, and this Arro pack is no different. While its design is a longtime classic, this black and blue colorway is new for 2017. This purpose-driven pack is designed to keep moisture out thanks to its weather-resistant hybrid exterior (made of Armourlite and nylon) and WaterTight external zippers. The bag also has a ton of storage, from its 22L main compartment, front-loading kangaroo pocket, and stretch side pockets to accommodate your essentials. It's a great companion for tackling any jungle, from concrete to the wild.

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Thanks for your recommendations! We'll be back next week for more staff picks, and we'd love to hear from you again then.

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Hey great list! For once, I don't have anything else to add.

Honestly, seeing the one I picked I think I like you all's first picks better.
J.S. Leonard ·
Vertx and Arc'teryx are solid brands. Also check out GORUCK which are probably the best bags money can buy and will out last you and your kids.Don't let people fool you into believing they are just for Rucking or are overpriced because they aren't. I only use GORUCK when I travel because I only need one bag it fits in the carry-on measurer and can be used as my backpack once I'm at my destination. The GORUCK GR2 is hands down the best travel bag made and has won numerous awards as such. They are worth every penny. Eblerstock is another fantastic company. We used Eblerstock from one end of the Middle East to the other from the Top to the bottom of Africa and never had one fail. They are very thought out bags.
Bruno ·
Innturt brand for me. Under $25. Crescent-shaped, 1-shoulder or cross-body sling bag. Light as air. And some of the widest variety of pockets and zippers I've ever seen on a bag. Plus, multiple different handles to carry it and ways to lash it to your body. I get annoyed when I have to carry a bag in the same position for too long a time. I naturally want to shift it around to different hands, alternate shoulders, etc.
Jorge Urdaneta Aranzazu ·
since I started using the "Under Armour Storm Undeniable II Backpack" I can't go back to a pack without a shoes compartment. My big size 12 shoes can't be carried together with gym clothes, laptop, first aid, packaged lunch, etc
John Wallace ·
For me a regular jansport back pack does the job
White Knight ·
Peak Design Everyday Backpack. In tan. Yes please. Nom-nom.
Barry Allen ·
Awesome list! I’m digging that Peak Design backpack bigtime.
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