Everyday Carry

Camelbak Pivot Totepack

Authored by:
Bernard Capulong
Camelbak Pivot Totepack

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With summer in full swing and temperatures rising, hauling a backpack around probably isn't the most comfortable way to EDC your daily gear. Backpacks can weigh you down and restrict airflow to your back, making commuting in the heat that much worse. But for some of us, simply carrying less and leaving the bag at home isn't an option. That's why a tote bag is a popular summer staple: you can hand carry or sling a lighter load over one shoulder. For days you're carrying a bit more, though, a backpack is still your best bet. Leave it to Camelbak, best known for their outdoor hydration packs, to make their new Pivot Totepack with stowable shoulder straps for a conveniently convertible 2-way carry. With the Pivot series, Camelbak brings their technical knowhow from outdoor gear to more urban styles, all while using premium recycled materials in pursuit of sustainability.

The Pivot Totepack doesn't stray too far from the classic Tote design by overcomplicating it past the point of convenience. However, it does add some useful EDC-friendly features, materials, and hardware to take things to the next level. For starters, the main compartment of the 20L bag features a full-length, water-resistant zipper to keep its contents secure and dry as well as internal pockets for much-needed organization. On the outside, a full-length, water-resistant zipper grants access to a padded laptop pocket that accommodates up to 15" laptops. Down the side of the tote you'll find a vertical zippered pocket for stashing gear you'd want to access quickly, like a water bottle.

The bag is made from 70% repurposed materials—equivalent to 25 single-use plastic water bottles—making it a great option for those of you looking for more sustainable and less wasteful gear. Comfortable and durable seat belt webbing makes up the tote's carry straps and shoulder straps, too. The adjustable shoulder straps can neatly stow discreetly into the back of the tote by unbuckling magnetic clasps. Whether you're packing light or hauling a full day's kit, the convertible straps let you carry however is most comfortable for you. The Pivot Tote Pack is available in both black and olive drab green at the link below.

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Bernard Capulong

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

About the Author
Bernard Capulong is an everyday carry (EDC) gear expert, entrepreneur, all-around nerd, and the founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com—the largest online community for EDC gear enthusiasts. Since founding Everyday Carry in 2009, he’s built over a decade of experience in the industry, reviewing and highlighting brands and products, including pocket knives, flashlights, wallets, watches, bags, pens, and much more.

Bernard is known for bringing everyday carry out of obscurity and into the mainstream, having been published or featured in various publications such as GQ, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, VICE, HYPEBEAST, Outside, and many others. He has also played a part in curating, designing, and developing digital and physical products, resulting in successful crowdfunding projects or limited edition collaboration products with established softgoods brands. He stays on the pulse of the EDC industry by attending trade shows, participating in online interest communities, and actively engaging with fellow gear enthusiasts on social media.

In addition to being the editor-in-chief and main social media personality for EverydayCarry.com, Bernard is an avid gearhead and collector in general. His personal collections span technical bags, fountain pens, digital cameras, retro gaming hardware, personal hi-fi audio gear, and mechanical wristwatches, to name a few. Bernard Capulong is a prominent figure and trusted authority in the everyday carry industry with a career dedicated to helping people discover this hobby and stay prepared with quality gear.

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