Everyday Carry

Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Backpack

Authored by:
Bernard Capulong
Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Backpack

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As fun as it is to collect gear, sometimes the better play is to buy something once that’ll last you for the long haul. Filson is a brand that’s been making classic, durable goods to last since 1897. Their new Dryden backpack brings that same heritage styling and “buy it for life” quality you might find on a traditional waxed canvas bag to modern day with its ballistic nylon construction. It’s packed with pockets on the inside and out, making it a versatile pack for everyday carry, travel, and outdoor adventures alike.

Upon first glance, the Dryden resembles your usual heritage waxed canvas and leather backpack. But instead of waxed canvas, it’s made of a highly durable and weather-resistant CORDURA brand ballistic nylon. At 1000D it’s heavy duty without weighing too much and resistant to abrasion to handle everyday wear and tear. The Dryden pack features bridle leather touchpoints throughout, including the zipper pulls, top pull handle, and shoulder strap reinforcements. A lightweight nylon lines the interior for durability inside and out, too.

The Dryden’s thoughtful layout provides 25.5L of storage space inside and out for anything you might need on your day-to-day. The rear panel features a 270-degree zipper for full, easy access to its main compartment that fits most 15“ laptops. Three different exterior zippered compartments at the top, middle, and bottom of the bag stash frequently used essentials, bulkier gear, and smaller items, respectively. Last but not least, two side drop pockets are perfect for slotting in a water bottle, small tripod or umbrella, and more.

If you’ve been meaning to upgrade your bag to the new material standard but didn’t want to compromise on that timeless aesthetic, the Filson Dryden just might be what you’re looking for. You can grab one in your choice of dark navy, otter green, or whiskey tan 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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