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Incase A.R.C. Collection

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Jonathan Tayag
Incase A.R.C. Collection

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When it comes to the rigors of daily carry, Incase bags have made a name for themselves as a sleek and solid options for protecting your essential tech. This fall, Incase steps up their game even further with their new A.R.C. collection. A.R.C. is short for “A Responsible Carry,” a nod to the unique mix of smart durable design, practical organizational features, and sustainability at the heart of each bag in the new line.

There are a total of four bags which vary in size and intended use, but each one features premium materials and build quality, comfort, and ease of use that makes them a compelling choice for EDC, whether you’re looking for a small day pack or looking to pick up your next robust carry-on travel one-bag.

Each bag features a mix of 1200D and 900D recycled polyester fabric, with PU coatings in critical areas to protect areas of high wear. The zippers are all YKK, with both weatherproof and high-speed RC hardware used at different points. UTX hardware is used for the buckles, and their high quality overbuilt nature means they won’t snap and break even under heavy loads.

The A.R.C. collection features comfort-focused Ortholite memory foam padding, which allows for 95-100% breathability with bacterial growth prevention integrated into the foam. Bacterial growth prevention is also built into the liners inside of the bag, which you’ll appreciate especially for reducing odors if you need a change of clothes. Finally, each bag features an RFID blocking lining that hinders cellular and GPS transmission, keeping you and your tech protected from digital theft and unwanted tracking.

Tech Tote

The Tech Tote is designed as a professional, minimalist, over-the-shoulder bag for your tech essentials and important documents. It can be carried strictly as a tote with the comfortable EVA-cushioned carry handles but the D rings at the sides let you use it crossbody over the shoulder as well when given enough length. On each panel of the exterior of the Tech Tote there are quick access zippered pouches for your gear. The main compartment features enough padded room to safely fit up to a 13" Apple MacBook Pro too. And the internal water bottle pocket lets you carry one of your choice without ruining the clean overall aesthetic of the bag from the outside.

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The A.R.C. Daypack features a low-profile, elegant look that doesn’t scream "laptop backpack" to the world. Differentiating itself from a lot of day packs in the industry that feature a big cavernous main compartment, Incase's Daypack features a plethora of inner sleeves and pockets that help organize your everyday carry essentials and puts everything its place. Its padded, faux-fur-lined laptop compartment fits up to 16” MacBook and up to 12.9” iPad, and its organizational features helps when you’re trying to find a specific piece of gear quickly too, a big boon in a crowded bag full of cables, adaptors, and other tech tidbits.

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Commuter Pack

The Commuter Pack features an office-friendly professional design that works great for the namesake daily commute, but it also features the ability to turn into a travel-oriented bag thanks to its clamshell opening and tie down straps for compression and securing your gear. There’s even a luggage passthrough sleeve so you can use it as your personal bag with a larger set of carry-on luggage. A special feature of this bag is the tech compartment on the front, which takes the place of a dedicated tech pouch by giving you an organizational space for small tech essentials that's easily accessible. Like the Daypack, the Commuter Pack can also take on your biggest hardware, accommodating a MacBook up to 16” and an iPad up to 12.9”.

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Travel Pack

The Travel Pack features a smart travel design that's versatile enough for business EDC even if you don’t find yourself commuting on a plane or a train. The bag features a clamshell main compartment that opens entirely flat for easy compartmentalized loading and unloading of clothes and other essentials for an extended trip. When you need to maximize space you can quickly unzip the YKK expansion zipper to give yourself an extra 3.15" of space. There’s a dedicated 16" laptop and padded compartment near the foam at the back, and there’s tons of pockets including some that are hidden for stashing tech essentials, travel documents, and valuables. The luggage passthrough sleeve lets this bag integrate into a larger traditional luggage ensemble, but the ability to cinch things down along with the comfort afforded by the foam back panel and sternum strap allow you to go it alone with just this bag when you need it.

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Jonathan Tayag

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

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