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The Drop: Modern Dayfarer DAYFARER V2 Backpack

Authored by:
Chris Van Hoven
The Drop: Modern Dayfarer DAYFARER V2 Backpack

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Finding an everyday backpack that holds all your gym/sports gear (and your laptop) while looking perfectly at home in an office setting isn’t easy, which is why we love the Modern Dayfarer DAYFARER V2 Backpack. It’s a great solution to those packed days when you have to take your gym gear to work or an important meeting. Its sleek, all-black design and slim, minimalist profile balance sporty aesthetics and workplace elegance while still featuring useful compartments for all your essentials.

Made from 840D ballistic nylon with a water-repellent coating, the DAYFARER V2 has a 24L capacity and also features Ripstop Poly lining, a Fidlock magnetic buckle, and Hypalon zipper pulls on YKK AquaGuard zippers that provide added protection from rainy days or beverage spills.

The stacked features keep going: a separate padded laptop compartment that fits laptops up to 16”, a ventilated shoe compartment that fits up to men’s size 14 shoes, a spacious main compartment, an expandable water bottle pocket, and various quick-access pockets for additional accessories like your phone or earphones. More than enough space to cover all your needs from boardroom to ball game.


What we like: It’s highly versatile, making it an ideal all-around bag for busy days that transition from the workplace to the gym.

What to look out for: Its retail price of $199 may be on the steep side, so be sure to look out for discounted offers. (It’s currently on a pre-order price of $173 at the time of writing).

Final verdict: We can’t use “I didn’t have time to go home and grab my gym bag” as an excuse to miss the gym anymore.

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Chris Van Hoven is a multifaceted writer with a keen interest in technology, watches, and the world of automobiles. When he geeks out about technical details and specifications, his enthusiasm for these subjects is contagious.

Having contributed extensively to renowned publications, he has made a name for himself as an authority in the Philippine automotive industry. His expertise can be seen through his engaging articles as Editor-in-Chief of C! Magazine, a prominent car magazine where he offers insightful reviews and comprehensive analysis of various vehicles.

In addition to his automotive pursuits, Chris's horological inclinations are evident in his work for Calibre Magazine and Vintage Grail. Here, he explores the latest watch releases, trends, and the significance of various vintage timepieces, captivating readers with his knowledge and enthusiasm.

Beyond his writing endeavors, Chris is an avid gamer, finding solace in the immersive world of PC gaming. His passion for gaming and tech-related gadgets allows him to stay at the forefront of the industry, always seeking the latest advancements and sharing his experiences with others.

Combining his love for technology, watches, and automotive wonders, Chris Van Hoven stands as a versatile writer who has built a reputation for his expertise and engaging style. His ability to weave together captivating stories and detailed analysis continues to capture readers and fuel his dedication to these ever-evolving fields.

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