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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