Everything You Need to Travel the World in One Backpack

Pack Hacker believes the best trips start with quality gear. That’s why they find and test products with the best form, function, and aesthetic for leisure and business trips. They’re committed to helping you spend less time packing so you can spend more time traveling. And to help you in your travels, they’ve kindly agreed to republishing their article “Everything You Need to Travel the World in One Backpack” below… Sometime back in January of 2016, I decided to leave my job with Apple

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How to Choose the Right Weekender Bag :: Buying Tips

A good weekender is all about relaxed style. If you want a technically awesome few-day bag, get a duffel or rucksack. A weekender is more about great fabrics, easy access, and only shorter periods of actual carrying. But most weekenders suck. In shooting for classic style, most brands spit out basic forms with very little thought to functionality. So here’s our ABC for picking a good weekender instead of suffering a frustrating weekend. – 3 things to look for: Good

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Carl Friedrik Vallance Slim Leather Briefcase :: Drive By

Sharp, minimal and head-turning gorgeous, Carl Friedrik’s (formely Oppermann) Vallance Slim Leather Briefcase is a very focused bag with a suave businessman in mind. Over the past couple of years the London-based Carl Friedrik has been designing an impressive array of luxury leather carry goods. Their bags blend Swedish minimalism with premium European materials which are then handcrafted in Italy. What’s more, Carl Friedrik only sells online which keeps the price for their luxury bags reasonable. To get a good

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The 24 Best Sling Bags for Everyday Carry

The use of sling bags is on the rise. With minimalism securely in the zeitgeist, we’re trimming down and carrying less, so a 20-30L backpack is overkill for some. A good sling snugs tight to the carrier and allows freer movement and quick access to essentials on the go. And when worn on the chest, it makes pickpocketing pretty darn tricky. 😉 A good sling should: – be lightweight  – have a long, padded and adjustable strap that can preferably

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Specialist Carry :: Expedition Documentarian

As a 43-year-old martial arts student, an artist well versed in film, photography, and sculpture, and a PhD candidate researching art and anthropology, Benjamin Pothier’s skills and curiosity have pushed him to some of the most extreme environments on our planet. His research, the core of which is “an anthropological question related to art,” has taken Pothier to the cusp of the Arctic Circle, the highest glaciers on the planet, and into the most unforgiving deserts in search of Martian

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True Utility Connect Everyday Carry Bag :: Drive By

When it comes to packing, I favor the everything-in-its-place approach. Zip pockets, slip pockets, clips, loops…I love having options to stash smaller items. So when the opportunity arose to test out the True Utility Connect Everyday Carry Bag, I jumped at it. Multiple stash points and compartments? Sign me up. The bag is part of True Utility’s Connect range and comes in black and green color options (as you’ll see from the photos, I went with the black option). Who It Suits Someone

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Top 10 Back to Work Bags

Whether you work in a casual or formal environment, what you carry says something about you and what you value. Creativity, organization, versatility, understated practicality…whatever you prioritize, your work bag should help you achieve that. So we’ve rounded up our picks of the top 10 back to work bags to help get you through the daily grind while projecting your desired work persona… – Mismo M/S Office Bringing casual-chic style to the office, this bag offers relaxed Danish sophistication with

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M.R.K.T Kel Briefcase :: Drive By

Minimal and clean, the Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger (or M.R.K.T for short) Kel Briefcase is a simple option for an everyday bag with a classic style. The Los Angeles-based brand was founded by Harvard-trained architect Tom Pen and there is a modern architectural approach to the designs.  The brand prides itself in the use of unconventional and socially responsible materials, which are also vegan-friendly. “The Los Angeles-based brand was founded by Harvard-trained architect Tom Penn and there is a modern

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5 Key Elements :: Designing the QWSTION Simple Holdall

QWSTION have spent years honing their skills at creating bags that embody functional Swiss style. With their Simple Holdall, they embraced the challenge of simplifying their design process even further without sacrificing practicality. The result is a bag that delivers thoughtful features, great versatility, and quality materials while remaining understated and good value for money. To learn more about the inspirations and creative process behind the bag, we asked QWSTION’s creative director, Christian Kaegi to share the 5 key elements that

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The Best Backpacks for Everyday Carry

Choosing an EDC backpack deserves careful consideration. After all, it’s going to be your daily companion for years to come, so you want to ensure it suits your needs and tastes, both from a functional and aesthetic standpoint. So what makes an epic everyday carry backpack? Versatility You never know where the day (or night) might lead, so it’s good to have a bag that can keep up. Get more out of your gear by opting for a backpack with

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