Made in Colorado from 1000D Cordura® and 400D nylon, this Topo Designs bike bag is made to be strapped to your handlebars, but doubles as a mini tote. Weatherproof all the way down to its waterproof zipper, the nifty triangle-shaped bag will hold bike tools, as well as a couple small items. With a secret interior pocket and daisy-chain webbing on the outside (making attaching a light easy), it even has a padded base to keep your possessions safer.
Topo Designs and New Balance’s just-released collaboration collection is made up of sneakers, a backpack and a crossbody bag. The Rover Pack features a flap closure, two exterior zippered pockets (plus two on the sides), and contrasting shoulder and tightening straps—in desert brown and bright red, respectively. Inside there’s a large main compartment and a laptop sleeve. While Topo’s signature retro-styled tag remains, there’s also space for New Balance’s logo. Though it’s not a technical backpack, there’s no shortage of details at play—from the suede panels to clever use of space.
With a waterproof cross-poly shell, this dog carrier is a minimal and sleek alternative to cumbersome and unattractive iterations. Available in tan, navy or black, it features a cushioned base for your pup’s comfort and non-slip straps for yours. Made for most dogs under 25 pounds, it measures eight by 17 inches by 12 inches. Best of all, the scoop offers your dog a clear view of the outside world.
This year, the Ace Hotel celebrates two decades since its “lodging for friends” idea first hatched in Seattle back in 1999. With locations around the world, the Ace has expanded but hasn’t lost its ethos of strong design and cultural engineering. Case in point: this simple, bold bag marking their 20th, “printed on the most capacious and resilient tote bag” they could find.
Made in Italy from locally sourced materials, Hardgraft’s phone pack is crafted from vegetable-tanned black leather, and the interior is lined with soft wool. The bag—which can hold a phone, passport, earbuds, sunglasses, wallet and more—opens fully to allow easy access, and features a smaller interior pocket too. The adjustable strap means this piece can function as a crossbody or a waist bag.
Made in the USA, KILLSPENCER’s ultra-luxe tennis bag has room for a racket and—in the detachable pouch—three cans of balls. The exterior is made from a soft, quilted full-grain leather, while the interior is foam-lined to protect your racket. The straps are also padded to ensure comfort while commuting. The quilted leather is akin to a luxury handbag, and the overall look is opulently high-end.
Intended for use when hiking or camping, VSSL’s portable first aid kit actually applies to all kinds of sports and adventures. The same size as a traditional flashlight (just over nine inches), the kit contains a light, compass, tape, bandages of varying sizes, sterile strips, antiseptic towelettes, a hemostatic agent, burn cream, aspirin, Advil, gloves and more. All these essentials are inside a military-grade aluminum tube that’s also waterproof.
The NanoDry towel is super-packable, despite measuring 120 by 60cm, and comes in a travel case attached to a carabiner—so it can be hooked to your bag, bike, or even keys. Light and ultra-absorbent (absorbing 2.3 times its weight), its antimicrobial coating works against mold and mildew. Available in four colorways, thanks to its packability, this towel is easily carried around daily—just in case of an impromptu dip.
With features found on the original 3 Day Assault backpack, Mystery Ranch’s updated iteration is the pared-back 2 Day Assault. Better suited for daily use as a commuter or carry-all, this backpack features the brand’s signature three-zipper opening at the front, offering quick and easy access. Inside there’s the main compartment, a “floating” padded sleeve and an additional sleeve pocket—so all your documents, laptops and tablets will remain protected. With a removable waist-belt and compression straps, it’s fully equipped for comfort and efficiency. Additionally, it’s made from hard-wearing 500D Cordura (in four colorways) and in two sizes.
With an exterior crafted from Italian vegetable-tanned leather, and a padded melange wool lining, hardgraft’s new Frame Camera Bag is universally-sized for DSLR cameras. At 17 by 14 by 13cm, it’s capable of being a crossbody or shoulder bag, but no matter how you wear it, its wide-mouthed, reverse nylon zipper offers easy access. Plus, an exterior pocket affords extra room for wallets, keys or a phone.
With cannabis and cannabis-adjacent products finding acceptance (and legalization) in more locations, it can be challenging to choose one place to stash or store them all. Another Room offers a solution: a cheeky travel kit—either adorned with the slogan “Totally Not Weed” or a hazy smiley face—that includes joint holders, an AR branded lighter and a mirror. Though these items come pre-arranged inside the kit’s soft, zipper-sealed bag, there’s still plenty of room for the rest of your accessories. Price is in CAD.
Handmade from organic cotton, Etee’s reusable food wraps are sustainable and compostable alternatives to plastic and paper bags. Available in sets of three, these medium-sized wraps “activate” and become tacky with the warmth of your hands, and can be used for fruits, nuts, and sandwiches—anything. Each one offers some 120+ uses and they can be composted when they’re no longer adhesive.
UBB and Barebones join forces for a bag that meets all your cooler needs: up to 20 cans. With a shape reminiscent of an icebox, the cooler bag can keep contents cold for 48 hours—even longer than most insulated thermoses or growlers. The wide-mouth (which hangs over the sides of the backpack) allows the opening to expand when unzipped. As such, you could carry two—one for ice and one for cans—and then combine as needed. Moreover, the backpack design makes it even more practical than most coolers out there.
Equipped with six exterior pockets (four of which are big enough for a bottle of wine) and a split interior, JOSHU+VELA’s utility tote is an all-purpose bag modeled off a vintage electrician’s bag. Its bottom is double-lined to withstand daily use and the all-leather handles will wear nicely. Available in five colorways, our pick is this olive green version.
Undeniably practical, this Rains bumbag is waterproof and features a taped zip closure to keep your valuables super-safe and dry. Made from polyurethane and polyester, it’s sturdy and stylish. Wear it over your shoulder or around your waist as you stomp around and explore—with your cash and camera held within easy access.
More than an appealing design, this bag’s pleated body is also practical, as it expands to accommodate whatever is placed inside. (It can grow to several times its original size.) Made from biodegradable, corn-based PLA, this clever tote is also water-resistant and eco-friendly. Available in blue, yellow, black or red (which is made from recycled polyester) it’s a stylish Japanese design that originated back in 2006.