Durable, Modular Bags from Unit Portables

Lugging laptops and documents is easy (and stylish) with these sturdy, waterproof satchels


Unit Portables makes bags for those truly looking for form and function, and the latest range from the Stockholm collective—unveiled today, 22 September—does not disappoint in either area. With sleek lines and an almost military aesthetic, the new collection includes a laptop bag, backpack and messenger bag created from the brand’s (now) signature waterproof, high-density polyester canvas.

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All units have an outer grid system that enables smaller units to be attached, allowing users to get creative with combinations using super-strength snap fasteners. The soft wool linings and grime-resistant outers make the bags especially durable and enable the separate elements to maintain their look and feel while still protecting your precious cargo.


Unit Portables founder Andreas Ehde is excited about the new range—and for future products to be made in collaboration with design agency Veryday. “We never feel done. With the updates for A/W14, we have come a long way since our initial launch. Our next focus in the near future will be to extend the modularity by introducing more stylish and functional Units to the family, extend our presence and visit new territories,” outlines Ehde.

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The laptop bag is sized for the average 13″ and 15″ laptops and comes with a protective A4-sized document pocket that closes with a clever zipper. The unit also features the external strap design enabling further items to be carried on the exterior of the item. Similarly, the messenger bag also has a detachable strap and two strong sewn-in handles. Each bag boasts the laboratory-esque badge that denotes its unique unit number and description.

Unveiled today, the new collection will be available from Unit Portables online towards end of October 2014.

Images courtesy of Unit Portables