Five Bags That Will Improve Your Next Trip

There are a lot of bags that claim to do it all, sometimes you want a bag that’s been deeply designed for a specific use case.


Whether you’re globetrotting or just planning a weekend getaway, the right bag can make all the difference. And while there are a lot of bags that claim to do it all, sometimes you want a bag that’s been deeply designed for a specific use case. That’s why we’ve combed through our favorite bag makers and selected five models that are ready for purpose-built service, regardless of where you’re headed.

Airport Terminal

Aer Travel Pack 2

The Travel Pack 2 is a versatile carry-on backpack designed for traveling smart. Breeze through security checkpoints, skip the baggage carousel and quickly access your travel essentials on the go. A spacious lay-flat main compartment makes packing simple and easy while an additional compartment accessed via the bottom of the pack keeps stowed shoes separately. Multiple handles and a pass through for a luggage handle make the Travel Pack 2 a savvy travel partner.

Buy Now: $230

Weekend Getaway

Billykirk No. 479 Carryall

The Carryall line features a wire-framed zipper construction, making this iconic style light and functional. The No. 479 Carryall is the perfect size for a weekend away. One exterior and two interior slip pockets keep small goods like phones and wallets organized, while the internal snap-clip makes for a quick and easy way to store keys. Made with high quality 20 oz. waxed canvas and full-grain vegetable tanned leather, every Carryall is designed to age with grace.

Buy Now: $550

Mountain Adventure

Matador Beast 28

The Beast28 Packable Technical Backpack is a game changer. With a rugged and technical build and an ultralight design which packs down into its own compression sack measuring just 7” x 4.5”, the Beast28 is 28-liter pack that’s well-suited for travel yet ready for adventure. And, built to accommodate a hydration bladder, the Beast 28 is well-suited for even the most intense adventure.

Buy Now: $89.99

Business Meeting

Orox Nuntius X

Well-made and thoughtfully designed, this briefcase is the last one you’ll ever buy. It’s hand-crafted using high quality, full grain leather. For the dedicated professional, this bag makes a serious statement about a commitment to quality and longevity. Holds a 17” laptop, several pockets to keep organized, and has multiple strap and handle options for ease of carrying. Use the shoulder strap as a messenger bag, as well as the cross-chest stabilizing strap for use while bicycling.

Buy Now: $950

Overland Expedition

Velomacchi Speedway 50L Duffel

The 50L Speedway Duffel Backpack is the ultimate watertight adventure bag built for both exploring the back roads and traveling the world. It can be carried as a duffle, a backpack, or a shoulder bag and can be securely strapped down to a motorcycle or roof rack. The Speedway Duffe is constructed from 1000D abrasion resistant nylon fabric and features a water-tight main compartment with high quality YKK zippers and a special stretch panel construction that protects the zipper from blow out. The shoulder harness straps neatly tuck behind the padded back panel for transitioning from backpack to duffle bag.

Buy Now: $279

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