10 Everyday Bags That Will Last a Lifetime


10 Everyday Bags That Will Last a Lifetime


Commuting is stressful enough as it is. There’s no need to add in an uncomfortably heavy, completely unorganized backpack or duffle to the mix. After all, who wants to get to work and have their shoulder aching, papers crinkled and/or items thrown all over the place from the hustle and bustle?

Thankfully, there are plenty of companies making products with every single one of these frustrating situations in mind. A place for a water bottle so it doesn’t spill? Check. A dedicated padded sleeve so your laptop isn’t bumped? Also there. Water-resistant fabric for those days? Yep.

Ahead, we’ve rounded up 10 innovative and durable everyday bags that will take you to the office, appointments, the gym and anywhere and everywhere in between.

[Bellroy’s Campus Backpack]( features multiple organization pockets, a dedicated laptop sleeve and comfortable shoulder straps. In other words, you won’t find yourself digging for something at the bottom of your bag *or* in pain from carrying this bag.

With separate ventilated sections for used (and clean!) clothing, shoes, and compact compartments for your laptop and personal items, [Aer’s small gym duffle]( will keep you organized as you head from the office to the gym.

Whether you like to travel light or bring everything you own with you to work or an event, [Bellroy’s slim Shift Backpack]( has plenty of storage. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s made from water-resistant polyester. Who hasn’t gotten stuck in the rain without an umbrella?

Not only is [Patagonia's Black Hole duffle]( completely weatherproof, it’s also able to be carried in three different ways: like a backpack, shoulder-bag or a briefcase.

What’s better than a backpack that could work for both commuting *and* a weekend out-of-town adventure? A bonus for photographers, this [WANDRD bag]( was originally created to perfectly fit camera gear.

Another three-in-one, this product from [Mystery Ranch]( can be carried as a briefcase, shoulder bag or backpack. It’s made from a super-tough fabric and has pockets for easy organization.

It’s not shocking that [Peak Designs’ Everyday Backpack]( raised over $6 million on Kickstarter. After all, it comes with removable dividers, internal pockets, a laptop sleeve, magnet closures, is weatherproof, can easily be brought on-board a flight, and has comfortable, adjustable shoulder, sternum and waist straps. Phew.

Made from water-repellent, abrasion-resistant nylon, you won’t have to worry about replacing [Filson’s durable briefcase]( anytime soon. Plus, it can also be worn as a messenger bag and has interior and exterior pockets and a sleeve for your laptop.

Overpacking happens to the best of us, and that’s why products like [Mystery Ranch’s Street Zen]( were invented. This backpack has a moisture-wicking back panel, large compartments to fill with things you need (and don’t!), and compression straps to make carrying everything a little bit easier.

Who isn’t instantly intrigued by a backpack with a zipper down the middle? The water resistant exterior, ventilated shoe compartment, and comfort straps make [Aer’s Fit Pack]( a commuter’s dream bag.