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Best All-Rounder Backpacks

The best all-rounder backpacks in the world. Chosen by our specialist team of carry makers, designers and enthusiasts. Find the right one for you!

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Arc’teryx Khard 30

The Arc’teryx Khard 30 is a tactical backpack for hauling radios, medical supplies or bang-bang bits into radical situations. As such, it is lightweight, allows for incredible access, and is built tough but with a bit of mountaineering pedigree – it actually makes for an incredible travel and all-rounder pack. In fact, it has quickly […]

$359 EDITORS PICK
  • 9.0
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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Camelbak Tri-Zip

The Tri-Zip is a tactical backpack that the Mystery Ranch guys helped CamelBak create for their Tactical range. While it’s meant for running around dodging bullets, it happens to double as one of the best travel and all-rounder backpacks we’ve ever used. It is hands down our go-to for travel or diverse needs. If you’re […]

$229 EDITORS PICK
  • 9.0
  • 9.0
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GORUCK GR1 (26L)

Sometimes it feels like the whole world is getting on the GORUCK wagon. Blending a conservative aesthetic that fits in a work space, with a military spec that can John Rambo through war zones, the GR1 is a super-versatile workhorse. It ain’t cheap, but it will definitely last. It looks just as good with a […]

$295 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.7
  • 7.8
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Bedouin Delireis

We’ve been shouting ‘Bedouin!’ from the rooftops for a while now. And for good reason: they blend beautiful materials and elite craftsmanship and throw in symbols of surrealism, orientalism, fantastical geometry and momento mori into their lining for good measure. And the Delireis is a fine example. Constructed from waterproof 14 ounce silk wax waxed […]

$444 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.3
  • 9.3
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Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Few bags have impacted the carry world the way Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack has. This game changer rethinks what an EDC pack can be, deftly combining multiple design elements into a harmonious whole. Expandability, customizable organization, quick and convenient access, and stylish aesthetics come together to create a bag that’s equally at home in the […]

$259 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.2
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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Boreas Kezar

The Kezar is a tactical-styled daypack primed for adventure that can be utilised with the awesome Boreas Modular Super Tramp Suspension. Its aesthetics are more than pleasing – this is something that the Punisher might rock on the daily. The hidden daisy chains enable items to be attached to the exterior of the pack, while […]

$99
  • 8.1
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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Mission Workshop VX R8 Arkiv

This pack took home our Best Work Backpack award two years back, and for good reason – it’s crazy versatile and customizable. The Field Pack is part of a modular backpack approach utilising Mission Workshop’s proprietary Arkiv attachment system. In simpler words, you can bolt on all sorts of sleeves and pockets to a few […]

$320 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.0
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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Timbuk2 Especial Tres

The first bag out of the gate from the “new” Timbuk2, the Especial Tres is beefy, stands up to tough weather – made for the demanding bike messenger/commuter.

$209
  • 8.0
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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