Creating an everyday bag is a challenging beast to master. It needs to offer suitable access and organization to easily reach and manage your gear, while also ensuring durability that’ll withstand daily abuse. And because your carry needs will likely change, either from one day to the next or from work to weekend pursuits, a good everyday bag will deliver top-notch versatility too. Our Best Everyday Bag finalists below all offer these characteristics, brought together in their own special ways.

But which one is the ultimate all-rounder, taking on that flexibility challenge and delivering in a big way, exceling as a go-to solution for diverse everyday needs? You decide.

VOTING CLOSED

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Vertx EDC Ready Pack

Built to tackle a variety of everyday needs, the Vertx EDC Ready Pack merges low-key looks with durable construction and adaptability for work, downtime and travel needs. The pack offers multiple organization options including a laptop sleeve, side and front quick-access pockets, MOLLE webbing, as well as a Velcro-lined panel in a separate compartment that can accommodate your own compatible pouches and accessories. The pack also embraces more active pursuits and accommodates a hydration bladder in the main compartment.

Vertx EDC Ready Pack

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The Brown Buffalo Conceal Backpack V3

The Brown Buffalo Conceal V3 nails a balanced mix of simple, intuitive pocketing, excellent construction and a maniacal devotion to quality. The pack welcomes a variety of updates such as a removable Porterpen Pouch, a removable 15″ laptop sleeve that doubles as a standalone shoulder bag, an added sternum strap, and fabric and zipper updates. The BB Conceal is slowly becoming a carry icon, and it gets better with every iteration.

The Brown Buffalo Conceal Backpack 19L US V3

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Modern Dayfarer

Busy schedules often mean having to fit workouts into your day right before, after or during work hours. And the Modern Dayfarer is an all-in-one solution for your work and gym needs. The sleek silhouette keeps things smart in the office, with a separate padded compartment for a laptop. Wide-opening access lets you easily pack and reach gym gear in the main compartment. There’s also a ventilated shoe pocket, as well as additional pockets at the ready to neatly store smaller items. And the tough, water-repellent 1680D ballistic nylon build embraces daily use with ease.

Farer Design Modern Dayfarer

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YETI Tocayo Backpack

Tough and weatherproof in build, pared-back in style and adaptable for a variety of day-to-day needs, the YETI Tocayo is a solid all-rounder for the office, day trips, weekend adventures and more. Multiple compartments and a straightforward selection of pockets offer useful organization while maintaining a sleek, uncluttered feel. The pack is also padded throughout, providing YETI’s signature protection for your gear while also facilitating a self-standing design.

YETI Tocayo Backpack

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Alchemy Equipment AEL027 City Trek Pack

The City Trek Pack brings work-ready functionality to the table, without sacrificing eye-catching aesthetics. Chic, clean and ready for a hard day’s graft, it’s made with ballistic weave 1260D nylon, a leather lid and base, and YKK AquaGuard zippers. The interior 15″ laptop sleeve can be accessed from both the top and side of the pack, with multiple interior and exterior pockets to handle organization. And with its sternum strap, stowable waist belt and molded EVA back panel, carry comfort and stability excel here too.

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Arc’teryx Granville 16 Zip Backpack

A “Nomin for the rest of us”. Arc’teryx comes in strong with a beautiful mash-up of the Granville line’s rugged urban appeal and the Nomin pack’s mercurial beauty. Reduced to pure functionality and built to accommodate the daily grind, the Granville 16 Zip is a sleek, lightweight little pack with trusty weatherproof protection courtesy of Arc’teryx’s AC² construction.

Arc’teryx Granville 16 Zip Backpack

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Descente Allterrain Multifunction Backpack

Super-clean styling, durability, weather protection and adaptability for your everyday needs? The Descente Allterrain Multifunction Backpack hits the mark, with a minimalist aesthetic that makes you look twice and a rugged build that provides peace of mind on the go. The bag is made with tough, lightweight CORDURA® Polyester 450D material and features high frequency welded seams to create a reliably weatherproof EDC bag. The main compartment can be expanded if you need to carry more, and the reversible front pocket enhances the adaptable design.

Descente Allterrain Multifunction Backpack

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Côte&Ciel Kensico Backpack

The Kensico Backpack delivers Côte&Ciel’s trademark fashion-tilted functionality in a tough, water-resistant bag that can take you from work commutes to travel day trips and back again. Made with MemoryTech fabric for sleek style and lightweight protection from the elements, the pack includes a waist belt and sternum strap for comfort and stability, with dedicated space for a laptop and handy quick-access pockets.

Côte&Ciel Kensico Backpack

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rofmia Shift Backpack

Technical fabric, understated design and simple functionality come together in rofmia’s Shift Backpack. The boutique Japanese brand has created a versatile, minimalist piece that moves from work to the weekend, with a durable construction made from ultralight Dyneema Composite Fabric. Available in 35L and 40L sizes, the pack provides handy pockets for frequently used items, a rolltop closure to accommodate changing loads, and zipper access to the main compartment when you need to grab essentials on the fly.

rofmia Shift Backpack

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WANT Les Essentiels Rogue ECONYL Utility Backpack

The Rogue ECONYL Utility Backpack brings versatile EDC design and eco-conscious construction together, wrapping things up with rugged city style. It’s made with nylon crafted from recycled sea waste and provides a selection of quick-access pockets, along with interior padded storage for up to a 15″ laptop. And for added versatility, the pack also comes with a removable crossbody bag that can be stored inside the pack or used independently for light adventures.

WANT Les Essentiels Rogue ECONYL Utility Backpack

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Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Pack

Designed as a middle ground between the Axiom 18 and Axiom X25, the Axiom 24 works well as both an everyday pack and for short trips spanning one to three days. Its sleek profile stays under the radar, adapting to a range of environments, while its rugged USA-made build features a VX-21 ripstop shell that tackles the elements and demanding use head-on. It features wider, beefier straps than the Axiom 18, with side pockets that bellow into the main compartment to maintain the pack’s sleek silhouette. The extended laptop compartment is fully padded on all sides and fits 15″ devices, while PALS webbing in the main compartment allows you to tailor the interior to your desired organization setup.

Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Pack

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Chrome Industries Pike Backpack

The Chrome Industries Pike Backpack provides urban-ready design with a slightly more office-friendly aesthetic than Chrome’s traditional rugged street style. Made with an attractive polyester/600D Twill fabric, the pack offers both top-loading and duffle-style front access. There’s a dedicated laptop compartment for up to 15″ tech, as well as quick-access pockets. And you can also play with the front flap configuration, keeping it up for increased security on the go, or down for added pocket storage.

Chrome Industries Pike Backpack

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master-piece Spread

The master-piece Spread deftly delivers a dialed-in mix of urban aesthetics, everyday practicality, meticulous build quality and excellent access. The rolltop main compartment secures with convenient magnetic buckles and can also be accessed through a side zipper. Even better? The front of the bag zips open entirely for enhanced access throughout the main compartment. Carefully crafted in Japan with weatherproof Cordura fabric, the pack features a subtle camouflage pattern, understated enough to stealth into work settings while still offering a dash of personality for the city streets.

master-piece Spread

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ORBITGear R101 VB Amphibious Backpack

The R101 VB Amphibious Backpack offers improved construction and eye-catching urban street styling for your day-to-day and travel needs. It’s made in-house in ORBITGear’s Jakarta studio and features a highly weatherproof, durable X-Pac VX21 exterior in Alpine Multicam. Magnetic Fidlock V-Buckles grant quick, convenient one-handed access and closure, with the option to use the pack in rolltop or flap-down format. And there’s also a side zip at the ready too.

ORBITGear R101 VB Amphibious Backpack

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Alpha One Niner Evade 2.0

The Alpha One Niner Evade was shaped by user feedback and the 2.0 offers a variety of new updates to enhance its functionality. Version 2 has a deeper main compartment than the original, an extra 5L of volume (making it 30L), and a redesigned front organization panel that works with your included choice of Type 1 or Type 2 organizer. The back panel has also been redesigned, with improved ventilation and padding, a luggage handle passthrough, and more padded, non-removable shoulder straps. Additional updates range from removable bottom gear attachment straps and removable compression straps, to a larger laptop compartment. And the pack is compatible with a variety of optional accessories to trick it out to your desired preferences.

Alpha One Niner Evade 2.0

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Haglöfs Helios VX Backpack

The Helios VX is a contemporary rolltop backpack with a mountain attitude. It’s inspired by the classic Roc Helios mountain pack but designed with a more modern, everyday look. The Helios VX is constructed with a side opening to the main compartment, a rolltop, a side pocket with a waterproof zipper and 25L of space. The VX21 X-Pac and DWR finish offer a solid mix of durability, weather protection and light weight, handy for both everyday and travel excursions.

Haglöfs Helios VX Backpack

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5.11 Tactical AMP12™ Backpack

5.11 Tactical wanted to create a bag that could handle all missions. A pack that could move between overt and covert carry environments. Bringing together great functionality, adaptability and durability to embrace changing carry needs. So they made the AMP (All Missions Pack) collection. The 25L AMP12™ Backpack finds that sweet spot between everyday and overnight/short travel use, with a clamshell main compartment for easy access. The bag features 5.11 Tactical’s HEXGRID® load bearing system and works with a variety of organizational Gear Sets that can be mounted internally or externally to suit your needs.

5.11 Tactical AMP12™ Backpack

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CamelBak Motherlode V2

The redesigned CamelBak Motherlode packs a host of features into a rugged, practical pack for everyday or travel use. The pack now comes with a 3L Mil Spec Crux Lumbar Reservoir which shifts weight lower for improved stability and comfort. In addition to quick-access pockets, new laser-cut Mountain™ MOLLE panels provide flexible organization, while the wide-opening main compartment makes retrieving interior gear fast and easy.

CamelBak Motherlode V2

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Prometheus Design Werx S.H.A.D.O. Pack 2

Prometheus Design Werx’s updated S.H.A.DO. Pack does a fine job of fusing outdoor-ready functionality with toned-down tactical vibes that allow it to glide from urban streets to outdoor trails without skipping a beat. Rugged and versatile, it’s built with 500D Cordura and offers a range of options to keep gear tidy and accessible. Dual compartments, a removable Gear Trap, an EDCO Panel™ with a removable Admin Panel, and a variety of external attachment points allow you to really dive in and tailor it to your carry preferences. Plus its modular ToF Belt™ allows you to enhance carry comfort or shed weight as required.

Prometheus Design Werx S.H.A.D.O. Pack 2

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Incase AllRoute Rolltop Backpack

The AllRoute Rolltop Backpack blends outdoor-inspired lightweight functionality with Incase’s signature clean urban styling. The rolltop main compartment is complemented by back panel access which allows you to easily reach the laptop compartment without undoing the rolltop opening. The water-resistant ultra-light ripstop nylon protects gear from the elements while keeping carry weight down. And the Fidlock magnetic buckles enable smooth, easy access and securing when using the rolltop opening.

Incase AllRoute Rolltop Backpack

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