- Buyer's Guide
Best Work Shoulder Bag Champion 2020
The Best Work Shoulder Bag 2020 nails that all-important blend of form and function, merging work-friendly aesthetics with well-considered organization and a quality build for the long haul…
Aer Commuter Brief 2
Aer consistently delivers carry that deftly balances minimalist aesthetics with functional design. And their Commuter Brief 2 has both in spades. Building on the original design, Aer have refined it with improved pocketing and enhanced build quality, to deliver a professional briefcase perfect for folks on-the-go.
This is a bag designed to perform effortlessly at your side throughout the day. The self-standing design and well-considered organization ensures your gear is tidy and readily accessible when you need it. Flexible carry options let you alternate between shoulder and briefcase mode to suit different needs. And its minimal lines looks right at home in the office or striding through the airport.
Even better, you get all of this at an exceptionally reasonable price point, making this a quality choice for anyone who wants a hard-working and stylish work bag at value for money. Congratulations, Aer!
These are the pieces that just missed out, and in most cases, by the smallest of margins. To them, we award a High Commendation. The below were of outstanding quality, displaying fine craftsmanship and design flair. With honor, we bow our heads in the utmost respect and kudos. If this were a dais, they’d be biting their teeth into silver medals, while their flags were hoisted into the horizon – a feat not to be overlooked. And we’re sure they’ll be back, to take it one notch higher, next year.
Peak Design Everyday Tote
Peak Design’s revamped Everyday Tote welcomes a host of updates, from a new silhouette and strap design, to eco-friendly recycled exterior fabric and external carry straps. All coming together to create a stylish and versatile tote that looks the part in a work setting but also does a great job in discreetly carrying camera gear.
The flexible organization adapts to a variety of loads and keeps your gear neat and secure. And the adaptable design easily swaps work settings for weekend day trips and general everyday use. Casually elegant and highly versatile, this is a great multifunctional piece for those who want a work bag that can go beyond the 9-5 grind. Well done, Peak Design!
Ancoats Bag Company Tote
The Ancoats Bag Company has hit the ground running with the Tote Project. An impressive, build-to-order bag that’s fully customizable, from the size and exterior fabric, to the hardware, interior organization and more. The Tote stands out with its excellent handcrafted construction and thoughtful design that maximizes versatility.
Multiple carry options and an adaptable design makes this a dependable go-to bag not just for the work commute but everything that happens around the daily grind, from a quick grocery shop to a trip to the beach or a day spent sightseeing. This is a flexible hybrid of a bag, built to put in a hard day’s work while offering the pleasure that comes from a customized piece. A highly commendable effort, Ancoats!