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10-Year Anniversary Giveaway!
Carryology is 10 years old! We’ve come a long way since our founding and it’s been a wild ride. But we couldn’t have done it without you, our passionate readers.
So to celebrate our 10-year anniversary we’re giving away our 10 most popular featured pieces of ALL TIME to 10 lucky winners! Get the details below…
A cult piece in its own right, Tom Bihn’s Synapse 25 appeals on multiple fronts, from its variety of organization options to its durable, USA-made construction. A versatile pack for everyday or minimalist travel use, it’s a valuable addition to any carry collection.
Winner of our Best Everyday Bag award in 2018, Black Ember’s Citadel Minimal is a head-turner for all the right reasons. Sleek, tough and highly weatherproof, it’s a durable companion for your daily commute and weekend adventures alike. Its wide opening makes getting to gear a breeze, while its updated design offers even more functionality.
Mission Workshop challenged the bike carry scene to strive for better when they first stepped onto the stage. And their Vandal remains one of their most iconic pieces. This expandable pack increases from 29L to 65L, giving you the flexibility to carry a host of changing loads. And you can set it up as a rolltop or flap-down pack depending on your preferences.
TAD’s FAST Pack Litespeed is all about maximizing versatility while staying agile with your gear in tow. Customizable for a diverse range of loads, the pack blends a bomber build with multiple organization options, wide-opening access, and a comfy suspension system for day-long outdoor adventures or simply roaming in the city.
EVERGOODS’ crossover carry salutes gear that can move from work to play, the urban jungle to the great outdoors. And their CPL24 expresses that passion in an urban pack with outdoor DNA in its makeup. The ergonomic harness carries comfortably during active use, while the tough, weather-resistant build shrugs off unexpected showers. Full panel access and a choice of pockets also keep your gear within easy reach while you’re on the move.
Mystery Ranch’s 3 Day Assault Pack takes the brand’s signature durability, game-changing 3-Zip access, and adaptability and combines them in a pack that’s ready for a hard day on the hills, laid-back urban use, or short trips.
Beautiful in form, versatile in functionality, and meticulously crafted by hand with premium materials, the Delireis is undeniably eye-catching and ready to perform. Built to withstand years of demanding use, this rolltop pack adapts to everyday and travel use, while looking stylish doing so.
The Conceal Backpack scooped our 2019 Best Everyday Bag award. And it’s not hard to see why. Its clean silhouette looks sharp across formal and informal settings alike. But peek inside and you’ll discover a variety of useful organization options to keep gear tidy and accessible throughout the day. Built for long-lasting durability in the USA, it’s a multifunctional piece for work or play that will keep on performing years down the line.
Aer’s original Fit Pack scored a slam dunk in 2016 as our Best Work Backpack. Then they went and made it even better with the Aer Fit Pack 2. An excellent option for maintaining the work/gym divide in your carry, this sleek pack provides separate storage for your work supplies and workout gear. All in a durable, water-resistant build that looks suitably smart in work settings but plays well outside of the daily grind too.
Bellroy’s Note Sleeve provides a deft blend of chic aesthetics and practical design, making it a smart addition to your daily carry setup. Quick-access slots keep frequently used cards easily accessible, with further storage for infrequently used cards, coins, and flat bills. And its slim silhouette slips easily into a pocket for elegant EDC.