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Able Carry The Daily Backpack

Kickstarter Highlight: Able Carry Daily Everyday Backpack

by , February 12, 2018

Crowdfunding is fast becoming the world’s go-to platform for new releases. But do you ever find it hard to cut through the noise and pin down the ones worth your hard-earned? Well, that’s where this sponsored series comes in. We’re vetting carry Kickstarters for you, digging up the facts, and shedding light on the ones we think are worth a closer look.

This week’s selection: Able Carry and their Daily Backpack.

Enabling efficiency in your everyday carry

Is your bag fit for purpose? A simple enough question on the surface. But it succinctly hones in on the essence of a bag. Has it been designed with a clear purpose in mind? And how well does it fulfil that purpose?

A lot of bags fall short of the mark, trying to do too much and ultimately not excelling at anything. Able Carry didn’t want to add to that pile. So instead they focused in and set their sights on creating a top-notch everyday bag. Not an all-in-one travel, outdoor adventure and EDC bag. Just an everyday bag.

But not just any everyday bag. Because if you’re going to do one thing, you do it right. And they called it the Daily Backpack.

Able Carry The Daily Casual

Designed for whatever the day brings

The fact that the Daily isn’t a do-it-all bag doesn’t mean it’s not versatile. This 20L backpack has been carefully designed to handle a variety of day-to-day needs, from the commute to laid-back strolls in the park or grabbing a bite to eat with your EDC in tow. And it does this by focusing on simplicity, reliability, comfort, and durability.

Able Carry The Daily Active

The pack has been stripped back to the essentials, offering the features you need without unnecessary bells and whistles. The low-key silhouette looks good in work environments and casually stylish on your days off.

Able Carry The Daily Active

Clutter-free carry

The main compartment opens wide to allow convenient and quick access to your gear. You’ll also find just enough interior pockets to keep your items tidy without creating clutter or forgetting where you put things.

Able Carry The Daily Casual

There’s even a hidden pocket, perfect for storing extra cash or other small valuables you want to keep out of sight.

Able Carry The Daily Backpack


How about quick-access items? The Daily has your back with a quick-access top pocket and front pocket, ideal for the likes of a water bottle, phone, wallet, outer layer or other frequently used items. Plus side webbing lets you easily secure bulky items such as U-locks externally.

Able Carry The Daily Casual

Able Carry The Daily Active

And for added peace of mind, the side anchor points allow you to secure a zipper padlock for security on the go.

Able Carry The Daily Casual

Take a load off with customized comfort

The Daily features a custom-built A-frame suspension, designed to provide improved comfort with minimized sagging and bouncing on the go.

Able Carry The Daily Casual

Combine this with wide shoulder straps, a stowable sternum strap, and a vented and padded back panel and the Daily’s got carry comfort in the bag.

Able Carry The Daily Casual

Able Carry The Daily Casual-1

Durability, your way

Durability in a bag is a good thing. But different users have different priorities, and the same fabric won’t meet them all. So the backpack comes in two versions: the Daily Casual and the Daily Active, both backed by a lifetime guarantee.

Able Carry The Daily Casual

The Daily Casual is crafted with coated 1000D Cordura Nylon, and is a great choice if you want sufficient water resistance to handle light showers with ease, superior abrasion resistance, and a choice of colorways. The Daily Casual also includes coated and color-matched YKK Racquet Coil zippers.

Able Carry The Daily Casual

Able Carry The Daily Casual

The Daily Active is crafted with X-Pac VX21 laminated ripstop, which offers better weather resistance over the Cordura fabric, and is slightly stiffer and lighter. Complementing the fabric, the Daily Active features weatherproof YKK Racquet Coil zippers.

Able Carry The Daily Active

Able Carry The Daily Active

Dialed in for the daily haul

Robust in build, low-key in style, and comfortable enough to carry all day, the Daily Backpack excels as an everyday bag that can keep pace with changing needs and environments. Sling its simple efficiency into your EDC setup through Able Carry’s Kickstarter campaign, which runs until 22 February 2018.

Able Carry The Daily

Note: this is a sponsored series, but only the best candidates are given this feature placement.

Above are the facts, but there’s always a little risk when backing a crowdfunder, so keep that in mind before you decide to back/purchase.

  • http://danielvalsesia.com/ Daniel Valsesia

    very cool

  • Christian Krämer

    you keep on promoting this kickstarter trash – for money okay – so I assume I cannot trust you on your other tests and awards.

    • TeamCarryology

      Hey @christian_kr_mer:disqus, you’ve got nothing to be worried about. We have a sample of this in X-Pac and it’s a great pack. We like to be sure something’s awesome before we recommend it. And the reality of publishing is we need to pay the bills, so sourcing sponsorship is kinda essential. 😉

    • TeamCarryology
    • Able Carry

      Hi Christian Krämer, the Carryology team’s been very upfront about checking quality before writeups, and Kickstarter’s been a great platform for us to gather feedback.

      How about giving our bag a try? Back our campaign, and if you’re not happy with it after a 30 day trial, send it back and we’ll refund you and cover shipping. Feel free to message me with questions: julian@ablecarry.com

    • Jonas Hanna

      Are you referring to ALL the kickstarter projects carryology features here or just this one in particular?
      I am actually pretty thankful for this section because every once in a while I see a project that peaks my interest and I actually have ended up supporting three projects so far. I don’t end up searching the kickstarter website often enough and sometimes miss out on some cool projects. This section at least helps with that. Are some of them “trash” – sometimes I feel so but as they mention at the end of each KS section there is always risk involved and what they state in the article is factual.
      I love this site because as a bag hoarder it’s my online home and anything that pays their bills i’m all for it as I don’t see how they can be any more transparent with this issue.

  • Addison Denenberg

    Can you share any more pictures of the bag? Inside and out. I think I’m going to get one as it looks great, just trying to decide between the black and the olive


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