It’s in the Bag: 13 Ultra-Functional Backpacks for Busy Urban Lifestyles

DUCKS IN A ROW Cycling Commuter Backpack

This bag is designed to mount to your handlebars so you can see your phone navigation from a clear waterproof touch-screen pocket as you ride. The leather exterior is designed for great looks and durability, and you can cover it with an included rain cover when needed. The bag includes fully padded protection for up to a 15” laptop, a flashlight connector, helmet connectors and a series of quick access pockets.

Ember Equipment Modular Urban Backpack

Looking like an urban survivalist pack, Ember Equipment’s modular backpack features 20 liters of storage space, internal laptop and tablet sleeves, two weatherproof exterior gear pockets and a variety of military-style add-ons that boots its capacity when needed, and can be removed when you want to go slim. It’s made of black waterproof corduroy nylon in 1,000 denier 4-layer construction with custom anodized aluminum hardware, bonded YKK weatherproof urethane-coated zippers, magnetic coupling hardware and an internal frame sheet.

Bomber Barrel Duffel: Kickstarter’s Most Successful Bag

The most-backed bag in Kickstarter history, the Bomber Barrel is simple and minimalist, designed to look good as a stylish accessory in the city or a hard-working pack in the woods. Made of ultra grade nylon ripstop, military grade clips and zipper pulls made of emergency paracord, it’s ultralight and water resistant with inner and outer pricing. It’s available as a set with a mini traveler’s kit for $145.