The Modern Commuter Backpack by Everlane
A pefectly simple—and affordable—EDC from the SF-based, minimalist fashion brand
In the outdoor world so much gear is overbuilt. For the select few out there summiting mountains on the reg, this isn't an issue. For the rest of us who want our gear to do double duty—working as well on the way to the office as on the trail—the hanging straps, daisy chains, and buckles galore get in the way more often than come in handy. Offering a minimalist option for those looking to commute to work, the gym, and the park without swapping bags is Everlane, with their Modern Commuter Backpack.
Now let’s get one thing straight—we’re aesthetes here at TF. And while function is obviously hugely important, design and style are often equally so. So no, the Modern Commuter is not technical and you shouldn’t bring it into the backcountry, but it is damn handsome and would be plenty useful for urban exploring and even a day hike or beach mission. With plenty of storage options—two large main compartments, two side-slip pockets for U-lock or Hydroflask, two interior org pockets, and suck access front zip—the pack is plenty versatile for city dwellers. An interior neoprene-padded laptop sleeve will keep your livelihood safe and sound. A leather grab handle is a nice styley touch too.
$68 from Everlane