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La Fonction no. 1 is a beautifully crafted leather bag that does much more than simply carry and protect your laptop. The versatile bag when open creates a mobile workstation that protects your screen from reflections as well as prying eyes, it is composed of several partitions that allow you to carry all your essential tools and enclose the space to create a comfortable and private workstation.
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Douchebags are an up-and-coming travel bag brand of Norway, owned by professional freeskier and alpine ski racer Jon Olsson. "The Douchebag” featured here, is a smart way to transport your skis, snowboards and gear, it features an innovative length adjustment system, allowing the bag to be easily adjusted to whatever size gear you are traveling with. The Douchebag weighs in at only 3,4kg (7,5 lbs.), and when not in use, rolls up neatly making it compact for storage. The bag also features a practical shoulder carrying system and a hookup system for attaching other Douchebag bags. via
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The Wotancraft Atelier is run by James Chang, a leather craftsman from Taiwan. James first started making vintage watch straps but as now broadened his collection to other beautifully crafted items such as this Paratrooper Camera Bag. Made from heavy duty waxed canvas and top grain leather, the stylish vintage bag can carry several cameras and accessories and features a waterproof and shock resistant pouch, an accessory pocket with velcro for inner bag, a cotton dustproof bag and a shoulder strap. via
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Alite outdoor gear is releasing in the US a limited edition of Packs specially designed for the Japanese market. The exclusive offering looks back to the bright colors of the ’90s and features some unique colorways on the packs. Check out their online store for the full list of options or pick up their packs from amazon.
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The DryZone Series by Lowepro was designed for outdoor photographers and watersport enthusiasts. The waterproof bags keep your cameras and personal gear safe and dry no matter the weather conditions. The collection features a 20l Duffle bag, a 40l backpack and a soft-sided camera backpack. Even fully loaded, the bags float, so your gear is always protected. Available now at amazon

Available in Europe here
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Oakley have released a new line of backpacks, our pick is the versatile Snowmad R.A.S Backpack. The lightweight bag features several carry straps allowing you to haul your snowboard/skis easily, plus multiple specialized pockets to store gear like goggles, tools and gadgets. The mountain ready backpack also includes a safety whistle and a compartment to fit the Snowpulse R.A.S(Removable Airbag System) which inflates in the event of an avalanche.

Available now at the Oakley online store or at amazon.
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The SOOT Electropack is a cool versatile bag, it´s like having 3 bags in-one, it can adapt to any type of activity. The fully transformable bag system is also able to charge your mobile devices for up to two weeks off the grid! The SOOT enables you to transform it into three distinct sizes, a mini-messenger, a commuter backpack, and a 34L carry-on. This conveniently allows users to break a full-size travel bag down into smaller "day bags" for shorter jaunts. watch the video

Soot have recently launched a funding campaign, you can help fund it at Kickstarter.
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We have teamed up with Huckberry - a fantastic magazine and shop that hooks you up with cool apparel, gear and travel for the active lifestyle… they bring you the most exciting fresh deals every week. Together with Huckberry, we are giving away this awesome GORUCK bag worth $295 to one of our lucky readers! click on this post for more details...
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Pacsafe are experts in anti-theft & travel security products. The Pacsafe Bag Protector features the patented smart exomesh cage system, an adjustable high-tensile stainless steel locking device. The protector is available in several sizes and is perfect for backpackers, simply cover your bag/pack/backpack with the protector and attach it to a secure fixture, keeping it safe from tampering, pilfering and theft. A padlock and carry pouch are also included. (scouted by Deborah, thanks!) watch the video
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Winner of the redDot design award, the 3N1-25 PL is KATA´s most protective and professional sling backpack. The versatile multipurpose bag allows for 4 comfortable carry options and ultra-quick camera draw. It is capable of carrying a Pro DSLR with battery pack and mid-range zoom lens attached, plus 3-4 lenses and flash. You can also fit a small laptop or tablet plus personal gear. The bag quickly morphs from backpack to sling position providing quick-draw access to your camera and lenses via two external pockets. Also included is a handy rain cover. watch the video

You can get it in Europe here
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Barrage Cargo is a new, compact, 100% welded-waterproof rolltop backpack by Chrome Industries. The tough bag is made with military grade materials, it features a low-profile design and side compression straps, a cargo net to haul gear on the outside, plus a waterproof bucket liner for keeping personal items dry. The versatile bag can expand the main compartment from from 22L to 34L. As all Chrome Industries bags, the Barrage is guaranteed for life.

Also by chrome Industries, check out their Nico Camera Pack
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DSPTCH have presented a new line of bags with military inspiration. The rugged Ruckpack featured here is made with ballistic nylon and based on a traditional military rucksack design. It features several pockets and compartments to carry all of your everyday essentials including your laptop. It also has a convenient panel-loading design for quick access to the main compartment, and a aluminum back structure to reduce fatigue.
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The rugged, stylish commuter pannier is part of Thule´s Pack Pedal collection. The pack fits on virtually any bicycle rack and is easily attached via a vanishing hardware attachment system including magnetic connection, perfect for bike commuters. The weatherproof bag includes a comfortable handle, a messenger bag style shoulder strap and a rain cover.
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Road Runner Bags are specially designed for cyclists, most of their backpacks are fully waterproof and made with tough, heavy duty, long lasting materials. Their collection features backpacks of various sizes and styles including "The Americano" a humongous, 80 liter bag. Check out their website for the full collection.
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It has been some time since we´ve done a feature on one of our favorite backpack brands - Goruck. The brand as come a long way since its birth in 2010, they are now selling other gear besides backpacks. But their rugged military style backpacks are still what they are known for. The GR2 featured here today, is Goruck´s largest backpack, a 40L, big and tough bag that efficiently stores everything necessary for excursions in the wild and multi-day business travel or hikes.

Also check out their smaller and popular day pack, the Radio Ruck
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The Picnic bag by Yield Design unfolds into a blanket! The original and practical bag is an everyday carryall that unfolds from bag to blanket in a single zip. It uses a a zipper instead of seams, allowing them to unfold flat and reveal a clean surface for use indoors or out. Perfect for a picnic in the park or a play date with kids.

You can get them from The Yield online store or from Amazon
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The Sitka Gearslinger is Maxpedition´s most popular bag, it was designed for both outdoor excursions or office commutes. The versatile single shoulder backpack features plenty of pockets and pouches to carry all your gear, including a 15" laptop. The bag was originally designed for military and law enforcement professionals in the field, it is practically indestructible, the one-strap design maximizes utility when the bag is rotated to the front of your body giving you quick access to your gear. Available in several colors.

You can read a good review on the bag by Clint Weldon at clintweldon.com

photo credit: Clint Weldon
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This cool military-inspired duffle bag is part of the signature collection by surfer/skater Joel Tudor for Vans. The Joel Tudor Duffle II Bag is a versatile bag that can be carried in a number of ways, the roomy barrel duffel bag can be easily converted into a backpack, it also features skateboard straps to carry your board. via

Also check out our roundup on Weekend bags
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