Backpacks

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Hex Bags Cabana Collection

We introduced you to Hex Bags a while back with their Academy Bag Collection. The bags were minimalistic, well constructed and thoughtfully designed. The Cabana Collection builds on the same awesome bags from the past collection, but there's also a few new editions and a striped colorway that looks like it came right ... continue reading
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Modern Industry Bags and Wallet

Someone far more intelligent than us once said something along the lines of "there's no such thing as an original idea." They're probably right, but we don't agree with it completely. The idea of an all black, expanding backpack made with durable materials is nothing new, but that doesn't make the bags and the wallet ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After months spent designing a mind-bending range of patterns, mastering the newest knitting technologies, and pulling impeccably dynamic color palettes, Nice Laundry is proud to announce their epic Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The $99 sock drawer makeover (18 pairs) is still their most popular offering, allowing you to load up on high-quality socks for a fraction of the price you'd pay anywhere else. Plus, they'll recycle your old socks for free. It's a perfect fresh start for fall. Cool Material readers can even get a special edition bonus pair and free US shipping with their first order. ... check it out
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Poler Excursion Pack

Poler seems to always churn out products that are right in our wheelhouse. Everything they put out seems to combine outdoor functionality with the desire to look good. Their latest is The Excursion Pack, a good size backpack that's ideal for a short trip out into the wilderness. The bag, which is available in a nice ... continue reading
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Eastpak x Wood Wood Oakey Backpack

You remember Eastpak, right? JanSport's archnemesis in the elementary school bag game. Well, they've teamed up with Wood Wood to craft a backpack that is far more awesome than anything you used to drop a few Trapper Keepers in. The Oakey bag is a single strap backpack/messenger bag that is equipped with removable modular ... continue reading
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SSCY Tack Backpack Tote

The product blurb for the SSCY Tack bag starts like this: "We love tote bags - easy access, no sweaty back, easily removed. We love backpacks - distributes weight, easy to ride with on a bike." We couldn't agree more. Phrased like that, it seems pretty easy to understand why anyone that rides a bike might want a bag ... continue reading
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Rapha Backpack

There are plenty of companies that produce fine looking backpacks, but few of them do it with the attention to detail and singular focus that Rapha uses. Rapha designs products, like this water-resistant Cordura backpack, specifically with the cyclist in mind. What makes this $200+ backpack better than your old-school ... continue reading
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Torch FLUX Backpack

If we had a dollar for every time we've been hit by a car while hitchhiking, well, we'd have zero dollars. That said, there are a ton of uses for a backpack with LED lighting. The FLUX Backpack from Torch is decked out with an LED fiber optic panel to keep you visible when the sun goes down. It's constructed from durable ... continue reading
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Blind Chic Scumbag Backpack

We were trying to think of something clever to say here about riding around on a skateboard on a daily basis, but everything just ended up sounded like we were talking about DJing or could also refer to a car because of similar wheel numbers. We're just going to skip it and talk about the Scumbag Backpack from Blind ... continue reading
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Saturdays Surf NYC Bags

Since the time they opened their flagship store in SoHo, Saturdays Surf NYC has been doing things differently. They've done skateboard decks with Shut, a magazine and, obviously, surf gear in the middle of New York. The brands newest offerings are the Ruba Duffel and the Greg Back Pack. Both bags are made of cotton ... continue reading
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Mission Workshop R2 Arkiv Field Pack

We could go on for days about how awesome the things coming out of Mission Workshop are. There's no other entity in the bag industry with their finger on the pulse of what people want like Mission Workshop, and we've probably said something like that before. The R2 Arkiv Field Pack picks up where the last Arkiv Field ... continue reading
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Poler Day Pack Camo

If you're anything like us Since you're like us, we know you too long for the convenience of just owning one quality hold-all that serves all your needs. If you don't feel like digging through a pile of bags that might even eclipse your shoe collection, you should consider the Poler Day Pack in camo. Poler picks up ... continue reading
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Everlane Backpack

If you don't yet have an upscale version of your high school Jansport in your collection of bags, you don't know what your missing. Unlike the messenger, you can comfortably divide loads among both shoulders. Unlike briefcases, backpacks are hand's free. The same goes for duffles. Plus, backpacks are just as cool now ... continue reading
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Hector Backpack

Deciding between a messenger bag and a backpack is a decision every guy is going to have to make at some point in his life. For many of us it's subconscious, we mess around with both after we're done hauling around 80 pound algebra textbooks and one of the two just sticks. If you lean backpack, and don't mind dropping ... continue reading
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ONA Camps Bay DSLR Backpack

Let's get one thing out of the way right off the bat; if you don't have a camera rig worth more than your first car this probably isn't the bag for you. If you do happen to have an unhealthy addiction to all things Canon or Nikon, and $429 to spare, you can throw out your current bag as soon as the ONA Camps Bay DSLR ... continue reading
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Lifetime Collective Harvest Backpack

There's no shortage of cool backpacks/rucksacks/packs on the market today because technically you can throw two shoulder straps on just about anything and call it a backpack. Lifetime Collective's new Harvest Backpack is old school creature comfort with modern lines. The bag is 100% cotton with a 14oz waxed chino will ... continue reading
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