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LAT56 Red Eye Garment Bag

A weekender shouldn’t have wheels, and LAT56’s Red Eye Garment Bag doesn’t. Instead, this compact and lightweight overnighter sports a highly water resistant mil-spec molded EVA outer that can take a beating — or the weight of a car without taking damage — and carries with its handle or shoulder strap. Included is LAT56’s Suit Packing System which lets you roll your suit on their torso shaped hanger and within their textile garment bag for crease-free packing every time. The bag also has room for additional shirts, ties, undergarments, accessories, and a pair of shoes. Alternatively, get the Suit Packing System alone and use it with your existing bag.

Find it at LAT56 – $300

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Cocoon Tech Grid-It Backpack

If your backpack feels like it doesn’t have pockets or compartments truly suited to your specific gear, that’s because it doesn’t. But the same can’t be said about the Cocoon Tech Grid-It Backpack. This sleek pack holds your 16″ (or smaller) laptop in its padded compartment — as well as notebooks, a tablet, magazines, whatever — but really stands out thanks to its built-in Grit-It system with crisscrossing mesh bands that hold items of nigh any shape or size. Its ballistic nylon construction is also waterproof, protecting your delicate gadgetry from the elements.

Check it out at the GearHungry Shop – $80

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Swims Welded Duffel Bag

You probably shouldn’t take it for a dip, but the Swims Welded Duffel Bag is still fully waterproofed thanks to welding techniques that bridge the gaps in its laser cut Nylon and TPU fabric. Fill it with your sensitive gear — clothing, electronics, whatever — and don’t worry about moisture getting in, even in heavy rainfall. And if you’re so inclined the duffel also works well as a refreshment carrier, keeping sloshing, melting ice contained.

Find it at Swims – roughly $240

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Aer Sling Bag

Sleek, discreet, and packed with functionality, the Aer Sling Bag is a no-nonsense gym bag that doesn’t look the part one bit — and in our experience that’s a good thing. The surprisingly spacious bag is built of durable 1680D ballistic nylon and features room for your gym essentials across its top-load buckle closure-equipped main compartment and separate ventilated shoe pocket (that’s also good for dirty clothes), the latter accessible via a zipper on the underside. A quick-access front pocket keeps small items handy, and several interior mesh pockets secure smaller goods.

Hit up Aer for details – $50

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Betabrand Under-The-Jack Pack

Commute on foot through some sketchy areas? Betabrand’s Under-The-Jack Pack carries your laptop ultra-discreetly thanks to an ultra-slim 1.5-inch profile that can slip undetected under a jacket. The adjustable pack is made entirely of polyester and comes in both 13-inch and 15-inch versions, each with an additional small zippered compartment for a charger, smartphone, hard drive, or other compact accessories. It’s also ideal for situations where a large backpack would be cumbersome (and overkill), such as on crowded public transit, while biking, or for when you’re grabbing a couple of beers after work.

Find it at Betabrand – $61

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This Is Ground Voyager Weekender

Staying organized and accessing exactly what you need is difficult when your pack has but one large compartment, especially when in a cramped airplane cabin. And while This Is Ground’s Voyager Weekender has a wide-mouth main compartment that’ll fit enough clothes and gear to get you through 5 days of being away, it’s also equipped with a tech pod on the outside that takes inspiration from their Mod line. Pack it with your phone, backup battery, passport, pens, plugs, a notebook, and more — all of it remains in easy reach, reducing time spent digging for your crucial gadgets. It’s also the first WiFi enabled leather bag, optionally equipped with a pocket-sized Karma Go WiFi modem/hub that brings you ultrafast internet anywhere in the US.

Learn more at This Is Ground – $725

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Two Wheel Gear Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier

Cycling to work isn’t conducive to suiting up. Unless you’re equipped with something like Two Wheel Gear’s Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier. Attaching solidly to most standard rear bicycle racks, the pannier holds a full suit, shoes, shower accessories, a 15″ laptop, and more, all in all offering 55 litres of room for your stuff. The pack is constructed of rugged 600D Polyester with waterproof TPE coating, though a deployable rain cover ensures moisture stays out. It’s also adorned with reflective accents on all sides for nighttime visibility and meets standard airline carry-on requirements, pulling double-duty as a weekender when you’re taking to the skies.

Learn more at Two Wheel Gear ($166) or Amazon ($179)

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Peak Design Field Pouch

Photographers often find themselves saddled with too much gear, between various lenses, cameras, cords, and small accessories. The expandable Field Pouch from Peak Design — makers of efficient camera straps — bridges the gap between style and function, while giving you yet another place to store your gear. Crafted from a waxed outer shell to stand up to the elements, the Pouch can also serve as a shoulder bag thanks to its compatibility with all Peak Design sling straps and features an attachment point for any Capture Camera Clips. And a seatbelt-style set of loops and carabiner clips in the back also transform it into an equally functional and durable belt pouch. Dense felt padding and six inner pockets provide the finishing touches to a pouch that’s built for anything you can throw at it.

Preorder in charcoal (shown) or heritage tan at Peak Designs – $39

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Outlier X Boreas Ultrahigh Travel System

The Ultrahigh Travel System is a collaborative fusion between Outlier’s Ultrahigh Rolltop Duffle and Boreas’ modular Super-Tramp Suspension backpanel. The customized duffle fits onto Boreas’ murdered-out backpanel system which tensions to let air flow freely across your back, cooling and reducing sweat while simultaneously greatly increasing comfort. The duffle also detaches to function independently, and an included Boreas Hopper pack — which rolls up to stash away inside the duffle’s side pocket — can be swapped onto the frame to function as a solid day pack once you’ve arrived at your destination.

Learn more at Outlier – $495

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Kastel Bags Donjon

Everything in its place. If this means a lot to you, check out Kastel Bags’ Donjon, which is designed with an obsessive amount of organizational prowess including individual pockets for laptop accessories on the inside of its zip-open main compartment, a slot for a 13-inch or 15-inch computer, plus several outer pockets for easy access to your stuff. It’s also far more sensible than its good looks would have you believe, complete with a concealed rain protection coat for if the weather turns sour plus a hidden deployable strap system to secure the bag around your waist and keep it still while biking. Available in black faux leather (shown) and blue or grey canvas.

Learn more at Kastel – roughly $130+

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