To have and to haul-the best durable big lightweight backpacks and duffels for any road (or rail).
|Made from the rugged material reminds us of sail clothes....Dyneema® Cuben Fiber-non-woven ripstop composite laminate is the primary material...in an eye candy collection by Hyperlite Mountaingear that easily wears well off the trail... "stripped down high performance." Waterproof, insanely light, high chemical, water and uv resistant minimalist gear made in the USA too. Backpacks of several sizes including WINDRIDER, $340-$375-with three external mesh pockets, YKK zipper and Dyneema®Hardline shoulder straps w/ ⅜"closed cell foam and spacer mesh-¼" foam back panel, Dyneema®Hardline zippered pockets on hip belt, ice axe loop, and compression system with roll top closure system with 4 top Y-strap compression and side compression straps, adjustable sternum strap, plus a hydro port and internal mesh hydro sleeve.|
|Hyperlite Mountain Ice Pack series $340-$375-made in Maine-ice axe/crampon attachment system good for other stuff too...four external daisy chain, compression system- roll top closure system with 4 top Y-strap compression and side compression straps, ¼" back foam pad, padded shoulder straps, removable aluminum stays, proprietary seam sealing side seams and back all sewn-on features guarantees that if stomped on by airline baggage personnel, contents won;t spill out. adjustable fit for carry comfort.|
|Ortlieb make premium travel size duffels- dry bags for use beyond the water...impervious to the elements ( PS620C base fabric) and tough! Priced $170-$200 -the bags have long unique TZIP for quick access (waterproof), internal straps, 2 internal and one outer zip pocket, wire loop at zipper for a lock= very good looking and functional. In back-green Bicycle Commuter Bag- -with mounting system for the bag to fit racks-2 way attachable QL rails. |
|Lander makes VERY chic personal electronic accessories (cables, cases)---and has a 2 backpacks and a messenger bag- equal to their design aesthetic. Pictured Timp® Messenger Bag made of TPU coated ripstop-water resistant, padded shoulder straps, front webbing for attachments, adjustable sternum straps, well placed stowaway pockets-including quick tix one, reflective tape, back channel breathable mesh $99.99|
|PacSafe® hard core haulers...anti-theft packs-CitySafe Vibe 25 -in many colors including pictured (red, black) -has laptop sleeve, RFIDsafe® blocking pockets and material, eXomesh® slashguard and CarrySafe®splashguard strap-prevents cut and run theft, PopNLock security clip, and locking system on the zippers-discourages pickpockets. $99.95|
|VentureSafe X40plus anti-theft all purpose backpack, $249.95-has all bells whistles of PacSafe haulers-including lockable zipper, CarrySafe slashguard strap, eXomesh® slashguard-inside protects vs slashers-going for the cut and run, and even RFID blocking pockets + material. Padded back straps and wast belt with breathable EVA-and as pictured...easy access -with photographer CamSafe PCI camera inserts sold separately, plus other worthy protection like TravelSafe X25 portable safe and pack inserts sold separately. Wallet D ring and key clip, multi-purpose compression/attachment straps, rings and loops.|