It’s surprising how many people decide to go the cheap route for backpacks they carry every single day. They end up with a product that’s not only uncomfortable but poorly made and which starts tearing at the seams after a few weeks of use. 

Whether you’re fed up with having aching shoulders from your current bag, or you travel a lot for work and need something secure to transport your laptop, a good every day carry pack (EDC) is the solution. 

We test a TON of backpacks here at The Broke Backpacker so we’ve put together this ultimate guide our favorite EDC backpacks of the year.

Read on to find out what sets these packs apart and how to select the perfect one for you. 

Quick Answer: These are the Best EDC Backpacks of 2021

Overall Best EDC Backpack
Overall Best EDC Backpack

Aer Travel Pack 2 Small

  • > $$$
  • > Main and front zippers are lockable
  • > Combination of 1680D nylon, Duraflex plastic, and YKK zippers
Best EDC Sling Bag
Best EDC Sling Bag

Aer Day Sling 2

  • > $
  • > Three pockets
  • > Made out of 1680D nylon, Duraflex plastic, and has YKK zippers
Best EDC Camera Bag
Best EDC Camera Bag

Wandrd PRVKE Series Camera Bag

  • > $$
  • > Two sizes are available
  • > Made of a waterproof tarpaulin and YKK weather resistant zippers
Best EDC Laptop Pack
Best EDC Laptop Pack

Tortuga Outbreaker Laptop Backpack

  • > $$$
  • > Outer material is a VX21 waterproof sailcloth
  • > Laptop compartment is protected with ariaprene foam
Best EDC Backpack for Travel
Best EDC Backpack for Travel

Aer Travel Pack 2

  • > $$$
  • > Lay-flat clamshell design
  • > Ergonomic and padded shoulder straps
Best EDC Backpack for the Gym
Best EDC Backpack for the Gym

Aer Fit Pack 2

  • > $$
  • > Has numerous pockets
  • > Well-made and durable
Best EDC Duffel for the Gym
Best EDC Duffel for the Gym

Aer Duffel 2

  • > $$
  • > Large carrying capacity
  • > Multiple compartments
Best Budget EDC Pack
Best Budget EDC Pack

REI Co-op Ruckpack 28

  • > $
  • > Made from recycled ripstop nylon
  • > Zippered compartments
Best EDC Day Hiking Pack
Best EDC Day Hiking Pack

Osprey Daylite Plus Pack

  • > $
  • > There are two side mesh pockets
  • > Hip belt is only simple webbing material
Best EDC Pack for University Students
Best EDC Pack for University Students

Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack

  • > $$
  • > Removable sternum strap
  • > Highly water resistant

Best EDC (Every Day Carry) Backpacks

Researching all the backpacks available on the market can become tedious. That’s why we’ve done the legwork for you and compiled our picks for the top every day carry packs. From gym duffels to travel bags, we’ve got something for everyone on this list!

#1 – Overall Best EDC Backpack: Aer Travel Pack 2 Small

Travel Pack 2 Small

Our pick for overall best EDC backpack is Aer Travel Pack 2 Small

  • Best Use: Travel, urban
  • Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Liters: 28 liters
  • Rain cover included: No

Compact, but spacious enough to fit a ton of gear, the Aer Travel Pack is the Goldilocks equivalent of EDC packs; not too big, not too small, just right. A little over 3 pounds, it’s still relatively lightweight, but also more durable than ultralight packs. 

Inside there’s a padded compartment for a 15 inch laptop, as well as a shoe compartment which can fit up to men’s size 12. Both the main and front zippers are lockable for added protection while traveling. 

On top there’s a quick access pocket for small essential items and within the front compartment, there are additional organization pockets. These keep your pens, sunglasses, electronics, and other gear neat and easy to reach. There’s also a key chain so your keys never get lost at the bottom. 

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Photo: Will Hatton

The Aer Travel Pack is small enough to be a carry-on item while flying, and the back panel of the pack acts as a pass-through for luggage handles. If you want more support, you can purchase a hip belt which comes separately. 

Although the Aer Travel Pack may be on the expensive end, the combination of 1680D nylon, Duraflex plastic, and YKK zippers are built to last, while also making the pack comfortable and sturdy while carrying. 

Be sure to check out our detailed Travel Pack 2 review here.

  • Great internal organization pockets
  • Main compartment has lay-flat design
  • Works as travel carry-on
  • More expensive

#2 – Best EDC Sling Bag: Aer Day Sling 2

Aer Day Sling 2

Aer Day Sling 2 is one of the best EDC sling bag

  • Best Use: Urban, travel
  • Weight: 0.7 pounds
  • Liters: 4.5 liters
  • Rain cover included: No

If you don’t need an entire backpack but still want a convenient bag for storing your phone, camera, passport, or other small essential items, then a sling bag is the perfect choice. The Aer Day Sling is also a more budget-friendly EDC pack option. 

There are three pockets: a front pouch, one main compartment, and a hidden back pocket great for keeping your passport or cash safe. The main pocket can fit a 7.9 inch tablet and it has multiple organizational pouches for storing sunglasses, pens, or other small items. 

The one aspect of the Aer Day Sling that could use improvement is the shoulder strap. Although it’s adjustable, there’s not much padding, which can make it a bit uncomfortable after wearing it for a long time. 

Like the Aer Travel Pack, the Day Sling is made out of 1680D nylon, Duraflex plastic, and has YKK zippers on all the pockets. It’s also a good lightweight EDC pack, weighing less than a pound when empty. 

  • 3 pockets and good organization
  • Lightweight and budget friendly
  • Durable material
  • Shoulder strap could use more padding
  • Can’t fit much gear

#3 – Best EDC Camera Bag: Wandrd PRVKE Series Camera Bag

Wandrd PRVKE Series Camera Bag

Wandrd PRVKE Series Camera Bag is our top pick for the best EDC camera bag

  • Best Use: Photography, travel
  • Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Liters: 21 liters and 31 liter options
  • Rain cover included: Optional (purchase with or without accessory bundle)

There’s nothing worse than having your camera gear damaged as a result of inadequate protection in your backpack or bag. The PRVKE takes all your photography needs and concerns into account, and delivers an excellent EDC pack. 

Two sizes are available. One is 21 liters, which can be expanded to 26 liters by extending the roll top, the other is a larger 31 liters, which is expandable to 36. Both are made of a waterproof tarpaulin and YKK weather resistant zippers. So although the pack wouldn’t survive being submerged, it will still hold up to heavy rain or some splashing. 

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Photo: Ralph Cope

Inside are removable camera cubes so you can use the PRVKE as a normal pack on days you don’t need to bring your equipment. There’s also a laptop sleeve, a tech pocket, hidden pocket in back, and a water bottle pocket for storing other essentials. 

You can either carry the PRVKE as a backpack or a tote bag thanks to the handles on top. It also comes with a removable waist strap which helps for carrying heavier loads. 

Read the full review here.

  • For camera equipment or regular backpack use
  • Highly weather resistant
  • 2 sizes available and both have expandable roll-top
  • Expensive
  • Waist strap could use more padding

#4 – Best EDC Laptop Pack: Tortuga Outbreaker Laptop Backpack

Tortuga Outbreaker Laptop Backpack

Meet the best EDC laptop pack: Tortuga Outbreaker Laptop Backpack

  • Best Use: University, travel
  • Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Liters: 27 liters
  • Rain cover included: No (but has waterproof fabric and weather resistant zippers)

Although many of the best EDC packs have a spot to store a laptop, the Tortuga Outbreaker goes the extra mile. Not only is this pack super comfortable, but also very stylish and well-designed to keep your laptop safe while on the go. 

The outer material is a VX21 waterproof sailcloth and the laptop compartment is protected with ariaprene foam. Each pocket has YKK lockable zippers to add further protection, especially while traveling. 

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Photo: Chris Lininger

With a 27 liter capacity, and the ability to open all the way like a suitcase, the Outbreaker can easily fit extra clothing, text books, your lunch, or even a pair of shoes. It’s still small enough to fit as a carry-on bag underneath an airplane seat, making it a great option for travelers. 

Inside are mesh pockets for keeping your chargers and other essential items organized and easy to reach. In addition to the padded shoulder straps, there’s a removable sternum strap, plus top and side handles so you can carry the pack like a briefcase or tote bag. 

Read the full-length Tortuga Outbreaker review here.

  • Lots of pockets and good organization
  • Fits size requirements for ‘personal item’ when flying
  • Very weatherproof
  • Expensive

#5 – Best EDC Backpack for Travel: Aer Travel Pack 2

Aer Travel Pack 2

Our pick for best EDC backpack for travel is Aer Travel Pack 2

  • Best Use: Travel, university
  • Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Liters: 33 liters
  • Rain cover included: No
AER travel Pack
Will is quite enthusiastic about the AER Travel Pack 2. Photo: Will Hatton

For longer trips, you’ll want something that’s large enough to hold all your gear and belongings. The Aer Travel Pack 2 is a larger version of our number one pick for the best EDC backpack, but it’s still small enough to work as a carry-on item. 

The lay-flat clamshell design of the main compartment makes it super simple to pack and keep everything organized. There’s also a quick access pocket that can fit a 15.6 inch laptop, and a shoe compartment large enough for a men’s size 13. 

Thanks to the ergonomic and padded shoulder straps, your back won’t get sore even after you’ve been out walking around all day. It’s also possible to carry the Aer Travel Pack as a tote or bag thanks to the padded top and side handles. 

Although the Aer Travel Pack isn’t totally waterproof, it is highly weather resistant thanks to the 160D cordura nylon exterior and smooth YKK zippers. Both the main and front pockets have lockable zippers for added security. 

  • Durable material and locking zippers
  • Clamshell design for easy packing
  • Comfortable and stylish
  • Expensive
  • Doesn’t come with hip belt (can purchase separately)

#6 – Best EDC Backpack for the Gym: Aer Fit Pack 2

Aer Fit Pack 2

Our pick for best EDC backpack for the gym is Aer Fit Pack 2

  • Best Use: Fitness, urban
  • Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Liters: 18.8 liters
  • Rain cover included: No

Ever wish your gym bag could carry more than a pair of shoes and your towel? Well, the Aer Fit Pack is the solution to your needs! This stylish bag is the perfect thing to carry your training gear, but also has all the features needed to make it functional in other everyday uses. 

Say goodbye to the single pocket standard gym bag you’ve been using. The Aer Fit Pack has numerous pockets, including the front-loading main pocket, a ventilated compartment for shoes up to men’s size 13, a small top pocket for valuables, and a padded laptop compartment. 

With space for all your belongings, you can hit the gym then head straight to work or class without needing to swap bags or pick up any of your other possessions. 

Like other Aer products, the Fit Pack is well-made and durable with a weather resistant nylon exterior, YKK zippers, and Duraflex plastic for structure and stability. 

  • Padded laptop compartment
  • Shoe compartment (with ventilation!)
  • Durable and weather resistant
  • Expensive
  • Shoulder straps could have more padding

#7 – Best EDC Duffel for the Gym: Aer Duffel 2

Aer Duffel 2

Our pick for best EDC duffel for the gym is Aer Duffel 2

  • Best Use: Fitness, travel
  • Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Liters: 37.4 liters
  • Rain cover included: No

Not only does this duffel work well for the gym, but it can also function as a travel bag or extra large briefcase, thanks to the large carrying capacity and multiple compartments. 

The Aer Duffel has many of the same features as the Fit Pack 2 only bigger. Inside the main compartment you can easily fit a basketball, water bottles, and other gear, plus there’s a separate ventilated pocket for shoes to help with organization and minimize odor. 

Unlike your typical gym bag, the Aer Duffel can also be used for work or school, thanks to the padded laptop compartment and other gear pockets for storing additional electronics, books, and travel items. 

Due to its sleek, black appearance, the duffel also won’t look out of place if you bring it with you to the office or into a coffee shop. It can be carried either as a shoulder bag with an adjustable padded strap, or a tote with the side handles. 

  • Padded shoulder strap and handles
  • Lots of storage space
  • Pockets for laptop and shoes
  • Expensive
  • Not a backpack

#8 – Best Budget EDC Pack: REI Co-op Ruckpack 28

REI Coop Ruckpack 28

REI Co-op Ruckpack 28 is our top pick for the best budget EDC pack

  • Best Use: Camping, travel, urban
  • Weight: 1 pound 3 ounces
  • Liters: 28 liters
  • Rain cover included: Yes

Osprey has made a name for themselves with their high-quality camping and travel gear, and the Ruckpack meets these same expectations. Not only is it functional and durable, but the Ruckpack is also made from recycled ripstop nylon if you’re interested in purchasing more sustainable products.  

There’s a laptop sleeve which can also hold a hydration pack. It features both side and top main compartments, compression straps, and a small zippered top pocket for valuables. The zippered compartments are also lockable for secure traveling. 

There’s a sternum strap and a very small hip belt, which is unfortunately lacking in padding. Other than that, the Ruckpack measures up to being a great EDC backpack without such a high price tag attached. 

  • More budget-friendly
  • Carry-on compliant and has locking zippers
  • Many organization pockets
  • Flimsy hip belt
  • Side pockets aren’t very secure

#9 – Best EDC Day Hiking Pack: Osprey Daylite Plus Pack 

Osprey Daylite Plus Pack

Osprey Daylite Plus Pack is one of the best EDC day hiking pack

  • Best Use: Camping, hiking, travel
  • Weight: 1 pound, 3.8 ounces
  • Liters: 20
  • Rain cover included: No

This lightweight backpack does the trick for single day hiking adventures. It’s on the smaller end of EDC backpacks, but is still big enough to bring the essentials without becoming too heavy while out on the trail. 

Although it’s too small to fit most laptops, there’s a compartment which can fit a tablet or other similarly-sized device. You can also purchase a hydration reservoir to fit in the back pocket, or there are two side mesh pockets which are convenient for carrying water bottles. 

The shoulder straps have enough padding to be comfortable for a long hike, although the hip belt is only simple webbing material. It’s also the perfect size as a personal item on an airplane, and will fit stowed underneath your seat, but be aware that it doesn’t have lockable zippers. 

It’s a bit too small for multi-day travels, but for a budget-friendly and lightweight EDC backpack for day hikes, the Daylite pack fits the bill. 

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable shoulder straps
  • Budget friendly
  • Too small for most laptops
  • Hip belt can be uncomfortable
  • Sometimes water bottles can fall out

#10 – Best EDC Pack for University Students: Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack

Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack

Meet the best EDC pack for university students: Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack

  • Best Use: University, urban, travel
  • Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Liters: 25 liters
  • Rain cover included: No

Both functional and stylish, the Tortuga Setout is the perfect backpack for your university studies, work, or travel. There’s space for a 15-inch laptop, plus another compartment for storing a tablet, both of which have padded foam for protection. 

There’s plenty of space for all your textbooks, lunch or snacks while on the go, or other electronic equipment. Unfortunately the Setout doesn’t have a hip belt, but there is a removable sternum strap to help balance the weight. 

If you’re using the pack for travel, there’s a luggage pass-through handle and the zippers on the main compartments are lockable. The clamshell design of the main compartment makes it easy to organize and use for packing clothing for an overnight or longer trip. 

Although the pack isn’t waterproof, it is highly water resistant thanks to the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating on the outside. The padded shoulder straps make it comfortable to carry, and there are also side and top handles to carry the Setout like a tote bag. 

  • Durable and weather resistant
  • Padded laptop compartment
  • Padded straps and top and side handles
  • No hip belt
  • Expensive

Best of the Rest

If you haven’t quite found the right EDC backpack on this list, don’t give up yet! Here are a few more options for EDC packs which might have the exact feature or specifications you’re looking for in the perfect all-around pack. 

Tortuga Prelude Daypack

Tortuga Prelude Daypack

This 16.7 liter bag is on the smaller end for EDC backpacks, making it perfect as a day pack while traveling or a small school bag. The downside is that there’s no laptop pouch, and depending on how big your laptop is, it might not fit inside the pack. There is a padded front pouch which can fit up to an 8 inch tablet, plus compartments for chargers and other small electronic devices. 

Since it fits easily underneath the seat of airplanes, it’s a good ‘personal item’ bag for travel. The YKK zippers on the main compartment are also lockable for added security. 

To free up extra space inside the pack, you can put your water bottle in one of the mesh pockets on the side. It’s a good idea to use the webbing loops to secure the bottle as well, since sometimes bottles can slip out if you bend over. 

Wandrd Duo Daypack

Wandrd Duo Daypack

Another great EDC pack for photographers, the Duo Daypack is a bit smaller than our top pick for a camera backpack, but it still fits a decent amount of gear.

The pop-up camera cube provides a secure spot for your camera, but it can easily be flattened if you aren’t bringing your photography gear along. 

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Wandrd Duo daypack in use in Pakistan. Photo: Chris Lininger

The padded laptop sleeve and padded electronic compartments keep all your devices safe while on the go. Thanks to the waterproof tarpaulin material and weather resistant YKK zippers, the Duo Daypack will also hold up against rain showers or accidental spills. 

To access your gear, the Duo has cool side-entry zippers on both sides of the main compartment. There’s also a hidden pocket in back for keeping a passport or spare cash safe and out of sight. 

Aer Go Pack

Aer Go Pack

One of Aer’s more budget friendly EDC backpacks, the Go Pack doesn’t have all the features of the Travel Pack, but it’s also more lightweight and easily rolls up for convenient storage. There’s still a padded compartment for a laptop up to 13 inches and a quick access pocket on top. 

The 300D Cordura ripstop fabric is durable, but not weather resistant, so you’ll want to be careful if you’re caught out in a rainstorm. It also lacks lockable zippers like other Aer packs, which some travelers prefer for security. 

The minimalist yet sleek design means that the Go Pack will suit a variety of settings, whether you’re on an airplane or catching up with friends at a cafe. It would be nice to have at least one or two gear loops on the outside however, especially since some water bottles can slip out of the side pockets if you bend over. 

Osprey Talon 22 Pack

Osprey Talon 22 Pack

For outdoor enthusiasts, the Osprey Talon is a great EDC backpack which offers both support and organization. Out of all the packs on this list, the Talon probably has the best hip belt with excellent padding and pockets on each side, although it’s not removable. 

Designed for hiking, biking, climbing, and other outdoor sports, the Talon 22 has a helmet attachment, loops for ice-tools, and trekking pole attachment points. 

You can also purchase a separate hydration reservoir to fit in the back sleeve for convenient water access while on the trail. However, there’s not a designated laptop compartment, although some laptops will still fit inside the main pocket. 

If you have an outdoorsy lifestyle and need a EDC backpack for your adventures, then the Osprey Talon is a good fit. 

Fjallraven Raven 20L Pack

Fjallraven Raven 20L Pack

This casual backpack is good for all-around use whether you’re attending university, commuting, or traveling. The Heavy Duty Eco Fabric is strong and durable, but not water resistant, so be careful if you’re caught in a shower. 

Within the main compartment there’s a padded sleeve for a laptop up to 15 inches as well as a zippered security pocket for valuables. In the front pouch there are additional mesh pockets for organization. 

The padded shoulder straps offer good comfort, although the back has less ventilation than some of the other EDC packs we’ve listed. There is a top haul handle, but the pack lacks a sternum strap or hip belt. 

Since it’s a bit cheaper, the Raven 20L is a great budget EDC backpack. However, if you plan on carrying heavy loads, or go hiking with your backpack, you’ll probably want something with better support and ventilation. 

How to Choose the Best EDC Pack 

As you can see from our list, there’s a fair amount of variety in great EDC packs depending on how you plan to use it. Below, we’ll go into more detail about how to decide which EDC pack is the best fit for your needs. 


From minimalist daypacks to luxury travel bags, there’s a wide variety in how many features an every day carry pack has. 

Laptop sleeves, lockable zippers, water bottle pockets, and secret pouches for passport and cash are all examples of common EDC pack features.

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Storage options are very important. Photo: Chris Lininger

Other things, like gear loops, spots for a hydration reservoir, and camera compartments are more specialized features designed specifically for hiking and photography

Although having an EDC back with tons of features can be nice, usually these bags are bigger and more expensive. If all you really need is a simple, lightweight day bag, then don’t worry so much about finding a bag with all the bells and whistles. 


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Keep it light and fast. Photo: Chris Lininger

Determining what the “right” weight for an EDC pack is can be a bit tricky and is a matter of finding a balance of size, material, and comfort. 

Most EDC packs are on the lighter end, since they’re intended as something to carry around on a daily basis. Larger and heavier packs are usually designed for a specific purpose, like carrying delicate camera equipment or as carry-on luggage while traveling. 

If you’re planning on using this pack for hiking or traveling, and will be wearing it for the majority of the day, you don’t want something that’s going to be too heavy. Go with the minimum of what you need, and keep an eye out for good hip belts and padded shoulder straps. 

If you’re planning on using your EDC pack more for going to the gym or commuting, then counting the ounces isn’t as much of an issue. You can focus more on whether the pack will fit all your possessions, knowing that the time spent carrying it will be more limited. 


Between your pockets not being big enough and a suitcase being way too large, there’s a lot of variation in how big or small an EDC pack can be. For some people, something like the Aer Day Sling is enough, while a photographer will want something larger for all their equipment. 

Sure, with a bigger pack you’ll have room for your laptop, a change of clothes, lunch, or even a spare pair of shoes, but not everyone needs all that space.

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Will with the AER Travel Pack 2 in Bali. Photo: Will Hatton

When picking an EDC pack, it can be helpful to make a list of all the things you want it to hold (laptop, water bottle, camera, phone, books, etc.).

Be mindful of size so you don’t end up with something that’s too bulky or cumbersome. Remember, this is a day pack; longer trips are where a suitcase or camping backpack come in handy. 

Best Use

A bike commuter and a travel photographer most likely won’t pick the same type of EDC pack. One person’s “everyday” use can look very different from another’s, so you’ll want to think about what style or specific features would serve you best. 

If you know for sure you’ll be carrying a laptop on a regular basis, then having a padded laptop compartment is important. Frequent fliers are going to want a bag that fits with airline carry-on specifications, and often prefer features like lockable zippers or luggage pass-throughs on the back.

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You want a pack that is good in a wide range of scenarios depending on what you like to do. Photo: Chris Lininger

The good news is that most of the best EDC packs can function in a variety of settings. For example, the Aer Gym Duffel also has a compartment for a laptop or the Wandrd PRVKE bag has a removable camera cube for when you don’t have your photo gear along. 

When selecting an EDC pack, think about both your primary and secondary intended use. For example, if you want the bag mostly for a daily commute to work, but like the idea of going hiking on the weekends, then something lightweight with padded straps, a water bottle holder, and good back ventilation is ideal.  


What sort of “cool” factor points does your backpack or bag have? Will it look alright to bring to a meeting at work? Do you want a bag that’s eye-catching, or something simpler and more minimalistic?  

Some people care a lot about how a backpack looks, while for others functionality is the only thing that matters. Again, thinking about how you will most often be using the bag can help determine whether you should go for a certain look or not. 

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How good does the bag look? Photo: Ralph Cope.

If you want to bring your EDC pack to more formal settings, like an office workspace or a travel business meeting, then something with a more sleek appearance is desirable. If you plan on using your EDC exclusively for biking and hikes in the woods, then you probably don’t need to worry so much about how classy the pack looks. 


Thinking about where you plan on using your pack is just as important as what you need it for. Do you live somewhere with cold winters? Somewhere with lots of rain like Portland or London? Are you traveling somewhere hot and humid like Singapore or the Caribbean? 

Taking weather into account can help you decide how durable and weatherproof a bag you’ll need.

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If you do plenty of hiking, you’ll want a bag that holds up in foul weather. Photo: Chris Lininger

Even really good EDC packs usually aren’t waterproof to the point of being submersible, but some come close thanks to waterproof material and weather resistant zippers. 

Usually, the more weather resistant the bag is, the more it’s going to cost. However, if you’re carrying around an expensive laptop, camera equipment, or other valuables, buying a more water tight bag can actually save you money (and peace of mind) in the long run. 

Final Thoughts on the Best EDC Backpacks

There you have it. From gym bags to travel backpacks, hopefully you’ve been able to find the best EDC pack for your needs and lifestyle on this list. If you’re tired of awkward tote bags or backpacks that keep ripping at the seams, then it’s probably time to invest in one of these comfortable and high-quality everyday carry packs. 

This is 2021; there are PLENTY of awesome options out there, so now I can’t find an excuse for not having an awesome backpack I carry around everyday. Life is too short amigos for a s*** everyday pack.

Whether you go with a great all-around option like our top pick the Aer Small Travel Pack or something like the Aer Duffel Bag if you’re regularly at the gym, an EDC pack is a great way to help stay organized in all your daily activities. 

Good luck on your quest to find the perfect backpack that fits your daily routine.

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