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Our favorite adventure buddies are strapped to our backs, cheering us along while we get into all kinds of trouble. 

Check out our backpack reviews to make sure yours is the right fit. 


HippyTree + JanSport // Watchtower This collaboration features HippyTree’s fuck-it-we’re-doing-it-our-own-way attitude with the easy no-biggy functionality and affordability of a JanSport.  $100 // hippytree.com // Made in China

HippyTree + JanSport // Watchtower

This collaboration features HippyTree’s fuck-it-we’re-doing-it-our-own-way attitude with the easy no-biggy functionality and affordability of a JanSport. 

$100 // hippytree.com // Made in China

Topo Designs + Woolrich // Rover Topo makes gear that turns heads on the trail and sidewalk. Woolrich has made woolen goods for over 100 years. Even though this pack was built to be super-useful up on a mountain, while fly fishing and climbing, it doesn’t mean you can’t use the waterproof zippers and 100% wool shell in the city. $198 // woolrich.com // Made in the USA 

Topo Designs + Woolrich // Rover

Topo makes gear that turns heads on the trail and sidewalk. Woolrich has made woolen goods for over 100 years. Even though this pack was built to be super-useful up on a mountain, while fly fishing and climbing, it doesn’t mean you can’t use the waterproof zippers and 100% wool shell in the city.

$198 // woolrich.com // Made in the USA 

KAVU // Camp Sherman KAVU makes things that help you suck the fun out of life. They use the hashtag #busylivin because their backpacks are made for hiking, paddling, sky diving, biking, climbing, surfing, vanning, and fun-making.      $120 // kavu.com // Made in Vietnam

KAVU // Camp Sherman

KAVU makes things that help you suck the fun out of life. They use the hashtag #busylivin because their backpacks are made for hiking, paddling, sky diving, biking, climbing, surfing, vanning, and fun-making.     

$120 // kavu.com // Made in Vietnam

Pack Northwest // Sunbreak  Handmade by sailors, skaters, backcountry enthusiasts, cyclists, climbers, surfers, and kayakers in Bellingham, WA. This little adventure buddy has all the pockets you need in sturdy rain-resistant perfection. $175 // packnw.com // Made in Washington

Pack Northwest // Sunbreak 

Handmade by sailors, skaters, backcountry enthusiasts, cyclists, climbers, surfers, and kayakers in Bellingham, WA. This little adventure buddy has all the pockets you need in sturdy rain-resistant perfection.

$175 // packnw.com // Made in Washington

Roark Revival // The Mule Outfitted by Hex This pack is luxurious and adventurous! Look at the rubberized PV-coated cotton outer shell, the passport pocket, the faux-fur-lined laptop pouch, the hide-able skateboard straps, and the audio port hole. Look at those things!!! $180 // roarkrevival.com // Made in China

Roark Revival // The Mule Outfitted by Hex

This pack is luxurious and adventurous! Look at the rubberized PV-coated cotton outer shell, the passport pocket, the faux-fur-lined laptop pouch, the hide-able skateboard straps, and the audio port hole. Look at those things!!!

$180 // roarkrevival.com // Made in China

Timbuk2 // Custom  Choose your own colors to customize your style on their website or at a flagship store. In a world where most backpacks are made overseas to keep costs low, it’s really nice that this company offers a way for you to get involved with the manufacturing conversation by letting you decide how your backpack is made. Plus these laptop-friendly bags come with an on-strap bottle opener for party tricks. $134 // timbuk2.com // Made in California 

Timbuk2 // Custom 

Choose your own colors to customize your style on their website or at a flagship store. In a world where most backpacks are made overseas to keep costs low, it’s really nice that this company offers a way for you to get involved with the manufacturing conversation by letting you decide how your backpack is made. Plus these laptop-friendly bags come with an on-strap bottle opener for party tricks.

$134 // timbuk2.com // Made in California 

Drifter // Sky Pack                                                                           This adventure buddy wants to fly with you. Made from 1.9-ounce parachute material, it’s durable and light as a feather.  $132 // drifterbag.com // Made in Ohio

Drifter // Sky Pack                                                                          

This adventure buddy wants to fly with you. Made from 1.9-ounce parachute material, it’s durable and light as a feather. 

$132 // drifterbag.com // Made in Ohio

Burton // Tinder This color is called the “Beaver Tail Crinkle,” but it comes in other colors. It’s your basic get-in-the-truck pack with all the pockets you need, plus a side-door laptop compartment and good vibes. $69.95 // burton.com // Made in Asia

Burton // Tinder

This color is called the “Beaver Tail Crinkle,” but it comes in other colors. It’s your basic get-in-the-truck pack with all the pockets you need, plus a side-door laptop compartment and good vibes.

$69.95 // burton.com // Made in Asia

Mokuyobi Threads // Alex These colors like to eat pizza and want to play video games in a hard-to-find mountain tavern on another planet. Space travelers can fill the many pockets with gifts from Earth. The foam walls work as a cooler, so you can bring some cold ones along for the spaceship ride. $152 // mokuyobithreads.com // Made in California 

Mokuyobi Threads // Alex

These colors like to eat pizza and want to play video games in a hard-to-find mountain tavern on another planet. Space travelers can fill the many pockets with gifts from Earth. The foam walls work as a cooler, so you can bring some cold ones along for the spaceship ride.

$152 // mokuyobithreads.com // Made in California 

Alite Designs // Willow This top-loading adventure buddy comes with a lifetime warranty, so you’ll be friends for life. It also has a trampoline back panel, removable hip belt, and all the roomy pockets you’ll need for an epic hike to a secret camping and swimming spot. $100 // alitedesigns.com // Made in the Philippines

Alite Designs // Willow

This top-loading adventure buddy comes with a lifetime warranty, so you’ll be friends for life. It also has a trampoline back panel, removable hip belt, and all the roomy pockets you’ll need for an epic hike to a secret camping and swimming spot.

$100 // alitedesigns.com // Made in the Philippines

Poler // High & Dry Pack We love this “Mushy Trees” pattern bag. It’s got a zipped-in dry bag within the splash-proof outer bag—perfect for keeping your wetsuit separate from your drysuit. Easy access to the bottom (hee hee). Perfect for your wallet, keys, phone, or vegan beef jerky.  $149.95 // polerstuff.com // Made in China 

Poler // High & Dry Pack

We love this “Mushy Trees” pattern bag. It’s got a zipped-in dry bag within the splash-proof outer bag—perfect for keeping your wetsuit separate from your drysuit. Easy access to the bottom (hee hee). Perfect for your wallet, keys, phone, or vegan beef jerky. 

$149.95 // polerstuff.com // Made in China 

Element // Weekender Skaters take care of other skaters. That’s what you do as part of a community. When you buy this backpack or others from Element’s Camp Collection, proceeds go to the skate camp they run with the YMCA. $89.50 // elementbrand.com // Made in Vietnam

Element // Weekender

Skaters take care of other skaters. That’s what you do as part of a community. When you buy this backpack or others from Element’s Camp Collection, proceeds go to the skate camp they run with the YMCA.

$89.50 // elementbrand.com // Made in Vietnam


Other Bags We Love:

Boreas // Bootlegger Do you adventure in many different ways? Try this badass on for size. A frame with three different backpack options: a submersible waterproof one called the Scrimshaw, a well-organized daypack called the Hopper, and a hydration pack called the Torpedo. It’s way smarter than these words can express. $199.99 // boreasgear.com // Made in China

Boreas // Bootlegger

Do you adventure in many different ways? Try this badass on for size. A frame with three different backpack options: a submersible waterproof one called the Scrimshaw, a well-organized daypack called the Hopper, and a hydration pack called the Torpedo. It’s way smarter than these words can express.

$199.99 // boreasgear.com // Made in China

Swift Industries // Polaris Porteur Bag This Seattle-based company knows what’s up with riding through the shit on the daily! All their biking bags are awesome. Like this Polaris Porteur Bag, or their new pannier that turns into a backpack. $230 // builtbyswift.com // Made in Washington

Swift Industries // Polaris Porteur Bag

This Seattle-based company knows what’s up with riding through the shit on the daily! All their biking bags are awesome. Like this Polaris Porteur Bag, or their new pannier that turns into a backpack.

$230 // builtbyswift.com // Made in Washington

Wayward Stock // Roll-Top Board Bag If you surf, you have a love for simple minimalism, just like you’ll find in this roll-top. Fits boards up to 6’8” in the padded cloth-lined bag with a coated polyester shell. $149.95 // waywardstock.com // Made in Washington 

Wayward Stock // Roll-Top Board Bag

If you surf, you have a love for simple minimalism, just like you’ll find in this roll-top. Fits boards up to 6’8” in the padded cloth-lined bag with a coated polyester shell.

$149.95 // waywardstock.com // Made in Washington 

Rareform // Daylight Noserider Responsibly made from upcycled advertising billboards with all the stuff you need from a basic board bag: foam padding, fin slot, strap, and more. $115 // rareform.com // Made in California

Rareform // Daylight Noserider

Responsibly made from upcycled advertising billboards with all the stuff you need from a basic board bag: foam padding, fin slot, strap, and more.

$115 // rareform.com // Made in California

Sons of Trade // Land + Sea Duffle Pack Dooood, this bag is really, really big. We’ve hiked into remote surf spots with this bag carrying three adult wetsuits, two kids’ wetsuits, towels, water bottles, and a couple of superhero action figures, and it never felt too heavy. The two zippers down the side make it really easy to get at stuff down at the bottom of this bottomless canvas and leather bag.  $210 // sonsoftrade.com // Made in China

Sons of Trade // Land + Sea Duffle Pack

Dooood, this bag is really, really big. We’ve hiked into remote surf spots with this bag carrying three adult wetsuits, two kids’ wetsuits, towels, water bottles, and a couple of superhero action figures, and it never felt too heavy. The two zippers down the side make it really easy to get at stuff down at the bottom of this bottomless canvas and leather bag. 

$210 // sonsoftrade.com // Made in China

Poler // High & Dry Surfboard Bag Made from the same splash-proof stuff as Poler’s High & Dry Pack, this buddy wants to get surfy. It fits up to a 6’ 6” surfboard in its padded roll-top sheath. $219.95 // polerstuff.com // Made in China

Poler // High & Dry Surfboard Bag

Made from the same splash-proof stuff as Poler’s High & Dry Pack, this buddy wants to get surfy. It fits up to a 6’ 6” surfboard in its padded roll-top sheath.

$219.95 // polerstuff.com // Made in China

Sagebrush Bags // Evergreen Made with organic fair-trade coffee roaster bags, upcycled fabric, and salty ocean love vibes. The water-/wax-resistant liner isn’t bulletproof, but neither are most things that share your road-trip bed. Sizes range from hand-plane tiny to 10-foot-log large and all lengths in between. $120-150 // sagebrushbags.com // Made in California 

Sagebrush Bags // Evergreen

Made with organic fair-trade coffee roaster bags, upcycled fabric, and salty ocean love vibes. The water-/wax-resistant liner isn’t bulletproof, but neither are most things that share your road-trip bed. Sizes range from hand-plane tiny to 10-foot-log large and all lengths in between.

$120-150 // sagebrushbags.com // Made in California