The Urban Access 13 Backpack features the meticulous construction and high-quality materials we are so used to seeing from ThinkTank, it has external measurement of 12.2 x 18.9 x 9 inches, with internal dimensions of 10.2 x 13 x 5.5inches, there is an integrated 13inch laptop compartment that measures up at 9.2 x 13 x 0.8inches and the whole bag weighs 3.7 lbs when empty.
We received the Peak Design Travel Dufflepack 65L in the Sage design (also available in Black) which looks rather unique whilst remaining discrete about the precious and expensive equipment it embraces. Offering out a minimum of 45L up to a whopping 65L of space when expanded so you don’t need to compromise on which gear you decide to take with you, whilst the ergonomic padded backpack-style adjustable shoulder, waist and sternum straps ensure even the heaviest loads are support comfortable across your body.
The Wrkshp Kellett is a tough 25L backpack from Dakine, constructed from a four-layer lamination sailcloth, 210D nylon and polyester with ripstop face and durable water repellent finish making it suitable for exploring everything from the city to more rugged environments. The Kellett measures up at 21 x 12 x 6" and comes with its very own removable accessory case (8 x 5.5 x 2") which can be used to store headphones, snacks or toiletries.
The Urbn Mission backpack is so cool it doesn’t even use A’s, screw that vowel it is so 2018, it comes in a wide range of colours and materials, choose from Orange (for high visibility), Squall, Rincon, Woodrose, Night Sky, Ashcroft Camo (for blending into your surroundings), Garnet Shadow and R2R Olive.
The FarPoint wheels 36 is a travel bag designed by Osprey, it has everything a conventional suitcase would have but can also double up as a backpack. If the rugged terrain gets too much for the wheels on the suitcase the telescopic handle can be pushed down and the inner panel unzipped to reveal the shoulder harness and hip belt for added security. As well as having dozens of compartments for various items the suitcase also has straps inside and outside the bag to keep everything secure, so it doesn’t shake around.
Skip Hop was created as a global lifestyle brand who is committed to making parenting as easy and fun as possible, with their core philosophy of “Must-Haves Made Better,” Skip Hop re-designs and re-engineers essential products from the baby bag to pushchairs to bath toys, and allowing parents to enjoy functional and stylish products. The Greenwich Simple Chic Backpack aims to bring a little class when you are out and about with baby, even if you have got sick down your shoulder and the bag has a dirty nappy tucked away in there.
The Lowepro Photo Active BP 200 is a purpose-built camera bag designed to protect your valuable camera gear from impact, abrasion, moisture and the general dangers of travelling. Available in a black/dark grey design, this lightweight bag weighs up at 1.22kg when empty. Measuring up at 26.5 x 16 x 44.5 cm it has a 16L capacity which includes a 22 x 11 x 27 cm camera compartment and 23.5 x 1.5 x 34 cm laptop compartment.
The Urbn Mission backpack is so cool it doesn’t even use A’s, screw that vowel it is so 2018! It comes in a wide range of colours and materials, choose from Orange (for high visibility), Squall, Rincon, Woodrose, Night Sky, Ashcroft Camo (for blending into your surroundings), Garnet Shadow and R2R Olive. There aren’t many bags that can say they are skateboard friendly but the Urbn wants to let you roll to your destination and we are always a fan of anything that helps you keep more active.
Bikes are great; they are better for the environment, a good source of exercise as well as easier and cheaper to find a place to park than a car, the downside is they do not come with a boot to store all your shopping in. The Wayside Backpack and Pannier from Blackburn has been designed to be suitable for carrying your gear both on and off the bike. It isn’t the lightest of things, at 929g when empty, but chances are you aren’t going to be racing in the Tour de France with all your shopping in tow.
Now not everyone would find themselves fawning over a camera bag but the Protactic BP 450 AW II is as beautiful as much as its name is boring. If you are into your photography chances are you have some pretty expensive gear so ensuring it is protected on the go is an absolute must. Not only is the 450 AW II gorgeous, it is also high-performing and functional, it has a modular design, weighs 2.84kg when empty, and can hold up to a 15-inch laptop, 1-2 Pro DSLRs, one with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, 360 camera, DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom or DJI Osmo+.