Ember Modular Urban Backpack

Ember Modular Urban Backpack

Ember claims their new Modular Urban Backpack ($209+) is inspired by the outdoors, built for life in the city, and designed to address the challenge of global travel.  And looking at it, we'd have to agree.  At its core, the Ember is an industrial backpack composed of black-grid waterproof cordura nylon, bonded hypalon, anodized aluminum hardware, weather-proof urethane coated zippers and more.  From there, things get interesting, as you can opt for numerous add-ons to precisely tune the Ember backpack to your carrying needs.

Chrome Barage Cargo Backpack in black and olive

Chrome Barrage Cargo Backpack

If you're looking for a bombproof backpack you can take anywhere, check out the Barrage Cargo Backpack from Chrome ($160 - $200).  It's got welded seams, a CORDURA nylon outer shell and a welded and waterproof military grade truck tarpaulin liner, the combination of which will keep your gear bone dry no matter how adverse the weather conditions.  In terms of size, the Barrage Cargo backpacks notes a low profile design that expands from 22L to 34L, while an exterior cargo net with compression straps adds even more functionality for hauling your stuff.  Topping it all off, the Chrome Barrage is made entirely in America, and as is the case with all Chrome bags, the Barrage is guaranteed for life.  Pricing is $160 for the standard backpack, or you can opt to customize your own Barrage in a huge assortment of color options for $200.

Tumi Mixology Backpack Front

Tumi Mixology Backpack

The start of the holiday season means the start of the winter party season, and let's face it:  sometimes you have to bring the party with you.  Enter the Tumi Mixology Backpack.  A collaboration between luxury luggage creator Tumi and Ketel One Vodka, the Tumi Mixology Backpack includes everything you need in a standard business backpack – numerous pockets, compartments, space for your notebook computer, etc. – all wrapped in a rich earl grey Italian coated canvas with black leather trim.  When it's time to play, the Mixology Backpack is ready, with three key mixology essentials – 1 oz. and 2 oz. jiggers, a shaker and a spoon – all at your disposal.  Pricing is $695, and complimentary monogramming is included.

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