While the travel industry is somewhat in flux—proposed travel bans, privatization of air control, no laptops in your carry-on—the need for a simple travel pack hasn’t faltered. But the technologies driving those packs sure have. Here’s a handful of the best, from simple duffels and farmers market-friendly totes to the best damn waterproof bag on the market. And for those who have to bag check valuable electronics, we’ve got you covered.
1. Eagle Creek Converge Weekend Bag, $179; 2. Pacsafe Travelsafe, $70; 3. Thule Subterra, $225; 4. North St. Scout 21, $99; 5. Filson Grab’n’Go Large, $150; 6. Alchemy Goods Ad Bag, $30; 7. Dakine Cyclone II Dry Pack, $150.
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Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).