Better Than Filson? Bradley Mountain’s 20-OZ Canvas Backpack Review

I’m a little embarrassed at how badly I wanted this bag. I was salivating over it for months (maybe a year) before finally pulling the trigger, because… it is an investment. But I don’t know if I own a cooler backpack. Do I own more “functional” backpacks? Sure. Do I own more “modern” bags? Certainly. But … Read more

Pack Animal’s Rally Pack Review: Old School Materials Meet Modern Design

With easily the coolest name for a backpack company I’ve ever heard, Pack Animal’s mission is to combine the best of pricy-but-not-always-functional heritage backpacks, cool-but-overbuilt technical backpacks, and trendy-but-not-that-tough fashion backpacks. All of that comes together with their flagship, waxed twill, roll top Rally Pack.  The design is eye catching but their commercials, which lean … Read more

Tanner Goods’ Koru Is My Favorite Backpack for Long Trips

I literally just returned from two weeks at the beach (in exotic Delaware) and I brought one bag with me: Tanner Goods’ Koru Rucksack. Every time I’ve fled New York this year — and I’ve understandably had the urge a lot — I’ve brought this bag, and it’s fast become my favorite for longer trips.   … Read more

Jack Ryan’s Backpack: Why I Love the Filson Journeyman (Review)

If you’ve watched any of my videos, then you already know that I am a very basic white dude. As such, I watched the Amazon Prime series Jack Ryan and pretty quickly, right in the first few minutes of the first episode, I was wondering who made that very nice, casual-but-CIA-office-friendly backpack he was wearing. … Read more