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Having the right type of bag or pack for getaways can make packing up and heading out easier and less stressful. But with so many styles to choose from, deciding which one is right can be a challenge. Here is a small selection of some of our favorite bags and packs that are worth gifting to the person that is always loading up gear and departing on adventures.
Hex Ranger Camera Mini Sling
The HEX Camera Mini Sling bag is the smallest in the line of Hex sling bags designed to keep hands free and gear close on adventures of all kinds. This compact but spacious bag offers removable and adjustable padded dividers, a front fleece-lined phone pocket, large front accessory pocket, and mini tripod straps, that keep lenses, bodies, and cords exactly where they need to be. The strap has a wide range of size adjustability, allowing the sling to be worn crossbody style, over the shoulder or even as a waist pack. If you are looking to gift a capable sling for someone that has a mirrorless camera, point and shoot, or small drone, then the HEX Camera Mini Sling bag is just what you have been looking for. MSRP $69.95 www.amazon.com/hexbrand
JanSport Agave Backpack
Whether it’s a commute home from a long day in the office or traveling to a new destination, the JanSport Agave Backpack will carry essentials safely, with room to spare. A large main compartment includes a padded laptop sleeve to protect a laptop from bumps and is also designed to fit a 3L hydration system. A top pocket keeps valuables like a wallet or phone out of sight, the AirCore shoulder straps deliver a comfortable carry, quick external accessory pockets and a front utility pocket with organizer carries smaller items for quick access. Whether it’s day long forays into the woods or commuting into the office the JanSport Agave Backpack is great at carrying essentials and pulling double duty for work and play. MSRP $70 jansport.com
Solo All-Star Backpack Duffel
If checking a bag brings trepidation, pick up the Solo All-Star Backpack Duffel to load and catch the next flight or grab the next train for a new adventure. The durable and weather resistant fabric protects gear from any unexpected weather, so there is less worry. A spacious main compartment has plenty of room to pack a few days worth of clothing, and multiple external pockets carry a phone, laptop, passport, and any other accessories that need to be accessed quickly. Four strategically placed handles and removable backpack straps allow for multiple carry options when arriving at the destination to head for the hotel. The Solo All-Star Backpack Duffel organizes everything from dirty shoes to tech, to get from point A to point B with all gear safe and secure. MSRP $102.99 www.amazon.com/solo-ny
Gregory Border Carry On 40
Whether packing up for a weekend trip or trying to go light and skip the dreaded checked bag on a longer adventure, the Gregory Border Carry On 40 is there to provide convenient storage for any trip. A smart, split-case design keeps everything organized and in place, while an ActiveShield compartment with Polygiene Stays Fresh treatment keeps the dirty separated from the clean. This 40L pack is built to be comfortable even while fully loaded; the backpack straps, chest strap and waist belt gives added support to deliver a friendly carry. At 40L, the Gregory Border Carry On meets most airline carry-on requirements, making it the ultimate tool for the adventurous traveler. MSRP $169.95 gregorypacks.com
Victorinox Werks Traveler 6.0 Duffel
To stay organized on road trips and weekend getaways, we rely on the Victorinox Werks Traveler 6.0 Duffel. This bag balances style and detailed practicality to keep everything we travel with organized, from our laptop to tablets to snacks to a change of clothes. We are constantly impressed by just how much we can fit in this thing. Not to mention, the burly water-resistant construction holds up through moments of rough air turbulence and rainy parking lots alike. MSRP $189 swissarmy.com
Lowepro PhotoSport Outdoor Backpack BP 24L AW III
Designed for adventure photographers who are looking for the perfect lightweight camera backpack for daily hiking and adventure travel, the Lowepro PhotoSport Outdoor Backpack BP 24L AW III is well built and adaptable to suit a wide variety of endeavors and environments. This feature rich bag has a top drawstring compartment that provides access to the space needed to pack adventure essentials and protectively house photo gear with the integrated and removable GearUp camera insert. The cushy ergonomic ActivZone harness system provides a super comfortably carry and a padded dedicated hydration pocket can hold up to a 3 liter water reservoir (not included), while the All Weather AW Cover protects everything from rain, snow and dust. Whether the perfect shot lies at the end of a rugged day of hiking or a few days of traveling, the Lowepro PhotoSport Outdoor Backpack BP 24L AW III will keep that important gear well organized and protected. MSRP $229.99 www.amazon.com/lowepro