The carry-ons, duffels, and backpacks you've been waiting to gift yourself.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
San Francisco-based Timbuk2 originally made bags for the city's many bike messengers, and that original use-case still inspires key elements of the brand's backpacks: they're durable, organized, and comfortable to wear. We love the Spire because the nylon exterior will hold up no matter how many times you shove it under the seat in front of you, yet it looks sleek enough to walk straight off the plane and into a meeting with. It also has a padded laptop compartment, and handy slots for notebooks and your passport—and all of them are easy to access thanks to multiple entry points. Despite all that storage space, the profile is pretty sleek, too, so it won't look like you're carrying your life on your back, even if you are.
Buy now: $70 (originally $99), nordstrom.com