Flowfold Denizen Tote Backpack
This 18-liter bag is one of the most versatile backpacks we’ve used. It’s the ultimate around-town tote, the perfect airline “personal item,” and it also does a damn good job hauling groceries or carrying clothes, or toting climbing shoes, harness, and chalk bag to the gym. A water-resistant coating and flapless waterproof zips give the Denizen ($130 at Spring) a modern look. Carry it tote or backpack style; haul handles and shoulder straps let you choose what’s comfortable. An inside sleeve holds a 15-inch or smaller laptop, an internal zip pocket helps keep track of keys and wallet, and a deep outside zip stuff pocket is long enough to store boarding passes or a U-lock.