So far as adventure and heading out into the wild is concerned, the backpack is the carry of choice for most men and if you’re looking for a brand that excels in this arena, look no further than Topo Designs. Their digital shelves are full to the brim with awesome backpacks to suit every style and budget so we’ve picked out 8 of the best adventure ready backpacks they have to offer below:
ROVER PACK CLASSIC ($99)
The Classic Rover Pack ($99) is the bag that put Topo Designs on the map so to speak. It boasts a tough 1000D nylon base and lightweight, water-resistant pack cloth upper with a cinch top closure that makes getting to your essentials a breeze. It has an exterior front pocket and top flap pocket which provides rapid access to smaller items such as your phone, keys and wallet and the spacious, internal laptop sleeve keeps your computer safe and secure on the go.
The Rover Pack Classic from Topo Designs has expandable side pockets to hold your water bottle or extra gear. It is designed for versatility in town or out in the wild and this robust nylon pack will hold up in any environment and stand out in all of them. ($99)
With a laptop sleeve, the Daypack from Topo Designs ($169) is great as an everyday work bag, yet it has enough space for those all important extra layers on the trail. A 1000D Cordura® exterior is robust and resilient in equal measure, while a coated pack cloth lines the inner compartment for effortless clean up after muddy days in the wild. Natural leather lash tabs are ideally suited for securing extra gear or attaching a bike light.
Made in the USA, this stylish silhouette is the perfect travel companion, schoolmate or pack mule whether you’re commuting through town, across campus or hitting the trail. The Topo Designs Daypack is a real favourite carry of ours here at Coolector HQ. ($169)
TRIP PACK – COVERT® TRANSITIONAL CAMO BACKPACK ($89)
Crafted from Covert Transitional Camo Cordura®, which has been exclusively designed and developed for the United States Army. When you’re on the go, this camo carry is a must-have travel companion. Its compact build ensures that it is just-right for day trips while exploring a new city, and its webbing PackFast™ Bag Attachment Loops let you to hook it to your Travel Bag to use as a complete system for your next adventure.
With the functionality of a daypack in a lightweight, compact size for day hikes, road trips or tucking under an airplane seat, what’s not to love about this COVERT® Transitional Camo Backpack from Topo Designs ($89). The external zippered pocket and internal elastic sleeve make it simple to carry electronics or other small essentials outdoors or out and about. Win, win. ($89)
MOUNTAIN PACK ($169)
The use-everyday, take-anywhere Mountain Pack from Topo Designs ($169) is the epitome of functionality and adventure ready performance. Plenty of technical trims make it an incredibly versatile carry for outdoor climbing, hiking or long weekend travel, while an internal laptop sleeve makes it a daily carry for your urban commute when you need all your tech essentials close to hand.
Spacer mesh back panel and shoulder straps ensure that the Mountain Pack is a comfortable carry on the way up to climb, hauling around town or navigating the wilderness trail. Organisation pockets make it simple to get through TSA, while large side pockets fit a 32oz Nalgene. Four compression straps adjust to the load size, while robust daisy chain webbing is ideally suited for securing extra gear or attaching a bike light. ($169)
ROVER PACK PREMIUM ($169)
For this Premium Pack, Topo Designs have taken their signature Rover Pack silhouette and reimagined it with a unique, luxurious feel that doesn’t sacrifice the thoughtful touches that put the brand on the map in the first place.
Elegant and sleekly designed, the Rover Pack Premium ($169) is made to take on your urban commute and look the part whilst doing it. This solid, understated and stealthy piece is carefully crafted with a TPE coated ripstop base and 1000D nylon cinch top upper. An embossed colour matched label finishes the devilishly dapper aesthetic. ($169)
With a wide flap and single fastener, the Y-Pack from Topo Designs ($79) fuses traditional style and contemporary performance. The wide, zippered hood delivers ample storage while an inner drawstring closure, laptop sleeve and side water bottle pockets make stashing and organising your EDC gear quick and easy.
The Y-Pack is Topo’s take on the classic flap pack. Spacious enough to hold essentials for a weekend trip or day hike, the Y-Pack also boasts a laptop sleeve for commuting around campus or to work. The fabric construction is perfectly suited for customising with patches and pins. ($79)
BACKDROP BAG – $119
If you want to easily carry everything you need to conquer your next project, the Topo Backdrop Bag ($119) is definitely going to tick all of the right boxes. With its compact-yet-roomy dimensions and abundance of internal organisation to keep your gear in check, the Backdrop Bag is designed to help you reach new heights for all your day to day and wilderness adventures.
This eye-catching carry is built for climbing. The Backdrop Bag’s large main compartment has an internal dimensional pocket for keeping your shoes, and an internal sleeve on the padded back panel which delivers extra stash space for a water bladder or light layer. Side mesh water bottle pockets and a dual hydration/headphone port mean you can stay hydrated while on the go. ($119)
SUBALPINE PACK ($113)
The Subalpine Pack ($113) is crafted from bright nylon and ripstop, which gives it a unique aesthetic that doesn’t sacrifice functionality. The pack’s padded load-lifter straps lets you readjust for a comfortable carry, while side water bottle pockets provide easy access to your bottle while on the move. Topo Designs finished the look with heavy-duty plastic hardware and our signature oversized YKK zippers.
The spacious main compartment has plenty of space for your gear, and the internal laptop sleeve makes it equally essential for an urban commute or a quick flight. A removable front pouch is ideal for porting your phone, wallet and keys as you explore a new city. ($113)