Technology in various configurations has been increasingly creeping into both our personal and professional lives. In fact, we’d be hard-pressed to say that we know anyone that doesn’t depend on some measure of it daily, even if that’s solely in the form of a smartphone. And most of us rely on even more than that — like earbuds or headphones, portable batteries, cables, hard drives, and more — which can make hauling it around as a part of our everyday carry somewhat of a hassle.
That hassle, however, can be mitigated quite well simply by utilizing a tech organizer — a bag or pouch crafted specifically to carry and keep in order all the technology and applicable accessories a person might need in a given day. Typically, these haulers are made to function as standalone pouches — meaning you can carry them alone — or they’re sized to fit into a larger backpack or duffel bag — serving to keep all your tech from floating around in a clustered heap. If this handy bit of carry sounds like something that might interest you, you’ll find the perfect one for your needs on the following list of the best tech organizers for everyday carry.
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The Cream Of The Crop
Aer Cable Kit 2
Select 1: Aer has proven time and time again that, when it comes to modern carry solutions, they’re at the top of the heap in regards to craftsmanship, capability, and style. That carries over brilliantly to the aptly-named Cable Kit 2. As its name suggests, this stashable pouch — which works just as well on its own as a part of a larger EDC kit — has a wealth of organization accessible both inside and out for all your daily tech needs. Along with mesh organizers and elastic bands, it also features an exterior built from Cordura ballistic nylon, a DWR-coated face for even more protection from abrasions and weather events, and it can hold up to 1.8 liters of whatever you want to stash inside it. For the price, this one is really difficult to beat.
Bellroy Tech Kit
Select 2: Bellroy has, since the brand’s inception, existed in that unique junction between elegant refinement and raw usefulness — and they’re always pushing the limits therein. So it should come as no surprise to discover that, when the time came for them to build a tech organizer, they’d absolutely nail it. With its durable, structured exterior, it can keep everything you stash inside safe — and it will also stay orderly courtesy of the comprehensive internal organizational scheme. Especially for Apple fanatics, this is sure to be a big hit in the realm of EDC tech gear.
Peak Design Tech Pouch
Select 3: For those whose primary concern in a tech kit is sheer organizational options, there might be no better contender than the Peak Design Tech Pouch. Sincerely, the interior might actually have too many pouches and pockets — if that were, in fact, possible. The good news therein is that you’ll likely find that you’re carrying far too much before you actually run out of places to stash it. And that bodes very well for an increasingly tech-focused world — especially for those that travel often. In classic Peak Design fashion, this tech organizer is all but unmatched.
Native Union Stow Organizer
Select 4: For those that are design-minded, having a tech organizer that looks the part might be more important than it would be otherwise. Thankfully, with the Native Union Stow Organizer, you don’t have to sacrifice substance in order to get good looks. Available in a trio of smart colorways, this organizer has storage space for your cables, batteries, hard drive, stylus, mouse, and other various tech accessories — meaning you don’t have to worry about anything floating around and getting banged-up inside. There’s even a hidden storage compartment for more sensitive items, like a SIM or SD card.
Thule Subterra Powershuttle Plus
Select 5: Finishing off our top five is an option from a name that needs no introduction: Thule. An uncompromising catch-all carry solution, the Subterra Powershuttle Plus is positioned to haul pretty much any tech accessory you could ever need. Offering a generous 5L of storage, it comes with a spacious main compartment that can hold everything from cords and charging banks to a pair of full-size over-ear headphones. And here’s the thing: because it features a handy cable pass-through, it’s super convenient to charge your devices while on the go. So, while it doesn’t offer quite as many dividers as some of our previous picks, it’s nevertheless an option with a few tricks of its own.
Chrome Industries Tech Accessory Pouch
Honorable Mention: If you’re after one of the most compact tech organizers on the market, you can’t go wrong with Chrome Industries’ Tech Accessory Pouch. Because it only measures a scant 5″ wide by 7.25″ high by 1.5″ deep, it couldn’t quite make it into our top five. However, because it comes from one of cycling’s preeminent baggage brands, we felt that it was deserving of an honorable mention. And besides, the Tech Pouch isn’t trying to be your primary point of carry. Rather, it’s intended to carry the bare necessities and nothing more. Sewn with a series of interior sleeves, stretchy loops, and an expandable mesh pocket, it features a tough 1050 nylon shell and a 70d polyester liner. Accordingly, the Tech Pouch weighs in at less than 0.25lbs, making it an ideal ultralight option that can be affixed to backpacks thanks to a handy velcro attachment point.
Almost Too Close to Call
Cargo Works EDC Tech Kit V2
Typically speaking, most organizers are limited by their internal formats and are only able to hold as much as their capacity allows. Well, that’s not the case with the Cargo Works EDC Tech Kit. You see, while this bag has plenty of internal organization within its 1050D nylon exterior (which is exceedingly durable and water-resistant), it also boasts an external MOLLE grid — which means you can expand it through the addition of modular pouches. That means you can keep your batteries, cables, smartphone, etc. on the inside and, on the outside, you can attach a multi-tool, a folding knife in a sheath, and whatever else you might need at a moment’s notice.
Incase Nylon Accessory Organizer
As elegant as it is simple, Incase — one of our favorite backpack and bag manufacturers — has crafted a spectacular budget-friendly tech hauler in their aptly-named Nylon Accessory Organizer. About the same size and shape as a dopp kit, this pouch has internal storage for everything from your Airpods Pro down to your preferred stylus and everything in-between. It’s also all protected by a flight nylon exterior — the same material used in pilot’s jackets — which also happens to be naturally water-resistant.
Topo Designs Tech Case
The business model of Topo Designs is fairly simple: to build gear that helps get people out and exploring the world. And it looks like that ethos transfers over beautifully to the brand’s Tech Case Premium. Made with a dual compartment design — of which both compartments have their own internal organizational scheme — you can easily separate your tech from the rest of your EDC and, by proxy, have a better grasp on what goes where. It also has a full clamshell opening for better overall access, a grab handle for simple and straightforward hauling, and so much more.
Hardgraft Phone Pack
If money is of little-to-no concern for you and styling is of the utmost importance, you may want to skip all the other options and jump straight to Hardgraft’s ultra-premium Phone Pack. As the name suggests, this carry bag was made specifically for your tech-focused EDC and its accessories therein. It’s also made from some spectacular materials, including locally-sourced Italian leather, it has a full two-way zip for security and easy access, and the cross-body strap is adjustable for the perfect fit every time. The price is certainly going to scare some folks off, but the overall quality and craftsmanship are certainly enough to make it a pretty spectacular value.
*Additional Contributions by Sean Tirman
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