Living in a big city can get pretty fast-paced, especially if you like taking public transportation. And your everyday carry gear sometimes needs to reflect that. Unfortunately, many backpacks, briefcases, and other means of gear-hauling don’t always stand up to the task. If you need a tough pack that’s also built for speed and organization, you should give the CODEOFBELL X-PAK PRO a long look.
Inspired by classic messenger bags, this over-the-shoulder sling bag is designed specifically around speed, accessibility, capaciousness, and fortitude. That’s exemplified by its weatherproof construction, comprehensive quick-access organization (marked by multiple access points, a complement of zippered small item pockets, and an expandable front shell), and a convenient and quick carry style. It also boasts a 13″ padded laptop compartment, an expandable water bottle pocket, a stowable shoulder strap, and a total volume of 23L (when expanded). For $239, you can get your hands on what might be the ultimate quick city living pack.