Living in the city obviously, comes with its pros and cons with one of the worst being the commute traffic. Who doesn’t love starting your early morning sitting in gridlock watching the time pass as a newspaper blowing in the wind travels faster than your car? It’s no surprise that you answer to this was most likely a solid “no” or a long desperate moan. For those living and working in areas close enough to commute by bike, foot or public transport, it may not be enjoyable but it’s surely less of a headache than commuting by car. For those urban commuters who leave the car at home and seek out other means of transport to work, the Arc’teryx Commuter bag collection is sure to be a favourite. From stylish backpacks to urban totes and messenger bags, you’re sure to find the perfect commuter bag for your morning routine.
Granville 20L Daypack
Style meets versatility in the refined design of the Granville daypack. This highly water resistant AC² (Advanced Composite Construction) technology keeps your gear dry and safe whether you’re commute is graced with rain, sleet or snow. A large flap closure allows top access to the main compartment with easy visibility for all the contents inside while a suspended, padded sleeve accommodates up to a 15-inch laptop or 10-inch tablet. Smaller pockets can be found under the flap and are a convenient location to organize your phone, keys or other important gear. The Granville daypack is the perfect commuter bag for a day in class, work or exploring Downtown Vancouver’s Granville Island.
Blade 20L Backpack
Available in three different sizes, this commuter favourite has been redesigned and packed full of features for another year. Although it was originally designed for urban pursuits through a bustling city, the Blade backpack is the perfect sized companion for travelling abroad as well. Its clamshell design makes it exceptionally easy to find what you’re looking for inside in a matter of seconds. For quick access, there is also a size zipper which also provides entry to the contents inside. Keep your laptop safe in the laptop sleeve while an additional sleeve can securely hold a tablet at the same time. The Blade is sure to be a favourite for any business commuter or traveller with a need for efficient organization.
Fyx 13L Messenger Bag
The Fyx messenger bag boasts a streamlined, smart and versatile design that is equipped to hold the necessary gear for the urban commuter. With wet-weather in mind, the main flap is crafted from a highly water resistant fabric which ensures that the contents inside stay dry and safe no matter how hard the rain is falling. The main compartment was well-thought out and easily organizes all of your daily gear from laptops and tablets to cell phones and other gear. For the travel savvy among us, a hidden back pocket is a safe spot to stash important travel documents and is still easily accessible when needed. The Fyx messenger bag is sure to be a commute and travel changer and is available in a 13L as well as a smaller version at 9L.
Blanca 19L Tote
Simplicity meets versatility in the conveniently sized Blanca tote. Available in an array of fabulous colours, this one is for the fashion conscious. Head to the local market and load up on the freshest produce for a dinner at home or pack up your gear for a day in the office, the Blanca tote is a great size for your daily activities. Its lightweight and durable design makes it ideal for all your urban pursuits and even works perfect as a carry-on for your far-off adventures.