Transitioning a backpack to urban use can be a slippery slope – there's a real danger of looking like either an overgrown schoolboy with something too trail-ready or a fashion victim of the worst kind with one festooned with designer logos.
As usual, Todd Snyder has us covered. The design genius makes his own goods for the most part, but when he sees something done perfectly he's more than happy to offer it to his devotees.
Hence the Filson Ranger Backpack in basic black. Filson is, of course, one of America's coolest heritage outdoor brands, and their luggage, made of incredibly durable twill, is the stuff of legend.
This bag was inspired by a vintage forestry pack but rendered in all black it looks mean enough for the streets. And it features a cotton-lined interior, removable wool zipper pouch and interior divider, top expansion panel, storm flap and a bridle leather buckle.
Overkill in the best way possible, pick one up today for a more-than-reasonable price.