Best EDC Backpacks and Bags

best edc backpacks, bags, and accessories

Finding a quality EDC backpack is a daunting task. You’ll need to make sure it fits your kit comfortably, without being too bulky to carry around with you everyday. Additionally, you’ll want an EDC bag that’s durable and can stand up to the rigors you face on a daily basis. Well fortunately, I’ve tested out some gear, and I’ll be sharing with you my picks for the best EDC backpacks and bags.

Each of my reviews follows the same general outline. Below are items I address for each EDC pack I test.


  1. Key features of the bag
  2. Overall storage capacity
  3. Number of pockets for organization
  4. General bag construction highlights
  5. Styles and options

Finding the right EDC backpack or bag for your needs comes down to the evolution of your kit. Some EDC practitioners take a highly focused approach and are constantly whittling down their EDC arsenal. Others take a broader approach and require more storage space for their supplies. If you haven’t read this article, I highly recommend you review it before deciding on a bag.

Because choosing an EDC bag is such a personal choice, I won’t presume to tell you which bag fits your needs. However, I can tell you about my experience with the products I’ve tested. In an effort to provide you with the utmost detail, I try to use detailed photographs of the bags I’ve tested (video if I can find the time) — but bear in mind, that I’m no professional photographer. Additionally, I speak to the quality of construction and general functionality.

Other Bags and Accessories

Because this site is all about concealed carry, I naturally have other bags that are more geared toward shooting. Whether it’s rifle cases or range bags, I’ll try to give some insight into various other totes that I haul around. Additionally, I opt for a tactical style bag for my EDC pack, so I also have some experience with the many MOLLE accessories you can get to help customize your EDC kit. If I’ve used it, I’ll give you any insight I can.

Top 3 EDC Backpacks and Bags

  1. 5.11 RUSH 24 Backpack – Tactical style backpack with MOLLE webbing for pack expansion. Durable construction with tons of storage space. For more detail check out my review.
  2. Tru Spec Circadian Backpack – Small, rugged, tactical style bag. Ideal for those with a minimalist kit or don’t use their EDC backpack for extended outings. Bag review coming soon!
  3. American Rebel Patriot Backpack – A covert style backpack with ample storage, and concealed carry pocket. Full review coming soon!


All Backpack, Bag, and Accesory Reviews

Tru Spec Circadian: Backpack Review

Tru Spec Circadian: Backpack Review

Today I'm bringing you an EDC backpack recommendation from a close friend of mine. I'll be taking a closer look, and giving you a review of the TruSpec Circadian backpack in all its glory.Key Features On The TruSpec CircadianIf you're in the market for a durable...

NPUSA 22″ Duffel: Bag Review

NPUSA 22″ Duffel: Bag Review

I was in the market for a new range bag after abandoning my free F150 duffel bag. Having used that for several years, I knew what was required for a good range bag. On Prime Day, I decided to pick up the NPUSA duffel bag at a discount. For those wondering whether this...

5.11 Tactical Rush 24: Backpack Review

5.11 Tactical Rush 24: Backpack Review

Over the years, my everyday carry kit has grown beyond the limits of most conventional backpacks. I needed a versatile solution that could function as my laptop bag during the week, and a weekend getaway pack when I wasn’t at the office. However, the caveat was that I didn’t want to be constantly unpacking parts of my kit to reallocate space. Enter the 5.11 Tactical RUSH 24 backpack.

About The Author

My name is Mike and my goal is to provide you with all types of information for your everyday carry needs. Growing up the son of a Marine, I was raised to be prepared and adaptable to overcome life's challenges. So, whether it's setting up and maintaining your EDC bag, laws on concealed carry, or refining your medical kit we tackle the hard questions.

I am a concealed permit holder (for over a decade), a lifetime NRA member, certified firearms instructor, and a firearm enthusiast. Many of my friends and family are former or active duty military, and I have consulted with them on many of the topics I cover in this blog over the years.


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