In our line of work, we’ve noticed a trend: Everyone has an idea for the most amazing backpack ever made. This usually involves a bunch of extra pockets and zippers and interchangeable Velcro intended to make it possible for you to transport everything from your work stuff to your triathlon gear using the same pack. The result: a pack that can sorta do a lot of things, but nothing all that well.
Thankfully, the good people at Hex have taken a different approach with the Supply Convertible Laptop Briefcase ($110). This bag is designed to do just two things: 1. serve as a backpack for when you are biking or public transiting around the city; and 2. transform into a stylish soft briefcase for when you are strolling into a big meeting or presentation.
Hex isn’t the first to go this route, but they’ve done it just it right, as this pack features everything you need and nothing you don’t. That means a 15-inch laptop sleeve, an internal zippered gear pocket, an external tablet pocket, two additional external pockets and a document sleeve—which is, conveniently, where the backpack straps tuck away when you convert to briefcase mode.
We’ve been toting this baby back and forth to work for a couple months now and unequivocally love it. In addition to the functionality, its water-resistant, waxed charcoal canvas construction looks fantastic whether it’s on your back or in your hands.
And isn’t that what’s really important?