There’s no shortage of modular backpacks that you can expand to accommodate any additional gear you’re bringing along. If you want one that looks all manners of badass, though, these Black Ember Backpacks should be more along the lines of what you’re after.
Employing a modular system that uses a magnetic locking mechanism, it lets you easily add multiple cases and pouches to the bag’s exterior, instantly giving you storage space for any gear you need to stash. While designed to install quickly, they’re also meant to fasten securely, requiring a multi-stage, two-handed process to properly remove, so someone can’t simply grab a case from the backpack without your knowledge.
The Black Ember Modular Backpack comes in three versions: Slate, TL, and Neoruk, which can accommodate, 15, 20, and 25 liters of stuff, respectively. Both the Slate and Neoruk use zippers that run the full length of the bag for access to the main compartment, while the TL serves as a zippered top-loading bag. All bags come with equal amounts of the magnetic mounting systems out front, with additional hypalon attachment points on the sides that let you use straps for further modular expansion, while the interior sports a padded laptop sleeve, a padded tablet sleeve, and multiple pouches for organizing various gear. Features include waterproof 1000-denier ballistic nylon construction, reinforced stress points (either box stitched or bar-tacked), a 3D shoulder harness, a mesh back panel, aluminum hardware, YKK weatherproof zippers, and a detachable leather handle. Oh yeah, all three models, along with their accessories, come in the same tactical-looking blacked out color.
Available now, pricing for the Black Ember Modular Backpack starts at $225.