A work bag is an essential piece of your uniform. It's not about being fashionable. It's about getting a bag that works in demanding circumstances. The best work bags for men can handle it all, but the real question is, which of these is the best for you?
The characteristics of high-quality tactical backpacks include a perfect combination of ample storage, practical features, all-day comfort, all-weather capability, and durable materials.
Our multi-size tactical bags provide ingenious solutions with highly organized compartments and convertible wear from day trips to weekend treks. We've chosen our top 6 best tactical backpacks for their features, comfort, and all-purpose ruggedness.
Best For Apparel and Equipment
When it comes to carrying all of your gear, we vote the Sitka 110L Duffle as a must-have. Plenty of space to bring armor, a helmet, boots... you name it! This 110L weatherproof duffle bag is perfect for short-term load carriage or long-term storage of apparel & equipment. Plus, you can carry it any way you like with the top handle, side grab handles, and QAD pack straps.
Most Versatile Bag
The Arc'teryx Assault Pack 45 is like a solid mid-size SUV. It's much smaller and requires less energy, making it an excellent option for travel, overnight, a day at the range, and a tech bag — all due to its streamlined access to your mission essentials. The clamshell zipper provides easy access to the entire 45L main compartment. The inside is entirely customizable with hook-and-loop Velcro® to allow organizing the main pouch with aftermarket options. Scalable shoulder and hip straps enable it to be worn with body armor, helmets, and other load-bearing gear.
Best Bug Out & Truck Bag
Whether you are ready to bug out or need a lightweight on-the-go bag, the Oakley Extractor Sling 2.0 will get you there faster. MOLLE webbing provides plenty of space to attach integral accessories. What's more, the Velcro® and multiple interior mesh pockets offer easy-access storage options. This convenient Oakley pack is made with a compression-molded back panel with air channels to deliver maximum comfort while you're on the move and versatile options for transporting your cargo.
Best Medic Bag
For a bag that works as hard as you do, we voted the Tasmanian Tiger Medic Assault Pack MK II S. It's a small flat pack with an intelligent, clearly laid-out interior. Numerous internal variable fixation points can store medical equipment, including a specialized scissor bag. The shoulder straps can be removed and kept in a hook-and-loop-secured pouch on the back. Additionally, the strap's webbing allows for adaptation to a plate carrier or waistcoat.
Best EDC Fanny Pack
While the Tasmanian Tiger Modular Hip Bag is a universal EDC for men, it also is a fantastic concealed carry option for women. Inside the main compartment is a MOLLE hook and loop system, a small front pocket, and an additional side zipper pocket. The belt is removable, and the built-in hooks allow you to attach the hip bag to another equipment belt. This pack received a Silver Score in the 2020 NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program. Law enforcement officers reviewed them in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), receiving an overall score of 4.14 out of 5.
Best Messenger Bag
Tasmanian Tiger TT Tac Case S is a shoulder bag with a functional civilian look but shouldn't be underestimated. It is very suitable for security forces. Beneath the lid is a concealed MOLLE strip for the attachment of a holster and magazine pockets. The satchel has multiple zip compartments, a removable organizer bag, extra padding, and a designated key holder.
U.S. Elite's mission is to equip modern men with a tactical mindset. Whether you've served or not, preparedness is a skill set that applies to all areas of life. Follow us on social media to learn when more articles like this are published. Then let us know which bag has your vote?