Expandable Perfection

Black Ember Makes the Best Packs and We Can’t Wait to Test Its Newest Convertible Carry-On

July 29, 2019 Sports and Outdoors By

Black Ember is known for its modular backpacks that do everything, and the latest bag will continue that trend. The Forge backpack expands from 20 to 30 liters, meaning you can always come back with travel treasures. The bag is weatherproof with an air-flow backchannel and straps. You can carry it in three ways: as a backpack, briefcase or shoulder bag. There’s a pocket for everything under the sun from your charger to phone, pens, wallet, laptop and headphones. It fits seamlessly on top of your roller and expands like a clamshell, so it’s easy to see everything you pack once you get to your destination. If you travel all the time, this bag will quickly win you over with its intuitive packing sections and handy uses.

The Forge is currently $179 on Kickstarter and will ship in December. It’s already funded 10 times over, so back the project while you can.

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