Hello EDCF, Wish I could say I've been a long time lurker, but in fact this quest for a bag I could carry every day has, wouldn't you know it, led me here. I've never had a real EDC bag before, only "typical" backpacks, but I'm quite tired of that. This EDC bag will be with me almost 24/7, as my day to day school bag, but also for hiking, camping, and travelling. I wouldn't say I'm terribly rough with how I've treated my bags in the past, but they have a way of falling apart. I've never had a bag with Cordura or anything of the sort, so I may be overestimating my destructive tendencies when compared to a real EDC bag. I've read the most recent (10+) pages of this sub-forum, and between that and my own searching, I've narrowed my choices down to a short list. Below, I'll list my list, as well as what I value in a bag, then maybe if I was so lucky and you were so nice, you'd help me pick one (that I've listed or otherwise.) The short list, in order of my most preferred: Goruck Radio Tom Bihn Synapse Mystery Ranch Streetfighter Duluth Trading Fire Hose/Leather Backpack Goruck GR1 [The shrouded-in-mystery Tom Bihn Large Synapse] What I value in a bag, in order of my highest valued: Two Straps 1000-1500 cu. in. (~15-25L) Not covered with Molle/PALS (A little is alright) Not loaded with things I won't use (10 compartments, 15 zippers, etc. Simple is good) Laptop Sleeve (I like being able to unzip one pocket and remove my laptop) Durable (As in, I will not have to buy a bag to replace this for 10+ years) Built-In Organization (If it has it, great, if not, I'll organize it myself) Price ($300 is my very uppermost limit, but I will keep this bag forever so its justifiable) I think that covers it, thanks so much for all your help thus far! You guys are better than you realize at helping lurkers like me gather information. Now I just need to resist the urge to get more gear... TL;DR: Which bag on my short list should I get?