I'm looking for an EDC backpack. I think I've narrowed it down to the GORUCK SK26 or the Arc'teryx Blade 24. They are within $20 of each other on price, so at that cost point, I'm not worried about that. I've had a GORUCK GR1 and thought it was great. I liked the shape and storage, although I'm not a fan of the MOLLE. I ended up selling it. I'm pretty modular with my EDC and I use smaller bags inside the larger backpack for most of my gear. I do need it to carry a laptop so I wanted the separate laptop area. I do not under any circumstances want compression straps. I'm using a Mountainsmith Red Rock 25L now, and I'm sure its a great bag, but I do not like the straps getting in the way of the zippers at all. I guess I'm leaning towards the SK26, but am looking for reasons to go with the Blade 24. Can anyone convince me to switch to the Blade 24, or dare I ask, another bag?