It’s not what you carry, it’s how you carry it. 

And while some go for the brashest and boldest … those bright neon backpacks with “extreme” practically spray painted down the side … one new company is rolling out a different approach to the everyday essential. 

Based in California, Cannae Pro Gear is bringing their own style into the world of backpacks, meshing the best of classic pack elements with smart new touches from the modern world, and finding fans through an approach that is centered around pride, strength and humility.

“Our first designs were inspired by the needs the world’s greatest travelers – active military and what some would likely call ‘tactical’ users – as their respect for the journey and openness to challenge is really unparalleled,” said Andrew Work, Cannae Pro Gear’s COO.

That idea of “respecting the journey” during the design process is key to Cannae Pro Gear’s growing success, as their devoted users are truly responding to a collection of gear that delivers everything they’re looking for, and just a little bit more.

That idea of “respecting the journey” during the design process is key to Cannae Pro Gear’s growing success, as their devoted users are truly responding to a collection of gear that delivers everything they’re looking for, and just a little bit more.

To achieve those designs, Cannae strategically selects structural and material elements with proven strength and versatility, and blends them to deliver universal appeal in the world of outdoor adventure and travel.

“Far too often, people choose backpacks as a statement piece, instead of looking at a pack’s materials, features and true reason for being,” added Work. “Cannae Pro Gear’s most avid fans love the fact that our gear thrives in extreme and tactical elements but is just as functional for going to the office across town. People everywhere are looking for that everyday-carry backpack – one that can really go anywhere, anytime.”

Cannae’s Legion Day Pack ($119) is that everyday-carry companion, with an overnight-ready 21-liter size, customizable storage options, and a rugged combination of Cordura® Nylon and military-spec MOLLE attachment points for easy hanging of water bottles or other accessories.

For commuters looking for key workday features, the Legion Day Pack has protective compartments for both a laptop and sunglasses. And for those seeking an outdoor workhorse, the Legion has a hydration reservoir sleeve as well as a stowable waist belt for heavier loads.

In all, the Legion has just the right number of features – not too many, not too few – and the result is a pack that’s just right. Simplicity and intuition are the key to the Legion’s success.