The Stubble & Co Everyday Backpack is an all-round practical bag for daily use that holds its shape especially well.
It has a laptop compartment, luggage slit, and spacious interior.
I’ve tried and loved Stubble & Co’s other bags, but how does the Everyday Backpack compare?
Is it at par with my expectations?
If you’re considering getting this backpack, you’ve come to the right place.
In this review, I will be talking about the build quality, comfort, features, and drawbacks of the Stubble and Co Everyday Backpack.
Let’s dive in!
Unlike most travel-specific brands, Stubble & Co is known for making strong and multi-functional bags for a variety of environments.
The idea behind this UK-based company is quite simple yet effective: to design the perfect bag for every journey.
This includes work commute, gym runs, weekend trips, daily cycles, and even frequent flights.
Their “do more” mission is great as it inspires people to get out and do more things.
Not only that, this motto is at the core of everything they do, which means a promise to uphold the highest quality and functionality.
So far, they’ve received more than 20,000 verified reviews and rated 4.9/5, which is extremely impressive!
Stubble & Co also advocates sustainability, using eco-friendly materials, upholding ethical practices, and more.
Those looking for a sleek everyday backpack with an urban and minimalist style, whether for business or personal life. It has great materials and amazing comfort, so it would appeal to most people.
Those wanting more of an active everyday backpack that they can take on adventures as well as on city breaks. Whilst the 20L capacity makes it quite easy to throw on your back and get onto a bike with (with its reflective bottom), it’s not something I would take up on a hike.
Stubble & Co is probably one of my favourite bag brands, and as mentioned, their Roll Top is my ultimate go-to backpack.
From the colour, materials, and overall style, I’m a big fan.
So, I was really excited to try out the Everyday Backpack! I’ve been using it as my everyday carry when commuting to work over a few weeks, and the 20L size is just right for daily use. Not too big and not too small.
Materials are what make or break a backpack, and so far Stubble & Co has not disappointed. I’ve had and used the Roll Top Backpack for almost a year now, and it has held up really well.
Overall, the Everyday Backpack has a similar feel in term of the durability.
It feels very robust and strong with its waterproof materials that are also recycled and vegan-friendly.
All the seams have waterproof binding and it uses water-resistant zips, which ensures that your belongings will stay dry in a rain or if you ever spill water on the bag.
I’ve noticed that there are some thoughtful details too that make the bag feel expensive.
For instance are the pullers on the zips which have a little curve and brizzel, so that they fit and are easier to maneuver.
The branding throughout the bag is subtle and gives off a premium, high-end feel, which I love.
The backpack itself is flexible so that you can fit a lot inside, while still being able to sit up even when unpacked.
While the base of the bag feels flexible, it still has sufficient padding for that added protection.
In terms of comfort, I have no complaints about the Everyday Backpack, especially if it’s only for everyday use.
I appreciate that it comes with a sternum strap because not many bags at 20L capacity would give you that. It makes the padding and weight distribution more even.
The shoulder straps are also adjustable, quite thick and bulky, which I am not a fan of aesthetically but it doesn't limit the comfort.
I love the extra hardware that you can use to keep the excess straps, so that they’re not just dangling there. Definitely a nice touch!
The Roll Top didn't make me all sweaty on hotter days, but I haven’t been able to test the Everyday Backpack in a warmer weather.
However I can say that the back padding has excellent airflow and feels breathable.
This is what the backpack looks like on me, and for reference I am 5ft 6:
Yes. I’ve used the Roll Top for nearly a year and it has held up well.
There are no obvious wear and tear, and everything is still intact.
I haven’t had the Everyday Backpack for too long, but I’m pretty confident that it will hold up just as well!
Yes! The Everyday Backpack in particular is waterproof.
The main body uses waterproof materials, the seams have waterproof binding to prevent leakage, and the zippers are also water-resistant.
1. Spacious interior with organisation
The main compartment features some organisational slits and pockets to the back side, where you can tuck in items like a notebook, tablet, pens, and more.
Although I’m not a huge fan of organisation in a bag, I feel like Stubble & Co provides an amount that’s just right without overdoing it.
I like that these pockets are relatively thin and doesn’t compromise the main space. This is fab so you can still maximize how much you can put inside.
You can easily fit all your daily or gym essentials here.
Another plus point to the interior of this backpack is that it has a bright neon orange lining, which makes it easy to see what’s inside.
2. Separate 16” laptop compartment
Speaking of compartments and interior, the 16-inch laptop pocket is separate and comes with sufficient padding.
I can barely feel the outline of the laptop on my back when wearing this backpack, which is a sign that the padding is thick.
Plus, this separation helps protect your laptop from scratching your other items, and it’s so convenient to just slip it in and out.
I also love this for travel purposes, as you can quickly pull out your laptop for when you’re going through security without having to dig around the rest of the bag.
3. Easy access pockets
In addition to the main and laptop compartments, you have an easy access top pocket for things like keys, a lip balm, etc.
It’s pretty deep but still not that big of a space so you can only keep small accessories here.
There’s also a mesh pocket on the shoulder straps — a fun and lovely detail, and this works really well as a place for your Airpods, railcards, or even tickets.
On the sides are two water bottle pockets, which fit my 500ml bottle nicely. & as an option you can use the other pocket for your umbrella
The pocket doesn't have side external straps for me to store my tripod (as with the Roll Top), but works well inside otherwise.
4. Bike-friendly features
What makes the Everyday Backpack quite unique too, for me, is the fact that it’s friendly for bike commuters and cyclists!
Most noticeable are the reflective trimmings that give you extra visibility during night time.
There are also a couple of webbing loops on the straps, where you can attach things, and a bike light anchor.
5. Handy luggage slit for travel
Now the back has a lovely luggage slit, and it is the right way up.
If you’ve seem some of my other backpack reviews, you’ll know I have a beef with luggage slits that are placed horizontally!
Stubble & Co passed the test, though.
The luggage slit is very wide, meaning it won’t move around on top of your suitcase.
It is also the same material to the back padding, so you won’t feel anything when wearing the backpack.
I adore the subtle branding here too!
There aren’t many glaring drawbacks to the Everyday Backpack, and I’m overall impressed by it.
One thing I would say is that because of the material that’s heat-absorbing, be careful not to leave this backpack out in direct sunlight for too long! If you have a laptop or other electronics inside, they might overheat.
The shape of the bag itself is very sleek and boxy, which is great for fans of the minimalist urban style, but may not be for those who prefer a less stripped back look.
Not to mention that they don’t have the most various options in terms of colour: only three. Which reflecting, I would opt for either the Matcha or Concrete
The shoulder straps felt a bit wide and bulky to my liking. But this is just my preference in terms of style, as they don’t compromise the comfort and function at all!
Finally, I feel like this backpack lacks some intentional anti-theft features.
I’m not talking about fancy cut-resistant materials or locks, but it would have been nice to perhaps have a hidden pocket on the back or something!
Here are my impressions after using The Everyday Backpack for the first time, and then three weeks later.
Well, here’s a quick recap of my review…
TLDR: is the Everyday Backpack worth getting?
Overall I’m a huge fan of Stubble & Co and find their bags to be sleek, urban, and functional.
I could highly recommend the Everyday Backpack if you’re looking for a go-to bag to use daily.
It has that classic work and school vibes, which blend in really well in a city environment.
The black colour is professional-looking enough that you could take it to a business meeting. BUT it’s still cool enough to pair with baggy jeans, a casual top, and a beanie.
That’s to say, this is quite a versatile backpack in terms of style.
Even if you feel like this isn’t for you, it’s worth checking out the brand’s other backpacks!
An adaptable all-rounder with organisation, bike-friendly features, and great comfort. This is a sturdy backpack you can use for pretty much anything, and is actually one of my favourite backpacks ever!
I’ve tested The Roll Top and written an in-depth review about it, which you can read here.
While versatile bags you can use for both work and the gym are nive, having one designed specifically for sports can be great. The Kit Bag features multiple handles and removable straps so you can carry it however you like.
The best thing? It’s waterproof, has a separate compartment for shoes and dirty clothes, lots of space and mesh pockets, and even a padded laptop compartment. This is a tough and sturdy bag suitable for an active lifestyle.
The Adventure Bag is designed for the explorers and globetrotters. It’s the quintessential travel companion that’s lightweight, durable, and comfortable, aimed to make your journeys hassle-free.
From hidden pockets, a shoe compartment, and luggage slit, to multiple handles and a detachable waist strap, this backpack teems with all the travel-friendly features you can think of. I’d recommend this one if you’re looking for a more active adventure bag.
Not sure that the Everyday Backpack is for you? Here are a few alternatives you might want to check out:
I just had to include the Roll Top again, and I do think it’s a fantastic alternative to the Everyday Backpack! This is more ideal for an active lifestyle, including gym goers and digital nomads who are on the go.
Knack Bags offer more organization but it is still adaptable. You have the option to expand it into a great travel bag or compress it to a smaller backpack for day-to-day use.
The Knack Bags Series 2 Backpack provides more detailed organization while still remaining versatile. You can choose to expand it into a spacious travel bag or compress it into a compact backpack for everyday use.
This option is similar in its simple style. While it comes with a slightly higher price tag, Peak Design is another great, trusted brand. The 30L Travel Backpack is suitable for those seeking additional padding in the laptop compartment and a convenient clamshell opening.
Alright, that’s all for my review today.
Have you ever used this Stubble and Co backpack?
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