Living in New York means sliding around in some pretty tight and crowded spaces, and a bulbous backpack can turn you into a subway villain fast. Eckster makes slick and ergonomic tech gear and travel accessories, and its new Grid backpack is perfect for carrying your tech and goods without inadvertently knocking into strangers whenever you turn or pivot.
I love this compact backpack, but it’s admittedly on the pricey side. Right now, the Grid is down to an all-time low of $156 — normally $195 — for Black Friday. That’s a heck of a good price for this quality bag with structure, smart design and all the right storage spots for essentials.
What’s so great about it? The Grid flaps open completely so you can pack and organize with maximum efficiency. There’s a quick-stash laptop compartment and another to protect a pair of fragile shades with an outdoor water bottle pocket. It’s made from recycled PET bottles and fully waterproof in case you get caught in a shower on your way to showing off your new backpack to friends. It’s also slimmer than your standard backpack, and it honestly just looks cooler than most.
The Eckster Black Friday sale spans far beyond the backpack. You can nab the brand’s excellent, spring-loaded card carriers, sleek wallets and power banks for as much as 50% off.
Shop the full sale here which ends when Black Friday does.