The folk at Black Ember are obsessive about their designs for absolutely awesome urban backpacks. They have a collective 60 years experience in design and engineering of technical soft goods and equipment that will offer quality protection for your essential gear.
Their latest creation, the Black Ember TL3 Pack ($204) is a 30 liter capacity modular backpack that offers waterproof top-loading access and two large vertical cut zippered pockets. It has bonded and bar-tacked hypalon attach points for adding accessories to it. There is a foam-padded laptop sleeve that holds up to 15″ machines, a flexible internal frame sheet, and a padded tablet sleeve. The zippers are YKK urethane coated, while the shell materials are carbonate-coated ballistic nylon.
The TL3 can be obtained with a padded and articulated waist belt. It comes standard with shoulder and load lifting straps as well as track style sternum straps. The sleek design will fit into any environment and the superb waterproofing leaves you secure in the knowledge that whatever you have inside will stay safe and dry throughout your travels.