Rainy season is no excuse for soaked belongings. Check the weather reports and pack accordingly. Many brands are making water-resistant commuter bags to keep your goods safe and dry, no matter the weather. With classic, understated designs, they seem less like dry-packs and more like day packs. So prepare for unexpected weather, and peruse our favorite styles below.

Rains Field Bag

This minimalist bag has a padded laptop sleeve and an external zip pocket, and the PU-polyester blend is inspired by the Danish brand’s classic raincoats.

Timbuk2 Blink Backpack

Made from coated ripstop fabric, this bag features three exterior pockets, a padded laptop sleeve, a lined interior and side buckle-tabs.

Patagonia Black Hole 32L Pack

This double-entry bag allows access to your goods from the side or the top. It is cut from water-repellent rip stop fabric and features a padded back and buckled flap top.

Master-Piece Slick Series Ballistic Backpack

This rubber-like fabric is made from German resin and Italian polyester. Made in Japan, the design features an asymmetric zip pocket, leather detailing, padded shoulder straps and Cordura backing.

Cote&Ciel Nile Rucksack

This bag features a coated polyester shell, leather panels and a reinforced rip-stop hood. The bag has a laptop pouch, internal pockets and ccoated metal hardware.

Filson Journeyman Backpack

Made from oil finish Tin Cloth, this rugged bag features a padded laptop sleeve, a storm flap and a solid brass zipper. Made in America, it features shoulder straps lined with tear-resistant, sueded Moleskin.

Arc-Teryx Veilance Nomin Backpack

This waterproof bag is incredibly light and understated. It features a large storage compartment, a rigid laptop holder and WaterTight external zippers.

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