The ambidextrous shoulder sling and three-point harness on this bag make it versatile on the trail or in the city. An external shove-it pocket can be used to stash your phone or wallet, and a cinch water bottle sleeve is great for quick access on the go. The large zippered compartment can hold a journal, jacket, dog leash, water bowl and a snack — and its fashion forward design is great for a walk, ride or spur-of-the-moment stop at a bar in town. $50.

Author: Shalini Kovach is a regular contributor to Terrain Magazine and the founder of Terrain Trail Runners.