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Mission Workshop’s A Decade Of Designing Elevated Bags

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Many of Mission Workshop’s bags are recommended to be used with their patented Arkiv Modular System, which allows for the simple and secure attachment of weatherproof accessories to the backpack to create your ideal carrying technology. After 10 years of designing some of the best bags on the planet, Mission Workshop is better-equipped than any other maker to use their technical knowhow to build the best bags ever made.

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The Rhake

The Rhake Waterproof Backpack. Photo by Mission Workshop.

The Rhake is built to hold everything you need for work, play, and the occasional overnight. Purpose built pockets are large enough to hold all of your accessories and the weatherproof 22-liter main compartment can grow or shrink as needed to hold gear and clothing. A two-layer weatherproof construction is designed to keep your gear dry while riding.

The Drift

The Drift Waterproof Tote. Photo by Mission Workshop.

The Drift is a new concept tote bag built to carry a wide array of gear for work, play, and travel, and is one of the most versatile bags Mission Workshop has ever created. Purpose-built pockets for your laptop, tablet, phone, documents, keys, and water bottle are complimented with a cavernous 28-liter main compartment for clothes, camera equipment, gym gear, books, food, and whatever else you need to take with you.


The Radian. Photo by Mission Workshop.

This 42 L travel pack is designed to seamlessly navigate any environment while holding gear necessary for longer journeys. Sleek and elegant, the entire front panel zips open so that it can be packed flat like a suitcase, while at the same time maintaining the classic Mission Workshop roll-top closure for quick access to essential gear. The Radian is a single-bag solution to any adventure; it’s compatible with the Arkiv system, allowing it to adapt and evolve as needed, and negates the need for rollers with extra pockets for a laptop, iPad, or water bottle, giving you two free hands.


The Integer. Photo by Mission Workshop.

Weatherproof and super-durable, the Integer’s minimalist silhouette is designed to take you and your camera anywhere- from big cities to backcountry locations. Equipped with a large zippered front panel, quick access side-panel, and an expandable roll-top, your laptop, camera, and any other necessary travel gear will be safe and easily accessible. The front and side panels allow access to the padded camera compartment, which can be tailored to fit your camera equipment with movable dividers. The shell of the Integer is constructed from Mission Workshop’s HT500 high tenacity yarn, resulting in a refined lightweight fabric that gives the bag a little extra structure. ​


The Spar is a lightweight, weatherproof sling pack designed to carry the daily essentials. Photo by Mission Workshop.

One of Mission Workshop’s most compact bags, the Spar is a lightweight and weatherproof sling pack designed to hold all your daily necessities. When used in a sling configuration, it can be worn on either the front or back of the body and has dual-access capability through top-flap and side-zip entry points. The Spar can also be worn as backpack with the optional backpack harness and is Arkiv system compatible, so it can combined with the Radian or the R6 to create a versatile travel system.


The Transit. Photo by Mission Workshop.

Be prepared for any weather condition with a stylish bag appropriate for all occasions. Equipped with four large cargo pockets on the outside to stash gear on-the-go and built to hold a portfolio and laptop, the Transit is the perfect bag for work and travel. For longer trips, the Transit is available in a larger duffle size and can be combined with the Transit Duffle Backpack Harness for an optimal experience. The smallest bag in the Transit series, the Transit Arkiv, is the ideal daily briefcase with a multitude of organizational features including a padded laptop compartment, internal file organizer, water-bottle pocket, and quick-access pocket on the outside for a cellphone, wallet or keys.


R6. Photo by Mission Workshop.

Designed for your daily commute, the R6 Field Pack allows for the secure and simple attachment of weatherproof accessories to the exterior of the backpack. Available in two different sizes, you can create the backpack you need with six Arkiv rails and an arsenal of accessories at your disposal–accessories range from simple cell phone pouches and tool pockets to larger organizers and laptop sleeves. The pack can be used in either “roll-top” mode, or in a traditional “flap-down” configuration, has one external zippered pocket for items like a phone or passport, and one interior zippered pocket that fits a 15” laptop.


The Axis waist pack. Photo by Mission Workshop.

Go farther, faster with the Axis; a weatherproof, lightweight waist pack designed to keep all your essentials close to you while you’re on the move. It includes an internal zippered compartment, a key clip, and a rear mini U-lock holder, while utilizing an ultra-thin laser cut waist belt that ensures the pack is hardly felt while riding. The Axis is compatible with any of the Arkiv bags with the optional 4 piece Arkiv clip set.

Khyte Tech Messenger

The Khyte is designed to keep all of your gear dry and organized for adventures near and far — both in and out of the city. Photo by Mission Workshop.

With multiple configuration options, magnetic closures, weather resistance and their lifetime warranty, it’s safe to say this is the most advanced messenger ever built. The Khyte is designed to keep all of your gear dry and organized for adventures near and far — both in and out of the city. Featuring our proprietary high-tenacity HT500 double-coated textile, magnetic Fidlock® V-Buckles, and virtually indestructible A&E Permacore thread, The Khyte is the new laptop messenger benchmark.

Featured Video: The Rhake : Weatherproof Laptop Backpack by Mission Workshop

The Rhake is built to hold everything you need for work, play, and the occasional overnight. It holds a laptop, tablet, documents, large headphones, power chargers, water bottle, keys, notebook, food, and accessories.

About Mission Workshop

In 2009, Mission Workshop’s humble beginnings took root in an alleyway in what was once referred to as “The Messenger Ghetto,” in the Mission District of San Francisco.  Created out of the desire to build gear as tough as it is beautiful Mission Workshop has always been about passion and product. Utilizing nothing but the very best materials, researched designs and stylish looks Mission Workshop sets the standard in utilitarian bags and beautifully tailored apparel made from performance fabrics. Made to endure, guaranteed forever.


The Drift in Orange VX colorway. Photo by Mission Workshop.

Skyblue Overland purchased the Mission Workshop The Drift Tote in the Orange VX colorway on August 24 for testing and personal use. We listed the The Drift Tote as one of the Essential Products For Your Next Fall Adventure.