If you’re Earth-minded, you’re constantly searching for responsible products that follow an environmentally sustainable path. Sometimes it’s easy, other times less so.

The Gregory Resin 24 Pack is designed using the company’s product lifecycle tool to make smart design decisions that result in a reduced impact on the planet. Built entirely from recycled fabrics, the pack has a 59% reduced carbon footprint compared to a conventional nylon backpack.

The roomy interior compartment includes padded laptop (accommodating a 15-inch laptop) and tablet sleeves, as well as a zippered mesh organizer pocket with pen sleeves. Access it all via a large, gusseted zippered main opening. The exterior has three pockets: a durable fabric water bottle pocket, a side-access zippered pocket with a key clip, and a front pocket near the top for quick-access essentials.

The dual-density padded foam back panel and padded airmesh shoulder straps are extremely comfortable, whether you’re headed out on the trail or just spending a day in town. The weather-resistant front panel makes it far less likely you’re going to open the pack to find out that the rain has soaked through.

The one component I didn’t realize I was missing in a backpack until I tested the Resin 24 out is a front-control grab handle. Different than the traditional handle on top of a pack, this stabilized front handle gives a great center-of-gravity carry, as well as provides for easier loading.

The Resin 24 is an excellent commuter pack, as well as a carry-on essential for airplane and train travel. The front reflective webbing attachment loops are great for bike commuters, or for those who want to be seen in dark conditions.

The Resin 24 commuter pack comes in obsidian black, Acadia blue, Cascade green, and sienna red, and lists for $99.95 on the Gregory site.

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