The 9 Best Everyday Carry Bags for Big Guys

The 9 Best Everyday Carry Bags for Big Guys

If you’re big and tall, the average backpack can be a problem. A lot of them look too small, like you’re wearing a kid’s backpack; it’s hella awkward. And a lot of them don’t have room to fit your 4XL hoodie and your big water bottle along with your laptop, never mind your size 16 shoes. But these bags make the cut: Big enough to hold your-size clothing and scaled to fit.


“Big Backs Need Big Bags.”

Eddie Willingham, Zappos Big & Tall Buyer, Truth-Teller


Eddie’s Top 9 Bags for Big & Tall Guys




Eddie, Tell Me More About These Bags!

Eddie talks about the fabric, features, doo-dads and whatchamacallits that make each bag worth buying.





Eddie's Pro Tips:

How to Shop for Bags if You’re Big & Tall


1. Check the Pockets

Only some bags can accommodate big hands. This is a must-test-drive situation. You should be able to comfortably access the pockets while holding your phone or whatever object you’re trying to store.

2. Check the Scale

Not talking about weight here. Talking about proportion. If the bag, worn on your back, looks like a tiny turtle floating in the middle of the ocean, that is not the bag for you, my friend. (Disregard if you have zero vanity.)

3. Stuff in Your Stuff

That incredibly cool bag is useless if it can’t handle your gear. So get out your usuals and fill ‘er up. Once packed, the right bag will still have room for the unexpected extra, e.g. umbrella, six-pack, your kid’s sweatshirt.






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