Head back to campus in style with these hand-picked bags from the North St. crew.


by North St Bags


Hard to believe it's that time of year again!

Even though it feels like summer just began, students are heading back to school soon. Whether you’re hyped for classes to start or still grasping to every last summer moment, we want you to return to campus in style with these staff picks from our crew in Portland.

Did we mention you get 20 percent off, plus free shipping on U.S. orders over $150, now through August 28?

Here’s some of our favorite bags, from packs to panniers:

North St Bags Davis Daypack


Davis Daypack - Andrea

Our roll-top Davis Daypack is built with the rainproof construction and attention to detail you expect from a hand-made outdoor bag company like North St. We craft each Davis to a special contoured hourglass pattern, bringing subtlety and shape to this modern minimalist dream pack.

The simple design of the Davis Daypack makes it a versatile and highly utilitarian companion. Comfortable and lightweight contoured shoulder straps connected by an adjustable sternum strap keep your carry safe and cozy on your back while you chase your dreams. 

Tuck your essentials into the easy access sailcloth lined exterior pocket and secure them from the elements with our favorite U.S.-made Raindefyer water resistant zipper. Did we mention it has two side pockets? Are those two side pockets perfectly sized for standard water bottles and u-locks? You know they are.

"The Davis is awesome for day trips when I'm traveling," says Andrea, who got the bag right after she started working at NSB in 2017, before she learned how to sew a Davis together. "It's so lightweight and easy to take around, plus it carries everything I need."

Get your daypack and get out there!

Check it out here: North St. Bags Davis Daypack



North St Bags Pioneer 9

Pioneer 9 Hip Pack - Britni

Looking for someone to stay by your side, no matter where you go? 

Ready as a cross body bag, hip pack, or bicycle handlebar bag, the Pioneer 9 makes an excellent standalone dopp kit, easy access camera bag, travel organizer, tech case, or a roomy pencil case for the dedicated artist.

An internal zipper pocket with sub-organizers inside and an easy access zipper pocket on the front means your essentials are always handy. Compact but surprisingly roomy, supremely adaptable, and sure to charm its way into your everyday carry. That’s the essence of the Pioneer 9 Hip Pack.

“The Pioneer 9 is a great size,” says Britni, who made herself a Custom Pioneer 9 with Hot Pink and Wayfinder print in Midnight. “I use it a lot for day hikes—and my partner also steals it all the time to use on his bike as a handlebar bag.”

Check it out here: North St. Bags Pioneer 9 Hip Pack 





North St Bags Macro Pannier 21L

Macro Pannier 21L - Curtis

Pack a little more for your quick trips and campouts with the 21-liter Macro Pannier. Lightweight, simple, and made to fit what you need. Pack for your afternoon at the office or a minimalist week on the trails—this breezy pannier made from recycled plastic bottles is ready to join in.

Made with recycled EcoPak: This lightweight, ultra durable, waterproof layer is crafted from recycled plastic bottles turned woven polyester by heritage sailmaker Challenge Sailcloth. Our EcoPak bags are available in five vibrant colors, VOC free, and come with a big reduction in carbon footprint over traditional manufacturing methods. 

The Macro Pannier has been my go to for quick trips around town,” says Curtis, NSB’s founder and designer, who usually ends up with test prototypes as his personal set of bags. “I love how simple and easy it is to use. Plus, I picked Ocean blue, which looks great on my cream colored city bike.”

Check it out here: North St. Bags Macro Pannier 21L



Curtis Williams