$ 319

    FORGE-MAX includes a set of four FORGE MAGLOCK COMPRESSION STRAPS and a padded modular HANDLE

    FORGE is a 3-Way commuter pack with the ability to transform to a Backpack for comfortable and efficient load carry, to a Soft-Brief for business, and then to Shoulder-Bag for casual carry.  The Forge completes your modern wardrobe with elegant functionality.

    The Forge is also a 30 liter, one-bag travel pack. Tucked away in a hidden zipper, there’s a small-strap. Give that strap a pull and the Forge expands instantly from 20 to 30 liters. That adds enough room for several days of clothing, footwear and toiletries. The Forge is compatible with rolling luggage handles, features a TSA compliant fully protected and suspended laptop sleeve.

    Featuring waterproof Cordura textile and YKK Aquaguard zippers, the Forge is a multifunction pack for everyday use that will keep your gear safe and dry. The Forge is a clamshell style pack, that means it unzips 360 degrees, so you can see all your gear laid out and well organized right in front of you.

    Designed with logical gear access in mind, the Forge has all the organization needed for tech-centric lifestyles.  External fast access for essentials like keys, wallet and phones; soft and protective pockets for Laptops and tablets; generous easy-access pockets; and hidden zipper pockets for secure items.

    The Forge features a “Butterfly Back-Panel” that makes shoulder strap storage simple, and more importantly allows room for our ergonomic 3D shoulder-straps. For optimized comfort and load carry: two layers of the same EVA-Foam found in the best running shoes make for an especially comfortable and supportive harness, while an airflow back-panel keeps you cool and dry in the summer heat. 

    Like all Black Ember products the Forge benefits from our high-precision proprietary construction. All textile components, including waterproof, 3-layer, Cordura textile are laser-cut for precise assembly.  This construction yields a super durable, over-engineered pack with a blacked-out, minimal and stealthy aesthetic.

    FORGE-MAX MULTICAM BLACK includes the following:

    • Brief Handles
    • Backpack Shoulder Straps
    • Shoulder Bag Strap
    • Magnetic Key Ring
    • Removable Sternum Strap
    • Maglock Compression Straps (Set of Four)
    • Handle

    SR BUCKLE STRAPS + UTILITY STRAPS sold separately.

    Best laptop backpack for men.



    • Dimensional inches: 18 x 12 x 6
    • Dimensional millimeters: 460 x 305 x 150
    • Pack depth when expanded: 10 inches, 255 mm
    • Liters: 20 expands to 30
    • 15 inch laptop compatible


    • 500D Multicam® Cordura®
    • 1000D Hypalon
    • T6 Aircraft-Grade Black Anodized Aluminum + Laser-Etched Hardware
    • YKK Aquaguard Zippers
    • Maglock Magnetic Hardware
    • All Textile Components Laser-Cut