FORGE is a 3-Way commuter pack that transforms to a Backpack for comfortable and efficient load carry, a Soft-Brief for business, and a Shoulder-Bag for casual carry.  The Forge completes your modern wardrobe with elegant functionality. YKK Aquaguard zippers and our proprietary bond-stitch construction keep your gear dry. The Forge is crafted from the new Cordura® re/cor™ RN66, 100% recycled nylon 6,6.

    The Forge is also a 30 liter, one-bag travel pack that 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 and features a TSA compliant fully protected and suspended laptop sleeve.

    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’s ergonomic shoulder straps are optimized for 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. The airflow back-panel keeps you cool and dry and includes a convenient storage space to quickly stow your shoulder straps.

    Black Ember is proud to be the world's first brand to collaborate with Cordura® on their new Cordura® re/cor™ RN66. It's the first 100% recycled nylon textile from Cordura®. The RN66 code name stands for recycled nylon six, six.  That 66 rating means it's a high tenacity nylon that's ultra-durable and it means it's passed the brutal barrage of tests that make a woven nylon a Cordura®. 

    All Black Ember products are made using our bond-stitch high-precision construction. All textile components are laser-cut for precise assembly.  This construction yields a super durable, over-engineered pack with a blacked-out, minimal and stealthy aesthetic.

    FORGE includes the following:

    • Brief Handles
    • Backpack Shoulder Straps
    • Shoulder Bag Strap
    • Magnetic Key Ring
    • Removable Sternum Strap


    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 Cordura® re/cor™ RN66 - Air Textured Matte Finish
    • 1000D Hypalon
    • T6 Aircraft-Grade Black Anodized Aluminum + Laser-Etched Hardware
    • YKK Aquaguard Zippers
    • Maglock Magnetic Hardware
    • All Textile Components Laser-Cut