The search for the perfect, versatile bag is one some of us never finish. But the ability to customize a backpack with a semi-modular design really comes close! It also doesn’t hurt that it looks like it belongs on the set of Elysium.

“The first EMBER product is a backpack for a reason. Our lives are active, highly mobile, and always changing. We needed one pack that can flow from the streets to the airport seamlessly, scale from minimal to maximal effortlessly, and stand up to all the abuse along the way. ”

The Ember Backpack is a sleek urban-travel pack designed to house and protect your critical gear. Each material has been chosen for its particular performance characteristics as well as aesthetic quality. The pack is designed and crafted in obsessive functional and aesthetic detail. The Ember Backpack is a 20-liter urban pack and a modular system. In its most minimal form the pack incorporates 20 liters of storage space, padded internal laptop & tablet sleeves, 2 weather-proof exterior gear pockets, and the ability to instantly upgrade your pack – all in a stealthy package.

This thing is an industrial powerhouse: black water-proof cordura nylon, bonded hypalon, aluminum hardware, YKK weather-proof zippers, magnetic coupling hardware, an internal frame-sheetand genuine leather are employed. Add-on gear includes a removable laptop sleep, hard cases, military pouches, u-lock strap, utility straps, cargo handles and even a phone case!

But how does it look and how much does it cost, you ask? ranging from $209-$289, you can get in on the action by backing them on Kickstarter through April 13th. I’m seriously considering grabbing a low-end one for myself. Enjoy!

EMBER EQUIPMENT – MODULAR URBAN PACK by Ember Equipment — Kickstarter.