Elegant in its rugged simplicity, no-frills functionality, and unadorned black, the Ignoble Lenore Capsule Backpack is definitely in the running for perfect, all-purpose, take-anywhere carryall. It is hand-assemble in the USA, in a military-grade production facility, from 1680D ballistic nylon, with Ripstop nylon interior, and trusty YKK brand nylon zippers. Pockets are kept to a minimum: two slash exterior, a suspended interior plus book sleeve, and twin zippered main compartments. The carrying system lets it convert to mini-duffel in a flash. Ignoble’s copywriting says it all: “a men’s brand operating from the belief that a well conceived bag is the essential tool of urban survival, and that the sense of identity imparted by a backpack’s shape and materials is as important as the usefulness of the bag’s features. Black. Backpack. The essential carryall for the modern man.” Absolutely!