Started by an East Bay semi-pro, sorta-retired cyclist, ILE is a bag-ufacturer that handmakes bike-focused packs in a West Berkeley studio (with a staff of two self-trained dudes) that feature a signature roll-top design that keeps your gear dry and allows for easy access, not unlike Jessica Rabbit's entire wardrobe. Patty-cake, patttttyyy-cake, am I right!??! Behold:
1. Default: ILE's flagship bag, this everyday-use, larger-load-capable sack comes in three colorways (black, red, and gradient) and includes an H2O-combating interior with a vinyl liner and laptop-housing hidden sleeve, up which is hidden an endless supply of Aces. And... laptops, potentially.
2. Transit: Smaller than the Default, but not so small that people will point and laugh and ask if you're European, this available-in-seven-hues shoulder-strapper adds crazy-durable ballistic nylon to the bottom and features pockets specifically designed for phones, wallets, pens, and more.
3. The Ultimate Photographer's Bag: Armed with a waterproof padded camera compartment capable of holding an SLR body, two lenses, and a flash, plus a side pocket big enough to strap on your tripod or light stand, this 17" notebook-friendly carrier is an epic back-wearable for anyone that needs to take pictures, at least until the Gorilla bouncer catches you doing it, and throws you into a pile of cartoon garbage.