Having built some of the best minimalist travel and gym bags around, the conference room was the next logical leg of Aer’s journey.
The Aer Work Collection consists of two backpacks, a messenger briefcase, a sling, and a tech Dopp kit. Knowing Aer’s bags tend to hold way more than I carry, I checked out the two smaller over-the-shoulder packs.
The Tech Sling is very much just a smaller version of the Commuter Bag, and really a killer value at $80. You could get away with the Commuter Bag as a weekender for a short work trip, while the Tech Sling is a perfect personal item complement to a rolling carry-on (and good insurance for when the airline screws you over by gate checking your roller).
Aer’s new Work Collection sets out to be a minimalist, subtle, lightweight, functional, and affordable alternative in this space. A space where the lines of looking good and being good don’t cross until around the $150 mark, and the sky’s the limit from there. They nailed it.