Review: The Axis Modular Waist Pack from Mission Workshop

I travel a lot, and I usually carry my iPhone, various power packs, cables and converters, headphones, and more. But I don't want to lug around a backpack. The Axis Modular Waist Pack ($120) from Mission Workshop is a beautiful alternative, whether in basic black, gray, olive, or black camo. It's very well-made and worth the price tag if you appreciate well-made gear. You could even wear it like a messenger bag.

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The Axis has a weatherproof exterior and inside is a zippered compartment with a floating liner. It sports a semi-rigid structured design and can accommodate a surprising amount of gear. Just don't expect to fit an iPad unless it's an iPad mini.

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  • Beautiful and well-made
  • Interior zippered compartment
  • weatherproof material with floating liner
  • Assorted color choices
  • Semi-rigid structured design


  • Pricey

Final Verdict

If you are looking to carry around your valued gear with style, try the Axis Waist Pack from Mission Workshop. 

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