Fashion to function: The 3 bags every guy needs

When it comes to fashion, in the eyes of the Addict (aka yours truly) you can never have enough great accessories and that includes great bags. So when I was tipped off to the Canadian brand YNOT by my fellow Addict and friend Christian Dare, I knew I had to investigate further.

I walked into the Queen West shop as the weather warmed in Toronto, I was instantly drawn in by the brand.

Upon first look, the collection as a whole goes from sporty and functional, perfect for the cyclist (which is first what they are known for) to highly fashionable making the perfect accessory for the modern man.

In my mind, there are 3 things that I look for when buying a bag, Fashion, Function, and versatility.


When it comes to Fashion (as well as function) I’m a huge fan of the structure and look of the Viken Waxed Duffle bag from YNOT.

With a wide range of colours and styles in this series the Viken is the perfect fashionable bag that truly works for any occasion. from a great roomy work bag, to carting your workout gear (as there is an inner waterproof layer, so you can separate your damp workout clothes from the rest of what’s in your bag, I’m sure it would also make a great camping bag, but I wouldn’t use it for that cause it’s too pretty.


When I put my stamp on something and call it “functional” I really mean it, over the past season I have taken the Magnetica After Dark bag along for several festivals, most recent being Ever After Fest.

I got caught in the rain, put it down in the mud, put wet clothes in the bag, had a cold pack, in between my cat has slept on it and inside of it, and the bag has kept out the wet, wiped clean, and still looks just as great as when I got it, and that says a lot as due to my lifestyle. I’m really hard on really everything.

That’s why I can say without a doubt, this is my favorite backpack, and I’ve had a lot of backpacks over my life.

From the sleek style to the waterproof inside, to the back cushioning, computer compartment, the list of pro’s for this bag go on and on, pretty much summed up, You need this bag too.


There are many occasions when I have had my bag, got rid of what was inside and wanted to not have it on me anymore. There are also times I’ve gone away and wish I had another bag for day travel or an adventure, and that’s where the Deploy backpack from YNOT comes in.

It starts out looking like a regular bag, but folds down into a small square so you could clip it on, or put it away as needed, that makes this bag pretty darn handy, and not only that, it comes in a huge range of fun colours and great styles.

So if you have been looking for the perfect bag lately, I’m pretty sure I’ve uncovered 3 that are truly perfect for any man from the sporty to sophisticated, casual to classy. YNOT get the perfect pack for you?

But wait, I don’t just want to tell you about how amazing they are, I want one lucky reader to know first hand for themselves, Enter below for your chance to win a bag of your choice from YNOT.
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I’m ADDICTED to great travel, amazing food, better grooming & probably a whole lot more! Mark Munroe is the Creator and EIC of ADDICTED.


  1. ElizabethVlug

    I’d love to win this for my husband so I can stop carrying his stuff around in my bag. I say let him have his own bag. And a nice looking bag at that. Thanks for the contest.

  2. Jay N

    I am sure my husband would love the Viken.  But I would love for him to have the Magnetica – it is manly and would give him a way to carry his wallet/phone/keys/ereader etc without hurting his back and without me having to carry it for him.

  3. markgordonbrown1

    Well these are cool bags and I want them and the only way I will get them is winning them.

  4. madskillz32

    I love to travel, go camping and fishing. These bags are stylish, versatile and awesome! Love them, thanks for the chance!

  5. Lindsay O

    I want to win because I really love the Magnetica bag! Thanks for the chance!