For something as quintessential as a carrying case with two shoulder straps, a device used by human beings for thousands of years, there certainly are a lot of modern variations.

This year at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market convention in Salt Lake City, there were bags of every kind — bags for photographers, adventurers, whitewater rafters and travelers. With this monumental array of choices it would be foolish to think we compiled a list of the best bags at this year’s show. But these were certainly the best bags that caught our eye.