Totes, backpacks and murses abound, but carrying a bag that looks like you mean business is a more badass way to lug your gear. Whether you’re an outdoorsman (or dream of being one), a bibulous boarder (surf or snow, that is) or a photographer who knows a smartphone will never outsmart his SLR, here are our favorite carrying cases that are cooler than the other guy’s.

Don’t Ax, $110
Even when this sheath is snapped tight, what’s inside is obvious. Best Made Company’s ax case is the epitome of a man bag.

Charge!, $425
This briefcase from Filson looks old-school but has a built-in charger to power your electronics on the go.

Beer Bong, $30
Raise a toast on the chairlift and tote your 12-pack with Burton’s double-barreled insulated Beeracuda.

Photo Finish, $129
The Bowery is a handsome waxed-canvas camera bag that doesn’t look like it came free with your camera.

Knife Fight, $62
Messermeister’s orange knife roll holds 12 blades and gives Mario Batali’s Crocs a run for their money.