What’s in My Tech Backpack — Late 2023 Edition

Dom Kwolczak
7 min readNov 26, 2023
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It’s that time of the year again when I share all the things I carry with me in my tech bag.

As a tech and gadget enthusiast, I love reading and sharing this type of content, it’s amazing what awesome gadgets and tech you can discover, and that is also why I recommend sharing yours in the comments!

On a side note, this is more of a what’s in my work bag article, if you are interested in my actual everyday carry, I recommend checking out my recent article on my actual EDC, which can be found here.

I primarily tend to use my tech bag for work as an IT engineer, so some of the items I have in my bag will be related to my job.

But without any further ado, here are the things I carry in my tech bag…

My Bag

My main go-to bag tends to be the Menos backpack, which is by one of my favourite YouTubers, Liam Porritt, I highly recommend checking out his channel if you are into productivity.

The Menos backpack is a great bag, especially if you commute. It offers quality and you can actually fit a lot into it considering the size. It offers a 20L capacity which I feel is perfect for commuting to and from work.

It features one main pocket which you can open 180 degrees allowing for easy access to all your things. Inside the main compartment, you will find a zipped pocket at the top which is perfect for small things such as your keys or USB drives — yes I do use those, they tend to be useful in my career for things like boot disks or transferring data from one device to another.

Below that there are 3 smaller internal pockets one of which is designed for a water bottle. I use them for carrying my water bottle, umbrella and the iFixit Minnow precision screwdriver kit which comes in handy in my job.

I use the Recycled Polyester Crook Handle umbrella I got in M&S on a rainy day. In terms of the water bottle, I use one that was gifted to me by my employer, but here is a similar one I found online. I find that it is the perfect fit for my bag and it tends to keep water cool throughout the day.

The bag also has a padded laptop compartment as well as a tablet compartment where I store my work laptop and 11”…