The guys at Ignoble are serious about bags. To them black backpacks are not just something to put your ipad in; they are a tool of urban survival.

Ignoble is a men’s brand focused on style-conscious, thoughtfully designed black backpacks. Operating from the belief that a well conceived bag is the essential tool of urban survival, and that the sense of identity imparted by a backpack’s shape and materials is as important as the usefulness of the bag’s features, Ignoble produces high utility, fashion conscious backpacks equally at home on the road and in the workplace.

Ignoble’s Mona Cocoon backpack is constructed from ultra-durable, ultra-sleek materials. With a 230t nylon exterior, YKK zipper, and nylon herringbone trim. The Mona is lined, it has a padded airmesh back, front vertical stash pocket, a small hood stash-pocket, and a large main compartment with internal hanging-pocket and book sleeve.

Ignoble bags are handmade in small runs at a military-grade soft goods production facility. Their tag-line is: “Black. Back Pack. The essential carryall for the modern man.” But it could just as easily be: “Ignoble. It’s what Jack Bauer would use. (To carry his ipad).”

A bunch more photos and specs after the break…


– Padded Shoulder Straps and Padded Airmesh Back
– Side Compression Straps
– Large, Double Zip Main Compartment
– Internal Hanging-Pocket
– Internal Book-Sleeve
– Zippered Front Vertical Stash-Pocket
– Zippered Hood Stash-Pocket
– Top and Bottom Bag Webloop Handles


Average Weight: 1 lbs 10 oz (737 g)
Total Bag Dimensions: 11.5″ W x 22.5″ H x 7.5″ D
Internal Book-Sleeve Dimensions: 10″ W x 12.5″ H x 5″ D
Total Capacity: 32 Liters

* All measurements are approximate.

Visit Ignoble Bag’s website for further info.


  1. krazygl00 on

    It’s a nice looking pack, and appears to be somewhat well thought-out, but this should be a $75 travel backpack. It would do well as a weekender or carry-on bag, but as a bike bag it has a glaring flaw: It is not waterproof. Not only is it not waterproof, it doesn’t even appear to be water resistant. So what exactly is my $219 buying me, fashion-cred?

    If you want to ride it and keep your stuff dry, get an Ortlieb for about half the price.

  2. Dean on

    @krazygl00 The 230T nylon and polyester airmesh and webbing that make up the IGNOBLE Mona Backpack are highly water resistant. Your $219 buys you a short run, hand assembled, American made backpack, designed and produced by a tiny, indie, U.S. based company. If you interpret that data as ‘fashion cred’, I can’t fault you. But then again, I don’t like the way that Ortlieb backpacks look.


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