Millican “Oli the Zip Pack” Backpack

“Oli the Zip Pack” is Millican’s uncomplicated yet adventure-ready backpack that’s as suited for daily bike commutes as it is for the trail. It sports a durable, weatherproof exterior made from the company’s “Bionic Canvas” fabric — 35% cotton, 65% recycled polyester — that’s been impregnated with 100% paraffin wax and treated with a DWR (durable water repellant) C6 coating.

The view from all sides.

The view from all sides.

On the inside of this easy-access zip-top bag you’ll find a 100% recycled polyester lining with a padded laptop sleeve — up to 13″ in the 15-liter bag, and 15″ in the 25-liter — plus internal organization pockets for notebooks and more. Back on the outside is a hidden valuables pocket, two side pockets, a bike light attachment point, and a fold-away reflective cycle strip on the lid.



All hardware throughout is lightweight aluminum rather than plastic. The removable sternum straps make the bag comfortable to wear while biking and hiking. And of course, the zippers are YKK. Every detail has been considered here.


The Oli comes in two sizes and various colors on Amazon — 15L:

  • Slate ($145) — Dark blue/gray
  • Graphite ($145) — Dark gray
  • Gorse ($145) — Intense yellow/tan

…and 25L:

  • Moss ($175) — Tan with a faint green hue
  • Graphite ($175) — Same color as the 15L version above