Pack your bag because it’s time to hit the streets. But before you cram your valuables into any old sack, you may want to check out Ogio’s 2004 Street collection, featuring five new backpack-style bags designed specifically for the traveling student and people on the go.

It’s easy to figure out why Ogio’s multi-storage pocket bags are super useful when you think about all the things you never leave home with – sunglasses, cell phones, palm pilots, iPods and MP3 players, headphones and laptop computers, not to mention notebooks and textbooks – simply because you don’t have enough space to carry them around with you.

So where do you store all that stuff when it’s time to transport it? Not to worry, Ogio provides the answer to many of life’s most perplexing carryall issues with their new Street collection. Each bag is fully equipped with several compartments, easily accessed and secured with one simple swipe of a zipper.

With Ogio backpacks you no longer have to waste time shuffling through your stuff to find your elusive car keys or cell phone. In addition, every new Street collection bag is not only made from hydration-ready material to protect your goods during rain or snow, but also contains a cell phone pocket, key clip and organizer panel. Add to that a fleece-lined drop-in MP3 player pouch with headphone exit ports, external laptop organizing pockets and heavy-duty padded shoulder straps that make carrying a weighty load a more comfortable experience. Thanks to Ogio, you can strap a mini-library or travel-sized entertainment center on your back and still have plenty of room left for your school supplies and personal goodies.

In addition to the new 2004 Street lineup, Ogio is also known for their wide selection of travel gear for the sport and corporate worlds. Other collections include bags for skateboarding, snowboarding, power tools and the general workforce.

If you’re looking for something tailored to your individual lifestyle, bags from other Ogio series contain special features like camcorder, passport or mouse pad pockets and even panels to stash document files. For the sport’s enthusiast, some bags come equipped with skate straps, helmet or boot storage compartments, ski and snowboard carry systems, sunglasses and goggle sleeves and much more.

Take a look at the list below to find the perfect Ogio Street line bag that meets your personal travel and storage needs:

METRO: $89.99

- 2,400 cubic inches

- Drop-in laptop sleeve

- Mouse storage

- Power cord storage

FUGITIVE: $79.99

- 1,900 cubic inches

- Internal padded laptop sleeve

- Internal divider panels

- Side mesh water bottle pockets

SECTOR Z: $69.99

- 1,600 cubic inches

- Internal padded laptop sleeve

- External water bottle sleeves

COOPER: $59.99

- 1,750 cubic inches

- Non-padded laptop sleeve

- Dual side mesh pockets

FILTER: $54.99

- 1,470 cubic inches

- Laptop sleeve

- Side mesh pocket

Ogio products are available in retail stores and at Sports Chalet, 13455 Maxella Ave., Marina Del Rey. Ogio products can also be purchased online at