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WaterField Designs Franklin Tote review

on Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Here at the-gadgeteer, we are equal parts gadget and bag fans.  Some of the best bags come from WaterField Designs, makers of some of the niftiest tech totes around.  Today we look at their new Franklin Tote.

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Tom Bihn launches Aeronaut 30 Carry-On Bag, Night Flight Travel Duffle and more

on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Tom Bihn, maker of travel bags and accessories that are designed smart and built strong in the USA, recently released several new items. First, the Aeronaut 30 Carry-on Travel Bag ($270, upper image). This is the little brother to the original Aeronaut 45 (as it has been renamed), and the numbers indicate their approximate volume in liters.Read More…

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You won’t need to ride the rails with the HOBOROLL

on Friday, July 18th, 2014

Being in the travel business, I seem to find myself on the road more and more. Packing for long trips is fairly easy: I pull out the large suitcase, pack it up, and go. Packing for a short day trips or even short tours on my longer travels can be a real hassle. I tendRead More…

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Modern Industry Link backpack is simple & streamlined

on Friday, July 18th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

To me the best backpack designs are simple and streamlined, like the Link backpack from Modern Industry.  Its slim, rectangular shape allows vertical stacking of contents to keep the load close to the wearer’s body, while its lay-flat zipper design opens wide for easy loading and unloading of its 21 L capacity. (In fact, theseRead More…

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Carry your MacBook, iPad, and other essential gear in this sleeve from Cargo Works

on Friday, July 11th, 2014

If you’re like me, you travel with a plethora of Apple products, but you’d like to travel with that gear in the smallest bag possible.  The MacBook Module Sleeve from Cargo Works can carry a MacBook Pro (with or without Retina display), your iPad, and iPhone, and still have room for a charger or aRead More…

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WaterField Designs celebrates America’s birthday with their new Franklin Tote

on Monday, June 30th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

In honor of our country’s 238th birthday, WaterField Designs has just announced their new Franklin Tote, a leather shoulder bag made here in the good old USA. The tote is made of full-grain leather that has been naturally-tanned in one of the few remaining US tanneries. The bag is 14.5″ x 13″ x 4.75″ andRead More…

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This slim backpack can hold a 17″ laptop

on Monday, June 16th, 2014

My husband has the original SLIM backpack that holds up to a 15″ MacBook that he used for both his personal 11″ MacBook Air and his 15″ MacBook Pro from work.  The new version, the SLIM XL 17″ Backpack from Cocoon Innovations is just as sleek and organized as his smaller bag, but it holds upRead More…

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Ogden Made Junction City Messenger Bag review

on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

I must admit. I really like having a bag. Whether a backpack, messenger bag, or sling bag. In high school I used three different backpacks in a school year. I own two large travel skate backpacks, both the same brand and model. I couldn’t choose between the color designs so I bought both of them.Read More…

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Toys, cosmetics, tools – they’re all in the bag!

on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Lay-n-Go manufactures “innovative organizational solutions for life, play, and travel.”  These bags have drawstrings that pull the bag closed into a ball shape, so they can be carried along with your or used as a storage bag.  They come in various sizes that are small enough to hold your cosmetics or grooming supplies to keepRead More…

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This Timbuk2 messenger has a cool surprise inside

on Monday, June 2nd, 2014

The Dolores Chiller Messenger 2014 is the latest of Timbuk2′s cooler bags.  Each year the bag’s colors are inspired by a different beer; this year’s yellow, black, and silver scheme is inspired by Japan’s Sapporo beer.  The bag has a TPU lining for “easy cleaning and keeping the elements out”.  It has the standard NapoleonRead More…

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WaterField Designs Outback Duffel review

on Sunday, June 1st, 2014

We just returned from a week long road trip that started in Indiana and included stops in Asheville, North Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina and Greensboro, North Carolina. This was the longest driving vacation that we’ve ever done. For luggage we ended up taking the Biaggi bag that I reviewed last year along with the new Outback Duffel bag fromRead More…

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This isn’t your grandmother’s fanny pack

on Friday, May 30th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Last fall, Julie wrote about a Kickstarter for some Intrepid Bags.  The project was funded, and the products are available for purchase now at their website.  One of their gear bags is called the Lillium, which they say is a “European styled hands-free belt, cross body, and side purse”.  It’s made of extra-thick, top-grain purseRead More…

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Naneu UrbanGear U60 Camera Backpack review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

I love photography.  There is seldom a moment when I am not at work and there isn’t a camera in my hand.  Like all photographers, I go through camera bags like crazy.  What works for one application somehow doesn’t seem to work for another.  I have used such camera bags as the Billingham Hadley ProRead More…

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RUNNUR – a shoulder bag for your gear minus the bag

on Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, Gear, News

I’m getting ready to go on a vacation / road trip and you know what that means when you’re a gadgeteer… It means it’s time to figure out what gear to bring on the trip. Which computer to bring, tablet, notebooks, cameras, and of course, which bag to carry it all in. I already haveRead More…

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WaterField Designs takes the wraps off their new Outback Duffel bags

on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

I always get excited when an email comes into my inbox that has a title that starts with “WaterField Designs announces…” because I know I’m going to see a great looking new leather bag that I’ll want to try out. That was the case this morning when I learned about WaterField’s latest US made Outback DuffelRead More…

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Anti-Theft cross-body gear bag for women

on Monday, May 12th, 2014

This cross-body bag from Travelon is big enough, and has a padded pocket for, an iPad or similarly-sized tablet, plus it has room for your other daily gear.  This main compartment locks, to make it harder for a pickpocket to quickly grab things out of your bag.  The Anti-Theft Signature Cross-Body Bag has other featuresRead More…

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Colonel Littleton leather in tuxedo black…

on Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

I was dancing around the Net and decided to swing by the Colonel Littleton website to see if he had designed any new leather creations lately. I was surprised (and a bit shocked) to see that he is now handcrafting many of his classic designs in black leather with brown trim. Some of the products that caughtRead More…

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Keep a spare gear bag in your gear bag

on Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Because there are limits to the number of carry-on bags when you travel by plane, do you ever find yourself taking a bag big enough to hold what you need to carry on that’s way too bag for daily use once you get to where you’re going?  Or maybe you pick up too much documentationRead More…

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Are you getting one of the newly-updated MacBook Airs? You’ll need this case.

on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Apple announced the release of the MacBook Airs, and Waterfield announced the perfect case for the 13″ MacBook Air.  Their Outback Solo MacBook Air Case is perfect for carrying the Air, its charger, your phone, wallet, and keys – everything you need for your day without loading yourself down.  The Outback Solo is made of waxedRead More…

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Quivvers Big Rig review

on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

When we’re out and about, most Gadgeteers carry a few things: smartphone, wallet, keys, tablet. Maybe a tin of mints. Oh, sure, if we’re gone for the day, we’ll have a bag of other stuff including power adapters, charging cables and batteries, energy bars, and enough EDC stuff to survive a moon landing. But whenRead More…

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WaterField adds 15 inch Rough Rider Leather Messenger Bag

on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

A couple months ago we told you about WaterField’s Rough Rider Leather Messenger Bag made of gorgeous distressed leather and available in a choice of six different accent colors: black, copper, pine, green, flame and pearl. The only down side to this bad was that it was only available for 13 inch laptops. Those ofRead More…

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Pad & Quill Field Bag review

on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Pad & Quill have been creating handmade tech-accessories with old-world craftsmanship for many years now. Kari and Brian (Mr. and Mrs. PQ) pride themselves on not creating “cheap, mass produced crap” but incredibly well constructed items they would be proud to give their “discriminating” friends and family…and thankfully the rest of us as well. Recently, theyRead More…

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This gear bag goes from day to night

on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Levenger is having a sale this week on their Carezza Day-to-Night Clutch.  Like the other bags that Levenger sells, these bags look like regular handbags, but they function like gear bags.  You can use this bag as a strapless clutch bag, or you can add the strap (25.5″ drop) and carry it as a cross-bodyRead More…

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Look ma no hands with the Hands Free iPad case

on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

So, you have decided to take your iPad use to the next level and use it for working situations. If you’re in an office all day that’s no problem, but what if you are on the go or in the field a lot – how do you carry and keep up with it? The HandsRead More…

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Timbuk2 and TerraCycle join forces to create this messenger bag

on Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Timbuk2 bags have been featured on The Gadgeteer.  They make great bags to carry your gear or even your pets, and they’ll even allow you to customize your bag with special fabrics or color combinations.  For this new offering, they’ve joined forces with TerraCycle (a New Jersey-based business that makes consumer products from pre- and post-consumerRead More…