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Bags, bags, and more bags!  I love a good bag to carry all of my EDC (Every Day Carry) gear. The Alpine Division McKenzie backpack is inspired by a 70's rucksack with its leather lashing squares and nylon material, but with a modern pop of color and style. When I saw the Alpine Division McKenzie backpack in [...]

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Carrying things around has certainly changed in the last few years. Knapsacks used to be for school books or camping equipment. People in the work world carried briefcases. Then, suddenly, laptops happened, and slowly, the knapsack/backpack became ubiquitous. I've carried them off and on for years, for work and for pleasure. Toffee (spelled with reversed [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews

I’ve been procrastinating writing my review of the MIUCOLOR Trunk Organizer, waiting for a “really big” shopping trip to load it up and get a picture. I thought a “really big” trip would be the true test of the trunk organizer. However, this summer has been so busy I haven’t had any really big trips. [...]

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A few weeks back, I reviewed the Collins vertical iPad/laptop bag from Brenthaven that I'd bought a while back for my iPad Air 2. I was looking for a similar bag for my iPad Pro. They now make one in that size, but I was hesitant. The two things I had mentioned that I would [...]

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The new WaterField Designs Bolt Laptop Backpack has been designed to take you from work to play with its spacious interior, comfortable shoulder straps, and organized pockets for your gear and laptop. You'll make it through TSA airport security in a flash with the quick access zippers that let you remove your laptop or tablet [...]

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Saddleback Leather Company has just announced a new line of their very popular rugged premium leather bags. They are calling it the Ugly & Limited line, but I disagree with the ugly part. These bags are made with the same quality materials and craftsmanship as Saddleback's other bags, but they feature leather with cattle brands, [...]

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Over Memorial Day weekend, I went on a trip to visit the in-laws, and thought it would be a perfect chance to try out some new luggage. This time, however, I wanted to forego checking a bag and rely solely on carry-on luggage for a week long trip. Standard Luggage Co. offered their carry-on backpack to [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

I can't help but hear Heart's Barracuda song whenever I look at this bag. That's not a bad thing though because that's a cool song and this is a cool carry-on bag. On paper, the Barracuda Smart Collapsible carry-on bag has all the features that seasoned travelers want. To start with, it has ample room [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

Hello, my name is Smythe, and I'm a bag-a-holic. I know I've come to the right group, because you all have far more bags than you can use in a month, don't you? Well, my current bag habit has brought me a bag from veteran bag makers Brenthaven, in their Collins line of messenger bags. [...]

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I'm pretty much a minimalist, grateful for pockets so I don't have to carry a bag every day. But for the last month, I've been using the MOS Charging Backpack. Have I become a convert to having it with me always? It is especially targeted to travelers with multiple devices. Will I use it next [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

It's no secret that I go on trips a lot. From IP cameras to watch my cats, to backpacks for the plane, I love to use items that make life easier when I am away. When I was given a chance to review The Briefcase by Pad and Quill, I thought it might make a [...]

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Every adventure has its mundane aspects. Packing and getting there qualifies as mundane, if not downright unpleasant. It becomes even more of a challenge when strict weight and size limits are imposed as on my recent trip to the Rio Parismina Lodge in the jungles of Costa Rica, for a week of tarpon fishing.   The WaterField Designs [...]

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Saddleback Leather Company is expanding their popular product line with eight new Mountainback bag designs. These aren't Saddleback's typical leather bags though. They are are waxed canvas and leather bags that have been inspired by the sailmakers of New Zealand. Constructed of rugged and water resistant thick 24 oz moss green waxed canvas from Scotland, [...]

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San Francisco based WaterField Designs is celebrating 18 years of business with an update to their best-selling Cargo bag. This bag is a combination of a messenger bag and a briefcase and features the following updates: Padded laptop compartment Padded iPad/tablet compartment Waterproof zippers Rolling suitcase slot Easy-access phone pocket ​Seamless leather flap New ideal [...]

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The Trimr All-In Tote (a new Kickstarter project) is a seriously stylish gym bag! And tough too! The heavy duty materials used could easily be found in a range bag filled with ammo and range safety equipment.  Instead, the ballistic-looking exterior is accented with 3 gold plated zipper pulls.  The bottom zipper opens w-i-d-e to [...]

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