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modernindustry-linkbackpack

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, these [...]

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cargo-works-macbook-module-sleeve-2

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 a [...]

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Posted in: Bags, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Laptops and Gear, News
waterfield-franklin-tote

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" and [...]

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cocoon-slim-xl-backpack-2

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 up [...]

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OgdenBag 11

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. [...]

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lay-n-go-bags-2

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 keep [...]

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timbuk2-dolores-chiller

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 Napoleon [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Outdoor Gear
waterfield-duffle-4

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 from [...]

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intrepid-bag-lillium-purse-2

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 purse [...]

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36) Full bag with tripod

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 Pro [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
runnur-1

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 have [...]

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wf-duffle-2

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 Duffel [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
travelon-signature-crossbody-2

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 features [...]

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ColLittleton_black

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 caught [...]

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travelon-packable-bags

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 documentation [...]

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outback-solo-for-macbook-air-2

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 waxed [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News
Quivvers2

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 when [...]

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Rough Rider Messenger Bag by WaterField Designs

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 of [...]

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padandquill_fieldbag-intro2

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, they [...]

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carezza-day-to-night-clutch-1

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-body [...]

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