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RUNNUR – a shoulder bag for your gear minus the bag

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

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
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

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, 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, 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
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News

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
Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

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…

Rough Rider Messenger Bag by WaterField Designs

WaterField adds 15 inch Rough Rider Leather Messenger Bag

on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, 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
Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

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, 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, 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…

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Brooks leather tool bag for bicyclists

on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The Brooks Saddles Challenge Tool Bag was first designed and patented in 1896, and it’s been keeping bicyclists’ tools handy since then.  These gorgeous leather bags attach to the saddle of your bike with leather straps; the buckles of the straps are located inside the bag for greater security.  The strap that buckles the ToolRead More…

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MIXBAG modular shoulder bag review

on Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

Bags for this and bags for that. I have specialized bags and cases for almost all of my daily use items. The problem with all these bags and cases is that they lack versatility. While some have the ability to carry other item besides the items it was designed for, there is usually no easyRead More…

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Vaja Cases Small Messenger Bag for iPad mini and 7″ tablets review

on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The iPad mini is small enough that I can take it anywhere I go.  My mini with Retina display fits inside some of my everyday carry bags, but not all of them.  When I’m carrying one of my smaller bags and want to take my mini along, I have to make a decision:  do IRead More…

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GORUCK Shadow Rucks and Shadow Pockets

on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

GORUCK makes well-designed and nearly bomb-proof backpacks and other accessories. However, one of the loudest complaints about the products is the price. Fair enough. But I am a big proponent of “you get what you pay for” and GORUCK is a prime example of that. My GORUCK GR1 backpack has been hands-down the most high-quality,Read More…

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Fine leather cases from Tusting for Levenger

on Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

We feature a lot of leather cases at The Gadgeteer.  Some of them are rustic, some of them are more polished.  These heirloom-quality cases from Tusting  are made in England by Tusting of Buckinghamshire, creator of fine leather goods since 1875, are of the “more polished” variety.  Levenger says “these rich Tusting leathers mellow with age,Read More…

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Everyday survival is a zip with the Gerber GDC selection

on Saturday, March 8th, 2014

I’m guessing that a lot of our readers have some sort of EDC (Every Day Carry) setup that they carry about with them for those just in case moments. The folks at Gerber (the knife a survival tool company, not the baby food maker) have embraced the concept of EDC with their own line ofRead More…

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booq Python mirrorless keeps a tight squeeze on your camera and gear

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, News

Photographers with mirrorless cameras need a secure way to carry their camera and all its accessories. Enter the new booq Python mirrorless camera bag. It’s a compact top loading shoulder bag that comfortably holds either a mirrorless camera with a large lens or a compact DSLR with a small lens. Due to booq’s durable water-repellentRead More…

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Booq Boa Shift Laptop Backpack review

on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

My wife told me I had to get rid of it.  I have used this one backpack for every family vacation for the past 10 years and more trips than I can recall.  Half the zippers don’t work anymore, and there are holes in several of the pockets.  But it was my go-to bag, withRead More…

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This stormtrooper can carry your burdens

on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Kid Gadgets, News

If you know a kid who’s a Star Wars fan, you might want to consider this Storm Trooper Backpack (their spelling) for the next gift-giving occasion.  This is 26″ tall, has adjustable shoulder straps, and it unzips on the back. Based on the photo, I don’t think it has a lot of capacity, so itRead More…

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Ladies, forget about backup batteries, the Everpurse is all you need

on Saturday, February 15th, 2014

We covered the Everpurse iPhone charging purse back in 2012 when it was a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. Now the folks at Grand St. have teamed up with Everpurse and the designers of New York based Stitch Collective to create a new version of the handbag which offers a built in Lightning charger dock thatRead More…

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Keep your phone with you with this crossbody bag

on Friday, February 14th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

We haven’t had a landline for years, and I rely exclusively on my cell phone.  I need to keep it with me so I don’t have to run around like a crazy person, trying to find it before the caller hangs up, but most of my clothes don’t have pockets.  I’ve tried various bags overRead More…

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WaterField Designs gets rough with their new messenger bag

on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

WaterField Designs has just introduced the Rough Rider Leather Messenger Bag. It’s a gorgeous distressed leather bag that is available in one size: 15″ x 10.5″ x 3.5″ and with a choice of six different accent colors: black, copper, pine, green, flame and pearl. The Rough Rider easily holds a 13 inch laptop and featuresRead More…

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Turn a wallet into a purse with the Wallet Wand

on Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News, Wallets

Boys, you can skip this one, it’s just for the girls. Girls, you know that carrying around a heavy purse when all you really need is your wallet, can be a pain – literally. The Wallet Wand is just the magic you need to lighten the load without breaking the bank. Take your existing checkbookRead More…