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How much does the cool factor increase when you go from hip to chest?

on Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

If you are more than 30 years old, you will remember the often ridiculed hip bag, or as we call them here in the US, the fanny pack. I apologize to our AU, NZ and UK readers… They were small zippered pouches designed to wear around your waist to provide quick access to necessary items.Read More…

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Upcycled from cycle tubes: Alchemy Goods

on Sunday, September 1st, 2013

It’s good to be environmentally conscious.  We have been granted stewardship of this planet, and it’s the only one we’ve got.  One way to preserve our resources is by taking the “one person’s trash is another’s treasure” approach, like Alchemy Goods does.  Taking their cue from the alchemists of old who sought to turn leadRead More…

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The most iconic messenger bag in the galaxy?

on Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Raaawwwrr!  What else would everyone’s favorite loyal Wookiee co-pilot use to carry his gadgets (and maybe snacks) besides the Star Wars Chewbacca Messenger Bag?  Originating as a Comic Con exclusive item, this bag has been (somewhat) faithfully reproduced by ThinkGeek, with the main portion of the bag made from brown, (perhaps not Chewie-approved) vegan-friendly, imitationRead More…

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Veto Pro Pac announces the Tech Pac backpack tool bag

on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

You’ll be able to carry your toolbox on your back with the new Tech Pac backpack from Veto Pro Pac. This is a very rugged bag that has been designed to last with a weatherproof body, base and pockets. Speaking of pockets, the Tech Pac has them… a lot of them. It features 47 interiorRead More…

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Alesya Bags Black by Popular Demand laptop bag for women

on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Women use the same gadgets as men, but some of us want a different type of gear bag to carry them in.  Typical unisex bags tend to skew “more manly”, and they often have a look that announces “expensive gear inside”.  Women may want a bag that looks more like a handbag to blend inRead More…

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Booq’s new Boa brief is not your father’s briefcase

on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

The Boa brief is a brand new laptop bag from Booq that is a modern update to the traditional style briefcase. Forget hard sides, this bag is made of 1680 denier ballistic nylon with a water-repellent coating and leather trim. There’s also a leather handle and a removable shoulder strap. Like the snake it’s named after, the BoaRead More…

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Protect your camera from the rigors of combat – even if it’s just in the urban jungle

on Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Hazard 4 calls their gear packs, bags, and apparel “progressive tactical” gear.  The company’s name is derived from the “standard classification index of threats: ‘1’ being low, ‘2 & 3’ being moderate, to ‘4’ being potentially deadly”.  Even if your job doesn’t entail the threats that face our police, fire, and military personnel, your environmentRead More…

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ECBC luggage charges your tech gear as you travel

on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Luggage is a necessary part of travel, but you might as well have it doing something beneficial for you while you lug it around.  These new bags in EBCB‘s  High Tech Rolling Luggage Collection all feature ECBC’s “FastPass system, a ‘TSA compliant’ front zippered flap that keeps all your electronic gear secured in a high-densityRead More…

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Why use a giant bag for a tiny laptop?

on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

I have an 11″ MacBook Air, and it irks me to no end that most laptop bags that are supposedly designed for this tiny laptop will disclose in the fine print that they will accommodate up to a 15″ laptop.  I don’t want my Air floating around in a giant, heavy bag.  I don’t evenRead More…

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Cocoon introduces “the world’s most intelligent backpack”

on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Cocoon is known for their organizer GRID-IT panels that can be found in their bags or are available separately to organize your own bag.  They have created the SLIM Backpack MCP3401, with pockets to protect your MacBook (up to a 15″ Pro) and iPad and still have room for papers in the back compartment.  TheRead More…

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Show your red, white, and blue with the Fusion USA backpack

on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Looking for that unique way to show your USA pride? Want that item to be functional as well as fashionable? Do you like to be a trend setter? If you answered yes to all of these, and have €199 (approximately $259.44), the Fluoa Fusion USA backpack is just what you are looking for. This aerodynamic leatherRead More…

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This may be the most beautiful iPad bag ever designed for women

on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

The Brahmin “Theo-Melbourne” iPad Crossbody Bag is the most beautiful iPad accessory I’ve seen.  The bag is made of crocodile-embossed leather, and it has two exterior pockets (one open and one flap-covered).  Inside the front section are organizer pockets for your phone, cards, and pens, a zippered divider pocket, and room for more of yourRead More…

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Waterfield cases and bags for the newest MacBook Airs

on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Have you ordered one of the newly announced MacBook Airs with upgraded CPUs, WiFi, and battery life?  You know that new gadgets require new cases and covers, and Waterfield wants you to know that they have just what you need to protect and carry your new Air.  They have a line of cases, sleeves, andRead More…

OverBoard Waterproof Messenger Bag

The Waterproof Messenger Bag can handle almost any wet adventure

on Saturday, June 1st, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Do you dream of traveling to the deep dark reaches of the world only accessible by navigating dangerous and unpredictable waterways? Is the only thing holding you back the fact that you don’t posses a computer bag that would hold up to the wet rigors of that journey? The Waterproof Messenger Bag from OverBoard willRead More…

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This bag keeps your gadgets charged as it protects them

on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The Mobile Power Case from RichardSolo keeps your gadgets protected while its backup battery keeps them charged.  The bag is covered with water-resistant black nylon and has a carry handle. It measures 13″ x 9″ x 2.38″ (closed) and weighs 15.2 oz (empty).  Inside you’ll find two small pockets for your phone, MP3 player, GPS, orRead More…

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Own a limited edition Timbuk2 bag created in cooperation with Bianchi

on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Timbuk2 and Bianchi have worked together to create a limited-edition, hand-numbered Bianchi X Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag that is hand-made in San Francisco.  The messenger is made of waterproof black tarpaulin, trimmed in a blue-green fabric, and accented with the Bianchi patch.  It, of course, has the organizational features you expect from a Timbuk2 bag.  ItRead More…

Brookstone Pan Am bag

Relive that golden age of air travel with the Pan Am 70′s Original Vintage-Style Tote Bag

on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

I know there will be some folks out there who, like me, still remember when leisure suits were cool, disco was the rage, and Pan Am ruled the air. And like me, we long for the simpler times when flying was a pleasant adventure and not a mundane task. Those days may never be back,Read More…

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Raffinato Color-Block bags carry your tech gear in style

on Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Raffinato Color-Block bags come in three sizes to meet your EDC needs.  Like all bags from Levenger, they are made of beautiful leather.  These are made of softly-textured, full-grain Italian leather in shades of sienna, dune, and caramel; the interior is lined in faille.  The Raffinato Color-Block Satchel (top, left; click for a larger view) is 16″ WRead More…

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Tom Bihn introduces the new Side Effect

on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

The Side Effect started out as a waist pack, but Tom Bihn decided to change it after reading about all the ways customers were modifying it to meet their needs.  The new Side Effect can now be worn or carried in a variety of ways, but it still has plenty of room to carry yourRead More…

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Help the planet and save some money with Timbuk2′s Earth Day offers

on Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Timbuk2 wants to help you celebrate Earth Day by providing a 20% savings on some of their more eco-friendly bags like the ones shown above, which are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. If none of those bags strike your fancy, customize one with your own specifications and choose from 2 eco-friendly materials at noRead More…

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The Daypack from Heimplanet is a convertible carrier

on Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Need a versatile bag to carry your odds and ends to work or even on an outdoor adventure? The Daypack from Heimplanet might provide the solution you are looking for. The Daypack can be converted from a backpack to messenger-style bag by stowing the backpack strap inside a zippered compartment on the back of theRead More…

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Tom Bihn introduces larger Synapse backpack

on Monday, April 8th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Tom Bihn has just announced a larger version of their previous Synapse 19 backpack. The Synapse 25 has five main design updates: Webbing Loops for Cache with Rails system Bottom Pocket Piping Bottom Webbing Loop More O-rings Reconfigured Organizer Pockets The addition of a secure laptop sleeve system transforms the Synapse 25 into a checkpointRead More…

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The You’ve Got Mail Bag delivers – or at least it used to

on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The You’ve Got Mail Bag from hearts.com is a unique laptop case made out of old USPS (United States Postal Service) mail bags and seat belt straps. The bag dimensions are 15 inches long, 11 inches high and 1 inch wide. The bag has one main padded zippered compartment and two smaller outside pockets. AsRead More…

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New On-Bike bags from Timbuk2 make your commute easier

on Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Spring is coming, and you may be thinking of starting to ride your bike to work or school.  Timbuk2 has three new on-bike bags to make carrying your gear easier.  First up is the Basket Cycling Case (marked 1. in the image), which works as a “basket” with a variety of front bike baskets and flat-bed bikeRead More…

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Get your cartoon bag on with the Cheese messenger bag

on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

What does your messenger bag say about you? If you carry the Cheese by JumpFromPaper, it may say you don’t take life too seriously. I have to admit when I first saw this bag’s 3D cartoon-like design, I didn’t think they were real. The whimsical look made me laugh, but it also made me want toRead More…