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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…


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…


Carry your tablet in style with the new Skooba Messenger Bag

on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

Skooba’s latest bag is the iPad/Tablet Courier V.3. This vertically-oriented messenger bag is a slim bag made of tough but lightweight micro-ballistic nylon that’s been treated to repel water. The bag has been designed to hold a tablet in a sleeve that’s suspended on the back wall of the bag so it doesn’t touch theRead More…


Evernote is now offering messenger bags

on Sunday, October 20th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

Evernote is no longer just a software company, they are now selling physical goods like the Evernote Smart Notebooks, t-shirts, socks and now the Triangle Commuter messenger bag. The bag has been designed by Abrasus and features a triangle shape that provides a wide base for the bag which allows it to sit upright withoutRead More…

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Cement your place in fashion with a Concrete Mode Messenger Bag

on Friday, October 11th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

OK, I will admit it, I have somewhat of a carry-all bag fetish. But it goes beyond bags; it includes backpacks, briefcases, and even hardshell cases – anything that may be able to carry and protect my gadgets and gear. I also want unique bags – not the same old, same old, not what everyoneRead More…


Pad & Quill goes his and hers with new Intrepid travel bags

on Sunday, September 8th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Crowdfunded, News

If you’re an iPad or iPhone fan, you will probably recognize the name Pad & Quill. They make unique leather and wood cases that look like books. They are branching out and have started a new travel bag company called Interpid. Their first 2 his and hers travel bags are looking for funding on Kickstarter.Read More…


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…


The most iconic messenger bag in the galaxy?

on Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Posted in: Bags, 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…

OverBoard Waterproof Messenger Bag

The Waterproof Messenger Bag can handle almost any wet adventure

on Saturday, June 1st, 2013
Posted in: Bags, 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…


Own a limited edition Timbuk2 bag created in cooperation with Bianchi

on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, 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…

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The Daypack from Heimplanet is a convertible carrier

on Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

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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Get your cartoon bag on with the Cheese messenger bag

on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, 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…

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All about NYC? Then the Europa Messenger MP X Pull-In (NYC) may just be your bag

on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

Manhattan Portage has partnered with Pull-In to design the Europa Messenger MP X Pull-In (NYC). The bag is made from 1000D Cordura fabric and measures 13.5″ long X 10.5″ tall X 3.5″ deep or 7″ thick when unzipped and expanded. The bag’s features include: Main compartment with one zippered pocket and a divider Fully expandableRead More…

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The F1 Micro Workstation, the tablet bag with a need for speed

on Saturday, February 16th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

Tablet bags come in a myriad of sizes, shapes and configurations, but the F1 Micro Workstation from Fusion Bags USA brings a dual standard to the table. The first part of the F1 Micro Workstation is the main bag with the Fusion “Zip-away” feature. The “Zip-away” feature allows the front of the bag to zipRead More…

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Tactical yet practical – the Kato tablet + netbook mini-messenger

on Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

Are you always on the lookout for the the perfect iPad carrying bag, like me? Something that is not so small that I can’t put my accessories in but not so big that I feel like I am toting a suitcase around. The Kato tablet + netbook mini-messenger from Hazard 4 may just fit thatRead More…


Luxurious leather gear bags from Avallone

on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

Avallone says their sophisticated City Messenger bags are for men, but I don’t see why women wouldn’t like them, too.  These bags are certainly not the distressed leather bags often marketed for men.  They are made of Italian Nappa leather with cow suede accents and silver-colored metal hardware.  The bag measures 13.5″ X 10″ XRead More…


Levenger’s great gear bag at an incredible price for one week

on Monday, January 28th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

If you’re looking for a sturdy gear bag with the quality Levenger is famous for, but you want to spend under $50, you’re in luck this week.  The Staff Bag is made of durable, gray, washed canvas with black glove leather trim and nickel hardware.  It measures 13.15″ wide x 4 .15″ deep x 11.75″Read More…


HALO ZERO – A messenger bag with frickin laser beams!

on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Crowdfunded, News

Messenger bags are my favorite style of gear bags. I carry one every day and am constantly on the look out for new brands and new ideas to make this style of bag even better than it already is. Enter the HALO ZERO, a Kickstarter project by the HALO Belt Company in collaboration with Rickshaw Bags. “We wanted to designRead More…


Limited Edition Shark Messenger Bag from Timbuk2

on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

It’s August, and Timbuk2 is bringing back their limited-edition Shark Messenger Bag again.  This messenger bag has a waterproof, 100% polyurethane faux leather exterior that looks a bit like shark skin.  The exterior is gray with an iridescent “glow”.  The interior is lined with waterproof TPU that’s been printed with a shark design.  The bagRead More…


Australian-Made mattt Gear Bags

on Monday, July 16th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Cases, Covers, News

After finding BOGear and Haul, both Australian made bag manufacturers, here’s another one.  mattt bags is based in central Melbourne, Victoria, and they make a range of backpacks, shoulderbags, and sleeves that are all handmade locally. The bags are made from sustainable materials, and there’s quite a range of different prints that you can get customisedRead More…

Acronym Gear – Jackets and Messenger Bags

on Sunday, July 8th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News, Outdoor Gear

Hate having to take your messenger off just to take your jacket off? Acronym is a German-based company who makes a pretty funky range of technical bags, pants and jackets.  The E-J23 shown above allows you to remove your jacket without taking your messenger bag off. Other jackets  are “a hybrid of vintage Japanese kimono and modernRead More…


Travelon Anti-Theft React Messenger Bag

on Saturday, July 7th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

The Anti-Theft React Messenger Bag from Travelon has a padded section to hold a laptop, an organizer panel with room for a tablet, pens, and phone, and still has room for some papers, clothing, or other personal items inside.  There’s a zippered pocket on the front flap, a grab handle, and a shoulder strap.  TheRead More…


Brisbane Outdoor Gear Bags (BOGear)

on Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

I love finding gear that’s still designed and manufactured in Australian, as so much of it has been outsourced overseas. Brisbane Outdoor Gear (BOGear) from Queensland’s line-up certainly fits that criteria.  They’re made out of local materials where available and using reclaimed materials such as PVC billboards, and they even try to use recycled products for the patterns used inRead More…


Haul Foreman – Rubbery Bag

on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

Australian Company Haul specialises in making bags, cases and accessories from recycled products like billboard vinyl and number plates.  Their Foreman is made from recycled truck tyres, seat belt webbing and recycled denim.  Capable of taking a 15″ laptop and A4 folders, the bag is 38 x31x12 cm.  The rubber is not affected by water or weatherRead More…

Bagjack NXL

Bagjack NXL Next Level Messenger Bag

on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

When I think messenger bags, Berlin isn’t the first city in the world that comes to mind but  Bagjack has been locally producing handmade messenger bags and accessories since 1993. Their 20 litre capacity Messenger NXL (Next Level) is a versatile bag that can be used as a messenger, a briefcase or a backpack (withoutRead More…