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Altego Lunar Mirror Messenger bag review

on Monday, September 8th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

I have always had a fascination with messenger bags, but have never found one that fit my needs. I love the roominess of messenger bags but I hate the lack of compartment separation and a secure location for my laptop or iPad. The Lunar Mirror Messenger from Altego has a solution for my problem. Note:Read More…

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Ogden Made Junction City Messenger Bag review

on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

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.Read More…


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…


Rickshaw Bagworks Commuter 2.1 Laptop Bag review

on Monday, January 27th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

Carrying your gear to and from work or school every day requires a reliable bag. This is especially true if a laptop happens to be one of the items you carry. I’m partial to messenger style bags because they are roomy and casual. The problem is that they are not always the best type ofRead More…


Oberon Design Leather and Waxed Canvas Messenger Bags review

on Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

Dave: The Gadgeteer Team has reviewed many products from Oberon Design over the years. A majority of these creations have been tablet covers and slipper cases designed to protect your individual smart devices. Recently the designers at Oberon have introduced a line of messenger bags meant to carry much of your tech-gear throughout your travels. Oberon initiallyRead More…


Whipping Post Vintage Messenger Bag review

on Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

When it comes to my every day gear bag, I’m very picky. It has to be the right size, right weight, right capacity and it has to look good. I’ve been carrying a Timbuk2 messenger bag for as long as I can remember, so I figured it’s time to broaden my horizons and try somethingRead More…

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Serbags Army Courier Vintage Bike Messenger Bag review

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

From the days of high school, through community college, til the end of college and when  I got my first real job after graduating college, I was an avid fan of the backpack. Not too much these days though… At my current job,  a backpack just doesn’t feel professional enough for me.  Who am I kidding?Read More…


Seagull Custom Courier Bags review

on Monday, December 3rd, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

Messenger bags are my favorite style of gear bag. I have enjoyed carrying a Timbuk2 Laptop messenger bag for years. Even though I love it, I often think of ways I would improve it if given the chance. Because of that fact I’m always on the look out for other bags that tick all theRead More…


SLAPPA 17″ Transit Messenger Bag review

on Monday, November 5th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

My favorite type of gear bag is the messenger style bag. I like the shape, the fact that it can sit upright instead of flopping over like some bags, and that it can hold a lot of stuff. So, what’s better than a messenger bag? A messenger bag that has interchangeable flaps so you don’tRead More…


Altego Channel Stitched Ruby Series 15″ Laptop Slipcase Review

on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

If you don’t need a laptop bag that’s big enough to live out of, you could just use a simple laptop sleeve.  If you’d like a smaller laptop bag that still has some room for your phone, an external drive, cables, chargers, and just a few other things, you might like the 15″ Laptop SlipcaseRead More…

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BOGear DUB Custom Messenger Bag Review

on Friday, July 6th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

Made in Australia, Made in the USA, Made in the UK. It’s getting harder and harder to find products with these labels on them these days with outsourcing offshore so prevalent due to cheaper labour costs in, particularly, South East Asian countries. It’s always nice to find a product that’s still made locally, employs local people,Read More…


Rickshaw Commuter 2.0 Laptop Bag and MacBook Pro Sleeve Review

on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Of late, I’ve had the opportunity to add a few chapters to my continuing saga for the “perfect” gear bag (for me at least), the most recent being an evaluation of the Tom Bihn Cadet.  Being mainly a messenger bag fan(atic), I’d been wondering if there was one out there that could supplant my venerableRead More…


Rickshaw Bagworks Classic Moleskine Folio Review

on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

The topic of journaling has come up now and again here at The Gadgeteer, and has been popular of late.  I’ve been journaling daily for over a year now, and my media of choice is old school: a classic Moleskine notebook and pen.  I typically just toss my Moleskine into my messenger bag so thatRead More…


Timbuk2 FreeStyle Netbook Messenger Review

on Sunday, August 29th, 2010

I’ve looked for years to find just the right daily purse or gear bag.  I want a bag big enough to hold all my normal pocket stuff and the gadgets that I can’t live without, but I don’t want to spend so much money for it that I can’t afford to buy gadgets.  I haveRead More…


Timbuk2 Custom Laptop Messenger Bag Review

on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

When I find something I like, I tend to stick with it for a long time. Case in point, the Timbuk2 messenger bag. I reviewed their classic messenger back in 2005 and carried it everyday till I reviewed their laptop messenger bag in 2008. You guessed it, I’ve been carrying that one for the pastRead More…

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Keen Cornell II Laptop Messenger Bag Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Whether being environmentally conscious  is the “thing” to do these days or whether they really mean it,  Keen Inc., appears to really mean it.  Making the right choices in the materials they use in their lifestyle apparel products is the hallmark of the Keen mission statement.  As a recycler in a disposable society, I canRead More…

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Tucker & Bloom “North to South” Messenger Bag Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Sunday, January 24th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

I admit I am not sure I had ever heard of Tucker and Bloom before, but the high-end bag company sent me one of their North to South Messenger Bags to review and I am quite impressed… once I got over the shock of the cowhide. The basic bag dimensions are 12.5” Long X 13.5”Read More…