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This post is brought to you by eBay. All opinions are 100% mine. My daughter started college this year, and we've discovered the type of backpack she used in high school isn't working for her new environment.  In high school, she needed a giant bag to carry a ton of books.  She also had a [...]

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I don't even like backpacks, but the Ruck Sack from Loyal Stricklin is so lovely to look at that I can picture myself hiking picturesque trails with it strapped on my back. These bags are handmade in a studio which is located in an historic train depot in Alabama. The ruck sack is made of [...]

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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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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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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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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, [...]

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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, with [...]

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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 it [...]

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posted in Bags, Kid Gadgets, News

There are a lot of laptop bags and packs out there, but not all of them can effectively organize and carry lots of gear in a streamlined, compact package.  As a long-time messenger bag user, I've not had much interest in backpacks until my business travel picked back up this past year, and lugging a [...]

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As our devices have shrunk in recent years, so, too, have carrying cases. Sling bags, messenger bags, and even the trusty backpack are slimmer, more focused on those slimmer devices, and more attuned to organization and ease of access, rather than capacity. Blue Flame, a fairly new entrant into the market place, has developed an [...]

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The Case Logic SLR Camera Backpack from Case Logic aims to provide a roomy and safe place for your SLR (digital or otherwise) camera, and (based on the insides) enough lenses to shoot a wedding, football game, and several other events. You'll likely be able to squeeze in a digital video recorder and a few point-and-shoots [...]

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While doing a search for a sternum strap to attach to a backpack, I happened upon a company selling some adventurous-looking gear.  As a group of folks who have a love of life in the Great Outdoors (their logo even represents an unfolding topographical map), Topo Designs strives to create products that are simple, functiona,l [...]

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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 lead [...]

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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 interior [...]

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We're all in search of the perfect gear bag, right?  Well, maybe not all of us, but a lot of us.  Keen to this quest, Tom Bihn has been designing and manufacturing (in the USA) several growing lines of products for gear-hauling, travel, organization, and other similar needs since 1972.  Tom Bihn recently up-sized its [...]

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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 leather [...]

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Most of us have alarms to make us feel protected in our house, our cars, and we have seen or heard them in public places, such as a mall or store. What about the times that you are walking in a new area that is unfamiliar?  Or have a child that is walking to and [...]

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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 the [...]

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Occasionally, members of the Gadgeteer Team receive products out of the blue, sent by eager PR people proud of their product(s), hopeful that we will take a look at them and comment on and/or review them on the website. Many times it is the umpteenth smartphone case or something just as lack-luster, but occasionally it is from [...]

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I may be the only one, but I love gadgets and gear that look like they could have been used in my favorite "Sci Fi" movies.  The Solid Gray Backpack is one of those products, and I'm  thinking of Star Wars. Made from polypropene block copolymer, the backpack measures 19.7 X 12.6 X 7.9 inches [...]

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