There are a few Gadgeteer reviewers who have liked Waterfield bags, myself included. For years, Waterfield has made bags of all sizes and uses—and they are made in the good ole U.S.A. My first Waterfield product was a small, zippered pouch to hold my iPod (remember those?) along with earphones and necessary wiring. Last year… Read More

I only fly once or twice a year, but when I do, it's a hassle to get to my gear when my bag is either in an overhead bin or under the seat in front of me. These bags from Walter + Ray solve that problem by putting your gear in a much better location… Read More

After what seemed like an endless winter, including a late-season snowstorm that dumped a foot and a half of snow, we're finally starting to see some decent weather. And all that sun and warmth has put one thing on my mind... long hikes on one of the many trails in the area. One of the… Read More

Why another backpack review from me you ask? I may ask myself the same question. I do have several excellent backpacks that I have reviewed in the past such as the Razer Tactical Gaming backpack and the Altego 17" Polygon Sunfire backpack to name a few. While these two backpacks are great for carrying a… Read More

I prefer leather messenger bags to carry my gear around with me. Many of the bags I review are large enough to lug around all of my EDC gear and my 15" MacBook as well. But when a bag is that big and made from extra thick cowhide they are heavy, many four to five pounds or more… Read More

Remember fanny packs (Sorry Aussie visitors)? I had one... I think it's still up in the closet that houses my gear bag collection. Fanny packs were very convenient because they let you carry your everyday essentials without burdening your hands, pockets or shoulders with bag straps. Sadly, they went out of style about the same… Read More

Yes, the name induces giggles. But behind their (intentionally) humorous brand name, NutSac produces a solid collection of well-designed, high-quality satchels to relieve your pockets of all of their assorted junk... that doesn't look like a purse. This week, NutSac announced the addition of a black color scheme to their existing lineup.  I've been impressed with… Read More

Last week Bob told us about a bag from ThinkGeek called The Bag of Holding. Today I want to tell you about another Bag of Holding from ThinkGeek. This time it's a bag that's been designed especially to survive a convention. The Con-Survival Edition of the Bag of Holding has several cool features that will… Read More

I'm a sucker for organization and minimalism. To me, there's nothing better than having a place for everything and having everything in its place, and all the better if I can consolidate and reduce the number of things that I have to carry with me on a daily basis. So when I got my hands… Read More

I'm a huge fan of backpacks and bags of all kinds, and one of my favorite bags with a shoulder strap is the Mission Rucksack by Toffee. I loved bringing that on the plane, but I have started using my iPad less and less, and I usually just bring my MacBook Pro on trips now… Read More

"Classic Modern Mountain" is how Topo Designs describes their distinctive style. This Colorado-based maker of outdoor gear & apparel is known for products that feature simple functional design, exceptional craftsmanship, and distinctive color schemes. The new Stack Pack offers flexible organization for work, travel, and hiking expeditions.  The two-chamber design of the Stack Pack offers… Read More

You've got to love ThinkGeek. There's no better place to find whimsical gadgets, gear, and collectibles related to all of your nerdy passions (gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, comics, etc.). They also design some pretty clever products. With the new iteration of The Bag of Holding, ThinkGeek seeks to improve on a messenger that has been very… Read More

If you're a Gadgeteer, you most likely have some favorite EDC (Every Day Carry) items that you carry with you on a regular basis. That either means you have huge pockets, or you use a gear bag like I do. Trying to find the holy grail of gear bags is a quest that a lot… Read More

Founded in 2014, Brothers Leather Supply has been steadily building a reputation around their affordable leather products and distinctive urban/rugged style. The latest offering from the Grand Rapids, Michigan studio serves up a whole new look (and materials) with the Canvas Collection.  The Canvas Collection sports a modern look while paying homage to heritage design… Read More

As an avid day tripper/hiker, I am constantly on the prowl for backpacks. Here is one backpack with an interesting backstory of Jake Starr, a firefighter.  Looking to supplement his income prior to the birth of his son, he taught himself to sew handmade goods hoping to sell his creations over the internet. At the… Read More