San Francisco based WaterField Designs recently announced their new Field Tote which has been designed with a casual style that will also fit into professional settings. The Field Tote is constructed of water-resistant waxed canvas with full grain leather accents. The bag is light weight and can be rolled up and stored in a larger [...]

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Popular San Francisco based bag and accessories maker WaterField Designs has recently created a new line of bags designed especially for women. The new line is called PERALTA and will start out by offering the Balani Backpack, the Etta accessory pouch and a leather key tether. The backpack which is made here in the USA [...]

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When traveling, I like to have light versatile products to use when I am out and about touring. While I almost always carry some sort of bag or sack for souvenirs or goodies, they are not waterproof or do not offer a waterproof storage area. The Matador Droplet Wet Bag can solve that issue, it [...]

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Cocoon Innovations, famous for their Grid-It organizer panels, offered a 20%-off discount on a gift for Mom for her day earlier this year, and now they're doing the same for Dad.  If Dad already has a bag he loves, give him a Grid-It panel; their overlapping matrix of elastic bands let him fit everything from flash [...]

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Your mother doesn't have to be a gadget lover to appreciate an organized bag.  Cocoon Innovations sells Grid-It panels that can fit handbags, messenger bags, and backpacks.  The Grid-It panels have an overlapping matrix of elastic bands that let her fit everything from flash drives and phones to lipsticks and chewing gum into an organized [...]

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If you like your accessories to be unusual and not something everyone you'll meet will be carrying, too, then you need to check out Tovi Sorga's beautiful, colorful leather goods.  Tovi's biography says he is an "independent artist, designer and craftsman of bespoke, printed leather fashion accessories. He is one of the only leather-craft artisans [...]

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Minimalists will love these foldable bags that roll up into a palm sized bundle that you can hang from your keychain when you're not using them to hold your gear. For those of you who don't like to carry a messenger bag, backpack or duffle bag all the time, these foldable bags are perfect for [...]

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I had given a lot of thought about how I wanted to protect and carry my iPhone 6 Plus before I even received it.  I knew I wanted a case for it, but I didn't want it to cover up the beautiful gold color that I had been pining for since I saw it on [...]

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Being in the travel business, I seem to find myself on the road more and more. Packing for long trips is fairly easy: I pull out the large suitcase, pack it up, and go. Packing for a short day trips or even short tours on my longer travels can be a real hassle. I tend [...]

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OgdenBag 11

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. [...]

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When we're out and about, most Gadgeteers carry a few things: smartphone, wallet, keys, tablet. Maybe a tin of mints. Oh, sure, if we're gone for the day, we'll have a bag of other stuff including power adapters, charging cables and batteries, energy bars, and enough EDC stuff to survive a moon landing. But when [...]

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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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Several years ago, I reviewed Saddleback Leather Company's Waterbag, an excellent piece of hardy luggage I use to this day. While I do not use it everyday, my wife and I often use it when going on weekend or overnight trips together. It is perfectly sized for a couple of days worth of clothes for [...]

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Timbuk2 says their newest bag is in response to customer requests for a diaper bag that doesn't look like a typical diaper bag.  The Stork Diaper Messenger Bag is one of their medium-sized messengers that has been outfitted for baby gear.  It has a waterproof, wipeable liner and is equipped with hot and cold internal [...]

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The floor is a dirty place to set your bag down.  It doesn't matter if you have an inexpensive fabric bag or a designer leather bag, you don't want the bottom getting dirty nor do you want it to pick up the germs and other yucky stuff - that some people call bagteria - on [...]

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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. [...]

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I recently featured a minimalist shoulder bag in a news post that ended up sparking a fun conversation about "fanny packs". That post prompted me to go searching for similar bags and as a result, I stumbled upon the Austrailian based Happy Cow store. They carry a lot of what they call hip bags. If you google what [...]

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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. [...]

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During my tenure here at The Gadgeteer, I have had the good fortune to review many high-quality bags and accessories from around the world, many of them leather and handmade by artisans from Italy to Argentina. I have taken a critical look at so many bags, I like to think of myself as a connoisseur of [...]

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Ah, leather! One of the oldest and most durable materials humans have found to use, yet it still causes us to react warmly when we feel the texture or smell the scent. Whether it reminds us of new school shoes as a kid or that folio we were given at graduation, we all have a [...]

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