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Blue Flame “The Pack” review

on Saturday, December 21st, 2013

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 Read More…

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Waterfield Designs Staad Laptop BackPack review

on Monday, December 16th, 2013

Working in the computer field and being a computer geek, I love using nice handbags and backpacks to carry all of my gadget gear.  I have a weakness for leather and nicely crafted canvas and military inspired items.  I recently got the opportunity to review the Staad Laptop BackPack by Waterfield Designs, so let’s take Read More…

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Saddleback Leather Co. Dry Bag review

on Friday, November 29th, 2013

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 Read More…

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Timbuk2′s newest bag is for the young crowd – very young

on Monday, November 18th, 2013

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 Read More…

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Strotter Platforma iPad Case review

on Friday, November 8th, 2013

I have a confession to make.  I’m obsessed with iPad bags.  Since I purchased my iPad 2, I’ve been looking for the perfect bag or bags to carry it.  Strotter is feeding my obsession with their Platforma bag for the iPad and other tablets.  You know what they say: “you can never be too rich Read More…

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Lucrin Smooth Lamb Leather Bag Holder review

on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, Reviews

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 Read More…

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

on Sunday, September 8th, 2013

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…

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Happy Cow is the world’s first hip bag store

on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

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 Read More…

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How much does the cool factor increase when you go from hip to chest?

on Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

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. Read More…

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WaterField Design Indy bag review

on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

If you’ve been looking for a small shoulder bag which is roomy enough to carry your iPad or Android tablet along with a few other essentials, the WaterField Design Indy bag should tick all the necessary check boxes on most people’s shopping lists. ✔ Looks great ✔ Well made ✔ Not bulky ✔ Comfortable ✔ Room for accessories WaterField offers the Indy Read More…

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LederMann Extra Large Bridle Leather Travel Bag review

on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

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 Read More…

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LederMann Bridle Leather Camera Bag review

on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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 Read More…

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LederMann Bridle Leather Briefcase review

on Monday, June 17th, 2013

Being a techie junky, I’m always on the lookout for a good satchel or briefcase-type bag to carry all of my gear.  I’m a computer technician, so something sturdy and roomy with lots of pockets is something I always need for work. I was given the chance to review the Bridle Leather Briefcase from LederMann Read More…

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Everyday Carry Bag – Larry Geisz

on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Articles, Gear

When Julie dropped her latest EDC on us, it was interesting to see everything she carries on a daily basis. (My shoulder hurts just viewing it.) When she asked us to share our EDC’s with everyone, I ended up being in what I found to be a not so unique situation; I work from home, Read More…

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Relive that golden age of air travel with the Pan Am 70′s Original Vintage-Style Tote Bag

on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

I know there will be some folks out there who, like me, still remember when leisure suits were cool, disco was the rage, and Pan Am ruled the air. And like me, we long for the simpler times when flying was a pleasant adventure and not a mundane task. Those days may never be back, Read More…

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Henty Wingman review

on Monday, April 22nd, 2013

When you need to travel with a clean shirt or suit – whether it be by bike, walking or airplane – the big problem is keeping your clothes neat and pressed.  Whether I’ve folded them into a carry bag or put them into a traditional suit bag, my first job when I get to my Read More…

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Weird Kickstarter project of the week – CHERRY on the bag

on Friday, February 15th, 2013

I knew this was going to be an odd Kickstarter project the moment I saw the company name - CHERRY on the bag. I expected the product to have a cherry logo or at least be Red in color. It has neither… What is it? CHERRY on the bag is a collection of Black full-grain calfskin Read More…

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STM Cache is the perfect fit for a 10″ tablet

on Thursday, December 13th, 2012

The STM Cache for iPad bag is a perfect fit for a full-sized iPad or other 10″ tablet.  It has organizer pockets under the flap for cables or other small gear, and there’s a hidden zipper pocket on the front flap for your cell phone.  The Cache has a grab handle and a shoulder strap. Read More…

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Bag Light – Illumination for your gear bag

on Sunday, December 9th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

It’s always a pain to try to find small items at the bottom of your bag when it’s dark out. The Bag Light solves that problem with a super bright LED that is activated with a squeeze. It is made of soft silicone rubber and easily fastens and unfastens with a magnet. Attach it to the Read More…

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Henty Wingman – Roll your clothes

on Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Here’s the sort of stuff I like – equipment designed right here in my home town of Hobart, Tasmania.  Don’t you hate it when you have to  travel, and inevitably at the other end that shirt or suit you so carefully packed in your case, bag or suit bag needs ironing?  Well the Henty Wingman is  a Read More…

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New Power Series bags from Timbuk2 carry and charge your gear

on Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Timbuk2 has announced a series of bags that will carry your gear and keep it charged, too.  The Power Series bags begin with two of Timbuk2′s best selling bags, the Commute Laptop Messenger and the Q Laptop Backpack, and add a dedicated pocket inside to hold the power pack.  In addition to all the features Read More…

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Colonel Littleton’s New No. 1942 Attaché

on Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Earlier this year, I reviewed Col. Littleton’s No. 1943 Navigator Briefcase, which I continue to use daily to carry around my gear. There is not a week that goes by that I do not receive at least one compliment about how nice/gorgeous my bag is. That being said, the Colonel has recently announced a sibling Read More…

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Saddleback Leather Company is going soft with their new Simple Backpack

on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

We’ve reviewed quite a few Saddleback Leather Company bags over the years. Known for their durability and last forever construction, Saddleback bags have never been considered soft and comfy. At least till now. Their new Simple Backpack features lighter weight softer leather and is currently available in a 14″ size with a 17″ size available Read More…

The Hop! Self-Rolling Suitcase – These Are Not the Droids You’re Looking For

on Friday, October 12th, 2012

Sick of lugging your bags around airports or bus stations? The Hop! from Cargo Collective is a suitcase that takes away some of the load. As the name might suggest, the suitcase is named for hotel bellhops.  Using three receivers,  the Hop! triangulates its position relative to your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, and using an air-based caterpillar traction Read More…

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WaterField Designs Outback Tote Review

on Monday, September 17th, 2012

The Outback Tote from WaterField Designs is one of the newer offerings from this company who have long been known for their high quality gear bags and pouches. Designed to hold whatever you need to carry, this bag may look rugged, but it is really like a comfortable pair of jeans. Let’s take a closer Read More…