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You won’t need to ride the rails with the HOBOROLL

on Friday, July 18th, 2014

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 tendRead 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…


Quivvers Big Rig review

on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

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 whenRead More…


Blue Flame “The Pack” review

on Saturday, December 21st, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

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 anRead More…


Saddleback Leather Co. Dry Bag review

on Friday, November 29th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

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 forRead More…


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

on Monday, November 18th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Kid Gadgets

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 internalRead More…


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 – onRead More…


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

on Sunday, September 8th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Crowdfunded, News

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…


Happy Cow is the world’s first hip bag store

on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, 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 whatRead More…


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

on Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, 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…


LederMann Extra Large Bridle Leather Travel Bag review

on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

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 ofRead More…


LederMann Bridle Leather Camera Bag review

on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews

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 aRead More…


LederMann Bridle Leather Briefcase review

on Monday, June 17th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

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 LederMannRead More…


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…


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 myRead More…


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 calfskinRead More…


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…


Bag Light – Illumination for your gear bag

on Sunday, December 9th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, 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 theRead 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  aRead More…


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 featuresRead More…


Colonel Littleton’s New No. 1942 Attaché

on Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News

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 siblingRead More…


Saddleback Leather Company is going soft with their new Simple Backpack

on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, 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 availableRead 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 tractionRead More…


Google Nexus 7 Sleeve and Case Options Unveiled by WaterField Designs

on Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Our friends at WaterField Designs have just announced a nice collection of Google Nexus 7 sized sleeves and cases. There are 7 products that are perfectly sized to hold the new Nexus 7 Android tablet or another similarly sized device such as the Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook and other 7 inch tablets. TheRead More…


Haul Foreman – Rubbery Bag

on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

Australian Company Haul specialises in making bags, cases and accessories from recycled products like billboard vinyl and number plates.  Their Foreman is made from recycled truck tyres, seat belt webbing and recycled denim.  Capable of taking a 15″ laptop and A4 folders, the bag is 38 x31x12 cm.  The rubber is not affected by water or weatherRead More…