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 [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

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 [...]

Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, 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 LederMann [...]

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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, [...]

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Henty Wingman review


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 [...]

Posted in: Bags, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear

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 [...]

Posted in: Android, Bags

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. [...]

Posted in: Bags, iOS, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

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 [...]

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Henty Wingman

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 [...]

Posted in: Bags, News, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear

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 [...]

Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, 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 sibling [...]

Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, 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 [...]

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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 [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News, Travel Gear

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. The [...]

Posted in: Android, Bags, Cases and Covers, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Haul Foreman – Rubbery Bag


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 weather [...]

Posted in: Bags, News

In my opinion, Gadgets + Leather = Bliss. If you feel the same way, then you're going to love browsing through the Wotancraft web site of truly handmade leather watch straps, camera straps and camera bags. The prices may be a little spendy (the camera case/holster you see pictured above is $169USD), but knowing these [...]

Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, News

We've told you about the GRID-IT! system from Cocoon Innovations before.  These panels are covered in interwoven elastic straps that grip and organize your smaller items.  These panels come permanently installed in some laptop and gear bags from Cocoon, and they are also available as separate panels that you can add to your own laptop [...]

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In honor of New iPad Day, here's a bag to carry your iPad in high style.  The Marc Jacobs Quilted iPad Case is made of lambskin, and it has a chain shoulder strap.  It's 8" X 10" X 1.25", with a soft cotton-blend lining to protect the iPad from scratches and a zippered front pocket [...]

Posted in: Bags, iOS, News
The bag hanger is heavy-duty, yet easy to open for adding new bags.

I really love things that allow me to use tech in relation to other things in my life, like my dog, Jack. Tom Bihn, a premier bag maker in Seattle, has a great specialty bag called the Citizen Canine which can help you keep all your "dog stuff" in one place.

Posted in: Bags, Outdoor Gear, Pet Gadgets, Reviews

When I think of Tom Bihn bags, I think of laptop and gear bags.  There are several Tom Bihn bags in my house, including an 8 or 9 year old Empire Builder that has been used every day since its purchase and still looks almost like new.  I don't typically think of knitting or purses [...]

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