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The Bolstr is smaller than a gear bag but bigger than a holster

on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Crowdfunded, News

Men seem to like to carry lots of stuff in their pockets, and sometimes they have too much stuff and need a bag.  But many men have aversions to bags that are much smaller than a laptop bag or to bags that don’t look like they can be carried into war.  Sometimes neither of thoseRead More…

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Tom Bihn launches Aeronaut 30 Carry-On Bag, Night Flight Travel Duffle and more

on Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

Tom Bihn, maker of travel bags and accessories that are designed smart and built strong in the USA, recently released several new items. First, the Aeronaut 30 Carry-on Travel Bag ($270, upper image). This is the little brother to the original Aeronaut 45 (as it has been renamed), and the numbers indicate their approximate volume in liters.Read More…

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Carry your MacBook, iPad, and other essential gear in this sleeve from Cargo Works

on Friday, July 11th, 2014

If you’re like me, you travel with a plethora of Apple products, but you’d like to travel with that gear in the smallest bag possible.  The MacBook Module Sleeve from Cargo Works can carry a MacBook Pro (with or without Retina display), your iPad, and iPhone, and still have room for a charger or aRead More…

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This isn’t your grandmother’s fanny pack

on Friday, May 30th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

Last fall, Julie wrote about a Kickstarter for some Intrepid Bags.  The project was funded, and the products are available for purchase now at their website.  One of their gear bags is called the Lillium, which they say is a “European styled hands-free belt, cross body, and side purse”.  It’s made of extra-thick, top-grain purseRead More…

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Anti-Theft cross-body gear bag for women

on Monday, May 12th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

This cross-body bag from Travelon is big enough, and has a padded pocket for, an iPad or similarly-sized tablet, plus it has room for your other daily gear.  This main compartment locks, to make it harder for a pickpocket to quickly grab things out of your bag.  The Anti-Theft Signature Cross-Body Bag has other featuresRead More…

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Keep a spare gear bag in your gear bag

on Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

Because there are limits to the number of carry-on bags when you travel by plane, do you ever find yourself taking a bag big enough to hold what you need to carry on that’s way too bag for daily use once you get to where you’re going?  Or maybe you pick up too much documentationRead More…

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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…

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This gear bag goes from day to night

on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

Levenger is having a sale this week on their Carezza Day-to-Night Clutch.  Like the other bags that Levenger sells, these bags look like regular handbags, but they function like gear bags.  You can use this bag as a strapless clutch bag, or you can add the strap (25.5″ drop) and carry it as a cross-bodyRead More…

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Timbuk2 and TerraCycle join forces to create this messenger bag

on Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

Timbuk2 bags have been featured on The Gadgeteer.  They make great bags to carry your gear or even your pets, and they’ll even allow you to customize your bag with special fabrics or color combinations.  For this new offering, they’ve joined forces with TerraCycle (a New Jersey-based business that makes consumer products from pre- and post-consumerRead More…

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Brooks leather tool bag for bicyclists

on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The Brooks Saddles Challenge Tool Bag was first designed and patented in 1896, and it’s been keeping bicyclists’ tools handy since then.  These gorgeous leather bags attach to the saddle of your bike with leather straps; the buckles of the straps are located inside the bag for greater security.  The strap that buckles the ToolRead More…

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Keep your phone with you with this crossbody bag

on Friday, February 14th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

We haven’t had a landline for years, and I rely exclusively on my cell phone.  I need to keep it with me so I don’t have to run around like a crazy person, trying to find it before the caller hangs up, but most of my clothes don’t have pockets.  I’ve tried various bags overRead More…

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Keep your pocket gadgets organized with the Mini Kit (MK-7) Tactical Multicam Nylon Gear Pouch

on Friday, January 31st, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Crowdfunded, News

So, you have the neat little gadgets and thingamabobs, the pocket tools and flashlights, the paracord and the FishBones, but where do you keep them? If you’re Eric Baur, a.k.a. the 20DollarBandit you keep all these items in your Mini Kit (MK-7), his current Kickstarter project. This 5.5″ x 5.5″ clam shell case is madeRead More…

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Go-to gear: bags, briefcases, and backpacks

on Monday, January 27th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Bags

Whether you have been a Gadgeteer reader for a while or have just started, you know that Julie has a section called “Julie’s Favorite Gear” that lists items that she uses. So today while I was looking at some of the items I use on a regular basis, I thought I would come up withRead More…

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Unit Portables bag system

on Monday, January 27th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

Unit Portables produces gear bags that are designed to be used individually or together.  In the left image, you see the Unit 01 laptop bag with Units 02 and 03 small pouches and a Unit 04 tablet bag.  (The right image is a closeup of the tablet bag.)  The laptop bag is available for 13″Read More…

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Booq Viper Courier 13 review

on Friday, October 11th, 2013

Ah, gadget lovers and their gear. Hauling around our stuff used to be such a hassle.  Today, it’s all about carrying multiple screens rather than a single screen and power adapter. Most of us carry a smartphone, as well as a tablet or phablet, and maybe a laptop. To accommodate the changes wrought by theRead More…

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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…

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Levenger Raffinato Color-Block Satchel review

on Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

There are a multitude of gear and laptop bags on the market, but most of them are unisex or styled for men or hip young things (or whatever the kids call themselves these days)  - or seemingly anyone other than the professional woman.  Levenger has several bags that are designed for women and sized toRead More…

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This bag keeps your gadgets charged as it protects them

on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The Mobile Power Case from RichardSolo keeps your gadgets protected while its backup battery keeps them charged.  The bag is covered with water-resistant black nylon and has a carry handle. It measures 13″ x 9″ x 2.38″ (closed) and weighs 15.2 oz (empty).  Inside you’ll find two small pockets for your phone, MP3 player, GPS, orRead More…

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WaterField Design HardCase review

on Monday, April 29th, 2013

Not often do manufacturers design a laptop bag with one specific brand or even model in mind. I am not talking about a form-fitted case or sleeve, but an actual bag created and/or named to hold a certain device. But the folks at WaterField Designs have done just that; the HardCase is aimed specifically at Apple’s 13″Read More…

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Raffinato Color-Block bags carry your tech gear in style

on Friday, April 26th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News, Wallets

The Raffinato Color-Block bags come in three sizes to meet your EDC needs.  Like all bags from Levenger, they are made of beautiful leather.  These are made of softly-textured, full-grain Italian leather in shades of sienna, dune, and caramel; the interior is lined in faille.  The Raffinato Color-Block Satchel (top, left; click for a larger view) is 16″ WRead More…

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Tom Bihn introduces the new Side Effect

on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

The Side Effect started out as a waist pack, but Tom Bihn decided to change it after reading about all the ways customers were modifying it to meet their needs.  The new Side Effect can now be worn or carried in a variety of ways, but it still has plenty of room to carry yourRead More…

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Help the planet and save some money with Timbuk2′s Earth Day offers

on Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

Timbuk2 wants to help you celebrate Earth Day by providing a 20% savings on some of their more eco-friendly bags like the ones shown above, which are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. If none of those bags strike your fancy, customize one with your own specifications and choose from 2 eco-friendly materials at noRead More…

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New On-Bike bags from Timbuk2 make your commute easier

on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News

Spring is coming, and you may be thinking of starting to ride your bike to work or school.  Timbuk2 has three new on-bike bags to make carrying your gear easier.  First up is the Basket Cycling Case (marked 1. in the image), which works as a “basket” with a variety of front bike baskets and flat-bed bikeRead More…

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DuchessCase laptop and gear bags for women

on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

Women don’t need special versions of tech gear, but sometimes we’d like a case that doesn’t look quite so “manly” or even so “unisex”.  It’s gratifying that more companies are making tech accessories for women these days.  DuchessCase is an Israel-based company that makes a line of cases for women that they say has beenRead More…

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Craving Girl Scout cookies? WaterField Designs will give you a free box with every order!

on Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

Hankering for a tasty Girl Scout cookie? Need a new gear bag?  WaterField Designs has a special treat for you when you make a purchase between today and the end of February 2013.  They’ll include a box of Girl Scout cookies with each purchase of their great gear bags.  If you need a new laptopRead More…