Laptop backpack


A few weeks ago, I went on an exciting road trip cross country to move my sister from Nebraska to Washington. I had to fly back and then ride with her and my mother in a full car, and I knew I could not bring a big backpack full of stuff like I normally do, [...]

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My husband has the Cocoon SLIM backpack, and he uses it daily.  It's become his favorite gear bag because it's comfortable to wear on his back even when loaded down with his 15" work MacBook, his iPad, and various papers, cables, chargers, and other gear.  Now, Cocoon is making the SLIM backpack available in a [...]

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Back in 2010, I reviewed the booq Boa Flow M backpack after decades of carrying a messenger type bag. Since then, I regularly use the Boa Flow M when I need to carry a majority of my tech/travel gear or am going out into the damp Seattle weather. I am surprised by just how much I like and [...]

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booq has a new backpack that they think is perfect for professionals.  The Taipan shock bag is made of 1680D tri-weave polyester exterior fabric with a water-repellent coating; the embossed red interior fabric makes it easier to find items stored inside.  The bag is loaded with pockets and storage compartments:  large main compartment with document storage; separate, [...]

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The Phorce Pro is a briefcase that converts into a backpack or messenger bag. That in itself is not unique; we've seen numerous bags that have this ability to convert from one form to another. What sets the Phorce Pro apart from those bags is that it has a built in rechargeable 26,000 mAH lithium-ion [...]

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HEX Front View

I can work anywhere, as long as I have my laptop computer. Sure, with cloud access I can manage pretty well with just a smartphone - and even better with a tablet - but the laptop still makes it much easier to work and store or access everything I need. Therefore, I rarely travel very [...]

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My husband has the original SLIM backpack that holds up to a 15" MacBook that he used for both his personal 11" MacBook Air and his 15" MacBook Pro from work.  The new version, the SLIM XL 17" Backpack from Cocoon Innovations is just as sleek and organized as his smaller bag, but it holds up [...]

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There are a lot of laptop bags and packs out there, but not all of them can effectively organize and carry lots of gear in a streamlined, compact package.  As a long-time messenger bag user, I've not had much interest in backpacks until my business travel picked back up this past year, and lugging a [...]

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Waterfield Designs has recently announced their newest bag.  The Staad is their long-anticipated backpack bag that they say is suited for work or leisure.  It's available in two sizes and a variety of color combinations.  Both bags are available with either a waxed-canvas body (shown) or in black Ballistic and with your choice of black, [...]

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Altego 17 Polygon Sunfire Backpack-1

A laptop backpack is a laptop backpack is a laptop backpack, right? So, how do you distinguish yourself from the pack? I mean simple design and materials do not cut it anymore; you need to have useful features and things that make folks say "that's a great idea" or "why didn't someone think of that [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

We're all in search of the perfect gear bag, right?  Well, maybe not all of us, but a lot of us.  Keen to this quest, Tom Bihn has been designing and manufacturing (in the USA) several growing lines of products for gear-hauling, travel, organization, and other similar needs since 1972.  Tom Bihn recently up-sized its [...]

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Cocoon is known for their organizer GRID-IT panels that can be found in their bags or are available separately to organize your own bag.  They have created the SLIM Backpack MCP3401, with pockets to protect your MacBook (up to a 15" Pro) and iPad and still have room for papers in the back compartment.  The [...]

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Fluoa Fusion USA 1

Looking for that unique way to show your USA pride? Want that item to be functional as well as fashionable? Do you like to be a trend setter? If you answered yes to all of these, and have €199 (approximately $259.44), the Fluoa Fusion USA backpack is just what you are looking for. This aerodynamic leather [...]

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The technology we carry around is continuously becoming lighter, smaller, faster, more feature-rich, etc. But many of us are having to carry more of it with us, either by choice or necessity. I regularly find myself taking my iPad and MacBook with me day in and day out, along with their power cords, odds and [...]

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I think I've mentioned before that the photographer who shot my wedding carried his camera gear in backpacks and tote bags because, as he said, nothing says "Steal me!" quite like a bag embroidered with the logo of your expensive camera.  Timbuk2 has a few bags to carry your camera under the radar, and they [...]

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Nomadic CB-01

Pockets...pockets...need to organise my stuff into pockets.   Nomadic is a Japanese brand of luggage that's available in the US from Jetpens, and their Nomadic CB-01 Wise Walker has pockets galore. From small pockets meant to carry your train ticket, to big pockets large enough to handle a 13" notebook (though there's no padding so you'll really need [...]

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iSafe Bags are "the only full-featured bags on the market that include a mobile personal alarm system to protect the wearer, provide potentially life-saving security and added peace of mind for children, students, parents and business commuters or travelers."  They are expanding their line with the new Urban Crew Campus Laptop Backpack.  This laptop bag [...]

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From Timbuk2 are three brand spankin' new laptop backpacks.  From left to right they are the Amnesia ($89), the TRACK II ($79) and the Superbad (regularly $60, currently on sale for $49).  All made of ballistic nylon, all with lotsa smart organization features and all available in a multiple color schemes.  Which one's your favorite?

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Unlike most backpacks, the Hemlock from Timbuk2 doesn't have a zipper and/or flap closure at the top.  The Hemlock backpack has a roll-top that expands to carry a couple of extra things or lets you compress your load by rolling it down tight.  Other than a padded laptop compartment, the interior is one, big, undivided [...]

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