Laptop backpack

waterfield_bolt_13

Invisible zippers. That’s what initially struck me when I first saw the new Waterfield Designs Bolt Backpack. When I unpacked and inspected it, I couldn’t find the zippers. Only when I noticed the leather zipper pulls, did I see how ingenious the disappearing zippers are. It’s really cool. But that’s not the only cool thing [...]

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ToffeeCentennial - 1

Carrying things around has certainly changed in the last few years. Knapsacks used to be for school books or camping equipment. People in the work world carried briefcases. Then, suddenly, laptops happened, and slowly, the knapsack/backpack became ubiquitous. I've carried them off and on for years, for work and for pleasure. Toffee (spelled with reversed [...]

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waterfield-bolt

The new WaterField Designs Bolt Laptop Backpack has been designed to take you from work to play with its spacious interior, comfortable shoulder straps, and organized pockets for your gear and laptop. You'll make it through TSA airport security in a flash with the quick access zippers that let you remove your laptop or tablet [...]

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jille-backpack-1

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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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
cocoon-leather-slim-backpack-2

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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booq Boa Flow Graphite review

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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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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
booq-taipan-shock-2

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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phorce1

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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cocoon-slim-xl-backpack-2

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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everki-atlas_00

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-staad-backpack

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 [...]

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tombihn_synapse26_12

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-slim-backpack

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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