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This slim backpack can hold a 17″ laptop

on Monday, June 16th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News

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 upRead More…


Everki Atlas checkpoint friendly laptop adaptable business backpack review

on Sunday, December 29th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

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 aRead More…


Waterfield Designs introduces The Staad backpack

on Friday, October 11th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

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,Read More…

Altego 17 Polygon Sunfire Backpack-1

Altego 17″ Polygon Sunfire Backpack review

on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

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 thatRead More…


Tom Bihn Synapse 25 Backpack review

on Friday, August 9th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

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 itsRead More…


Cocoon introduces “the world’s most intelligent backpack”

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

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.  TheRead More…

Fluoa Fusion USA 1

Show your red, white, and blue with the Fusion USA backpack

on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

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 leatherRead More…


Lipault 2-Wheeled Laptop Backpack review

on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

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 andRead More…


Timbuk2 Sleuth Camera Backpack

on Friday, October 19th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, News

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 theyRead More…

Nomadic CB-01

Nomadic CB-01 Backpack – What does it have in its pocketses, Precious?

on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News, Outdoor Gear

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 needRead More…


iSafe Bags Announces New Urban Crew Line of Personal Security Backpacks

on Monday, June 11th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

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 bagRead More…


New Timbuk2 Laptop Backpacks

on Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

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?


Timbuk2 Hemlock Backpack Gives You a Little Extra Room

on Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

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, undividedRead More…