luggage

McKaba-shelfpack-1

Whenever my family and I go on vacation we run into the same problem; there is never enough room in the hotel dresser to store all of our clothes. There are four of us and we usually end up "fighting" over who gets enough drawers. Inevitably, clothes end up scattered in drawers, in suitcases, and [...]

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Genius_Pack - 9

Have you ever stood at the baggage conveyor after a flight and wondered which black rolling bag was yours? I sure have. We have half a dozen in the attic in various sizes and weights, so when our Benevolent Gadgeteer Overlord offered the Genius Pack, I wondered if it might somehow be different. I had [...]

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smart-unit-luggage-tracker-2

Smart Unit says that 90,000 pieces of luggage are mishandled and from that 3,000 pieces are definitely lost each day.  They have created a smart luggage tracker that can help you locate your luggage anywhere in the world where a cell phone GSM/GPRS network is available, even when the airline has no idea where it is. [...]

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Nendo Kame

A decent set of luggage is almost paramount these days when doing extensive or long travel. While polycarbonate luggage is usually a little more durable and lighter, it often only comes in a clam shell design (basically the suitcase zippers down the middle and opens with two equal size sides). Fabric luggage usually has a [...]

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rise-gear-weekender

When you have a place for everything, it's easier to see when everything is in its place.  And you'll be less likely to reach to destination and find that you've forgotten something very important - like your pants for the week.   Rise Gear bags incorporate a patent-pending collapsible shelving system that makes packing a [...]

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travel-laundry-stuff-sack

The Travel Laundry Stuff Sack from Tom Bihn makes it easy to pack and easy to separate your clean from dirty clothes when you travel.  The Sack is available in two sizes: 11.8" x 5.5" x 5.5" to fit the Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30 bag and 13.8" x 6.7" x 6.7" to fit the Tom Bihn Aeronaut [...]

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suit-pack-garment-bag

No matter how carefully you fold it, your suit is likely to arrived rumpled and wrinkled when you pack it in a suitcase or a traditional garment bag.  Garment bags are usually large and unwieldy, too, and often earn you angry glares from fellow travelers when you try to carry them on the plane.  With [...]

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biaggi-sharktank

There are only a couple of gadget specific TV shows that I know of and Shark Tank is my favorite. I always love it when I'm watching the show and someone comes on to pitch a product that we've written about or even reviewed in the past. It's fun to see people who I've interacted [...]

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bluesmart-suitcase

The Bluesmart carryon is actively seeking funding on indiegogo, although it's already raised more than 650% of its funding goal with 33 days left in the funding period.  This piece of luggage connects to your smartphone via an app and tells you all about itself and your travel - and it charges your devices, too. [...]

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heated-luggage

ThermalStrike Heated Luggage promises to be the only luggage that kills bedbugs, so you don't bring any unwanted little hangers-on home from trips.  I hear stories every week about how bad bedbug infestations are to eliminate and how this place or that place is infested.  You don't always know what hotels to avoid to prevent [...]

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I often think that I should have been born in an earlier time. Back when the world was a simpler place, a person's word/handshake was their bond, people made things with their hands, doors were left unlocked etc. The Colonel Littleton gear I have had the fortune to review is truly the embodiment of those [...]

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HOBOROLL

Being in the travel business, I seem to find myself on the road more and more. Packing for long trips is fairly easy: I pull out the large suitcase, pack it up, and go. Packing for a short day trips or even short tours on my longer travels can be a real hassle. I tend [...]

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calypsotag-2

The CalypsoTag luggage tag pairs your smart phone with Bluetooth 4.0 (iPhone 4s and newer, both generations of the iPad mini, iPad 3rd gen and newer, and iPod Touch 5th generation, Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4) running the app with the CalypsoTag attached to your luggage.  It uses technology built by Chipolo that alerts the [...]

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wf-duffle-2

I always get excited when an email comes into my inbox that has a title that starts with "WaterField Designs announces..." because I know I'm going to see a great looking new leather bag that I'll want to try out. That was the case this morning when I learned about WaterField's latest US made Outback Duffel [...]

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microluggage

Thought you'd seen everything right? Bet you've never seen someone riding their rolling suitcase through the airport before. Micro Luggage combines a hard shell carry-on bag with a three wheel scooter. Flip down the kickboard when you need to quickly get from point A to point B. This bag fits in standard-size overhead luggage compartments [...]

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saddlebackleather_drybag-1b

Several years ago, I reviewed Saddleback Leather Company's Waterbag, an excellent piece of hardy luggage I use to this day. While I do not use it everyday, my wife and I often use it when going on weekend or overnight trips together. It is perfectly sized for a couple of days worth of clothes for [...]

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biaggi-13

The worst thing about traveling is packing your bags before you leave and the worst thing about getting back from a trip is unpacking and storing your luggage. We've been using the same set of crappy luggage that we bought from JC Penneys 20 years ago. Since we only travel a couple times a year, [...]

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ecbc-tech-luggage

Luggage is a necessary part of travel, but you might as well have it doing something beneficial for you while you lug it around.  These new bags in EBCB's  High Tech Rolling Luggage Collection all feature ECBC's "FastPass system, a 'TSA compliant' front zippered flap that keeps all your electronic gear secured in a high-density [...]

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Crash Baggage-1

In a world of careless baggage handlers, damage to your luggage is not uncommon. Crash Baggage has introduced a line of luggage that takes the worry out of dings and dents by pre-molding them into the their luggage line. Crash Baggage markets this unique feature as a way to easily identify your luggage as well [...]

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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 [...]

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