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You won’t need to ride the rails with the HOBOROLL

on Friday, July 18th, 2014

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 tendRead More…

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The CalypsoTag luggage tag tells you when it’s ready to be picked up

on Sunday, June 1st, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear

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 theRead More…

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WaterField Designs takes the wraps off their new Outback Duffel bags

on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

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 DuffelRead More…

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Skip the people mover and ride your luggage to your next gate

on Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

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 compartmentsRead More…

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Saddleback Leather Co. Dry Bag review

on Friday, November 29th, 2013

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 forRead More…

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Biaggi Contempo 28″ Expandable 4 Wheel Spinner Upright folding luggage review

on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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,Read More…

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ECBC luggage charges your tech gear as you travel

on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

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-densityRead More…

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Worried about dents in your new luggage? Don’t with Crash Baggage

on Saturday, March 16th, 2013

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 wellRead More…

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Henty Wingman – Roll your clothes

on Saturday, December 1st, 2012

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 Wingman is  aRead More…

The Hop! Self-Rolling Suitcase – These Are Not the Droids You’re Looking For

on Friday, October 12th, 2012

Sick of lugging your bags around airports or bus stations? The Hop! from Cargo Collective is a suitcase that takes away some of the load. As the name might suggest, the suitcase is named for hotel bellhops.  Using three receivers,  the Hop! triangulates its position relative to your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, and using an air-based caterpillar tractionRead More…

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Protect Your Luggage With Safe Skies’ TSA-Approved Locks

on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

When you fly, you want to lock up your luggage to prevent theft and loss, but you’ll run the risk of having your lock cut off if you don’t use a TSA-approved lock.  Safe Skies already offers the industry’s largest selection of TSA-approved locks, and they are expanding their line with 50 new designs.  InsteadRead More…

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STM Jet Roller is Luggage and Laptop Bag in One

on Friday, November 4th, 2011
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

The Jet Roller bag from STM Bags has a large compartment for packing your clothes for a 1-3 day trip, just as you’d expect from luggage.  The unexpected is that the Jet Roller can also act as your laptop bag.  The front of the bag has room for your computer (up to 17″) in theRead More…

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ZÜCA Pro Carry-on Luggage

on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

The Zuca company began when a mom wanted a good rolling backpack for her daughter with back problems.  They expanded their line to include the Zuca Pro, a cool-looking carry-on bag for travel.  Outside the bag is a heavy-duty anodized aluminum alloy frame that can be used as a seat when you’re stuck in long securityRead More…

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Saddleback Leather Duffel / Overnight Leather Bag Review

on Monday, July 26th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

We’ve reviewed quite a few Saddleback Leather Company bags, pouches and cases over the years. I’m a big fan of their rustic good looks and their rugged last-a-lifetime construction. Today I want to show you their Duffel Overnight bag. This is the biggest bag they’ve sent me so far and wow, you can sure packRead More…