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Seagull Custom Courier Bags review

on Monday, December 3rd, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

Messenger bags are my favorite style of gear bag. I have enjoyed carrying a Timbuk2 Laptop messenger bag for years. Even though I love it, I often think of ways I would improve it if given the chance. Because of that fact I’m always on the look out for other bags that tick all theRead More…

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SLAPPA 17″ Transit Messenger Bag review

on Monday, November 5th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

My favorite type of gear bag is the messenger style bag. I like the shape, the fact that it can sit upright instead of flopping over like some bags, and that it can hold a lot of stuff. So, what’s better than a messenger bag? A messenger bag that has interchangeable flaps so you don’tRead More…

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Altego Channel Stitched Ruby Series 15″ Laptop Slipcase Review

on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

If you don’t need a laptop bag that’s big enough to live out of, you could just use a simple laptop sleeve.  If you’d like a smaller laptop bag that still has some room for your phone, an external drive, cables, chargers, and just a few other things, you might like the 15″ Laptop SlipcaseRead More…

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Limited Edition Shark Messenger Bag from Timbuk2

on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

It’s August, and Timbuk2 is bringing back their limited-edition Shark Messenger Bag again.  This messenger bag has a waterproof, 100% polyurethane faux leather exterior that looks a bit like shark skin.  The exterior is gray with an iridescent “glow”.  The interior is lined with waterproof TPU that’s been printed with a shark design.  The bagRead More…

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Australian-Made mattt Gear Bags

on Monday, July 16th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Cases, Covers, News

After finding BOGear and Haul, both Australian made bag manufacturers, here’s another one.  mattt bags is based in central Melbourne, Victoria, and they make a range of backpacks, shoulderbags, and sleeves that are all handmade locally. The bags are made from sustainable materials, and there’s quite a range of different prints that you can get customisedRead More…

Acronym Gear – Jackets and Messenger Bags

on Sunday, July 8th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News, Outdoor Gear

Hate having to take your messenger off just to take your jacket off? Acronym is a German-based company who makes a pretty funky range of technical bags, pants and jackets.  The E-J23 shown above allows you to remove your jacket without taking your messenger bag off. Other jackets  are “a hybrid of vintage Japanese kimono and modernRead More…

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Travelon Anti-Theft React Messenger Bag

on Saturday, July 7th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

The Anti-Theft React Messenger Bag from Travelon has a padded section to hold a laptop, an organizer panel with room for a tablet, pens, and phone, and still has room for some papers, clothing, or other personal items inside.  There’s a zippered pocket on the front flap, a grab handle, and a shoulder strap.  TheRead More…

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BOGear DUB Custom Messenger Bag Review

on Friday, July 6th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

Made in Australia, Made in the USA, Made in the UK. It’s getting harder and harder to find products with these labels on them these days with outsourcing offshore so prevalent due to cheaper labour costs in, particularly, South East Asian countries. It’s always nice to find a product that’s still made locally, employs local people,Read More…

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Brisbane Outdoor Gear Bags (BOGear)

on Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

I love finding gear that’s still designed and manufactured in Australian, as so much of it has been outsourced overseas. Brisbane Outdoor Gear (BOGear) from Queensland’s line-up certainly fits that criteria.  They’re made out of local materials where available and using reclaimed materials such as PVC billboards, and they even try to use recycled products for the patterns used inRead More…

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Haul Foreman – Rubbery Bag

on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

Australian Company Haul specialises in making bags, cases and accessories from recycled products like billboard vinyl and number plates.  Their Foreman is made from recycled truck tyres, seat belt webbing and recycled denim.  Capable of taking a 15″ laptop and A4 folders, the bag is 38 x31x12 cm.  The rubber is not affected by water or weatherRead More…

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Bagjack NXL Next Level Messenger Bag

on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

When I think messenger bags, Berlin isn’t the first city in the world that comes to mind but  Bagjack has been locally producing handmade messenger bags and accessories since 1993. Their 20 litre capacity Messenger NXL (Next Level) is a versatile bag that can be used as a messenger, a briefcase or a backpack (withoutRead More…

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Rickshaw Commuter 2.0 Laptop Bag and MacBook Pro Sleeve Review

on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Of late, I’ve had the opportunity to add a few chapters to my continuing saga for the “perfect” gear bag (for me at least), the most recent being an evaluation of the Tom Bihn Cadet.  Being mainly a messenger bag fan(atic), I’d been wondering if there was one out there that could supplant my venerableRead More…

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Timbuk2 2012 Update

on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

I know there’s a few Timbuk2 fanatics out there in Gadgeteer land, so here’s a quick update of some of the more gadget worthy additions to the Timbuk2 range just released. The revised  D-Lux Laptop Messenger Bondage 2012 has been upgraded  with their new crater superior foam protection with twice the ventiliation. They’ve also introducedRead More…

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Rickshaw Bagworks Classic Moleskine Folio Review

on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

The topic of journaling has come up now and again here at The Gadgeteer, and has been popular of late.  I’ve been journaling daily for over a year now, and my media of choice is old school: a classic Moleskine notebook and pen.  I typically just toss my Moleskine into my messenger bag so thatRead More…

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STM Adds Velo Laptop Messenger Bag To Lineup

on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Posted in: Bags, Gear, News

New from STM is their Velo laptop messenger bag.  Packed with lots of organizational features, yet spacious enough to just toss stuff in.  The Velo could be a solid daily commute bag for your laptop, tablet, accessories, jacket, shoes, hat, raincoat, keys, journal, pens, water bottle, lunch, manicure set…  OK, maybe it won’t hold ALLRead More…

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New Rickshaw Mini Commuter Messenger Bag

on Friday, January 28th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

With smaller computer-type gadgets all the rage, Rickshaw Bags has picked up the cart and run with it.  Their new Mini Commuter Messenger is sized for iPads, netbooks, and e-readers as well as your trusty Moleskine journal and all of your other gadgety essentials.  Packed with all of the features of Rickshaw’s full-size Commuter 2.0Read More…

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Timbuk2 Animal Prints Spotted in the Wild

on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

Fancy yourself an adventurer, but surfing with Safari is more your speed?  Timbuk2 has released some new, limited-edition, animal print messenger bags.  The Zebra, Giraffe and Python messenger bags, in printed canvas with designs mimicking their Wild Kingdom namesakes, are each available in Small ($100) and Medium ($110) sizes.  All include standard Timbuk2 messenger bagRead More…

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Timbuk2 FreeStyle Netbook Messenger Review

on Sunday, August 29th, 2010

I’ve looked for years to find just the right daily purse or gear bag.  I want a bag big enough to hold all my normal pocket stuff and the gadgets that I can’t live without, but I don’t want to spend so much money for it that I can’t afford to buy gadgets.  I haveRead More…

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Timbuk2 Custom Laptop Messenger Bag Review

on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

When I find something I like, I tend to stick with it for a long time. Case in point, the Timbuk2 messenger bag. I reviewed their classic messenger back in 2005 and carried it everyday till I reviewed their laptop messenger bag in 2008. You guessed it, I’ve been carrying that one for the pastRead More…

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Booq Reinvents the Messenger Bag

on Thursday, June 24th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

Messenger bags have been around for close to 200 years. Booq’s new Mamba Catch takes the classic style and kicks it up several notches to bring it into the 21st century. The Catch is a unisex laptop messenger bag with pockets galore (over 20 of them!). The one thing it doesn’t have though, is aRead More…

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Padster Messenger-Style Bag for iPad

on Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Padster announced a iPad bag almost as soon as Steve Jobs introduced the iPad.  They are now accepting pre-orders for the Padster Original, with shipping by May 14, 2010.   The Padster is 13.5″ X 11.5″ X 3″ and made of full-grain cowhide, 1680D ballistic nylon, cotton-blend lining, and metal hardware.  There’s a stretchy neoprene pouchRead More…

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Keen Cornell II Laptop Messenger Bag Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Whether being environmentally conscious  is the “thing” to do these days or whether they really mean it,  Keen Inc., appears to really mean it.  Making the right choices in the materials they use in their lifestyle apparel products is the hallmark of the Keen mission statement.  As a recycler in a disposable society, I canRead More…

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Tucker & Bloom “North to South” Messenger Bag Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Sunday, January 24th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

I admit I am not sure I had ever heard of Tucker and Bloom before, but the high-end bag company sent me one of their North to South Messenger Bags to review and I am quite impressed… once I got over the shock of the cowhide.

Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag

on Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
Posted in: Gear

Since reviewing the Timbuk2 Bag In A Box messenger bag, I’ve come to the conclusion that messenger bags are my gear bag style of choice these days. As such, I’ve been trying to find other brands to try out. Today I’m going to take a close look at the Citizen messenger bag from Chrome. LikeRead More…