Shoulder bag

VitesseDuffle_1

Every adventure has its mundane aspects. Packing and getting there qualifies as mundane, if not downright unpleasant. It becomes even more of a challenge when strict weight and size limits are imposed as on my recent trip to the Rio Parismina Lodge in the jungles of Costa Rica, for a week of tarpon fishing.   The WaterField Designs [...]

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waterfield-cargo

San Francisco based WaterField Designs is celebrating 18 years of business with an update to their best-selling Cargo bag. This bag is a combination of a messenger bag and a briefcase and features the following updates: Padded laptop compartment Padded iPad/tablet compartment Waterproof zippers Rolling suitcase slot Easy-access phone pocket ​Seamless leather flap New ideal [...]

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CaseLogic-LoDo-Satchel-Review-01

I simply love nice bags almost as much as I love technology.  I need a good bag for work, but also for the weekends, since I love to load up my Macbook Pro, a camera and various notebooks depending on what I'm working on.  I had the opportunity to review the Case Logic LoDo satchel, so [...]

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bag03

I've given up on any hope for a paperless future, so I might as well carry all the documents I need for my day job in style along with the electronic devices I need.  For that, the Staad Attaché from Waterfield Designs suits my requirements.  It's built to accommodate the iPad Pro, but until I win [...]

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colonel-littleton-bentley-tote- 1

We all have things that we need to carry around to accomplish our daily tasks, and if you are a gadget lover you end up with a lot of collected devices to carry around too. One of my fellow Gadgeteers, Dave Rees, has reviewed several of the Colonel Littleton leather bags for men and now [...]

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Bolstr-8

I am a bagoholic.  I have two closets filled with bags from waist packs, day bags, shoulder bags to camera backpacks.  Some of them date back a ways...I still have and use both a Roadwired Pod and Podzilla!  I am always on the lookout for that next bag that will hold what I need when [...]

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Incase-ReformSling1

After several weeks of using the new Incase Reform Sling bag, I am conflicted by its unique design, its great organizational features, and its limitations because of the above.  The Reform sling bag was specifically designed to hold the new 12” MacBook.  While I do not have one of these MacBooks (I have a 13.3” [...]

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kp-sling-9

Keep Pursuing's new KP Sling Bag is a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that launched today for what they are calling an Everyday Adventure bag. I call it a cross between a wallet and a messenger bag because it's designed to be part of your EDC - Every Day Carry. Note: Images can be clicked to view [...]

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Henty Tube Backpack Review

Hentytube

Those that have read my previous bag posts will realize that my main love of bags centres around messenger style bags.  That was until I started bike riding.  While a messenger is fine for short-haul commutes, for me they're not stable or ergonomic enough for much longer rides.  As my fitness increases I find myself [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
oberon-designs-lilah-bag-2

Although I carry gear, I don't carry a typical gear bag.  I don't go to an office, so I don't need a bag big enough to hold a laptop and other job necessities.  I just need a bag big enough to carry what I'll need while I'm out.  I have some bags big enough to [...]

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collittleton_37satchel-1b

The Colonel Littleton No. 37 Satchel in American buffalo is a beautiful bag bringing Old World quality, artistry, and charm to modern times. As the title states, this eye-catching bag is made from buffalo leather instead of the more classic cowhide. The combination of both design and rugged, marbled leather makes the No.37 Satchel unique to [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
large-leather-charging-tote

Most of the charging bags we've featured on The Gadgeteer have been small clutches, just big enough to hold your phone and maybe a credit card or two and not much else.  They might work as a "go to lunch" bag, but you'll probably need to put the charging case in a bigger bag that [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
col-littleton-no43-1

The Colonel Littleton No. 43 Mailbag Briefcase is a gorgeous shoulder bag reminiscent of the mail pouches carried by pony express riders from days before email and the internet. This bag is made in Tennessee of vintage brown polished leather with a very soft dry-milled leather flap that has brass shield on embossed with the bag's serial [...]

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bomberbarrel.jpg

The duffel bag has been done and re-done since it became a staple of military luggage---and later gym bags---forever ago. Crowdfunded Bomber Barrel was designed to improve on the classic. While it retains the recognizable cylindrical shape of the duffel bag, it also includes a combination of several useful and durable features: lightweight (390 grams) and [...]

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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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bolster-bag-for-men-2

Men seem to like to carry lots of stuff in their pockets, and sometimes they have too much stuff and need a bag.  But many men have aversions to bags that are much smaller than a laptop bag or to bags that don't look like they can be carried into war.  Sometimes neither of those [...]

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waterfield-franklin-tote

In honor of our country's 238th birthday, WaterField Designs has just announced their new Franklin Tote, a leather shoulder bag made here in the good old USA. The tote is made of full-grain leather that has been naturally-tanned in one of the few remaining US tanneries. The bag is 14.5" x 13" x 4.75" and [...]

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runnur-1

I'm getting ready to go on a vacation / road trip and you know what that means when you're a gadgeteer... It means it's time to figure out what gear to bring on the trip. Which computer to bring, tablet, notebooks, cameras, and of course, which bag to carry it all in. I already have [...]

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travelon-packable-bags

Because there are limits to the number of carry-on bags when you travel by plane, do you ever find yourself taking a bag big enough to hold what you need to carry on that's way too bag for daily use once you get to where you're going?  Or maybe you pick up too much documentation [...]

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padandquill_fieldbag-intro2

Pad & Quill have been creating handmade tech-accessories with old-world craftsmanship for many years now. Kari and Brian (Mr. and Mrs. PQ) pride themselves on not creating "cheap, mass produced crap" but incredibly well constructed items they would be proud to give their "discriminating" friends and family...and thankfully the rest of us as well. Recently, they [...]

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MixBag-1

Bags for this and bags for that. I have specialized bags and cases for almost all of my daily use items. The problem with all these bags and cases is that they lack versatility. While some have the ability to carry other item besides the items it was designed for, there is usually no easy [...]

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skooba-new

Skooba Design is giving their fans an exclusive sneak peek at one of their new collections that is being developed for a possible spring launch. These new bags are made entirely in the USA and appear to feature a more military style than some of their current offerings. Help them out by leaving your comments [...]

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waterfield-outback-solo

WaterField is one of my favorite companies. I carry their Finn wallet everyday and use their zippered pouches and bags all the time. They make the stuff I'd make for myself if I was a maker. I love the look of their new Outback Solo. It's sized perfectly for the just announced Apple iPad Air. [...]

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Posted in: Bags, iOS, News
waterfield-indy-7

If you've been looking for a small shoulder bag which is roomy enough to carry your iPad or Android tablet along with a few other essentials, the WaterField Design Indy bag should tick all the necessary check boxes on most people's shopping lists. ✔ Looks great ✔ Well made ✔ Not bulky ✔ Comfortable ✔ Room for accessories WaterField offers the Indy [...]

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tom_bihn_ristretto_ipad_2012-01

Back in 2010, I reviewed my first Tom Bihn Ristretto for iPad bag.  It was fantastic.  I liked it because you could carry your tablet computing device and a handful of other things, without a bulky bag.  I expected the Ristretto for iPad to last a long time.  I certainly didn't expect what happened next.  We'll [...]

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