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All the gear I can fit in this bag!

As you all know, I have been searching for the ultimate gear bag for years.  I posted a glowing review of the Duluth Traders Fire Hose Field Bag just a few weeks ago, and that was the best bag I had seen.  I bought an Asus eeePC 900HA (one of the last available 9” netbooks) [...]

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My reviews of Saddleback Leather Company bags have proved to be very popular on The Gadgeteer.com. Many of our readers who have gone on to purchase their products have written back to let us know that they have been more than happy with them. Today I wanted to do a quick review of one of [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, Gear, Reviews
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Do you have problems with your laptop and gear bags holding up to all of the every day wear and tear that you subject them to? The Saddleback Leather Company makes gear bags that are super rugged and are built to last a lifetime. To back that up, they offer a 100 year warranty on [...]

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Posted in: Gear
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It's no secret that I'm not a girly girl. Give me some old jeans, a tshirt and a pair of sneakers and I'm perfectly comfy. Same goes for my gear bags. I don't want a froo-froo bag with flowers or Hello Kitty on it. I like like simple unassuming bags that don't look too shiny [...]

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I remember as a kid traveling with my parents (aka, back in the day) when there was no security at the airport or during college being able to say goodbye to my girlfriend at the gate. But sadly those days are forever gone.... Today, we have painfully long lines to get through security where you [...]

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Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Travel Gear

For the past seven years, I've been using the same messenger bag as a laptop bag. I got it for free at a conference, and by the end of those seven years, it looked like they should have paid me to take it. So, when the opportunity arose to review the re-designed version of the Tom Bihn Empire Builder bag, I jumped at the chance.

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My Dell laptop backpack has seen better days. There are several places where the material has frayed and it seems like it gets worse with each passing day. That is why I jumped at the opportunity to review a new bag.

Mobile Edge has put together a line of Alienware branded bags. This review covers the Mobile Edge Alienware Odyssey Messenger Bag. Although my current bag is a backpack, I actually prefer the messenger style of bag in terms of look, accessibility and comfort.

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Anyone else out there ever had a secret fantasy about wanting to be like Indiana Jones?
Come on, I can't be the only one. I remember the original movie and falling in love with the
character. Traveling to exotic locations, searching for treasures, yeah, that's me in a nutshell!
Ok, not quite... But I do live in Indiana and... ok, the similarity ends there. Or it did till now.
Now I am one step closer to fulfilling that fantasy because I have an Explorer's Satchel from
Saddleback Leather Company.

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Posted in: Bags, Gear, Reviews

Mobile Edge carries a nice selection of gear and laptop bags for both men and women. They recently sent me their Mini Messenger, which I've been using for a few days now to see how well it performs as an everyday bag for this gadgeteer. Let's see how it stood up...

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Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear

Last October I received a pile of cases and accessories from Tom Bihn. Over the years I’d reviewed several Tom Bihn products, all bought with my own hard earned cash - no review samples. Tom Bihn’s products are very good value I think, but a little expensive. When reviewing a case that represents days of toil in your day job, even the most tolerant of reviewers is likely to be a little more harsh. Tom Bihn’s stuff has always come out shining - not perfect, but always well worth the money.

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Posted in: Gear, Travel Gear

Back in 2002 I wrote my first ever gear review for The Gadgeteer. I reviewed the Tom Bihn Empire Builder after buying it as protection for my Titanium G4 Powerbook. I was really happy with the case, and still am.

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Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear

Messenger bags are my favorite style of gear bag to carry. I like them best because they usually have one large compartment that I can dump all kinds of gear into. I also like that they are typically designed to sit flat on the floor or desk, instead of flopping over. if you're looking for a messenger bag that has ample storage, but with a small price tag, you might want to check into the Drift messenger bag from Ice Red Designs. I had reviewed their UNI cargo tote bag a few months ago, and found it to be a good value for the money. Let's see if their messenger bag is a good buy too.

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Looking for an inexpensive bag for your laptop that is geared towards women and doesn't really look like a laptop bag? How about the Ice Red UNI Cargo Laptop Tote bag.

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I am regularly out in the middle of nowhere for work or camping with the family. Being the tech-toy junkie that I am, I bring a wide range of devices with me wherever I go. The Maxpedition COLOSSUS Versipack is an ideal bag for consolidating and protecting them in the wild. The COLOSSUS is the largest bag in the Versipack series.

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I love leather gear bags. Not the froo-froo kind though. I'm talking about the more rugged style of leather bags. The kind that Indiana Jones might appreciate if he was a real person. The kind of bag that might be able to tell stories if it could talk. The kind of bag that isn't made on an assembly line, but in a more personal setting. Bags from the Saddleback Leather Company of Texas fit this criteria and according to owner Dave Munson, these are the kind of bags that your grandkids will fight over when you're dead. Sounds good enough to me, let's take a closer look...

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Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews

I have been in the market for a new briefcase after my venerable piece of junk brief bit the dust a few months ago. Enter the Maxpedition Tactical Attache! It is designed to conceal a gun in a large pocket, but as I do not own a gun (outside a long unused Tippman paintball gun), I cannot comment on this feature.

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It is one of the biggest ironies of the current digital age. While our information may effortlessly reside in a persistent data cloud accessible from anywhere, all the mobile stuff we need to access that cloud needs an earthly place to stay while we are out and about.

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For the past 8 months, my everyday gear bag of choice has been a custom Bagaboo messenger bag. That bag ended a long personal quest for the perfect bag... That is until I saw Waterfield Design's latest creation, the Sling. Actually, I didn't really pay much attention to the Sling when I first saw it show up on Waterfield's site. Then they contacted me to ask if I would like to review it. I said sure, but still was not totally excited about it. Then it arrived and my mind instantly changed.

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Ah... bags. Yes, it's an addiction. Got a million of them in the attic, many gathering dust. I buy them, use them, find something better and then move on. My requirements for a gadget bag are simple: lots of pockets and/or compartments, have rough dimensions of 10-12 inches long, 7-8 inches tall and 4-6 inches deep. The CityWalker and Europa Field bags are both excellent examples of the kind of bag I love. I use the Europa to tote my Fujitsu P1510D laptop to work every day, but for my travels this year I decided on a new bag. A beautiful, black and compartmentalized bag from Victorinox called the Travel Companion Horizontal Tote.

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Canvas, Cordura, Leather, Silk?

No, there is nothing wrong with your RSS feed, you are reading a review on silk gear bag. Yes, it is indeed possible to have a practical bag made of silk.

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