Bob Patterson

I'm a digital marketer and an illustrator with a passion for user experience. I constantly dabble in gadgets and technology, with a particular interest in bags & EDC products, cooking, and creative tools. I'm also an old school punk rock guy and a rabid fan of sci-fi and fantasy genres... I have the Yoda tattoo to prove it.

Sena Wallet Skin Leather Case for iPhone XS Max review

REVIEW – So you’re trying to ditch your wallet, but you need a bit more room for cash and cards than one of those single-slot phone cases. The Sena Wallet Skin Leather Case may be the answer you’re looking for. It features a design that still maintains that minimalist profile, and it looks great too. …

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Own a little piece of Saddleback Leather history with the 20th Anniversary Briefcase!

NEWS – Back in 1999, Dave Munson created Saddleback Leather in his quest to design the perfect leather bag. Here we are at the 20th anniversary of that event, and Saddleback Leather is releasing a limited-edition briefcase based on the original design! I love the stripped-down look of this design, which reads more like a …

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Timbuk2’s 30th anniversary messenger bag shows us the future

NEWS – Strap in, time travelers! Timbuk2 is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a brand new messenger bag that shows us what the future holds for style and design. Behold the CMB2049! This bag is a sleek urban commuter that combines elements of the traditional Timbuk2 messenger designs with some new twists. There’s a ceramic …

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Artisan Revere Super Steel Chef’s Knife review

REVIEW – Sometimes I get to review products that just feel like magic right out of the box. The Artisan Revere Super Steel Chef’s Knife which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter is one of those cases. These guys set out to make the perfect chef’s knife, and I think that they may have accomplished …

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Check out the Thirteener, Saddleback Leather’s thinnest briefcase yet!

NEWS – Spring is bringing all sorts of new designs from Saddleback Leather! Meet the Thirteener, which looks like their leanest & meanest briefcase design yet! This design takes some of the best elements of previous Saddleback briefcase designs, presented in a tightly streamlined package. Measuring in at 14.25″ by 10″ by 2.5″ and 4 …

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Edge of Belgravia Stingray frying pan review

REVIEW – The award-winning designers at Edge of Belgravia are at it again. But this time we’re not looking at knives… we’re looking at cookware! The Stingray nonstick pan is kicking off a new kickstarter campaign this week. I got a pre-launch sample to see if it’s more than just sharp looks. How did it …

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The new Timbuk2 Especial series is made for weathering the storm

NEWS – Rain can be a drag if the wet gets into your gear, but Timbuk2 has you covered. The Especial Messenger was introduced a few years ago for the hardcore bike commuter, and 2019 brings us some new designs to protect your stuff from gnarly weather forecasts. We’ve got three new bags in the …

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Bellroy launches a new luxury leather line, and boy does it look good.

NEWS – When Bellroy goes in on a new product line, they don’t mess around. They started with small carry products that earned a reputation for excellence. When they stepped into bag design, I was blown away innovative designs and build quality. And now Bellroy is exploring leather with the same attention to design and …

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