Backpack

The new Saddleback Leather backpack design has a big mouth (or two) to carry all of the things!

NEWS – So this is an exciting bit of news if you’re a fan of leather products, especially Saddleback Leather products. They’ve been teasing this one recently, and now the Big Mouth Leather Backpack is available for purchase! Why is it a big deal? It’s all about that classic Gladstone-style closure system. As opposed to …

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EVERGOODS CHZ22 is a low profile backpack for office, trail, or travel

NEWS – I am a big fan of backpacks.  I use one every day to haul my gear to work, another when I travel, and yet another for fitness activities.  One of the backpack companies I’ve been keeping my eye for a few years now is EVERGOODS.  While many pack companies strive for a “crossover” …

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The Bellroy Apex backpack is some next level design thinking

NEWS – Our friends at Bellroy are constantly pushing the envelope in bag design. Their latest creation, the Apex Backpack, looks absolutely brilliant. It’s got that’s tightly composed, upscale profile we see in all of Bellroy’s bags. And then you open it up to this: How cool is that? This design is all about accessibility, …

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Timbuk2 Lane Commuter Backpack review

REVIEW – No wet laptops! That’s what Timbuk2 is promising this season, and I’ve got several bags from their new lineup to check out. Today we’re looking at the Lane Commuter Backpack, a smaller daypack built for style and protection from the elements. To the review! What is it? It’s a slim daypack built for …

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The Topo Designs Rover Pack, All Grown Up

NEWS – Topo Designs has around since 2008, making supremely functional bags & accessories with a distinctive outdoorsey vibe. The Commuter Briefcase (which I reviewed here) is still in my regular work rotation, as is their iconic Rover Pack… which is now the subject of a full lineup based on the original design. The original …

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Henty Everyday Travel Bag review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW: Many Gadgeteers are bagaholics here.  Traditionally while on the move I love my messenger bags. They’re easy to use and give easy access to everything quickly and efficiently.  The situation changes however when you have to move things around from place to place.  This is where backpacks are more convenient because they make …

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MOS Blackpack Grande review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Gadgeteers love their backpacks. MOS makes some terrific ones and we’ve reviewed them before – most recently in September 2018. MOS keeps evolving, learning what works and what can be improved, making each new iteration of their products better and better. Let’s take a look and see if your tech and other …

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Nayosmart General Travel Backpack review

REVIEW – A full-featured, well-constructed travel backpack for under $150? Believe it! I’m checking out the Nayosmart General backpack in this review, and it’s pretty amazing. It’s got everything you need for light one-bag travel or living your life out of your bag on the daily commute. To the review! What is it? It’s a …

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Solo New York Gravity Highpass Hybrid Briefcase Backpack review

REVIEW – One shoulder or two? The Solo New York Gravity Highpass is a hybrid briefcase that switches to a backpack on demand. I love the versatility of this style of bag, but some do it better than others. How good is the Highpass at making the switch? To the review! What is it? It’s …

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Huru A Model backpack review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Schlepping – the act of hauling or carrying, typically something awkward or heavy.  We all do it, especially when traveling.  We Gadgeteers always have lots of do-dads and gizmos to schlep, along with the requisite every day carry (EDC) items that life requires.  If we’re traveling, we also need other stuff, like …

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