Backpack

Outdoor Vitals Rhyolite Lightweight 45L backpack review

REVIEW – Camp Palawopec, in the rolling hills of Brown County, Indiana, is my son Mason’s happy place. But he’s had gear issues the last two summers, so this year he’s trying the Outdoor Vitals Rhyolite Lightweight internal frame 45L backpack. Mason’s first year at camp, a sneaky raccoon unzipped his large canvas duffel and …

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Mobile Edge Core Gaming Backpack w/Molded Panel 17″ review

REVIEW – Let me start this review by making it clear that I am not a gamer. However, my EDC gear includes many if not most of the gadgets that a gamer would carry. For that reason, I was very excited to receive the Mobile Edge-Core Gaming Backpack w/Molded Panel for review. So, here we …

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Keysmart Urban 21 Commuter Backpack review

REVIEW – They thought of everything. That was my first impression when I started testing the Keysmart Urban 21 Commuter Backpack. If your daily carry involves a lot of travel and tech, this bag has just about every feature you could ask for wrapped up in a slick looking contemporary package. There’s a whole lot …

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GORUCK Rucker backpack now available in 15L, 20L, 25L

NEWS – GORUCK, builders of bullet-proof gear and better Americans, has recently expanded their Rucker line of rucksacks (AKA backpacks).  Adding to their previous 20L size, after a long hiatus they have re-introduced their larger 25L size and a brand-new, smaller 15L size.  Made from 1000D Cordura and manufactured in the USA to Special Forces …

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Mission Workshop’s Rhake VX levels up

NEWS – The Gadgeteer has reviewed a fair number of Mission Workshop items including the original Rhake backpack which Bob reviewed last April. Well, Mission Workshop just announced the new Rhake VX which uses VX-21 diamond ripstop fabric to increase weatherproofing as well as abrasion and tear resistance while reducing weight. They’ve also spec’ed Fidlock® magnetic …

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Hex Brand Ranger Clamshell DSLR Backpack review

REVIEW – Smartphone cameras may have overtaken point-and-shoot cameras as the most ubiquitous photography equipment today, but the powerful and feature-rich DSLR systems will be around for a long time to come.  With that in mind, many companies are continuing to produce well-designed and durably-built bags and packs to carry a DSLR plus its accessories …

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Showers Pass Transit waterproof backpack review

  REVIEW – The Showers Pass Transit waterproof backpack is a high-capacity backpack that is made with waterproof materials. It features a highly customizable design for a comfortable and secure fit and LED beacon lights for safety in the dark.  Read on to see what I think! What is it? The Showers Pass Transit waterproof …

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Go modular with Black Ember WPRT backpacks

NEWS – Even if I’m not hunting for new backpacks, they have a way of finding me. Black Ember’s newest release is called WPRT and is available in both a minimal and a modular version. I’m a sucker for modularity and really dig the way they’ve approached it here making it compatible with their earlier …

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The Bagsmart Xpedition Backpack works for all occasions – Notable crowdfunding campaign

What is it? The Bagsmart Xpedition Backpack is an ergonomic backpack that utilizes a modular design to adapt to various daily needs with the use of swappable modules. Why is it cool? I like the Bagsmart backpack because it is well made and perfectly balanced to ensure that no matter what you are carrying, there …

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