Backpack

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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GORUCK launches GR2 26L, a smaller option for travel or EDC

NEWS – It began with the GR2, a large 40L ruck (AKA backpack) that GORUCK designed and built for travel (but also great for EDC).  A few years later, the GR2 34L arrived, a slightly smaller, shorter ruck for folks of lesser height and frame who really wanted to use the GR2, but found the …

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Bellroy Classic Plus Backpack review

REVIEW – That’s how I would describe the new Bellroy Classic Plus Backpack. After a month of testing, it just might be my favorite bag design of the year. To the review! What is it? It’s a 22-liter all-around backpack with a separate compartment for a 15” laptop designed for work, school, travel and play. Hardware …

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Where’s my passport? Topo Designs is introducing their new & redesigned travel bag lineup!

NEWS – If one-bag travel is your thing, Topo Designs has some new stuff to show you! Topo Designs has upgraded their travel bag, with new 30-liter and 40-liter designs. Both bags feature separate compartments for your laptop, quick access travel essentials, tech gear, and small stuff, and a main compartment that opens flat with …

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Brooks England Pitfield Backpack review

REVIEW – What’s defines heritage? How about a company that’s been making cycling and equestrian gear since 1886! Today I’m reviewing the Pitfield Backpack from Brooks England, and it’s a beauty. Let’s take a ride! What is it? It’s an all-weather backpack designed for biking that has the capacity for all of your daily essentials… …

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