Backpack

Everki Atlas checkpoint friendly laptop adaptable business backpack review

There are a lot of laptop bags and packs out there, but not all of them can effectively organize and carry lots of gear in a streamlined, compact package.  As a long-time messenger bag user, I’ve not had much interest in backpacks until my business travel picked back up this past year, and lugging a …

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Blue Flame “The Pack” review

As our devices have shrunk in recent years, so, too, have carrying cases. Sling bags, messenger bags, and even the trusty backpack are slimmer, more focused on those slimmer devices, and more attuned to organization and ease of access, rather than capacity. Blue Flame, a fairly new entrant into the market place, has developed an …

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Case Logic SLR Camera Backpack review

The Case Logic SLR Camera Backpack from Case Logic aims to provide a roomy and safe place for your SLR (digital or otherwise) camera, and (based on the insides) enough lenses to shoot a wedding, football game, and several other events. You’ll likely be able to squeeze in a digital video recorder and a few point-and-shoots …

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“Simple, functional, beautiful” packs and gear by Topo Designs

While doing a search for a sternum strap to attach to a backpack, I happened upon a company selling some adventurous-looking gear.  As a group of folks who have a love of life in the Great Outdoors (their logo even represents an unfolding topographical map), Topo Designs strives to create products that are simple, functiona,l …

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Upcycled from cycle tubes: Alchemy Goods

It’s good to be environmentally conscious.  We have been granted stewardship of this planet, and it’s the only one we’ve got.  One way to preserve our resources is by taking the “one person’s trash is another’s treasure” approach, like Alchemy Goods does.  Taking their cue from the alchemists of old who sought to turn lead …

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Veto Pro Pac announces the Tech Pac backpack tool bag

You’ll be able to carry your toolbox on your back with the new Tech Pac backpack from Veto Pro Pac. This is a very rugged bag that has been designed to last with a weatherproof body, base and pockets. Speaking of pockets, the Tech Pac has them… a lot of them. It features 47 interior …

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Tom Bihn Synapse 25 Backpack review

We’re all in search of the perfect gear bag, right?  Well, maybe not all of us, but a lot of us.  Keen to this quest, Tom Bihn has been designing and manufacturing (in the USA) several growing lines of products for gear-hauling, travel, organization, and other similar needs since 1972.  Tom Bihn recently up-sized its …

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Show your red, white, and blue with the Fusion USA backpack

Looking for that unique way to show your USA pride? Want that item to be functional as well as fashionable? Do you like to be a trend setter? If you answered yes to all of these, and have €199 (approximately $259.44), the Fluoa Fusion USA backpack is just what you are looking for. This aerodynamic leather …

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The Daypack from Heimplanet is a convertible carrier

Need a versatile bag to carry your odds and ends to work or even on an outdoor adventure? The Daypack from Heimplanet might provide the solution you are looking for. The Daypack can be converted from a backpack to messenger-style bag by stowing the backpack strap inside a zippered compartment on the back of the …

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The Boreas Gear Erawan Travel Duffle mini-review

Occasionally, members of the Gadgeteer Team receive products out of the blue, sent by eager PR people proud of their product(s), hopeful that we will take a look at them and comment on and/or review them on the website. Many times it is the umpteenth smartphone case or something just as lack-luster, but occasionally it is from …

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The Solid Gray Backpack – A backpack even a Storm Trooper would wear

I may be the only one, but I love gadgets and gear that look like they could have been used in my favorite “Sci Fi” movies.  The Solid Gray Backpack is one of those products, and I’m  thinking of Star Wars. Made from polypropene block copolymer, the backpack measures 19.7 X 12.6 X 7.9 inches …

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Everki Versa Premium Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Backpack review

Because I am a doddering, forgetful fool, I finally realized that to avoid forgetting any item or its accessory, I need to carry everything with me. And I mean everything. iPhones, iPods, iPad, earphones and headphones (I AM a reviewer, after all) and all the junk that has to go with this stuff. It can …

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SLAPPA Velocity SPYDER PRO laptop backpack, Green Manalishi padded 15.4″ sleeve, and Damask black padded 10″ sleeve review

This review covers three bags from SLAPPA – the Velocity SPYDER PRO 15.4″ laptop backpack, the Manalishi 15.4″ laptop sleeve, and the Damask 10″ sleeve. They are a representative sample of the wide range of styles and sizes SLAPPA offers. The 15.4″ sleeve isn’t too distinctive, but the other two show SLAPPA’s focus on unique styling …

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Saddleback Leather Company is going soft with their new Simple Backpack

We’ve reviewed quite a few Saddleback Leather Company bags over the years. Known for their durability and last forever construction, Saddleback bags have never been considered soft and comfy. At least till now. Their new Simple Backpack features lighter weight softer leather and is currently available in a 14″ size with a 17″ size available …

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