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News, reviews and articles about bags (laptop bags, messenger bags, shoulder bags, backpacks, pouches and more).

Targus Drifter II Laptop Backpack review

REVIEW – Some backpacks have very specific purposes.  The Pakt Travel Backpack is designed to be a suitcase.  This one is designed to carry board games.  This one is for carrying a laptop.  An everyday carry backpack, however, needs to find a sweet spot somewhere in the middle of these extremes.  It needs to be …

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Always have a carry bag handy with Nanobag 4.0

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Everyone knows that reusable shopping bags are better for the environment than those disposable plastic bags that wind up in landfills or floating in the ocean.  In 2018, we featured the Nanobag 2.0 Kickstarter campaign. The Nanobag folks haven’t just been sitting around.  They are now funding their Nanobag 4.0 series of …

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Booē Waterproof DayPack backpack review

REVIEW – Summertime is here, and with it, trips to traditionally wet and sandy places. But, as Gadgeteers, can we really enjoy the beach, lakeside, or pool without our gadgets? What about the severe reaction to water and sand that electronics are susceptible to? Won’t someone think of the gadgets!?!?! Booē (pronounced like the water …

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Your Mac Pro will say yippee ki yay with the Gear Saddle

NEWS – Your Mac Pro will transform from a workstation to a workhorse with the Gear Saddle from WaterField Designs which is designed to keep all your extra computer gear neatly store right on your Mac Pro. Made of full-grain premium leather, this unique gear organizer fits over the top of the computer to provide …

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Kapacks Trooper Packs will help you look the part while chasing down those Rebel scum

NEWS – Despite their inability to hit a target with their blasters, stormtroopers are very popular characters to Star Wars fans and recognizable the world over.  Now you can join the ranks of the Imperial Stormtroopers (at least partially) when you strap on the Kapacks Trooper Pack. As seen in the photos above, the Kapacks …

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Alchemy Goods doesn’t just upcycle inner tubes anymore

NEWS – Back in 2013, we posted a News Article highlighting Alchemy Goods, a company that was upcycling reclaimed bicycle inner tubes into bags, belts, and wallets.  Alchemy Goods is not only still selling upcycled products, but they have also expanded to some new reclaimed and surplus materials, including selvage denim, vinyl upholstery, and waxed …

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Ladder 34 Rescued Goods are cleverly upcycled, ruggedly durable, and help support firefighters

NEWS – Ever heard the term “upcycled?”  Wikipedia defines it as “creative reuse…transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value.”  And that’s exactly what Ladder 34 does.  They take used materials from fire stations around the country and transform it into cool-looking, useful, and …

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WaterField is preparing us for “the other side” with their new Air Caddy

NEWS – Hey! Do you folks remember when we rode in airplanes regularly? And we actually left the house to “go to work?” Yeah, me neither. But the fine folks at WaterField Bags in San Francisco are providing inspiration toward the end of sheltering in place and resuming air travel and once again enjoying this …

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Bag makers are switching things up to help with the Coronavirus crisis

NEWS – I don’t need to tell you that things are tough right now. Some of our favorite bag makers have been not only adapting to the difficult times, but they’re also doing what they can to help out the community at-large during this crisis. Defy Bags is a small Chicago-based shop that specializes in …

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Bored with backpacks? WaterField Designs has an alternative

NEWS – If you’re tired of carrying a backpack, WaterField Designs has introduced a new Hitch Crossbody Laptop brief that has been designed to carry all your gear and look great while doing it. The Hitch Crossbody Laptop brief is made here in the USA in San Francisco and is available in either waxed canvas …

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Tactical Geek EDC Wallets and Pouches will keep your gear organized and protected in tacticool style

NEWS – The situation: I carry a bunch of EDC gear, and I’m pretty partial to the “tacticool” style that’s been around for some time.  Tactical Geek’s EDC Wallets and Pouches check both boxes for me.  They are well designed and packed with many EDC organizer-style features and are available in multiple sizes and colorways, …

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