Bags

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

New bags from Tom Bihn! The new Paramour backpack, the return of the Smart Alec, and more!

NEWS – If you’re hunting for a new backpack, we’ve got some new drops coming from Tom Bihn in April! First up is the Paramour, which is a fusion of the recently released Paragon and Paradigm backpack designs.The main compartment includes an integrated padded laptop sleeve for bigger devices (up to 17″), and a “3D …

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The new Woodward Briefcase from WP Standard is an understated beauty!

NEWS – There’s nothing better than a good leather bag, right? WP Standard has a history of making great leather bags, and the new Woodward Briefcase marks the return of a business-ready brief to its product lineup. The Woodward Briefcase shows off all the things we love about WP Standard designs. The aesthetic is uncomplicated …

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The new Grandfather Backpack Case from Saddleback Leather is something I’ve never seen before…

NEWS – Saddleback Leather is always doing interesting things with new leather designs including takes on classic leather forms like Gladstone-style bags. Their recent releases have played with variations on hard-sided cases… which brings us to the brand new Grandfather Backpack Case released this week. The Grandfather Backpack Case is a hard-sided briefcase — box …

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Peak Design Packable Tote review – A little on the small side, but still very usable.

REVIEW – What is the least expensive bag from the premium bag designer Peak Design? It is not the sub $25 Shoe Pouch. It is the Peak Design Packable Tote. What is it? Quite simply the Peak Design Packable Tote is a smallish, 12L bag that can be packed into a very convenient little pack. …

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Backpacks and bags too bulky? Then use this strap to carry your MacBook

NEWS – Even its name is minimal. The Laptop Strap from Free Agent Outfitters is a clever way to carry your MacBook, some Chromebooks, and Surface laptops without a bulky bag or backpack. The Laptop Strap combines a stick-on flap that uses heavy-duty adhesives with an adjustable and removable cross-body strap to make your MacBook …

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EVERGOODS CAP1L is a sleek, slim, EDC gear organizer

NEWS – EDC gear organizers items are super handy. They keep our small items from flying around in our EDC bags and help us find them quickly.  Sometimes you want an EDC gear organizer that is sleek, slim, and fit just about anywhere, like the new EVERGOODS CAP1L. LIke the CAP2L, The Civic Access Pouch …

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A Trifecta of new products from Tom Bihn: The Old School Carryall, the Organic Cotton Truck, and the Tray Bien! (review)

REVIEW – Remember when Ebeneezer Scrooge was visited by the Three Ghosts in A Christmas Carol? Well, I’ve got the Tom Bihn version of that story from their new winter releases! We’ve got something from the past (the Old School Carryall), something from the present (the Truck Tote, now in new organic materials), and the …

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Tom Bihn announces a massive restock of highly popular and requested gear – get ’em before they’re gone!

NEWS – If you’ve been eyeing up some new gear from Tom Bihn, today may be your lucky day! They just announced a massive restock this morning of bags & accessories. The folks at Tom Bihn always listen to their customers & try to accommodate both popular items and fan requests in their restocks. Some …

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Timbuk2 is serious about their eco-friendly, 100% recycled bags

NEWS – You gotta love Timbuk2. They have been committed to an ecologically-friendly mission since their start in 1989, and have been experimenting with incorporating recycled materials into their bags for quite some time now. Their latest editions now include bags made of 100% recycled materials across the whole product line. There’s a whole lot …

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Trayvax’s new Roam Clutch puts your EDC gear on your shoulder instead of in your pocket

NEWS – I’ve been a fan of Trayvax wallets ever since I reviewed the Trayvax Summit minimalist wallet back in 2016. Their newest product is also a wallet, but it’s a wallet that you can wear like a shoulder bag. It’s the Roam Clutch and it’s being marketed towards women which seems like a mistake …

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Hex Ranger Blackout Camo camera mini-sling review – quite good and quite small

REVIEW – I’ve been on the hunt for a good travel bag for my DJI Mini 2 drone for a while now, as the bundled bag I received with the drone offers almost no protection to the drone itself. When the opportunity arose to review the Hex Ranger Blackout Camo camera mini-sling, I was very …

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Roaring Fire Blazer Fanny Pack review – it can carry everything but the kitchen sink!

REVIEW – Fanny packs used to be all the rage back in the 80s and early 90s.  I will even admit to having one or two myself.  Lately, I have been seeing the fanny pack make somewhat of a comeback.  I personally was still reluctant to even consider one until I saw this Roaring Fire …

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It’s love at first sight with the Step 22 Tenkile Tech Pouch

NEWS – Like many people, I haven’t traveled much in the last 2 years, but that doesn’t stop me from looking at travel and gear bags because obsessed 😉 I stumbled upon the Step 22 Tenkile Tech Pouch and wow do I like the design. It seems like so many gear pouches are designed to …

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Lander Traveler 35L Backpack review – Perfect for one bag travel adventures

REVIEW – I’ll be honest up front here.  I’d been eyeing Lander’s packs since I missed being a backer on their successfully funded Kickstarter campaign back in 2018.  Their packs just had a great look and appeared to be loaded with solid functionality.  I couldn’t accept Julie’s offer to review a Lander pack fast enough.  …

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