Bags

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

BrightLine Bags review – Create the ultimate gear bag of your dreams

REVIEW – I used to daydream about creating the perfect gear bag. In those dreams, I wanted a bag that could transform from small to big depending on what I needed to carry with me. Big for travel, slim for day-to-day work commutes. I approached a couple of popular bag makers to see if they …

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Bolstr Small Carry 3.0 and Aux Pocket gear bags review – EDC bags for minimalists

REVIEW – I just returned from my first “away” vacation since May 2019! To say that it was a long time coming is an understatement. Before we left, I had to deal with the age-old question – which bag do I take on the trip? As luck would have it, I had an easy answer …

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Build your perfect gear bag with Brightline modular bags

NEWS – While surfing for cool stuff to share with all of you, I stumbled upon Brightline Bags, and wow. Where have these bags been all my life? I’ve often fantasied (yes, I’m a bag geek, so don’t make fun of me) about making my own gear bag with the perfect layout and number of …

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Chrome Buran III messenger bag review – a big, balanced, versatile messenger!

REVIEW – Look at this chonky boi! I’m testing the Buran III from Chrome Industries, the next evolution in their iconic messenger designed to carry your tech in addition to all the things. It’s a good one. To the review! What is it? It’s a messenger bag designed for carrying your tech… and just about …

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Solo New York Ludlow universal tablet sling bag review

REVIEW – As new devices that are thinner and lighter hit the market, suddenly carrying that messenger bag with a 3” thick laptop compartment doesn’t make a lot of sense. And if you have to take along a charger, it’s no longer half the size and weight of that behemoth you used to carry. In …

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Waterfield introduces new Double Take sleeve for those who pack two screens

NEWS – There are those of us who tote two screens around at least some of the time. Since today’s devices are so slim and light, most folks in this group have probably just been packing the two together in the same slot in their bag. Waterfield, a perennial favorite with Gadgeteers, just released their …

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HEX Ranger Blackout Camo DSLR Sling V2 review

REVIEW – While ubiquitous smartphone cameras have all but driven the “point and shoot” camera market into extinction, they’ve not supplanted the venerable DSLR camera for serious photo hobbyists and professional photographers.  Carrying and protecting a DSLR camera and its accessories can be challenging, but there are still plenty of options on the market to …

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The Quaq crossbody bag charges your phone as you carry it

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – The Quaq Crossbody Bag is a new crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.  This well-made ‘sling bag’ wirelessly charges your phone and carries a lot of your EDC.  The Quaq Crossbody Bag is a ‘sling bag’ that wirelessly charges a cellphone in a special pocket containing a non-removable 10,000 mAh inductive charging battery. The …

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Saddleback Leather brings back a classic design… with upgrades!

NEWS – One of my favorite Saddleback Leather designs was the original satchel. Sadly we parted ways a while back (long story), and Saddleback stopped making this particular design…. until now. Meet the new Rounded Leather Satchel from Saddleback Leather. It’s based on the old Medium Satchel size (for those who remember), which I loved …

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Wautton Crossbody Bag review – A sling or a messenger bag, you decide

REVIEW – Is it a sling bag? A messenger bag? Whatever you want to call it, the Wautton Crossbody Bag is a compact shoulder bag for carrying your stuff for the daily grind. Let’s check out the details. To the review! What is it? It’s a sling/messenger bag with lots of pockets. Lots. Of. Pockets. …

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Zinmark backpack review – a bag with a split personality

REVIEW – The Zinmark Backpack has a sneaky secret. It starts as a sleek, low-profile bag for your office essentials. That’s only part of the story though. When needed, the bag transforms into a fully-featured gear hauler. Let’s explore, shall we? To the review! What is it? It’s a laptop backpack designed for school work …

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Tom Bihn drops a heaping helping of new stuff in their February Pre-Order!

NEWS – It looks like Tom and his crew have been busy getting ready for Spring, dropping thirteen (!!) new items in this pre-order collection. You’re going to find a variety of totes, accessory bags, and slings that have been available before, now re-issued and offered in some new materials. You’ll also get an opportunity …

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Organize your gadgets with gear from Goodwerks

NEWS – Look, we get it.  You have a handful or maybe several essential items that you carry with you every day and you’d like to keep them organized and protected.  Goodwerks has you covered with a handful of pouches and other gear to help do just that, like the Flat Zip pictured above. Goodwerks …

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