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

The Saddleback Leather Messenger Backpack brings back a classic design in a new format!

NEWS – When Saddleback Leather first started out, one of their original products was a simple messenger-style bag. It was a great design that also converted to a backpack in a pinch. I know many owners who modified theirs for full-time use this way, arguing that the big square form factor worked better that way. …

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Messenger bag fans, it’s time to grab your wallet

NEWS – My favorite style of EDC bag is a messenger style bag. Although I’ve never given a backpack a real try (should I?), I have been carrying a messenger bag with me to work for as long as I can remember (decades even). One of my favorite bag designers is WaterField Designs in San …

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Double your pleasure with the new Colonel Littleton No. 1 Bitsy Belt Bag

NEWS – The Colonel has just approved a new ladies’ bag that addresses one of the key problems of many of today’s carrying options for ladies: “Why do I have to buy different bags to wear / carry different ways?” The Colonel Littleton No. 1 Bitsy Belt Bag converts from a stylish belt bag (think …

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Alpaka 7VEN Mini messenger bag review

REVIEW – Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m Ian, and I’m a messenger bagaholic.  Through the years I’ve had no-name messengers, multiple  Timbuk2s, a custom made BO-Gear and the list goes on.  When I found another Australian messenger company, Alpaka Gear (yeah, not a very Aussie name. Why isn’t it the Roo, or the Echidna or the …

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This leather sling pack turns into a valet tray for your EDC

NEWS – For those days when you need to carry more items than you can comfortably fit in your pockets, consider a small bag like Hardgraft’s Valet Pack. This gorgeous leather bag is obviously not going to hold your laptop. But that’s not what it’s been designed to do. It’s sized to hold just the …

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WaterField introduces new Developer’s Gear Case

NEWS – I love what WaterField Designs has been doing lately by taking ideas from their fans to create new bags and wallets with features that they might not have added if not for people suggesting them. Their latest community-sourced creation is the Developer’s Gear Case. Available in 4 colors, the Developer’s Gear Case is …

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Own a little piece of Saddleback Leather history with the 20th Anniversary Briefcase!

NEWS – Back in 1999, Dave Munson created Saddleback Leather in his quest to design the perfect leather bag. Here we are at the 20th anniversary of that event, and Saddleback Leather is releasing a limited-edition briefcase based on the original design! I love the stripped-down look of this design, which reads more like a …

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Timbuk2’s 30th anniversary messenger bag shows us the future

NEWS – Strap in, time travelers! Timbuk2 is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a brand new messenger bag that shows us what the future holds for style and design. Behold the CMB2049! This bag is a sleek urban commuter that combines elements of the traditional Timbuk2 messenger designs with some new twists. There’s a ceramic …

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Tactical Urban Carry System – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Companies are making bags and packs increasingly durable, versatile, and feature-loaded these days.  Plus, the military look is in.  Have a look at the Tactical Urban Carry System, currently in a Kickstarter campaign from AMABILIS. What is it? The Tactical Urban Carry System from AMABILIS consists of a backpack and a tote …

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Nisnas industries Vortex Shadow is a sling for urban adventurers

NEWS – I followed the first Kickstarter of these guys with their Kole flask back in August of 2015. Since then, they have released several other unique high-touch products (two wooden whiskey tumbler styles, and two vegan backpacks sized for women, among others). The one that I have always lusted after, however, is their Vortex Shadow. …

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