Bags

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

Waterfield Shinjuku messenger bag review – a ruggedly handsome bag

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REVIEW – I’ve always been a backpack man whether going back and forth to the office or traveling for work. I had one for my laptop and other office-related paraphernalia. I also had one for my good camera, lenses, etc. They were fine and did the job. Then I went remote and only needed them

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Waterfield Designs Cycling Tote review – All your cycling stuff, organized and at your fingertips!

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REVIEW – I’m fortunate to live in an area with epic cycling right out my front door.  However, not all my rides start at my house.  Often I am driving to a different area or heading to a race, which means I ned a bag for my gear.  I usually grabbed whatever was closest –

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This heirloom quality guitar bag looks incredible

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NEWS – The same level of detail used to make high-quality EDC gear bags has been put into this acoustic guitar gig bag from Guitar Satchel. Available in sizes for dreadnought and parlor-sized guitars, the soft-sided guitar satchel is made of water repellant heavy dry waxed cotton duck material with a padded quilted cotton interior.

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AER Cable Kit 3 review – offers a brilliant, rugged compact design for organizing your tech accessories

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REVIEW – I love a good accessory organizer! Meet the Cable Kit 3, from AER’s 2024 Tech Collection of bags. This is AER’s latest iteration of the Cable Kit, designed to wrangle all your cords and plugs and doodads while you’re hauling your tech from here to there. Let’s learn more. To the review! What

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Restrap Adventure Race Top Tube Bag review – all your bike necessities, at your finger tips!

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REVIEW – Carrying small bits of gear on your bike like an inner tube, small jacket, or a snack traditionally meant a bag that hung off the back of your seat, or maybe a handlebar bag.  These work to carry things, but it’s not easy to grab what you need while riding.  Enter the Race

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Troubadour KI Crossbody Bag review – She loves it, she really loves it!

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REVIEW – Recently, my wife (Cheri) and I went on a 10-day whirlwind tour of the UK. It involved a lot of bus travel, changing hotels, and walking. She dreaded lugging her oversized purse all over England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. That’s when we were offered the Troubadour KI Crossbody Bag to review. While the

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STEP 22 Tenkile tech pouch review – Keep all your gear in one place

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REVIEW – So many little bits and bobs are involved with being a True Gadgeteer. Dongles for your laptops and displays. Chargers. (So. Many. Chargers!) Data cards for drones, cameras, phones, tablets and your great-aunt Sophie’s digital picture frame. A tech pouch to gather similar-but-separate bits and pieces for your devices is a good thing.

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Inateck Sling Bag review – an excellent thing if slings are your thing!

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REVIEW – I carry too much stuff around in my EDC, so I’m the perfect target for the sling bag (or man-bag, or satchel, or whatever you want to call it). My latest candidate is the Inateck Sling, which combines a whole ton of organization with some interesting geometry tricks to make it upsize and

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SMMT 35L PowderLoft Tote Bag review – from Park City, Utah to wherever you want to go

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REVIEW – Oh, look – it is a tote bag. Big deal, right? Who cares? A tote is a tote. Park City, Utah’s SMMT doesn’t think so. Their PowderLoft totes, available in 20L and 35L sizes are designed to change your mind about tote bags with their recycled material construction, lofted and insulated body, water-resistant

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Chrome Industries Kadet Max crossbody sling bag review – Customizable, versatile, and durable

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REVIEW – What’s halfway between a shoulder bag and a backpack?  A cross-body sling bag, that’s what.  Long-time bag maker Chrome Industries recently released their 15L Kadet Max and included a new feature: a swappable buckle.  Let’s take a look. What is it? The Chrome Industries Kadet Max is a cross-body sling bag with a

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STM BagPack review – Your super sneaky secret travel weapon!

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REVIEW – Look at me, on vacation, carrying things! I’m testing the STM BagPack, a packable 15 liter backpack that you can stuff and pack for travel, then pull it our when you get to your destination. But this bag has another secret: it’s got an inflatable laptop sleeve if you need to haul your

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Inateck Electronics Organizer Travel Case review – your stuff but organized

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REVIEW – I’m on a never-ending, eternal quest to keep things organized. I’ve settled on small victories instead, such as this travel organizer from Inateck. Its clever clamshell design has a nook and cranny for almost anything. What is it? The Inateck Electronics Organizer Travel Case is a series of pouches designed to bring some

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