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

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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Timbuk2 Lane Commuter Backpack review

REVIEW – No wet laptops! That’s what Timbuk2 is promising this season, and I’ve got several bags from their new lineup to check out. Today we’re looking at the Lane Commuter Backpack, a smaller daypack built for style and protection from the elements. To the review! What is it? It’s a slim daypack built for …

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The Topo Designs Rover Pack, All Grown Up

NEWS – Topo Designs has around since 2008, making supremely functional bags & accessories with a distinctive outdoorsey vibe. The Commuter Briefcase (which I reviewed here) is still in my regular work rotation, as is their iconic Rover Pack… which is now the subject of a full lineup based on the original design. The original …

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FEED ME! Saddleback Leather introduces the Big Mouth Leather Duffle Bag to consume all of your things!

NEWS – Remember doctor’s bags? Those old-school leather beasties with the big opening? I have my dad’s bag from years ago, and Saddleback Leather has brought back that wide-mouthed design in a series of bags over the past couple of years. Today they announced the introduction of the Big Mouth Duffle to add to the …

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Bellroy Tech Folio review – Traveling in style with your tech

Bellroy Tech Folio front view

REVIEW – First impressions are everything.  Making a good one can boost your credibility and making a great one can seal the deal.  When you walk into a business meeting you want something at your side that will hold your gear and the tools necessary to cement that impression while simultaneously looking good.  The Bellroy …

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Bellroy Tech Kit review – Store all your EDC gear in one convenient pouch

REVIEW – I’ve reviewed several of Bellroy’s wallets here at The Gadgeteer, and I’ve been very impressed with each of them.  As someone who carries a fair number of small items in my work pack, I became very interested when Bellroy debuted some pouches for the purpose of carrying and protecting those small EDC items …

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