Bags

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

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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CUBEPACKS | Packing Cubes That Transform Into Packs – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Packing cubes are some of my most vital travel gear—they allow me to pack a lot more than without them.  But sometimes I think it would be nice to have a smaller day pack to use once I get to my destination, rather than hauling me travel backpack around.  Cubepacks bridge that …

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Check out the Thirteener, Saddleback Leather’s thinnest briefcase yet!

NEWS – Spring is bringing all sorts of new designs from Saddleback Leather! Meet the Thirteener, which looks like their leanest & meanest briefcase design yet! This design takes some of the best elements of previous Saddleback briefcase designs, presented in a tightly streamlined package. Measuring in at 14.25″ by 10″ by 2.5″ and 4 …

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Silca Seat Roll Grande Americano review

REVIEW – If you’re a cyclist, chances are you’ve heard of Silca. They’re known around the world for their bicycle pumps which they’ve been making for over 100 years. They also make amazing tools and accessories that all have an attention to detail that would be hard to call anything other than obsessive. My first …

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SERK Duo-entry Drawstring Backpack review

REVIEW — Everyone’s seen those nylon drawstring bags that look like a modern replacement for a hobo’s bindlestiff. Usually they’re just cheap, single-compartment sacks used to tote a change of clothes, but Rever Brand offers an evolution on that design with their SERK Drawstring Backpack. Read on to see how it stacks up. What is …

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