Bags

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

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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Highlights from the Timbuk2 2020 Holiday Gift Guide (plus 3 mini reviews)!

REVIEW – When people ask me for bag recommendations, Timbuk2 is always at the top of my list. This year they’ve compiled a handy gift guide to help you find something for everyone you may be shopping for. I’ve got samples of some of the new designs to check out: the Vapor Cross Body Bag, …

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Trakke wants to add some Whisky to your carry with their new collection!

NEWS – Trakke gets a lot of well-deserved love in the everyday carry world. Specializing in waxed canvas products, this Scottish bag maker has a reputation for award-winning designs, handmade quality, and superb craftsmanship. Their latest collection pays homage to another Scottish treasure: Whisky. Trakke has always been about clean functional designs that showcase a …

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The Bento Bag by Rickshaw Bagworks: your essential EDC, personalized

NEWS – Sometimes you just don’t need a big ol’ bag for all of your stuff. That’s where the Bento Bag from Rickshaw Bagworks comes in. This tight little design is all about maximizing the space for your EDC with modular compartmentalization. If you’re an artist, a carry minimalist, or you just carry more stuff …

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Saddleback Leather’s new bag is ready for your next case with special introductory pricing if you act fast!

NEWS – Saddleback Leather just introduced a big, beautiful leather monster. Meet the Barrister’s Briefcase, Saddleback’s biggest (and most expensive) briefcase yet. The Barrister’s Briefcase is a seriously professional package for those that carry their whole office wherever they go. The Gladstone-style clamshell opening gives you wide-open access to the contents and stays open when …

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NutSac goes premium with a new all-leather sathchel

NEWS – Name-induced giggles aside, the folks at Nutsac have a reputation for building beautiful & functional EDC bags that are 100% sourced and manufactured in the USA. High quality leather components have always been a part of the brand, but their latest release is their first foray into premium all-leather goodness. Behold the Jones …

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Targus Drifter II Laptop Backpack review

REVIEW – Some backpacks have very specific purposes.  The Pakt Travel Backpack is designed to be a suitcase.  This one is designed to carry board games.  This one is for carrying a laptop.  An everyday carry backpack, however, needs to find a sweet spot somewhere in the middle of these extremes.  It needs to be …

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Always have a carry bag handy with Nanobag 4.0

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Everyone knows that reusable shopping bags are better for the environment than those disposable plastic bags that wind up in landfills or floating in the ocean.  In 2018, we featured the Nanobag 2.0 Kickstarter campaign. The Nanobag folks haven’t just been sitting around.  They are now funding their Nanobag 4.0 series of …

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