Bags

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

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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VIKTOS Upscale Slingbag keeps your gear accessible

NEWS – Many of us carry several EDC items routinely, often a bit more than is comfortable for fitting into pants pockets alone.  Perhaps that’s why smaller bags have become more popular in the past few years, bags that bridge the gap between a small pouch and a full-sized backpack or messenger bag.  The VIKTOS …

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Tom Bihn’s new Icon Messenger is for carrying all of your essential things

NEWS – You may have missed this one over the holidays, but Tom Bihn released a whole bunch of new stuff in December. I’m particularly interested in the Icon Messenger, which is Tom Bihn’s first all-new messenger-style design in quite a while. With a 7.2 liter capacity, the Icon is a shoulder/crossbody bag sized up …

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Cure your journaling addiction with this Writer’s Medic Bag

NEWS – The Writer’s Medic Bag will make a stationery, notebook, and journalling addict go running for their credit card when they see this gorgeous leather bag designed by the late founder of Galen Leather Company. Made to hold your favorite pens, pencils, notebooks, stencils, and other writing gear, this leather bag has been handmade …

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Solo New York Gravity Highpass Hybrid Briefcase Backpack review

REVIEW – One shoulder or two? The Solo New York Gravity Highpass is a hybrid briefcase that switches to a backpack on demand. I love the versatility of this style of bag, but some do it better than others. How good is the Highpass at making the switch? To the review! What is it? It’s …

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WaterField Designs new Air Duffel is the great result of another crowd collaboration

NEWS – WaterField Designs has been killing it with all their new crowd collaboration designed bags. The latest bag that was created with ideas from over 1,200 frequent travelers is the Air Duffel carry-on bag. Available in black ballistic nylon or waxed canvas, this bag will hold everything you need for a quick business trip …

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WaterField Designs Marqui crossbody pouch review

REVIEW – Sometimes you don’t want or need to carry all your gear with you everywhere you go. For those times when you just need a small bag for your phone, wallet, keys, and a few other things, the WaterField Designs Marqui crossbody pouch is a perfect choice. Or is it? Let’s find out. What …

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WANDRD VEER 18-liter packable daypack backpack review

REVIEW – When you’re traveling, having a bag to carry around town for day trips is sometimes a hassle. I have at times tossed smaller bags into my checked luggage, but they were always thin, uncomfortable, and offered little protection for my “good” travel camera. WANDRD, a Utah-based company, has released a pack they call …

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