Leather

I love backpacks. It is my preferred method for carrying around my teaching materials, but what I don’t like having to do is to continuously buy bags because they wear out. Enter the Saddleback Leather Co. and their line of leather backpacks. I was awarded the opportunity to review their Thin Front Pocket Backpack. This… Read More

I am a total sucker for nice leather gear and fine woodworking. I find the old world craftsmanship and artistry very appealing in today’s disposable world. So when Julie asked if I’d like to review some handmade items from Istanbul, Turkey I jumped at the chance. In this case, Galen Leather is a small leather… Read More

Whipping Post creates leather bags and accessories that focus on classic, rugged designs and quality craftsmanship. Arriving just in time for summer, the Scout backpack looks like a perfect solution for road trips, plane rides, and long hikes. At 15″ by 15.5″ by 4.5″, it just the right size for day trips or stowing under your airline… Read More

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the nicest looking smartphones ever to be created. So why would you want to cover it up with a generic plastic case that adds bulk, and takes away from the aesthetic of the phone? One case that protects the phone without detracting from its beauty is the Full… Read More

This Is Ground is known for leather carry accessories that are handmade in Los Angeles, California. The new Connoisseur collection introduces updated designs wrapped in a new series of luxurious Italian leathers. This Is Ground’s product line offers a unique take on refined small-carry items and modular folios that can be customized based on your… Read More

It has been quite a while since I have reviewed anything from Orbino. I had forgotten how nicely done their leather products are. So much so, that you almost need a case or carrying bag to carry the case that is protecting your smart device…silly as that sounds. Their products are “made entirely by hand… Read More

That’s desk top and not desktop. As in the top of your desk and not your computer’s home screen. Now that we’re on the same page, let’s get back to the news… Pad & Quill is celebrating 7 years in business by offering 25% off their some of their most popular products. Brian Holmes sent… Read More

I was introduced to Colonel Littleton products by Dave Rees who has reviewed a few of the men’s line of exquisite handcrafted leather bags here on the Gadgeteer. I had the opportunity last year to review the Colonel Littleton Bentley Tote which was absolutely fabulous. Now I’ve been given the privilege to review another of… Read More

Colonel Littleton creates some of the finest bags I have ever had the privilege to carry my gear in. My 1943 Navigator bag has traveled the world with me and continues to be my EDC bag. It is a true workhorse and nearly bulletproof, receiving regular compliments as it grows old with me. But when the… Read More

I have lost track of the number of leather wallets I have gone through over the years.  I am sure the same thing has happened to you… at some point they all fall apart at the seems.  This problem inspired American Benchcraft to create a line of leather products that are crafted not with stitched… Read More

I had a chance to review a great little wallet from A-SLIM, the Sapphire Black Chikara. After using the wallet in real world situations I can say that this wallet is exceeding my expectations when it comes to the smaller slimmer thin billfold wallets. First of all, the wallet’s name, Chikara, is the Japanese word for… Read More

Wallet phone cases have been around for a while. Not the slip-a-few-cards-in-the-back cases, but the fold-over, cover-the-screen type wallet cases. Most have an elastic band to hold them closed, but they are all fraught with difficulties, not the least of which is holding your entire wallet up to your ear during a phone call. Enter… Read More

The iPhone 6/6s Plus, the largest of Apple’s iconic smartphone, has gotten a bit of a raw deal in the case market. Time and again, Julie has sent out review product notices, and they will be for every iPhone on the market – except the iPhone 6/6s Plus. Well, the artisans at Distil Union have… Read More

What do you get when you pair old world craftsmanship with modern day techno gadgetry? The Nomad Horween Leather Charging Wallet, that’s what. Nomad’s leather wallets feature a built-in 2400mAh battery and a Lightning cable. These wallets can hold your cards and cash, but remain thin enough to fit in your pocket so you’ll always… Read More

I received news from Brian Holmes of Pad & Quill that they have two new “slim leather bags for the modern gentleman”. When I read the title of his email and then saw the images of his bags, I was a little miffed because I don’t see how these bags are for men only. ;)… Read More