Messenger bag

Altego Channel Stitched Ruby Series 15″ Laptop Slipcase Review

If you don’t need a laptop bag that’s big enough to live out of, you could just use a simple laptop sleeve.  If you’d like a smaller laptop bag that still has some room for your phone, an external drive, cables, chargers, and just a few other things, you might like the 15″ Laptop Slipcase …

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Limited Edition Shark Messenger Bag from Timbuk2

It’s August, and Timbuk2 is bringing back their limited-edition Shark Messenger Bag again.  This messenger bag has a waterproof, 100% polyurethane faux leather exterior that looks a bit like shark skin.  The exterior is gray with an iridescent “glow”.  The interior is lined with waterproof TPU that’s been printed with a shark design.  The bag …

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Australian-Made mattt Gear Bags

After finding BOGear and Haul, both Australian made bag manufacturers, here’s another one. 🙂  mattt bags is based in central Melbourne, Victoria, and they make a range of backpacks, shoulderbags, and sleeves that are all handmade locally. The bags are made from sustainable materials, and there’s quite a range of different prints that you can get …

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Acronym Gear – Jackets and Messenger Bags

Hate having to take your messenger off just to take your jacket off? Acronym is a German-based company who makes a pretty funky range of technical bags, pants and jackets.  The E-J23 shown above allows you to remove your jacket without taking your messenger bag off. Other jackets  are “a hybrid of vintage Japanese kimono and modern …

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Travelon Anti-Theft React Messenger Bag

The Anti-Theft React Messenger Bag from Travelon has a padded section to hold a laptop, an organizer panel with room for a tablet, pens, and phone, and still has room for some papers, clothing, or other personal items inside.  There’s a zippered pocket on the front flap, a grab handle, and a shoulder strap.  The …

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BOGear DUB Custom Messenger Bag Review

Made in Australia, Made in the USA, Made in the UK. It’s getting harder and harder to find products with these labels on them these days with outsourcing offshore so prevalent due to cheaper labour costs in, particularly, South East Asian countries. It’s always nice to find a product that’s still made locally, employs local people, …

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Haul Foreman – Rubbery Bag

Australian Company Haul specialises in making bags, cases and accessories from recycled products like billboard vinyl and number plates.  Their Foreman is made from recycled truck tyres, seat belt webbing and recycled denim.  Capable of taking a 15″ laptop and A4 folders, the bag is 38 x31x12 cm.  The rubber is not affected by water or weather …

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Bagjack NXL Next Level Messenger Bag

When I think messenger bags, Berlin isn’t the first city in the world that comes to mind but  Bagjack has been locally producing handmade messenger bags and accessories since 1993. Their 20 litre capacity Messenger NXL (Next Level) is a versatile bag that can be used as a messenger, a briefcase or a backpack (without …

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Rickshaw Commuter 2.0 Laptop Bag and MacBook Pro Sleeve Review

Of late, I’ve had the opportunity to add a few chapters to my continuing saga for the “perfect” gear bag (for me at least), the most recent being an evaluation of the Tom Bihn Cadet.  Being mainly a messenger bag fan(atic), I’d been wondering if there was one out there that could supplant my venerable …

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Rickshaw Bagworks Classic Moleskine Folio Review

The topic of journaling has come up now and again here at The Gadgeteer, and has been popular of late.  I’ve been journaling daily for over a year now, and my media of choice is old school: a classic Moleskine notebook and pen.  I typically just toss my Moleskine into my messenger bag so that …

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STM Adds Velo Laptop Messenger Bag To Lineup

New from STM is their Velo laptop messenger bag.  Packed with lots of organizational features, yet spacious enough to just toss stuff in.  The Velo could be a solid daily commute bag for your laptop, tablet, accessories, jacket, shoes, hat, raincoat, keys, journal, pens, water bottle, lunch, manicure set…  OK, maybe it won’t hold ALL …

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New Rickshaw Mini Commuter Messenger Bag

With smaller computer-type gadgets all the rage, Rickshaw Bags has picked up the cart and run with it.  Their new Mini Commuter Messenger is sized for iPads, netbooks, and e-readers as well as your trusty Moleskine journal and all of your other gadgety essentials.  Packed with all of the features of Rickshaw’s full-size Commuter 2.0 …

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Timbuk2 Animal Prints Spotted in the Wild

Fancy yourself an adventurer, but surfing with Safari is more your speed?  Timbuk2 has released some new, limited-edition, animal print messenger bags.  The Zebra, Giraffe and Python messenger bags, in printed canvas with designs mimicking their Wild Kingdom namesakes, are each available in Small ($100) and Medium ($110) sizes.  All include standard Timbuk2 messenger bag …

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Padster Messenger-Style Bag for iPad

Padster announced a iPad bag almost as soon as Steve Jobs introduced the iPad.  They are now accepting pre-orders for the Padster Original, with shipping by May 14, 2010.   The Padster is 13.5″ X 11.5″ X 3″ and made of full-grain cowhide, 1680D ballistic nylon, cotton-blend lining, and metal hardware.  There’s a stretchy neoprene pouch …

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Keen Cornell II Laptop Messenger Bag Review

Whether being environmentally conscious  is the “thing” to do these days or whether they really mean it,  Keen Inc., appears to really mean it.  Making the right choices in the materials they use in their lifestyle apparel products is the hallmark of the Keen mission statement.  As a recycler in a disposable society, I can …

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