Archive for the 'Backpacks' Category

Out Your Backdoor: man-bag-in-purse action, plus a Swedish three-way

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

A reader writes . . .
Like many, I got tired of having so much banging around in various pockets. Tired of stuff falling out when I leaned over. Tired of not having what I needed, of not having things to help me fritter away some time when I got stuck somewhere.
Now, I always have a [...]

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A backpack suitable for the working world

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

One of the most difficult parts of the transition from college to full-time work is ditching your favorite bookbag for something more . . . suitable for the office. Your Jansport backpack may have stuck by you through countless library treks and day hikes, but you’d might as well be carrying a Hefty trash bag [...]

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Man-bag innovations: The Shling

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

How’s that heavy laptop bag treating you? Does it ever make you feel like you’re lugging a bag full of golf clubs over your shoulder?

If that’s the case, you and your aching neck may be interested in the latest innovation in man-purse technology: The OGIO Shling.
OGIO, a company that makes bags for a wide variety [...]

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About that bag you carry

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

We hate to be the ones who have to break this to you. But someone’s got to do it.
It’s about that, uh . . . bag you always have with you. Yeah, that one.
It’s a man purse.

Yeah, we know, you call it something else. It’s a bookbag, or a courier bag, or an attache, or [...]

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Frame by frame: the Microsoft Origami Project Man Purse video

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Since last weekend the web has been abuzz about a new Microsoft technology called “Origami.” First, there’s the mysterious website at (a domain registered to Microsoft, notes Robert Scoble) which coyly asks viewers:
do you know what i can do?
or where I can go?
or how i can change your life?
you will.
learn more on 3.2.06
And now, [...]

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Baby got Jack

Friday, February 24th, 2006

So what, exactly, is that quality that transforms an ordinary backpack into a Daddy Backpack?
In the case of the Jack Spade Dad Backpack, it’s . . . a changing pad.
A shocking concept, really: a men’s diaper bag designed for non-extreme conditions. No military imagery. No one will suspect you’re packing anti-poop weapons inside (maybe just [...]

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Man and bag in Baghdad

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Yesterday we implied that those homeless vets in Seattle who received $16,000 in proceeds from the sale of Tom Bihn’s “famous label” T-shirts might have been less comfortable with the whole idea if that money had come directly from sales of the company’s man purses. But that was before we saw these pictures of [...]

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