Archive for the 'Gadget Bags' Category

How to determine the contents of your man purse without opening it

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Step One: Hire Team Ladybugs, a group of six students from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University, to further develop their prototype Project Ladybag Effective Organization System (EOS).
Step Two: Convince them to develop their purse technologies for men’s bags instead of just women’s, and to allow the EOS [...]

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Why it’s so bright inside your dark man purse

Monday, May 1st, 2006

So here’s a decent bag for a man to carry: the Personal Organizer Shoulder Bag from REI. It features a handle, two main compartments, plus a zippered front pocket, and it comes in granite-and-black Cordura nylon.
But why is the interior bright orange?
To help you see your keys, black iPod, or passport better when you’re fishing [...]

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An inkling of the coming post-man-purse era

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

What? Could the end of the great man-purse experiment be upon us already?
A brief item in last week’s Variety treats the current wave of man-purse confessions (see Puff Daddy’s, for example, below) as if it were merely the wake resulting from a fashion belly flop.

A mere four sentences, the featurette describes two non-pursey options for [...]

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A week of hidden man purses

Monday, April 10th, 2006

. . . and what a week it was! Here, in one place, is a rundown of the Satchel Pages’ recent posts about options for men who seek the benefits of wearing a purse without the risks of actually being caught wearing one:

The e-Holster Leather Shoulder Harness Case System from Personal Electronics Concealment allows you [...]

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Is that a man purse in your pants, or are you just wired to see me?

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Clearly, the highlight of Hidden Man Purse Week here at the Satchel Pages is today’s feature: man purses so well-disguised — so thoroughly camouflaged — that they could only be called . . . Hidden Cargo Shorts.

Cargo shorts, you say. Like cargo pants — the ones with the pockets all over them? What’s new about [...]

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Hide a man purse under your arm or over your ankle

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Today, more man purses that can keep their mugs shut — this time culled from the rough-and-tumble world of tactical-response gear.

First up: the Covert Radio Holster from Arktis North America. Yes, it’s built for a two-way radio, but it doesn’t take a modder to realize that one of these could make a great holder for [...]

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Covert options for your covert man-purse operations

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Hidden Man Purse Week continues today with a rugged, sporty, and flexible option for keeping your man-purse habit a closely guarded secret.
Meet the Covert Harness Bags from the wild and daredevilish folks at Civilian Lab (the makers, you’ll remember, of the Tintin Wallet). There are eight configurable models to choose from, but we like the [...]

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How to carry a man purse without anyone knowing it

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

To tote, or not to tote?
On the one hand . . . there’s the convenience factor. If you’re packing a man bag, you can unburden your pockets, have your hands free, and even take more junk with you than you need.
But on the other hand . . . people would see you. And you’d be [...]

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Bags full of weapons

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Men got along fine for quite some time without carrying purses. Why the need now?
The obvious, short answer is gizmos. The number of iPods, cell phones, and handheld computers has increased exponentially, whereas the number of pockets has stayed pretty much the same (cargo pants, of course, being the valiant exception).
But is there any more [...]

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News Flash: Origami man-purse breakthroughs revealed!

Friday, March 10th, 2006

We interrupt Man Purse Accessory Week here at the Satchel Pages to bring you confirmation of suspicions we expressed last week, in the midst of all the “What is this thing called Origami?” hype. After having a good look at the curious new device featured in the Origami video thousands of people were speculating about, [...]

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