Archive for the 'Manufacturers' Category

A hunky rolling backpack for school

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? How about just world history? Plus maybe biology, English, and that humongous calculus textbook, too?
Ah, the pleasures of lugging big fat schoolbooks in an ever-expanding, droopy backpack. Someone please explain to us how it has come to this: In the age of digital documents, email, IM, [...]

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A messenger bag in a backpack

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

We’ve heard from man-purse enthusiasts employing the bag-in-a-bag strategy. But here’s a bag that appears to do all the fancy inserting for you: The Chrome Messenger Backpack.

It’s like a bag within a bag. The independently suspended weatherproof liner freely floats within the outer shell eliminating seams exposed to the outside elements. Your cargo is safe [...]

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Backpacks for laptops: Going half-commando

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

We know what you’re thinking: The commando option is a bit rough, isn’t it? Who doesn’t have time to unplug a few cords from his laptop before shutting down?
The great divide, then, is this: How carefully do you wind your cords?
There are plenty of cord-management options for earbuds. You can find CAT5 or Ethernet cables [...]

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Backpacks for laptops: The commando option

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Here’s a quick quiz. When it’s time to pack up your laptop for a short trip — say, to go home from a cafe, or to take it to work, are you more likely to:
A. Shut down the machine, carefully unplug the power supply and any attached peripherals, then fold and tie all cords, inserting [...]

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A Tumi messenger bag for laptops

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Tumi says today’s featured bag has “the styling of a messenger with the organization of a computer brief.”
We’ve noted a hybrid bag from Tumi before. We’re not exactly sure the T-Tech Pulse Eldridge Computer Messenger Bag breaks any new ground — who hasn’t stuffed a notebook computer in a messenger bag, with or without a [...]

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Where to buy Jack Bauer’s 24-hour messenger bag

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Looking for the canvas messenger bag carried by Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland’s character on TV’s longest-running week-long show, 24?
According to our visitor logs, so are a lot of other people. We don’t get it. What, exactly, is the virtue of carrying a man purse identical to that of a fictional, independent, go-it-alone secret agent? So [...]

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A wheeled carry-on backpack

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

One term we excluded from our search for the most popular names for a man purse last week was carry on. That’s because — like most airlines — we distinguish between bulky luggage stuffed into an overhead bin and those “personal items” you can usually sneak to your seat with. Man bags, messenger bags, and [...]

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Bailout bags: Man purses for emergencies

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Help us out here. Yesterday we introduced County Comm’s Bail Out Bag (Generation 5!) without stopping to explain what a “bailout bag” might be.
Many of our readers may already know what a bailout bag is, but we have a strong suspicion that not all of you would be able to agree on a single definition.
For [...]

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County Comm’s bailout bag: Makes you feel un-girly

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Reader Jonathan Coupe writes in to tell us about the fifth-generation Bail Out Bag from tactical-gear and watch supplier County Comm:
They’re shaped like a small courier bag, with the addition of really well-thought-out outside pockets. The bag’s charms are those pockets, it’s toughness and comfort — they’re designed for cops.

The bailout bag measures approximately 14 [...]

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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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