bag week 2011

  • Bag Week Review: The Chrome Anton

    Bag Week Review: The Chrome Anton

    What is it?
    Is it a messenger bag? Is it a briefcase? How about both? Chrome’s Anton laptop bag is equal parts business and play. It comes in both green and black and has a real military feel to it, at least in army green. It may not have the most pockets, or be the lightest bag I’ve toted around, but I can’t help but love it. You can tell the user was in mind during the… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Timbuk2 Swig Backpack

    Bag Week Review: Timbuk2 Swig Backpack

    I chose this bag because it’s a bit smaller than the other ones I tested this week and it could be good for a younger person or a svelte, slim lady/man about town. It is a fairly standard backpack but is nicely outfitted with a number of useful features including, but not limited to, a bottle opener, a side zipper to access your laptop, a bottle opener, and a bottle opener. I’m… Read More

  • The Big Bag Week Giveaway: An HP OfficeJet Printer, An HP Laptop, And, Obviously, A Bag

    The Big Bag Week Giveaway: An HP OfficeJet Printer, An HP Laptop, And, Obviously, A Bag

    So I promised that Bag Week 2011 would be worth it. There were the naysayers, the no-no-never Nancies, the nattering nabobs of negativism, and the like but you stuck through Bag Week 2011 and now it’s nearly over. But before we go, we want to offer one final parting gift to you all – everyone except Adrian Scott, that is. Mr. Scott wrote, and I quote: Worst. Techcrunch. Coverage/Idea. Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Incase Alloy Messenger Bag

    Bag Week Review: Incase Alloy Messenger Bag

    What is it?
    So you’ve already heard about the Incase Alloy Series Compact Backpack, and perhaps you felt that the style was super slick but you tend to prefer messenger bags over backpacks. Well, no worries. Incase has a space pack for every need, including the Alloy Messenger Bag. It’s got the same silvery metallic finish, and fits just as much of your junk, but can be tossed over… Read More

  • Review: Saddleback Leather Thin Briefcase

    Review: Saddleback Leather Thin Briefcase

    We covered Saddleback Leather’s products last year and we thought it would be fun to bring these guys back on stage one more time for an encore. As you can see from the images, these are, in a sense, your grandpa’s bags. They are made of thick, old-world, heavily-stitched leather and feature heavy duty hardware, delicate pigskin lining, and a lot of polish. While I wouldn’t go… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Ogio Squadron RSS

    Bag Week Review: Ogio Squadron RSS

    I consider myself a pretty understated guy when it comes to attire, so when Ogio offered to send me the Squadron RSS in Celebrity White, I surprised myself my taking a chance on it. A white bag? This was strange new territory for me, but hey — what better time to be adventurous than during Bag Week? Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Incase Andy Warhol Shoulder Bag (Color: Banana)

    Bag Week Review: Incase Andy Warhol Shoulder Bag (Color: Banana)

    What is it?
    Whether your apartment walls are covered in pop art or not, this Shoulder Bag from Incase’s Andy Warhol collection brings an entirely new sense of style to the laptop bag. Granted, it’s not as durable as some of the other bags we’ve seen this week, nor does it protect your gadgetry as well, but it does have one thing that the other bags don’t: a banana. Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Crumpler Pinnacle of Horror

    Bag Week Review: Crumpler Pinnacle of Horror

    This is my new go-to bag. That’s saying something, too. Despite reviewing dozens of computers bags during my tenure at TechCrunch, I’ve stuck with the Ogio HipHop for years. It’s made four CES trips, three to CEDIA, a few E3s and countless random flights around the country. I love it. But now it’s just hanging in my closest. The Crumpler Pinnacle of Horror now hangs on… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Incase Nylon Sling Sleeve

    Bag Week Review: Incase Nylon Sling Sleeve

    Sometimes you don’t need space for clothes, lunch, paperwork and your pet hamster. Sometimes all you need is an easy way to get your laptop from point A to point B safely. If that’s the case, then we shouldn’t waste any more time before I introduce you to Incase’s Nylon Sling Sleeve. It’s light, compact, durable, and has a design that’s equal parts fun… Read More

  • Bag Week 2011: The Second Giveaway

    Bag Week 2011: The Second Giveaway

    Today’s giveaway is pretty exciting. For your pleasure, we have a Timbuk2 D-Lux Racing Stripe Laptop Messenger bag, a $120 value, yours for the low, low price of free. Like the previous contest (won by a young man named Ryan Mense), this is a comment contest. Your goal this time is to tell us about how this bag will save/improve your life. That’s right: treat this bag like a DJ who… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Nomadic WR-08 Wise-Walker Shoulder Bag

    Bag Week Review: Nomadic WR-08 Wise-Walker Shoulder Bag

    Next up during this year’s Bag Week we have the oddly named but delightfully designed Wise-Walker from Nomadic. This Japanese import is a business up front and a party inside. Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Mission Workshop Sanction

    Bag Week Review: Mission Workshop Sanction

    Bag Week continues with our review of Mission Workshop’s Sanction backpack. It’s a weather-proof pack made for short trips on your bike or long walks in the rain. It’s their smallest backpack, far smaller than the Vandal I reviewed last year. But at 1000 cubic inches, it’s still big enough day-tripping. Let’s take a closer look at this thing. Read More

  • Bag Week Review: The Chrome Krakow Laptop Bag

    Bag Week Review: The Chrome Krakow Laptop Bag

    What is it?
    Boy am I enjoying bag week. Incase’s Alloy series Compact Backpack was quite the treat, but I have wandering eyes which have now led me to the Chrome Krakow Laptop Bag. The thing about the Krakow is that it can withstand just about anything, which seems to be the trend at Chrome. The company is all about letting you go wild and crazy while keeping your gadgetry safe and snug… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: The Targus Spruce EcoSmart

    Bag Week Review: The Targus Spruce EcoSmart

    When I joined TechCrunch (and AOL, by association), I found myself swimming in company-issued bags. The standard-issue MacBook Pro came with a hefty Targus beater of a shoulder bag, and AOL saw fit to send me a Ogio backpack emblazoned with a giant purple AOL logo. I shoved them both in a closet after a few days. Instead, I lug around the Targus Spruce EcoSmart on a daily basis. It’s… Read More

  • Bag Week 2011: The First Giveaway

    Bag Week 2011: The First Giveaway

    First, if you find the concept of Bag Week appalling (looking at you, achshar), read no further. We want no truck with you. Second, here’s a free bag. eBags is offering a free Mother Lode TLS Weekender Convertible backpack to one lucky reader. We haven’t had a hands on with this model, so we expect a full report from you once it arrives. However, that said, it looks pretty fancy… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: The Incase Alloy Series Compact Backpack

    Bag Week Review: The Incase Alloy Series Compact Backpack

    What is it?
    Happy Bag Week everyone, and please kindly meet the Incase Alloy Series Compact Backpack. I’ve been reviewing this bag for a while now, and I have to say I much prefer it to anything I actually own. I’ll be sad to see it go. However, it happens to look like some sort of space pack you’d see in Battlestar Galactica with its metallic finish, so it’s definitely… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: The Chrome Yalta Backpack

    Bag Week Review: The Chrome Yalta Backpack

    What is it?
    If you’re planning on taking a semester off and fly to Europe just to clear your head and get over “her” (or “him”), you’re going to need a backpack. That’s why Chrome made the Yalta, a backpack that looks like a cross between an Weimar-Era bondage truss and something the Good Soldier Ċ vejk would carry through the trenches of World War… Read More

  • Welcome To Bag Week 2011

    Welcome To Bag Week 2011

    We pay a lot of lip service to high-tech gadgetry and gizmos on TechCrunch, focusing on only the latest and greatest for your edification. But what abou the stuff that barely gets any notice? What about the straps, bags, and sacs that carry our devices hither and yon with nary a scratch. That’s why we’re holding our annual Bag Week this week and that’s why we’re going to… Read More