• Review: TUMI’s Luke Roll Top manages to be a charming business backpack

    Review: TUMI’s Luke Roll Top manages to be a charming business backpack

    Though the TUMI Luke Roll Top is expensive for a backpack, it partially makes up for this by taking a military-inspired look (the roll-top) and heavily stylizing it. Read More

  • Video Review: Can The Dry Case Waterproof Backpack Withstand A Dip In A Pool?

    Video Review: Can The Dry Case Waterproof Backpack Withstand A Dip In A Pool?

    First of all, let me say that the Dry Case Waterproof Backpack is designed for use in outdoor environments with the main goal of keeping things in the inner compartment dry. Clearly, all the marketing pictures at, show people using the bag in wet, outdoorsy places (on a canoe, on a boat, etc), and with that in mind the biggest question is “does it actually work?” I put… Read More

  • Why is this gorgeous backpack Japan-only?

    Hello, my name is Devin, and I’m a bagaholic. I can’t get enough. Despite getting my hands on such awesome and varied backpacks as the Mamba Shift, the Soyuz, and the Vandal, not to mention those sweet things from Acme Made back in the day, I can’t help but lust after the latest book-and-laptop receptacle. This time, unfortunately, the rascals have made it only available… Read More

  • Review: Booq Mamba Shift L laptop backpack

    Short version: An excellent backpack for bloggers or the Batman. It has a ton of pockets and compartments, lots of space, a padded laptop section, and a water-resistant exterior. Its main flaws: no good spot for a big camera, and no readily accessible outside pockets. Read More

  • Backpack cooler bag features solar charging and built-in speakers

    What fun is going to the beach if you can’t bring a half-dozen portable electronic devices along with you? And let’s not forget how difficult it is to keep all those juice boxes cool. Yes, I said juice boxes. Drinking beer in the daytime makes me sleepy. Anyhoo, this bag features solar charging, speakers, and it’s insulated to keep your favorite libations cold. Read More

  • Dog? Check. Laptop? Check. Both in the same bag? Check.

    I suppose that if you insist on being one of those people who carries your pet around in a backpack or purse, you might as well kill two birds with one stone (unless you’re a bird lover) and get a bag that holds your laptop too. Read More

  • A photograph in which we discover that those checkpoint-friendly backpacks seem to work

    This picture, taken at the John Wayne Airport by Matthew Olivolo of MobileEdge shows one of his ScanFast backpacks being inspected by the nicest TSA lady I’ve ever seen. What does this suggest? That perhaps those checkpoint friendly backpacks are finally gaining some traction. Read More

  • Two new bags from Crumpler

    Crumpler bags are often better known for their fun Aussie looks; confoundingly silly names; and playfully obtuse catalogue descriptions; than they are for their pure functionality to photographers. While that doesn’t change a lot with their latest offerings from PMA 2008, they’re still fun bags (hee-hee) nonetheless and that’s important too, ya know? On the one hand… Read More

  • PMA 2008: LowePro Flipside & Fastpack Backpacks

    Lowepro always busts out some stylish backpacks at PMA and this year compact and convenient were the operative words in Vegas. In their slim and urban Flipside line, we like the 300 ($57), a slender, lightweight backpack with enough room for a professional digital SLR body and 80-200mm f/2.8 lens attached plus up to four additional lenses or flash units. One of these packs would be great… Read More

  • 'I Am Legend' promoted with survival pack giveaways

    Those of you preparing for whatever’s supposed to happen on December 21, 2012 might want to try to get your hands on one of these just for the hell of it. I already have too many backpacks so for me to get another one for something like a pole shift or whatever else is supposed to end the world isn’t worth the extra space in my apartment that it would take up. I could create my… Read More