Stand apart of the pack and carry your daily gear in style. The Welded Postbag features a cool design and is “made to be worn over the shoulder, carried in hand, or strapped onto a bike rack or basket” – also check the Cocoon Laptop Bag and the Star Wars Chewbacca’s Messenger Bag
The Welded Bag it’s made of weatherproof 600 denier TPU coated outer shell and includes a removable 15-in laptop sleeve with individual U pockets for small gear (pen, keys, phone and USB cables).
The interior is fully lined and sports a zippered welt pocket. While there’s no dedicated laptop compartment, you can easily carry around your portable PC by using a laptop sleeve or a protective case.
Being able to protect your gear while on the go it’s something you should constantly be worried about.
While a dedicated anti-theft solution as the Camsafe 100 can bring you some piece of mind if you want to safely transport your DSLR, what happens with bigger messenger bags and backpacks?
PacSafe, the “world’s leading travel security brand”, brings an interesting solution on the table – The PacSafe BackPack and Bag Protector. The bag protector is basically an exomesh cage system that keeps your goods away of thieves. Put your bag inside the metallic mesh, close it, attach it to a secure fixture with the included padlock and you’re ready to go.
While the system is not 100% infallible and someone with the right equipment (read cable cutters) can manage his way to your gear, it is a good solution when traveling for the simple fact that it makes it difficult for thieves to snap your bag and run. Why battle with the protective mesh and risk to be caught when there are so many other “free-to-grab” bags out-there???
It’s amazing to see how some items just keep on being fashionable as years pass by.
One of these cool items are the classic Medic Messenger Bags. Made of hard, resistant cotton canvas with only one large compartment, leather buckles and large shoulder strap that allows you to carry it on your shoulder (dah!!!) or crossing your chest, the classic red cross printed on the flap enclosure, medical messenger bags are an urban fashion icon since more than 70 years ago!
So … it seems we’re going for a Star Wars Day!
Sooner today I featured the Seiko Star Wars collection, now, it’s time we bring some Wookiee love on board.
The Chewbacca Messenger Bag, is a re-creation of the famous bag our bellowed Wookiee wore in the Star Wars series. The bag is made of vegetarian-friendly faux leather, has the Star Wars logo embossed on the frond flap, features a large shoulder strap in bandolier style and can accommodate laptops and tablets up to 11″, as well as the small gear you need to carry around day-today (chargers, cables, smartphone, mouse, etc …)
Designed to give you extra battery juice while on the road, the SunnyBag is an ingenious high quality vegetable tanned calfskin business bag. Here’s how it works: the external bag flip features two flexible solar power cells which constantly charge a light weight 5200mAh battery (that’s about 3.5 full iPhone charges) integrated with the bag. The battery pack comes with standard 5V charger plugs, it’s removable (can be used on it’s own) and comes with a handful of plug adaptors compatible with most devices on the market.
While you ould simply buy an external extended battery pack like the PowerFlask or the Trent NT120T, the SunnyBag‘s main advantage, apart the obvious daily gear transportation feature, is that the solar power cells will constantly charge the included battery pack – so you get to power your gadgets even if you forgot to charge the extended battery pack.
The SunnyBag is made of genuine leather in US, comes in 3 color tones (black, brandy and mocha) and two volume formats: the Executive version has a volume of 6liters and weights 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg) while the Professional version has a volume of 9 liters and weights 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg).
The Think Tank Retrospective 30 Camera Bag is an interesting choice for transporting your photo gear. While the exterior of the bag looks just like a regular messenger school bag (we like the stealth minimalist looks of the Retrospective 30 camera bag as it doesn’t scream “Look … This guy Has a 3k Camera here” like the Camsafe 100 or the LowerPro Camera Bag), the interior offers a plethora of compartments and pockets to accomodate all your professional photo gear ( up to 2-4 lenses and 2 DSLR bodies or even a 70-200 f2.8 attached to DSLR facing sideways). Another cool feature, the hook-and-loop “Sound Silencers” on the front flap, allows you to open the bag without any noise, which could come in handy when you want to snap an incognito pic.
What’s you favorite camera bag model? Let me know int he comments …
Laptop, charger, USB cable, USB Stick, mouse with wireless dongle, power cable, power extension are just some of the daily gear we carry in our laptop cases. No wonder most laptop bags are a total mess. And the fun starts when you need that little USB flash drive or the micro USB cable …
But it should not be like this. Your gear should stay all organized in your bag, ready for pickup and usage as soon as you need it. If this is not the case, you should seriously take a look at the Cocoon Grid-It Laptop case (we’re featuring here the 12″ version – find more sizes here)
The Grid-It Case features Cocoon’s proprietary organization system called Grid-It. Basically, we’re speaking about a web of elastic straps designed to help you carry random sizes objects and hold them securely.
The laptop bag is advertised as airport friendly – not sure if this really means you do not have to remove your gear from the bag when you pass it through the scanner, but, even if it is not that, due to the bag’s design, the laptop can be extracted in just seconds. The case is made of molded shock absorbant material, and, apart the usage organization system we can spot some interior non-slip pads that will keep your laptop secured in place.
While not as fancy as the Hard Graft bag or the ONA messenger bag, the Cocoon Grid-It laptop case is a simple, good quality bag with amazing organizing capabilities, that will help you keep your daily gear, organized and ready to be used whenever you need it.
While the nice wax finish applied on the leather makes you think you have to deal with an old, classy messenger bag, the ONA Brixton Bag will not deceive deceive you: four interior adjustable dividers, two extra large front pockets to accommodate smaller gear, ergonomic design, a leather shoulder strap and hand handle, hand made of high quality materials and a cool look can only recommend it as the perfect daily companion for your gear.
If you’re on the market for a high quality vegetable tanned Italian leather iPad or MacBook Pro flat pack, you need to stop by for a minute and check the Hard Graft Heritage Flat Pack.
The Heritage Flat Pack was designed to be a minimalist carrying bag which perfectly fits your MacBook Pro or iPad and a couple of necessary accessories. The flat bag is made of premium 100% vegetable tanned Italian leather and German water repellant and shock absorbing premium wool, it comes in 3 predefined sizes: iPad and MacBook Air (11″), MacBook Pro, Air and Retina (13″), MacBook Pro 15″ and, with it’s original style and hand made quality will surely set you apart of the pack!