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The North Face Mens’ Borealis Backpack

The North Face Mens’ Borealis Backpack

I’ve spent the last week wandering around London. Cass is old enough to be wanting a bit of variety in her holidays and this translated to a day spent at The New Forest Wildlife Park followed by five days exploring London over half…

Nomatic Travel Bag

Nomatic Travel Bag

The minimalist philosophy of travel light and simple has gone from strength to strength for the last decade and it’s been boosted by airlines gradually reducing checked luggage or adding on costs. The quickest and cheapest way to fly is often with only…

Belkin Slimline Laptop Backpack Review

Belkin Slimline Laptop Backpack Review

Over the years IT people I’ve met seem to fall into two camps. The completionists who try to carry everything they might need and the minimalists who bring a laptop, maybe a couple of cables and nothing else. A couple of months ago…

Riutbag Go Review

Riutbag Go Review

Ever been pickpocketed or had something stolen out of your bag? It’s something that happens to a lot of people and the inspiration for the Riut series of bags. Most bags have the zips or latches down the outside for easy access and…

Wenger Swissgear SYNERGY 16″ Laptop Backpack Review

Wenger Swissgear SYNERGY 16″ Laptop Backpack Review

Over the last 10 years I’ve worked with and met a lot of IT professionals. They tend to fall into two camps – those who carry around the smallest possible bag with the smallest possible (usually Apple) laptop and those who carry every…

Koolertron Canvas Cross-body Bag Review

Koolertron Canvas Cross-body Bag Review

Koolertron’s canvas cross-body bag is a compact bag ideal for carrying a number of essentials on a regular basis. It is lightweight, made from a durable, understated lined fabric with zipped pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap. It has a generous central…

Thule Covert DSLR Messenger Bag Review

Thule Covert DSLR Messenger Bag Review

Last year I review the Thule Crossover 32l. It was a tech backpack designed to have everything you needed for a work day on the go or an overnight trip. I loved the bag and have returned to it multiple times when not reviewing other…

LowePro Photo Hatchback 22L Review

LowePro Photo Hatchback 22L Review

Packing a good bag is a form of art. The test of whether a good bag will be a good bag for me lies in level of success for allowing me to cart around a handful of items I find invaluable. Lunch. A big water…

G24 Power GCell Gratzel Solar Backpack 2 Review

G24 Power GCell Gratzel Solar Backpack 2 Review

Backpacks are a very individual product. I’m shaped differently to you and you probably want to carry around different things to me. I have a five year old and don’t go anywhere without wetwipes and hand wash, you find your lipgloss…

Grid-It Accessory Organizer Review Update

Grid-It Accessory Organizer Review Update

When I said I wanted to spend some of my not so large disposable income on bag organisers Lily was not convinced. Not convinced at all. I use a couple of different bags in my day-to-day life (the Maxpedition Falcon 2 and the…

Maxpedition Larkspur Bag Review

Maxpedition Larkspur Bag Review

Maxpedition are famed for their tough military style backpacks and pouches to it was a surprise to get to review the Maxpedition Larkspur. The Larkspur is a shoulder worn courier or messenger bag and while it is made from the same tough nylon as most…

Dicota Backpack Mission XL Review

Dicota Backpack Mission XL Review

If you ask anyone who knows me well you will be told that the one thing about me that seems to change continually is the bag I’m carrying around. No matter what I’ve got on me I’m always looking…

Sunny Bag Smart Explorer 2 Review

Sunny Bag Smart Explorer 2 Review

Being out and about power and battery life is more and more of an issue. I find myself looking watching the percent icon and keeping a mental tally of my batteries and device levels. A couple of months ago we reviewed and liked the TYLT…

Energi+ TYLT Backpack Review

Energi+ TYLT Backpack Review

Living in the connected world and using smart-phones, tablets and laptops on the move, the chances are that one of your continued thoughts is where is the next charger? Where can I plug in? Help – I’m down to 20%! This is…

Thule 32l Crossover bag Review

Thule 32l Crossover bag Review

If you spend a lot of time mobile with tech you always have the objective of carrying as little with you as possible – but it very rarely works.  A laptop, a tablet, spare batteries, a million and one cables…  Add in things for…

Maxpedition Methusela bag for first aid and medical supplies

Maxpedition Methusela bag for first aid and medical supplies

Many people with chronic health conditions need to carry medical supplies and equipment with them. These items can be bulky and need to be easily accessible. I use a Maxpedition Shoulder Gear Bag (medium size), called the Methusela, to carry my kit. It is a…

Maxpedition Mongo Versipack Review

Maxpedition Mongo Versipack Review

The Maxpedition Versipack Mongo is a huge courier type bag with a plethora of pockets from military style bag manufactures Maxpedition.  It is the most recent addition to the Versipack line which is best known for the Fatboy shoulder bag. Specification The bag is a…

Trabasack Mini Connect Review

Trabasack Mini Connect Review

The Trabasack is an innovative lap-tray-meets-bag designed in the UK by husband and wife entrepreneurial team, Clare and Duncan Edwards. It is currently available in two sizes, the Curve and the Mini with a third, the Max, available for pre-order and…