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Mission Workshop the Radian Review: The road-warrior’s travel pack

Mission Workshop the Radian Review: The road-warrior’s travel pack

There are plenty of issues with being a frequent traveler, but finding the right bag can be one of the most frustrating - and lead to one of the biggest addictions. Packing for multiple trips, especially back-to-back, can be a challenge, especially when they can vary due to climate, the type of event you'll be attending, and factoring in specific equipment. In short, deciding what to pack is just as important as figuring out what you're going to pack it all in.

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ZIPPELIN: An inflatable bag made of tarp

ZIPPELIN: An inflatable bag made of tarp

The folks at Freitag are making a set of bags that are quite unique in their makeup. They're made of mostly recycled material, each have a one-of-a-kind design, and they're inflatable. Much like an air mattress, this bag uses an air pump. This bag was named ZIPPELIN, and it's just the latest in a line of rather interesting bags from the same company.

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Velomacchi bags offer moto-inspired carry gear for road warriors

Velomacchi bags offer moto-inspired carry gear for road warriors

Those who carry their work, and sometimes even their lives, anywhere and everywhere they go will always be in need of equipment, especially bags, that can keep up with their lifestyles. And when it comes to heavy-duty gear, nothing comes close to a mix of ruggedness and portability than motorcycle gear. But those often look as rugged as their nature and might not appeal to more urban road warriors. Fortunately, carry gear maker Velomacchi has three new products that blend together durability and style.

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Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L Review

Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L Review

It's fair to say that Peak Design started something big with the Everyday Backpack. The company, already beloved for its Everyday Messenger bags among other camera accessories, set out to raise $500k on Kickstarter back in 2016; it ended up pulling in more than $6.5m, then nearly $700k more in a second preorder phase. Clearly, the Everyday Backpack tapped into something photographers in particular were looking for, but as I discovered myself there's more to the bag than just that.

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30 Top bags for techies, gamers, and everyone else

30 Top bags for techies, gamers, and everyone else

Pockets aren't adequate for the modern techie. Your phone is likely the least of your gear, as far as storage needs are concerned. Laptops, tablets, ereaders, handheld game consoles, cameras, spare batteries, accessories...all things found in the average backpack. Given that it's possible to have thousands of dollars' worth of gear in a single bag, choosing the bag itself should be no small matter. Here's you'll find a bag for every gadget and situation, whether you need something for long-haul travel or a simple trot around the block.

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Manfrotto outs new tripod bags to secure your camera legs

Manfrotto outs new tripod bags to secure your camera legs

If you're anything of a serious photographer, even a digital one, a tripod becomes more than just convenient addition to your toolset. It is a necessity. But unlike your other camera attachments, a tripod isn't as convenient to keep and carry around with you. That is why Manfrotto, one of the leading makers of camera accessories and quite famous for their tripods, is launching a new "MBAG" tripod pag series that promises not just the best place to store your tripod but also the best way to carry it.

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Manfrotto Advanced Rear Backpack Review

Manfrotto Advanced Rear Backpack Review

At this point in the relatively lengthy history of SlashGear reviewing backpacks, we've gotten to the point where we're fairly sure we've seen nearly every iteration. What caught my eye with the Manfrotto backpack (SKU MB MA-BP-R) "Advanced camera and laptop backpack w/ Rear Access" was its design - especially in its ability to conceal its contents with a back-facing bit of access. When I travel, I often end up going to heavily populated areas where pickpockets run rampant. This backpack, made for your camera, laptop, and tablet, has a feature that, by definition, blocks access to its contents.

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North Face’s Access Pack is the convertible of gear backpacks

North Face’s Access Pack is the convertible of gear backpacks

North Face's Access Pack, a backpack shown off back in January and again today, is now available to order. The Access Pack is unlike most other backpacks, featuring an enclosure that pops open with the push of a button, making it easy to stow and access your everyday gear. The design is far more convenient than ordinary zippered backpacks, making it a simple matter to pop it open, grab what you need, and close it up again.

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Lifepack gear bag has built-in locking cable, solar charger

Lifepack gear bag has built-in locking cable, solar charger

Many people work on the go, whether for their company or as a freelancer hopping from one gig to another. That means packing a lot of expensive equipment up into a single bag and taking it into the great outdoors…where it is vulnerable to thieves. Enter Lifepack, a new backpack aimed at on-the-go individuals; it features an integrated locking cable for securing the bag, and a solar charger for keeping devices juiced up.

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Speck MightyPack Plus Review: Mighty indeed

Speck MightyPack Plus Review: Mighty indeed

I'm the kind of guy that's much happier carrying around a backpack, rather than a typical laptop bag. Not only do I find them more comfortable, they typically have more storage space. For a couple of weeks, I've been testing out Speck's MightyPack Plus, and using it to lug around my various gadgets.

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National Geographic Mediterranean Medium Sling Bag Review

National Geographic Mediterranean Medium Sling Bag Review

This month we've been working with the Mediterranean Medium Sling Bag (NG MC4550) from National Geographic and Manfrotto. This bag is one of a collection of heavy-duty bags made for devices. The bag we've got here is made for your camera, your laptop, and all your tiny bits and pieces. Compartments on top of compartments combined with a smart set of colors making for a masterful sling without a doubt.

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The Everyday Messenger by Peak Design hands-on

The Everyday Messenger by Peak Design hands-on

It’s no small achievement being the most successful bag on Kickstarter, so the Everyday Messenger by Peak Design has a lot to live up to. With over 7,000 backers pledging $1,940,093 at time of writing - well over the initial goal of $100,000 it’s clear the bag has struck a chord, with myself included. This has been my busiest travel year and damn, I could have used this bag.

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