Travel Gear

Our old friend Billy Norris at Daymakers is conducting a “Red Tag” sale with substantial savings and Free shipping through March 31st.  (Note that shipping charges may appear on your order as submitted; they’ll be deducted from your total prior to billing.) If you’re not familiar with Daymakers, this small firm makes security-oriented travel gear […]

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Here’s a nifty alternative to money belts:  travel underwear with a couple of pockets for your passport, credit cards, and/or cash. Available from Clever Travel Companion, the men’s boxer briefs shown here are available in cotton, Modal (95/5 rayon/spandex), or a 65/35 cotton/polyester blend. The ladies’ briefs are a boy style in order to accommodate […]

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I stumbled across the Elliott Toiletry Bag/Dopp Kit a few days ago at Cool Material (see Favorite Links in the RH column).  Made from recycled (technically speaking, upcycled) truck inner tubes and featuring a bicycle valve zipper pull, to my eye it’s beautiful.

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A revealing post from a baggage handler, Confessions of an Airline Baggage “Thrower,” appeared on Huffington Post yesterday (12/16/11); an excerpt: I’m not going to lie, your checked luggage takes a beating. They call it “throwing bags” for a reason. There isn’t an easy way around this. Airplanes only make money while in the air, […]

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The Highs: Thoughtful design; impeccable quality;  TSA checkpoint friendly;  a 320 pound bodyguard couldn’t provide your laptop more protection The Lows: Quality ain’t cheap, son The Verdict: A dual purpose laptop bag for the new millennium In the ancient history of the 1980’s, the contents of my daily bag looked a lot different than they […]

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Kevin on November 30th, 2011

Can hipster messenger bag firm Timbuk2 challenge Eagle Creek in the packing folder arena?  The company recently introduced a pair of folders, each of which features a zippered main compartment versus EC’s four flap & velcro set up.  The T2 packing folders also have a separate compartment for storing the packing template, further differentiating its […]

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Any size, color, or material. Offer good until 4am tomorrow (11/10/11) morning.  Use code fromzerotohero  Rickshaw Bagworks Practical Hacks review of the Medium Zero

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