Archive for August, 2007

First Ascent Jester – by The North Face

August 20, 2007

north face first ascent jester

I’ve been interested in a backpack recently. Instead of using my trusty messenger bag, which weighs down one shoulder I’ve been interested in distributing the weight between both shoulders evenly. This bag seems like just the bag.


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Overboard Dry Tube Bag

August 17, 2007

overboard dry tube bag

I love these kind of bags. This dry tube can be used for anything. But really shines when it comes to keeping your stuff dry. To seal these kinds of bags, you roll the top closed and then it is fastened to keep the rolled part in place. It holds about 20L so you could easily pack for the weekend or more depending on your requirements.

Made from heavy duty 420D nylon-coated tarpauline, has welded seams, and some convenient handles.

This video is of a smaller version of the same bag.

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You can tell a lot about a person by what they carry

August 14, 2007

whatsinmybag - flickr

There are several places where you can see what people carry with them in their bags. The best, I think, is from Flickr. People take pictures of what they have in their bags and you can look through them. It’s like airport screening except these people are doing this voluntarily.

On Flickr search for whatsinmybag

Lifehacker made a similar attempt

photo by splitbrain

De-Accumulation Bag

August 14, 2007

Speaking of clutter… (via Get Rich Slowly)

Raised by a packrat, Stuff drove me crazy. Until a few years ago, this was the solution: keep a bag of “de-accumulation” and fill it as full as possible every week. Give it to charity once a month. All four bags.

photo by sindesign

Don't be a victim of… …luggage clutter!

August 9, 2007

luggage cluter

Unclutterer offers some great advice on how to keep your huge suitcase that you bought for your trip to Disney World from taking up so much space.

I kept out-of-season clothing, extra sheets and towels, and some other random items stored inside the three pieces.


I believe that nesting pieces are a must-have quality with luggage. Otherwise, they waste valuable storage space in your home. Good nesting pieces also have enough space to allow you to put additional backpacks and bags inside of them, in addition to your traditional luggage.

But some of the best advice isn’t really about clutter. Erin gives is a list of bags you can buy with the best warranties. For example Eagle Creek has a line of bags (the Explorer line) that “No Matter What” damage occurs to your bag they will fix it or replace the bag.


photo by brappy

Your very own crystal poodle

August 9, 2007

poodle bag

My guess in the economy of things, is that the supply out numbers the demand on this. This bag falls deeply into the NOT practical category. Plus I have many other crystallized animals I’d rather spend $4695.00 on.

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Zugster's new bag – The Walkabout

August 3, 2007


I love the custom handmade designs of Zugster bags. The waiting list to get one is long. If I was willing to wait until January, I might pick one up. He says:

This is my idea of a bag for walking around a city, rather than biking. It came out of wanting to have a bag to use on vacation which I could wear lower down than one of my messenger bags, and which would be easier to get my camera in and out of.

This bag starts at $125 and goes up with each custom option you add.

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