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.

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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.


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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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CODEX cases for Apple computers – reviewed

July 30, 2007

Codex case

Gizmodo has an in depth and hands on review for the CODEX cases.

…it’s actually quite good if you need something to carry your machine—and only your machine—from place to place.

My opinion is that these types of cases are for the design snob. Who doesn’t really feel the hit when he buys his new MacBookPro, because he hasn’t ever needed to check the price, and probably told his driver to wait while he quickly picked up his new computer at the Apple store, or better yet, had his driver go get the computer for him so he could have the MacBookPro in his private jet on his way to his private island.

Built NY – Duffel

July 30, 2007

BuiltNY -Duffel
The largest bag by Built NY is their duffel. Put it all in this bag, a great recommendation when trying to follow the one bag rule.
$99.99 [product page]

I’ve also raved about Built NY laptop sleeves.

Stronghold Bag – Protects your documents

July 30, 2007

Paraben Stronghold Bag
The US is issuing “electronic passports”. Which basically means that they have an RFID chip embedded in them.

(An RFID chip is basically tiny electronic chip that can be “read” by an RFID reader by merely being near the chip.)
The fear is that anyone who knows what they are doing can improvise their own “reader” and read your RFID chip from your bag or pocket without you knowing. The idea behind this bag is to block your RFID chip from any radio frequencies that might be quietly scanning your pockets for information.

$20 from Paraben Forensics [product page]

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Haul – Foreman: Messenger made from recycled innertubes

February 8, 2007

haul innertube

This very well built messenger bag is made from recycled innertubes that came off trucks traveling through Austraila. The outside of the bag is what once was the inside of the inner tube. So if you feel like helping the environment by using recycled stuff, this bag is a good choice. It goes for $150 AUD at Biome. Check the product page

Adaptable Payload Sandbag – by Oakley

February 6, 2007

AP Sangbag by Oakley

$110 from Oakley. Not bad. I’d like to give it a try. I like the Military Olive better than the other colors. It holds a laptop. Lots of straps everywhere. It looks cool. I’ve never used a “sling” before but this looks the most appealing of all those I’ve seen.

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BBP Hybrid Messenger/Backpack

December 11, 2006

BBP Hybrid Messenger/Backpack

Over on Cool Tools:

Like many people, I’ve received a Kanchenchunga-sized pile of nylon conference give-away bags over the years. All very ho-hum. But after a recent conference I came home with a BBP bag. I was using an old Tumi bag, which I liked, but it was falling apart. This BBP bag turned up in the nick of time…

…They’re thoughtfully designed, rugged, waterproof (ballistic nylon with rubberized interior), can be carried in a variety of ways (single shoulder, double shoulder like a backpack, slipped over the roll-aboard handle). Your laptop fits into a top-loading, well-padded, velour-lined outer pouch with a waterproof zipper, so the thing is super-accessible at airports and very well protected.

This BBP goes for $85 on

As of this post, Black is sold out but it comes in Titanium grey. It is a little confusing which color comes in which size. It appears the Black is only Small or Large, while the Titanium grey is only Medium.