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Week In Review ~ 12 May
Want to know what tote Chuck Norris would use? Searching for a backpack that will serve your needs without giving you strain? Desperate to avoid the gawking expressions of fellow travelers in airports because you can’t shut your case? Well this Week In Review has just the knowledge you’re after…
Prevention is better than cure
For the tenth time you’ve checked all your pockets, bags and cupboards, retraced all your steps, prayed to the wallet gods mixed in with a few choice expletives, but still no luck. Your wallet is gone. Even though it’s been stolen or you’ve lost it somewhere, the damage can be limited if you’ve carried out a wallet audit beforehand. Check out this very handy guide on how to do just that.
If Chuck Norris carried totes what would they look like…
There’s no denying tote bags are useful. You drop stuff in and you go. Perfect. The problem with some totes however is not one of functionality but more of aesthetics. Guys generally want bags that look masculine, however many totes just don’t look manly. However help is on the way. Just choose from this list of 10 manly tote bags that cater to the office and the outdoors. In addition, when optimally weighted they are great for whacking your friend upside the head for his ridiculing that you wanted a “girl bag”. Shows what he knows about carry…
Review: Triple Aught Design FAST Pack Litespeed
If you’re wondering how the Triple Aught Design FAST Pack Litespeed performs, check out this review on Bag Collector. There’s lots of great images too, which is always a bonus. You can check out our very own road test of the TAD FAST Pack Litespeed as well to see how it compares.
Shining the spotlight on Entermodal and Larry Olmstead
Entermodal focus on great design, attention to detail, use of beautiful materials, as well as environmental sustainability when creating their bags. What more could you ask for really? The brand’s owner and lead designer Larry Olmstead has created the Medium Foldy and the Large Foldy. What’s different about them, you ask? Well the body and lining of each bag is constructed using just one piece of canvas and one seam. Talk about intelligent design. They are suitable for both men and women, so you’ll want to keep an eye on this one in case your friend/partner/distant third cousin wants to “borrow” it.
Speaking of strain, if you have back problems and/or are experiencing less than optimal performance from your backpack, have a read through our Bad Backs and Backpacks post. Your back will thank you.