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6 good gear bags for work and play (hands on)
I confess I am a gear bag addict. I have a big coat rack in my apartment that has been converted into a bag tree. I have quite a collection of gear bags, and among them my favorites that I use regularly.
The attributes I find most important in a good gear bag are size and thickness. I like thin profile bags that can still carry the gear I need to take. I have two backpacks I use regularly, a few shoulder bags, and a simple hand bag that was the cheapest of the lot.
The bags are presented here in no particular order. I rotate using them all, and have made numerous trips with each one.
If you have a favorite gear bag not included in this collection, please share it in the comments along with what makes you like it.
Staad Slim Backpack
The Staad Slim Backpack is designed to take just the right essentials while remaining as low profile as possible. It has a thin laptop pocket that will fit any 13-inch laptop, and an organized pocket system for small gadgets and accessories.
I use the Staad when I travel and can easily stuff all my electronic gear inside. It is not cheap but is very functional and stylish. I regularly get compliments whenever I carry the Staad Backpack.
It is available from sfbags for $319, and there is a slightly wider version available for $329. The waxed canvas and leather will stand up to the bumps of the road.
Don't miss the full review of the Staad Backpack on ZDNet.