All items tagged with "backpack"

Booq’s new Boa Flow Graphite looks like a bag that might finally carry everything, anywhere

booq-boa-flow-graphite-2

You’ve probably noticed Booq’s odd penchant for naming their strange, sophisticated baggage after snakes. And if you’ve really been paying attention, you’ll have noticed variations on one species crop up over and over again: The Booq Boa.

The Boa’s DNA has mutated into a variety of different forms, all with the purpose of carrying a MacBook and associated equipment. But the newest iteration, the Boa Flow Graphite, may be the most perfect yet — especially for those of us who lug a MacBook and DSLR on adventures.

Read the rest of this post »

Incase Calls Their New Icon ‘The Best Backpack We’ve Ever Made’

incase-icon-1

“The best backpack we’ve ever made” — a heady statement from an outfit with a focus on making packs and cases to keep traveling Apple stuff safe. The Icon certainly looks impressive, with its Airflow channels and more specialized pockets than a troop of kangaroos. And at $200, it also might be the most expensive backpack the Southern California-based company has ever made.

Read the rest of this post »

Waterfield’s Staad Slim Backpack Is Impeccably Designed And Here For The Long Haul [Review]

DSC04959

I’m a huge fan of minimalist bags to carry about my tech items. Why drag around a massive messenger bag to just hold my Macbook Air, an iPad mini, and some power cables? Sometimes though, you need to carry more than just the basics, like a full size iPad, extra batteries, keys, wallets, books, and the like.

Staad Slim Backpack by Waterfield Designs
Category: Backpacks
Works With: Various
Price: $319.00

The Staad Slim Backpack, then, is a nice mix between these two extremes: it carries the essentials in a compact design, but has a bit more space than you’d think, letting me add in some extras, like a portable power-brick and a pair of glasses in a case.

Tellingly, this backpack is a well-designed thing of beauty, with nary a stitch or seam out of place. The zippers are solid and immeasurably useful, and the placement of pockets is ingenious. The clasp is simple yet secure, and the colors–from the chocolate leather of the front flap to the light brown of the waxed canvas to the inner lining’s patterned orange–just scream style and substance. This is a backpack I can use for a long, long time.

Read the rest of this post »

Booq Laced Their Boa Shift Backpack With Every Unconventional Feature They Could Muster

booq-boa-shift-1

I’m forever intrigued with Booq — a bag-maker headquartered just a stone’s throw from design-crazy Pasadena — and its maverick creations. The company’s latest is the Boa Shift backpack; while it doesn’t much that’s new, it seems to gather all their signature design elements into a single bag.

Read the rest of this post »

The Ona Bolton Street Is The Best-Looking Backpack A Mac-Toting Photog Can Buy [Review]

bolton_lifestyle3

Simply put, Ona makes some of the nicest, most fashionable camera bags that Cult of Mac has ever had the pleasure of testing, and the Bolton Street camera backpack is no exception. But unlike their line-up of messenger bags, Ona’s Bolton Street is a bag for the kind of fashionable, London-trotting photog who can only carry his gear around by putting it on his back. It’s an expensive bag, and has a few niggles, but we love it. Read on.

Read the rest of this post »

3 Things To Look For In A Backpack #BackToSchool [Deals]

CoM - spigen-backpack_mainframe_630x473

This is #BackToSchool week at Cult of Mac Deals. There will be several new deals launching each day. Check in here each day for new deals for #BackToSchool. There will be a ton of apps, gear, gadgets, games, and more to buy just in time for the start of school, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for deals that have school — and savings — in mind.

With the start of school quickly approaching for many (and even quicker for some), the time to stock up on supplies is well underway. One of the key things any student needs is a backpack

When you’re looking for one of these it is no longer enough to find one that will carry enough books. Today’s backpack needs to be a bit more diverse considering that digital devices have become firmly entrenched in our lives.

So when looking for a backpack, here are 3 things to consider:

Read the rest of this post »

Ogio’s Gambit Is Perfect For Wandering An Irradiated Wasteland, Or Campus.

ogio-gambit

Ogio’s new Gambit backpack is the kind of pack I’d want to haul my gear in while wandering the radioactive desert wasteland of Fallout: New Vegas with. Heck, it’s even equipped with a padded, crushproof pocket called a “Tech Vault.”

Read the rest of this post »

Slim Leather iPad Sleeve Doubles As Sling Bag And Backpack

Another handy-dandy iPad case for your this lovely Monday morning, this time one which converts into a shoulder bag or even a "backpack." It’s called the Across, and it really does look pretty useful.

Read the rest of this post »

New ‘Velocity’ Travel Gear From Pocket-Crazy, Aussie-Based STM

stm-impulse-1

The fast-looking STM Impulse.

We’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again — simply because we enjoy repeating things: STM makes a %@$# great bag. And they’ve just unveiled a revamp of their flagship bags in the form of a new family of gear they’re calling the Velocity Collection. Which is actually pretty damn apt for this line of fast, light, grab-and-go bags.

Read the rest of this post »

HEX Brings Summer Early, Launches Nautically-Styled ‘Cabana’ MacBook Bags and Sleeves

hex-cabana

Back when I lived in SoCal, I was fixated with the coast. The sand, the surf, the sailboats. In fact, I often sailed out of Oxnard, a sleepy seaside burb just north of Los Angeles, which also happens to hide Mac-friendly bag-maker HEX.

Makes sense, then, that they’d launch the nautically themed Cabana collection, a heavily striped gathering of MacBook carriers and cases, and even an iPhone case. And nothing says “boating” more than a copious helping of stripes. But the bags aren’t just all about looks; they’re also all constructed of tough, water-resistant waxed canvas. I can practically hear the seagulls.

Read the rest of this post »