Tag Archives : rucksack

Backpack review: Doughnutbags Colorado

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Reading Time: 6 minutesWith Autumn sneaking in to replace those slow Summer days, it’s natural for those of us with a penchant for carrying an assortment of goods around us may start thinking of backpacks, or rucksacks, if you like, again. As all sensible gentlemen know, the backpack is the best way of carrying items of volume or weight. A tote bag may…

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Backpack review: Harris tweed by Kara Keddie

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Reading Time: 5 minutesBackpacks come in many shapes and forms, materials and details, intended for one use or another. I have backpacks that are great for stuffing a weekends worth of hiking gear in, backpacks that are brilliant for the daily year-round cycle to work with an expensive laptop inside, even a backpack that does a sterling job of carrying a library book…

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Backpacks for work and pleasure

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Reading Time: 10 minutesIt’s been a while now since I did one of my backpack guides, so maybe it’s time for a new one? This time I’m not going to go strictly for blackpack alternatives. Blackpack? You know, the black nylon backpack you typically get handed to you with your new laptop. The most generic, ugly and soulless piece of luggage you can…

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Son of Arkaig – The Trakke Assynt 17 backpack

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Reading Time: 5 minutesBackpacks or rucksacks are an important feature of my life. Much of the time I’m cycling, which means a backpack is much more practical than a bag. Or I’ll be out with the dawgs, which also means having my hands free to scoop the poop is an advantage. I just can’t seem to get into that tote-thing with any enthusiasm…

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Is the Ruc-Tote the Kinder chocolate or Swiss army knife of luggage?

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Reading Time: 6 minutesCombining features has long been a way for products to innovate. The Germans do the Kinder Eggs, promising three distinct joys for a single purchase. The Swiss army have, by way of Victorinox, Wenger or whatever, introduced the world to the sheer joy of combining an increasing number of tools in one (now barely) hand held piece. I’ll not hotly…

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The big backpack roundup pt 2: Modern styles

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Reading Time: 6 minutesIt’s been a while now since I last posted a backpack guide so I thought it would make good seasonal reading. As we have previously established, the goal is to get away from the standard issue black nylon laptop-pack that you’ll typically be given at work. The sort of black hole of style and tast that listlessly hangs from the…

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The big backpack roundup pt 1: Classic and heritage styles

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Reading Time: 5 minutesIt’s been a while now since I last posted a backpack guide so I thought it would make good seasonal reading. As we have previously established, the goal is to get away from the standard issue black nylon laptop-pack that you’ll typically be given at work. The sort of black hole of style and tast that listlessly hangs from the…

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Fresh backpacks for the stylish man (AW14)

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Reading Time: 10 minutesIt’s high summer and for those of you looking to keep your backpack game strong this Autumn, it’s time to climb a tree and get an overview of what might be available. Strong backpack game? Not something you come across that often in the world of fashion, but believe me, a crummy backpack will really kill off any effort you…

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Even more backpacks for the stylish man!

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Reading Time: 8 minutesIt appears I have become something of the go-to site when it comes to backpacks for the stylish man. This is of course a huge honour for me! My campaign against the utterly horrible and style-less black nylon backpack has not gone unnoticed, and there may yet be some hope for this very overlooked aspect of our daily attire. Let…

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Whillas & Gunn Nullarbor, a new favorite backpack

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Reading Time: 4 minutesLong term readers  will no doubt recall my quest a few months back to find a backpack suitable for a man of style. The point was to do away with the typical company-issued, black nylon backpack most people use to cart around their laptop and workday miscellany. This turned into quite a task, and resulted in not one, but two…

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