How can I best protect my dSLR camera during a rugged hiking trip, while still keeping it accessible for shooting? [more inside]
I'm looking for a men's backpack or messenger bag that exists at some magic intersection of lightweight and strong/durable. This is for daily commuting, often by foot, in New York City. My flashy new devices are impossibly light, and I'm looking for a bag that won't add unnecessary bulk when I carry some or all of them with me. [more inside]
I am really getting tired of carrying a purse and am thinking a purse-backpack would vastly improve the quality of my life. [more inside]
I've been using this backpack for everything in my life since 2002. The backpack is finally falling apart, and honestly I'm getting too old to travel with a backpack, but I've never found a better way to carry my (large amounts of) stuff. Help a lady out! [more inside]
The duffel bag I use for my massage kit is falling apart and I have trouble finding a sturdier replacement. Can you help me find one? Pics inside. [more inside]
I've always packed light by taking a backpack on all trips and going carry-on only. But I'm going to be extensive international travel with a 35-liter backpack and want to know how to pack even lighter. Usually I only go on 1-week trips, and thus pack a shirt for every day, etc. How can I pack lighter? I've heard that Merino wool is a good material for shirts that can be worn a couple times before needing a wash. What are your tips and tricks?
I'm shopping for a new backpack. Criteria: I'd like it to have some style and polish so as to go with nice casual clothes; to be at least big enough to hold a 15" laptop; to be brown, olive, or khaki in colour; and to cost $100 or less. I love this one but the site that carries it is apparently untrustworthy. Super shoppers of MeFi, what can you recommend?
I am attending a two day long event at a graduate program in International Affairs in my local area. It is for students who have made it through the first round of admissions. Interviews and some other assessments will be conducted at this event, but there will be many opportunities for them to try to sell their graduate program to us. The event is this Friday and Saturday, and the dress code called for is simply business casual. For what it's worth, this program is in the South. The problem is that since I am a local candidate, I will be biking to the event. I don't fancy biking in my dress shoes, and somehow carrying my leather portfolio along the way. I imagine I'll be bringing my backpack in order to switch out my shoes and carry my portfolio. How much of a faux pas do you imagine this might be?
East London filter: who makes backpacks practical enough for the gym but cool enough for a Hackney bar? Fjallraven is the obvious answer but literally everyone I know has one and it's getting out of hand. [more inside]
Going to a retreat in Kerala in Jan 2013. What do i need to take with me so i'm not the ill-equipped and inappropriate lady everyone rolls their eyes at? (Daytime is yoga and ayuverda therapy, weekends off for sightseeing, eating out down the beach or in the local town in the evening) Also, any recommendations of sightseeing and anything interesting to read beforehand? [more inside]
How likely is it that Delta Airlines will accept my slightly-oversize backpack as carry-on? [more inside]
I am trying to find a light backpack that I can use daily to work and also for short trips, and that does not look too bad. More details after the cut. [more inside]
I need recommendations for a running backpack that's just big enough for my work clothing and DOES NOT BOUNCE! [more inside]
I am looking for a messenger bag or backpack that will be good for bus/bike commuting in the rain, i.e. will keep my lunch, reading material, and spare clothing dry whilst I am getting soaked. I would also prefer it to be durable and green.
I know I'm not the first with this sort of question, but bear with me. I need some sort of messenger-bag/briefcase/laptop-case thing for school, work, travel, cycling, and general out-and-about purposes. Emphasis on durability, value, and versatility. Anybody have some good recommendations? [more inside]
Help me find a good and sturdy book bag like this one that I can use as a purse after I graduate. [more inside]
ISO a simple, inconspicuous backpack. [more inside]
I want to put a backpack up for sale on Craigslist, but I wanted to make sure I knew what kind of thing it was first -- but I can't find what I think is the brand name, and looking at the type of pack it was supposed to be also doesn't look right. What the hell kind of pack do I have? [more inside]
hi all, i am looking for a quality backpack and cool places to go to in northern brazil. i would appreciate any help. [more inside]
Any ideas for repurposing promotional drawstring backpacks? [more inside]
Is there a brand whose logo is a yellow equal sign in a blue square (extremely similar to the Human Rights Campaign logo) that makes backpacks? [more inside]
Looking for a great travel backpack - your reviews? [more inside]
Help me carry my (big) water bottle in or on my backpack with no built-in holder and no clear places to latch onto. [more inside]
Where should I travel in Asia and the wider world between February and August 2011? Should I travel there and then at all? I'm trying to plan a round-the-world trip and am finding it very difficult. Apologies for my rambling question - I could really do with your help. [more inside]
Which baby-carrying backpack should I get? I have a bouncing 8-month-old, and he's about to outgrow his Baby Bjorn front-pack. I'd like to get a backpack carrier by spring, but I don't know what's good or what to get. [more inside]
My son needs the most durable school backpack we can find. [more inside]
Looking for a good backpack for a 17" MacBook Pro [more inside]
Can you recommend a backpack to carry my camera? [more inside]
Where should we (Me +1) backpack next weekend (Mar 28/29) near Fresno, CA that has SNOW, WATER and FISH? [more inside]
I would like to know a superior form of backpack. It should be primarily appropriate for day to day backpack and school usage but also useful for light travel use or light camping use. I am ~6'4", usually weigh about 185 pounds, and male. [more inside]
I'm looking for a web-based to-do-list manager, along the lines of 37Signals' Backpack, that allows its users to have a to-do task recur a certain amount of time after it's been checked off. [more inside]
I'm looking for a web-based to-do application with a few very specific features, but, essentially, one that's almost a del.icio.us clone and is very much centralized not on categories, but on tags. [more inside]