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Looking for the perfect daypack

I'm looking for a daypack that'll carry an SLR camera, an extra lens, a book, and a water bottle. I'd like it to be compact enough that it can't carry much else. I'd like it to offer some mild degree of protection to the camera and the lens. I don't mind if it's a backpack, shoulder bag, or sling. Style-wise, I'd rather it not look like a camera bag. And I'm a male. [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Sep 14, 2014 - 7 answers

Two great tastes that taste great together

I'd like to start biking to my yoga studio. I need to bring my own mat. Talk to me about what works. Difficulty: trail-a-bike hitch precludes a cargo rack. Is there another way to carry it on my bike? I'm also open to mat bags that play nicely with riding a bike. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Aug 31, 2014 - 11 answers

Where do people physically shop for messenger / travel / other bags?

Where do people physically shop for messenger / travel / other bags? I want to see them in person. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Aug 15, 2014 - 13 answers

Bicycle Vanity

I have this bike. I need help finding panniers and clothes to go with it. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Aug 15, 2014 - 17 answers

two tablet bag/organizer

I'm in search of a grid it style organizer that can carry two tablets edge to edge. Tablets are an iPad mini and an Asus note 8. Organizer needs to fit in the footprint of a 13 inch macbook air. Tablets also need to be separated so they don't slide in front of or behind one another.
posted by dstopps on Aug 10, 2014 - 2 answers

Surely backpack technology has progressed alongside the laptop?

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]
posted by scarylarry on Jun 16, 2014 - 12 answers

Looking for a Camera Bag That Can Hold a 10" Tablet

Essentially I'm looking for recommendations for a bag that will hold a DSLR and two lenses as well as a 10" tablet and some other smaller accessories. Extra points if it will also handle a full size keyboard, but I don't expect that to be possible.
posted by nathanrudy on May 3, 2014 - 5 answers

Chic bag for my laptop and books

I've been carrying what is a Kenneth Cole Weekender bag for my schoolbooks and laptops. It's not really good at supporting all the weight. What are some chic looking alternatives that can handle the weight of a few notebooks and a somewhat large-ish Toshiba laptop that won't kill my arm but look pretty killer. Nothing frumpy please! [more inside]
posted by discopolo on Apr 6, 2014 - 6 answers

baaaaaags

I need to buy myself a bag for carry-on and every-day stuff. What do I want? [more inside]
posted by goosechasing on Mar 30, 2014 - 17 answers

Tiny Black Biking Backpack

I would like a black backpack, smaller than your average backpack, that's just large enough to fit my iPad, u-lock, and a few essentials while riding my bike. Something like this would work, except I would really prefer something with a squared off rolltop or flap top to the traditional rounded zipper backpack opening. To be even more picky, I would prefer it to be water-resistant, and ideally from a small messenger bag company that manufactures in the USA. If I could just buy something like this and shoot it with a shrink ray, I'd be happy. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Mar 10, 2014 - 17 answers

In search of a wheeled duffel...

I will be traveling in India for an extended time and then to a few countries in Southeast Asia. I am in search of a large (32"+), waterproof, duffel bag with wheels. I would like to spend $150 max on it. Please lead me to your favorites.
posted by likeapen on Feb 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Looking for a lunchbox!

The other Mr fffm is great. Works downtown at a financial firm, snappy dresser, etc. But he takes his lunch to work in a plastic bag from the supermarket and this gives me a sad. Help me find something stylish (but not hideously expensive please) to tote his lunch in. [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Feb 13, 2014 - 18 answers

Help me find a backpack for my massage kit.

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]
posted by pressure for pleasure on Feb 12, 2014 - 11 answers

Carryology?

Just want to field some opinions: I have to carry food (that's lunch, dinner, and snacks) and gym stuff with me to work. My backpack can fit work stuff plus food; or work stuff plus gym stuff. I can carry 1 additional bag at most. Gym stuff in backpack and carry separate lunch bag? or lunch in backpack and carry separate gym bag? [more inside]
posted by redwaterman on Feb 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Can I wash an Army Modular Sleep System in my top-load washer?

I just got a set of surplus unused Army sleeping bags (called the Modular Sleep System) and want to wash them. The tags say to use a commercial, front-load washer; can I use my modern, top-load washer that does not have an agitator? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Jan 20, 2014 - 5 answers

Best Toiletry Bag Contents?

An unexpected late holiday gift has left me the owner of an amazingly capacious leather toiletry bag (this one to be exact) to replace my previous canvas sack. What can I put in it to make it the best men's toiletry bag ever for someone who travels frequently? I'm already putting in travel toothbrushes and simple shaving supplies, but what else should I include? What unexpected thing has been life-saving (or just really welcome) in your toilet bag? What emergency supplies should I have on hand?
posted by The Whelk on Jan 17, 2014 - 44 answers

Cleaning My Cloth/Leather Bag

I have owned a cloth messenger bag with leather trim around the edges for a couple years. Over time, the cloth has gotten somewhat dingy (no issues with the leather). I am unlikely to find another bag like this, so I want to keep it clean, if I can. Laundromats won't touch it because of the leather and I can't machine wash it for the same reason. I have tried scrubbing it by hand with different things - vinegar, lemon juice, and bleach (all diluted in some amount of water) to no avail. Internet searches haven't turned up many other suggestions. Are there any recommendations for other things to try?
posted by C'est la D.C. on Jan 12, 2014 - 10 answers

Recommend me a stylish nappy bag

We want to buy a nappy/baby bag but we don't like what we've seen. This may not be possible, but we'd like something for less than $150 aud including shipping, if relevant, and it needs to ship to or be available in Australia. We'd like something fairly modern. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Dec 26, 2013 - 16 answers

Backpack for hiking supplies and easy access side pocket to DSLR camera?

Husband loves to take photos when hiking, but hates taking his backpack all the way off and on again every time he wants to reach for his camera. I need a hiking backpack for my husband that will hold all the regular stuff for a day hike but with some sort of easy access zippered side pocket where he can just reach around to grab his camera, shoot photos, and put it back inside while leaving the backpack on his back the whole time. Ideally for $60 or less. Searched around on amazon but cannot find it. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by skjønn on Dec 26, 2013 - 13 answers

Open in case of very small emergency.

I'm assembling a bag of useful things that I will keep in the trunk my car. What goes in it? Think less "zombie apocalypse" more "raining, forgot umbrella." [more inside]
posted by justkevin on Dec 22, 2013 - 49 answers

This totally awesome iridescent bag

I saw the coolest messenger-ish bag today, made with subtly iridescent fabric. Anyone know where I can find this bag? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Dec 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Looking for a cheaper replacement for the Lo&Sons OG

I'd like something almost exactly like the Lo&Sons OG gym and travel bag — something that includes a laptop sleeve, pockets, and the additional strap to hold it on a rolling suitcase. Ideally, it would be professional-looking enough to carry to job interviews. Unfortunately, I'm also working with a graduate student budget. Any suggestions?
posted by you're a kitty! on Dec 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me find Picard's travel bag from Star Trek: TNG

I'd love to find a bag similar to the one used by Picard and Starfleet officers for my boyfriend for Christmas. Image inside, with more details... [more inside]
posted by spectacularicity on Dec 6, 2013 - 8 answers

Designer bag too expensive: looking for similar affordable one

I fell in love with the Fendi bag this woman is carrying, which I think is the 2Jours tote, or something quite similar. Barring winning the lottery, I'm not about to pay that much for a bag, and would like suggestions for a similar one. Details of what I like about the bag inside. [more inside]
posted by telophase on Nov 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Transporting board games

What's the best solution for transporting a bunch of board games? [more inside]
posted by MsVader on Nov 19, 2013 - 12 answers

How should I present this gift?

I need a pretty package. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Sep 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Does this work bag read feminine?

I would like to replace my husband's deteriorating work bag (which I gave him many moons ago) for our upcoming anniversary . I like this nylon one, but fear it will read as being made for a woman. I have past experience with this seller and she will customize a bag. If this does read as feminine, what makes it so? Thank you.
posted by michellenoel on Sep 23, 2013 - 39 answers

The perfect black leather messenger bag for a geek with sensitive skin

So I found this black leather messenger bag, and it meets my needs in just about every way...but I'm wondering whether I can find a better one in this vein for a similar price. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Sep 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Non-Obvious Everyday Bag Items.

My daily/everyday bag is a canvas haversack - about as large as a small messenger bag. I already know to carry things like breath strips and a small umbrella and a paperback around, but recently I've been looking to expand on the everyday items. For example: there was an awkward lull in conversation during a train ride. I happened to be carrying a pack of cards and taught everyone to play German Whist - wonderful ice breaker, great way to spend the trip. I'm looking for things like that, small, non-obvious essentials to put in your bag that can be used in many different situations.
posted by The Whelk on Sep 5, 2013 - 53 answers

Cool ergonomic purse?

I'm looking for cool ergonomic purses that don't hurt your shoulder. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Sep 2, 2013 - 9 answers

I'm looking for a waxed canvas/ waxed cotton bag..

I'd like to get largeish waxed canvas or waxed cotton shoulder/messenger bag. Large enough to hold a number of vinyl records (12x12), bigger is ok, smaller won't work. I'm looking for waxed cotton because it is waterproof and looks cool, but other fabrics would be ok if they don't have logos and are also waterproof.
posted by kittensofthenight on Aug 27, 2013 - 12 answers

I'm looking for a great laptop bag.

I've been lugging my laptop around in a red backpack for the last twelve years. Its been on nearly every continent, survived several career 180s and a divorce. But all things must come to an end- My everyday carry is much different than it was twelve years ago- My PC laptop, an iPad, a yellow legal notepad and maybe a paperback. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Aug 27, 2013 - 15 answers

Dyson won't work with vacuum storage bags.

I have a bunch of vacuum storage bags, but I own a Dyson DC25 upright vacuum cleaner. The attachment nozzle doesn't work for vacuum bags since it has a protrusion for attaching different heads. [more inside]
posted by krunk on Aug 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Carry-on bag options

I'm looking for low cost ideas for a carry-on bag. It's got to meet United Airline carry-on regulations (14" x 9" x 22"). Ideally, I'd like to be able to stash it under the seat, rather than overhead, since I'm small and it's hard to heft a loaded bag over my head. My son will be travelling with me, so that's not a hard and fast request-he can certainly get a bag in the overhead! Details: we're going to Signal Mountain Resort in the Grand Tetons, Wyoming beginning of September, for 6 days. Casual dress, hiking boots are what we'll be carrying with us. I am good at condensed packing, but have never tried to take a carry-on for this length of time. We'll be staying with my daughter and her husband, so we'll be able to skip a good amount of personal care stuff; we'll borrow from them, or get sample sizes when we get out there. I have not been here before, so hints and tips specific to packing for this area would be most welcome.
posted by LaBellaStella on Aug 5, 2013 - 15 answers

We only have it "in the bag" if the bag doesn't have any holes.

I need to find somewhere to purchase hard wearing messenger bags that my co-workers won't destroy. [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Jul 24, 2013 - 29 answers

Carry-On Travel Bag for Lots of Various Electronics Items?

I'm looking for a travel bag that will hold the following: 15.6" laptop, 10" DVD player, 9" tablet, small camcorder, Kindle e-reader, mp3 player, various cords and power adapters. Any and all recommendations welcome. Bonus points if I can purchase it with 2-day shipping.
posted by Bushmiller on Jul 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Bicycle seat bag with a durable zipper

Anyone have recommendations for a large bicycle seat bag that has a durable zipper? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jul 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Custom tote bags with custom, wrap-around artwork?

I would like to have a batch of canvas tote-bags made with custom artwork, with the following design caveat: The logo/artwork wraps around each side of the bag. What specific companies can do this for small batches (50-100, max)? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jun 25, 2013 - 4 answers

Need a better bag (Nexus 7 and stuff)

I have this bag and it's a really good shoulder bag (for a guy), pocket for the phone on front, slim pocket on the back for my wallet (think inside jacket pocket style), pocket on the inside for my small camera and the nexus 7 fits perfectly in the big pocket and it also has a zip pocket for change so I always have quarters with me now but I would like something more durable and stylish. Wouldn't mind leather.
posted by Ferrari328 on Jun 5, 2013 - 5 answers

Bag of holding, only real and stylish?

My current purse (this in Extra Large) has finally bit the dust after nearly 3 years of service. It held a lot, and was ergonomic, but not particularly stylish. Help me find a purse that holds a lot, is ergonomic, and stylish. Oh, and preferably under $100. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jun 2, 2013 - 15 answers

Cheap duffel bag in Budapest?

Where can I buy a cheap duffel bag in Budapest? [more inside]
posted by Captain Sunshine on May 31, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for smallish canvas and leather tote/briefcase

I'm looking for an everyday, tote/briefcase-type bag; smallish, around 12x9" and maybe 5 or 6" wide, made of canvas and leather, hoping to keep the price below $125. Any suggestions? I saw something on the train today that looked perfect, but I can't find it online. The brand was "Yosemite", which is tough to google. The logo on the label was a stylized sun with a face. Can anyone help me find that company or a different bag that fits the bill? [more inside]
posted by SirNovember on May 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Reclaimed Wool Felt Bags

Other than Ibex and Cargabags, who is making clean, simple, nontwee, non "crafty" bags from recycled or reclaimed wool felt? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Apr 27, 2013 - 2 answers

Is there such a thing as a knitting briefcase?

I like to knit in meetings; it actually helps me to listen better! But the bag I have for my projects doesn't look particularly professional. Most craft bags are so cutesy, which is not at all my style. What can I get that would look simple & respectable? [more inside]
posted by epersonae on Mar 26, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me identify this Merrell bag.

At one time I had the budget and energy for a modest bag collection, and now I've had this bag sitting in a closet for far too long and can't remember the model name of it. It's made by Merrell, early 2000's. [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Mar 8, 2013 - 2 answers

Find me that pink bag!

I saw a hot pink diaper bag online sometime last week, and now I can't find it. Help me! [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Mar 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for a shower bag/caddy for the gym

I recently started going to the gym in the mornings before work. Looking for a convenient shower bag/caddy to help. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 19, 2013 - 10 answers

Does my ideal purse exist?

I'm on the market for a new everyday purse/bag, and I'm having trouble finding exactly what I'm looking for. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Feb 11, 2013 - 32 answers

How to remove an oil stain from a canvas bag

I just noticed the stain recently but it feels set-in. It's roughly 3 inches around. What's the best way to go about removing the stain?
posted by mizrachi on Feb 1, 2013 - 10 answers

Large, Professional, Lightweight Handbag/Briefcase

I'm starting a new professional job, and I need a new, professional bag. I need something large, very lightweight, and preferably with a cross-body shoulder strap. [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Jan 29, 2013 - 12 answers

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