June 23rd, 2017

 

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The NOMATIC Backpack and Travel Pack project on Kickstarter definitely has this whole crowdfunding thing figured out.

If you haven’t heard, NOMATIC is making history on Kickstarter and pulling in record high earnings.

And it’s not by accident that they’re having so much success. The successful backing of the NOMATIC Backpack and Travel Pack are because of both bags are stylish and functional while offering a wide array of unique features.

We decided to look a bit closer at these two bags. And by the end, we’ll give you our honest opinion on this NOMATIC project.

The NOMATIC Backpack for Everyday Use and the NOMATIC Travel Pack for Those Short 1-3 Day Trips

The idea behind offering these two bags is that though they may look the same, they were each designed for a specific function and purpose.

The NOMATIC backpack is meant to be your go-to everyday backpack. I wouldn’t label it as an ideal bag for bike commuters and it’s a little pricey for college students. But it seems like a good fit for young professional based on its sleek look and design.

As for the NOMATIC travel pack, this bag was made for those short weekend trips with enough space to handle a 3-day trip at the most. It doesn’t offer as much room or flashy features as their travel bag

May 11th, 2017

Making Some Luggage Headway With The Patagonia Maximum Legal  Carry Bag Review

How many times have you wondered if you were going to get some grief from the airline when you arrive at the airport? I used to be in a constant state of anxiety about whether the airline would allow my rolling suitcase above. Then I took at look at the Patagonia MLC 45 aka the Maximum Legal Carry by Patagonia.

Look, with more people using low cost airlines for travel, the need for practical luggage is a must.

Whether you use a carry-on suitcase or a travel backpack, it’s important to choose a bag that fits your needs.

Patagonia may be using the Maximum Legal Carry backpack as an entre into the casual travel market. The grab your stuff and leave for a very long weekend type of bag…. This bag appears specifically made for the overhead compartment.

Who Should Buy This Backpack?

Listen, all backpack companies hope that someone writes, “This bag is for everyone!” But, the Patagonia MLC is meant for the casual fun traveler.

Immediately, I wouldn’t recommend this back for a business traveler. Also, It’s not for the traveler that will be traveling to all the corners of the world for technical trekking.

But more for a traveler that will not be doing technical trekking or hiking. Going to Vietnam for a week, sure. Hiking the apalachin trail, no way. This is not some crazy technical Osprey backpack.

The Patagonia MLC45 is a new take on the carry-on travel bag especially since

May 3rd, 2017

Should You Buy the Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack?

Consider you’re going on a trip, and you don’t really want to bring a suitcase carry-on or even check in luggage. You’re looking for the ultimate carry-on to handle your travel needs. I wanted to share my thoughts on the Timbuk2 Aviator travel backpack.

Here’s the deal, my first impression is the Timbukt2 Aviator is a decent travel backpack.

But, I want to go a little bit more in depth so you can make a well-informed decision of whether you want to buy this backpack.

So, let’s begin.

1. General Overview of the Timbuk2 Travel Backpack

Before we begin, let’s first cover the general information about the Aviator.

Aviator Dimensions, Weight, and Capacity

The specifications of the bag are as follows:

  • Dimensions: of the Aviator are 22.83″ x 13.39″ x 9.45″. (The Aviator is a good Carryon backpack size).
  • Weight:  It weighs a little over 4 Lbs, 6 oz  (or 2 kg).
  • Volume: It has a capacity of 1820 inches.

Backpack Organization

This backpack comes equipt with the following organization features:

  • 1 Main Compartment
  • 1 Laptop Compartment
  • 1 Mid-size compartment
  • 3 Smaller Compartments

Price of the Timbuk2 Aviator

As of writing this post, I have seen it advertised for $189.  But, I have also seen it on sale.

Now that I’ve covered the basic information, let’s dive into the overview of the exterior features and compartments.

 

2. Timbuk2 Aviator Exterior Features Overview

In this section, I talk about the exterior features of the bag and my thoughts on whether or not they live up to the

February 20th, 2017
The Watson Backpack project on Kickstarter is changing some rules in backpacks. And their approach may change your mind too. The Watson from Function is more sophisticated and refined bag than their competition.
 
We decided to delve a little deeper in on the Watson Backpack project. And by the end, we’ll give you our unfettered thoughts on the Watson project.

The Watson Backpack for Urban Professionals

The goal of an exceptional backpack was primary for the Function Design team. The team spent 12 months honing the Watson backpack for “knowledge workers.”

Whether they mean information technology workers, or an everyday professional backpack for men, I just wasn’t certain. But, it’s not mental gymnastics. They’re aiming for the professional backpack crowd with style and taste with their backpack.

I will say that they have some unique features in their backpack. And their feature-rich backpack matches their aim to create something special for an everyday backpack.

The History of The Watson Bag

Watson’s founder, Valerie Crisp is a third-generation entrepreneur. Valerie, inspired to leave her mark on the design world, came up with a great concept for a bag.Valerie Crisp Function Design
 
January 25th, 2017

The Ideal Professional Backpack For Men Who Work

A professional backpack is the perfect gift idea for women and for men. But what are some qualities you should look out for in a business backpack? Below is a short list of the top 6 things you should be looking at when deciding what professional backpack to buy for that special guy in your life.

Here we go!

Backpack and Comfort Should Go Together

There’s nothing worse than lugging around a heavy backpack all day (remember elementary school?). By picking the right backpack, you’ll help alleviate strain on your shoulders and lower back.  Rule number one, make sure that the backpack has padding on the shoulder straps and along the back. This extra padding will help distribute the weight of the contents more evenly along the back.  We discussed comfort in our article about the Watson Backpack, and it’s important to place it at the top of requirements.

You can find a comfortable backpack, just look. If you can’t, look some more. ~David

When carrying a lot of weight on our backs, we tend to lean forward, which can be bad for our shoulders and back. Thick straps and proper strap adjustment are key here. Make sure that the straps are pulled tight so that the bag goes up higher on the hips. Once you do this, the weight will not be on the straps, rather on your upper torso.

Also keep in mind that after wearing a backpack for long periods of time, the back

January 3rd, 2017

We’ve all experienced that moment when we forget the name of a friend of a friend, or that colleague that we never talk to. It can be embarrassing, but there are things you can do to improve your memory.

Below you’ll find a few easy exercises and tips you can do everyday to slowly improve your memory.

1. What You Eat Matters For Your Memory

You are probably wondering what the fuss is about eating. Well, the foods we eat do matter, because it is what fuels our brains, and activates our memory. Our memory is like a human body. The same way our bodies need certain foods to sustain our energy levels, so does our memory. The more energy our brain has, the better our memory functions.

Some important foods which will help fuel and improve your memory includes fresh vegetables, blue berries, soy beans, green tea, salmon, milk, spinach, carrots and asparagus, to say the least. Foods to avoid would be excessive intakes of carbohydrates and sugar. These can slow your memory functioning down.

2. Get Some Exercise and Improve Your Memory

This is a crucial part in the functioning of your brain, as well as the performance of your memory. By exercising, your brain works at a capacity where its able to activate the nerve cells in your body. In order to improve your mental game, you have to keep it active.Exercise helps your memory

You can try out various mentally engaging games, including word

January 10th, 2016

Commuting Using Mass Transit Could Be Fun

Listen, commuting by mass transit presents an opportunity to meet and connect new people and it opens you to a whole new world of opportunities and fun. There are certain things you need to do in order to keep the fun going, there are mistakes you need to avoid if you don’t want to be another weird or creepy passenger. This article highlights mistakes and to avoid and how to succeed while commuting to work especially if you’re with  your backpack.  In the end, with a little research, commuting success is a slam dunk.

Manspreading, Don’t Take Up Space With Your Crotch

commuting to workThis is usually a big problem when there is a limited amount of space. Taking more than one seat when the bus or train is overcrowded is very rude. Manspreading results in the violation of the personal space of another. The name is derived from the tendency that men have to “spread” their legs when sitting down. Male or female, you should not take a space of two or three people in between your laps when you could just sit right and create more space so as to ensure that fewer people are standing.

Squeezing Yourself Into A Small Seat, You Animal

Squeezing yourself into a seat that is too small for you along with your belongings could make you inconvenience others. Don’t try to fit into a mass transit space if you don’t