Sunday, March 29, 2009

JanSport Backpack

JanSport BackpackJanSport is the Original Outdoor Gear Brand that embodies a culture of fun and discovery. They equip people globally with quality, enduring and reliable products that enable the freedom to experience life's adventures.

The goal of JanSport is to design, engineer, manufacture and market products that can help people get from point A to point B, wherever that may be. And they want to help you get there in the most functional way possible. They're well aware that the backpack that carries your books to school might need to be the same backpack that carries your gear on a Saturday day hike, so they incorporate flexibility into each and every design. It's what JanSport has been doing consistently for nearly forty years and it's the concept that drives them today.

In keeping faithful to their founding vision while evolving with the times, JanSport has cultivated successful partnerships with individuals and organizations. These partnerships are mutually beneficial and assure greater results for all.

Hartmann Business & Computer Backpack

Hartmann Business & Computer BackpackSince its inception in 1877 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Hartmann has been a leader in the travel goods industry and Hartmann has secured a reputation for outstanding quality and durability. In 1905, Mr. Hartmann had a vision to build "luggage so fine it will stand as a symbol of excellence." Because of his vision, the company grew rapidly and moved to larger facilities in Racine, Wisconsin. Based in Lebanon, Tennessee since 1959, Hartmann proudly handcrafts the finest quality luggage and leather goods to meet diverse and ever-changing travel needs.

Throughout its history, Hartmann has upheld its image as the definitive American purveyor of stylish carrying bags, always viewing luggage as a veritable fashion accessory. For 132 years, Hartmann has prided itself on crafting the finest luggage and leather goods. From creating gorgeous yet practical trunks and Pullmans for steamliner and railway travel to the development of smaller, fashionable suitcases designed specifically for travel on new commercial jets, Hartmann has always been the brand of choice for discerning travelers. Even now, the Hartmann customer appreciates stylish design and the finest materials, demands practical functionality, and truly respects American heritage and craftsmanship.

Gyms Pacific Neoprene Backpack

Gyms Pacific Neoprene BackpackGyms Pacific, founded in February 2003, is a design house of high end neoprene bags and accessories. Neoprene was chosen as the exclusive material for all Gyms Pacific designs because of the versatility of the material. The durable and water resistant neoprene material is easy to care for and comes in many bright colors to suit customers' moods and fashion senses. It also has protective features and is ideal for electronic equipment. The nylon jersey finish adds a soft touch and is available in many fashionable and seasonal colors. Most importantly, neoprene is maleable and holds the clean and sharp lines that distinguishes Gyms Pacific designs.

GYMS Pac specializes in digital media and mobile computing accessories, bags and backpacks for the home, school and office. GYMS Pac designs are inspired by clean and sharp lines, functional use, protection, comfort and wearability. The company maintains the highest standard and quality of workmanship with its product line as well as its custom and private label orders. Their backpacks are comfortable, lightweight and functional.

Gibson backpack made by fūl

 Gibson backpack made by fūlfūl is an active lifestyle brand specializing in bags and backpacks for people who refuse to sit on the sidelines. The company was founded with one goal in mind, "Create quality bags and apparel for individuals who believe in living life to the fullest."

This Gibson backpack made by fūl has these features:
Suspension Contoured Back Straps
1680D Ballistic Nylon
Laptop Compartment w/ EVA Foam Padding
Internal Organizer
PVC Bottom Panel
MP3 Pocket with Earbud Wire Port
Molded Grab Handle

In order to do this, their parent company, JALP, LLC, gathered an edgy team of experts from all over the world - with over 100 years of combined experience, and a rare mixture of business sense and passion for life. Their "fūl® family"consists of extreme sports enthusiasts, graduates who have lugged books and laptops around campus, and fashion forwards. They've used these personal experiences to create bags which support people lifestyle by combining design, durability and functionality.

Like barbeque, Elvis and the blues, fūl® was born in Memphis, Tennessee. And as they continue to grow and evolve, there is one thing that remains constant - fūl®'s commitment to providing their customers with the most unique and dependable bags out there.

Ellington Laurel Backpack

Ellington Laurel BackpackEllington was founded in 1986 with a simple, durable Rucksack, a bag that embodied the practical and independent spirit that is still the core of their company. This independence is reflected by Ellington's consumers as well. The company has since grown into an extensive line of accessories providing handbags, briefcases, totes, travel bags and wallets in fine leathers and fabrics under the Ellington brand, and fabric totes and travel bags in colorful prints under the new elsapel label. Known for its focus on distinctive materials and classic designs, Ellington's products communicate quality and character without large logos or trendy gimmicks. Ellington Leather products are available through specialty stores, national catalogs and online retailers including Ellington operates a company store in Portland, Oregon.

Ellington is a lifestyle accessories company providing practical yet fashionable accessories for both women and men. The company's products are sold under the Ellington and elsapel brands as well as to an extensive list of private label clients, including Sundance Catalog, Smith & Hawken and Pendleton Woolen Mills. Like the Original Ellington Rucksack, their new collections offer exceptional designs creatively built from the finest materials. They believe that common sense and character trump status; that craftsmanship and quality surpass fleeting style; and, above all, that function need not come at the expense of fashion.

Solar Backpack from The Eclipse Solar Gear

Solar Backpack from The Eclipse Solar GearEclipse Solar Gear is an Innovus Designs Inc company brand located in Round Rock, just north of Austin, Texas. has been the leading source for innovative solar charging carrying cases for all your mobile personal electronics since 2003.

The Eclipse Solar Gear products are stylish and built to last. The mobile cases are a patented line of solar backpacks, solar bicycle bags, solar messenger bags, solar camera bags, and other quality cases designed to charge the batteries of common handheld electronics including: cell phones, PDA’s, iPods, GPS units, and rechargeable AA batteries in a convenient and effortless manner.

This solar backpack is the first in a line of backpacks with an integrated solar charging solution. This backpack combines the traits of a feature rich quality bag with a smart, effective solar charging module. The backpack has multiple pockets for your cell phone, PDA, hand held GPS unit, CD player or MP3 player, and a laptop computer. The MP3 pouch includes an inner mesh pocket and a convenient outlet for your headphones. External side mesh pockets can be used for a water bottle holder or other items for quick access. Included with the pack are large cavities for books or extra clothing when traveling. The back cavity houses a laptop sleeve that can be removed when extra space and lighter weight is needed. The front zippered accessory pouch includes pen holders, cd holders, an elastic lanyard for keys, and a removable clip for USB memory sticks.

The integrated solar charging module can be utilized by using a common 12V automotive charging adapter made specifically for the brand and type of personal electronics you own. Using a cell phone as an example, you can trickle charge the cell phone battery during long hikes or hunting trips with the backpack using your existing cigerette lighter cord (not included). The result is an extension of battery life, and a source for charging when traveling in remote areas where traditional chargng sources are not available, or in emergency situations. The result is the ultimate backpack for your mobile needs.

Their goal is to enhance customers' personal electronics battery life by providing a convenient source of solar energy especially when no other traditional power source is available. Using a solar backpack or any solar charger can extend the use of personal electronics and contribute to the protection of the environment.

The Solar Gear design was an inspiration during a day on the beach while on vacation. Many people were basking in the sun, talking on their cell phones, and having a great time. The inspiration stemmed from noticing how many of the beach-goers were worried about their cell phones. The worry was not about the quality of service, or the amount of minutes they had, but about the life of their batteries. Why not use the sun to extend the battery life, and have a little piece of mind that your phone battery is not going to be drained?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

David King Leather Backpack

David King Leather BackpackSling shoulder strap unzips to form two backpack straps. Two front pockets with magnetic closure. Main compartment with magnetic closure. Side zippered pocket. Padded loop handle.

David King has built reputation on supplying customers with the highest quality products and then standing behind them. Their leather bags are made to provide everyday service, and to look good doing it. David King supports their Vacquetta Leather items with a guarantee that, for a period of one year, these bags will be free of defects in workmanship or materials.

David King and Company was founded in the 1970's. They have become the largest importer of South American leather in the US. Their corporate offices and their primary shipping/receiving facilities are located in Boston's historic leather district, on Beach Street, across from South Station. They have a basement level outlet store at that location as well. They also have an office in New York, which is open by appointment only. David King company provides the nation's leading leather retailers with high quality and value products at a reasonable price.

Here are some introduction to the leathers from which David King made their fine backpacks.

Vacqueta leather is soft to the touch, natural in appearance and hand- crafted to produce an elegant, authentic style which complements those who carry it- bold in texture, classic in design and individual in nature.

Imperial is their finest leather. Through a special tanning process, they've managed to develop a bold, tough leather with a delicate hand but durable finish. This leather will hold up to weather and temprature extremes very well, and should provide years of dependable service.

The Big Cheese Backpack from Crumpler

The Big Cheese Backpack from CrumplerThe Big Cheese Anthracite/White backpack fits a 17" laptop with space for 2 camera bodies and up to 7 lenses and accessories. It features the ultra comfortable backpack hugging system with tough padded shoulder straps with removable and adjustable chest strap for extra comfort - ensuring that you don't get too tired to play with the goodies inside. A removable rain cover keeps your things dry whatever the weather. It has two external pockets and a quick access front pocket that is accessible whilst you are wearing the bag. The laptop compartment is padded with document and cable storage solutions while padded dividers keep your camera gear safe and sound.

In 1995 David Roper and Will Miller founded Crumpler in Melbourne. Stuart designed the logo in 1991 which he branded onto his furniture designs. From the beginning the bags were designed for bike messengers, in particular those working for Roper and Miller's bike courier company, Minuteman. As the bags seen around the city were durable and colourful, there was soon commercial demand and the range grew to include more options in colours and sizes. Due to this commercial and more professional demand the Australians were looking for business-partners.

Today, Crumpler is equally owned by all of them but practically divided into two autonomous working parts. One providing the European, African, South, Central American and Mexican market, the other one delivering bags to the USA, Canada, Asia and Australia. The company then started producing colourful laptop computer and camera bags. The colourful bags were both unique and highly influential in times when the dull black technical style bags prevailed.

About CODi CT3 Tri-Pak Backpack

About CODi CT3 Tri-Pak BackpackThis is a CODi CT3 Tri-Pak backpack, which is designed to eliminate hassle while navigating airport security. The CT3 Tri-Pak features two distinct compartments hinged by military grade ballistic nylon, allowing the case to lie flat while passing through airport x-ray machines, eliminating the need to remove the laptop from the case. A front compartment contains a business organizer with pockets for pens, business cards and other essentials. Travelers can simply grab the case from the conveyer with one hand and go—the case secures itself with Velcro between the compartments. Two zippered outside pockets are perfect for easy access. Two side mesh pockets are great for water bottles.

CODi has been meeting the mobile computing needs of the corporate marketplace for over a decade. They are proud to count more than 200 of the Fortune 500 as clientele. With twin factories in the U.S.A. and global partnerships to complement our product assortment, CODi offers many unique capabilities that our competitors simply cannot match.

CODi's 12+ years of acquired knowledge permit them to genuinely partner with their customers and to address their mobile needs with precision. The value shows up in significant cost savings people can realize by partnering with CODi.

Clava Leather Backpack

Clava Leather BackpackClava is a family owned and operated business with more than 20 years of experience. What began with one single bag has grown to include over 600 sku's and a wide distribution in many different markets around the world.

Clava offers three different collections, using three distinctly different leathers: the Quinley Collection, the Vachetta Collection and the American Collection.

The Quinley Collection is made from a smoother leather with a polished and sophisticated style. It has a stiffer feel giving more structure to the bags. For a more modern appeal, these pieces feature nickel hardware. The Quinley Collection is available in café and black (unless otherwise noted).

The Vachetta Collection is a very natural and soft skin with a "buttery" hand. As Vachetta ages, it develops a distinctive patina and sheen. This leather wears nicely - as it is soft and "rugged" at the same time. The Vachetta Collection is available in three colors - unless otherwise noted - brown (saddle tan), cafe (dark coffee color), and black. All colors feature antiqued brass hardware.

The American Collection offers handsome designs with classic styling. Made from vegetable tanned Bridle leather, this is heavyweight leather gives our bags structure and durability. It has a slight sheen and ages beautifully over the years. The American Collection is offered in Cognac with brass hardware and Black with nickel hardware.

Among their selection of laptop bags and leather briefcases, as well as other leather goods, Clava is pleased to offer this product line.

Experienced craftsmen work with pride to produce the meticulous detail found in Clava leather accessories. In Clava, leathers are hand selected based on three main qualities: clarity, color and weight. And only the best grades of leather are chosen to manufacture their goods. However, due to the organic nature of leather, wrinkles, color variations, scratches and veins are natural features of the skin.

They have always and will continue to stand behind their products. That is why they offer a limited warranty on all of their products. Clava's mission statement, from the beginning, was to provide customers with the best leather bags at the best possible value.

Clava guarantees the quality and workmanship of all of their products for one year from the date of purchase and will exchange or repair defective or damaged merchandise. This warranty is valid for normal wear, not against stains, pen marks or misuse.

Claire Chase First Class Classic Backpack

Claire Chase First Class Classic BackpackEvery couture piece in the Claire Chase Collection is unequalled in value, and created from only the highest quality top-grain cowhide leather selected from the finest sources in the world. Marked by their timeless beauty, surprising lightweight and richly textured feel, the line gets better with age. They are at once supple and velvety soft to the touch, yet durable enough to meet the demands of even the most seasoned traveler.

The exquisite leather styling is complemented by bold, distinctive hardware. Every retractable handle, zipper, buckle, in-line skate wheel and frame is uncompromised in its superior quality and flawless performance. By selling direct from the Claire Chase factory, customers are guaranteed the finest quality leather in the world at the best price.

Claire Chase leather is made of the same quality of leather as used to make these. Their leather products will do the same. They know the airlines are rough with luggage and we have built a bag that will stand up to the toughest of baggage handlers.

Claire Chase products are made by skilled professionals in their own factory. Their quality control standards are second to none. Claire Chase is smaller than some of the big name companies, but because of this they can pay more detail to each individual order and people can be assured in consistent quality from all Claire Chase products. Also because they are smaller and have less overhead costs, they can guarantee consistent quality and pass the tremendous savings to their loyal customers.In addition, Claire Chase products are made from only the finest leather available.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Case Logic XN Urban Design Laptop Backpack

Case Logic XN Urban Design Laptop BackpackThis laptop backpack made by Case Logic has these features:

i) European styling with an urban influence

ii) Separate, padded computer compartment holds most 15.4" laptops

iii) Exterior, felt-lined quick access zip pocket for a cell phone or MP3 player

iv) Clean, contemporary design with unique top stitching accents

v) Colored internal lining allows you to see what's in your bag

vi) Matching USB shuttle- holds two USB drives

vii) Felt-lined internal accessory pockets keep your electronics scratch free

viii) Ergonomically designed shoulder straps for exceptional comfort

Case Logic, founded in 1984 in Boulder, Colorado, is owned and operated by Thule, the world leader in sports utility transportation. Thule delivers solutions for active families and outdoor enthusiasts wanting to transport their equipment by vehicles safely, easily and in style. Case Logic compliments Thule's product offering with a wide range of organization solutions both inside and outside the automobile. Today, Case Logic offers a full line of portable and home storage accessories for CDs, DVDs, portable electronics, laptops, cameras and automobiles.

Beginning with just two audiocassette storage cases, they helped create and expand the growing field of audio storage. Most recently, they have expanded into the travel and luggage market with backpacks, messenger bags and luggage. Known for innovative design and functionality, they provide the most complete selection of storage accessories in the industry.

Monday, March 23, 2009

California Leash Company's Pacifica Beach Backpack

California Leash Company's Pacifica Beach BackpackThis backpack manufactured by California Leash Company has these features:

i) Constructed of California Leash Company's High-Grade Neoprene fabric
ii) Zip around closure
iii) Front zip pocket
iv) Adjustable backpack straps
v) Top grab handle
vi) Roomy main compartment
vii) Zip pocket

California Leash Company, CLC, known for their funky & functional neoprene products, is a cutting edge handbag line where function meets fashion and classic design meets modern surfing culture. Developed in Southern California, the beach lifestyle provides the guide for creating the best and brightest in water-friendly products. From that, Beach by CLC was born. CLC was established in late 2002, in Santa Monica, CA, by Karl and Amber Ozinga.

Karl conceived the idea of a handbag line "utilizing the materials they consider or use for summer beach and surf activities into something fashionable." while studying textile design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. His goal was to use only the highest quality materials that were also directly associated with surfing culture. High-grade neoprene, the material for wet suits, replaced traditional canvas, and surf leash cords which are found on all surf boards, became handles. True to his idea, classic yet original, Karl's first design of the Beach handbag was a hit on the Los Angeles beaches and women of all ages were fascinated by the look and quality of the handbag.

Owned and operated by the Ozinga's, CLC started out of their garage in Santa Monica, CA. A year later they moved into a new home in Long Beach, CA and the business found a new headquarters in their garage there. CLC was adding employees, so naturally the dining room turned into an office and the living room into a shipping center. The Ozinga's home became an office/warehouse that was bursting at the seams. They realized it was time to move the business out of the house.

In February of 2005, they officially moved the business into a warehouse in Signal Hill, CA. The business continued to grow quickly as the bags were creating a reputation for being fresh and new. It was home to many of the top action sports and beach lifestyle brands and is dubbed the name "Surf City USA". The Ozinga's feel very blessed to have the opportunity to be part of such an exciting industry. To be able to design and market such a fun product has been a dream come true!

Some other tips for packing your backpack

Some other tips for packing your backpackTight packing means no loss of space and fewer wrinkles. There are several basic ways to pack your backpacks efficiently:

The Bundling Method: Like the interweave method; bundling is accomplished by folding longer items around smaller items. However, bundling is done by outfit. In other words, if you plan to wear a particular shirt with a particular pair of pants, you bundle them together. Starting with socks and underwear, you then wrap the shirt and finally the pants.

The Interweave Method: This works best with longer items such as dresses, pants, etc. Start with the longest items first, placing them in the bottom of thesuitcase, with the ends hanging over the case. Then place smaller itemson top of the longer ones.

The Rolling Method: Roll clothing, especially garments like turtlenecks, pajamas sweaters,slacks, etc. By wrapping a rubber band around each item, they stay rolled up.

Layering clothing with plastic dry cleaning bags or tissue paper helps to prevent wrinkles. Don't bring full sized toiletries. Many drug stores carry sample size toothpaste, hair spray, shaving cream, etc. These take up a lot less space and are much lighter than their full-sized counterparts. Also available at drug stores are small plastic bottles and jars that can be inexpensively and ecologically refilled with your preferred toiletries. Place jewelry,medicines, contact lenses, and other valuable or irreplaceable items in your carry-on. Also consider packing a change of socks and underwear in your carry-on.

The Cross Packing Method: Pack essential items of each person in each other's bags. That way, if a suitcase is lost, everyone will still be able to enjoy their trip until the bag is found. Make use of dead space. Stuff underwear, socks, ties, scarves etc. into shoes. This not only saves space, but also keeps your shoes from being crushed.

Baggallini Urban Style Backpack

Baggallini Urban BackpackThe bag on the left provided by Baggallini has these features:
i)Outside zipper pockets on front and back
ii)Smart and sleek looking bagg converts from a sling bagg to a backpack with the swap of a strap
iii)Organized interior with 2 zippered pockets, credit card slots, pen, lipstick and ID holder
iv)Lightweight water resistant fabric

Baggallini Inc. was founded in 1995 by Dixie Powers and Ann Simmons when the two veteran flight attendants recognized a need for more fashionable and functional tote bags, handbags and travel accessories. Since their modest start, baggallini has grown to be recognized as a worldwide leader in creating products that are incredibly organized and look as good as they perform. Baggallini was founded on the belief that baggs can be functional and fun to carry, and to this day they continue to build bags that deliver on this promise.

They are well known for their distinctive color pallets, fun fabrics and lightweight durability. Especially popular are our everyday use totes bags, wallet bags, messenger bags and cosmetic/jewelry organizer bags.

Baggallini’s primary U.S, distribution is through specialty stores, catalogs and online “E”tailers. Baggallini can also be found in better specialty stores in parts of Europe, Canada, the Carribbean, South America and Africa. Their global headquarters and distribution facilities are located in Milwaukie, Oregon USA.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Comfortable, ergonomic and healthy backpack-AmeriBag

Comfortable, ergonomic and healthy backpack-AmeriBagOn top of the organization, the AmeriBag collections are all good for your back - whether to prevent back problems on young kids or help ease back strain for people who already have back problems, AmeriBag is the right choice for everyone!

Comfort, organization and style. Those were the goals of AmeriBag® founders Irwin and Margery Gaffin as they embarked upon the process of developing a shoulder bag that could be comfortably worn by almost everyone. With the help of medical professionals, the Gaffins embraced this challenge. Margery had endured back surgery, and was excited about the opportunity to bring an innovative and helpful product to the marketplace.

The result, the Healthy Back Bag® tote, was an overwhelming success. It features a patented, ergonomic design which feels lighter and more comfortable. The Healthy Back Bag® also features a highly organized interior which utilizes varied organizer pockets that are not only functional, but also provide optimum comfort when used properly. One peek into any AmeriBag and you'll see what they mean when they say that every bag has a silver lining!

By contouring to the natural shape of the body, the Healthy Back Bag® tote hangs asymmetrically redistributing the weight through the length of the whole back, not just from one point on the shoulder, thus reducing stress on the neck, shoulders and back.

It can be used as an everyday bag, carry-on, urban tote, baby bag, gym bag….or for the many ways you live your life. Since its initial development, the Healthy Back Bag® product line has expanded to include many new styles and features for virtually everyone.

Here are care tips for leather AmeriBag bags (Classic Leather, Tuscany).

Drum dyed and specially treated to provide weather protection while enhancing the beauty of the leather. Leather is a natural material and will age beautifully, developing a rich patina over time. Clean only as needed using a mild ph-balanced leather cleaner.

Monday, March 16, 2009

AceGene Backpacks and Their Design Philosophy

Acegene Flex Lite Business BackpackACE Bag Co., Ltd., was established as the manufacturer for the ACE group in 1960. In 1971, a plant was inaugurated in Akabira City, Hokkaido Prefecture. Since then, the company has been manufacturing high-quality suitcases, attache cases, and other related product categories. The ACE Luggage Co. of today is the hallmark of "Japan Quality" in the ACE group.

Original + Innovative + Sophisticated + High-Performance
These are the essential characteristics of AceGene—the genetic code for excellence and experience in modern travel and business case design.

AceGene brings the legacy of ACE quality, function and style into new collections for leading-edge thinkers, travelers and executives. Dedicated to the use of advanced technologies and superior functionality, AceGene improves every aspect of your travels through life and business. The emphasis is on functional designs for mobile executives and unsurpassed durability. Unique concepts go into the design of vital parts such as the fasteners and handles. The focus of AceGene is providing the most technologically advanced bags for those who rely on technology for business and travel. AceGene takes the best of our heritage and applies it to today's models for success--a formula for excellence that evolves in step with technology.

To become the leading bag brand in the world, AceGene will rededicate themselves to do what they have done so well for the last 60 years: to produce innovative and technologically superior bags of the highest possible quality. They are proud of the widely recognized talent of their designers, their unceasing dedication to performance, convenience, endurance and user-friendly functionality. They will continue to create bags to fit into every kind of lifestyle--bags that people love to own and use. At the same time, they will be taking on new challenges under an ambitious plan for a significant growth and diversification.

AceGene have strengthened their superior position in the industry using their unparalleled marketing power and taking full advantage of their competitive edge in sales, production, and other areas. Going forward, they will continue to develop and concentrate their many assets toward an "Era of Bountiful Harvest" for the near future.

Their mission has always been to inspire their customers—and to contribute to society—by supplying outstanding bag designs that become companions for life's adventures. They believe that this mission makes up the vital part of their corporate philosophy and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

With a pledge to abide to the three ideals expressed in their corporate logo—Globalism, Infinity, and Harmony—they have just embarked on their "Second Business Inauguration" plan. In the years to come, they will aggressively establish a flexible corporate structure to enable them to propose optimal solutions that meet the changing lifestyles of users. AceGene will continue to give the world new vision and new value based their distinct sense of design and the know-how they have developed since 1940.

Laptop backpack buyer's guide

Backpacks can provide plenty of storage space for you, and they use adjustable shoulder straps to ensure a secure, bounce-free way to carry your laptop. A laptop backpack includes a laptop sleeve that is especially good to have, as it will increase the safety and security of your unit. Bumbakpak Streetflow CollectionThe Bumbakpak Streetflow Collection is innovative and is up to the task for those of us who need to have something to carry our laptops for any length of time and over any distance.

For the corporate environment, the Case Logic CNB-1 Laptop Backpack has ergonomically-designed shoulder straps as well as a cool, mesh back padding for comfort. Case Logic CNB-1 Laptop BackpackWith lots of storage and a removable mesh pocket for all of your mobile accessories, it is very functional. For your 15-inch laptop, the eTech Explorer Laptop Backpack is made of cross-lock ballistic nylon along with shoulder straps that are filled with foam for your carrying comfort.

Another excellent backpack is the Samsonite Computer Sport Backpack, complete with padded computer section, it protects your laptop from shock when you’re traveling. Samsonite Computer Sport BackpackWith plenty of storage for your mobile gear, its shoulder straps have nonslip pads to prevent the backpack from sliding when you carry it. Instead of opening across the top, it opens down the middle to provide quick access to your laptop. It also has a removable cell phone pocket, which is in the shoulder strap for easier access. Complete with two large external pockets for access, it allows convenient access to documents and has multiple interior pockets for other mobile accessories.

The Kensington Saddlebag Sport is more for the casual looking, backpack person and is excellent for carrying your notebook in. Kensington Saddlebag Sport Backpack<br />Complete with ergonomically design side panels, it brings the weight of the backpack to your center of gravity, which makes it easier to carry anything long distances. You can carry laptops that are from 15 inches to 17 inches, and it also has quick access side pockets.

If you’re looking for a backpack that holds laptops up to 16 inches, have a look at the Fellowes Body Glove Backpack-Fast Track. Fellowes Body Glove BackpackIt comes complete with a poly-armor padded section to keep your laptop secure. It also has a hidden pocket in a separate “dividers” section to keep files in order. It weighs only 2.4 pounds. If you sometimes feel like a beast of burden, the Kensington Contour Laptop Backpack has a contoured, adjustable, lumbar support panel, which will shift the weight onto your hips to reduce fatigue.

And finally, the Tamrac Women’s Slim Laptop Backpack is designed for women. Tamrac Women’s Slim Laptop Backpack It is sleek and slim, provides plenty of storage space for all of your mobile gear, and gives your laptop good protection, too. Complete with foam-padded shoulder straps that slide to cushion the load, it has a main storage area for files and your computer, as well as an external front pocket for all of your mobile accessories.

Introduction to A.SAKS backpacks

A.Saks Expandable Lightweight BackpackA.Saks On The Go™ was created for the consumer who wants the most expandable, lightest luggage in the world. With all the new airline restrictions, between the weight issue and the size issue, A.Saks™ is the only way to go.

A.Saks On The Go is the most versatile, lightweight, expandable luggage in the industry. Many styles, shapes and sizes to choose from, and all come with a 3 year limited warranty.

The owner of EWS Incentives, who distributes A.Saks On The Go™, has retail stores and has been in the business all his life.

Fastex clasps are included on every bag's handles for easy transition to a shoulder strap. All bags have generous pouches and collapse into themselves for easy.

Here are additional unique features:

1)No Weight Luggage

2)Folds Flat

3)Outside Pockets

4)Handles convert into a Shoulder Strap

5)Water Resistant

6)Interlocking Zippers with Lock & Keys

A.Saks On The Go™ is a new revelation in the luggage industry. Their new expandable series is made of 420 Denier Nylon, making it so lightweight it is almost weightless. It is made of very durable 420 denier nylon. Not only is it able to withstand heavy use, it is also water resistant. All of A.Saks bags are made with #10 retractable zippers making expanding and compressing each bag to be a snap.

Oakley Backpacks

Oakley S&M Overkill BackpackOakley, founded in 1975 and headquartered in Southern California, was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives Oakley to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It’s in their DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible.

Decades of Oakley innovation have been awarded more than 540 patents that elevate physics to the level of art. Technologies transcend sports to enhance the lives of consumers, and more than 110 countries now enjoy a full array of market-leading products including premium sunglasses, goggles, prescription eyewear, apparel, footwear and accessories.

Oakley, Inc. is a sport and lifestyle brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. The essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who depend on Oakley products to provide them with the very best while they redefine what is physically possible.

Decades of Oakley innovation have led to a full array of market-leading products including performance apparel and accessories, prescription eyewear, footwear, watches and electronics. The company continues to build on its heritage of authenticity by reinventing products from scratch to achieve superior quality and genuine innovation that delivers the unexpected. Awarded more than 575 patents and 1100 trademarks, Oakley today is a global icon offering products to consumers in more than 100 countries.

Oakley blends science and art to redefine product categories by rejecting the constraints of conventional ideas. The company is recognized as one of the most coveted brands in performance technology and fashion.

Technologies that reinvent performance in core sport categories transcend to the general public with innovations that serve all, from the most rebellious to the most discriminating. In addition, aggressive design technologies are matched with the best materials available to produce critical gear for occupational and military applications. As with all research and development categories, this leads to crossover of performance innovations to the general public.

Striving to redefine the limits of possibility, Oakley has been awarded more than 575 patents worldwide. The authenticity of Oakley invention is backed by state-of-the-art research and production facilities. They take shape as prototypes, built in 16-micron layers of vaporized polymers that solidify in electromagnetic radiation. Progressive builds are tested with spectropho­tometers, impact accelerators and environmental simulation chambers. Only then are new inventions ready to be field tested by the world’s top athletes.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Backpack Packing Advice and Tips

Backpack Packing Advice and TipsMost people overpack when going on a trip because they think that they will wear all the clothes they are bringing. When you first pack, take about one third of your clothes and put them back in your drawer, because no one in Europe is going to remember that you wore that shirt two days ago in a different city.

While traveling, you will be too tired to go out every night, so also put back the all the fancy clothes that you intended on bringing. If you do plan on going out every once in a while, you should pack one nice shirt and one pair of nice pants or a skirt, and that’s it. Don’t forget to bring nice shoes, as well, because unlike the United States, bouncers won’t let you into many clubs or bars if you're just wearing sneakers.

To maximize space, consider buying a compression bag to squish your bulky sleeping back into a smaller size. At the top of the pack, above the heavier items, place other gear you might need to access during the day. Layered clothes, a map, flashlight, sunscreen, toilet paper, medical supplies, and a first aid kit are some examples. You'll also want to keep your lunch in the top of the pack as well. Otherwise, you'll end up unpacking half of your bag to access this afternoon meal.

For multi-day packs containing hoops and straps, it's also possible to secure items to the outside of the bag. Tent poles, rope, and sleeping pads are two good examples. Again, just make sure the pack is properly balanced. Don't put too much weight on the pack's exterior or you'll find yourself being pulled backwards from its weight. This will result in you leaning forward to compensate, which leads to poor posture and fatigue.

As far as having enough room to bring souvenirs home from Europe or wherever you are traveling, try not to buy a lot of things because they will hold you down. The souvenirs will put a lot more weight on your back than you really need and, more than likely, will break when you are throwing your backpack around. My advice is to have enough space for one or two things that you really like, but don’t go overboard.

If you are helping your child pack backpacks, you could follow these guidelines. Lay the heaviest items in the backpack first so they will be closest to the child's back. Arrange books and supplies so they don't move around in the backpack. Check the child's backpack to make sure the items they are carrying are absolutely necessary. When the backpack is too heavy, the child may hand carry a book, lunchbox or other items to lighten the load.

Just remember two things, "Pack it light. Wear it right."

4 Tips for buying backpacks

Tips for buying backpacks1. Select a backpack with well-padded shoulder straps to help protect the shoulders and neck. These straps should be adjusted so the pack fits snugly against your back. A pack hanging loosely from the back can pull you backward and strain muscles.

2. Consider a backpack with a waist belt to help distribute the weight of the pack evenly. Make sure that the backpack that you choose has hip belts and tightening straps, and go to a camping gear store to take a look at the backpacks and get more information on them. Whichever type of backpack you choose, make sure that it has a hip belt. What most people don’t know is that your hips can carry more weight than your shoulders, thus taking a lot of weight off your back. Another must for any backpack is that it has to have tightening straps. The straps are used to take off stress from parts of your back and redirect it elsewhere.

3. Select a smaller backpack for you if you are too young. The backpack itself should be light in weight. Consider buying a backpack on wheels, similar to the carry-on valise used by airplane travelers. Caution: These carriers are not for everyone, as they are difficult to maneuver in snow, and up and down stairs. Some schools don't allow them.

4. Don’t buy a big backpack: anywhere from 5000 to 6000 cubic inches is large enough. A child should not carry a backpack that weighs more than 15% of their body weight. For example, if a child weighs 100 lbs, their backpack should not weigh more than 15lbs.

One thing that I cannot stress enough is to go to the store and try on backpacks. You need to be able to see how it feels and to look at the seaming on it.

Just go to a camping gear store (such as REI), try on the backpacks and get some more advice from the helpers at the store. If the prices are too high for you at the store, remember the brand and type of backpack that you looked at and check the prices on the internet.

How To Buy A Backpack

Monday, March 2, 2009

Eagle Creek Backpacks

Eagle Creek BackpacksEagle Creek is the leading manufacturer of travel gear for any adventure around the world. Eagle Creek designs their backpacks to simply make travel easier. And surprisingly enough, folks at Eagle Creek travel a lot. That's why they build every product with the highest-quality, most reliable performance in mind. By traveling to the four corners of the world by yak and a Fiat and a bus and a fast train and an airplane, they come back and figure out how their gear can work better in all those circumstances. And most importantly, they listen to their well-traveled customers. Customers who demand that their travel gear be smart, indestructible and comfortable.

Every buckle, zipper, webbing and fabric choice is scrutinized based on rigorous lab and field-testing. Eagle Creek refuses to leave you hanging (especially in the middle of a Tibetan train station) with your zipper broken or a buckle smashed.

As a company of travelers, Eagle Creek is also keenly aware of the environmental impact of everything they produce. They strive to minimize material waste and source and manufacture with the least environmentally impactful fabrics, trims and packaging materials.

As many customers tell them, they have been carrying their Eagle Creek gear for years and have been amazed with the longevity of their products. To that end, Eagle Creek strives to make stuff that lasts a lifetime which means Eagle Creek products inevitably stay out of the landfill that much longer.