Testimonials

  • Manhattan messenger bags are always a favorite.

    Manhattan Messenger Bag This is the bag style that just about everyone is familiar with. It’s the one that just about all bicycle courier, no matter what city they work in, carry slung across their backs or at their sides. Originally they were conceived for bike couriers in New York City, guys that regularly carried legal documents and architectural plans; large envelopes and long, awkward tubes, too big for most backpacks & baskets. These were based on utility lineman bags that were designed in the 1950’s. They originally allowed lineman to carry necessary tools within easy reach while climbing utility...

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  • The importance of a waterproof messenger bag

    Waterproof Messenger Bag When choosing a waterproof bag, of course it is important to pick one that has enough space for all one needs to carry. For my money, though, choosing a bag for how it protects one’s belongings is of even higher importance. The bag should be practically indestructible; made from materials that will hold up to whatever use (and abuse) the user will put it through. Also, what if it rains? All of that hearty material is useless at protecting your possessions if it just soaks thru with water. For this reason, it is also of high importance...

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  • Tucker & Bloom Laptop Backpacks

    Laptop Backpacks When choosing between laptop backpacks, several important considerations should be made. Personally, I am very picky about certain technical features, and won’t buy one if it does not meet my criteria. I have found, through trial and error, that Tucker & Bloom make sure that are are tough, hold all the items that I want to carry, in every situation, and are made in the USA. These features will make or break a bag for me; as in, if the bag doesn’t perform, I’m just not going to use it. End of story.   Construction Quality and Durability...

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  • Hipster messenger bags popularity continue to rise

    Hipster Messenger Bags Okay, so by now we’ve all noticed that riding a bike in the city has become very “hip”. Whether it be because of the green movement, or because it saves them money, or maybe even just because they want to look cool, hipsters are riding their bikes everywhere. Along with his or her expensive fixed-gear bikes, everyone is also carrying the ubiquitous hipster messenger bag, as well. They used to be really simple affairs, you’d see them used by the filthy, tattooed and pierced dudes that came into the buildings you worked in. Won by those loonies...

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  • Cool backpacks for men - A Tucker & Bloom vision.

    Cool Backpacks for Men It certainly is hard to find cool backpacks for men. I mean they are a dime a dozen, but they’re rarely actually “cool” looking. A lot of them are made with children in mind, so they look overstated, are cheaply made, and just not “cool” looking. Now Enter Tucker & Bloom! Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, with over 30 years in the bag business, Tucker & Bloom make some of the nicest cool backpacks for men that I have ever seen.   All of their products are designed with today’s professional in mind, and Tucker &...

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