You've Always Got a Place To Sit When Your Backpack Turns Into a Stool

Unless you're just wandering off into the wilderness for a week, there's often a lot of waiting involved when traveling—whether it's for a flight, a hotel room, a taxi, or even dinner. So for all those times when you're stuck in line with no place to sit, the Bagobago might actually be the best traveling companion… » 2/18/15 2:40pm 2/18/15 2:40pm

F-Stop Guru: An Adventuresome Camera Bag That Gets a Lot Right

Finding the right camera bag is as difficult as buying the right pair of shoes. They don't fit comfortably, hold your equipment well, and they're never cheap. Yet, they're necessary. Though there are ways to circumvent the disaster that is the state of camera bags these days, the F-Stop Guru does a near-perfect job of… » 11/18/14 11:25am 11/18/14 11:25am

Heating Elements Inside this Suitcase Kill Stowaway Bed Bugs

If there's one souvenir you don't want to return from a trip with, it's bed bugs. Those little pests are a nightmare to eradicate, so someone has created the perfect luggage for travelers who frequent seedy hotels. The ThermalStrike suitcase heats up inside once you get home, ensuring your clothes are bed bug-free… » 9/24/14 4:50pm 9/24/14 4:50pm

There's a Massive 26,000 mAh Battery Hidden Inside This Briefcase

The bigger a portable charger you carry, the longer your gadgets can run while away from a power outlet. But backup batteries are heavy, so it's a tradeoff between capacity and what's comfortable to stash in your pocket. Unless you throw a bag like the Phorce over your shoulder, which makes it easy to haul around your… » 9/05/14 10:22am 9/05/14 10:22am

Maybe Less Flights Will Be Diverted With This Foot-Massaging Laptop Bag

United Airlines might soon want to rethink its Fly the Friendly Skies slogan as the battle for legroom and personal space aboard planes has recently turned very ugly. But who needs knee-defending contraptions or even reclining seats when all you really need to endure a long stressful flight is a relaxing foot massage » 9/02/14 1:20pm 9/02/14 1:20pm

There's a Fully Accessorized Picnic Blanket Hiding Inside This Bag

How many times have your plans for a relaxing Sunday afternoon picnic been foiled when you forgot something as simple as cutlery, or wine glasses? It's an unfortunate first-world problem that Build NY is trying to solve with this generously sized pic-a-nic bag, which unzips to reveal everything four people could ever… » 7/14/14 5:00pm 7/14/14 5:00pm

A Toiletries Bag Made From a Fire Hose Doesn't Mind Getting Wet

You can try as hard as you want, but the laws of the universe dictate that anything crossing the threshold of a bathroom is going to eventually get wet—and that includes the toiletries bag you travel with. But even joining you in the shower won't bother this one, because it's made from a recycled fire hose. » 6/12/14 5:20pm 6/12/14 5:20pm

Watch the Master of Saddleback Leather Give a Lesson in Counterfeiting

If you're looking to get into the knockoff leather game, there could be pools of cold, hard cash in your future just waiting for you to go diving on in. All it takes is a little half-assery, a more-than-questionable moral compass, and the knowledge of where to actually cut those corners—which can be harder than it… » 1/13/14 4:00pm 1/13/14 4:00pm

Unfold This Briefcase and Keep Fellow Flyers From Watching You Work

The laptop has made it possible for us to work almost anywhere on earth; from the cramped quarters of a plane seat, to a relaxing beach. But away from the privacy of your office, you often want to keep prying eyes off your screen, which is why this No. 1 leather laptop bag from La Fonction is so brilliant. It… » 11/19/13 1:40pm 11/19/13 1:40pm

An Earthly Messenger Bag That Looks Ready For a Space Walk

It's all but impossible to leave your house with just your phone and wallet these days. You also need charging cables, maybe a back-up battery, and a host of other accessories you probably can't survive the day without. In fact, most of us leave the house better equipped than astronaut's taking a spacewalk—which is… » 11/18/13 5:00pm 11/18/13 5:00pm

When the Storm Clears Up, This Raincoat Transforms Into a Backpack

The Boy Scouts advocate always being prepared, and that motto is a lot easier to put into practice with this transforming waterproof jacket from Vamoose. When it's pouring it keeps you dry and protected from the rain, but when the storm passes the jacket transforms into a lightweight backpack so it's easy to carry in… » 11/13/13 2:40pm 11/13/13 2:40pm

A Packable Emergency Backpack You Can Stash Almost Anywhere

Replace that mountain of awkward reusable shopping bags you've somehow amassed with Herschel's new packable backpack, which should make hauling home a week's worth of groceries a lot easier. Made from rip stop nylon, the packs can be squeezed into a compact internal pouch for easy storage or carrying as an emergency… » 8/30/13 5:00pm 8/30/13 5:00pm

This Smart Transforming Tote Is the Only Grocery Bag You'll Ever Need

Mother Earth-lovers everywhere are, at this point, pretty used to carrying around reusable totes for their shopping excursions. In San Francisco, they’re almost as ubiquitous as non-tossable water bottles—especially since a checkout bag ordinance was passed last year that charges customers a cool dime for every paper… » 8/20/13 5:00pm 8/20/13 5:00pm

Reusable e-Ink Luggage Tags Improve the Chances Of Your Bag Arriving

Outside of the fear of flying, the most anxious part of traveling around the world is hoping your bags get to the same destination as you do. The paper tags in use today work, but if they get accidentally torn off your luggage, who knows where it might end up. So starting next month, British Airways will begin… » 6/27/13 8:57am 6/27/13 8:57am

The Perfect Weekend Bag Transforms Into a Pre-Stocked Hanging Shelf

If you hate living out of your suitcase when you travel, but are also just too damn lazy to hang stuff up or fill a drawer, these Rise & Hang bags are the perfect solution to your biggest traveling gripe. The $99 Weekender bag uses the company's patented collapsible shelving system, so all you need to find is a… » 6/18/13 5:00pm 6/18/13 5:00pm