As much as I write about gear, I tend to own pretty humble stuff and hold on to it for a long time. Writing this post made me see that there are items in my everyday life that I value more than I ever realized. Things that make my life easier, more comfortable; things that make me smile or make me gain weight; but also things that I daydream about.
Up until a year ago I was publishing know-it-all advice — online, where it’s permanent— that men should ditch sophomoric backpacks for briefcases or messengers. But now I commute almost daily with this fella. It’s an ideal size for a laptop, book, or spare sweater, and it’s water resistant. I keep a Lander Cascade Powerbank inside so I can tweet stupid stuff all day and night. Great combo. Click here for more.