Travel Bag Basics: Features We Love for Tech

Travel Bag Basics: Features We Love for Tech

Campbell Faulkner
Apr 27, 2011

Purchasing and using a bag to lug tech gear around is no small purchase. It must not only protect your precious cargo, but easily handle all of the bits necessary to make your toys operate. Below we have assembled the features that we find important any bag we use while traveling.

We have espoused our love for Timbuk2 messenger bags. Ours is a very reliable travel companion that has served us well over the last year. Previously we had utilized backpacks that were designed for trail usage. In their intended function those bags excelled but when used as travel bags they seldom lived up to the high expectations that we had.

  1. Dedicated Laptop Compartment: This is a feature we did without for years and did not realize how much better protected and easier it was to tote our laptop with a dedicated slot. Not to mention having a dedicated laptop sleeve makes your bag slimmer.
  2. Spots for Wires: We are wire management freaks here at Unplggd and that extends even to our gear bags. After having a bag with pockets meant to store power adapters and what not have decided that this is a highly desirable feature. Making packing, storing, and dealing with our wire clutter a significantly more pleasant hassle.
  3. TSA Approved: After using a TSA approved bag we decided that we can no longer go back. Not only does it make slipping your bag through security easier, it also means fewer parts to deal with at security reducing the likely hood of theft or carelessness.
  4. Adaptability: Flexibility is an important thing for a bag that we travel with frequently. We love Tenba bag inserts that allow us to convert our messenger bag into a camera bag at a moments notice. This is a feature that would would not trade as one bag can provide multiple functions.

Few of our Favorite Bags:

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