We all got it...The stuff we run our daily lives with. We are some gear packin' people, no doubt about it.
Head or ear phones
Drugs - both OTC and Prescription and well...not.
Portable gaming platforms
And the miscellaneous peripheral crap that goes along with all that. So, how do you deal with all of it?
I have a couple
of different bags I use. A GAP sling bag I bought a few years ago in Lufkin, Texas that I generally use from day to day (it was on sale that day for like $19.00) Not available any more either.
A messenger type bag
that I carry the laptop and most of my other gear in that I bought from Timbuk2
for those occasions that I need one bag for everything
I found a nice slim Mac Case Sling Blade
bag from Mac Case
for the laptop when I am traveling lighter. It will hold the laptop and a few pieces of the gear that goes with it and my phone, iPod, PDA, and a magazine. but not much else! Bought that at the local MicroCenter.
But when I don't need all that stuff with me, I'd like something along the lines of a fanny pack. Or lumbar packs as they are called now. But I hate (HATE!) fanny packs. So I was intrigued when I picked up this thread from AskMetafilter querying the hive mind
about this very thing:How to avoid the tourist/waiter look?
There are some really nice suggestions on this page. Go have a look. Follow the links. Check them out. Self proclaimed geek that I am, I still tend to not
like the more technical type stuff. But I like some of the stuff from actontreadway
. Especially the cummerbund canvas bag. Also a couple of the things from UrbanTool
How's that for a few links?