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The Best Travel Bags to Carry You Through this Holiday Season And Beyond

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Watching how people travel—particularly how they get through airports—is one of our favorite spectator sports. There is the inevitable rush of guys bearing backpacks with corporate logos from the last conference they attended. There’s the status-hungry crowd whose bags must feature a completely different kind of logo: Usually big, bold, and brassy. Then there’s the opposite extreme – the ones with belongings crammed into a food co-op or public radio reusable shopping bag, a duct taped-together, mysterious-looking bundle, or the ones we just don’t get, who walk on with nothing in hand except maybe a book or a bottle of water. Somewhere among all of these holiday travelers is you, arriving just early enough to have a glass of wine pre-flight, wearing a neat, but comfortable, outfit, and carrying a bag—like one of those below—that is handsome, useful, and intelligently packed with everything you’ll need for the flight. Most of these bags are so well-designed, in fact, that they’re likely to become your every day carry. Mack Weldon Ion Convertible Backpack – $148Easily converting from a backpack to a shoulder bag, the Ion somehow incorporates nine compartments into its skinny shape, including spaces for laptop, shoes, etc. It’s been dubbed the “Ion” for it’s antimicrobial silver interior lining. A luggage sleeve, non-slip rubber handles, and water-resistant fabric and zippers round out the travel offerings, but there’s also a handy mobile device charger that stows into an easily accessed front pocket for good measure.Shop NowHerschel Rolltop Backpack/KKtP – $129A collaboration between Herschel—one of our go-to heritage-style bag companies—and Shanghai-based streetwear designer Kim Kiroic, the rolltop style offers an updated take on a classic backpack. Roll up the top for easy access and to create a larger interior. Roll it down when you need less. It’s perfect to stash a down jacket or sweatshirt, or if you’ve picked up a few extra souvenirs on your trip.Shop NowWellington & Cromwell Hatch Briefcase – $175The Hatch features truly classic styling with a vintage appeal. The clamshell opening makes it easy to access the entire interior of the bag with its wide mouth, but closes tightly to maintain a thin silhouette. The side pocket is, again, a great place to stash travel documents, but because it’s gusseted, it’s also an excellent place to put that TSA-friendly clear bag of liquids. It also fits a laptop, which is a bonus for business travelers.Shop NowAway The Everywhere Bag – $195Performance nylon means this bag is lightweight, yet tough, and ready for all your carry-on needs. The clean silhouette is reminiscent of a doctor’s bag, but with a large interior space. There’s a laptop pocket and organizer area for notebooks and documents, but some of our favorite features are “hidden,” including a zippered, waterproof umbrella pocket, a mobile phone pocket, and an exterior zippered pocket that is actually a sleeve to slide the bag over the extended handles of a wheeled carry-on.Shop NowPeak Design Travel Backpack 45L – $300The Travel backpack’s straps stow away to keep them out from under foot on the plane or when checking the bag. The main compartment is accessible from either the front, back, or even the sides. All openings have weatherproof strips. The bag can expand for more storage. The Peak Design team seems to have thought of everything the modern traveler needs and what hasn’t been included in this bag—tech pouches, camera cubes, toiletry kits—is available on the site and designed to coordinate perfectly.Shop NowHook + Albert The Getaway Black Leather Duffle – $375Hook + Albert already had us with their famous garment weekenders, but they’ve gone one better with the Getaway duffel. It’s got a “half-moon shaped” rise built into the top of the bag to provide a secure place to drape a jacket or tuck an umbrella between the handles when you’re on the go. Side compartments stow laptops, tablets, and headphones, while a roomy main compartment has space for all other necessities.Shop NowStuart & Lau Regimen Gym Bag – $395OK, yes, ultimately, this bag was designed for the gym. But we love utilizing all of its delightfully organized sections for travel, too. For a quick overnight business trip, wear your sneakers for the flight, then tuck a pair of dress shoes into the bottom shoe compartment. Use the swiveling locker hook to hang the bag up in the hotel closet. No need to unpack. There’s even a padded laptop section and pockets to keep chargers, cords, and the rest of your gear organized, too. Shop NowKorchmar Dylan Computer Leather Briefcase – $425The Dylan features minimal, almost severe styling in a truly classic briefcase that includes an interior laptop pocket large enough to hold up to a 15-inch computer. Use the outside zipper pocket to keep passport, travel documents, or a magazine handy. It also includes a shoulder strap to sling it over your back if you’re juggling another carry-on or a coat.Shop NowThis is Ground Venture 2 Backpack – $925For the ultimate in precision packing, the Venture 2 offers a front-zipped “Pod” featuring spaces for phones, notebooks, writing implements, cord management, or passports, interior pockets for laptops or iPad Pros (including a section optimized for the Apple Pencil stylus), and even a hidden pocket for a Tile or other bag tracker. The company also makes special packs designed to stack perfectly into the backpack’s interior for extreme organization. Shop NowAdero Smart Tags Starter Kit – $119OK, packed and ready to go? Did you remember your toiletries kit? Your headphones?  Your phone, smart watch, and computer chargers? The Adero Smart Tag system will make sure that you’ve got all that together, and so much more. Simply attach a tag to everything you normally leave the house with—for travel, the gym, work, school, etc.—and set up reminders in the app. Give a quick squeeze to the smart tag before you walk out the door and a green light means you’ve got everything you need for the flight. A red light? Check the app for the missing camera, shoe bag, or epi-pen.Shop NowWith your travel bag in the bag, take some time to find the right outfit to wear for the trip. 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

Hamilton police charge man with harassment and extortion of woman

A 41-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was extorted and repeatedly harassed by someone she met online.George Condy, of Port Elgin, is charged with criminal harassment as well as four counts of extortion related to incidents involving a woman he allegedly met on an online dating site. Police say between March 2015 and February 2018, a woman received thousands of text messages and emails from the man. They say he used an alias to continually harass the woman and threaten to ruin her life. Police allege Condy also threatened to send personal information about the victim to her family, friends and employer if she did not speak with him. Hamilton police detectives with the assistance of the Hamilton Police Tech Crime Unit and the Saugeen Shores Police executed a search warrant in Port Elgin on Tuesday and arrested Condy.Cell phones and computers were also seized from the home by officers.Police are asking anyone with further information call Detective Chambers or Detective Constable Mendes at 905-546-3817. read more