Backpack Stories August 10, 2016

expiredBack-to-school shopping just got a little bit easier w/ this Kensington 15-inch MacBook Backpack for $14 shipped

B&H offers the Kensington LS150 15-inch Laptop Backpack in Red for $13.95 shipped. That’s good for $36 off the original price and down $21+ from most online retailers. Make back-to-school shopping painless, this Kensington bag has designated storage for a 15-inch MacBook and an iPad up to 10-inches in size. There are zippered organizational pockets plus easy-access on the side and front too. This bag receives great ratings just like the rest of Kensington’s lineup.

Be sure to hit up our CaseCrown sale for more options from $15 Prime shipped and our guide to all the backpack must-haves to make this a great school year.

Backpack Stories August 8, 2016

It’s that time of year when students are headed back to school and parents are scrambling to find all the necessary supplies. While Hewlett Packard isn’t necessarily the first name you’d think of when it comes to backpacks, the computer-maker is dabbling in a new area. The HP Powerup Backpack has a surprisingly nice design with a few neat tricks inside…

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Backpack Stories August 1, 2016

Make back to school shopping easy with this AmazonBasics Classic Backpack in a few colors for $13 Prime shipped

Just in time for back to school shopping, Amazon offers its AmazonBasics Classic Backpack in Black or Blue for $12.59 Prime shipped. That’s a $5 savings off the regular price and the lowest that its ever been sold for. Although it doesn’t have many bells and whistles, this backpack will certainly get the job done. It has a “lightweight yet durable” design with designated storage spaces for all of your gear. It can fit a MacBook up to 13-inches in size. Rated 4.5/5 stars by 225 Amazon customers.

Don’t forget to check out our guide for all the must-haves in your backpack this school year.

Backpack Stories May 25, 2016

Wenger Backpack for MacBooks up to 15-inches: $35 Prime shipped (Reg. $50+)

Amazon offers the Wenger Grey 15-inch MacBook Backpack for $34.60 Prime shipped. It regularly sells for around $50-$60 at Amazon. Features include an ergonomic shoulder strap system, “Airflow Back System” with extra padding and a secure laptop sleeve for computers up to 15-inches in size. Additional storage areas include a sunglasses holder, water bottle pocket and other versatile compartments. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 500 Amazon customers.

Backpack Stories March 22, 2016

expiredSports/Fitness: Kershaw 10 to 14-inch Camp Knife from $33 (Orig. $70+), Cycling/Hiking Sling Pack $10 (Reg. up to $20), more

Today only, Woot is offering the Kershaw 10-inch Camp Knife for $27.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping on your entire order. That’s around $40 under some listings, a few dollars under Amazon’s all-time low even with the shipping fee and the lowest total we can find. The 14-inch option for $29.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping is also at the lowest price we can find. Both options have a 4+star rating much like the rest of the popular Kershaw hunting and camping knives/tools. It features a carbon steel blade, black powdercoat, a built-in hand guard and more.

Next up, Gonex via Amazon is offering its Sport/Cycling Backpack/Sling Bag (in multiple colors) for $13.98 right now, but code A8KLAOFX will drop your total down to just $9.98. It ships free for Prime members or in orders over $49. These bags typically sell for around $20 elsewhere, and this is matching the lowest price we have tracked. They are made of water-repellent nylon and are great for cycling, hiking and other outdoor activities. Rated 4+ stars on Amazon.

We also spotted the Foam Roller for Physical Therapy & Exercise for Muscle with Soft Massage Roller for $24.99 (be sure to choose the $24.99 listing with Amazon Fulfillment), but code B8BFOGBH will drop your total down to $14.99. It ships free for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s the best price we can find on this positively rated roller.

Today’s Top Sports/Fitness Deals:

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Backpack Stories March 4, 2016

Amazon has the Blackhawk Portable Soccer Goal/Net by Franklin Sports for $32.35 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s nearly 30% below the orignal listing, $8-$10 below the next best price and the lowest we can find. Great for “field training” or backyard fun with the kids, it is made of fiberglass/steel, comes with a carry bag and measures “6’6” wide x 3’3″ high”. Rated 4.4/5 stars from nearly 50 Amazon customers.

Kershaw Leek Knife with Composite Blackwash Blade-sale-01

Amazon is currently offering $10 off $50 purchases of select Kershaw hunting/camping/outdoors knives and tools. Today the Kershaw Leek Knife with Composite Blackwash Blade dropped to $50.06, and dips another $10 automatically in the cart down to $40.06. It ships free for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s $30 under the original $70 price tag, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best we can find. This made in the USA knife features a 3-inch blade, Speed Safe assisted opening (Frame lock, Tip-Lock slider), reversible pocket clip and a black-oxide Blackwash finish. Rated 4.8/5 stars from over 75 Amazon customers.

And we also still have the Kershaw Cryo II Folding Knife with Blackwash SpeedSafe (1556BW) for $30.78 with free shipping for Prime members.

Today’s Top Sports/Fitness Deals:

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Backpack Stories February 23, 2016

Amazon is currently offering 25% off the popular CamelBak Hydration Packs. Ranging from $28 to $67, we are seeing a number of models with notable prices, all of which sit with a 4+ star rating like the rest of CamelBak’s gear. One standout is the CamelBak Arete 18 Hydration Pack for $27.52 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $49+. That’s nearly 60% below the orignal listing, $12+ under the next best price, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best we can find. It has an exterior zipper pocket, two exterior multifunction compartments, 34.25-inch shoulder straps and a 6-inch handle.

ThorFire Camping LED Lantern with Hand Crank-sale-01

ThorFire via Amazon now offers its Camping LED Lantern with Hand Crank for $15.99. Applying coupon code LBMBUL53 drops the final price to $9.49 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $49+. That’s more than 75% off the original listing, $1.50 under our previous all-time low and the best price we can find. Powered by either USB or its built-in hand crank, it features up to four hours of battery life, two brightness levels, a two-year warranty and can charge your iPhone, iPad or other device via the USB port. It is rated 4.4/5 stars by over 230 Amazon customers.

Today’s Top Sports/Fitness Deals:

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Backpack Stories November 19, 2015

Amazon is offering some notable prices on Men’s Osprey hiking/camping backpacks today. We have three separate models: Atmos 50 AG, Aether 60 and the Atmos 65 AG. Each of which are at the lowest price Amazon has ever offered them for and the best price we can find. All three models are available in various sizes and colors at the reduced price and have garnered 4+ star rating on Amazon, much like the rest of the Osprey outdoor backpack solutions. Everything is shipped free. Here our top picks:

You’ll also find these models have been recently matched at Backcountry, along with quite a large selection of other Osprey outdoor bags, up to as much as 30% off.

The Amazon Golf Store is currently offering up to $100 off select Callaway and Bushnell rangefinders. There are a number of options available including bundle packages, but one standout is the Callaway 300 Laser Rangefinder for $199.99 shipped. That’s $100 off the original listing, $80 the average selling price and the best price we can find. It does 5-1000 yards with 6X magnification, multi-targeting, is legal for tournament play and includes a carrying case. Rated 4.3/5 stars from 22 Amazon customers.

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Backpack Stories November 9, 2015

Incase has a unique offer starting today with a grab bag/box of products for close to half off their retail price. That’s $320 worth of gear for just $149.  The catch? You won’t know exactly what you’re getting until it arrives, but the company is at least giving you an idea of what’s included… expand full story

Backpack Stories October 21, 2015

expiredTimbuk2 40% off Sale: Dashboard MacBook Messenger Bag from $59 (Orig. $109), more

Timbuk2 is currently hosting a “secret” 40% off sale for just 48 hours. Inside you’ll find a number of deals on messenger and duffel bags, as well as backpacks discounted by up to 40% off. All together there is 132 items in today’s sale.

Additionally, you can save 25% on all full-priced messenger backs with coupon code MESSENGERS. These bags are handcrafted in San Francisco, CA and are covered by a lifetime warranty. Free shipping is available on orders of $75 or more.

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Backpack Stories October 6, 2015

ProForm is currently offering up to 50% off a selection of treadmills, exercise bikes, ellipticals and more as part of its Fall sales event. While there are a number notable markdowns across all these categories, things get even better with code PFSAVE5 dropping an additional 5% off. One standout is the Proform Endurance 520 E Elliptical Machine for $569.05 shipped using the previously mentioned coupon code. That’s as much as $40 under the average selling price/Amazon and matching the lowest price we have seen. Some of its features include: “18 Workout Apps, 18 Digital Resistance Levels, EKG Grip Pulse, 15 Lb. Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel, Soft Touch Upper-Body Grips, Water Bottle Holder”. While its reviews are a bit light on Amazon, just about all of the ProForm workout machines have a 4+ rating from hundreds.

Next we have a couple of workout items on sale at Amazon today. Both of the following deals will ship free for Prime members or on orders over $35. They also both have 4+ star ratings (like the rest of the sports/fitness Aegend gear) and ship with a “12 month guarantee”.

  • Aegend Figure 8 Workout Training Heavy Resistance Exercise Bands Loop with Handles $7 (Reg, up to $13)
    • Using code AEGENDEB during checkout
  • Aegend Adjustable Lightweight Jump Rope with Comfortable Foam Handles $7 (Reg. up to $13)
    • Using code AEGENDJR during checkout

Down below we have deep discounts on outdoor apparel from REI, flashlights, tents, hiking gear, fitness smartwatches and more:

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Backpack Stories August 28, 2015

expiredTimbuk2 bags, backpacks, and rollers 25% off: Command Messenger Bag $112 shipped (Reg. $150)

Update (8/29 7:45am): The additional 20% code has expired, but you can still save 25% sitewide.

Timbuk2 just launched a new sale that extends a 25% discount to almost everything they sell with coupon code ROADTRIP, but you can take an additional 20% off by also adding coupon code RIDEFREE to your order. With these two discounts stacking, we’re seeing some of the best prices ever for Timbuk2’s popular bags, backpacks, and rollers. You’ll be able to add the coupon codes to your order when you get to the ‘Shipping, Payment Method & Submit Order’ section of checkout. Shipping is free on all orders of $75 or more.

One of the best scores from this sale is the Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag for $111.75 shipped. This bag features separate Macbook and iPad pockets, a Tricot-lined floating pocket for your sunglasses, and is TSA-compliant so you don’t need to remove your devices when going through airport security.

Backpack Stories August 24, 2015

Vera Bradley accessories up to 70% off w/ free shipping: backpack $50 (Reg. $109), sunglasses $30 (Reg. $70), more

Vera Bradley’s official eBay store (98.9% positive feedback rating from 66,547 customers) has lots of merch for some very low prices right now—and with free shipping. Everything from tote bags and tech accessories to stationary and baby supplies are up for grabs. These deals are in limited quantities and are selling out quickly.

Here are some of our picks:

 

Backpack Stories May 6, 2015

expiredTwelve South rare sitewide discount: HiRise Deluxe iPhone/iPad stand $53, BookBook iPad case $70, more

Twelve South makes some of the most unique and high-quality iPhone, iPad, and Mac accessories on the market. But premium design and materials don’t come cheap. Twelve South rarely runs any promos, while most of its products sell at full msrp on Amazon. Through May 10th (Mother’s Day), Twelve South is discount its entire lineup by 12% with coupon code LOVEMOM.

Using this discount drops the HiRise Deluxe iPhone/iPad stand down to $52.79 with free ground shipping. It regularly sells for $59.99 but did see a one-time $10 discount a few months back. It features one-handed use, includes a MFi Lightning cable and is able to accommodate iPhones and iPads with cases.

Drop down to the original HiRise dock for $30.79 (Reg. $35) after applying the coupon code. It was our pick for the best iPhone 6/Plus dock and is what my iPhone sits in every day.

Sadly, the new HiRise Apple Watch stand is not included in this promo because it’s not yet available for order. Of course, you could just make one out of LEGO to hold you over.

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Backpack Stories March 10, 2015

Admittedly, I am a bit of a bag connoisseur. Hauling around all my gear requires a well thought-out solution that not only keeps my stuff organized but also looks good doing it. There are plenty of bag options out there, but less that offer charging solutions and even fewer that do it well. Today we’ve spotted a new company that is aiming to solve on-the-go charging challenges and device storage. Through Indiegogo, AMPL has raised over $213,000 towards “the worlds smartest backpack”.

The SmartBag has a number of unique and interesting design cues, most notably providing a USB port in every pocket. However, the real question is how many times can it recharge your gadgets?

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Backpack Stories November 28, 2014

Targus Trek Backpack for 16-inch Laptops $10 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

Amazon is offering the Targus Trek Backpack for 16-inch Laptops for only $9.99 Prime shipped. That’s $20 off the regular price and the lowest it’s been offered. It’s designed to fit a range of laptops with screens up to 16 inch in size.

It features a padded back panel and contoured shoulder straps for a comfortable fit. It gives you quick access to the phone pouch that keeps most standard size phones within reach. The backpack also provides enough space to store a power adapter, school supplies, a mobile phone and additional accessories like a hub or mouse.

It’s the #1 Best Seller in laptop backpacks and Amazon customers gave it great reviews.

Backpack Stories September 14, 2014

Twelve South BackPack steel shelf for iMac and Apple displays: $27 shipped (Reg. $35)

Update (9/14 9:50pm): Amazon prices now start at $27.99 Prime shipped. B&H has dropped to $27.27 w/ free shipping.

Amazon via Wade’s Amusement (fulfilled by Amazon) offers the Twelve South BackPack steel shelf for iMac and Apple displays for $27 Prime shipped. You can pay an extra $0.27 and go through Amazon direct. That’s 23% below its regular price of $34.99 and within cents of the best deal we’ve ever seen.

Furthermore, this deal is even more noteworthy because we rarely see any substantial discounts on Twelve South Apple accessories. Also, if you don’t qualify for Prime shipping or reach the $35 Amazon free shipping threshold, then your next best buy would be from B&H for $28.27 with free shipping.

The BackPack is a steel shelf that’s designed to mount to the front of back of an iMac or Apple display. Use it to clean up your workspace by safely stowing an external hard drive, keyboard, or even a Mac Mini.

Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars from Amazon reviewers and during our review we found that:

…the BackPack 2 is an amazing solution for clearing up the technology from your desk.

Backpack Stories August 7, 2014

Update (8/7 3:15pm): Amazon has the Wenger Backpack by SwissGear with Padded Sleeve for Laptops: $42.99 shipped (orig. $140), within $5 of its best price ever.

Newegg offers the Case Logic Anthracite Berkley 14-inch laptop and tablet backpack (model BPCA-114) for $21.99 with free shipping when you enter coupon code EMCPBPC93 at checkout. That’s 63% off list and the best price we have ever seen.

It features a large compartment that can accommodate up to a 14-inch laptop, ample accessory storage, a hidden pocket for valuables, and a tablet sleeve. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars from 50 Amazon reviewers.

Also available, Amazon has the Case Logic 15.6-Inch Laptop Backpack (MLBP-115BLK) for $31.39 (orig. $70) and MacMall has the Swissgear Sherpa DX 16″ Laptop Backpack (28016050) for $19.99 with free shipping on orders over $25 (orig. $70).

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Backpack Stories July 27, 2014

Just in time for back to school shopping, Best Buy has the Targus Legend IQ laptop backpack for $19.99. Opt for in-store pickup to avoid any shipping costs or pad your order up to at least $35 and it’ll ship free. That’s 60% below list and just about the best price we have ever seen for this backpack that can accommodate a laptop up to 16-inches. Other features include:

  • Adjustable strap – Keeps your laptop securely in place.
  • Section lined with soft-touch material – Safely stores your tablet.
  • Zippered internal and external pouches – Plus 2 side pockets and a media pocket hold your sunglasses, MP3 player and other accessories while you’re on the go.
  • 2 padded, adjustable shoulder straps – Ensure comfortable carrying.
  • Durable nylon material – To withstand rugged, everyday use.

It’s rated 4.7 stars from 180 Best Buy reviewers and 4.6 from 116 Amazon reviewers.

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Backpack Stories June 27, 2014

expiredBelkin Slim Laptop (up to 15-inch) Polyester Backpack $25 shipped (Reg. $70)

Newegg is offering the Belkin Slim 15″ Notebook Polyester Backpack in Black/Light Gray for only $24.99 shipped with coupon code EMCPDHC82, which is 64% below the list price of $70 and within $5 of the best price we have ever seen.

The Belkin is a lightweight and versatile back pack for 15.4-inch notebooks and essentials. It has a durable polyester exterior and a plush Soft-Touch lining for extra protection. It even has a convenient headphone grommet for easy access to your MP3 player.

Amazon customers gave it 4.4/5 stars and it’s also the #1 best seller in its category there as well.

Backpack Stories May 19, 2014

expiredIncase Campus MacBook backpacks $19.99 w/ free pickup (Reg. $60)

As one of its bonus deals of the day, Best Buy has the Incase Campus backpack for $19.99 with free in-store pickup or free shipping on orders of $35 or more. That’s a savings of 66% off the retail price of $59.99. It features custom faux-fur-lined compartments to keep your MacBook, iPad, and other gadgets safe while on the go. Available in gray/organge and dark gray/pink berry color combinations.

Best Buy also continues to offer the Incase Compact Campus backpack for $21.99 (Reg. $60).

Backpack Stories May 9, 2014

Best Buy offers a selection of Incase backpacks for $21.99, which is nearly 37% below list and Incase’s current asking price. You’ll have to pad your order up to at least $35 to get free shipping or opt for in-store pickup.

Campus Compact backpacks are built to accommodate up to a 15″ MacBook in its fleece-lined laptop compartment. It also features two external zippered pockets, adjustable shoulder straps, and a padded mesh back to prevent sweaty backs.

For what it’s worth, I’ve been using an Incase backpack to travel with my MacBook Air for a couple years and absolutely love its style and durability. I highly recommend it. expand full story

Backpack Stories March 3, 2014

expiredTYLT Energi+ Backpack w/ Built-In 10,400mAh Battery for Recharging mobile devices $80 shipped (Reg. $199)

1Sale has the TYLT Energi+ Backpack w/ Built-In 10,400mAh Battery for only $79.99 shipped. That’s 61% off the list price, $110 less than Amazon, and the lowest we could find.

The Energi+ Backpack is truly a next-gen briefcase, backpack and mobile charging station ..all-in-one!

You can easily route the cables to any one of the 5 external pockets or 2 internal pockets or even run a charging cable out the side of the bag and charge your phone while you use it. Also, there’s a neatly located headphone pass-thru. The removable 10,400mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion battery provides up to 4 full smartphone charges or 1 full tablet charge. The laptop compartment is soft lined and will accommodate laptops up to 15.5in x 10.5in x 1.5in

Delivery estimate: 2-3 weeks

If you haven’t seen the Tylt Energi+ before check out the following product walk-through:

Backpack Stories January 24, 2014

expiredAmazon Gold Box: Up to 73% off SwissGear computer backpacks

As its Gold Box deal of the day, Amazon is offering up to 73% off select SwissGear computer backpacks. Several different styles and colors are available with prices as low as $22. Prime members (free trial) receive free 2-day shipping on all items while other buyers must spend at least $35 to sidestep freight costs.

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