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Sizzle Strapz Leather Bags

By: on October 26, 2013
$249 - $1,499
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Rich Bhata hand smiths all Sizzle Strapz bags in his St. Charles, IL shop from genuine cow hide and American buffalo. I've never felt the desire to lovingly stroke a cow or buffalo before--just devour them in ground and fillet forms--but the urge right now, it is strong. From Bhata's 12-1/2" iPad carrier ($249) to his 26" duffel ($1,499), I can imagine only sheer tanned luxury beneath my cheek as I snooze atop a Sizzle Strapz during my next bus or airplane ride. Animal hides are drool-resistant, right?

Bhata offers over two dozen bag designs in the Sizzle Strapz collection, all made from leather obtained cruelty-free in the USA. Well, as cruelty-free as one can be given that the end result is still death, I guess. Since each bag is made to order, buyers can request colors and thicknesses other than those shown online. I think you should go with gray. It brings out the green flecks in my eyes. And I prefer zippers and clasps to buckles, since the latter present an unwanted challenge to my kielbasa fingers every time I need to access my bag interior for money or more juice.

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Defender Anti-Theft Backpack

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Due to my hulking presence and penetrating stare, people usually know better than to try and steal...or touch...or come within 10 feet of my stuff. But I'll grant that theft, and pickpocketing in particular, is a worldwide...

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G2 Turbo - Wearable Fan for Back(pack) Sweat

$19 - $23 from Kickstarter »

Part of me hopes the Presti G2 Turbo becomes the Little Crowdfunding Project That Could. Because I just saw The Goonies on cable for the 400th time, and this aerator of back sweat - what inventor Edwin Wang calls the...

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Batman Backpack

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I guess since the Dark Knight Rises motorcycle suit pretty much congeals itself to the body of whomever puts it on with nary a pocket to spare, UD Replicas figured they better come out with some sort of supplemental storage...

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Black Ember Modular Backpacks

$180 - $265 from Black Ember »

If James Bond needed a backpack to tote his textbooks and laptop to physics class, I bet a Black Ember is what he'd choose. Modular, waterproof, and very, very black, these bags are customizable with an array of accessories...

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Captain America Winter Soldier Jacket

$179 - $229 from Film Jackets »

While the Captain America Winter Soldier leather jacket doesn't exactly have the same presence as the Captain America motorcycle suit, in a way it's a much more practical investment because A) it's way cheaper, and B)...

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Alaska Salmon Leather Wallets

$47 - $79 from Tidal Vision »

Think the tanned leather of Alaska Salmon Wallets retains that delightful, "oceanic" scent of where it came from? Oh boy, I hope so. No one will ever sit next to me on the bus, or get up in my personal space at a show...

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Cocoon Go Go Gadget Pack

$79.99 from Cocoon »

Geez, here's a backpack that has as many fancy names associated with it as it does fancy pockets for holding gadgets. Organization brand Cocoon (that's #1) has released its SLIM (#2) tech backpack with MacBook Pro (#3)...

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Silent Pocket Privacy Protection Cases

$11.95 - $199.95 from Amazon »

There's alone time from your girlfriend. Peace and quite from your house full of kids. Solitude from the chaos and cacophony of daily life. But with all the unseeable signals encircling, identifying, tracking, and scanning...

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The Undercover - Changing Room in a Backpack

$69 - $75 from The Undress »

The streakers, flashers, and proud displayers of crack of the world will probably take offense at The Undercover, but for the rest of us, a portable changing room that carries our change of, or changed-out-of, clothes...

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Dakine BC Utility Vest

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I was recently at a bar for happy hour and it was jam packed with 1) Amazon employees and 2) Amazon employees' backpacks. I felt like I was at Adult Latch Key. They got let out of work but their mamas couldn't pick them...

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Bish's Tear Mender Fabric & Leather Adhesive

$5.48 - $18.11 from Amazon »

Question, Mr. Bish: does your Tear Mender adhesive work on all areas of fabric and leather textiles? Like say, for example, on the crotch of a pair of black leather pants that might have gotten ripped during an 80s theme...

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Dark Knight Leather Armor

$2,500 from Imperial Armories »

So this Dark Knight isn't quite like the Dark Knight you and I are used to. Well, I mean I guess he would be if our Dark Knight lived in a 16th century video game and were as into the color red and the world of S&M as...