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Business in a bag

Using a waterproof backpack to fit my gear

Dec. 22, 2018
After much testing I have selected a bag and set of cases to fit my entire business, wherever I go.

Over the past few months I have been testing different bags and cases to fit everything I need to run my business. As I commute by bike, the bag needs to be waterproof. The problem with waterproof gear is that it is usually very bulky. I need my gear to be both portable and representative, a challenge worth a blog post!

Cash is king, or is it?

The wallet- and cash-less experiment

July 15, 2016
Is the time right to ditch the wallet?

Very often I see men carry a wallet filled with plastic: multiple debit and credit cards plus a bunch of loyalty programs and membership cards. Then, some even top it off with stinky paper money and sticky metal coins! It made me wonder if I can free up one pocket by ditching the wallet?

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Ortlieb Urban: Textile appearance on the outside, polyurethane waterproofness on the inside
Ortlieb Urban: Textile appearance on the outside, polyurethane waterproofness on the inside
Just like any other iPhone: but this one has an NFC contactless bank card and ID hidden it it!
Just like any other iPhone: but this one has an NFC contactless bank card and ID hidden it it!
All I need to do my business - really!
All I need to do my business - really!
Stacking two plastic cards is easy
Stacking two plastic cards is easy
Peripheral case
Peripheral case "thing"
Hardgraft iPad Pro case with the keyboard folio and Apple Pencil
Hardgraft iPad Pro case with the keyboard folio and Apple Pencil
Me wearing the hardcore Ortlieb Velocity bag through bad weather, fantastic but a little bit bulky...
Me wearing the hardcore Ortlieb Velocity bag through bad weather, fantastic but a little bit bulky...
Adjustable straps without loose ends.
Adjustable straps without loose ends.
This case allows easy access to the payment card while hiding the ID inside.
This case allows easy access to the payment card while hiding the ID inside.
Access to accesoires from both sides of the
Access to accesoires from both sides of the "thing"
Ortlieb Urban daypack 15L
Ortlieb Urban daypack 15L
The iPhone with case is only slightly thicker.
The iPhone with case is only slightly thicker.
The case has a high-end feeling because of its high quality finish and details
The case has a high-end feeling because of its high quality finish and details
Hardgraft iPhone cash card wallet
Hardgraft iPhone cash card wallet
Inside the Ortlieb Urban Daypack - comfortably spacious
Inside the Ortlieb Urban Daypack - comfortably spacious
The iPhone case is large enough to hide cards.
The iPhone case is large enough to hide cards.
Packing it together, Hardgraft and Ortlieb
Packing it together, Hardgraft and Ortlieb
The wallet allows quick (and naked) access to the phone
The wallet allows quick (and naked) access to the phone

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