Vaude PETros and Rails: Taking your gadgets safely from A to B

By Shem Pennant,

We love a good bag here at LG Towers. It’s all well and good being able to curl on an sofa and get your geek on (there’s a chiptune Missy Elliot remix of that floating around I’d wager) but it’s as much fun to take your geek to the streets with all manner of swaddling garb to keep your precious gadgetry safe. Enter Vaude and their serious German engineering credentials.

Vaude PETros

The Vaude Petros is heavy duty laptop backpack for the serious road warrior with a conscience (the Petros is partly constructed from recycled PET bottles). The 20 litre PETros bag is large enough to fit your 15″ laptop or gym clothes … or both (my how times have changed). There’s a special little padded compartment at the back that should keep laptops safe from minor dents and bumps. There’s also a rain cover tucked away in a hidden compartment at the base of the backpack to stop you from freaking out in a downpour. And my favourite feature? A little dedicated glasses pocket to keep your specs safe.

Vaude Rails

But what if you want to travel further afield? Well the Vaude Rails 60 has you covered. Not since I saw a suitcase with a scooter built in have I been so impressed with luggage. It’s up there with Rincewind’s travel companion (if you enjoyed that Discworld reference as much as I did then we should hang out). Like the PETros, the Rails 60 has some serious green credentials and is made of at least 90% organic cotton or recycled materials, and colored using the eco-friendly VAUDE ecolour dyeing process. Even better it has secret straps that transform it from a trolley into a backpack. It’s padded on it’s undercarriage so it’s reasonable comfortable to lug around. And the front compartment zips off completely to become a light day bag/hand luggage that you can use around the airport or when strolling through the city.

PETros £85
Rails 60 £190
More info at www.vaude.com