Review: The Axis Modular Waist Pack from Mission Workshop

I travel a lot, and I usually carry my iPhone, various power packs, cables and converters, headphones, and more. But I don't want to lug around a backpack. The Axis Modular Waist Pack ($120) from Mission Workshop is a beautiful alternative, whether in basic black, gray, olive, or black camo. It's very well-made and worth the price tag if you appreciate well-made gear. You could even wear it like a messenger bag.

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The Axis has a weatherproof exterior and inside is a zippered compartment with a floating liner. It sports a semi-rigid structured design and can accommodate a surprising amount of gear. Just don't expect to fit an iPad unless it's an iPad mini.

Pros

  • Beautiful and well-made
  • Interior zippered compartment
  • weatherproof material with floating liner
  • Assorted color choices
  • Semi-rigid structured design

Cons

  • Pricey

Final Verdict

If you are looking to carry around your valued gear with style, try the Axis Waist Pack from Mission Workshop. 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.