Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

Articles > Style

Work Bag Advice From Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber

Frank Gruber shares his favorite work bag brands.

Photograph by Christopher Leaman

Frank Gruber admits he’s “kind of MacGyver-ish” about the contents of his bags. “Anything you need in any possible situation, I have it,” says the CEO of Tech Cocktail, a media company in Arlington.

Gruber travels several times a month. At any given time, he could be carrying his laptop, a variety of chargers, granola bars, a MiFi device, business cards, Airborne supplements, and more. While traveling, he rotates among three bags: a Timbuk2 backpack/messenger bag adorned with pins from different start-ups and places he’s visited (shown above), a black pinstripe Hurley backpack, and a thinner Incase messenger bag, which he sometimes packs in his suitcase to use when he arrives at his destination. Finding a bag that combines comfort and style took him years: “I have a big bag graveyard.”


This article appears in the November 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.

Subscribe to Washingtonian
Follow Washingtonian on Twitter

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

Here's a Map Showing Dozens of Washington's Rooftop Bars

6 Myths About Tipping in Restaurants

“Life Below Zero’s” Andy Bassich on Why He Moved From Washington to Rural Alaska

Why Does Everyone Want Wesley Lowery to Shut Up?

Amazon Prime and Uber Are Changing the Map of Your City

The 25 Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Washington

Meet the Musicians Who Are Driving Skadden, Arps Bonkers

20 Great Walks Around Washington, DC

Tommy Caldwell on the Dawn Wall, Dean Potter, and the Daring Life of Climbers