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  1. #1
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    Dec 2011

    Swift or Little Swift? And questions about cork fabric

    Hi everyone,

    I'm debating between getting a Swift or a Little Swift. I'm planning to use this as a knitting bag that I carry in addition to my normal handbag. I can't seem to get an idea of the differences between what the regular vs. little can handle.

    For everyday use is the normal Swift too big? Or is the Little Swift too small?

    As far as the cork fabric goes, is it waterproof and/or treated with something to make it so? I'm not planning on going swimming wearing the bag but if I get caught in a downpour will the cork be ruined?

    Thanks for any help you can offer!

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    TOM BIHN Crew (we work here) Darcy's Avatar
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    May 2003
    The far west
    Cork is naturally water-resistant, so you're good on that one. I've carried a Swift in Cork (and now a Little Swift in Cork) and also use a laptop case that we used to make in cork for years and haven't had an issue with rain or water of any kind.

    As for Swift vs. Little Swift -- see indigodragonfly's comparison review.

    I personally find the Little Swift to be a good size for daily use -- it fits my wallet, keys, sunglasses, a 32oz water bottle, my iPad in a Cache, power supply for my laptop, a book, and some other little stuff.
    Current Carry: Skookum Dog Citizen Canine, Founder's Briefcase, Synapse 19 (day hikes), Guide's Pack (longer day hikes), Yeoman Duffel (winter/emergency stuff for the car), Aeronaut 30 (travel), Night Flight Travel Duffel (camera bag), Moveable Feast + Shop Bags (food)

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