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    Is that Oyster Dome? Great views! I'm so jealous,...

    Is that Oyster Dome? Great views! I'm so jealous, I was stuck inside for the sun on Monday and Tuesday and now we're back to the regularly scheduled rain.
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    Sticky: I'll also admit to being a bit disappointed with...

    I'll also admit to being a bit disappointed with the Maker's Bag. The boxy design has grown on me as I've looked through all the photos, but I was thinking we'd get something similar in size to the...
  3. Thank you everyone for the advice - I just won a...

    Thank you everyone for the advice - I just won a Black/Black/Iberian Smart Alec on ebay which was my original color preference so I'm very excited about that! Plus saved a bit of money over buying...
  4. Thanks everyone! @Muni_Jedi Wow 4 full size...

    Thanks everyone!

    @Muni_Jedi Wow 4 full size Spectre cubes?? That's more spacious than I was imagining even! I can't think I'd want more than 2 in there (only have 1 set of them (1 each full, half,...
  5. Final hesitations on the Smart Alec before I buy

    Ok I need some enabling here... I'm very close to decided that I need a Smart Alec. I finally admitted to myself that I'm not as ultralight a packer as I want to pretend and my Synapse 19, as much as...
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    Sticky: Wow, that dyneema PU is tempting me even though...

    Wow, that dyneema PU is tempting me even though I'm not a dyneema person and have never really been tempted by the PU before! I feel like the dyneema with that shape would make the bag conform very...
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    Oh wow, that's a lot of hinting in that Twitter...

    Oh wow, that's a lot of hinting in that Twitter photo! And according to one of the replies, the big bag will come in Aubergine - so it's in ballistic!
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    Could be a larger version of the Guide's Pack...

    Could be a larger version of the Guide's Pack maybe? Internal frame backpack with hipbelt, maybe around 45 liters, large enough to use for (lightweight) backpacking (hence the National Parks) or for...
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    Hmm, more organization... maybe a tool bag??

    Hmm, more organization... maybe a tool bag??
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    I really want this to be the long-awaited...

    I really want this to be the long-awaited cross-body knitting bag, but I suspect we'll have to wait a bit longer on that... Still exciting regardless! Anyone have thoughts on the small items? ...
  11. Thread: 2015 Wish List

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    The most recent I've heard about the upcoming...

    The most recent I've heard about the upcoming messenger bag (aka crossbody knitting bag) was this reply to a Facebook post a few weeks ago "We've seen the prototypes and it's looking good. Hoping for...
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    @Saltgirl This article might be helpful...

    @Saltgirl This article might be helpful Simplicity When Your Spouse Doesn?t Get It I think the last piece of advice there is the most important - there's probably still a lot you can do focusing on...
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    I keep my not very full Side Effect in the bottom...

    I keep my not very full Side Effect in the bottom pocket of my Synapse 19 (work EDC) so that I can grab it to use as a purse if going out to lunch, to grab something at the store, etc. It's a bit of...
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    I second this. I find cross-body carry far more...

    I second this. I find cross-body carry far more comfortable and having that option for the Shop Bags (which I absolutely love) would make me so happy!
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    Interestingly, I bought that exact strap from TB...

    Interestingly, I bought that exact strap from TB at some point in the last couple years - I just found it while going through my stockpile. Guess they used to carry it and no longer do? I never...
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    To start, it should be fairly simple for them to...

    To start, it should be fairly simple for them to create a (free) Google account - if you go to google.com and click the blue "Sign in" button in the upper righthand corner, there is a "Create...
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    Sticky: Does this mean the legendary cross-body knitting...

    Does this mean the legendary cross-body knitting bag is having its debut date pushed out again? :(

    Edit: Sorry to be a second sad face in response to your post - I know the dates change sometimes...
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    Thanks, everyone! I did some directed cleaning...

    Thanks, everyone! I did some directed cleaning with Dawn last night and after drying overnight, the stain is significantly reduced, although that one side of the bottom still looks a little......
  19. Thread: 2015 Wish List

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    Yes, the return of parapack Side Effects and Cafe...

    Yes, the return of parapack Side Effects and Cafe Bags would make me so happy!
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    I usually use castille soap (Doc Bronners) for...

    I usually use castille soap (Doc Bronners) for everything, but I'll grab a small bottle of Dawn to try it out! I too use baking soda for cleaning (great for the tub!), but was worried it might be...
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    Best way to remove an oil stain from dyneema?

    So I was transporting some hummus in a not so leakproof container (whoops) in my lovely Northwest Sky Small Shop Bag (btw loving my Shop Bags, why did I wait so long to get any??), and now I've got...
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    Getting things back on track :) 1. What bag...

    Getting things back on track :)

    1. What bag are you carrying? (Please mention the colorway so people don't freak out)
    Grey/Iberian Synapse 19 as my work bag, Black/Iberian Side Effect for short...
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    Yes, a parapack co-pilot would be great! I...

    Yes, a parapack co-pilot would be great! I suspect parapack is in low supply though.
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    I don't have a Brain Bag, but in my experience,...

    I don't have a Brain Bag, but in my experience, it's best to start with the minimum that you know you need (sounds like that'd be the bag itself, the Vertical Brain Cell (just out of curiosity - is...
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    I LOVE my Side Effect (ballistic), but it does...

    I LOVE my Side Effect (ballistic), but it does require quite a bit of editing of what you carry. For me, it's just perfect w/ my prescription sunglasses (in a soft case), small wallet, extra compact...
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