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    That link to the W strap looks interesting, but...

    That link to the W strap looks interesting, but I'm starting to think my idea isn't doable. What I really want is a single layer, single piece of material cut to size for a simple RAF style strap....
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    @jujigatame, I forgot about those Dyneema key...

    @jujigatame, I forgot about those Dyneema key straps. Looking at them again I wonder if that sewn seam running along no the length would be less comfortable against the wrist than a seamless strip of...
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    I travel with an old Gillette safety razor and a...

    I travel with an old Gillette safety razor and a few loose DE blades in their paper wrappers, and while I've certainly been questioned about them a few times at security, I've never had them...
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    Dyneema Watch Straps?

    I wear watches on simple one-piece nylon straps commonly referred to as NATO, RAF, or G10 bands:


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    I like these straps better than metal and leather bands -- they're more comfortable,...
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    Not mine, ever! One of my most-used, favorite...

    Not mine, ever! One of my most-used, favorite bags. And despite years of hard use it still looks brand new, like all our Bihns. But yes, if someone's crestfallen by the Zephyr retirement, they do pop...
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    Sorry, vBulletin won't let me edit my last post....

    Sorry, vBulletin won't let me edit my last post. I see that the Zephyr's been put out to pasture. I guess the new Cadet is the closet thing in Bihn's current lineup?
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    FWIW I have an Empire Builder and a Zephyr, and...

    FWIW I have an Empire Builder and a Zephyr, and I'll echo the comments that the Empire Builder is cavernous. So much so that I stopped using it as a computer briefcase and just treated it as my...
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    Everyone, thanks so much for the feedback on the...

    Everyone, thanks so much for the feedback on the TSS's suitability as a leakproof sleeve for bentos. Today, buying a couple, done, thank you all!
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    @trailrunner, Nice pics - I'm curious about...

    @trailrunner,

    Nice pics - I'm curious about your use of the Travel Stuff Sack to bag up your food containers before you put them in the S19's pocket. I've never owned a TSS, is it leakproof? I...
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    Glad the thread helped you too, emcee. It was a...

    Glad the thread helped you too, emcee. It was a huge help to me, and Beloved Wife still gets daily compliments about the Synapse 19 and Lunchbots Eco I got her for Mother's Day thanks to forum deity...
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    FWIW I found Scrivener a good writing tool for...

    FWIW I found Scrivener a good writing tool for the Mac but I need to love my tools and I just never fell in love with Scrivener. The UI is just too busy, and like Word, the sheer number of...
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    Just an update: I couldn't stand watching...

    Just an update:

    I couldn't stand watching Beloved Wife suffer with the old Lands' End backpack-cum-diaper-bag while her new Synapse 19 and readmore's Lunchbots Eco were hiding in my office closet,...
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    I'm happy to report the search is over....

    I'm happy to report the search is over. Inconceivably, your fellow forum member readmore has generously offered to sell me two of her old-style Lunchbots Ecos (the one in maverick's video) and I have...
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    Thank you one and all for your suggestions! What...

    Thank you one and all for your suggestions! What I'm really looking for though is something like the original Lunchbots Uno, the oval shaped marvel seen sitting perfectly into the bottom front pocket...
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    It looks too big to fit in the front lower...

    It looks too big to fit in the front lower pocket. Make one the same size and shape as their older oval Uno bento and I'm all over it.
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    I think the Rover is far too big to fit in the...

    I think the Rover is far too big to fit in the Synapse 19 front lower pocket, and I'm afraid it would take up just as much if not more room in the main compartment as the $15 eBags Slim Lunchbox...
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    STOP THE PRESSES!!!! Has anyone tried one of...

    STOP THE PRESSES!!!!

    Has anyone tried one of these Blue Water bentos? Dimensions are a bit smaller than the current Lunchbots Uno, so maybe it fits in the Synapse 19's lower pocket? If the Synapse...
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    @moriond, thanks for the info. As I said, I just...

    @moriond, thanks for the info. As I said, I just don't think BW wants to deal with yet another moving part in this mechanism - she just wants a simple, leakproof lunch container to fill with food and...
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    @ceepee, ideally what I want is a version of...

    @ceepee, ideally what I want is a version of Lunchbots' Bento Uno but with the leakproof locking lids of the smaller containers in their leakproof lineup. I'm guessing a lot of people would like...
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    Thanks so much, all of you, for taking the time...

    Thanks so much, all of you, for taking the time to share your recommendations! I really appreciate it.

    @ClaireJ, I'm going to borrow one of the kids' eBags Slim Lunchboxes when the Syn19 arrives...
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    Lunchbox for Synapse 19?

    Hello all,

    Apologies if this has already been covered but I did do a forum search and mainly found threads about the larger Synapse 25.

    Here's the deal: I ordered a Synapse 19 for Beloved Wife...
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    If you aren't very careful with how you knock...

    If you aren't very careful with how you knock around or set your bag down with your MacBook Air in it, I would not recommend the Ristretto. It is a very nice looking bag like all things Bihn, but it...
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    FWIW I use Skype all the time for both US and...

    FWIW I use Skype all the time for both US and international video calls and it works near-flawlessly if both ends have a solid broadband connection. I've Skyped with a friend in Israel many times and...
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    I took the new aluminum MacBook for a spin and I...

    I took the new aluminum MacBook for a spin and I prefer my white Santa Rosa MB to be honest. The glossy screen I've come to accept and even appreciate after having lived with my 2.2GHz MB for awhile....
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    I would keep my MacBook in its Brain Cell and...

    I would keep my MacBook in its Brain Cell and just pack it in my Aeronaut. As fodn as I am of the Ristretto and the Soft Cell, my MacBook doesn't leave the house unless it's in its Brain Cell....
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