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PackMan
10-08-2018, 10:15 PM
What cord is used on the TB bags?

Muni_Jedi
10-09-2018, 07:38 AM
If I remember correctly it is similar to a Type 1 paracord. It is a woven external sheath with a single internal cord. You can purchase a variety of colors that match their offerings from the website. If you want more variety you can purchase several different weights and colors of paracord from many different vendors across the internets.

Fat Crip
10-24-2018, 03:33 AM
Iíve used both the earlier TB zip pulls with plastic tabs and the later ones that you tie with an overhand knot, but now I prefer to make my own with paracord. That way I can use different knots, mainly snake knots and lanyard knots and sometimes a short Solomonís bar. The lanyard knot is also great in leather.

damonsharp
10-24-2018, 05:40 AM
I purchase 425 paracord for my pulls, usually through Amazon or paracord planet. Seems to be the same size as those shipped with their bags and it fits fine within the plastic ends they include.

ScottE22
10-26-2018, 07:14 AM
I just upgraded my 5-year-old, well-work black S25 with wasabi interior in the older outside fabric to a new S25 in that gorgeous Nebulous Gray 525 with the NW Sky interior. If it's not broke, why fix it? :cool: The new bag has zippers installed which the old one never did so I added cord pulls in "figure 8 style" to the existing zippers in Island and I love the look (for now...). One thing I love is the ability to occasionally scratch the "new bag" itch by swapping out cord pulls and changing the whole look...

I really want to cut the zippers off, but I'm nervous because that can't be undone... Wondering if anyone has any post-zipper-removal regrets...

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Cristina
10-26-2018, 08:33 AM
I just upgraded my 5-year-old, well-work black S25 with wasabi interior in the older outside fabric to a new S25 in that gorgeous Nebulous Gray 525 with the NW Sky interior. If it's not broke, why fix it? :cool: The new bag has zippers installed which the old one never did so I added cord pulls in "figure 8 style" to the existing zippers in Island and I love the look (for now...). One thing I love is the ability to occasionally scratch the "new bag" itch by swapping out cord pulls and changing the whole look...

I really want to cut the zippers off, but I'm nervous because that can't be undone... Wondering if anyone has any post-zipper-removal regrets...

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Well... I have never cut the zippers off and I would advise against it because it will have an effect on resale/trade value. Also, it can't be undone, but, as you say, you can change the cord and change the look of the bag without removing the pulls.

terayon
10-26-2018, 10:12 AM
I usually cut off the metal zipper pulls myself. I know it may affect resale value but I can live with that. I really like making my own cord pulls, and also I prefer the silence. But to each their own.

ScottE22
10-29-2018, 02:49 PM
Well... I have never cut the zippers off and I would advise against it because it will have an effect on resale/trade value.


...I know it may affect resale value but I can live with that...

Hold the phone. People SELL their TB bags? :confused:

Cristina
10-29-2018, 04:09 PM
Hold the phone. People SELL their TB bags? :confused:

Usually to buy more TB bags [emoji23]

BWeaves
10-29-2018, 04:43 PM
Hold the phone. People SELL their TB bags? :confused:

I've either sold or traded bags I found I wasn't using for MORE TB bags. I never have buyers remorse, because I can always sell or swap until I get the right bag combination that works for me. Plus, sometimes I really want the newer features, like the zip tops on the shop bags, and the locking zipper pulls on the Aeronauts, or the new laundry cubes rather than the regular cubes.

kieri
10-29-2018, 04:49 PM
True story! My dream bag (Aubergine/Sitka A30) came up for sale on eBay recently. I would have spent more than the already pretty high asking price if the owner hadn't cut the pulls off, rendering the bag unlockable. So... If you plan on cutting off zipper pulls, think carefully about what you might want to secure in that pocket going forward.

LordAnubis
10-29-2018, 05:02 PM
True story! My dream bag (Aubergine/Sitka A30) came up for sale on eBay recently. I would have spent more than the already pretty high asking price if the owner hadn't cut the pulls off, rendering the bag unlockable. So... If you plan on cutting off zipper pulls, think carefully about what you might want to secure in that pocket going forward.

My A45 doesnít have the lock pulls. But I use the packsafe wire locks. https://www.wildearth.com.au/buy/pacsafe-prosafe-800-tsa-3-dial-cable-lock/PE263SL?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpqzy6e2s3gIVEg4rCh2gUg0c EAQYBiABEgLzfvD_BwE

They work a treat. I loop it through the ďloopĒ on the zipper. Not the actually zipper pull. Decent enough lock as far as locks go I guess.


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Cristina
10-30-2018, 12:29 AM
True story! My dream bag (Aubergine/Sitka A30) came up for sale on eBay recently. I would have spent more than the already pretty high asking price if the owner hadn't cut the pulls off, rendering the bag unlockable. So... If you plan on cutting off zipper pulls, think carefully about what you might want to secure in that pocket going forward.

Yep that bag was top of my mind. It was sad watching it go unsold for so many weeks, in such a gorgeous color! It seems to have sold now but yeah, Aubergine and Sitka would have been snapped up in minutes if the zipper pills hadn't been cut off.

Fat Crip
12-15-2018, 07:01 AM
I usually cut off the metal zipper pulls myself. I know it may affect resale value but I can live with that. I really like making my own cord pulls, and also I prefer the silence. But to each their own.

Iím sort of with you here. I did a lot of the earlier TB plastic ended pulls, then the later over-hand knotted ones, but now I like to tie my own using lanyard knots, snake knots or Solomonís bars. Much nicer, and quieter too. However, I canít bring myself to cut anything off my TB bags, so the metal pulls stay.... for now anyway!

backpack
12-15-2018, 03:20 PM
I have left every single zipper pull in all of my TB Bags.

I placed zipper pulls, the black ones that came with the bags, on the smallest zippers.

I have a collection of plastic cords in different colors which I bought for craft, I have thought of experimenting with them by twisting them with the black zipper cords and fit them into the plastic pulls.

I will need to practice the butterfly knot, as shown, in the knot tutorial, on Vimeo.


I have only experimented the Golden Retriever sound, once.

xnykid
01-17-2019, 09:40 PM
I cut all the front zip tabs off my bag and Iím really glad I did. It works better and itís quieter. Paracord planet sells a 325 paracord that makes wonderful pulls and the fit the TB plastic a bit better than the 425 but 425 is ok. The bags I have are my bags, I purposely chose them for how I travel and their flexibility and Iíll use them till they fall apart. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190118/ff97e340936b191d868035d75d456cc4.jpg


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pkshooter
01-18-2019, 12:16 PM
I cut all the front zip tabs off my bag and I’m really glad I did. It works better and it’s quieter. Paracord planet sells a 325 paracord that makes wonderful pulls and the fit the TB plastic a bit better than the 425 but 425 is ok. The bags I have are my bags, I purposely chose them for how I travel and their flexibility and I’ll use them till they fall apart. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190118/ff97e340936b191d868035d75d456cc4.jpg


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Just out of curoisity, are these two small snake charmers in the side pockets and one large snake charmer in the lower pocket?

xnykid
01-19-2019, 02:08 PM
No. The side pockets are 3D pouches in mesh but yes thatís a lg charmer in the bottom.


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xnykid
01-23-2019, 10:48 AM
i have never considered locking a bag. i also don't travel with a laptop any more. simple pad and phone will do. i met a woman in Naples last year who had her rolex stolen off her wrist. she was very shook up about it and all i could think of was "why would you bring a rolex to Naples?"

xnykid
02-06-2019, 05:27 PM
to answer the OP question, i think the TB cords are 275 paracord. its the same size and its stiff like the TB cords.