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maverick
02-19-2009, 08:46 PM
most certainly not the most polished piece of cinematography, but i assure you a lot of love went into making this little video showing off the ruck's sac! :)

option 1: watch the video (http://www.khemani.com/tombihn/ruckssac/)

option 2: watch the video (http://gallery.me.com/yashkhemani#100142/ruckssac-web)

enjoy!

scotlib
02-20-2009, 11:09 AM
Many thanks for your videos, maverick. It is great to the see the bags in actual use. Cheers!

Shiva
05-20-2009, 02:19 PM
Hey Maverick: Is the back of the Sack padded at all for comfort against the back and so objects don't poke? I am still quite intrigued by how much the RS seems to hold; I don't know if it is the bag, or your superior packing skills!

Nana8
05-21-2009, 02:41 AM
most certainly not the most polished piece of cinematography, but i assure you a lot of love went into making this little video showing off the ruck's sac! :)

option 1: watch the video (http://www.khemani.com/tombihn/ruckssac/)

option 2: watch the video (http://gallery.me.com/yashkhemani#100142/ruckssac-web)

enjoy!

And enjoy, we did! Great video, maverick -- thank you so much for doing these! This answered all of our questions about Ruck's Sack being appropriate for our boys for school (one of the little guys is kind of small).

maverick
05-21-2009, 08:18 AM
hi shvia,

indeed, the back of the ruck's sac is very nicely padded.

the ruck's sac will hold the items as featured in the video. how the bag is designed and you pack things will affect not only what the bag will hold, but also how easily you can get at what you pack into the bag. the drawstring at the top of the ruck's sac makes it easy to get into everything packed inside.

one of the things i really love about the ruck's sac is that you can also throw a few things in that you need for a summer outing and carry it comfortably.

getting back to your question about the padded back, i should mention that i've thrown odd things in there like a spool of kite string, a kite, a ball, and a frisbee and have carried it very comfortably.


Hey Maverick: Is the back of the Sack padded at all for comfort against the back and so objects don't poke? I am still quite intrigued by how much the RS seems to hold; I don't know if it is the bag, or your superior packing skills!

maverick
05-21-2009, 08:19 AM
And enjoy, we did! Great video, maverick -- thank you so much for doing these! This answered all of our questions about Ruck's Sack being appropriate for our boys for school (one of the little guys is kind of small).

hi nana8,

i'm glad it was of help! do let us know how your boys liked their ruck's sacs. i'm sure we'd all love to see some pictures of them with their ruck's sacs!

Nana8
05-21-2009, 10:02 AM
hi nana8,

i'm glad it was of help! do let us know how your boys liked their ruck's sacs. i'm sure we'd all love to see some pictures of them with their ruck's sacs!

I will be glad to post some pics when I can talk the boys into posing! They are a bit shy! I know I can sneak a couple though, since the boys will often "pose" in front of the mirror to see how clothes etc. work for them (they have sensory issues) and seem to do better associating the visual with the "feel".

Thanks again!
nana8

maverick
05-21-2009, 10:56 AM
I will be glad to post some pics when I can talk the boys into posing! They are a bit shy! I know I can sneak a couple though, since the boys will often "pose" in front of the mirror to see how clothes etc. work for them (they have sensory issues) and seem to do better associating the visual with the "feel".

Thanks again!
nana8

i find it challenging to get pictures of my son. usually, i can get a couple of good shots of him up to his natural antics. once he notices, he starts saying "cheese" and gets really close to the camera. we haven't yet mastered the lesson that the lens can't focus on anything or anyone that close. then he says: dado, i don't want to say cheese anymore, and he pushes the camera away.

i have to admit i bribed my son with a promise of ice cream in order to get some of the shots of him with the medium cafe bag. it was a win-win-win! i got pictures, he got ice cream, and i got ice cream! :)

Shiva
05-21-2009, 05:24 PM
Maverick: as always thank you for your quick and thoughtful response! It seems u sell TB all by yourself!!
I think I will go ahead and get me a Ruck's Sac. I am supposed to be heading off to Alaska soon--woohoo!--so wanted something that I could throw on my back all day--and have it be comfortable. Not sure I can manage with the Cafe Bag all day--my shoulder starts to hurt. Not fault of the bag..!

Darcy: is RS available in Indigo?

maverick
05-21-2009, 05:31 PM
Darcy: is RS available in Indigo?

hi shiva,

indigo is a 1050d ballistic fabric. however, the outside of the ruck's sac is made with 1000d cordura fabric, which is available in sapphire.

i haven't seen the indigo in person, but it appears to be a deeper blue than the sapphire.

Shiva
05-21-2009, 06:07 PM
Maverick: with some cordura, I have had trouble --where the constant friction against my clothes usually wears down my clothes and causes pills--have you had any issues? I assume not..or you would have posted about it. I will be carrying it mostly on Tshirts and nylon jackets...but want to make sure

maverick
05-21-2009, 08:04 PM
Maverick: with some cordura, I have had trouble --where the constant friction against my clothes usually wears down my clothes and causes pills--have you had any issues? I assume not..or you would have posted about it. I will be carrying it mostly on Tshirts and nylon jackets...but want to make sure

hi shiva,

believe me when i tell you that you will have no trouble with the 1000d cordura fabric used in tom bihn bags. my first tom bihn bag was the smart alec backpack (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/100/TB0103). that was about 5 years ago. the exterior back, sides and bottom are made with 1000d cordura fabric. out of all of my tom bihn bags, this has probably gotten the most use. i've carried it as my daily backpack. i've taken it on trips. i've pulled it close to me on hardwood floors and on carpet. i've put it into and taken it out of overhead bins of airplanes. it's come on picnics with me. it's been on rocks, on grass, on cycle rickshaws, on auto rickshaws, on the floor of trains in india.

after all of that, the 1000d cordura fabric on the smart alec still looks fantastic!

i don't know if i created this idea in my head, but i want to say that i read somewhere that one of the ways that tom tests fabric for his bags is by wearing it on the bottom of the soles of his shoe to see how durable it is. i also seem to recall darcy saying that they test a bag design by filling the bag with sand, tying it to the back of a car, and letting it drag behind the car for some distance.

darcy, help me out. did i dream all of this or is it true?

anyhow, my point is that i know tom does not casually select any fabric he uses in the construction of his bags. i know tom ensures the fabrics he chooses are durable, beautiful and environmentally friendly. so i don't worry about these aspect when i select a tom bihn bag. instead, i think about how a given bag will function for me.

i hope this helps. let me know if you have any questions.

bluedawg
05-21-2009, 08:39 PM
my first tom bihn bag was the smart alec backpack (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/100/TB0103). that was about 5 years ago. the exterior back, sides and bottom are made with 1000d cordura fabric.

i wore my smart alec on a travel day (in other words: a lot!), and it did create quite a few pills on a brand-new t-shirt (in other words, i'm certain it was the bag because it was the very first time i'd worn the shirt). the shirt is 95% pima cotton, 5% organic cotton... so i'm not sure if i was just wearing a "delicate flower," so to speak...? but i didn't notice any pilling on other shirts; i wore the bag several other days on the trip.

maverick
05-21-2009, 09:29 PM
i wore my smart alec on a travel day (in other words: a lot!), and it did create quite a few pills on a brand-new t-shirt (in other words, i'm certain it was the bag because it was the very first time i'd worn the shirt). the shirt is 95% pima cotton, 5% organic cotton... so i'm not sure if i was just wearing a "delicate flower," so to speak...? but i didn't notice any pilling on other shirts; i wore the bag several other days on the trip.

oops - sorry. i just re-read shiva's post and realized he was concerned with the effect on his clothes.

i haven't run into this problem with my clothes yet.

you guys must have been reading my earlier post and wondering what i was going on about :).

Nana8
05-22-2009, 03:31 AM
i have to admit i bribed my son with a promise of ice cream in order to get some of the shots of him with the medium cafe bag. it was a win-win-win! i got pictures, he got ice cream, and i got ice cream! :)[/QUOTE]

Hmmm...I am not beyond bribery! And, Ice cream sounds like a wonderful way to accomplish this!

Shiva
05-22-2009, 07:58 AM
Hey all:
Maverick: yup I was wondering about your answer and realized I had perhaps not been too clear!!! I know TB fabric is fantastic; it has always been the effect on clothes! ironically, better the fabric, worse the wear and tear on clothes. So bluedawg: have you had trouble with other clothes? I know I do not run into this at all with the Ballistic fabric cos it has a smoother face!!!

And Maverick: i am not a "guy"! I know my shortened name sounds like it is--another way to confuse folks! My full name is Sivagami which has been shortened over years to shiva!

maverick
05-22-2009, 08:03 AM
hi shiva,

please allow me to offer my most sincere apologies.

i re-read your post and you were quite clear. i wasn't altogether focused as i read and responded yesterday evening.

i have a habit of using the word "guys" in a gender neutral way. i guess "folks" is a better word to choose in this case. thank you for correcting me! :)


Hey all:
Maverick: yup I was wondering about your answer and realized I had perhaps not been too clear!!! I know TB fabric is fantastic; it has always been the effect on clothes! ironically, better the fabric, worse the wear and tear on clothes. So bluedawg: have you had trouble with other clothes? I know I do not run into this at all with the Ballistic fabric cos it has a smoother face!!!

And Maverick: i am not a "guy"! I know my shortened name sounds like it is--another way to confuse folks! My full name is Sivagami which has been shortened over years to shiva!

bluedawg
05-22-2009, 09:02 AM
So bluedawg: have you had trouble with other clothes? I know I do not run into this at all with the Ballistic fabric cos it has a smoother face!!!

i only bought the bag a few months ago, and its first trip was a vacation with us to warm climates. :) on that trip, i noticed significant pilling on the shirt i mentioned earlier (the pima/organic cotton one), but then didn't notice it on other t-shirts that i wore it with that trip (all-"regular"-cotton). my husband wore it a couple of days, too, and didn't have any problems with his clothes.

since bringing it back home, i've actually only worn it with coats (it has only just this week begun to warm up to non-coat weather!), so i haven't seen any problems there, either. this isn't a bag i wear every day, because it's larger than i need for daily stuff... and i'm also on sabbatical, so i haven't been going to campus much at all. :)

i hope that helps!

MtnMan
08-13-2009, 08:21 PM
Amazing what you can carry in a $70 Bihn backpack, isn't it? Here's to hoping that the upcoming Synapse is every bit as remarkable as Maverick's excellent-as-always video shows the Ruck to be.

MtnMan
08-15-2009, 09:10 PM
Maverick,

What camera did you shoot this movie with? Did you use iMovie to edit and transcode it?

maverick
08-16-2009, 05:16 AM
hi mtnman,

i've captured with either the sony hvr-a1u or the leica d-lux 4 and edited and published with imovie '08 or '09.


Maverick,

What camera did you shoot this movie with? Did you use iMovie to edit and transcode it?

MtnMan
11-21-2009, 06:46 PM
Thanks.

I noticed in the video that you were carrying a Waterfield pouch in your Ruck's Sac. Which pouch were you using for your Airport Express, etc.?