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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by mrae View Post
    Any chance it will have a pocket for water bottles? That's the main lack for me on all the packs except the brainbag- which is too large for regular use given my 5 ft frame.

    I have a cotton water bottle holder with some insulating material, it has a strap and a clip on the side. I clip it to any of my bags, Brain Bag, Cafe Bag and Lux.
    It is quite large and accomodate a one litter bottle or smaller.

    If you don't need the isolating material and can use a smaller bottle I think the brand new Clear Botton Yarn Stuff Sack could fit the bill.
    Last edited by backpack; 10-30-2007, 11:00 AM.

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  • moriond
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    Yes! for the smaller brain bag

    Originally posted by mrae View Post
    ... the brainbag- which is too large for regular use given my 5 ft frame.
    This was always the reason I never got a Brain Bag, although it was the first Bihn bag that I heard extensively discussed and I've often been tempted. This also seemed to be a favorite option for guys who carried around two laptops back when laptops were a lot heavier. I know there are other forum users about my size (5' 4" height) who use the Brain Bag, but I've never heard this aspect extensively discussed as it was, say, in the original design specs planning thread for the Aeronaut. (Maybe Just would like to weigh in with some comments about her Brain Bag?)

    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    While Tom finishes the design of the new smaller carry-on bag, he's also working on the design of the smaller backpack. It's not turning out to be exactly like the Brain Bag, and it's very cool: one compartment, smaller than the Brain Bag, and great pockets. It looks more like a traditional backpack than the Smart Alec, but it's still very different. The next step is for Tom and our Seattle factory to make a prototype so we can test the bag and see how it works in the real world: take it on a few day hikes, Seattle bus rides and rain showers, etc.

    I'd say it should be shipping before mid-December.
    This design based on a smaller Brain Bag with great pockets sounds exciting, more so than a smaller Smart Alec. I've been following various threads discussing smaller backpack options, including the Need some good daypack selection advice thread, which carried this quote about the Ado/Ruck's Sack design that was finally offered as Ruck's Sack:
    Originally posted by JoyR View Post
    I'd love to see something bigger than a Ruck and smaller than the Smart Alec. I own the Smart Alec, and it's great for traveling, but I'd like something smaller as an everyday bag.
    I'm less concerned about total size compared to the Smart Alec, which I also have, than something that can have the Brain Bag design, but which will work on smaller frames. Tom has done a great job with recent bag designs that scale well for different frames, or in taking into consideration inputs and producing a smaller version, as in the case of the Breve edition of the Aeronaut.

    Darcy, do you know whether the new bag will accommodate laptops (size range?) and maybe some version of the Freudian Slip? This could be a smaller version, as discussed in the thread about the horizontal Freudian slip and the possibility of producing versions of this organizer for other (smaller) bags.

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by mrae View Post
    Any chance it will have a pocket for water bottles? That's the main lack for me on all the packs except the brainbag- which is too large for regular use given my 5 ft frame.
    I'm not sure if the new small backpack will have a water bottle pocket, but I am pretty sure that the new version of the Smart Alec will.

    Patrick -- Don't know quite yet: sorry!

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  • mrae
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    Any chance it will have a pocket for water bottles? That's the main lack for me on all the packs except the brainbag- which is too large for regular use given my 5 ft frame.

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  • Patrick
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    Is it going to accommodate brain cells?

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by winter View Post
    Hi -- Would the new backpack be able to accommodate a MacBook Pro 15?

    Thanks
    Maybe...it definitely won't fit 17" laptops, but it might fit the MacBook Pro 15". We'll have to see how the design and shape of the bag turns out.

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  • winter
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    Hi -- Would the new backpack be able to accommodate a MacBook Pro 15?

    Thanks

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by wildgeese View Post
    When can we see a picture? I like the Smart Alec, but think it's too big.
    As soon as there is a prototype...

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  • wildgeese
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    When can we see a picture? I like the Smart Alec, but think it's too big.

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  • Darcy
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    While Tom finishes the design of the new smaller carry-on bag, he's also working on the design of the smaller backpack. It's not turning out to be exactly like the Brain Bag, and it's very cool: one compartment, smaller than the Brain Bag, and great pockets. It looks more like a traditional backpack than the Smart Alec, but it's still very different. The next step is for Tom and our Seattle factory to make a prototype so we can test the bag and see how it works in the real world: take it on a few day hikes, Seattle bus rides and rain showers, etc.

    I'd say it should be shipping before mid-December.

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  • mrae
    started a topic small brain bag

    small brain bag

    Just wondering if there's a date when this might be ready?
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