Welcome!

We're glad you are here. This is the place to ask for bag advice, help other people out, post reviews, and share photos and videos.

TOM BIHN Forums Statistics

Collapse

Topics: 14,503   Posts: 187,552   Members: 6,462   Active Members: 324
Welcome to our newest member, Timewalker.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Large Organizer Pouch: What size should it be?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Seesul
    replied
    Organizer Pouch to Fit in the Snake Charmer Easily

    I use the medium size to organize cords into categories in both sides of my snake charmers when I travel. The only problem is getting them to fit easily. I don't fill them all of the way, but fold them over. I finally came up with a solution until one comes out to fit it specifically. I bought the velcro straps that Home Depot sells on the roll (black and grey). I then linked two of them together, attached them to the backside of the organizer (they cling) and then brought the other two sides around to secure the excess in the bag.

    I wish I had time right now for pictures, but I'll try to do that when I do.

    This works with any of the fabric organizers to make them a bit smaller to fit inside another bag.

    Leave a comment:


  • mboytim
    replied
    As I don't need as much space as a knitter, but do need to carry charts and some supplies, I've been looking at the Cafe bags as a possible storage/organizing/transport solution for my cross-stitch needlework projects. I bought a large organizer pouch to keep my chart/magnet board in, which works well. Unfortunately, that would be too big for the medium Cafe Bag. So it would be nice to have a pouch that would be larger than the medium, but still fit in the medium Cafe Bag.

    Leave a comment:


  • moriond
    replied
    Originally posted by backpack View Post
    Maverick, you are an endless source of great info and beautiful pictures.

    Good to have you back on the forum
    Agreed! Another point factoring into use of the current large pouches with these bags is that the Synapse has an ergnomic design that is shaped (rather than rectangular), so there is less room at the top. This makes for different packing strategies. I usually don't use the large organizer pouches in the Synapse, although I do use them in the Imago, where the horizontal opening also allows for easier access. I just use clear plastic folders without the pouch. The other accessory that I use a lot with my Synapse that I don't use as extensively with other bags is the Kit. Now, despite the fact that i have the Kit, in Indigo, Grape, and Kiwi, and that my Synapse is Indigo, I usually carry the Kiwi Kit in the main compartment of my Synapse.

    moriond

    Leave a comment:


  • backpack
    replied
    Originally posted by maverick View Post
    hi backpack,

    i carry the large clear organizer pouch in my synapse, but the corners (where the zipper and hook for attaching to the o-ring are) bend at the top. but this doesn't impact the contents of the pouch (at least not for me, and i carry letter size paper, folders and more inside. the contents usually make my organizer pouch is an inch thick.
    Maverick, you are an endless source of great info and beautiful pictures.

    Good to have you back on the forum

    Leave a comment:


  • Espresso
    replied
    Nice pictures, Moriond! They do fit but not very nicely. I like the idea of clipping the organizer pouch onto the o-rings so they are secure and not having to bend the pouches to close the bags...

    Leave a comment:


  • maverick
    replied
    Originally posted by backpack View Post
    There is something wrong here, the Large Clear Organizer Pouch fits without a problem inside the 13 inches high Large Cafe Bag. It should fit into the 16 inches high Synapse.
    hi backpack,

    i carry the large clear organizer pouch in my synapse, but the corners (where the zipper and hook for attaching to the o-ring are) bend at the top. but this doesn't impact the contents of the pouch (at least not for me, and i carry letter size paper, folders and more inside. the contents usually make my organizer pouch is an inch thick.

    Leave a comment:


  • backpack
    replied
    There is something wrong here, the Large Clear Organizer Pouch fits without a problem inside the 13 inches high Large Cafe Bag. It should fit into the 16 inches high Synapse?

    Edited to show how puzzled I am by this mathematics mystery, that wouldn't be the first time.
    Last edited by backpack; 03-11-2010, 07:02 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • moriond
    replied
    Originally posted by Espresso View Post
    What do people (and Tom Bihn) think of a medium/large organizer pouch -- somewhere between the size of the previous and current large organizer pouch? I bring this up because the current size doesn't fit neatly in the Synapse and Imago (need to fold it and it is to long to nicely clip an o-ring without folding).
    Hi Espresso,

    You might be interested in reading the How do you use your Large Organizer Pouch? thread that I've linked. The current generation of large organizer pouches were redesigned to be a bit larger, to accommodate folders and A4 (210mm x 297mm) paper. I have both the new and older large organizer pouches (though one of the new larger ones is shown in the picture with my Imago in the linked forum thread.)

    I do think it would be useful to have a slightly smaller version of these pouches that could be inserted into the Synapse, and that might be more convenient for some Imago users.

    moriond

    Leave a comment:


  • Espresso
    replied
    What do people (and Tom Bihn) think of a medium/large organizer pouch -- somewhere between the size of the previous and current large organizer pouch? I bring this up because the current size doesn't fit neatly in the Synapse and Imago (need to fold it and it is to long to nicely clip an o-ring without folding).

    Leave a comment:


  • wildgeese
    replied
    I agree it would be for file folders. I would have no zipper, and either an open top or a small fold over. I'd want a way to secure both sides to different size bags, like a lanyard and clip on each side. Probably for me fitting letter sized paper would be good enough, though I realize others might want A4. For dimensions, how about 10.5 x 13 x 0.5? Not sure how I would feel about stiffeners. I'd rather keep it light, and use my own covers if I was worried about bending the files. The purpose would be more to keep the papers together and oriented securely. The pouch would keep corners from bending and that would do for me.

    What would that fit inside?

    Leave a comment:


  • LWarren
    replied
    I definitely like the slightly-larger/one-side-clear organizer pouch idea, Darcy! I could consult a pattern without even having to take it out of the pouch. Very cool.
    But Backpack has an excellent point about carrying confidential papers.
    As a friend of mine once said to a thoroughly stunned server, upon examining an especially tempting dessert menu: "One of each, please!"
    (But I guess you hear that all the time, eh? New bags? Yes! More ideas! Yes! Everything! Yes! I guess we're less of a useful market survey and more of a crazed baggage-lovers' version of James Joyce. Yes!)

    Leave a comment:


  • backpack
    replied
    Originally posted by Zephyrnoid View Post
    I Greedily use all my Organiser pouches in all sizes- frequently all at once, nested etc. Something in the 14"X17" is not unthinkable but should have a 1" boxed perimeter (for a thicker edge) and double zipper. Please don't discontinue current spread-just reduce production for slow seller. Thanks again for everything you guys do for us!
    I second Zephyrnoid post.

    Organizer pouches of all sizes are -the- reason for the perfect set up of my Large Cafe bag.

    Because I use a both the pouches sizes and colors has an organizing visual clue. I know if I have all my stuff or something is missing.

    It makes getting out the door and onto business much much easier.

    Adding clear, double zippered, padded and novelty pouches such as the passport holder and the Style is wonderfull but I with Zephyrnoid, please do not discontinue the regular pouches.

    Sometimes carrying documents means having them out of sight especially if they contain medical, financial, legal or any kind of information that needs to be kept private.

    Leave a comment:


  • Zephyrnoid
    replied
    I Greedily use all my Organiser pouches in all sizes- frequently all at once, nested etc. Something in the 14"X17" is not unthinkable but should have a 1" boxed perimeter (for a thicker edge) and double zipper. Please don't discontinue current spread-just reduce production for slow seller. Thanks again for everything you guys do for us!

    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    A question for those of you who have a Large Organizer Pouch, or would order one if it had different dimensions: is it ideal as it is at 13.5" x 10.3", or would it be a more useful pouch if the dimensions were changed?

    Leave a comment:


  • moriond
    replied
    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    Originally posted by LWarren View Post
    I'm not instantly drawn to the new Style Kit because the zipper doesn't seem to open far enough to avoid the mystery-stuff-languishing-at-the-bottom problem. But you've carried it--has it worked well for you?
    As long as I don't overstuff the Style Kit, I can push the zipper openings back far enough to see inside of the bag well.
    The features I like about the Style Kit (compared other cool products, like the Convertible Packing Cube) are the shaped form, which works well with small tools and cables, and the rubberized zipper. This is slightly more heavy duty in its material and construction than the packing cubes, and also better sized for my use than the Snake Charmer. But I like the other products for different uses. I'd also like it if there were an easy way to give the darker Style Kit colors (like Grape) a light interior.
    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    We will be coming out with a very cool clear-sided simple toiletries/cables/accessories bag very soon....
    This looks interesting; I've been trying to decide whether I want a toiletries bag based on the modified packing cube design or a modified style kit.

    Oh, and I agree that a clear option for the large organizer pouch made slightly bigger for papers would be useful. (Do any people who use A4 paper want to chime in on the size?)

    moriond

    Leave a comment:


  • Darcy
    replied
    Originally posted by LWarren View Post
    Hi Darcy,
    Perhaps dimensions that would allow for a zipper opening of 11-1/2 to 12 inches?
    Thanks, Lynne!

    What if we made the Large Organizer Pouch that size, but made it only in the Clear Organizer version? If it should be made bigger to fit papers, files, or patterns, it might be a more useful pouch if it had a clear side to it.

    Originally posted by LWarren View Post
    I'm not instantly drawn to the new Style Kit because the zipper doesn't seem to open far enough to avoid the mystery-stuff-languishing-at-the-bottom problem. But you've carried it--has it worked well for you?
    As long as I don't overstuff the Style Kit, I can push the zipper openings back far enough to see inside of the bag well.

    We will be coming out with a very cool clear-sided simple toiletries/cables/accessories bag very soon....

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X