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  • Zephyrnoid
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    Glenn

    "Is the Super Ego as big as people say it is?"
    That depends on what you understand by the term 'big'. When I need volume in a sleek clamshell bag. I reach for the Super Ego It's now my location video camera bag + laptop bag.When I don't need that much space, I pack the ID Bag. When I Need Super Ego volume but a cargo bag form-factor, the Aeronaut becomes the luggage du jour.
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    "If I'm loaded for bear, will it feel like I'm carrying one even using the Absolute Strap?
    Will the stretch on the Absolute Strap gradually fade away reducing its effectiveness?"
    No and again No. So far my weight record with Super Ego has been 30Lbs and compared to other 'carry' luggage I own that gets that heavy, the Super Ego always FEELS lighter because of the design . I don't even have an absolute strap on mine, but I do for the Aeronaut. The absolute strap may eventually stretch out but my understanding of neoprene's molecular structure prevents that from happening.
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    "Can I use the Brain Cell as a stand-alone case?"
    But of course!
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    "I'm 5' 3", will the Super Ego make me look like I'm running away from home?"
    Only if you are actually running away from home! No. Seriously, the ClamShell design is actually very flattering to most people, tall or short, thin or portly. I'm 5'7" and carry mine with the strap across my back/chest- messenger style. I am usually running away from home or towards itand so what if everyone knows it ?! LOL!
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    "I wish I were stateside to see these in person in order to make a better decision for myself. That being impossible at this time, I would greatly appreciate any advice that you may have for me."
    Problem solved. If you wish, you can send me a ticket to Japan, as I've been dying to visit for years. I'll bring you a set of Tom Bihn bags , we can eat Sushi, Nabemono and Robatayaki and I can finally see Japan!
    I'm available and my Tom Bihn bags are already packed!
    All the best and thanks!

    You may wish to search the forum and galleries for pictures!

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  • tsukemono
    started a topic Super Ego??

    Super Ego??

    Well, after years of using backpacks I've decided (been chided into) to switch to something more 'mature' (I'm 40).The reason I've been using backpacks is that I tend to carry a lot, always have and probably always will.

    I currently work at my aunt's realty office during the day and teach English as a volunteer at night (I live in Japan). On any given day I carry my 15" Macbook Pro, various files, small digital camera, two textbooks, dictionary, white board markers and eraser, various items from the U.S. for 'show and tell', Leatherman multi-tool, cell phone, umbrella, Powerbar and something to drink. All told, I'm pretty much ready for anything that may stumble my way. However, at times my current backpack (38 litre Jansport) can weigh up to 30+ lbs.

    I've been debating between the Super Ego and the Empire Builder. While both are great alternatives to a backpack, I'm leaning toward the Super Ego because;
    I would prefer a messenger over a briefcase.
    Dedicated spots for an umbrella and drink (very important for me).

    My questions are;
    Is the Super Ego as big as people say it is?
    If I'm loaded for bear, will it feel like I'm carrying one even using the Absolute Strap?
    Will the stretch on the Absolute Strap gradually fade away reducing its effectiveness?
    Can I use the Brain Cell as a stand-alone case?
    I'm 5' 3", will the Super Ego make me look like I'm running away from home?

    I wish I were stateside to see these in person in order to make a better decision for myself. That being impossible at this time, I would greatly appreciate any advice that you may have for me.

    Thanks in advance,
    Glenn
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