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  • grumpy3b
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    if ya look at the link to the Gadgeteer site...you can scroll down the page and see pics showing the bag with a pretty big guy and a super tiny woman...on her it looks HUGE and on him, eh, just another bag really. As a matter of fact on the dude the Ego looks sorts-kinda tiny really.

    http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/review/...messenger_bags

    I am your height but have not been able to make my pilgrimage to Mecca, er, Seattle yet this summer...but should the first week of Sept...so I WILL have mine then...personally I prefer to buy a bigger bag even if I will not carry enough to fill it...it's nice to have the extra room.

    I might also pick up an Aeronaut when there also..but that might be wishful thinking because I simply am not able to travel much anymore...

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  • jlee97
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    Whoa, lots of advice flying around. I've been trolling around the threads in my own quest for information regarding the Ego/Super Ego debate. I have a MBP 15.4" and I'm thinking about the getting the Ego w/Brain Cell. However, I'm concerned that with that combo, there may not be enough room in the main compartment left over for books, papers, extraneous doo-dads and other "stuff" that I tend to carry around. Does anyone have this combo? Would a SuperEgo be a better option? I'm just concerned about the size - I'm 5'10" male, and some of the pics of the SuperEgo I've seen look massive on some people. Any photos would be helpful too, if possible.

    Thanks!!

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  • MarkA
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    Hi Glenn,

    I've carried a *lot* of weight in my Ego w/ Q-Am and have had nothing but great things to say about it. I'm sure the Absolute is great, but the security of the Q-Am is second to none!

    Mark

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  • tsukemono
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    iammeiam,
    Thanks for the suggestion. I do walk a fair distance everyday, but does the Q/A Strap carry the load as well as the Absolute Strap? I ask because my everyday loadout tends to be heavy.

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  • iammeiam
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    Originally posted by tsukemono View Post
    Thanks for the timely replies.
    I've pretty much decided on the Super Ego with an Absolute Strap out of necessity. I'll be placing an order when I come home for the holidays (too cheap to pay for international shipping and customs duties).
    I know you've more or less made up your mind, but I wanted to throw this out there: Depending on how you're transporting yourself from place to place, it may be worth it to look into the Quick-Adjust Messenger strap.

    I recently made the switch from a backpack (Brain Bag, actually) to a messenger bag as my work bag. Since I have a 17" Powerbook, I didn't have a whole lot of choices, and wound up with the Super Ego. I originally ordered it with the Absolute Strap, but wound up going back and ordering the Q-AM strap a week later.

    The Q-AM just feels much more stable and solid when walking (My average workday commute involves a 1/2 - 3/4 a mile walking up and down hills), the quick-release feature makes it easy to convert between a high-up method for rushed walking, and a by-the-hip method for easy access to my bus pass and/or wallet.

    Which is not to say that the Absolute Strap isn't awesome--I passed mine on to somebody with a gigantic (non-Bihn) computer bag/briefcase thing, and the next time I saw them they mentioned how comfortable it is. Just, in some situations, the Q-AM may be more suited.

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  • Vertigo
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    MikeL, thanks for posting those links and pics, they really did help me visualize the size of the Super Ego (which I will hopefully be getting in the next few days). It looks like the perfect bag for my laptop/braincell to live in while I'm studying in Egypt!

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  • tsukemono
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    Thanks for the timely replies.
    I've pretty much decided on the Super Ego with an Absolute Strap out of necessity. I'll be placing an order when I come home for the holidays (too cheap to pay for international shipping and customs duties).

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  • MikeL
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    Originally posted by tsukemono View Post
    MikeL - Sorry, I should have been more specific. A comparison shot of the two bags with someone standing next to them would (for me) have been more helpful.

    I guess that lugging around as much stuff as I do, I really shouldn't worry about the size of the bag as long as it all fits.
    No worries tsukemono, take a look at the review from The Gadgeteer - Tom Bihn Ego and Super Ego.
    This review shows both a male, and female with both bags on, and several side by side pictures so you can guage the size.

    Note: Although they look the same - the red bag (the Ego) sits higher on her hip (see the distance to her knee from the bottom of the bag).
    The steel bag (Super Ego) is quite low, and sits right at her knee. Take a look at the review, and you'll see the remainder of the pictures that illustrate the size of both.



    Good luck!

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  • jehingr
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    Over 2 years on the Absolute Straps.

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  • tsukemono
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    Jehinger - How long have you been using your Absolute Strap?

    Topperge - Thanks for the offer, but after seeing the video of it I have a much better idea of its size.

    MikeL - Sorry, I should have been more specific. A comparison shot of the two bags with someone standing next to them would (for me) have been more helpful.

    I guess that lugging around as much stuff as I do, I really shouldn't worry about the size of the bag as long as it all fits.

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  • MikeL
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    Originally posted by tsukemono View Post
    Thanks for the information. I had no idea that the Super Ego was that large!

    Darcy,
    A video or comparison pictures of the Ego and Super Ego side by side would be immensely helpful IMHO.

    Here's a link to a previous thread on the Ego Messanger Bag. I referenced a website that had a side by side picture of both.
    http://forums.tombihn.com/showpost.p...0&postcount=55

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  • topperge
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    I just bought my Super Ego last week and jokingly had my wife put it on. to be honest its quite large and no matter how you slice it empty or full is wider than she is. I can get her to snap a picture and send it to you if you wish.

    Matt

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  • jehingr
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    The Absolute Strap absolutely is absolutey the best strap, not only for the way that it provides absolute comfort when carrying a heavy load - but because it absolutely lasts forever.

    Or the short answer - yes.

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  • tsukemono
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    I had no idea...

    Thanks for the information. I had no idea that the Super Ego was that large!

    Zephyrnoid,
    When you say that it feels 'lighter', how much 'lighter' does it feel?
    Have you been to Japan before? I live in Hamamatsu in Shizuoka prefecture. Not much here, but there is good food (famous for unagi). Come when you like. You'll have a place to stay.

    Moriond,
    The link you provided was a godsend
    My first words out of my mouth were "Geez Louise"!! I had read other posts/reviews and with the dimensions off the web site, I thought I had a pretty good idea of its size. Man... was I wrong. I was worried about being able to get everything to fit

    Darcy,
    A video or comparison pictures of the Ego and Super Ego side by side would be immensely helpful IMHO.

    Has anyone used the Absolute Strap for any great length of time?
    Is it as effective as when you first strapped it on?

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by Zephyrnoid View Post
    Glenn
    "Is the Super Ego as big as people say it is?"
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    "I'm 5' 3", will the Super Ego make me look like I'm running away from home?"
    All the best and thanks!
    You may wish to search the forum and galleries for pictures!
    One way to judge relative bag size is to use the movies that show several bags together. Take a look at the link in this post replying to another forum reader considering the Super Ego. I've left on the red highlighting to direct you to the movies link. I haven't seen the Super Ego in person myself. Hope this helps.

    moriond

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