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    Large Cafe Bag

    In my Large Cafe Bag, I carry daily:
    • Eee PC 4G Surf in slipcase
    • Charger for same (about the size of a cell phone charger)
    • Cybook Gen 3 E-book reader in case (a little smaller than a Kindle in a case)
    • Vera Bradley Wristlet (which I use as a wallet/purse; it's about the same size as the TB Small Organizer Pouch) containing money, cards, chapstick, tiny nail file, hanky. This has a strap that hooks to the O-ring or hooks to another ring on the wristlet to make a purse, or hooks to itself to be a wrist strap.
    • Another pouch, about the same size, for electronic doodads; I think I'll be upgrading to a TB Medium Organizer Pouch, which will fit with no problem
    • Keys and compass on strap
    • Small umbrella depending on weather


    In the front zipper pocket:
    • Train pass
    • Electronic key fob on a lanyard (for entrance to office elevator and door)
    • Waist straps when not in use! (I have the Q-AM strap so I have at least one of them on there most of the time)
    • Gloves


    In the interior pockets:
    • Treo 680 in slip case
    • spare battery for same in charger case
    • tin of mints
    • pen


    There is plenty of room to spare in the bag.
    Last edited by MaggieScratch; 11-06-2008, 11:14 PM.

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    Large Cafe Bag

    In this thread, post a list or pictures of What You Carry in your Large Cafe Bag. We will add your packing list to the Large Cafe Bag page to help give other people a better idea of what the bag can hold.
    Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

    Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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      #3
      Large Cafe Bag

      My new Tom Bihn Large Cafe Bag arrived Monday. Just in time for me to try it out on a quick day trip. I figured the Large Cafe Bag would be great for those occasions when taking a laptop wasn’t necessary.

      I had gone around and around on possible colors, then came across one I thought was going to be a hit: Steel/Olive. So, the verdict? This is one awesome looking bag. It has Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y written all over it. So does the Absolute Shoulder Strap, which I ordered as an upgrade. Together, they make for a fantastic carry solution.

      So now on to the packing of the Large Cafe Bag.

      Lots of photos of Karl's Large Cafe Bag are here!

      In the main compartment:
      • Hardcover book
      • Magazine (whatever just came in the mail as I’m heading out the door)
      • Compact digital camera (with case)
      • Sony NC-60 Noise Canceling headphones (also in rigid case)
      • Airline seat belt extension
      • Keystrap with my keys
      • Medium Clear Organizer – cables, spare earphones for the BlackBerry and iPhone
      • Small Padded Organizer – BlackBerry 8830
      • Small Clear Organizer – A couple of Larabars, a pack of gum, and a miniature box of raisins.
      • Mini Clear Organizer – I keep my airport lounge card, frequent flyer cards, a few stamps in it. I will also put my parking pass and a few small receipts in it.


      In the Zippered compartment:
      • My wallet
      • Money clip
      • Watch and bracelet when I’m about to go through security screening.
      • An extra key strap is attached to one of the o-rings, and I keep a spare small clear organizer pouch attached to it.
      • I also keep an empty 1-quart Ziploc bag.

      This first trip with the Large Cafe Bag would include several connections, so a spare set of underwear and socks was also placed in the zippered compartment (this caused only slight bulging. The bag upholds it's shape very well).

      Rear slash pocket:
      • Boarding passes
      • Car rental and hotel confirmations
      • any other need-to-have-readily-handy docs.


      All that, and easily room for more, like a small Kleen Kanteen, travel umbrella, gloves and knit cap. Carry is comfortable, whether by top handle, or Absolute Shoulder Strap. Boarding and disembarking aircraft, particularly the smaller Regional aircraft is very easy. The Large Cafe Bag fits neatly under all airline seats.
      Last edited by KarlJ; 02-27-2009, 06:31 PM. Reason: fixed link to photos
      Karl

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        #4
        Karl:

        Great post/review...thanks for the photos!
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          #5
          Here's a Flickr set of my Large Cafe Bag

          http://www.flickr.com/photos/3807609...7614857803718/

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            #6
            Tnx for all the work in posting these pics.
            Bags: Latest: Pop Tote and Shop Bag (large) ; also have a Co-Pilot, Super Ego (w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut; Medium Cafe Bag; Large Cafe Bag; Brain Cell; Shop Bag small, (Steel); Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. Accessories: Oh yeah, bunches.
            Sadly Lost to Hazmat: An Imago in Steel/Cork & MCB in Linen/Olive.
            " ...all [that] you have to depend on is yourself and your luggage." - The Luggage Salesman (Joe Versus the Volcano)

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              #7
              Does anyone carry a water bottle in their large cafe bag? I was wondering whether one would fit.

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                #8
                hi MsMoon,

                yes, i've carried 1 liter water bottles in my large cafe bag very comfortably.

                this worked out very nicely when i was in india last march and went on lots of walks on hot, sunny afternoons!

                in fact, let me see if i can take a picture...

                here are two:

                the first is of a 1 liter sigg bottle inside of a large cafe bag. accompanying it are a size 6 soft cell holding an apple macbook, an apple, a black camera case, a notepad, an iphone, and two pens.

                the second has the same 1 liter sigg bottle but inside of a medium cafe bag. accompanying it are a key strap, apple, camera case, notepad, iphone, and two pens.

                Originally posted by MsMoon View Post
                Does anyone carry a water bottle in their large cafe bag? I was wondering whether one would fit.
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                -m

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                  #9
                  I prefer Klean Kanteen to Sigg bottles b/c the
                  mouth is wider, so much easier to clean.
                  Tom Welch > Mesa, Arizona, USA

                  Travel Lite & Smart

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                    #10
                    yes, the klean kanteen bottles are great. i didn't have one that was sized 1 liter for the picture, however .

                    the sigg 1 liter is approximately 10" tall with a 3" diameter and fits very comfortably inside both the large and medium cafe bags.

                    does someone have the dimensions for the klean kanteen 1 liter bottle?

                    Originally posted by PM4HIRE View Post
                    I prefer Klean Kanteen to Sigg bottles b/c the
                    mouth is wider, so much easier to clean.
                    -m

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by PM4HIRE View Post
                      I prefer Klean Kanteen to Sigg bottles b/c the
                      mouth is wider, so much easier to clean.
                      Have you used the SIGG fizzy cleaner tablets and the SIGG brush? That's what I use with mine, and it works well. I clean mine everyday with soap/water and then every other day with the fizzy tablets and brush. I have to admit I haven't tried a Klean Kanteen yet.
                      Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

                      Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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                        #12
                        Maverick, thank you so much! That's exactly what I was looking for!

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                          #13
                          Click http://www.kleankanteen.com/ to checkout
                          Klean Kanteen details.
                          Tom Welch > Mesa, Arizona, USA

                          Travel Lite & Smart

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                            #14
                            Large Cafe Bag Flickr Post

                            I posted on Flickr my Large Cafe Bag contents and labeled them there.
                            Bags: Latest: Pop Tote and Shop Bag (large) ; also have a Co-Pilot, Super Ego (w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut; Medium Cafe Bag; Large Cafe Bag; Brain Cell; Shop Bag small, (Steel); Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. Accessories: Oh yeah, bunches.
                            Sadly Lost to Hazmat: An Imago in Steel/Cork & MCB in Linen/Olive.
                            " ...all [that] you have to depend on is yourself and your luggage." - The Luggage Salesman (Joe Versus the Volcano)

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by PM4HIRE View Post
                              Click http://www.kleankanteen.com/ to checkout
                              Klean Kanteen details.
                              They now have wide mouthed models, yay!
                              Bags: Latest: Pop Tote and Shop Bag (large) ; also have a Co-Pilot, Super Ego (w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut; Medium Cafe Bag; Large Cafe Bag; Brain Cell; Shop Bag small, (Steel); Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. Accessories: Oh yeah, bunches.
                              Sadly Lost to Hazmat: An Imago in Steel/Cork & MCB in Linen/Olive.
                              " ...all [that] you have to depend on is yourself and your luggage." - The Luggage Salesman (Joe Versus the Volcano)

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