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In Memoriam: TB PCSB, OG Style

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  • poohbers
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    I’ve been using the new PCSB as a day bag in Disney World. It’s a perfect size for holding my wallet, chapstick, Yeti 18 oz water bottle, and sunglasses.

    I’ll alternate wearing it in the front or back depending on crowds and if my back is getting too hot in the Florida heat.



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  • emcee
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    Pandamama, thank you! Love your Totoro plushie :)

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  • panda2mama
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    Originally posted by emcee View Post
    Thank you aedifica. Does anyone have pictures of themselves wearing a new-style bag in sling mode?
    Hope this helps!

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by GrussGott View Post
    You could offer both options, note the risk & probability, and let people vote with their wallets : )
    We could, but that would be our first foray into the realm of a limited warranty and we're still not sure how we feel about that. It's something we've discussed before, but in relation to Cork fabric: it's a beautiful fabric, and it's good to support cork forests, and while it is a durable material, it just doesn't last as long as ballistic nylon. If we ever offered it again, it would need to have a limited warranty and an explanation that, due to the nature of the fabric, it will darken or flake off or otherwise naturally age a little here or there over time and with regular use.

    Anyway... we are experimenting with some ideas for the PCSB :) No promises though, this could take a bit.
    Last edited by Darcy; 10-28-2019, 01:43 PM.

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  • Perseffect
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    +1 from me on the old style. The Side Kick suffers from a similar problem in the new design. End clips are much more useful.


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  • emcee
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    Thank you aedifica. Does anyone have pictures of themselves wearing a new-style bag in sling mode?

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  • aedifica
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    Kind of--the PCSB has the same triangular attachment points it used to have, but they've moved to the front and back of the bag. That means you can still attach the same kinds of strap, but it's slightly more awkward to wear because of the offset attachment points.

    You can see the new placement clearly in this photo from the website:

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  • emcee
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    Can anyone tell me if the new attachment points still enable the PCSB to be used as a sling bag, like in the post below? I am in need of a lightweight sling bag.

    https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-vi...sling-bag.html

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  • backpack
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    The bags where the zippers had fuzziness issues, are the ones in which, the combined weight of their construction and capacity, (you can carry a lot in them) was probably the cause of the pressure, on the zipper.

    Direct quote from Darcy:
    "Cadet
    Pilot
    Co-Pilot
    Side Kick
    Daylight Briefcase (though we haven’t heard about this issue from anyone using a Daylight Briefcase, its shoulder strap attachment points were placed in a way similar to that on the other bags, so we went ahead and changed it too)"

    I understand the need to change the straps for the Cadet, Pilot, Co-Pilot and Daylight Briefcase bags which are EDC.


    But, I mostly use my PCSB inside another bag and the side rings are great to secure it with the outer bag o-rings, especially the Swift for dress up outings.

    And inside every single one of my EDCs for shopping, classes, lectures (to hold hat, cardigan, gloves and scarf) or, to protect my current paperback book.


    My Dawn PCSB, which is a favorite color, has the new wide strap configuration with side front and back attachment points. It has been fitted with a Ghost Whale Pouch waiting for its purpose.

    Maybe holding note taking items when consulting books or other primary sources documents that cannot be checked out.


    I have the Side Kick and Daylight Briefcase in both configurations, I prefer the O-ring attachment points and the thin strap to carry items in my big EDC or, use them as shoulder bags instead of the SCB, in conjunction with a Swift or a Pop Tote for a dressier look.

    The ones with the new wide strap configuration with side front and back attachment points, were bought, for their colors which are now discontinued.
    The Daylight Briefcase as a thin and light laptop holder with Cache and the Side Kick as an eventual replacement to the Field Journal Notebook which has the same front and back attachment points and has been an EDC since day 1.

    Both have been re-purposed for note taking organizing duties. The same might happen to the Dawn PCSB.

    I write a lot in the Field Journal Notebook. When the FJN is at capacity, or at the end of the year, whichever comes first, I need a way to keep my notes together, chronologically and thematically, inside the Medium Yeoman, which has replaced a Swift, due to the need for a volume capacity upgrade.



    Edited to say that I had forgotten I had posted earlier.

    I think, I entered the first post before completing its last edit because the phrase "I have to admit that my smaller zippered shoulder bags are usually carried inside a bigger backpack or tote, which means that the stress of the shoulder strap(s) encroaching on the zipper(s)", looks incomplete, it should add "doesn't happen in my case".

    PS: a good D.I.Y for easy removal of a Simple Shoulder Bag on a redesigned Side Kick is to place a Triangle Clip where the Gatekeeper clip is. Triangle Clip: https://www.tombihn.com/products/par...nt=16645156935

    PPS: If your Side Kick gets as much as a workout as my FJN does, keep the Gatekeeper clip on.
    Last edited by backpack; 10-24-2019, 11:36 AM.

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  • KAB
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    I deeply regret letting my original PCSB go and would most certainly order more if the original strap system was re-introduced. (Just saying!) :)
    Definitely not parting with my original SK.

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  • GrussGott
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    The feedback here is duly noted and appreciated; we have already been putting some thought into possible solutions based on previous feedback. I don’t anticipate this is going to be a quick fix... it’s something we need to experiment around and consider thoughtfully. I’ll post an update here when I have one!
    You could offer both options, note the risk & probability, and let people vote with their wallets : )

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by GrussGott View Post
    @Darcy - any chance of a return to the old attachment points?
    Some here may know this and others may not, so: this is the reason why the strap attachment points were changed. We made the change out of an abundance of caution and care for the durability of a bag when it came to the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag; we don't want anyone's zipper to fail prematurely if we can help it... it's annoying for you guys and costly for us to replace the zipper or the entire bag.

    The feedback here is duly noted and appreciated; we have already been putting some thought into possible solutions based on previous feedback. I don’t anticipate this is going to be a quick fix... it’s something we need to experiment around and consider thoughtfully. I’ll post an update here when I have one!

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  • organicfarmer
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    Originally posted by pammy View Post

    While on the subject of packing cube shoulder bags, I am also hoping to see a return of 400d PCSBs. I do like the thicker fabric when using it as a purselike object.
    +1 on a thicker fabric option. Enough rigidity to stand sturdy and upright when empty.

    On the mention of other fabrics, a PCSB in clear for stadium bag use would be nice for stadium admittance and other uses.

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  • pammy
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    I think this issue of original attachment points apply to both the PCSB and the Side Kick especially since both can be used as an in-flight bag. I realize I can still use the knitting carabiners on the Side Kick to hang on an airplane seat pocket, but it’s more of a pain to wiggle it through the narrow shoulder strap webbing loop or the waist belt webbing loop. Much easier with the original snaphook attachment point.

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    These pictures come from BWeaves’ plea to bring back the snaphook: https://forums.tombihn.com/general-b...aphook-sk.html

    While I do love the new 210d colors of PCSB, I only use them as packing cubes; they are not nearly as versatile with the new attachment points. I remember when the changes occurred, but now rereading the blog post, I see that four people had problems with the zipper getting fuzzy and worn-looking. Mind you, only one complaint with each of these four bags: Co-Pilot, Pilot, Cadet, and Side Kick. Those four complaints were enough to cause the change in attachment points. Read about it here: https://blog.tombihn.com/updates-sna...oint-placement

    Hope the TB crew will read these opinions and return the attachment points to their original state.

    While on the subject of packing cube shoulder bags, I am also hoping to see a return of 400d PCSBs. I do like the thicker fabric when using it as a purselike object.

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  • Rocks
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    Chiming in with love of the original style attachment points. I often attach a waist belt to my PCSBs and wear it fanny pack style which isn't possible with the current style bags.

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