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    #16
    Originally posted by bartleby View Post
    I tried the following: Since the bag has no padding I used one of my camera wraps for bottom padding as I consider this to be the most important one in case you bump the bag on the ground. I took my DSLR (my old faithful Nikon D700) with a 50mm lens mounted and had space for an extra wide angle lens (20mm). Some filters and smaller accessories went into Ghost Whales and an Organizer Pouch, fixed to the O-rings in the back compartment.
    PERFECT! Great post, and exactly how I'd use it, including putting the wrap on the bottom - perfect for a day of sightseeing without have a big bag or backpack where you have to fuss to get the camera out.

    Also looks great for long hikes where you want a few water bottles + provisions & medkit, maybe bear spray, etc

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      #17
      Originally posted by Cristina View Post
      Ooh now bartleby I am loving that combination. Sharp indeed!

      I’m looking forward to finding out what you think of it as a camera bag once you have it configured like that for a few days.
      I am curious too! I hope the weather will be a bit more stable to allow for a little foto safari!

      Originally posted by Cristina View Post
      I already know I want the LGD to have some more pocketing for small items (either internally or by making the zip pocket 3D) but it seems like you might not have the same needs if you use it as a camera bag. Curious to find out!
      My first impression is that I can do without more pockets as the main compartment remains more flexible and I can always add some small pouches for the small things. However, I like your idea of having some more space in the outside zip pocket!

      ...spread joy in your neighbourhood (and not Corona!)
      current bags: Smart Alec, Guide's Pack, Guide's Edition S25, Luminary 15, Daylight Backpack, Aeronaut 45, Tri-Star, Road Buddy 36, Daylight Briefcase, Small Yeoman Duffel, bits and pieces

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        #18
        Such great reviews and photos in this thread -- thank you! Love seeing the Ursa/Green combo.
        ----
        All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
        Edmund Burke

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          #19
          I’ve got a quick question for those of you with access to a LGD. Is the bottom/male buckle on the front attached with webbing that’s sewn to the LGD on both ends, or can it be detached like on the Maker’s bag? Just wondering how easy it would be to replace the buckle.

          Thanks!
          MB, LGD, SK, MT, PUT, and other various bits and pieces

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            #20
            Originally posted by Tycho View Post
            I’ve got a quick question for those of you with access to a LGD. Is the bottom/male buckle on the front attached with webbing that’s sewn to the LGD on both ends, or can it be detached like on the Maker’s bag? Just wondering how easy it would be to replace the buckle.

            Thanks!
            Yes, the webbing for the front pocket bottom male buckle is one loop of webbing trapping that buckle part and fully sewn in.
            I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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              #21
              Got it. Thanks, G42!
              MB, LGD, SK, MT, PUT, and other various bits and pieces

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                #22
                Adding some pictures of the LGD in Wilderness/Coyote/Coyote. I received this bag at no charge from the folks at Tom Bihn. I'm just going to preface this with the comment that (a) I really like this color combination, which was chosen before we knew what any of the trim colors looked like, and (b) a large part of the extra utility of the LGD comes from the added depth. Just an additional half inch on top of the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag suddenly makes it feasible to carry all sorts of lunch boxes and objects of added depth that were not previously possible.
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                This is a view of the Wilderness/Coyote/Coyote Le Grand Derrière (LGD) inside one side of the Western Flyer of Navy 1050d Ballistic Nylon with Solar Halcyon lining. To the right is a Beaver Camo Large Shop Bag, that was also received at no charge from the folks at Tom Bihn.

                One of the features of the LGD, in addition to its larger depth and reinforced materials (here, 525d Hunter Ballistic Nylon) compared to the Packing Cube Backpack, is the ability to drop this bag into other other travel luggage bags and backpacks. While in most cases these are the larger luggage bags (Aeronaut 30 or Aeronaut 45) or various backpacks (Smart Alec, Shadow Guide, Synik 30, Paragon), I wanted to show that the LGD, not stuffed to the maximum capacity that causes the bag to bulge outward in the front pockets as well to 6", fits into half of the zippered compartment of the Western Flyer (more easily than the Co-Pilot I photographed a few days ago). It's about 4" thick as packed here. The original style Large Shop Bag in Beaver Camo to the right, is meant to show how well the colors of the Wilderness/Coyote/Coyote LGD coordinate with the Beaver Camo patterns, as well as to give an impression of the relative sizes.
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                Here are some size comparison between the LGD and a 1050d Steel Ballistic Nylon/ Solar Halcyon Co-Pilot to the right, with a Black 400d Halcyon/Steel Halcyon Daylight Briefcase to the lower right. The LGD is not set to accommodate a 13" laptop -- that's better done with the Daylight Briefcase, which doesn't have the depth to carry lunch boxes, etc. It does nicely fit an 11" iPad Pro in the main compartment. The front pockets can accommodate pouches like the Small Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch (here in 525d Ballistic Burnt Orange), or eyeglasses in a slim case, earbuds, a wallet (or a checkbook) on the left. The Kindle Paperwhite in Omoton case is well-sized to fit the pocket on the right as a slim entry. If you want to carry slim guidebooks, such as by Rick Steves, or Lonely Planet, they will fit in next to a 12 oz Zojurushi thermos, but you won't have room for more than a small/narrow lunch container, too. The back pocket inside the main compartment can take a moderately thick book, or a sketchbook or watercolor book (such as the Canson ones that can fit into the Field Journal Notebook), but you'd have to provide another way of holding pens, brushes, etc. (such as Nock pen cases). The HLT 2 is a bit too tall to fit inside, but an HLT 1 (or 3D Organizer Cube would work).
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                Another variation is to replace the space with the small lunch box with a 400d Halcyon Daylight Backpack rolled into a Size 1 Travel Stuff Sack (here this is the Black Halcyon DLBP tightly rolled into a Size 1 Zest Travel Stuff Sack)
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                This is closeup of the front pockets. The Kindle Paperwhite is a slim occupant at the right, and the Coyote lining can be seen. An iPad Mini would be too large to fit into the front pockets. All the other items (thermos, books) have been packed into the LGD.

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                Another organization scheme: use an Everyday Cubelet (Acuity). The 3.5" diameter Bento Box beside the thermos would not have fit into a Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. To the right I've pulled the rolled up Daylight Backpack partway out of the Size #1 Zest Travel Stuff Sack

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                These are alternative lunch boxes (of different heights) that will fit beside the Zojurushi thermos. Again, the option of a Daylight Backpack is shown partially pulled out from its rolled up form. The Sinclair at the right is one of the pen case options (could fit next to a standard luch box)
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                Or use a 3D Organizer Cube (this one has utensils and small plates) with a smaller lunch box, and a mini Kiwi Q-Kit with small incidentals to sit on top.
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                Packed inside of LGD

                moriond

                ETA: Corrected color name to Wilderness (Sorry: Hunter is the name of color trim on the Ursa LGD; it also happened to be the name of the 1050d ballistic nylon Imago with Cork Flay and Sage interior that I carried around since 2007. It's a slightly different shade of green with more blue/green overtones than Wilderness, and wouldn't go quite as well with a Coyote trim)
                Last edited by moriond; Today, 08:19 AM.

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                  #23
                  Nice configurations moriond !

                  what's the pen holder strap thing on the sketch book? is it an elastic that goes all the way around and holds the book closed too?
                  I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by G42 View Post
                    Nice configurations moriond !

                    what's the pen holder strap thing on the sketch book? is it an elastic that goes all the way around and holds the book closed too?
                    This is something that Levenger made to allow you to use both as a book marker and as something that could hold a pen and yes, it can hold the book closed.

                    These are the Levenger Precious Metal Belts in the Junior Size

                    They used to also make a package with one Belt with a pen holder and one slimmer (plain) belt that could be used as a book marker
                    See Hacking the FJN for Levenger Circa, etc.
                    https://forums.tombihn.com/forum/tom...irca-etc/page2


                    Also read Benefits of the Field Journal over Midori?

                    https://forums.tombihn.com/forum/tom...al-over-midori
                    Last edited by moriond; Today, 06:57 AM.

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