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    First day with my new Co-Pilot

    My new Co-Pilot in the beautiful Black/Iberian color combination arrived Friday night, and first thing Saturday morning I was out the door and on the train to Manhattan with it. I didn't need to carry a lot of stuff, but when I actually packed the bag, I was surprised how much room was left, especially since my first impression was "this bag looks small!"

    I carried the following with me all day, walking all over the city:

    Main compartment on the back:

    -iPad2 in Timbuk2 case
    -medium Iberian Dyneema pouch with iPhone/iPad charger, and headphones
    -Kindle 3 in a neoprene case
    -Time Out New York magazine
    -New York Review of Books newspaper/magazine (folded in half)

    Organizer pockets in the main compartment on the back:

    -glasses case
    -Moleskine City notebook, Metrocard holder

    Left front pocket:

    Tom Bihn Clear Organizer Wallet (attached to key strap)
    iPhone

    Right front pocket:

    -spare car key (attached to key strap)
    -small Iberian Dyneema pouch filled with various toiletries
    -small pack of tissues
    -small hand lotion
    -pens and pencils
    -spork

    Center pocket:

    -full set of keys (attached to key strap)

    Back slash pocket:

    New York Times

    There was still PLENTY of room left once I put all this in the bag. At lunch, I took off my thin fleece jacket, and folded, it fit in the main compartment of the bag easily. This still left the center compartment empty, other than a set of keys! I did not upgrade to the Absolute Shoulder Strap; the stock shoulder strap worked fine - it was very comfortable, and never slipped off my shoulder. I plan on using this bag every day; I will need to carry a little more than the above, so I'm eager to see how this will work out, but so far, I'm loving it!
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    Eat well, travel often.

    #2
    Thanks for the location photo. I'll be looking for you!

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      #3
      That Timbuk2 iPad case coordinates really nicely with the Co-Pilot and Iberian OPs.

      I think you need to get a red spork.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Badger View Post
        I think you need to get a red spork.
        While it'd match, I'm afraid she'd have a tough time finding it against the Iberian lining! :D

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          #5
          Originally posted by Just View Post
          While it'd match, I'm afraid she'd have a tough time finding it against the Iberian lining! :D
          Good point. There's nothing worse than being accidentally gored by your own spork.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Badger View Post
            Good point. There's nothing worse than being accidentally gored by your own spork.
            Good grief, I leave the forum for a few hours and now we're discussing spork gorings :-o

            And yes, I suppose it would be hard to find if it were red!
            Eat well, travel often.

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              #7
              I actually have the same spork in the same color! :D

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                #8
                OK, this is a stupid question, but why do you all carry sporks around with you? I could understand if you were bringing your own food, but nukediver didn't list anything like that in her list of stuff. (And boy, were you able to carry a lot in your Co-Pilot!)

                Anyway, nukediver, I don't normally like black, but the contrast between the black and the Iberian Dyneema is so striking: I absolutely love it. The pouches you chose are perfect with it, of course. And even though I have a Co-Pilot myself, I remain amazed by how much you were able to pack in there, and still have room to spare. I hope you keep enjoying your new bag.

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                  #9
                  I like to keep a spork with me in case the alternative is plastic-ware. One fewer piece of trash in the landfill. (I also keep food at work.)
                  Current carry: Super Ego, various pouches, I/O (when shooting). Incorporating the FIELD JOURNAL!!!! Next up on wishlist: S25 and SE (June 2016)

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Jenne View Post
                    I like to keep a spork with me in case the alternative is plastic-ware. One fewer piece of trash in the landfill. (I also keep food at work.)
                    I also often carry my own chopsticks, too. Somehow I didn't get the genes that allow me to separate disposable chopsticks without rendering them unusable. I have a hashibako that holds the chopsticks and also a spoon; with those, I'm set for all office dining possibilities. I've had a titanium spork on my Amazon wish list forever, though--it's smaller.

                    and +1 on nukediver's mad packing skillz. I'm especially impressed that the bag doesn't looks like it's bulging with all that stuff in there.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by ncb4 View Post
                      OK, this is a stupid question, but why do you all carry sporks around with you?
                      @ncb4, One of my pet peeves is how wasteful we are as a society, and I'd much rather carry around my spork than use disposable plastic ware when I get takeout for lunch (which is often the case, since I'm on the road a lot). It's annoying that it's packaged as a set, and most times, people only use a spoon or a fork, then throw the rest away. Besides, I just love the word *spork* :-)
                      Eat well, travel often.

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                        #12
                        I have always used some kind of portable metal utensils mostly metal to wash after use. I tried the practice with my delightful better half but that resulted in the loss of most of my dessert forks and spoons. I now clean and reuse the strong disposable fork and spoons that are provided with take out meals.

                        I think a couple of Sporks are in order but I would be happier if they made a version with a securing mechanism such as an hollow ring between the spoon and the fork to which a lanyard could be attached.

                        I also saw sets of durable plastic spoon/fork/knife in many colors which could be right up my alley.

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                          #13
                          Spork Gorings .... the solution :)

                          Originally posted by Badger View Post
                          Good point. There's nothing worse than being accidentally gored by your own spork.
                          Light My Fire now do a case that holds 2 sporks, it even has a loop at one end that will accommodate the clip of a key strap :)

                          Last edited by ceepee; 11-27-2011, 01:03 PM.

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                            #14
                            Ooh, gotta get me one of those!
                            Eat well, travel often.

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                              #15
                              Do Spork's owners know if the utensil fits inside a Pen/Pencil Pouch?

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