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  • dorayme
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    Well for that matter, I see no Swifts or anything that resembles a PLO "Purse Like Object". . . Mrs. jeffmac NEEDS some TB, then she won't feel so bad when you add to the herd! Bear in mind, if you start her down this path, it may have irrecoverable consequences such as her deciding to occasionally borrow some of what used to be previously identified within jeffmac's family pic.
    Those of weak constitution, do not tread here.

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  • jeffmac
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    Originally posted by dorayme View Post
    Well, you don't have any dedicated backpacks. You have other bags that just happen to be designed so well that they have backpack options. You need a dedicated backpack to round out your collection, and all around knowledge of various types of bags done TB style :)
    As a matter of fact, I don't see any totes in your collection, better add a Shop Bag in that backpack order as well!
    Now THERE is my TB enabler! Can I put you on the phone with my wife to explain that?

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  • dorayme
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    Well, you don't have any dedicated backpacks. You have other bags that just happen to be designed so well that they have backpack options. You need a dedicated backpack to round out your collection, and all around knowledge of various types of bags done TB style :)
    As a matter of fact, I don't see any totes in your collection, better add a Shop Bag in that backpack order as well!

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  • jeffmac
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    Originally posted by dorayme View Post
    ahem, isn't that a packing cube backpack in Iberian under your F.O.T. and FoJ and other small organizer pouches on the right?
    Dorayme I thought you of all people would help me in that transparent little bit of self-justification! ;)

    Really by definition, I guess the Tristar is a backpack as well. :(

    No more bags for Jeff...sigh

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  • dorayme
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    Originally posted by jeffmac View Post
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    ...well...of course...I don't actually own a TB Backpack yet, so...
    ahem, isn't that a packing cube backpack in Iberian under your F.O.T. and FoJ and other small organizer pouches on the right?

    nice collection btw

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  • jeffmac
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    OK, been meaning to post a "family pic" for a while myself.

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    It is just possible that my TB addiction has reached critical mass.

    ...well...of course...I don't actually own a TB Backpack yet, so...
    Last edited by jeffmac; 01-13-2012, 06:08 AM.

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  • cl0123
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    Originally posted by misterN View Post
    Major envy... as I am still anxiously waiting for my 1st order to show up out here in the middle of a vast ocean. Those red cases look very inviting.

    With Aloha,

    Clarence

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  • Walker
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    My apologies!

    The last photo in my post is supposed to be photo #3. I should have done a preview. Duh!

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  • Walker
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    The Co-Pilot, Swift and Little Swift are my go-to-work bags; the Co-Pilot and the Synapse are my weekend bags. I only used the Imago a few times. I bought it to carry work files for off-site meetings, but it has not worked well for me.

    The Co-Pilot and Imago have absolute straps. However, I repurposed an adjustable should strap from another manufacturer, put a TB ultrasuede shoulder wrap on it - and use it with the Co-Pilot most of the time. When I add my GH2, 14-140 mm lens & spare batteries to the normal load I carry in the Co-Pilot, I use the absolute strap.

    All pouches in the photos go into my bag daily, except for the FOT pouch which I only take with me during work days (it carries an external hard drive). In addition to the pouches with their loads, my bags carry the following during the work week: lunch in stuff sack + 2 12-oz water bottles (1 for coffee, 1 for water) + other items from time to time (e.g. panasonic lx 5 camera, folded shop bag, light jacket, etc.).

    The large shop bag is my current gym bag.

    I use the packing cube shoulder bags as "pockets" for my Swift, small shop bag & large shop bag. The stuff sacks have many ways. I use a small stuff sack to carry soap, shampoo hair conditioner for the gym. I use the large stuff sack to carry gym shoes, flip-flops & wet towel/clothes post gym workout. I use a medium stuff sack to "wrap" my lunch. Knock on wood - lunch has not spilled yet. For shopping, the stuff sacks are great for separating items in glass jars, etc.

    The medium SOLAR stuff sack in the photo is VERY SPECIAL - a present from Katy & Brian. Thanks, guys!

    Below are my one-of-a-kind travel trays!

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    Finally, my OP collections are:

    Iberian passport pouch - this is my "just because" purchase. The small OP does hold a passport nicely, but I was curious about the passport pouch and had to satisfy my curiosity!

    Ballistic - medium forest, small FOJ navy, mini cardinal, steel pencil (for heavier stuff such as flashlight, mini tool, external hard drive, etc.)

    Iberian dyneema - large, medium, small, mini. These were among my first OP purchases. Then I tried the clear - and liked them so much better because I can see what is in them. I still like and use these pouches from time to time; I am just not using them for dedicated purpose as I do with my other OPs. I think of them as my all-around OPs.

    Clear Iberian dyneema - medium, small, hope to get mini one day (for hygiene kit, first aid kit, sewing kit)

    Clear Solar dyneema - medium, small, hope to get mini one day (for my edible emergency items - meds, candies, energy bars on weekends)

    Padded pouches) - medium (for my Samsung Galaxy tablet), MAC (battery charges & cords), small (couple lens filters), 3 mini (spare camera batteries, memory cards, card reader). I wish the padded OPs come in at least RED color in addition to the black. I will use the RED to keep drained camera batteries separate from the charged ones.

    It is great to be able to grab an OP that carries the stuff I need for the day!

    Sorry for the long post!
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  • larryb
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    Nice Collection!

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  • nukediver
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    I love red! Maybe I should do a "Family Portrait"...

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  • misterN
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    Thanks guys and gals!

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  • TXGirl
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    Great pics as always misterN!

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  • jeffmac
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    misterN I sense a passion for red!!

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  • dorayme
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    There are a few, here's one, and here's another. But I love these kind of posts/threads so the more the merrier.
    Your newest additions go nicely with the collection. :)

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