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    My yarn matches my new bags :)




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      Could I have fit more Ghost Peppers into my PCSB? Definitely.

      Should i have? Absolutely not.

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        added some blue/black paracord zipper pulls to my DLBP

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          I cut up the 5/8" shoulder strap to get the snap hook parts, and hand wove a tablet woven band to replace the black strap. Then I snapped the finished handwoven band to my new SE.

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          I'm not sure why the long 5/8" shoulder strap is $3.00 while an 8" keystrap with the the same (actually fewer) bits of hardware is $5.00, so I ordered an extra shoulder strap and cut it up for parts. It also gives me an idea for customizing my key strap lengths.
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          Last edited by BWeaves; 09-19-2016, 07:19 AM.

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            Originally posted by BWeaves View Post
            I cut up the 5/8" shoulder strap to get the snap hook parts, and hand wove a tablet woven band to replace the black strap. Then I snapped the finished handwoven band to my new SE.



            I'm not sure why the long 5/8" shoulder strap is $3.00 while an 8" keystrap with the the same (actually fewer) bits of hardware is $5.00, so I ordered an extra shoulder strap and cut it up for parts. It also gives me an idea for customizing my key strap lengths.
            Just at a guess @BWeaves, they tend to make up accessories like the 5/8" shoulder strap in large quantities, so it can be a while before they have to revisit production costs and adjust the price up. That was the case, too for the Field Journal Notebook Strap, which can be used for other bag hacking (see @jujigatame's Making other bags better with TB-sourced hardware thread for an example). You can also use the FJN strap if you want to shoulder carry a Snake Charmer:

            Closeup showing the detail of how the Gatekeeper Clip at the end of the 1" wide FJN strap connects to the webbing loops of the FJN and Snake Charmer.


            However, another reason for the higher 8" keystrap pricing compared to the 5/8" shoulder strap is that, in general, the different key straps that are not just black webbing, but were either 200d Halcyon or the earlier Codura colored versions, require more stitching and work to align the squares and double over the fabric.


            Darcy even commented, back in 2014 when the last of the Cordura key straps were sold (8" Olive), in reply to a question about whether Nordic might join the lineup of Dyneema/Halcyon key straps:
            Originally posted by Darcy View Post
            It's surprising how much Dyneema it takes to make Key Straps! Mostly because to make Key Straps the fabric used needs to be "split" and that's usually most efficient if we split a whole roll of fabric (or close to one). So, you probably won't be seeing Nordic Key Straps as we're saving Nordic to make other bags, but I do hear other colors of Key Straps (in both lengths) are in the works….
            And since they tend to adopt single item pricing for simplicity, the price for all 8" key straps is the same, regardless whether it is plain black webbing or colored.

            HTH as an explanation

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              Thanks moriond. I thought it might have to do with having to "make" a strap out of the Halcyon fabric vs. the black strap which is already woven to the correct width.

              I just got a boat load of shop bags today, and every one of them came with a black keystrap, so I cannibalized one and made a long key strap (or short purse strap of about 24") with my left over tablet woven band. This photo gives you a better look at the pattern.

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              Now I'm tempted to weave more bands and make my own custom keystraps. I can even weave lettering, so I'm tempted to do something wordy.

              I've also bought some extra hardware from the accessories page in case I want to weave wider bands.
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              Last edited by BWeaves; 09-19-2016, 06:09 PM.

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                My girls did their own version of "how many what can I fit into..."



                My second Yeoman looks the same and there are still stuffed animals around... I think we have a "problem" :-)

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                  A shout out to the retiered Little Swift: best pool side bad ever!



                  And of cause to the Small Shop Bags: we use them to carry each persons bathing-stuff:


                  (And than I "use" me man to carry them all ;-)

                  Ilkyway


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                    My new S25 just made its maiden voyage for five days in Montreal.

                    Love the Black Halcyon!

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                    When all the overhead storage space on the Air Canada Rouge flight was hogged by Zone 1-3 passengers with oversized rollaboards, folks in Zones 4 - 5 were left in a bind, but the S25 slid comfortably under the seat in front of me (even though Rouge's are some of the most scroogishly-undersized seats out there). Score: Rouge 0, TB 1!

                    PS - Was appreciating how much traveling with TB bags has improved my travel experiences when I picked up the in-flight magazine (Air Canada En Route) and chanced across a full page on "le Multipoche" Tri-Star: as close as I've come to a wild TB bag sighting. lol

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                    Last edited by bb93fo57; 10-14-2016, 03:45 PM.

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                      Originally posted by bb93fo57 View Post
                      S25 makes its maiden voyage as my one bag for five days in Montreal.

                      Love the new Black Halcyon!

                      When all the overhead storage space on the Air Canada Rouge flight was hogged by Zone 1-3 passengers with absurdly-oversized rollaboards, folks in Zones 4 - 5 were left in a bind, but the S25 slid comfortably under the seat in front of me. Score: Rouge 0, TB 1!

                      PS - Was appreciating how much traveling with TB bags has improved my travel experiences when I picked up the in-flight magazine (Air Canada En Route) and flipped to this feature -- a full page on "le Multipouch" Tri-Star. This is as closest as I've come to a wild bag sighting. lol

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                      The in-flight magazine article seems up to date, but I'm slightly sad that the current logo tags for the Tri-Star have dropped the original triangular logo, and now use the more generic logo tags of most of the travel bags (as shown in your open page spread) I think that on the Tri-Star product pages, only the pictures of the Original Halcyon version currently sports the older, inverted triangle logo.


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                        Nice catch, eagle-eye moriond! I too appreciate that original triangular Tri-Star logo: didn't realize it had gone away.
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                        Last edited by bb93fo57; 10-14-2016, 02:21 PM.

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                          Now that the cooler weather is here, my senior kitty has taken up residence on her Skookum Dog small camp mat.




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                            The S25 looks slick in black halcyon! I'm holding out for a black halcyon/UV combo for either the S25 or S19, and then I can have the same streamlined vibe going on for my travels. Thanks for the inspiration!

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                              Originally posted by moriond View Post
                              The in-flight magazine article seems up to date, but I'm slightly sad that the current logo tags for the Tri-Star have dropped the original triangular logo, and now use the more generic logo tags of most of the travel bags (as shown in your open page spread) I think that on the Tri-Star product pages, only the pictures of the Original Halcyon version currently sports the older, inverted triangle logo.
                              Wow, I also didn't know that the original triangular logo had been dropped from the Tristar. This is sick, but I've seriously wanted to buy this bag at times purely because of the cool triangular logo. Maybe I should be thankful it's been dropped for the regular badge. ;-)

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                                Small shop bag tested at the Thirsty Pig. Don't think I wasn't sorely tempted to fill it with hot dogs to go.

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