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    Cape Alava, WA

    Ha, upload timed out, almost like I'm in the middle of a no signal zone...

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    Last edited by G42; 10-31-2022, 02:40 PM.
    “Commander, I always used to consider that you had a definite anti-authoritarian streak in you.”
    “Sir?”
    “It seems that you have managed to retain this even though you are authority.”
    “Sir?”
    “That’s practically zen.”
    -Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

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      And here's the start/end of that trail, at Ozette Lake
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      And then later on, Cape Flattery

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      The Taiga/Taiga Paragon was with me on my xcountry drives last SEP & JAN, and it was sulking about maybe being left behind, so I had to bring it to WA too.
      I unzipped the lower end pocket on my Steel/Island A45 and packed it flat before layering stuff on top. It's a bit bigger than a DLBP, but I really prefer the Paragon as a light day pack.
      I hand/shoulder carried a Pilot and had the A45 on my back.

      Weirdly, :rolleyes: it down poured in the rain forests out here the first couple days of my trip... So in the brief window of mostly no rain today, I went to the ocean (twice)... another big pile of water.... almost like I live in desert right now... with a drought...
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      “Commander, I always used to consider that you had a definite anti-authoritarian streak in you.”
      “Sir?”
      “It seems that you have managed to retain this even though you are authority.”
      “Sir?”
      “That’s practically zen.”
      -Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

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        Quillayute River

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        ...and Rialto Beach

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        “Commander, I always used to consider that you had a definite anti-authoritarian streak in you.”
        “Sir?”
        “It seems that you have managed to retain this even though you are authority.”
        “Sir?”
        “That’s practically zen.”
        -Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

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          Just for fun... These Big Leaf Maples always startle me vs the maple species I grew up with
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          Last edited by G42; 11-01-2022, 08:06 PM.
          “Commander, I always used to consider that you had a definite anti-authoritarian streak in you.”
          “Sir?”
          “It seems that you have managed to retain this even though you are authority.”
          “Sir?”
          “That’s practically zen.”
          -Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

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            Great photos! The maple leaves are amazing.

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              My stealth black Icon went to vote.

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                I rarely use my Western Flyer as I'm normally more of a 3D packer which fits better I think with Aeronauts and Techonauts. The past couple of days I've been at a work off-site at a high end hotel (!) where we had some events requiring dressier clothes than I normally wear, so I went for the WF and Pilot

                The WF is in original white grid Nordic which I really like and then my new Night Walk Pilot arrived just in time.

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                I find the large WF packing cube to be useful here. Multiple shirts and linen pants in the cube, folded vest next to that, small A30 laundry cube with undies, socks, etc., bag witha pair of Fluevog booties, 3DOC clear and fabric with toiletries, little cases holding earrings, flashlight, no.4 square knitting pouch with necklaces, OP with masks, GW with small bills for tips, SE in NW/Tidal.


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                Last edited by G42; 11-11-2022, 07:48 AM.
                “Commander, I always used to consider that you had a definite anti-authoritarian streak in you.”
                “Sir?”
                “It seems that you have managed to retain this even though you are authority.”
                “Sir?”
                “That’s practically zen.”
                -Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

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                  This one isn't so much about where my bag has been lately as it is about where it's going to be.

                  Over the weekend my wife gifted me a plush opossum (my favorite animal) as a pick-me-up gift.

                  But there isn't much free space left inside our apartment to display things, so I've decided to take him along with me to work tomorrow, and he's going to ride there in my new Cambiata:


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                  Our apartment aesthetic (pictured) is like a head on collision between a folk art museum and forest preserve nature center, spreading equal parts of both all over the apartment in the aftermath.

                  Suffice it to say, Mr. Opossum feels right at home.
                  I own a LOT of Tom Bihn bags, but here are the ones I'm using right now:
                  Everyday Carry: SK
                  Hiking Daypack: Cambiata

                  Car Travel: SK, T45, MT
                  Plane
                  ​Travel: CP, TS, SZTSB

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                    Originally posted by Chicagoan View Post
                    Our apartment aesthetic (pictured) is like a head on collision between a folk art museum and forest preserve nature center, spreading equal parts of both all over the apartment in the aftermath.
                    I like the possum on the wall.

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                      Originally posted by Shortie View Post

                      I like the possum on the wall.
                      Thanks!

                      That's actually a raccoon (and an out-of-focus one at that!). We also have an opossum and a badger hidden up and above the picture rail (it's a fun game of "I Spy" for guests!).
                      I own a LOT of Tom Bihn bags, but here are the ones I'm using right now:
                      Everyday Carry: SK
                      Hiking Daypack: Cambiata

                      Car Travel: SK, T45, MT
                      Plane
                      ​Travel: CP, TS, SZTSB

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                        Here is my Paragon riding along as I rotary hoe a couple hundred acres of organic soybeans.
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                            Today I carried my Cambiata along on a 10.5-mile hike (Waterfall Glen Preserve in Darien, IL) with some friends.

                            The tall side pocket swallowed an entire liter size bottle of water with aplomb.

                            I kept a second, smaller, 16-ounce bottle stashed inside the main compartment.

                            But the 2 biggest surprises?

                            1.) The stowable, DLBP-style shoulder straps carried far more comfortably than I expected them to, and

                            2.) If your backpack doesn't have a breatheable back panel, you will keep the heat your body generates trapped behind the all fabric back side of the bag and sweat out right through it - even when you're wearing four layers of tops on a 22-degree day.

                            For those of you who don't realize it, the foam and mesh back panel on the Addax makes a huge difference in breathability - the Cambiata wasn't and still isn't my first choice of bag for day hiking, but it's light, comfortable and organized enough to go out on a day hike if you take this thing one-bagging.

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                            Last edited by Chicagoan; 12-03-2022, 02:28 PM.
                            I own a LOT of Tom Bihn bags, but here are the ones I'm using right now:
                            Everyday Carry: SK
                            Hiking Daypack: Cambiata

                            Car Travel: SK, T45, MT
                            Plane
                            ​Travel: CP, TS, SZTSB

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                              Originally posted by Chicagoan View Post

                              2.) If your backpack doesn't have a breatheable back panel, you will sweat out through a tee, fleece hoodie, insulated vest, puffy jacket, and straight onto the solid fabric back panel. For those of you who don't realize it, the foam and mesh back panel on the Addax makes a huge difference in breathability - I hiked a little over 10 miles and it didn't get warmer than 30 degrees during the four hours my friends and I were hiking.
                              I don't have a picture of it, but when I wore my Luminary 12 to Philly Pride in 2019, I sweated clear through to the interior of the bag - through the back panel, the layers of padding in the tablet compartment, and then the back panel of the interior of the bag (the papers inside were damp - nothing important, but really not expected). That was definitely a hot day, but I was shocked that so much sweat got through all those layers. I didn't take the bag to France with me at the end of that month for the World Cup, both because I didn't want to have such a wet bag all the time (we had a historic heat wave during that trip) and because it didn't fit well inside the Aeronaut 45 - I was hoping it would be the packable smaller backpack to bring on a trip, but it didn't work out. (I had the frame sheet inside the Aeronaut, so the copious sweat didn't make it though that back compartment, thankfully.)
                              As much as I love the idea of the Cambiata, I need mesh back panels for backpacks. I was contemplating getting that bag for our next World Cup trip next year (it will be much cooler in Australia and New Zealand in the summer!) since it would give me more flexibility for when I used it (I'd be able to wear it as a messenger bag when traveling with the Aeronaut on my back but then use it as a backpack while in the cities), but that solid back panel is not going to work for me on a bag of that size. That's too much surface area on the back to soak through.

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                                Originally posted by marbenais View Post

                                I don't have a picture of it, but when I wore my Luminary 12 to Philly Pride in 2019, I sweated clear through to the interior of the bag - through the back panel, the layers of padding in the tablet compartment, and then the back panel of the interior of the bag (the papers inside were damp - nothing important, but really not expected). That was definitely a hot day, but I was shocked that so much sweat got through all those layers. I didn't take the bag to France with me at the end of that month for the World Cup, both because I didn't want to have such a wet bag all the time (we had a historic heat wave during that trip) and because it didn't fit well inside the Aeronaut 45 - I was hoping it would be the packable smaller backpack to bring on a trip, but it didn't work out. (I had the frame sheet inside the Aeronaut, so the copious sweat didn't make it though that back compartment, thankfully.)
                                As much as I love the idea of the Cambiata, I need mesh back panels for backpacks. I was contemplating getting that bag for our next World Cup trip next year (it will be much cooler in Australia and New Zealand in the summer!) since it would give me more flexibility for when I used it (I'd be able to wear it as a messenger bag when traveling with the Aeronaut on my back but then use it as a backpack while in the cities), but that solid back panel is not going to work for me on a bag of that size. That's too much surface area on the back to soak through.
                                I've had a similar experience to the one I had today carrying both the L15 and DLBP along on some [separate] hot summer day hikes.

                                I got BAD heat rash from the DLBP. It was probabaly around or over 110F the day I wore that backpack all day while walking around a botanical garden of mostly open, exposed spaces. It was just too much fabric covering too much of my back, and even stopping a couple times to take the bag off and let my bag breathe, it did a number on me.

                                So I hope the direction TB heads is toward more bags with breatheable back panels, because they're not only crucial for physical activity, but just warm weather in general.

                                And FWIW, I never came close to soaking out the new ADX31 - any condensation evaporated before it could collect.
                                I own a LOT of Tom Bihn bags, but here are the ones I'm using right now:
                                Everyday Carry: SK
                                Hiking Daypack: Cambiata

                                Car Travel: SK, T45, MT
                                Plane
                                ​Travel: CP, TS, SZTSB

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