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  • ex machina
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    I have found that a series of pouches and keystraps has been a huge aid in keeping my MCB organized and less trending toward a bulge. I can stack the pouches (small on small) between or behind the medium Clear Pouches. I will be posting my layout (with pics) over spring break (April 8-17.)

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  • cancoi
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    So, I received the MCB and stuffed it with my things from my Imago and the small Stuff Sack; strangely, almost everything fit into it fairly well, although acclimating to a north-south from east-west orientation is mildly perplexing. (I've been using messenger-style bags daily for the past 8 years). I do like it, but more for an knock-around bag. If my stuff sack is really full, I am having problems with it bulging, which I know, backpack, you alluded to in your earlier post. And, at times, I will need more room for papers and possibly my laptop at work.

    Given that, plus the fact that a color combo I proposed for the Imago is coming in April (steel/cork/wasabi), I'm also going to order another Imago, as my other is relegated for diaper duty and I somehow *need* to have an Imago with a cork panel.

    Thanks to everyone who gave feedback.
    Last edited by cancoi; 03-22-2009, 12:03 PM. Reason: forgot to say thank you.

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  • ex machina
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    Originally posted by cancoi View Post
    ex machina,

    Is the steel on your Imago Ballistic and how do you like it compared with the Cordura?
    I think the ballistic looks real sharp. The color is great and the weave has this effect of making it look different as the lighting changes. It kind reminds me of sharkskin pants but no where near as pronounced in effect. I really like it.

    I have the medium cafe bag in navy cordura and I like that as well. Both are excellent fabrics. Do I have a preference? If I had to choose between the two fabrics, I would go with the ballistic. But no one is getting my cafe bag.

    By the By, the ballistic fabric is the best ballistic I have ever seen. It has this great sheen, smooth feel, head and shoulders above the rest out there. I would not hesitate to get another ballistic bag (or cordura bag for that matter) from Tom Bihn.

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  • cancoi
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    Originally posted by ex machina View Post
    Tnx Backpack, that clears it up for me. Now if only I could get the LCB in Steel/Cayenne to match my Imago.
    ex machina,

    Is the steel on your Imago Ballistic and how do you like it compared with the Cordura?

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  • ex machina
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    Originally posted by backpack View Post
    You might want to wait a little to get it, the color might show up since those two colors are pretty much unisex and business like to
    boot.
    Ooo, now I have to call and ask. Tnx again.

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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by ex machina View Post
    Tnx Backpack, that clears it up for me. Now if only I could get the LCB in Steel/Cayenne to match my Imago.
    You might want to wait a little to get it, the color might show up since those two colors are pretty much unisex and business like to
    boot.

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  • ex machina
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    Originally posted by backpack View Post
    My older (06) Large Cafe Bag bottom's buckle is not adjustable but...

    The newer colors have an adjustable bottom buckle as you can see from the website pictures.
    Tnx Backpack, that clears it up for me. Now if only I could get the LCB in Steel/Cayenne to match my Imago.

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  • ex machina
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    Ironic, eh?

    Originally posted by cancoi View Post
    I will also try to get a picture of me with the Imago and the new Medium Cafe Bag. For various reasons, I took the plunge, and a Plum/Wasabi Medium bag is on its way... It may not work, but I thought the Large might have too much overlap with the Imago and I might downsize a bit.

    We'll see.
    I use an Imago and Medium Cafe Bag combo at present. I am very happy with both bags. I plan to post a detailed review over Spring Break. That said, I am planning on purchasing a Large Cafe Bag. The idea is that on some school days I can take just the LCB as it will accommodate my book needs while still attending to all my 'essentials'.

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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by ex machina View Post
    There is some adjustability in the Medium Cafe Bag's bottom buckle. I thought there would be the same design in the Large Cafe Bag. After reading this thread I get the impression that the LCB has no adjustment. Is this the case?
    My older (06) Large Cafe Bag bottom's buckle is not adjustable but...

    The newer colors have an adjustable bottom buckle as you can see from the website pictures.

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  • ex machina
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    Cafe Bags' bottom buckle adjustability

    There is some adjustability in the Medium Cafe Bag's bottom buckle. I thought there would be the same design in the Large Cafe Bag. After reading this thread I get the impression that the LCB has no adjustment. Is this the case?

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  • cancoi
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    I will also try to get a picture of me with the Imago and the new Medium Cafe Bag. For various reasons, I took the plunge, and a Plum/Wasabi Medium bag is on its way... It may not work, but I thought the Large might have too much overlap with the Imago and I might downsize a bit.

    We'll see.

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  • yeti
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    Originally posted by timarelay View Post

    I will definitely post pictures then! I would go ahead and do the ones I have on hand except I can't get good lighting when I take them by myself. So this weekend I'll definitely get some good shots of myself with the Brain Bag, the Imago, the large cafe bag, and the medium cafe bag. Ooh, and I guess the Shop Bag too. That's all I have for now. =)

    Yay! I'll look out for them after the weekend. Thanks so much -- I think your pictures will help me greatly in deciding whether I should go Small or Medium on the Cafe Bag (or both? And that Shop Bag is pretty tempting...).

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  • timarelay
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    Originally posted by cancoi View Post
    Backpacker, I do have another question for you... do you find the flap on the Cafe bag problematic as it is not adjustable? I just noted this on some other threads as I was poking around. I think that's one of the nice features of the Imago...
    That bothered me when I was using the Large Cafe bag as a primary bag, and is why the Imago will probably always be my general everyday bag. Cafe bags are great for traveling because of their lower profile, and in general, are great for when you're fairly certain of the amount of stuff you'll be carrying.

    Originally posted by yeti View Post
    It would be fantastic if you would post pictures with the various bags -- I've been trying to decide between several of them, and it sounds like I'm about your size. I too would like to be able to carry a small knitting project in a stuff sack (if only they already had dividers!) but I was concerned that even the Medium would be big on me. The bags I'm used to carrying are very small -- my current one is about 5" x 8" x 3" -- since I carry few belongings on me. So I thought the Medium might be overkill, but was considering it because I would like to carry a bit of knitting with me.
    I will definitely post pictures then! I would go ahead and do the ones I have on hand except I can't get good lighting when I take them by myself. So this weekend I'll definitely get some good shots of myself with the Brain Bag, the Imago, the large cafe bag, and the medium cafe bag. Ooh, and I guess the Shop Bag too. That's all I have for now. =)

    The medium is a little big on me, but I don't want to get the small because I think its shape is a little awkward visually (I could be wrong though; never actually seen it in person). I would want it to be a little bit shorter. I figure the medium is a good enough size that it's still fairly low profile and not overwhelming, but not restrictive because its volume isn't too low. I haven't actually used it yet though, so we'll see.

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  • yeti
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    pictures would be very helpful!

    Originally posted by timarelay View Post
    I'm 5'3" and can post pictures of myself with a Large cafe bag and with a Medium cafe bag (I can even throw in my Imago too, since you are familiar with that), if you can wait till next weekend (boyfriend is currently traveling with the large).

    I haven't actually used my medium yet, and I haven't compared it side by side to the large either. But when I first received it, my first though was "But wait, it's not all that much smaller!"
    It would be fantastic if you would post pictures with the various bags -- I've been trying to decide between several of them, and it sounds like I'm about your size. I too would like to be able to carry a small knitting project in a stuff sack (if only they already had dividers!) but I was concerned that even the Medium would be big on me. The bags I'm used to carrying are very small -- my current one is about 5" x 8" x 3" -- since I carry few belongings on me. So I thought the Medium might be overkill, but was considering it because I would like to carry a bit of knitting with me.

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  • cancoi
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    Backpacker, I do have another question for you... do you find the flap on the Cafe bag problematic as it is not adjustable? I just noted this on some other threads as I was poking around. I think that's one of the nice features of the Imago...

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