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  • greatpacif
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    Hi,

    Well if you have not already purchased either one of these bags, do the easy thing and close your eyes and choose that way. Then you will not be that saddened if either way. When you receive the bag and do not like it, it is easy to return one and purchase the other. Test driving any product is important, right?

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  • greatpacif
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    Oh, Forest is a very nice color. My Honday Civic Coupe, which I owned before my girls were born, was a Deep Forest Green in the outside and tan in the interior. I would absolutely go with this color. Yeah, I have viewed all the items in here and the cork look intererting, but if it is soft to the touch, this would another bag important for carrying. The accessories, well anyone of these would work for me as I am on the go a lot. I do like that notepad and key strap. The last thing I need to do is loose my keys.

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  • notmensa
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    Thank you so much @Badger - you've just made my day!! And thanks for linking to another thread @moriond!! It's a big help. I think the LCB is the best size for me - now to decide between the wasabi & cayenne lining!
    -n

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by notmensa View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I'm trying to decide between the MCB and LCB. Has anyone else noticed that the same interior shot appears on both pages? One is called 'lopen', the other 'mcafe123'. Does anyone know which bag is in the photos??
    Thanks!
    -n
    I agree with Badger; that's a Medium size Cafe Bag. Take a look at peregrina's post about her medium cafe bag, also in olive/wasabi, in the Medium Cafe Bag packing list thread, with pictures such as the one below, which are of the same color combination bag:


    The Large Cafe Bag is about the same size as the Imago, although my impression is that the Imago can carry a little more (partly because of its orientation). Peregrina's packing list can also give you an impression of what the bag can hold.

    moriond
    Last edited by moriond; 05-12-2012, 08:53 PM.

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  • Badger
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    Yeah, I think it's probably a MCB I took a picture of some comparable stuff (Totality and Infinity and The Kingdom and the Glory, Mrs B's pink iPhone, and a bottle of hand sanitizer, since I couldn't tell what that cylindrical thing was). Note that these books are a bit larger than the trade paperbacks in the company pic. Here they are:



    And here they are in the MCB--sorry it's a bit backlit:



    Hope this helps, and sorry the table was dusty and there was crap everywhere. I nearly killed myself tripping over Titus whilst getting these photos, not that that's any sort of excuse . . .

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  • Badger
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    Originally posted by notmensa View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I'm trying to decide between the MCB and LCB. Has anyone else noticed that the same interior shot appears on both pages? One is called 'lopen', the other 'mcafe123'. Does anyone know which bag is in the photos??
    Thanks!]
    Looks like a MCB to me. I'll put some similar items in mine and take a pic for comparison. Give me 30 minutes and we shall see.

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  • notmensa
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    Same bag interior photo on both LCB and MCB pages?!

    Hi everyone,
    I'm trying to decide between the MCB and LCB. Has anyone else noticed that the same interior shot appears on both pages? One is called 'lopen', the other 'mcafe123'. Does anyone know which bag is in the photos??
    Thanks!
    -n

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  • JD78
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    I wanted to thank everyone again for their help and comments. I got back from my trip on Saturday and had an opportunity to put the LCB bag through it's paces. As a main carry-on bag it's a little on the small side. I think on my next trip I will probably get a Synapse as my main carry-on and the LCB as my personal item. However, as a EDC or school bag the LCB will work out nicely. I will probably end up ordering a few accessories as I get a better idea of what I will be carrying on a regular basis.

    As for the Imago, I still like it and may consider it a future purchase if more color options become available.

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  • JLE
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    Originally posted by Mark1966 View Post
    Private sales would probably be preferable although at a heavily discounted price of course, given its used condition
    Nice try, Marky Mark....

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  • Mark1966
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    Originally posted by JLE View Post
    Assuming, of course, that such an item ever comes onto the market......
    Private sales would probably be preferable although at a heavily discounted price of course, given its used condition

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  • JLE
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    Originally posted by darbs View Post
    dorayme, I still have the Travelling Imago and my new LCB. I can take some side by side pictures if that will help! I'm at work now, but will try to snap a few when I run home for lunch.
    I have exactly this picture sitting in iPhoto as we speak, and if someone can tell me how to put it across into a post I can put it up for you to see! I have some packing shots as well, including a shot showing an iPad going horizontally into the LCB.

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  • JLE
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    Originally posted by Mark1966 View Post
    Maybe there could be others within Australia who although ,sworn off buying any more new TB products, might be interesting in picking up a second hand LCB in linen/steel? You never know your luck....
    Assuming, of course, that such an item ever comes onto the market......

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  • Mark1966
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    Originally posted by JLE View Post
    In my case, a return (from Australia) is pretty much out of the question - I am better off keeping the bag, which is why I spend probably too much time considering the purchase before I make my move! . And, you know, I worked out how to get the waist straps off both bags today and I really do like the Imago more and more. The hemp will never be my favorite finish but it is nonetheless growing on me! Once my Cardinal Aeronaut arrives next week I think it will make a nice set (and I am not much of a matchy-matchy person as far as shoes and bags are concerned, so that is saying something!)
    Maybe there could be others within Australia who although ,sworn off buying any more new TB products, might be interesting in picking up a second hand LCB in linen/steel? You never know your luck....

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  • TavaPeak
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    My Imago arrives today! *happy dance*

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  • darbs
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    dorayme, I still have the Travelling Imago and my new LCB. I can take some side by side pictures if that will help! I'm at work now, but will try to snap a few when I run home for lunch.

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