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  • Darcy
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    Soon....I'd say within a couple months

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  • Goetz
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    Thanks

    Hi Darcy,

    thanks.

    Looks coool! :-)

    Goetz

    PS: You don't know when it will be ready, right?
    Last edited by Goetz; 10-16-2003, 11:02 PM.

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  • Darcy
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    As you wish...

    Tom wearing the sling pack:
    http://www.tombihn.com/Merchant2/images/tomsling.jpg


    Me wearing the sling pack:
    http://www.tombihn.com/Merchant2/images/darcysling.jpg
    Last edited by Darcy; 10-16-2003, 09:18 PM.

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  • Goetz
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    Status of development

    Hi Tom,

    I know that you are currently in the prototype phase of this bag.
    But, could you maybe post a photo or two?

    Thanks
    Goetz

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  • threemoons
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    Mkay how about this then....

    I have seen "slideable" ditty bags before for Cell Phones And Stuff. They have two velcro "wings" which wrap around a bag strap. Body Glove makes ones that wrap around Arms or Legs; Timbuk2 makes StrapDitties.

    How about a choice of Two Ditties per Bag--one for a Cell Phone and one for Stuff? I would really love a small Stuff Zipperbag with a built in keyring so that my keys were on the strap but secured so they don't flap in the breeze.

    I also like the idea of Duo Ditties--slide on bags that have a small zipper compartment, with a velcro pocket layered on top of that (think of the old "sneaker wallets" that used to lace into sneakers for runners). The BodyGlove Cell Phone bag that I mentioned has such a structure.

    Please be mindful of smaller models of cell phones, also...Timbuk2 has their sleeves available in 3 sizes.

    Just think--these ditty bags can be a whole nuther category, and available for attaching to ANY bag with a broad strap.

    In fact, I have been known, in my guiltier moments, to slide my Timbuk2 Cell Holder onto the strap of my Cafe' Bag. Please forgive me--make a similar product in coordinating colors and I'll get one.

    :D

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  • Tom Bihn
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    Got me there!
    You tell me.

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  • Harry
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    The ONE bag...

    Does that mean there will be one bag to rule them all and in Port Angeles bind them?;)

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  • Tom Bihn
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    thanks to all for the continued feed back on the sling bag. Right now we are leaning towards to lightly padded divided space on the inside for a small laptop (14" G4 & smaller, maybe 14" iBook).
    I like the idea of optional/removable pockets on the strap, as not everyone has a camera or iPod/mp3 thingy (freakin' everyone seems to have a cell phone - have you read about the Swedish health studies recently released?) - but I haven't yet figured out how to do this (but I will).
    Morris Bells? who else knows what they are?
    How much can this sling-pack thing cost? if I add everybody's dream feature, it will be pretty pricey.
    What if we have to take production to Mordoor, abondoning our hard factory workers to keep the price down? Does anyone care?
    (this is a trick question.)

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  • Harry
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    Oohhhhhhh:p A case for the iPod when it's off the strap too? Wow that would be cool!!! I've been using an iSkin and they work really well, but I've either got to carry it or attach it to my hip. I've got a couple because they have such cool colors I couldn't make up my mind, so I bought the two I liked. They've kept my iPod from getting beat up from the daily trips to work while I ride my bike or take BART.

    I've only got about 15 gigs on it so far, that's half full, and I'm always lookin' for more music or other things to put in it. I like the idea of not having to hear the same song twice for 8.5 days... if only the battery would last that long!

    I just wish I could make up my mind on which bag to get. Too many choices. I'm torn between the Empire Builder or the ID. I'm just not sure the ID will hold all my stuff and a briefcase just seems too worker like. I need some feeling of freedom from being a bank drone...:rolleyes:

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  • Darcy
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    Great idea about the iPod. I just got on iPod myself. What do you think of a pocket on the strap for a cellphone/iPod that could also detach so you could use it as an iPod case as well?

    I've seen the latest version of the Sling Pack and it's really handsome. I've been not very enthused about the idea of a sling bag because, in my opinion, they're all horrifyingly ugly, but this one is very good looking.

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  • Harry
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    Large Msng Bag and new strap

    Mmmmm a nice, new, larger messenger type bag and strap that will hold my iPod... when might this holy grail of bags and straps be available? I've got cash burning a hole in my now dead Timbuk2 bag and a Tidbits coupon that really does burn up on the 16th! I carry my 12" powerbook, an iPod, my textbooks (heavy management and finance stuff), lunch, and my work stuff with me everyday. It would be fantastic to have my iPod handy on the strap instead of on my hip. I've looked at the Brain Bag and the Empire Builder and they look cool, I'm just partial to messenger bags. They're the slick in-between bag and being a bank drone I have to sorta look like a professional. Since I ride a bike to work I can get away with having a cool messenger bag... ;)
    Last edited by Harry; 09-12-2003, 02:24 AM.

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  • threemoons
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    On the sling bag...ideas/suggestions

    Would this be worn on one shoulder or across the chest?

    I don't see why it would need a laptop sleeve if it's meant as a replacement for those hideous, ugly "healthy back" crescent bags.

    I vote for lots of optional stuff on the strap itself--and a snap-down tab for the main zipper/compartment, to prevent curious or felonious fingers from exploring the bag's interior without your consent (as I supposed said opening would be out of your line of sight when the bag is worn).

    A slip-on sleeve for a digital camera would be great, as I have now started carrying my cheap Kodak EasyShareWhatever with me.

    Also, don't forget a secure, zip-shut interior pocket for Really Important Personal Stuff.

    Another thing I wish that my favorite bag had was a key lanyard on the STRAP--maybe something like a keystrap INSIDE a little pouchy thing on the strap? So that you could get your keys out WITHOUT going into the bag, BUT not have them flapping in the breeze like Morris bells either? I for one always forget to get my keys out before getting to the door.

    I'm starting to have visions of lots of Tiny Slip-On Pouches for Important Stuff--almost like the pouches on amno belts.

    A small interior loop/pocket for a MagLite may be a good idea also...I never leave home without one, after 9/11 and the NYC Blackout (I was especially glad for my habit after the latter event, when it actually came in handy).

    Just free-forming here, but that's what comes to mind. Hope it's helpful.
    Last edited by threemoons; 09-10-2003, 10:44 PM.

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  • Tom Bihn
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    No exact schedule yet - I am working on the new bigger messenger style bag and the sling bag is next, I promise.
    Probably a few months!

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  • Goetz
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    iSight Dimensions

    Hi Tom,
    Cool - do you have dimensions for that item?
    The camera body is stored in a clear plastic cylinder with a diameter of 40mm/1.58" and a length of 95mm/3.74" plus a FW-Cable and a fixation clip (~60x45x40mm) for display attachment.

    Goetz

    PS: When du you think the bag will be ready?

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  • Tom Bihn
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    Cool - do you have dimensions for that item? I try to make pockets that are multi-funtional.

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