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    NonTB dyneema bags in Japan

    I just returned from a two-week trip to Japan and was surprised to see nonTB dyneema bags at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since the fabric comes from Japan after all. The first sighting was while in line for a ride when I happened to turn around and noticed a black dyneema Coleman backpack. I wasn't quick enough whipping out my phone to take a picture and the line moved and the guy hopped on the ride. The next sighting was by my husband. He saw a guy with a steel dyneema/gray cordura backpack but the brand name was covered by an attached pouch. Then another day at park opening, I saw a family with an Iberian tote bag with a zippered top that was zipped closed. If you have visited the Tokyo Disney parks, you know at opening you cannot hesitate to stop and chat about bags, so I did not get a pic. My last sighting was in a restaurant. I saw a man with a black dyneema backpack on the bench next to him and it was face down but I could see the straps and side profile. The guy was asleep but his family was awake and I didn't want to wake him to ask to see his backpack. Frankly, with the language barrier, I didn't know if any of people I spied even spoke English and I did not want look like a crazy tourist.

    My question is, has anyone else seen nonTB dyneema bags anywhere else?

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    i actually own a non-TB dyneema bag! it's a gregory z-pack hiking backpack, and is what i primarily used for travelling before finding TB (i've had it probably 11-12 years now?).

    the gray dyneema is somewhere between steel and NWS, i think: https://www.rei.com/product/751318/gregory-z-pack

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    Yes, I also saw non-TB Dyneema in Japan, when I visited last year. A friend traveling in the same group bought a rolling bag that had a daypack which zipped on to the main bag. I don't recall the brand, but it was my sense that the fabric wasn't proprietary to that brand. I liked my TB bag better, style-wise. Smilie

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