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  1. Folks who've used an S25 will eventually chime...

    Folks who've used an S25 will eventually chime in, but I'll throw out my two cents.

    I carried roughly that much stuff in a Shadow Guide during a 10-day trip to Peru, and had some space leftover....
  2. In late January, Darcy posted this announcement:...

    In late January, Darcy posted this announcement: "The Stowaway is now officially retired because Tom's working on a new travel bag design that is similar in some ways and very different in others."
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    Sticky: . I've just returned from a 10-day trip to Peru...

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    I've just returned from a 10-day trip to Peru with the Shadow Guide as my main bag and a Side Kick as my personal item.

    The first photo shows the bags on a park bench in Cusco, as I waited for...
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    I have a Shadow Guide. The material is 525...

    I have a Shadow Guide. The material is 525 ballistic nylon rather than the parapack, and it's a stripped down version of the original, but I nonetheless LOVE the design. It's supremely comfortable...
  5. Poll: In mid-March, I'll head to Peru (including Cusco,...

    In mid-March, I'll head to Peru (including Cusco, Urubamba, and Machu Picchu) for nine days with a combination I tried on a trip to Seattle at Christmas -- a Shadow Guide as my main bag, with a Side...
  6. I haven't used a Brain Bag, but I have both a...

    I haven't used a Brain Bag, but I have both a Shadow Guide (31 liters) and a Guide's Edition S25. I'd take either one (or the Guide's Pack) over the BB in a heartbeat. If you're carrying a reasonably...
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    The Shadow Guide is worth considering. I recently...

    The Shadow Guide is worth considering. I recently did a week-long cross country plane trip with mine and love it. It's comfortable, attractive, and utterly simply in the basic form, but with great...
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    Sticky: I've been using SG for the Shadow Guide but see...

    I've been using SG for the Shadow Guide but see that it isn't listed here.
  9. Another less expensive option would be a Nalgene...

    Another less expensive option would be a Nalgene flask, with a capacity of 12 oz. (350 ml). They're about 3.8 cm (1.5 inches) thick, and if you leave off the removable shot cap, one will fit...
  10. Thank you, Darcy! I have the longer strap, and...

    Thank you, Darcy! I have the longer strap, and it's perfect, especially for someone who's taller. (I'm 6-4.)
  11. Thanks! I've been looking for shoes that pack...

    Thanks! I've been looking for shoes that pack easily.
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    I've only recently purchased a Side Kick, and so...

    I've only recently purchased a Side Kick, and so I've used only the new strap attachment. I've been perfectly happy with it once I figured out how to quickly open the gatekeepers. And Darcy was kind...
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    I don't have access to a helmet and can't try it,...

    I don't have access to a helmet and can't try it, but I do note that the listed specs are for the SG are bigger than than SA in all three dimensions. Given that and the design of the SG, I have to...
  14. I recently bought a Shadow Guide, and discovered...

    I recently bought a Shadow Guide, and discovered that the main pocket on the flap has more volume than I'd expect. It's about the same height and width as a Side Kick, but deeper. (The same is true...
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    Traveling with the Shadow Guide

    When the limited edition Shadow Guide backpack (SG) was announced, I quickly fell in love with the style and simplicity of it -- especially with the red straps and zipper pulls. After seeing one in...
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    Regrets. Only that I didn't buy extra key straps...

    Regrets. Only that I didn't buy extra key straps when I first ordered a bag and needed to order more. The system of o-rings and key straps is brilliant.

    Took me a while. The travel tray mystified...
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    For most days, if I'm carrying my laptop, it's a...

    For most days, if I'm carrying my laptop, it's a DLBC with a 12" macbook in a cache. Two items are clipped inside with key straps. First, a 3d organizer in mesh to hold the charger, USB drives, a...
  18. Oh, but an A36 WOULD be European carrier...

    Oh, but an A36 WOULD be European carrier compliant. Here's the breakdown:

    Maximum carry-on size to fit most airlines world-wide, including European carriers:
    55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm

    Size of A30:...
  19. Oh, but your entire argument is grounded in...

    Oh, but your entire argument is grounded in owning two bags, and being able to chose between them. Put yourself in the shoes of someone who can afford ONLY ONE of the following -- A30, A45, Western...
  20. I get what you're saying, but I don't know why...

    I get what you're saying, but I don't know why you think Osprey's an "actual backpack" manufacturer and these folks are not. Both Hill People Gear and Stone Glacier make packs for back-country...
  21. The Guide's Pack for Walking the Camino de Santiago?

    Twelve years ago, I spent ten days on an inn-to-inn walk through the English Lake District on the Cumbria Way. It's still one of the best vacations I've ever taken.

    Before my old legs give out,...
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    A Goruck GR2? The Guide's Pack is $250 and...

    A Goruck GR2?

    The Guide's Pack is $250 and weighs 2-1/2 pounds. The GR2 is $495 and weighs 4-3/4 pounds.

    And on the GR2, both the waist belt AND the sternum strap are optional. It's $60 for...
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    FYI, the discussion above is outdated. Effective...

    FYI, the discussion above is outdated. Effective November 1, the new size limit for the "small" bag (what other airlines call a personal item) is 40 x 20 x 25cm ... in inches, that's 15.75 x 9.84 x...
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    I posted a similar question recently. United's...

    I posted a similar question recently.

    United's stated limits for a personal item are 17 inches by 10 x 9, but the bag sizer is actually larger: 18 x 11 x 10. A Pilot fits (barely), but the...
  25. I will! I'll be in Seattle in early December, so...

    I will! I'll be in Seattle in early December, so I may wait until I can drop by the TB store in person.

    Your suggested solution makes sense -- my only serious gripe with the Yeoman is that I'd...
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