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    I thought this thread was about keeping personal...

    I thought this thread was about keeping personal journals! Do that, too! You can write on your computer or iPad but look around the house to find those Moleskine notebooks you bought on a whim and...
  2. I also have taken my 5th gen iPad on many...

    I also have taken my 5th gen iPad on many excursions in the small Café. Sometimes the iPad goes with a cover but more often these days it goes naked. There is also room in the rear pocket for your...
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    BonMot, thanks for you post. Critiques are...

    BonMot, thanks for you post. Critiques are necessary and your observations might help potential A30 purchasers make a better decision. However, the you are giving us a list of features--perceived as...
  4. When I was working as a professional photographer...

    When I was working as a professional photographer and video guy, I had specific bags and cases for certain tasks. The specialization was necessary depending on the amount of gear required and the...
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    I’m in boise, Idaho. The Boise State Broncos are...

    I’m in boise, Idaho. The Boise State Broncos are orange and blue. I take great joy in wearing all shades of orange and fluorescents while not giving a fig for anyone’s college sports.

    Wear what...
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    Rick Steves 21-day Best of Europe tour coming up...

    Rick Steves 21-day Best of Europe tour coming up in October 2020. I'm planning and hoping that this worldwide freakout has b down over or become a reasonable risk in which case I could have the...
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    I'd go with one of the clear bags. I have two in...

    I'd go with one of the clear bags. I have two in my Bacchetta's seat bag. You won't realize the convenience of being able to see inside the thing until you're rooting around for a specific item. A...
  8. For locking zipper pulls, I prefer locking-gate...

    For locking zipper pulls, I prefer locking-gate carabiners. Beefy and a bit obvious. Not inexpensive but oh-so-cool. These types of devices put a thin layer of complexity between an opportunistic...
  9. Business travel is a bit different than leisure...

    Business travel is a bit different than leisure exploration. You might explore anti-theft products from outfits like PacSafe and research the many practices that help deter theft. Your attention to...
  10. Mostly a 45 liter bag (MLC45 but often the A30)...

    Mostly a 45 liter bag (MLC45 but often the A30) and a 18-25 liter backpack.
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    I have a Patagonia MLC45 and a TB Aero30. They...

    I have a Patagonia MLC45 and a TB Aero30. They see equal usage and I really enjoy the compact efficiency of the A30 but I am never concerned about underpacking the MLC45. Cubes keep items organized...
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    Knotting parador is a fun little hobby, true. But...

    Knotting parador is a fun little hobby, true. But you can easily replace your TB pulls with a $5 kit:

    https://www.tombihn.com/products/cord-zipper-pulls?variant=16560980743

    You can find zipper...
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    Everything I travel with and wear while traveling...

    Everything I travel with and wear while traveling is insanely and obnoxiously bright, neon, fluorescent. When the bus is getting ready to leave, I want some to ask, "Hey/ where's that funny old guy...
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    A carryover from bicycling. The usual color for...

    A carryover from bicycling. The usual color for cyclists is neon green or yellow so I naturally went after fluorescent orange for jerseys, sox, and jackets. Trying to find blaze orange apparel na...
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    I have the A30 in orange and recently acquired...

    I have the A30 in orange and recently acquired the Icon in red. My theory on bags (and clothing) is the more obnoxious and glaringly obvious the color, the happier I am. I wish TB had some neon...
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    Experiences with travel agencies vary, of course,...

    Experiences with travel agencies vary, of course, but I have a friend who has been in the biz for decades. Her shop handles all of my arrangements for major expeditions like Rick Steves Europe. Her...
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    The Boise (Idaho) Go Club meets at All About...

    The Boise (Idaho) Go Club meets at All About Games. The store's large gaming area is usually crowded with role players and card payers. Most of those guys haul their massive collections and...
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    Small or medium Cafè.

    Small or medium Cafè.
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    Might be easier to sew a reverse fold into the...

    Might be easier to sew a reverse fold into the end of the strap. Looking at my Icons (2), a double-thick strap should fit through the clip easily and still be able to get stuffed into that little...
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    When Mari Kondo hit the big time two years ago, I...

    When Mari Kondo hit the big time two years ago, I had already seen her stuff from Japan three years earlier so I'm a five-year Kondo ninja. Whenever something comes into the house, two similar items...
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    Well done. I've carried a bag of one kind or...

    Well done. I've carried a bag of one kind or another since junior high school so, lemme see, about 50 years. Lots of leathers, nylons, ballistics, most with a vertical orientation. Landed on the...
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    Dirties? They just crammed into any available...

    Dirties? They just crammed into any available corner. I'm doing laundry in the sink and shower every evening so the dirties only gather up on the last two days.

    Estimating packing volume is...
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    See this thread: ...

    See this thread:

    https://forums.tombihn.com/general-bag-discussion/15388-surprising-results-tri-star-vs-a30.html
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    My experience with Lush shampoo bars is generally...

    My experience with Lush shampoo bars is generally positive but mine have all turned into mushy goo after about three weeks. And I use a Matador soap keeper bag (breathable waterproof pouch, stupid...
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