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    Do you mind posting a picture of the eagle creek?...

    Do you mind posting a picture of the eagle creek? I have no idea how they looks like from real as they don't sell them. Where I live.
    I saw the ospray yesterday in size S and M and they are quite...
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    I most probably will get a TSS, but the PCSB...

    I most probably will get a TSS, but the PCSB doesn't really convince me. I just need few packing cubes and don't want to spend $40 for something that I won't fully use.
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    Smart Alec - Which packing cubes?

    Hi all. I have a Smart Alec and I'm currently using some cheap packing cubes from DAISO ($1 each) which are 28x18.2x9 cm (11x7x3.5 inch). They are perfect on size I can pack 2 of them at the bottom...
  4. Smart Alec central inside pocket, what use?

    How do you use the pocket located in the inside part of the Smart Alec, the ones towards the bottom?
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    Washed and dried, everything was fine. I applied...

    Washed and dried, everything was fine. I applied vaseline on the zips, the Nikwax on the entire body (except for the back part), but didn't test it yet.
    Thanks for the advices!
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    Yeah, I'm gonna try tomorrow, following the...

    Yeah, I'm gonna try tomorrow, following the instructions for cleaning and then applying the Nikwax as per instruction on the label.

    Wish me luck!
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    Thanks for the answer. I feel dumb I didn't check...

    Thanks for the answer. I feel dumb I didn't check the FAQ first (like I usually do). But still the direct experience to me is the best advice.
    I have already the Nikwax TX Direct Spray ON, is it...
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    How to wash Smart Alec?

    After few years of use I'd like to wash the entire bag.
    However, if I'm not mistaken, the smart Alec is waterproof, so I'm a bit afraid to wash away the wax or whatever makes it waterproof.

    How...
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    Thank you for the links. I do have the...

    Thank you for the links.
    I do have the gatekeeper (I had 2 but now one is missing :'(). I tried to put the bungee at the top and use the gatekeeper at the front, but it doesn't work well.
    I don't...
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    How can I carry more stuff with my SA?

    I'm going to Everest Base Camp, and will use the SA as daily backpack. I don't have any accessories other than 3x Gatekeeper straps.

    I was wondering how to use the straps and the bungee, and how...
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    I'm not a friend of bag covers, sometimes they do...

    I'm not a friend of bag covers, sometimes they do more harm than good.
    I'm taking zip lock bag to keep things dry, what I'd like to know is if it gets wet easily, like soaking wet.
    I should try...
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    Is the SA really waterproof?

    I'm going to Everest Base Camp in a few weeks and I'm taking the Smart Alec as daily bag. I never had the chance to try it under the rain, so I was wondering how much waterproof it is?
    Should I...
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    you know that the heat shrink tubing it's a great...

    you know that the heat shrink tubing it's a great idea!! I like that!
    I'd probably copy that on mine!!!
    I was using the shrink tube to protect the jack of the headphones and never thought using it...
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    Smart Alec to cut or not to cut?

    I'm thinking to cut the zip handler (don't know if it's the right name) and replace them with the nylon string.
    There's no going back from this, so I was wondering if it could be a good long-term...
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    I was thinking to get the synapse 25, instead I...

    I was thinking to get the synapse 25, instead I took the Smart Alec. It is much better as it has only 3 zip and all are closing towards you, so it would be difficoult for tiefs to open it. However, I...
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