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    A30/PT combo is my favorite for long trips. I...

    A30/PT combo is my favorite for long trips. I hope you have a great time!
  2. I like living out of my A30, but oh the synik is...

    I like living out of my A30, but oh the synik is much more comfortable to carry!

    I just got my synik, but my plan is to use the synik for trips where I spend more time en route than at the...
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    My synik arrived today -- my first parapack from...

    My synik arrived today -- my first parapack from TB, and I love how silky it is. I have a trip next week so I'm excited to break it in.
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    Yeah, my steel DOP has a greenish cast that I...

    Yeah, my steel DOP has a greenish cast that I don't love. I definitely prefer Nebulous. In fact, I adore Nebulous. Have multiple bags in Nebulous, am tempted to get every bag just do I can get them...
  5. I wear a lot of white for my work, and I love...

    I wear a lot of white for my work, and I love merino and wear it a lot. The best solution is layers. This is my favorite one: ...
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    Sticky: Used my PT at Esalen in Big Sur this past...

    Used my PT at Esalen in Big Sur this past weekend. Couldn't resist taking a beauty shot.

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  7. Thread: Pop tote mods?

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    I've had my PT about 18 months. When I first got...

    I've had my PT about 18 months. When I first got it, I used some Velcro tape to attach a tiny bag to an inside wall to act as a side pocket, because I was used to a PLO having at least one or two...
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    That's exactly what I thought! ...false sense...

    That's exactly what I thought!

    ...false sense of security...
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    There was a rip between the zipper and the bottom...

    There was a rip between the zipper and the bottom of the tent. I noticed it when I got there, but this late in the season and this far north I'm not too worried about mosquitos. I wore bug spray, I...
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    Sticky: I went for a spontaneous hike at the High Falls...

    I went for a spontaneous hike at the High Falls Conservation Area in upstate NY. I wasn't prepared, but I had my work S19 in the car, so I pulled a few things out, replaced them with a water bottle,...
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    an ode to my travel tray

    I haven't been camping in two decades. I loved it in my twenties, but then I had jobs and grad school and marriage and twenty years passed and I haven't spent a night in the woods. So I don't have my...
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    Meh. Gender is a social construct. The more we...

    Meh. Gender is a social construct. The more we ignore arbitrary boundaries, the more we welcome an era of equality!

    Shoulder bags for all!!!
  13. After trying every possible combination, I've...

    After trying every possible combination, I've settled on noise isolating earbuds. They take up so much less space, but work basically the same. Also, they're stealthier to wear. Also, active noise...
  14. Upvote for laundry. I'd rarely pack more than 4...

    Upvote for laundry. I'd rarely pack more than 4 of anything, no matter how long the trip.
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    I recommend the shop bag. Actually, in your shoes...

    I recommend the shop bag. Actually, in your shoes I'd get two small ones, to distribute the weight across both shoulders/arms and ensure a small shop doesn't leave the bag dragging on the ground....
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    Weekend with an S30

    My sister's S30 was a Countron pre production batch lucky duck... And it arrived too late for her weekend trip, but not mine! So I, uh, borrowed it. I'll totally give it back, I swear.

    Anyway...
  17. Thread: S19 side pockets

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    New school year, new organization strategy:...

    New school year, new organization strategy: separating my laptop cable in a sz 1 SS from the other tech/dongle/accessories in a small GWOP.

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    The pop tote external pockets are really too...

    The pop tote external pockets are really too small for typical bottles/travel mugs. Little ones fit great, but your average 3" diameter bottle will barely go halfway down because of the way they...
  19. Thread: Merino dresses

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    Mostly I've only had success with Merino...

    Mostly I've only had success with Merino separates, for exactly the reasons you described. The problem is a dress needs structure to look like more than a beach cover up. So the only Merino dress...
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    Have you weighed it to get a goal for what feels...

    Have you weighed it to get a goal for what feels comfortable? When what I need to carry feels too heavy in a one-shoulder bag, I switch to a backpack.
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    I teach college, and the kids all carry much...

    I teach college, and the kids all carry much larger, heavier duty bags than the DLBP. I carry an S19, and it's smaller than most of the bags my students carry. If you want to let him appreciate TB...
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    Sticky: I have this same experience between L15 and S19. ...

    I have this same experience between L15 and S19.

    They are very different bags, and I predict you'll be glad to have both!
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    Like others, i use accessories as an opportunity...

    Like others, i use accessories as an opportunity to try color variety. Then I use the many colors to color code my stuff.
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    I LOVE Island! And I think NWS goes with...

    I LOVE Island! And I think NWS goes with everything but it looks like a special, not-obvious choice with red and orange. But I'll never get an Iberian lining because the inside red makes me think of...
  25. I think an S19 would be cutting it close. Your...

    I think an S19 would be cutting it close. Your packing list is a lot like mine -- and you can see how it fits in the S19 and the L15. I think you'd end up stuffing the S19 to capacity, which IMO...
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