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    Someone asked the same question a few days ago,...

    Someone asked the same question a few days ago, and Darcy said V2 doesn't have cache loops.
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    Sticky: There's a separate thread on the Trinity. As of...

    There's a separate thread on the Trinity. As of June 13, this is (I think) the latest word from Darcy:

    "Trinity update: given that many folks travel plans are delayed, Tom's taken that as an...
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    FYI: On another thread, Darcy has said there are...

    FYI: On another thread, Darcy has said there are no plans to produce the Guide's Pack in any color other than Navy.
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    PLEASE on the red straps! V1 on a bench in Cusco,...

    PLEASE on the red straps! V1 on a bench in Cusco, Peru.
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  5. Thanks to everyone at TB for continuing to refine...

    Thanks to everyone at TB for continuing to refine the designs! V1 is my favorite of the masks I've tried to date. As an academic who may be required to teach in person while wearing a mask, I'm...
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    Fabulous! The V1 was such a great bag -- I can't...

    Fabulous! The V1 was such a great bag -- I can't wait for details on V2.
  7. Thread: Trinity

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    Ooooooo! The Shadow Guide V2 for travel? Last...

    Ooooooo! The Shadow Guide V2 for travel? Last year, I used my Shadow Guide V1 for two trips and *loved* it: eight days in Peru (with a Sidekick), and three weeks in Colombia (with a Daylight...
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    That's a wonderful idea, Darcy. I like it very...

    That's a wonderful idea, Darcy. I like it very much. The sense of connection, anticipation, and excitement would be very welcome to those of us who've hardly left our homes since we can't remember...
  9. I love my WOOL & PRINCE merino shirts....

    I love my WOOL & PRINCE merino shirts. https://woolandprince.com/ ... The quality of the fabric is superb, and the dark blue button down I bought is the most beautiful shirt I've ever owned. (I also...
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    What a fascinating history, Darcy! Thanks so much...

    What a fascinating history, Darcy! Thanks so much for sharing it. And for reference, he's an ebay listing from 2016 (with photos) for the KAK Sack from TNF (The North Face):
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    On the subject of "copying" or "imitating"...

    On the subject of "copying" or "imitating" designs ...

    The Guide's Pack looks strikingly similar to the Wilderness Experience Klettersack from 1974, which in turn is based on still other designs:...
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    I'm totally with you here. I don't understand why...

    I'm totally with you here. I don't understand why padded sleeves are so popular. But I also don't care for TB's system of hanging a cache from webbing loops with gatekeepers. I now have a custom...
  13. I've already been thinking about using a pair of...

    I've already been thinking about using a pair of the small-sized Trinity bags in exactly the same way. Combined, they're probably about 46 liters, but either one can fit under the seat, and the other...
  14. I can't speak to your question, but every time I...

    I can't speak to your question, but every time I see "Monster Truck" here I think someone needs to organize a TB Monster Truck "Rally". :cool:
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    Given the dimensions, the small Trinity seems...

    Given the dimensions, the small Trinity seems much closer to the WF: probably about 23 or 24 liters to the WF's 26. (The Stowaway was only 12 liters.)
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    Thank you for all of this, Darcy! I've been dying...

    Thank you for all of this, Darcy! I've been dying to see how this would progress. I can easily see wanting two of the three sizes -- perhaps the small and medium.

    But I could also see traveling...
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    Outstanding! I can't wait to hear more.

    Outstanding! I can't wait to hear more.
  18. Exactly. And for the Synik 22 GE, there's the...

    Exactly. And for the Synik 22 GE, there's the negligible weight of a second zipper slider on the bottom pocket.
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    With only five weeks until New York state's ban...

    With only five weeks until New York state's ban on plastic shopping bags takes effect, it was time to get serious. My first load in my new Truck.

    I love it already. With the internal compartments,...
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    I've used World Nomads too, on the recommendation...

    I've used World Nomads too, on the recommendation of a friend who's spent the last seven years living abroad from a Gregory Deva 60 backpack. I haven't made a claim but she has, and she swears by...
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    20 days in 22 liters! That's impressive. I've...

    20 days in 22 liters! That's impressive. I've done trips of about that length with a Shadow Guide, which is 31 liters.
  22. This is why I don't own a Synik or Synapse and...

    This is why I don't own a Synik or Synapse and wouldn't use one for travel. The very FIRST step in securing zippered compartments is to eliminate as many of them as possible. Yes, it's a minor...
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    How many do you NEED? That's a fascinating...

    How many do you NEED? That's a fascinating question. Here's what I carried for three weeks in Europe last August, with three days in Iceland; five in Istanbul; and the rest in Denmark:

    On the...
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    Ditto to all of that. The DLBC is great. I spent...

    Ditto to all of that. The DLBC is great. I spent three weeks in Colombia with a Shadow Guide as my main bag and the DLBC as my personal item and EDC.
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    Another vote for Google Fi. A Pixel 3A with...

    Another vote for Google Fi. A Pixel 3A with Google Fi is my only phone, and I used it seamlessly in 7 countries outside the U.S. last year. (Canada; Peru; Columbia; Iceland; Denmark; Sweden; and...
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