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    Thanks all. I paid for a bag on Norwegian, but if...

    Thanks all. I paid for a bag on Norwegian, but if I take this smaller suitcase I'm hoping to not have to check. Here's what the two websites say about the "hand luggage":

    Norwegian: LowFare,...
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    S19 as airplane personal item

    On past long trips I've always checked in my roller bag and carried my S19 onboard. This time -- 2+ months in Italy November-January -- I'm aiming to go carry-on only. I bought a teensy teensy 4 lb...
  3. I've been dithering for months about buying a...

    I've been dithering for months about buying a Side Effect. I think I'll love the design, but couldn't settle on a fabric. I think the Halcyon would be too floppy for me to want to like it as a...
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    I just returned from my first trip to Japan last...

    I just returned from my first trip to Japan last night. Regarding a coin purse, just want to add that, indeed, you should have one. Having read that here beforehand, I bought a mini Q-kit for the...
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    Well in the *real* end we rented a router from...

    Well in the *real* end we rented a router from Global Advanced Communications. We kept our phones in airplane mode and used data for everything, mostly WhatsApp and email for communications,...
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    Thanks again to all who offered advice. We've...

    Thanks again to all who offered advice. We've settled finally on a wi-fi router (already ordered from Rentafone) and WhatsApp for voice and messaging.
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    Seriously? Then ... why do I keep reading all...

    Seriously? Then ... why do I keep reading all over the web about the need to rent a mobile wifi router?
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    Thanks @rczip and @squaredot, for this advice....

    Thanks @rczip and @squaredot, for this advice. We'll get a mobile wifi device and I'll pay $40 to Verizon for calling. It's looking like my friend will be renting a phone, as she doesn't want to ask...
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    wifi and phone service in Japan

    A friend and I are planning our first trip to Japan for 3 weeks beginning end of March. Although I'm a TB newbie, I've been reading a lot on the forums and have been impressed by the helpfulness and...
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    Sticky: Darcy, does that mean I should give up hope for a...

    Darcy, does that mean I should give up hope for a black halcyon SE or SK before end March? Is the next production run specific to a bag, or is it overall?
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    I'm waiting with bated breath for the same -- and...

    I'm waiting with bated breath for the same -- and hoping it'll be available in time to take it on my trip to Japan on March 26th!
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    Ahh. Silly me. I was confusing the handle loop...

    Ahh. Silly me. I was confusing the handle loop with the snap hook. Thanks, patient forum friends! So glad I asked before returning it.
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    As far as the 2 hooks being redundant, I think...

    As far as the 2 hooks being redundant, I think that's only true if you pay the $3 to add a hook to each organizer patch. Do you always do that?

    @ Kaadk, most of my lady's pants don't have belt...
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    Key strap with o-ring

    Newbie here, accidentally ordered a keystrap with an o-ring on one end instead of 2 hooks. Should I return it (in the same box of a few other incidentals I'm returning)? Or is there some brilliant...
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    Side Kick in verde (or forest, or even black)...

    Side Kick in verde (or forest, or even black) cordora with practically anything as lining other than ultraviolet!
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    @Steve, thanks for that. I went back and read the...

    @Steve, thanks for that. I went back and read the whole (!) thread and see I'm not the only one with that dilemma. I totally see how the Halcyon would be most comfortable, but also want it to look...
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    I'm coveting a Side Kick and wondering how you SK...

    I'm coveting a Side Kick and wondering how you SK lovers feel about the fabric choices? I've read enough comments on the SE to convince me if I were ordering that, I'd get it in halcyon. But what...
  18. Gotcha, @Chill. I've always disliked them in the...

    Gotcha, @Chill. I've always disliked them in the past. This one at least is black so I pretend not as doofy looking as the big blue one on my previous pack. That said, if I had realized I'd need to...
  19. Update on my S19 and comfort. I carried it around...

    Update on my S19 and comfort. I carried it around a bit last week and the verdict for me is, quite comfy while using the sternum strap; otherwise, veering a little uncomfortably towards the "it could...
  20. @pammy thanks for this confirmation. Though, I'm...

    @pammy thanks for this confirmation. Though, I'm not at all concerned about Japan. It's a more general question of prudence, for any crowded environment. I've had my wallet picked from a backpack (in...
  21. Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. ...

    Thanks for all the comments and suggestions.

    @tpni, sorry, I don't see how that pocket is hidden in your photo; it looks like it's right there at the top when someone has opened the main bag...
  22. For these reasons, many people consider a pouch...

    For these reasons, many people consider a pouch or pocket that is worn under your clothes to be safer. There are at least five different types so if one style is uncomfortable you can try another...
  23. Dream accessory: a hidden pocket against my back

    I have a leather pocketbook I bought in Spain many years ago that has a design I've never seen anywhere else. The bag has a sling strap that zippers open and can be worn like a lightweight backpack....
  24. Thanks Chill. I carried the bag today on a 3-mile...

    Thanks Chill. I carried the bag today on a 3-mile walk. It was comfortable -- but over a jacket, and only with the sternum strap connected. Without the sternum strap, the outside edges of the straps...
  25. Just in the house, as yet, Chill. The straps feel...

    Just in the house, as yet, Chill. The straps feel a bit stiff compared to the old REI woman-specific book bag I've been carrying around. So I'm still dithering about whether to keep it and have faith...
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