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  1. fwiw, I was already checked out with my last item...

    fwiw, I was already checked out with my last item ó which Iíd missed out on this morning by the skin of my teeth ó by the time the notification email came in. I started refreshing my wish list page a...
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    Iíve sworn by these for years! never had one...

    Iíve sworn by these for years! never had one leak, and not for lack of opportunities. the 1oz round wide mouth bottles are my absolute favorite.
  3. fwiw, I went to a concert last month at US bank...

    fwiw, I went to a concert last month at US bank stadium (home to the Minnesota Vikings) and they were strictly enforcing the same bag rules as NFL games have. sooooooo many people assumed they...
  4. ^ seconding adding cord zipper pulls rather than...

    ^ seconding adding cord zipper pulls rather than cutting the metal tabs off. I’ve been rolling with a s25 with monkey fist pulls looped through both holes in all the zippers, veryyyy effective at...
  5. nevermind me, posted on wrong thread :x

    nevermind me, posted on wrong thread :x
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    I have fluorescent reflective zipper pulls on my...

    I have fluorescent reflective zipper pulls on my black bags, different colors for each pocket. Iím very visual, so this makes it easier to remember what is where, esp in bags with lots of zippers...
  7. as an update to this, i flew economy on united...

    as an update to this, i flew economy on united yesterday (getting ready to do it again in a few hours!) with my trillium 30 and S25.

    it was full flight on an ERJ-170, so a smaller plane with only...
  8. ospreyís trillium 30 duffle fits these dims...

    ospreyís trillium 30 duffle fits these dims aaaaaalmost exactly. itís durable but very squishable, and can be had fairly reasonably (under $50 if you hunt even the tiniest bit). it has a zippered...
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    we stayed at a Hampton Inn near SeaTac about a...

    we stayed at a Hampton Inn near SeaTac about a week and a half ago (the one on international blvd; there are two hamptons very close to one another, as we found out when I accidentally messed up a...
  10. I used to use a medium ballistic pouch, but...

    I used to use a medium ballistic pouch, but switched to this a while back, since it gives more protection to the screen and feels a lot less fussy, imo:...
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    I have a 7 year old imago (ballistic exterior /...

    I have a 7 year old imago (ballistic exterior / lightweight cordura interior) and itís held up shockingly well. it hasnít been my EDC for about 18 months (switched to a sidekick, easier on the back),...
  12. it sounds like it may have been. contact...

    it sounds like it may have been. contact hydroflask! the worst they can do is tell you to go kick rocks. https://www.hydroflask.com/warranty/
  13. Not noticeably, I donít think? Iím Doing Some...

    Not noticeably, I donít think? Iím Doing Some Science with hot tap water (110F) right now to confirm (broke out the laser temp gun and meat thermometer and everything), should have some results to...
  14. Iíve never had that issue with hydroflasks...

    Iíve never had that issue with hydroflasks before, seems like it could potentially be a defect or failure. Would you consider contacting them to see if a warranty replacement might be able to be...
  15. itís not TB, but I have been using an osprey...

    itís not TB, but I have been using an osprey trillium 30 duffle for the gym lately, which seems like it could fit the bill. the strap (which has a densely padded part built in) can be cinched up to...
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    same here. otherwise (or when Iím not taking an...

    same here. otherwise (or when Iím not taking an extra pair of enclosed shoes), iíll usually use both socks and drawers to fill in gaps between items in the bag to even out any lumpiness, and then...
  17. i use my s25 for a similar load (most of what's...

    i use my s25 for a similar load (most of what's mentioned in both scenarios, with a slightly larger 15" laptop, no tablet, and generally less paper, though i think everything you mention should fit...
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    allbirds were comfy, but they made my plantar...

    allbirds were comfy, but they made my plantar fasciitis flare up really badly. I ended up having to return them and find something less marshmallowy (seriously theyíre SO SQUISHY in the sole)
  19. looks like parapack to me!

    looks like parapack to me!
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    there's always the option to have the shipment...

    there's always the option to have the shipment held at a UPS store, if you've got one nearby! i did that a few times around the holidays due to a rash of package thefts and it didn't require any...
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    I’ve had a couple pairs over the years and liked...

    I’ve had a couple pairs over the years and liked them (only lace-up styles, so can’t speak for chelseas, unfortch). I don’t remember much about breaking them in, but I normally wear thick wool socks...
  22. we keep things separate / person-specific,...

    we keep things separate / person-specific, generally. I’m a very particular / lighter packer, whereas my other half is of the “throw everything you own in the suitcase 10 minutes before we need to...
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    Agreed. i'm roughly the same build as you (2"...

    Agreed.

    i'm roughly the same build as you (2" taller but that's alllll in the legs, otherwise the same) and of the two, i definitely prefer the S25. it collapses down well (especially in halcyon)...
  24. - What bag/accessories are you carrying (items +...

    - What bag/accessories are you carrying (items + colors, pics always welcome)?
    Mostly my trusty BH/island SK (edc), BH/UV S25 (work) and BH/NWS SA (short trips). I broke my foot a couple weeks back,...
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    it’s just a form of magnesium, so I wouldn’t...

    it’s just a form of magnesium, so I wouldn’t generally think it’d be sketchy most places? good call on seeing if it’s prescribable, though.
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