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    I am in the UK and a lot of younger guys are...

    I am in the UK and a lot of younger guys are using smallish cross body bags, like the small or medium cafe bag. Older guys seem to go for briefcase style bags. Everybody uses backpacks.

    I wonder...
  2. You could still manage with one change of clothes...

    You could still manage with one change of clothes per day, the change will be putting fresh clothes on after your hike to be clean for the evening. Assuming you don't do anything super physical in...
  3. Thread: Rain jacket recos?

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    They do run pretty big in my experience, I'd be...

    They do run pretty big in my experience, I'd be tempted to try a small as well if you have the opportunity.

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  4. Thread: Rain jacket recos?

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    The jackets seem to last forever, I have seen...

    The jackets seem to last forever, I have seen people wearing 20 year old kit quite happily. You can even buy reconditioned ones direct from paramo via their eBay shop. Would recommend this over...
  5. Thread: 2019 wish list

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    Sticky: Jess, I asked customer service recently whether...

    Jess, I asked customer service recently whether they would be making the older style flat organiser pouches in 210 ballistic soon, and was told there were no plans in that direction :(

    Sent from...
  6. Thread: 2019 wish list

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    Sticky: In the meantime, consider the A45 packing cube...

    In the meantime, consider the A45 packing cube backpack, if you haven't already.

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    In the front bottom pocket of the SN22? No,...

    In the front bottom pocket of the SN22?

    No, size 10 shoes won't fit.

    A side effect is a tight fit according to folks who received theirs early.

    I wear euro size 38 shoes which I think...
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    That's not good news :( thank you for checking! ...

    That's not good news :( thank you for checking!

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    I always keep a side effect in the chin pocket of...

    I always keep a side effect in the chin pocket of my cordura S19.
    Do you think this will still fit in the SN22 in the same place?

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  10. Thread: Travel with Mom

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    I think you've already answered your own question...

    I think you've already answered your own question - you'd like to have your hands free in case your mum needs help, which seems likely from what you've said.

    You know best what is right for you.
    ...
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    It means that if you pack it moderately it will...

    It means that if you pack it moderately it will be about 8 inches thick, if full it will be nearer 11 inches.

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    No, but the turn round time for Ryanair between...

    No, but the turn round time for Ryanair between the plane coming in and flying out again is so short that they don't have time to check any bags that are borderline. Only people blatantly taking the...
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    Yes please :) Sent from my SM-T713 using...

    Yes please :)

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    Sticky: I'm in! Sent from my SM-T713 using Tapatalk

    I'm in!

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    If Lowa brand are available near you, they'd be...

    If Lowa brand are available near you, they'd be worth a try.
    I have slightly narrow feet and had to get their narrow fit shoe as the regular fit was significantly wider than average .

    Sent from...
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    Sticky: With coyote 525 on the horizon, I've been...

    With coyote 525 on the horizon, I've been thinking about whether a coyote/coyote daylight backpack might be nice. Guide's Edition??

    Having said that I had been looking forward to aubergine DLBP...
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    I have the Pop Tote in Nebulous Gray and it goes...

    I have the Pop Tote in Nebulous Gray and it goes with everything.
    But aubergine is gorgeous too.
    What about inside colour, are there any you are particularly drawn to? You'll be seeing a lot of it...
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    22 in black/coyote for me :) Sent from my...

    22 in black/coyote for me :)

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    If the weight of the bag is important for you, do...

    If the weight of the bag is important for you, do consider the synapse 19 as well. It's lighter and cheaper and still fits a 13 inch laptop in the main compartment.
    I use the water bottle...
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    I know, but I'm in the UK :( Sent from my...

    I know, but I'm in the UK :(

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  21. I've owned the western flyer in both halcyon and...

    I've owned the western flyer in both halcyon and ballistic. My use case is as a carry on for European air travel, mainly on budget airlines, and for this the WF is the perfect bag as far as I'm...
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    I wonder whether it's the unusual opening style...

    I wonder whether it's the unusual opening style of the main compartment. When I first came across the S.A. I wasn't interested, a top loading backpack with a weird rounded zipped opening did not...
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    I'd definitely buy a smart Alec new if offered...

    I'd definitely buy a smart Alec new if offered again, but I'm not into the Guide's Edition vibe, personally. I liked the two tone of the ballistic ones though and think the all black halcyon is good...
  24. 1. What bag/accessories are you carrying (items +...

    1. What bag/accessories are you carrying (items + colors, pics always welcome)?

    Always a side effect with my essential every day carry items. Today's colour is coyote 1050d ballistic which I think...
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    If anyone received a review bag in black or deep...

    If anyone received a review bag in black or deep blue with coyote, would you post some shots of the interior please?
    I love coyote 1050d ballistic and thought I'd be equally keen on coyote 210...
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