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    I use my Side Kick regularly with both the...

    I use my Side Kick regularly with both the shoulder strap and the waist belt. It takes probably less than a minute to change it from one mode to the other, once you get the hang of the gatekeeper...
  2. Thank you so much! Good to know I won't be...

    Thank you so much! Good to know I won't be sacrificing much in the way of structure and stability if I go for 525 over 1050. Thanks!
  3. While I love the back-within-back packability of...

    While I love the back-within-back packability of halcyon, I think I would prefer my bag to stay upright if underpacked. Does the 1050 MB ever feel "boxy" when carried? I think I'm OK with it not...
  4. Maker's Bag fabric comparisons: 1050, 525, or halcyon?

    I'm contemplating picking up a Maker's Bag in the near future - I love my DLBC, but with winter upon us I'd really like some extra room to stash a sweater/hat/gloves, and the MB's extra volume looks...
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    It doesn't have a zip, but I just wanted to give...

    It doesn't have a zip, but I just wanted to give a shout-out to the Truck, which is probably the only tote whose internal compartments are large enough to accommodate shoes/towel etc. In 525...
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    I'd love to see a pre-order run of the Guide's...

    I'd love to see a pre-order run of the Guide's Pack in the non-navy parapack colors (black, steel, olive). I'd jump all over a black or olive Guide's Pack, but right now the non-navy side pockets are...
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    I have a Women's Large Nano Puff without a hood,...

    I have a Women's Large Nano Puff without a hood, and there is no way it'll fit into a #1 Stuff Sack. However, it fits nicely into a #2, and there should be room for the hooded version if you compress...
  8. Mmmm, I need a bit more space. I'm opting for the...

    Mmmm, I need a bit more space. I'm opting for the Aeronaut Tiny House.
  9. Kindle Oasis: A Side Effect will, shockingly, fit...

    Kindle Oasis: A Side Effect will, shockingly, fit a Kindle Paperwhite, but I believe the Oasis is notably wider than the the Paperwhite, so you'd need to size up to a Side Kick for sure.

    18oz...
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    REGRETS I bought a Ristretto, used it for a...

    REGRETS
    I bought a Ristretto, used it for a conference, and then promptly sold it when I realized I vastly preferred my trusty DLBC. Similarly, the Pop Tote has failed to disrupt the Large Shop Bag...
  11. I would also argue against the Aeronaut as a gym...

    I would also argue against the Aeronaut as a gym bag. Its structure is too rigid to allow you to cram it into a locker easily. The nice thing about the Road Duffel and the Yeomen Duffels is that once...
  12. It depends what you bring to the gym. I use a...

    It depends what you bring to the gym. I use a Medium Road Duffel (precursor to the Road Buddy 36) as a gym bag, but I have a lot of gear (two yoga blocks, assorted rock climbing gear, two 20oz...
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    That's pretty much my EDC too, but, as a woman, I...

    That's pretty much my EDC too, but, as a woman, I generally don't have any pockets that can actually carry that. *grumble grumble grumble*

    I love my DLBC for days when I'm working around town....
  14. Just wanted to add my voice to the pro-Original...

    Just wanted to add my voice to the pro-Original Large Shop Bag chorus. I have one Zip-Top Shop Bag, and, while I'm sure it'll be very useful when I'm travelling, for every-day schlepping things...
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    It's an Icebreaker merino wool cardigan in a size...

    It's an Icebreaker merino wool cardigan in a size 1 stuff sack. I was kind of shocked it fit, to be honest.

    Here's what my maximum SK packout looks like. It's a very tubby little bag with this...
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    I use mine for groceries every single time....

    I use mine for groceries every single time. They're absolute beasts, and wipe down easily. I've only had one bagger who was totally flummoxed by them: he insisted I would need more bags than the four...
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    Resurrecting this excellent thread because I...

    Resurrecting this excellent thread because I think I've finally figured out what my essentials are.

    LARGE SHOP BAG
    If you ever told me that my one true love would be a glorified grocery bag, I...
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    Doing my own portable work at the library this...

    Doing my own portable work at the library this morning, thanks to my portable office (DLBC), which holds everything I need for a day of productivity around town - including caffeine!

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    I'm so glad I decided to pick up a black Medium...

    I'm so glad I decided to pick up a black Medium Road Duffel last week! It's the perfect climbing gym bag and just looks so happy next to my black Synapse 25 GE. As always, excited to see what's new...
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    When I traveled through Narita and Changi...

    When I traveled through Narita and Changi airports a year ago I had to take my Surface out of its cache. (I seem to recall that in Narita I also had to unhook my clear 3DOC with liquids and place it...
  21. Thread: Totes...

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    You're not the only one with this problem! Some...

    You're not the only one with this problem! Some other handle/shoulder complaints and possible solutions here: Poron handles on totes driving me crazy
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    I think the A30 in backpack mode is just fine for...

    I think the A30 in backpack mode is just fine for standard airport travel, by which I mean getting to the airport, walking around the airport, and then getting to your hotel/final destination. It's...
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    Unrelated but also somewhat related: I did a big...

    Unrelated but also somewhat related: I did a big pre-holiday grocery shop today and managed to fill up all the Large Shop Bags I had on hand, so ended up with one flimsy grocery store plastic bag....
  24. Well, if you were just hanging around the beaches...

    Well, if you were just hanging around the beaches or the big tourist spots, that would be expected and tolerated just fine, but since you're headed into more rural areas, I'd say your more...
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    Yeah, this is definitely a fairly casual...

    Yeah, this is definitely a fairly casual sport-climbing set-up. I haven't gotten into trad or even multi-pitch (....yet). The SA as packed above could still fit at least a half dozen quickdraws,...
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