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    Sticky: Just got a box of goodies, including the firewood...

    Just got a box of goodies, including the firewood carrier! Hoping this will make a great gift for my stepfather. It makes me wish I had a fireplace!! Very nice bag.

    Also wanted to say, if you are...
  2. Thread: Icon strap

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    Tom Bihn seems to be experimenting with this new...

    Tom Bihn seems to be experimenting with this new strap style, and the idea is that once you find the best length it won't need to be adjusted too often. Your mileage may vary, and I'm sure they'd...
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    If I sell a bag as used, I've worn it outdoors,...

    If I sell a bag as used, I've worn it outdoors, set it down on all kinds of random surfaces in my house and on public transportation, possibly let one of my cats sit on it, and all kinds of other...
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    Nice! I personally love the teal of the Seapine...

    Nice!
    I personally love the teal of the Seapine Green, and hope more items are made in it. But I believe that a conifer green will make a lot of people happy!
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    I think it's a great idea! I would have tried for...

    I think it's a great idea! I would have tried for a Stealth Icon, but I felt they would be the most popular and would disappear from my cart too quickly to even bother attempting it. (I think I might...
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    I pretty much never leave my wallet and valuables...

    I pretty much never leave my wallet and valuables unattended, unless I am home or at work. If I'm on a train, plane, coffee shop, or whatever, they go with me when I leave my seat. To me, this is...
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    Does anyone know where the name "Logic Blue"...

    Does anyone know where the name "Logic Blue" comes from?
  8. I was describing to someone else how the items...

    I was describing to someone else how the items disappearing as I tried to move them from my Wish List to the cart were like blinking Christmas tree lights :) Icons disappearing from the screen right...
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    Thanks! All your wonderful photos and comments...

    Thanks! All your wonderful photos and comments have convinced me to give it a try!

    edit: And obviously I wasn't the only one! The Logic Blue Icon was sold out in a minute or two. Fortunately I...
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    Thanks so much! I discounted this color at first...

    Thanks so much! I discounted this color at first because it seemed liked a pastel-ish color, but if it's close to Fjord or even has some of those qualities I'm very interested in trying it. FWIW, I...
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    I have used Google Fi as my primary (only) line...

    I have used Google Fi as my primary (only) line for a few years now. It's gotten better over time. It worked well in Europe and in the Middle East for me, and recently they improved the service in...
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    @Perseffect, thanks for your point of view! Very...

    @Perseffect, thanks for your point of view! Very well-articulated.

    I rely on the Small Cafe Bags a lot and I hope they are not going anywhere. They are great travel bags. And in museums with...
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    Makers Bag vs Icon

    Does anyone have both the Makers Bag and a review version of the Icon? I am interested in how they compare, and I believe others have the same question as well. I had a Makers Bag in the past and...
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    That's kind of unbelievable! I have to think...

    That's kind of unbelievable! I have to think severe jet lag or some other factor may have been responsible.
    I don't usually check my TB bags, and even when I put them in the overhead, I try to...
  15. Yes, definitely split the debut. It gives people...

    Yes, definitely split the debut. It gives people with varying schedules a chance to order.
  16. There was a discussion of this elsewhere, and...

    There was a discussion of this elsewhere, and someone suggested clipping the Tom Bihn key straps to a wire hanger. I decided to do something similar, getting a small steel rod from my hardware store,...
  17. I just tried them both out, and I have to agree...

    I just tried them both out, and I have to agree with @imagineez. Maybe it is the weight of the Pop Tote and increased sturdiness, or the longer, flatter shape, or just a difference in the handles,...
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    Most of my valuable items (wallet, A5 paper...

    Most of my valuable items (wallet, A5 paper notebook, phone, iPad Mini) are stored in a small bag like the Side Kick inside whatever else I'm carrying, so I'm confident that things will stay dry....
  19. I think it really depends on the person, because...

    I think it really depends on the person, because we are all shaped differently. It seems that some people find the Synapse-style straps more comfortable, and some people the Synik. For me, I had...
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    I would ask him to give you some measurements of...

    I would ask him to give you some measurements of the interior of the bags they'll be using. That should only take a few minutes and will save you both frustration in the end.

    Then take a look at...
  21. I kind of agree, and I've steadfastly done...

    I kind of agree, and I've steadfastly done carry-on for many years now. However, there is something to be said for the strategy of checking the heavy stuff and carrying just a few essentials that...
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    Same. I was excited for the new colors, but ended...

    Same. I was excited for the new colors, but ended up returning my Dawn PCSB with the new attachment points. I treasure the ones I have in the original style.
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    Would a sharp tweezers or needle nose pliers...

    Would a sharp tweezers or needle nose pliers help? Also, before attempting surgery, I would suggest shooting Tom Bihn customer service a direct email with this question.
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    I don't use eBay or even PayPal any more if I can...

    I don't use eBay or even PayPal any more if I can help it. For casual sales I just ask people to snail mail me a check. It's not that I'm a Luddite, as I take advantage of credit card points, mobile...
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    The NFTD -- for sure -- holds more than the...

    The NFTD -- for sure -- holds more than the Synapse 19. I've done side-by-side packing tests. The rectangular shape is wonderful for maximizing capacity, and the three-part organization makes it more...
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