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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1005 on: May 19, 2018, 04:28:37 pm »
Great to know the Gibson bag is still with you! Still love the bag, just never could figure out a use for it :). The A2 pocket on the front was just a treat!

On the Briggs, I'm coming up 6 years on my baseline. It's easily had 30-40 international trips and still in fantastic condition. I'd heard similar about the wheels breaking on other brands, and looking at the BR design, it's easy to see the wheels are protected. Sucks to be pulling it everywhere and it looks very outdated these days. It's reliability and work-horse-ness has kind of has me looking past the wheels. Hope one day they can figure out a solution.

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1006 on: May 19, 2018, 04:32:55 pm »
Hm. Well it's not a big problem, perhaps I'm being overly lazy. When I wear the messenger instead of mounting on the BR it isn't nearly as bad. And I love the design, durability, and warranty of BR.

I wonder why someone doesn't inset rotating wheels into the bag to protect them? It would be worth sacrificing a little case space.

A colleague has the exact same model of travel ruck that I gifted my fiance when moving back to the Acronym. His shoulder strap ripped immediately. I suspect that to be more anomaly than trend. I can't break my BRs aside from snapping the plastic rod in the suit hanger. That's not much of an inconvenience.
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1007 on: May 19, 2018, 04:40:27 pm »
We've had to exercise the warranty once. I'm not sure how it happened, but the suitcase was literally folded in half to 90 degrees. Had we not had a 12 week old puppy with us, we would have tanned the customer service reps ass. But we just wanted to get her home after a 6 hour flight.
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1008 on: May 19, 2018, 05:52:08 pm »
Good to see you back on board @mclaincausey.

I try to travel with one bag as carry-on, but the restriction tends to be with weight rather than volume these days. I caught a flight from Melbourne to LA yesterday, and the limit was 7 kg / 15 lbs. I got away with it because when I pulled my laptop out, I was close to the cutoff.

If anyone is interested, my packing list was roughly:
  • Three John Smedley Merino t-shirts
  • One John Smedley Merino sweatshirt
  • PBJ indigo twill chinos
  • Iron Heart chambray Western shirt
  • Seven pairs of socks and underwear
  • Wash / Dopp kit
  • Klean Kanteen Bottle (empty)
  • Folding duffle bag
  • Laptop
I can do about a week out of that, and I was wearing another outfit. For a longer trip, like this one, I'll wash everything midway through.

That said, a 10 kg rucksack isn't that comfortable to carry around all day. I think that getting to below 8 kg would make things much easier. I had my Verbockel, which is really heavy, and a lighter pack would save me 1 kg off the bat.

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1009 on: May 19, 2018, 06:16:49 pm »
I'll take that Acronym bag off your hands when you're ready to let it go  ;D

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1010 on: May 19, 2018, 06:19:51 pm »
I'll take that Acronym bag off your hands when you're ready to let it go  ;D

noted--I have a laminated 3A-1 that I would be more likely, though still unlikely, to part with in the future and I will check with you first if I ever do :)
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1011 on: May 19, 2018, 06:20:32 pm »
What kind of folding duffle do you use @Graeme ?  I've mentioned it before but I carry my SDR Hauly (with strap) in my D3 as my overflow. I use it as a cube on the way to my destination and then as my personal bag on the way home. What Dopp kit do you use? I was using a Teranishi leather kit but switched it out to the Outlier version and shaved off some weight there.

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1012 on: May 19, 2018, 07:42:59 pm »
@Graeme


You should check out thegrayl.com


Best travel water bottle ever. I never have to worry about buying clean water when I can make it.


Plus it's fairly light.


I switch between the orange and the blue filters depending on where I'm going.
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1013 on: May 19, 2018, 10:53:45 pm »
Seems you have to slim down @Graeme .


IH- Luggage Bags and Lightweight packing items:

TInanium-DOUBLE 450 COLORED MUG

Mug with Insulation Lid: 119g + 32g = 151g

Snow Peak Mug

But I prefer the Stacking Mug from SnowPeak.
I would love to see this, with an IH laser engraved logo!


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1014 on: May 20, 2018, 02:58:56 am »
@Anesthetist I use a really cheap one by Eurohike. It cost me something like £10, about $15.

I figure that any checked bag is likely to be damaged, so I go for something I don't care about. So far my bag has gone from the UK to Australia, and then out to Uganda (with my girlfriend), and is now with me in the US. It's got a hole in it, about an inch square, which I'll patch with Duct Tape if I use it on this trip.

I'd like one of the SDR duffles, but don't really have a need for it.

@DougNg I'm more likely to try a collapsible water bottle to save weight. The Grayl looks good, but most places I go have drinkable tap water.

@Aetas I don't tend to pack a mug either. :D

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1015 on: May 20, 2018, 04:46:05 am »
I used a Vapur bottle for years before I got the Grayl (as you know I'm big on lightweight too)


It's kind of a bitch to clean though


I always pack duct tape when I travel. I wrap it around an old gift card several times. Gives me a couple yards should something go wrong. If duct tape isn't the answer, you're asking the wrong question.
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1016 on: May 20, 2018, 06:26:29 am »
Given my current water bottle gets cleaned less regularly than it should, maybe a foldable one isn't too clever. :D

The Grayl looks interesting, and the Platypus Meta Bottle could be another option. It certainly looks easier to clean than a folding design. I'm not seriously shopping for an alternative to my Klean Kanteen right now, though.

As for Duct Tape, I tend not to carry too much for "just in case". If something breaks, I can probably get a roll in a matter of minutes, or borrow a couple of metres off someone.


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1017 on: June 28, 2018, 02:05:32 am »
Picked up this duffel made of sailcloth materials from the Father's Day sale at Triple Aught. It packs into its own pocket and has great capacity. Should be good as a gym bag or "oops we came home with more on the trip than we left with" incremental shopping capacity. Can be configured as a backpack or duffle. Currently in use as a dog park outing bag. If you need a simple duffel in this capacity range that's weatherproof, tough, and stowable, take a look.

https://tripleaughtdesign.com/shop/azimuth-duffel/
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1018 on: June 28, 2018, 02:08:25 am »
Looking for a backpack that looks similar to a Jansport but is built like a tank. I already know about Porter, Goruck, Filson, Visvim and others. Looking for the kind of backpack that Iron Heart would make (but not the Thrux Lawrence one). I don't like that style or backpacks with leather on them. Preferably Made in Japan.

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1019 on: June 28, 2018, 02:52:48 am »
Weirdest thing happened last night-
After a trip this weekend where I needed to quarantine some of the stuff in my carry on luggage, I decided I needed a dry bag.  Found one on Amazon, put it in the cart. My wife had some stuff in there, too, so I asked if it was ok for me to check out.  She looked at all the items and pointed to the dry bag and said, "What's that?"  I explained what it was and why I wanted it.  She then pointed to a box of stuff in the living room that we're packing for our eventual move and said, "can't you just use that one?"  And son of a bitch, there's a dry bag, exactly like I wanted.

Why in the hell does my wife have one of these?
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