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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1035 on: July 25, 2018, 12:30:46 pm »
Thanks for the feedback everyone.
I think Anesthetist and I might've cooked up a deal for one of his bags so he can make room for an Arcteryx Nomin.
Speaking of the Nomin I think it's a great looking bag but I just can't justify that price tag right now.  :'(
The only other bag that's caught my eye so far is the Aer Day Pack, which is much more technical than I was considering initially but it's growing on me and seems to get some pretty good reviews.
I'm definitely more drawn towards the heritage looking bags (canvas, leather, waxed canvas, etc.) but the minimal look of the Nomin and Aer Day Pack are growing on me slowly.

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1036 on: July 25, 2018, 02:12:03 pm »
I went back and forth on Nomin but I just can't justify it when there are so many great tech bags out there right now that seem more functional at much more reasonable price points.


Here's what I really like, as it balances classic looks with one of the best tech materials you could use for a pack, X-Pac sailcloth and is ethically made in Colorado with a lifetime warranty.

https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/topo-designs-klettersack-backpack/4522590?country=US&currency=USD&utm_content=46337171894_628603a7-a90d-4b7a-ad51-76af3b525ba1&utm_term=aud-333181539322:pla-338743386867&utm_channel=shopping_acq_p&sp_source=google&sp_campaign=953510869&gclid=Cj0KCQjwv-DaBRCcARIsAI9sba8Hf9hw8NNT6T5729op-WobSCwfRevaAVS1WlMy6Kwa6nodJJPsWO0aAsBeEALw_wcB
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Think it, be it.

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1037 on: July 25, 2018, 02:29:13 pm »
Agree with everyone on the Nomin. I have tried to justify it but while I think it looks cool trying to access anything out of it quickly would be a challenge. Granted I have never seen one in person so I could be way off in my assessment.

I've been using my Troubadour Rucksack (now they call it Adventure Slipstream Rucksack) for a while now and I like it. Material is nice and the front pocket and top small pocket for my sunglasses keeps everything organized and easy to get to. You should check them out as well. They now have a waterproof leather version that looks good (but $$$).

I also enjoy using my Bedouin Deliries when I need a rolltop.

I recently picked up a Postalco Hammer Nylon shoulder/messenger bag. The fabric and construction are impressive but I haven't had a chance to use it yet. I imagine the backpacks they offer would be nice as well.

Also check out http://www.altadenaworks.com if you want a more rugged vintage outdoor look.

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1038 on: July 28, 2018, 10:06:04 pm »
So I found a Nomin V1 new for 20% off. From everything I’ve read, it is the version to get. Here are some quick and dirty fit pics. I’ll take a few more in depth pics later and compare it to my V2 Seque tote.






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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1039 on: July 28, 2018, 11:08:06 pm »
I've heard that the V1 fabric is the best. I like the side handle as well. How do you like the internal organization?

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1040 on: July 28, 2018, 11:21:29 pm »
@veloaudio I can tell you right off the bat, the fabric is thicker and heavier than that of my tote. It is smooth but very substantial. The organization should work well for me. I usually carry my work CEUs and a kindle so the laptop sleeve is pretty functional albeit probably overkill. I like that it is removable for when I need more space for travel, hiking, etc. Apparently it isnt removable in the V2 Nomin and takes up a LOT of space.

The flip out pocket in the top compartment is awesome and is super well designed. It is just a cool feature that kind of makes part of the bag work. It is easy to access when the bag is in briefcase mode.

I might miss a sternum strap but if the straps are as well designed as people, say it shouldn’t be necessary anyway.


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1041 on: July 28, 2018, 11:22:00 pm »
Nice!! V1 supposedly is better in terms of the internal layout as well. I was very close on some Grailed listings for it. Looks great.
Think it, be it.

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1042 on: July 28, 2018, 11:27:09 pm »
I assume you've seen this comparison of both:

https://www.reddit.com/r/veilance/comments/6saabb/2017_fw_nomin_aka_gen2v1_photo_albums_and_first/

Good info and pictures. Where did you find it for 20% off? East Dane?


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1043 on: July 29, 2018, 12:12:56 am »
I have read that article and honestly, it made me take a deeper look at the V1.
East Dane had the bag on sale, but their 15% off didnt apply to Veilance in general🤨 Still I think I got a deal at least in Nomin terms.


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1044 on: July 29, 2018, 02:36:53 am »
Here are a few comparison pics
Fabric (left is Seque, right is Nomin)

Webbing
The webbing of the Seque is thinner and a bit lighter weight. It isnt uncomfortable in the hand but can dig into your shoulder with a loaded bag.

Zips
The Nomin zip is much larger and a little easier to operate because of the thicker fabric

Main Compartment with laptop sleeve

Front pocket with flip out bag



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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1045 on: July 29, 2018, 02:42:45 pm »
Both of the Veilance bags look good @Anesthetist, and I hope that you're not in too much trouble with the missus! :-X

My thisispaper backpack is having one of the seams blow out. There's a zip down one side of the backpack to a get a laptop in and out, and the slit is sewn with the material butted together for about an inch or so at the bottom of the bag. It's starting to pull apart here.

It can probably be fixed, but it might need surgery to get in. Will have to get it looked at. :(

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1046 on: July 29, 2018, 03:06:34 pm »
I recently got the "Carry-On" from Ortlieb, the Duffle RG 34 Liter, as usual with Ortlieb 5 Year Warentee and Made in Germany. The Wheels and the Handle are Rock Solid and mostly made of Aluminium. The Main Zipper is a TIZIP which make the Bag Waterproof.

The Backpack is 4 Years old and I dont had any problems to date, it is the Velocity Model.

Both Bags are Empty Inside, I use the Muji packing Cubes for Organisation.

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1047 on: July 29, 2018, 05:19:05 pm »
Have the identical carry on...Will be using it for Japan in 4 weeks time...
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1048 on: July 29, 2018, 05:30:30 pm »
I'm tempted to get this one

https://www.osprey.com/us/en/product/farpoint-55-FARPNT55.html

What I like about it is the possibility of moving to one bag. If the detatchable bag works as a business laptop bag for me then one of these would be close to the perfect all in one travel bag.

If they could mix in a garment bag it would be.
Think it, be it.

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1049 on: July 29, 2018, 07:36:35 pm »
Have the identical carry on...Will be using it for Japan in 4 weeks time...

Is this the First Time you´ll use it as a Carry-On ? I always wonders how the Airlines react to it because of the quite bulky Metal Base.

Btw if someones cares: The Shoulder Straps work quite well if you dont have Back Problems and if youre quite strong, 34 Liter is quite heavy and the Center of Gravity is way back because of the Carrying System. I think they are more for unforeseen bad road Conditions then for real carrying.