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Offline Graeme

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1020 on: June 28, 2018, 03:50:13 am »
@Chris either your wife is super-organised and can predict your needs, or she's a KGB sleeper agent.

@petersmith a few more brands to look at:
I've probably missed a few there too...

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1021 on: June 29, 2018, 02:05:54 pm »
@Chris either your wife is super-organised and can predict your needs, or she's a KGB sleeper agent.
Well, she's not super-organized.  Hmmmmm...

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1022 on: June 29, 2018, 02:54:55 pm »
Speaking of dry bags, I got a 70L one for $20 from Sierra Trading Post. Give that it is seam sealed canvas tarpaulin with the standard rolltop closure and sturdy padded backpack straps, I feel this is as good an option as ones costing many times what I paid.

I highly recommend looking at STP if anyone needs one.
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1023 on: June 29, 2018, 04:20:59 pm »
might ask this here as well:

does anyone from the forum know somebody from/at RIMOWA?

got a quick question to ask...THX for getting at me!

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1024 on: July 01, 2018, 04:57:42 am »
might ask this here as well:

does anyone from the forum know somebody from/at RIMOWA?

got a quick question to ask...THX for getting at me!


No, they won’t help you get that VA collaboration

As for me, I just ordered a little something from Arc’Teryx....


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1025 on: July 01, 2018, 04:17:31 pm »
hahaha mate! :D 8)

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1026 on: July 14, 2018, 04:43:36 pm »
Going to try this combo for a bit. I hadnt planned on buying the Topaz carryon but it was my last chance. Rimowa has stopped supplying stock to their retailers to boost their “signature” outlets. They have also rebranded their lines, changed their logo, and IMO begun the slow decline to becoming nothing but a fashion brand. This was the last aluminum bag in St Louis, so I figured now or never. Combined with the Seque tote I should be able to carry a weeks worth of clothes during the summer. I’ll still use my SDR set for longer trips. With good packing cubes that thing is awesome.


SDR D3 packed for a week trip with the Outlier dopp kit if anyone is interested



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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1027 on: July 24, 2018, 01:54:32 pm »
So I've had a Makr teardrop day pack for years, this one in particular:
And unfortunately the zipper taping is starting to develop a hole, so I'm looking for something to replace it.
I don't want anything overly technical and I don't need a ton of zippers or sectioned off compartments.
Just a good minimal everyday bag that doesn't draw a bunch of attention but is well made.
Been considering a Visvim 20l but the price scares me off a bit. Any suggestions or recommendations?

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1028 on: July 24, 2018, 05:17:23 pm »
I just mentioned to Acronym that my Laminat-L 3A-1 has a busted YKK zipper and we talked through options to repair. In the end, they sent me a replacement zipper free of charge. Great service. Now I can take the bag to my trusted tailor for repair rather than dealing with all the expense and hassle of shipment.
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1029 on: July 24, 2018, 05:32:58 pm »
IHE-24 here very soon.....
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1030 on: July 24, 2018, 05:43:40 pm »


So I've had a Makr teardrop day pack for years, this one in particular: 
And unfortunately the zipper taping is starting to develop a hole, so I'm looking for something to replace it.
I don't want anything overly technical and I don't need a ton of zippers or sectioned off compartments.
Just a good minimal everyday bag that doesn't draw a bunch of attention but is well made.
Been considering a Visvim 20l but the price scares me off a bit. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Looked at Denver's own Topo Designs? They're pretty rad. Here's an example:

https://www.territorysupply.com/products/daypack-topo-designs?campaignid=1461799145&adgroupid=62301127408&adid=279540574553&gclid=Cj0KCQjwnNvaBRCmARIsAOfZq-3-JUE67Wkeh5ZuShp935c1-G8QHH_r5VVBRtNdHd2-HUNJ3ucWkLgaAuroEALw_wcB
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1031 on: July 24, 2018, 06:40:15 pm »
So I've had a Makr teardrop day pack for years, this one in particular:
And unfortunately the zipper taping is starting to develop a hole, so I'm looking for something to replace it.
I don't want anything overly technical and I don't need a ton of zippers or sectioned off compartments.
Just a good minimal everyday bag that doesn't draw a bunch of attention but is well made.
Been considering a Visvim 20l but the price scares me off a bit. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Depends what you want.

Check Graeme’s post above for some great brands. You should check out the results of the recent Carryology awards also.

A few to add to his list are, Arcteryx Veilance (Nomin pack has had great reviews, but it is expensive), Arcteryx Leaf (Khard is excellent), Porter Yoshida, Mystery Ranch, Kletterwerks and Bagjack (who used to make the Acronym bags). There are lots of fans of the Goruck gr1 on the forum.

Regarding Visvim. I had one. It was great for £200 which is what I paid for it new about eleven years ago. Would I pay £400 to £600 for one now? Absolutely not. They are lovely, but for that price you can get far more bang for your buck elsewhere.

Presently, in terms of backpacks I presently have the following, all of which are great in their own way:

- Mystery Ranch 3DAP (34l capacity)
- Mystery Ranch ASAP (20l)
- Triple Aught Design (TAD) Litespeed (22l)
- TAD Scout fast pack (15l)
- Bedouin Foundry Deleiris (22l roughly)

Sure they are probably not the aesthetic you are looking for but if so, drop me a PM and happy to provide any feedback.



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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1032 on: July 24, 2018, 06:47:13 pm »


Bagjack (who used to make the Acronym bags).



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Still do!

I like your taste in bags. I have a TAD packable duffel and it's awesome.

If you like tech bags, it's really a buyer's market these days, lots of good makers (so many out of San Francisco for some reason).
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1033 on: July 24, 2018, 08:53:05 pm »
PM sent @Broark


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1034 on: July 25, 2018, 11:56:22 am »
@Broark I'd probably start by looking through the list I posted.

I saw the Arc'teryx Veilance Nomin in their store in LA, and I agree with @Cutlasshound that it's lovely, but whether I want to spend $800 on it is a different matter.

The Arc'teryx Granville looks good, and is about quarter of the price.

The Topo Designs packs are great, I can't believe I forgot them. Their new collaboration daypack with Danner looks good. But bear in mind that some of their models are made in the USA, whilst others originate from Vietnam.

If I wasn't broke, I'd be tempted by the Lotuff Leather Duffle Backpack, probably in their natural hide. Were I to win the lottery, it'd be the Böle Prince Rucksack, but @Anesthetist would steal if off me! :)