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reckless-relentless asked: What are some bags (duffel or backpack) you'd recommend to use as a flight carry on for a 4 day long weekend trip?
Hmm. I often use a Timbuk2 Hemlock (discontinued) or a Chrome Brigadier (also, as it turns out, discontinued), but you could probably go with a Chrome Yalta or a Timbuk2 Especial Tres. Timbuk2 also just released the Aviator Travel Backpack.
These might seem like overkill, but I prefer to have enough room for anything I might bring back/need to carry during the day. That’s why I prefer rolltops for travel - they can compress pretty small, but expand if you need them to.
BLAQ messenger bag display. All that comes to mind is ”chaffing”, and also “expensive”. I’ve never had a messenger bag that wasn’t the same size or larger than my torso. I am tiny, but there isn’t anything I can do about. If it’s not overly huge, even when it’s the smallest bag a company makes *ahem* CHROME *ahem*, it’s somewhat fitting but so long it catches on my saddle after stopping at a light and standing. I suppose I could solve that problem by learning how to track stand well enough to impress everyone around me…. but if I fall on my face once during rush hour, well, that’s enough embarrassment to prompt me to unclip and put my tootsies on the pavement. ;)
Also… I’m just kidding. Their bags look awesome. I normally don’t go for stuff with skulls emblazoned on them, but I would make an exception in this case.
Blaq - I’m visiting these fine folks on the 20th!
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Here’s the Postbag:
11” x 22.25” x 5.5”, 22-27L, $80
and here’s the Rucksack:
13.5” x 18.5” x 4.8”, 22 L, $110
Nice touch with the metal hardware:
Both of these bags are RF-welded (for waterproofness), include a removable laptop sleeve, and go a little minimal on the outer pockets. The bags are made of a 600-denier TPU coated fabric.
And look what I got in the mail today!
I’ll let you guys know how it is in a few weeks!
A strap that thin for a bag that big? Who comes up with this stuff (I do like it, though).
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Remember how I said to expect a ton of posts yesterday with pictures and a video and bells and whistles?
Well, I didn’t do that, because I was busy actually working on making a bag. I think it was absurd that I thought I could get one done in a single day (with so little experience under my belt) - but I am VERY happy with how things progressed.
From raw fabric…
to cut pattern…
to pockets and velcro sewn on:
including a microsuede-lined phone pocket!
Cutting the pattern (I got both the outer and inner cut) by FAR took the longest time. I don’t have a great place to work (using my floor to chalk it out and shears to cut), and I keep getting measurements wrong by a tiny amounts, which compounds down the line.
But I took my time, tried to be precise, and made sure I thought about things before sewing them together. So far, so good! I’m hoping to have it done before I go to Portland on Friday, so I can use it for my trip.
I found some foam in a dead bag someone gave me to dissect, so I’ll be using that to make a shoulder pad and a back pad!
Things to add:
Tonight I’m gonna figure out what else I can actually sew. I’m thinking I can put together the liner, since all I have to do is add velcro for the flap and the laptop divider.
I think I can get it done before Sunday.
2 weeks away! Come celebrate our anniversary with us! Free Beer!
I’d absolutely go if I weren’t going to be so jetlagged.
Made a see through portfolio case #design #product design
This is exactly why I love it when people make their own bags. This is awesome.
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I took off Monday so I could do a few personal errands and sew a bag.
Like, a messenger bag, start to finish, complete. I am really looking forward to it. No idea how it will turn out! Planned features:
Expect a decent number of posts monday - might even do a video.
I haven’t really sewn much lately. Partially because I have been working on a lot of other projects, both bag and non-bag related. But it’s also partially because I haven’t really wanted to tackle the tote project for my wife. I still struggle with not wanting to practice because I am not good at something, and not being good at that something because I won’t practice.
Every day I have to fight the urge to stick to what I’m good at, instead of pursuing what I care about. And I care about making bags. It’s a dumb thing I have to get over, and I’ve planned for Monday to be my return to it.
id do awful things for one of these two sag life bags…
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I love how this one hangs on the body. Casual, classy, awesome. Nicely done, Leafling!
A bit of whimsy never hurt anyone!
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