Commuting - In doubt between CHROME Kirov-BackBone-Ivan backpacks
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11-12-10, 03:32 AM
Hello all :) I wanna buy something bigger than my curent.messenger bag (ChromeCitizen),
and i got my eye on these 3 backpacks from same manufacturer.
I am 6.3 tall,non-messenger commuter,and spend like 70%foot-30%bike time.
I need big bag for all the daily needs,plus maybe some grocery runs,weekend trips,
Kirov looks fine to me by now:)Doubtfull size is the only thing that bothers me.
Ivan seems somehow hard for maneuvering with that rolltop velcro.
And BackBone is my fav,but i dont want anything too f**** big :)
As i said,i am a tall guy,so...
Really need your guys/girls help on this.Any thoughts/expiriences wanna share?
Thanx people and keep riding :D:D:D:D:D
11-12-10, 04:39 AM
Try a Timbuk2 Lex XXL backpack.
At 3300 CL capacity its huge and with your 6'3" frame, it'll look ridiculously tiny!
11-12-10, 05:40 AM
Oh,i forgott to say,it has to be Chrome:)I have utmost trust in those:)Thanx for LEX info:)
11-12-10, 07:16 AM
If anyone rocks this superhuge BACKBONE on his/her bag,i would be more than thankfull if info and
impressions r shared :) THAnxxxxxxxx
11-12-10, 11:18 AM
Just got my Mission Workshop Vandal backpack (http://www.missionworkshop.com/vandal-cargo-pack.php), had it about a week and am loving it. I'm 6'2", 195lbs. and find this to be a more comfortable fit for my biking (80% time) and walking (20% time) use. Usually just carry the essentials (flat repair, lock, etc.) and anything for my day (extra shirt, light jacket, lunch). But favorite feature is the ability to expand into a huge cavernous backpack for grocery or hauling big packages, although the later is very rarely needed. Biggest grocery run so far was 32lbs. and although I did notice the increased weight I was not uncomfortable during an 8 mile ride back home with it on my back on a chilly night with crap headwinds.
BTW: The Mission Workshop guys are previously from Chrome.
11-12-10, 04:22 PM
Hey mr Bill,great bag!I ve seen Vandal few months ago,and u just have to love it just by watching those hillarious videos of it :)Hahaha:)BTW who is that bearded guy in their comercials?:)Love that dude haha!
Well i considered Vandal for buying too,but its a lil bit out of my $$$ range @the moment.
11-12-10, 09:38 PM
@altran2010 you might find http://www.carryology.com/ useful in your decision making process. Check the Ivan review (http://www.carryology.com/2010/08/15/road-tested-chrome-ivan-roll-top-part-12/) and the Vandal, review (http://www.carryology.com/2010/07/11/road-tested-mission-workshop-vandal-part-2/) just in case you might find a few extra bucks towards your new bag (worth it!)
The bearded guy is also featured in a few other photos on the MW site. Pretty sure he is part of the company.
11-13-10, 04:39 PM
Hehe,Beardo is cool one:)
So,i am closest to buying CHROME's BACKBONE,has anyone some exp to share about this backpack,
and if anyone does wanna sell his/her BACKBONE,i am opened for trade:)Offers accepted:)
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