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Old 06-20-05, 10:51 AM   #1
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Crumpler Vs. Timbuk2 Vs. others...

Hello everyone,
I am thinking of buying a new messenger bag that I'll use for commuting. I want something durable, waterproof and decent in size.
Currently I have an old Timbuk2 in small size which I useed for a few years. it's a great bag, strong, durable, and fairly waterproof. it's too small for my current needs so I need someting bigger like current Timbuk2 medium sized bags. The problem that I have with Timbuk2 is that they are made in China nowdays and the prices are still pretty high. So I want an alternative.
I noticed Crumpler bags. How would you compare them in terms of quality, durability and appeal to Timbuk2? What would be a Crumpler's equivalent to Timbuk2's medium size?
Do you know any other messenger bags out there that are decent? In fact, the lessknown the brand the better; I'm curious, I'd like to see what's out there.
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Old 06-20-05, 11:00 AM   #2
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Actually timbuk2 messenger bags are still made by hand in San Francisco.

read more about their manufacturing here:
http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/manufacturing.t2


Ask this question on the ss/fixed forum, you'll get many more replies.
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Old 06-20-05, 11:05 AM   #3
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... or the commuting forum.
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Old 06-20-05, 11:09 AM   #4
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Old 06-20-05, 11:30 AM   #5
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the SS/FG forum is plagued with this question. Search in there, I am sure you will find multiple discussions on this topic...ad naseum.
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check out this american company that handmakes bags for & by
real life couriers (messengers).

I bought one for my son to use and he's hauled it all over the world as
part of his job. He claims it's a tank that just comes back for more.

http://www.courierwareusa.com/

These bags are so well made they make all the others into "wanna be's"
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