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Old 05-07-05, 08:30 AM   #1
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bagaboo boo boo.

i mentioned on another thread that i ordered a bagaboo bag, and people wanted to see the end result.
so 4 weeks later, here it is!
its got loads of pockets, a nice strap that is quick release and adjustable, padded back, my own design. and shown in the picture carrying 24beers (typical i know,but we are having an opening party for the bike coop tonight so its all justified)
the bag is really comfortable, and really, really, the nicest bag i have ever had. very well made.
at 65, its also dirt cheap (the exchange rates i suppose)
big up tamas at bagaboo!
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Old 05-07-05, 08:32 AM   #2
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yeah...i forgot the pics
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What other bags have you owned that you are comparing it too?

Also, what options did you get with the bag, and what size is that? And what strap style (timbuk2 or chrome?)

Tell me everything! I'm bouncing between buying a chrome bag, a PAC bag, and a bagaboo bag. Chrome is cool but not custom, and expensive. The PAC is even more expensive, sort-of-custom, but very cool, and the bagaboo is very custom, relatively inexpensive, and seems quite cool, though not being able to touch the bag first makes me nervous. Right now I'm leaning toward the bagaboo, which is why I'm interrogating you like this.

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PS, cool bag, like the arrow!
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im comparing it to timbuk2 and a bag i was using when couriering, which was a bit to small.
i got the chrome strap, coz im used to it, being able to hoist the bag up and tight.
i got the X0large size, it big, big enough! anything else bigger would be stupid, like the chrome kremlins, are far to big.
i'd definatly buy one, it really is well made. lined with truck tarp, and waterproof. got a padden insert too.
all the pockets you'll ever need. what else is there to say!?
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but the real question is: what do i wear for my opening, my bike slothes (very urban oh yes) or a pin stripe suit!
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Nice bag, man. Cool to see it has some personality. Pin stripe suit, but hem/pin the pants so they're shanks.
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Old 05-07-05, 02:21 PM   #8
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Psh. Last I checked, I could hold more beer than that bag. I don't have any cool designs or have a truck tarp lining.

Sweet.
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last I checked (about 2 hours ago) my old school timbuk2 bag carried a fair amount of booze...

Thats the true test isn't it...resulting in the fantastic ride home where you are constantly saying to yourself'; " ride straight, ride straight....no, don't fall down...ride straight."
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the bag could hold more, i also fitted my suit in there. there was some exess space.
heres me anyway.
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I just, just now, ordered a Timbuk2 medium standard messenger, yellow/yellow/yellow the color of Victory!, er, I mean, Visability! I've seen the Chromes, they're big and burly all right, I'm not that big'n'burly a person though, I think a medium Timbuk2 is about the biggest I can live with. Main thing for me is, can it carry lots of electronics junk! 50 coaxial filters or a reel or three of SMT stuff, or the usual odd batch of junk. And a messenger bag can hold a lot while being down off of my shoulders, I want to see how much of my daily routine I can do carless, it will be interesting to see.

That bag you got is sharp though!!
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What other bags have you owned that you are comparing it too?

Also, what options did you get with the bag, and what size is that? And what strap style (timbuk2 or chrome?)

Tell me everything! I'm bouncing between buying a chrome bag, a PAC bag, and a bagaboo bag. Chrome is cool but not custom, and expensive. The PAC is even more expensive, sort-of-custom, but very cool, and the bagaboo is very custom, relatively inexpensive, and seems quite cool, though not being able to touch the bag first makes me nervous. Right now I'm leaning toward the bagaboo, which is why I'm interrogating you like this.

peace,
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If you are flip flopping between Bagaboo and PAC, don't give up yet. From what I have seen and used, PACS are the best bags I have ever seen. That Bagaboo looks real nice though...

The only bags I currently steer clear of is the Timbuk2's. They are simply too much money for little value in my opinion. Bags like PAC, Chrome, Bagaboo, PUSH, and Undertheweather have shown me some real durability and beefiness that I love.
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Pacs are just so dang expensive... The Bagaboo seems like a lot of bag for not a lot of money! I'm happy paying for quality, but there comes a point when enough is enough... The small 'street scene' PAC is still more expensive than a large bagaboo, with not much more feature.. The X-Strap concept is sweet, but its an expensive option for an even more expensive bag, and I don't know if I can justify it.

I just need to bang my head against the wall a few more times till I figure it all out.

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I hear ya Sam, Pac is definitely the luxury of the bags and not cheap. I have had the same PUSHTHEENVELOPE bag for about 4 years now, so I haven't been in the market for a new bag for some time. Because of my business though, I am always checking out new bags.

Whenever my PUSH bag dies, which could be never from what I've seen, my first choice would be a PAC. I know they probably aren't the best Valued bag because of their price...but they are so amazing, so comfortable and have any kind of customization you need/want. THe way I see it. If I buy a new bag, its a 10+ year investment (hopefully). So the price evens out...THat being said...I paid $175 Canadian for my push bag 4years ago...and its as good as ever....
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the nice thing about bagaboo was the exchange of emails, and the knowledge that the guy was personally making a bag for me. its nicer than buying in a shop.
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That is a nice bag, I'm not a fan of the overly curvy coverflap but still sweet nonetheless. My opinion is that Reloads are the sweet spot for bags right now, price is pretty much in the middle, compared to other bag manufacturers. They also hand sew every bag you order and they are durable as can be.

I don't mind paying a bit more for me stuff if it lasts. I have been using an old military Alice Pack that rolled off the line in 1984; 21 years later all it has is a little hole from something snagging on it, and a few spots where the stitching is coming out. If my reload can last half this long, I will be a happy customer.
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I don't mind paying well for things that last a long time too, we live in a pretty disposable society these days, and that is a real false economy in the long run. However, even the 80-100$ I'd pay for a bagaboo (after shipping) puts it in the 'pretty dang expensive' realm as far as shoulder bags go. If it lasts a long time though, its worth it.

About this time last year my Timbuk2 was stolen.. It was a custom old school version, and had been through years of punishment, and held up great. Then some punk ass stole it. I've been using a crappy laptop bag from 'swiss army' since, and I'm just about fed up with it, hence the bag research.

I'm still leaning toward bagaboo, though PAC certainly isn't out of the running.. Just need to think up a good design for the back.

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I like the look of them, but I asked a couple months ago about shipping to the United States and was told that it was between 26- and 39 dollars. That kind of put me off a bit.
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So I haven't done all my research but as far as which bags are hand sewn. I know that Bagaboo, Under the Weather, PUSH the Envelope, and PAC all are.
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Anybody have experience with both bagaboo and reload? I've had a reload for 4 years now, with constant rough use it has done fine. I'm thinking of getting their "executive" model as a second bag, but bagaboo is $100 cheaper.
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I can pretty much say right now that PAC bags are the best bags you can get hands down. On the other hand, I'm not a messenger, so trying to justify throwing $300 on a bag is kinda hard. If you have the money, you should be getting a PAC. Reload doesnt do much for me to be perfectly honest, but everyone seems to saw they rock, so obviously theres something there. Bugaboo looks totally unbeatable for the cash as far as custo/quality/design goes. As far as the semi-custos go, I have to say Chrome wins. While their bags are inherently hipster, they are definitely comfortable and well made. TimBuk2 is garbage. Why people who are posting to these forums dont know enough not to get one after all these Mes Bage conversations I dont know.
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Hm, you have a point, I'm inexperienced with bags and I might have made an idiotic choice! I guess I'll find out......
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Hope no one minds me resurrecting this thread, but I ordered a Bagaboo bag a few weeks ago and it arrived yesterday.

As onelesscar said one of the best things about ordering it is the exchange of emails and the knowledge that you are getting a real custom bag. Tamas is really helpful and has good suggestions for the best way to do things. I specified quite a few small details that I wanted and he did a great job of all of them.

The bag is really comfortable and well designed. I've had a Timbuk2 for about three years and this is a real step up. I got the biggest size with normal pockets - it is huge and I think I might lose things cos there are so many big pockets as well

I would post some pictures, but I am limited by not having a camera and using the internet when I am at work. Anyway, I am a very happy customer so just wanted to let uou know.
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