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Old 09-14-05, 06:00 PM   #1
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Messenger bags in Toronto

Someone name off some places that sell some (good) messenger bags? Recommend any specific bags? Looking for something medium sized for toting around campus.
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Old 09-14-05, 06:06 PM   #2
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What about Push The Envelope bags? Local, home-made (can be custom). They should be at the Oct Bike show..
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Old 09-14-05, 06:24 PM   #3
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hey op,

doesn't shiznaz have an under the weather bag? made in good ol' TO.
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Old 09-14-05, 06:28 PM   #4
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i have an under the weather and i love it. (and get lots of compliments about it. and two "missed connections" ads on craigslist identifying me by it.)

www.under-the-weather.ca
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Old 09-14-05, 06:32 PM   #5
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I believe the Canadian Trifecta will be complete with this suggetion: PAC Designs.

http://www.pacdesigns.com/index.htm
http://www.pushtheenvelope.com/
http://www.under-the-weather.ca/
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Old 09-14-05, 06:36 PM   #6
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Urbane and Cycle Therapy also sell Ortlieb bags. You can get Crumplers around town as well (those are decent bags that you can also get nice camera equipment inserts for).
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i have an under the weather and i love it. (and get lots of compliments about it. and two "missed connections" ads on craigslist identifying me by it.)

www.under-the-weather.ca
In that case, under the weather it is. Time for me to start saving again.
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I also have an UTW. I really like it. You can get an UTW at Cavern. They have some there or Sam can make one custom for you. Mine's minor custom: spliced in seatbelt release for the main strap, added some patches, an external pump bag and custom placed a strip of silver reflective stuff.

The only challenge I've had with it is that with an extra heavy load, the claw buckle on the main strap slips a bit. I need to ask Sam what I'm doing wrong.

Push's are nice too. I found the newer buckle system to be more than I need. Also too much plastic. The main strap on UTW uses metall only.
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Where is Cavern Cycles? I like the pants they have on the UTW website. Might be interesting to get a pair along with a bag...
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I also have a UTW bag...well, 2 if you include the hip sack, plus 2 pairs of pants, a skirt, and i think I'm up to 4 or 5 t-shirts now.
They're not capable of making anything that doesn't kick ass.
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yeah, my bag was super custom too. i bought a '78 crown victoria seatbelt on ebay and sent it to 'em to include in the strap. i had a bumblebee stitched in it, with reflective wings. i think there's a picture of it on their "custom" page.

i'm quite happy. very very happy.
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Someone name off some places that sell some (good) messenger bags? Recommend any specific bags? Looking for something medium sized for toting around campus.
I used to live at Greenwood and Queen. There's a nice store on Queen (just east of Coxwell as I recall) that sells all sort of accessories - you may want to check them out.
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Where is Cavern Cycles? I like the pants they have on the UTW website. Might be interesting to get a pair along with a bag...

cavern is at 179 queen east, just east of jarvis.
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Old 09-17-05, 02:33 PM   #14
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Have you guys done longer commutes/rides with the bags (60-140k)? Are they uncomfortable? I'm probably going to start riding to campus again - traffic is really pissing me off.

Also trying to decide between the size
16"x14"x8" - 29.3L or
14"x12"x7" - 19.2L

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I know you've already decided but I'd like to put in another good word for UTW. I got one, modestly customised and it the price was unbeatable for the quality. After breaking my collar bone I haven't been able to use it and my other bags seem so useless in comparison! You won't be disappointed.
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Big bumpity bump bump. I got my custom UTW bag a few weeks ago and I'm loving it. This bag is built to last.
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28,365 posts, holy bejeezus.

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