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Old 04-11-06, 09:04 PM   #1
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Bag problems

Another bag thread, oh no!
I just got my new Reload Courier messenger bag in today. Took it for a run to the grocery store. At first things were feeling good but then it felt like everything slid down to the bottom right side (it is a left shoulder bag). Once this happened the bag started shifting more and more to the right until it was in the way and I had to stop to get it back into the right position. I had the thing pretty tight and the sternum strap was in place and pretty tight. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-11-06, 09:14 PM   #2
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pack your groceries better. i hardly ever need the sternum strap on my bag (not reload), but depending on what's in it, it just doesn't want to cooperate sometimes.
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Old 04-11-06, 09:21 PM   #3
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Make sure you distribute the contents as evenly across the bag as possible, then close the flap as tight as you can. If you got the base compression straps, use them too - the more the bag conforms to the contents, the less they'll move around.

As mrbertfixy said though, sometimes things just don't cooperate.
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The good lord gave you an elbow for a reason - whack that bag back into place.
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must. not. mock. thread. title.

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Old 04-11-06, 09:23 PM   #6
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Yeah, I was thinking it might take some getting used to as far as packing. But in that case, any suggestions on packing?
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Old 04-11-06, 09:23 PM   #7
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use the waist belt, not the sternum strap. It's the ugliest option, but if function is what you're caring about, it's the way to go. Sorry
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Wear it higher.
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perhaps one could check groceryshoppingforums.net?
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Old 04-11-06, 11:42 PM   #10
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use the waist belt, not the sternum strap. It's the ugliest option, but if function is what you're caring about, it's the way to go. Sorry
Will do. I don't think the belt is that ugly. Anyway, I'm more into carrying a bunch of crap on my back than style. I mean, the reload team did enough with a sexy ass bag design to compensate for my skinny self needing to wear the belt (as far as style goes).
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[QUOTE=dolface]must. not. mock. thread. title.

arrgh!

im laughing hysterically inside as i type this. very funny.
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Old 04-12-06, 09:23 AM   #12
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also pack the heavier stuff on the high side of the bag, this way most of the weight is on your upper back and not at your kidney
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perhaps one could check groceryshoppingforums.net?
perhaps one should realize people use their bikes and bags for many purposes?
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just don't squish the bread.
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Panniers on a grocery-specific bicycle. Or kiddie trailer. I mean, whatcha gonna do when you ned a few watermelons?
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