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Old 05-11-06, 10:17 PM   #1
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Freight Baggage: Totally Awesome.

I met Travis at the spring Veloswap here in San Diego, and I liked what he had to offer. My Chrome Metropolis was proving too slim for my day to day needs, so I ordered a Large Deluxe Sling.

The bag arrived yesterday, and boy I'll tell you what, this thing is super rad.

It's almost too deep, I'm afraid I am going to fall into it's cavernous mouth and not be able to climb out.

OK, it's not that deep, but it's at least twice the depth of the Metropolis. Basically, this bag is exactly what I was looking for.

The Large Sling is not as polished as my Chrome Metro. There are no fancy seatbelt style buckles, no reflective straps, no top secret stash pockets... but the lack of refinement is more than made up for in utility, funtionality, and weight.

A true messenger bag for messengers.

I love my new bag.

Thanks Travis!

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Old 05-11-06, 10:29 PM   #2
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Good that you found a bag for your needs.

Pics if you can post them ,will be great to see.

Post the after action report. How well it is holding up,etc.

DeSantis ..the only true messenger bag for messenger..IMHO.

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Old 05-11-06, 11:12 PM   #3
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Hey, I was at that Swapmeet too! I liked the look of his bags, and almost got one, but I only had enough for the smallest one, and it was no bigger than what I already had, and didn't have a stabilizer strap. I held off and jsut ordered a RELoad bag. But yeah, those Freights are quite nice. Enjoy it!
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Old 05-12-06, 11:50 PM   #5
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Deluxe Large Sling
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Old 05-12-06, 11:55 PM   #6
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Stuff in Pockets, and hot gam.
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Old 05-13-06, 12:01 AM   #7
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Freight v. Canadian Cookie Box

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Old 05-13-06, 12:04 AM   #8
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strap and buckle detail.
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Old 05-13-06, 12:16 AM   #9
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Bag looks great, and are those some chrome knickers i spot as well? Someones been dropping some cash. Congrats... give us an update after haulin it around for a while. Cheers.
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Old 05-13-06, 12:23 AM   #10
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not too much cash. I'm living the simple life; no car, no television, no computer (I'm using my brother's to type all of this), no i-pod. Blah Blah Blah.

The knickers were a gift, plus I work at the local independent bike shop, so I get big breaks with EP on stuff.

But then again, the only things I really spend money on is bike junk and music crap.
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My lady friend rocks one. She likes it swell.
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I have a small Freight shoulder, its larger than the Timbuk2 L I had previously, and fits better while riding. Travis is really easy to deal with - he is getting ready to launch a site (http://freightbaggage.com/)
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Old 05-13-06, 10:08 AM   #13
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built for working class folks, the smartist bags out now. super hand made one at a time by travis. also check him out in the mash video. the guy kills it!
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wow, for a minute i thought of freight train bags...just a dude in pdx making a few bags here and there.
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Old 05-13-06, 11:36 AM   #15
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My r.e.load will shank your frieght baggage. BOYEEEEE!!!!!
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But how much booze does it hold?

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and what's the AKC?
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Oh my GOD that kitten is cute.
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okay this is a dummy question but on your old metro, where is the secret pocket?
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It's right below the pie stabalizer strap.
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Stormy, who do you work for? Aloha? Just curious if I've ever crossed paths with you before.... do we know some of the same people...
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But how many cats does it hold?
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But how much booze does it hold?

This seems like it would break your back. I've ridden with a 12 and 6 pack at the same time, plus a good handful of other stuff in my banjo bros bag and it wasn't particularly pleasant. 18 bottles of wine can't be fun.
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This seems like it would break your back. I've ridden with a 12 and 6 pack at the same time, plus a good handful of other stuff in my banjo bros bag and it wasn't particularly pleasant. 18 bottles of wine can't be fun.
Yeah, one glance should tell you it's not a serious load. I took that photo purely as an illustration. Riding like that would probably break both your back and your wine. That's about $400 of wine in the photo .
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