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Old 04-26-07, 05:05 PM   #1
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Ordering from R.E.Load

First I want to say that I searched for any info on how to do this before posting and couldnt find what I was looking for. So if there is a thread that I couldn't find then I apologize.


Im interested in ordering a bag from Reload. I want to put a custom image on it but not really sure how the best way to go about it is. What Im looking for are pointers, things that worked best for you, any templates perhaps, things like that. Thanks a lot.
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Old 04-26-07, 05:07 PM   #2
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R.E. Load pretty much has a step by step instruction page on their site to order their bags.

http://reloadbags.com/bags/build.php

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Line drawings. Illustrations with solid colors, not fading or shading. R.E. Load is really good at this appleque stuff, just send them a picture that you like and they will tell you if it works out. The artwork they did on a bag I ordered was awesome.

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Old 04-26-07, 05:12 PM   #3
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Yea I was looking at that but Ive seen templates people have posted on here, was just curious if they were available somewhere. I was also curious about the two different dimensions given on their site. Full flap and area between buckles. Not sure what they mean by area between buckles. Im just trying to learn from other peoples experiences with them to make the best out of mine.
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odds are you don't even care about the between the buckles issue. it's basicly if you drew a line from the top of the flap to the bottom going through the buckles. it only ever mattered when they hung the buckles on the front of the flap so people wouldn't have their custom work messed up with strap with buckles hanging from it. now they mount the buckles on the underside of the flap hanging down from the bottom, so it doesn't even really matter.

r.e.load does awesome work, i am totally happy with my custom flap and would definitly (and am considering) getting more of their stuff.

i think / fear i rambled a bit in here. i apologize. i'm a little drunk and the rain made me come in early from my bonfire.
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How much does it generally cost for these custom designs?
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i dunno, it really depends. mine was really simple, just a cutout of pennsylvania with a pentabike embroidered over philadelphia. some are much more complicated, as i'm sure you've seen.

it's not CHEAP, but it's not outrageous. but they don't call it custom for nothing.
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seriously, the step by step ordering guide on their website is the best way to go about it. just e-mail them. they're usually pretty good with replies and they'll be able to answer your specific questions better than we can.

or even call them... they're super helpful.
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$185.00, not shipped. It's definitely not cheap. But I've been wearing it daily for a year and there's not a single torn stitch. These bags are hard as nails.
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Yea I figured I was going to spend around 200 when its all said and done. Not gonna be cheap but I like the idea of having a one of a kind bag that fits my personality. Not sure which size Im going to get though, I have a Timbuk2 bag that I have had since high school and its a medium. Im thinking of getting something bigger but dont want to end up with something too big. We'll see, Im in no hurry at the moment as I just spent a **** ton of money on a new Pista. Its just something Ive been meaning to invest in. I want to make a zombie bag, or possibly a mask with a giant Jason mask on it. Ill be sure to post pictures if and when I get it.
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I wear a Civilian. It's plenty big. The deluxe is freaking huge.
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Girl.Bike.Dog or Seagull...
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you can send them an email with a description of what you have in mind for your custom bag and they can give you an estimate
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Does Girl.Bike.Dog make anything anymore? I see her site hasn't been updated in over a year...
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Does Girl.Bike.Dog make anything anymore? I see her site hasn't been updated in over a year...
It's because she's so busy with bags she can't update it, I'd imagine...she's currently doing all the prize bags and such for some huge event in San Francisco. And so everyone knows, she worked for RELoad for a while and then left and makes better bags...for cheaper. So... yeah. Not a snob, either.
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It's because she's so busy with bags she can't update it, I'd imagine...she's currently doing all the prize bags and such for some huge event in San Francisco. And so everyone knows, she worked for RELoad for a while and then left and makes better bags...for cheaper. So... yeah. Not a snob, either.
Should I just email her, then? Her hip bag is a hell of a good deal.
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i have a deluxe which is probably too big for my everyday needs, but it's worth it when i go somewhere for over a week and i can fit everything i need (two pairs of jeans, ten days' worth of shirts / underwear / socks, laptop, hoodie, bong, notebooks, textbooks... AND i fit an empty medium timbuk2 in there).

but yeah, the deluxe has the compression straps which make it a little easier to carry around a HUGE bag.
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Im working on some design ideas tryin to get a feel for what I wanna do. I know that certain aspects of these are going to have to be simplified but like I said, these are just ideas at the moment.










Any opinions would be appreciated.
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they could do all of those pretty much no problem
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they could do all of those pretty much no problem


Thats what I like to hear, haha.
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