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Old 10-01-08, 11:26 AM   #1
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R.E.load new bags are out



Good pricing to maybe ill pick one up.

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Old 10-01-08, 02:22 PM   #2
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What is the difference between the sprint and dash on the reload website? they don't tell you on the site, anyone here knows?
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Old 10-01-08, 02:26 PM   #3
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The Sprinter comes in at 16"w x 14"h x 7"d, while the Dash is 16"w x 12"h x 5.5"d. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE DIMENSIONS ARE TAKEN AT THE BASE OF THE BAG!!! Basically this is us treating the bag as a complete "box"; if we were to take the effective dimension of the flap width for an empty bag, the Sprinter would be 23" wide, while the Dash would be 21" wide.
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hmm, for 110 to 115 is a pretty good price for these bags then. Anyone with experience with them? Any pictures? The pictures on the reload website doesn't really help. It doesn't show how it fits on a person and its size relative to other objects.
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Old 10-01-08, 04:26 PM   #5
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They are solid bags. I had one for years (before it was lost in translation on a flight) and it was awesome.
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Old 10-01-08, 04:35 PM   #6
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Is the world really crying for lighter, less durable, water resistant bags? That seems kind of silly.
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Does, but isn't that the goal of clothing/bag companys? Gimmicks?
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id want one but the mention of it being non weather resistant and just water resistant makes me hesitant and i feel kills it. but it is suppose to be lighter so im guessing all those water proofing materials really weigh it down.
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Water proofing is worth it. If you use your bag the way you should, it's gonna see elements.
I used my chrome bag on a camping weekend this summer. It rained like hell the whole weekend and all of my **** stayed dry.
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Water proofing is worth it. If you use your bag the way you should, it's gonna see elements.
I used my chrome bag on a camping weekend this summer. It rained like hell the whole weekend and all of my **** stayed dry.
Water proofing materials >
I think you're getting the wrong idea. What they are saying is that they rather have a bag that is weatherproof than water proof. Weatherproof is waterproof but it is tougher. For example, like your chrome bag is weatherproof. It can be rained on for hours and everything inside stays dry. But if it is just waterproof, it might hold for two hours, but on the third, it might slowly seep into the interior.

This is not my scientific argument, just a general picture of the difference.
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id want one but the mention of it being non weather resistant and just water resistant makes me hesitant and i feel kills it. but it is suppose to be lighter so im guessing all those water proofing materials really weigh it down.
Yeah, cause you know they got real tough winters in Sacramento
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it gets cold. =P
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Yeah, cause you know they got real tough winters in Sacramento
its just that ill be out for extended periods of time within the rain. in a whole day of commuting i a total of about anywhere from 18-25ish miles. yea we dont get mad blizzards but we get ****tttty downpours.
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hmm, for 110 to 115 is a pretty good price for these bags then. Anyone with experience with them? Any pictures? The pictures on the reload website doesn't really help. It doesn't show how it fits on a person and its size relative to other objects.
they're brand new so how would anyone other then people who work there have any experience with them? i stopped by the store last week and there weren't any there yet so they JUST came out.
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its just that ill be out for extended periods of time within the rain. in a whole day of commuting i a total of about anywhere from 18-25ish miles. yea we dont get mad blizzards but we get ****tttty downpours.
I'm just playin. I know Northern California can get crappy.
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Why would you spend over 100 dollars on a bag that basically sucks? Less durable and not waterproof? Oh, like a 20 dollar backpack from Kmart but for 5x the price? I'll take 4.
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I think you're getting the wrong idea. What they are saying is that they rather have a bag that is weatherproof than water proof. Weatherproof is waterproof but it is tougher. For example, like your chrome bag is weatherproof. It can be rained on for hours and everything inside stays dry. But if it is just waterproof, it might hold for two hours, but on the third, it might slowly seep into the interior.

This is not my scientific argument, just a general picture of the difference.
waterproof > weatherproof > water resistant

A waterproof bag should be more or less submersible, like a dry bag. Weatherproof indicates that a bag's contents should stay dry as long as the bag is being used properly. The vast majority of (real) messenger bags are weatherproof, but if you dunk them in water, your **** is gonna get wet. Weatherproof bags are made with waterproof materials, but they are not necessarily waterproof.
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i think people are missing the point with these bags though. if you're a messenger, outside in harsh conditions unexpectedly or whatever, these bags aren't for you. they are not a replacement for the other reload messenger bags, just additions to the line. if you're a fair weather commuter, or a weekend rider, or just need a smaller, lighter bag for quick trips, or throwing a few things in for school or whatever, this is the target group the bag should appeal to. even, god forbid, people who don't ride a bike might want to wear it. if you're the kind of person who knows they are not going to be riding in the rain, why not save on weight and price?
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People who don't have bikes living somewhere it doesn't rain but yet don't want a more functional shoulder bag makes sense as a target audience, but why would anyone who rides possibly want / need a lighter bag? Put a lock in it (or hell, a patchkit, wrench and pump) and that pretty much negates the weight difference. I guess there's always a buck or two to extract from the market.
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People who don't have bikes living somewhere it doesn't rain but yet don't want a more functional shoulder bag makes sense as a target audience, but why would anyone who rides possibly want / need a lighter bag? Put a lock in it (or hell, a patchkit, wrench and pump) and that pretty much negates the weight difference. I guess there's always a buck or two to extract from the market.
Exactly. Why not spend the extra 20 or 30 dollars for the higher quality messenger bag that you can use in the rain? And its not impossible to find a good bag for under 100$ if your smart about it. I've never spent over 75$ for a bag.
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Exactly. Why not spend the extra 20 or 30 dollars for the higher quality messenger bag that you can use in the rain? And its not impossible to find a good bag for under 100$ if your smart about it. I've never spent over 75$ for a bag.
what bag do u use now that is not over $75?
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I've actually had a lot of positive feedback from the last couple prototypes I've done using lighter weight scrap fabrics. A lot of people just want a lighter weight bag that's not going to get filled up all the time, and I definitely see the point after testing mine. I think it's good that R.E.Load is willing to explore other avenues. There's more to the world than cordura and vinyl.
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