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Old 03-15-09, 02:17 PM   #1
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Nice Mess bag on Bonktown.com right now

That's all. I bought a different color one not too long ago for alot more. I picked up an extra just now. Nice medium sized bag.
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Old 03-15-09, 02:23 PM   #2
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not bad
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Old 03-15-09, 02:41 PM   #3
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thanks!!! i've been looking for a nice size messenger bag for cheap!!!
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Old 03-15-09, 03:02 PM   #4
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Anyone remember the brand name so i can take advantage if I see it around?
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Old 03-15-09, 03:13 PM   #5
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If it was the one I saw earlier today, and bought last year, it was probably the Timbuk2 Messenger Original Classic.

Here's a link: http://www.backcountry.com/store/TBK...-Original.html

Here's mine:



It's a very good bag for the money, especially if you get it when it's on sale.

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Old 03-15-09, 03:15 PM   #6
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It was the Crumpler Barney Rustle. $29 bucks. They're $125 on Crumpler's site. There was still a few left when time ran out, so it should be back up soon. Its the black and gray one too, so its not one of those ugly ***** colors.
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Old 03-15-09, 03:21 PM   #7
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This exact one.
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Pretty nice, thanks.
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I just curious, but what are the reasons to converting to a messenger bag from a normal backpack? Is it just for looks?
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I just curious, but what are the reasons to converting to a messenger bag from a normal backpack? Is it just for looks?
I think there was a thread on this not too long ago. A mess bag is good if you are constantly stopping to take things out of or put thing into your bag without taking it off - or at least that was the conclusion of the last thread.
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I think there was a thread on this not too long ago. A mess bag is good if you are constantly stopping to take things out of or put thing into your bag without taking it off - or at least that was the conclusion of the last thread.
I also like that when I'm forced to take transit, I can just throw the bag around on my lap instead of completely taking it off.
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The Crumpler bag is really annoying because the stabilization strap has the long part hanging off the shoulder strap, and the short part attached to the bag. Basically, you have to reach under your armpit and fumble around for the clip where you can't see it. Makes it a total pain.

The guy on fixedgeargallery fixed it by swapping the clip's location, but that takes a bit of sewing. If you have the time and the means, go for it.
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I just curious, but what are the reasons to converting to a messenger bag from a normal backpack? Is it just for looks?
I prefer backpacks. I find them more comfortable.
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mess bags are easier to sew if you are making your own.
and you get that big flap for art work.
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I also like that when I'm forced to take transit, I can just throw the bag around on my lap instead of completely taking it off.
i agree with that that's nice to just slide it to the front and sit down
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i got a crumpler winebag, i like it, but sometimes i wish i had a messenger bag..it's more comfortable i feel :/
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Old 03-19-09, 07:15 PM   #18
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The Crumpler bag is really annoying because the stabilization strap has the long part hanging off the shoulder strap, and the short part attached to the bag. Basically, you have to reach under your armpit and fumble around for the clip where you can't see it. Makes it a total pain.

The guy on fixedgeargallery fixed it by swapping the clip's location, but that takes a bit of sewing. If you have the time and the means, go for it.
link?

found it myself. here it is.
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/revi...rumpler/strap/

second edit: how are people dealing with the long strap on the right side?

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Crumpler makes awesome camera bags
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