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Old 10-20-09, 01:35 PM   #1
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Chrome Kirov?

Anyone rocking one? I have been looking at it for a while, and as long as I can remember it was marked "Sold Out." I took that for "not out yet. I found a review on Wired (http://www.wired.com/gadgets/gadgetr...=2&slideView=2), pretty favorable, and i found it for sale here:http://peregrinecyclery.com/product_...oducts_id=3968
listed "Ships 24-48 hours."

I read it doesn't have the laptop sleeve like the Warsaw (i love that bag), but all in all looks the same with smaller dimensions. Which is what I am looking for. Got a R.E. Load Deluxe Messenger 6 months ago, but it is a little big for everyday life, and messenger bags are taking a toll on me. Need a good back pack and I keep coming back to the Warsaw, but I don't need it that big for a hat, hoody, lunch and other misc thing i need to carry to the office.

so if anyone is rocking one how do you like it? got ant pics of teh bags pockets? whats the capacity on it?
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The best bag ever man.
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Old 10-20-09, 02:47 PM   #3
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cool. do you own it? can you take a shot of the pockets? i am interested to see if it is clone of the Warsaw without the laptop sleeve.
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Why did Chrome remove the Cubic Inches from the specs on their new site? Other than that, the new site is great.
And the Kirov also differs in the fact that it has compression straps, but they are different from those on the Warsaw and Backbone. The ones on the Warsaw and Backbone can be used to strap large parcels under the front flap.
(I have a Backbone, btw, and haven't been in a store that stocks Kirovs or Warsaws so all this is based off of the pictures on Chrome's site.)

If all you need is a lunch, hat, hoodie, and bike stuff (pump, patch kit, tube, blinky) you should check out the Dually. I want one for days that I don't need my para-sail (aka Backbone).
If you ever need to carry a laptop and have a 13" Macbook or thereabouts it should fit. I have a 15" and I don't know if it would fit in the Dually, but it fits in a Ranchero.
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The worst bag ever man.
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way to be helpful. your sarcasm does no help me make an informed desision.
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Oh, and saying the best bag ever did?
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Why did Chrome remove the Cubic Inches from the specs on their new site? Other than that, the new site is great.
And the Kirov also differs in the fact that it has compression straps, but they are different from those on the Warsaw and Backbone. The ones on the Warsaw and Backbone can be used to strap large parcels under the front flap.
(I have a Backbone, btw, and haven't been in a store that stocks Kirovs or Warsaws so all this is based off of the pictures on Chrome's site.)

If all you need is a lunch, hat, hoodie, and bike stuff (pump, patch kit, tube, blinky) you should check out the Dually. I want one for days that I don't need my para-sail (aka Backbone).
If you ever need to carry a laptop and have a 13" Macbook or thereabouts it should fit. I have a 15" and I don't know if it would fit in the Dually, but it fits in a Ranchero.
some times i carry my laptop, a 17" macbook pro. and from time to time i carry video equipment. so i do need a little extra space for the days when something comes up.
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Oh, and saying the best bag ever did?
nope but the way you said it exactly like the first post makes your sarcasm stand out.
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Why did Chrome remove the Cubic Inches from the specs on their new site?
the dimensions of the bags are still there, so you can still get the volume.
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some times i carry my laptop, a 17" macbook pro. and from time to time i carry video equipment. so i do need a little extra space for the days when something comes up.
I expect that a 17" MBP would fit in a Ranchero, but you'd be best getting something with a lot more room for hauling video gear* around. Depending on the size, the Kirov might be what you need.

*When I visualize "video gear" I think of a GL-2 in its case and a tripod, minimum, along with extra DV tapes and the power adapter. Depending on the camera you might need more or less room.
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I expect that a 17" MBP would fit in a Ranchero, but you'd be best getting something with a lot more room for hauling video gear* around. Depending on the size, the Kirov might be what you need.

*When I visualize "video gear" I think of a GL-2 in its case and a tripod, minimum, along with extra DV tapes and the power adapter. Depending on the camera you might need more or less room.
odler version of this guy (i think anyway, i forget the model number) : http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Camcorder.html
with a digital recorder and an Anton Bauer brick battery. good for a few hours as long as the recorder is fully charged.
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lol you have a mac.......what was this thread about?
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odler version of this guy (i think anyway, i forget the model number) : http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Camcorder.html
with a digital recorder and an Anton Bauer brick battery. good for a few hours as long as the recorder is fully charged.
Wow that's more like an XL-2S, in which case I'd go for the biggest bag you can get. And based off the pictures on the Wired site, my Backbone looks much bigger than the Kirov. That's not to say that the Kirov couldn't fit everything, though.
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Wow that's more like an XL-2S, in which case I'd go for the biggest bag you can get. And based off the pictures on the Wired site, my Backbone looks much bigger than the Kirov. That's not to say that the Kirov couldn't fit everything, though.
that is what teh R.E. Load is for. rarely do i need to carry the camera. when i can i stick it into the photographers car, but it s a small car, so i can really only fit the camera in there, and some times the tri-pod. i normally carry a few misc things, like a pelican case with the wireless mic and receiver, 7"LCD, few rolls of gaph tape, batteries (camera batteries and AA and D for the mic/receiver) release forms, anda few other things. if i really need to take a light kit, i'll take my car. i just want something comfy that i can rely on when i am in a pinch and i need to carry more than normal.

and you wouldn't believe the pile of crap i pulled out of my bag today. god knows how long i have been carrying and extra 10 lbs of junk! a bit of an over exaggeration, but only by a little but. my bag was much lighter on my way to work today.
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interesting. i was going to pull the trigger, but the site is now out of stock in the bag.

edit: not out until December. Chrome via emailed me back.

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