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Old 07-18-10, 10:36 PM   #1
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Manhatten Portage

I was crusin on Ebay for Crome bags, and came upon a Manhatten Portage bag. And i was wondering if any of you guy/gals have one. Are they just as good as Crome, maybe better? Do they hold up well? Lemme know!

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Old 07-18-10, 11:35 PM   #2
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Spell check.
Portage bags are fantastic.
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Now im not a messenger, but i do want a larger bag for school, and milling around town, will it be a practical bag?
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I was considering some ManhattAn portage bags before I ended up grabbing the timbuk2 hemlock. Price and no real need for a HUGE bag were the deciding factors.
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Old 07-19-10, 08:07 AM   #5
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I have found on online for $40 with free shipping, but it is in Tokyo :/
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I used to rock a Manhattan Portage Messenger Bag back in the late 1980s when I was in
HighSchool!! I didnt even have a Bike back then!!!! Ha!

I was too poor to get what the rich spoiled kids had, DeMartinis!
http://www.demartinibags.com/catalog/index.php


MP have been makin bags for long time. They make good stuff.
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Figured I'd bump this since I just got one. It is a large size. REALLY nicely built. I am impressed. I was just wondering since I am new to the messenger bag thing if not having a waist belt is an issue. Everything I have read says these bags are top notch, but I just wondered for whomever owns them, how high up are you wearing yours when they ride and do they slide around your back with no waist belt?
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Old 06-24-11, 04:30 PM   #8
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Yo I don't wear mine super high, prob mid-to-lower back and it slides a little bit when I first get on my bike but it's easily adjustable to a spot where it stays put for the rest of the ride.
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