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    Bags

    Posted this in commuter area too, but I think the ssfg crowd has their finger more on the messenger bag pulse. I've been looking at decent sized messenger bags to fit my 17" laptop plus other bits. I narrowed it down to the Chrome Metropolis bag and Crank Brothers Messenger Fully Monty bag. It is about 70 bucks cheaper but I can't find any reliable sources for more pictures or reviews. I am leaning toward the Chrome because of their reputation for making bomb-proof bags but for a price. Can anyone give me insight to the Crank Brothers bag? If not I'm just gonna get weird and get the Chrome bag.

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    Choice C. Backpack.

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    just posted a fairly detailed bunch of images and what my bag carries for some members last week, if you can find it.

    hint: its one of the options youre considering and it holds what you want to hold
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    Knog bags from jenson, tough to beat the price. While they last.

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    Chrome. Although if I was in the market for a new bag, I'd get a RELoad
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigglyPuff View Post
    Choice C. Backpack.
    x2

    Tried messenger bag for a while and ended up going back to backpacks. Distributes weight much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
    Knog bags from jenson, tough to beat the price. While they last.
    I don't think any of those knogs do it for the OP's question, but damn son that's some mad deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EpicSchwinn View Post
    x2

    Tried messenger bag for a while and ended up going back to backpacks. Distributes weight much better.
    x3

    im looking into a good waterproof backpack that will hold all my **** now, messenger is good for light loads but when i got 30 pounds in there its annoying
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
    x3

    im looking into a good waterproof backpack that will hold all my **** now, messenger is good for light loads but when i got 30 pounds in there its annoying
    x4

    I tried using a Timbuk2 messenger for a while. It sucked. Then a Timbuk2 backpack. Much better. But I needed something waterproof. Rolled in to SF, picked myself up a Mission Workshop. Haven't looked back.

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    Timbuk2 Tres Especial is highly water resistant. A little expensive but cheaper than MW.
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    I've had the largest sized Chrome bag for 3 years now. Works great if you pack it right, but it only really has one internal pocket. Probably not great for a laptop.

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    I find a messenger and a separate sleeve is much more functional on a bike than any of the laptop specific messengers's or backpacks plus it tends to be more waterproof. My Waxed Canvas Timbuk2 Bolo gets a coat of wax every 6-8 months and has been keeping my stuff dry for a decade now....That said its reaching the end of its life and I am thinking Seagul Blackbag or Seagul Retrogression bag when it's time

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    Quote Originally Posted by stryper View Post
    I've had the largest sized Chrome bag for 3 years now. Works great if you pack it right, but it only really has one internal pocket. Probably not great for a laptop.
    i found the best way (for me) to combat that is with the snoop camera insert from timbuk, fits perfectly in the metropolis, would leave extra room in the bigger size
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xgecko View Post
    I find a messenger and a separate sleeve is much more functional on a bike than any of the laptop specific messengers's or backpacks plus it tends to be more waterproof. My Waxed Canvas Timbuk2 Bolo gets a coat of wax every 6-8 months and has been keeping my stuff dry for a decade now....That said its reaching the end of its life and I am thinking Seagul Blackbag or Seagul Retrogression bag when it's time
    Really, cuz I'd take an average backpack over a good messenger bag any day. And good thing there are better than average backpacks out there.

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    I have an osprey statos 24 backpack, and its pretty nice on your back, and doesnt give you too much of a sweaty back, but sucks to pack because of the arc of the frame.
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    Mission Workshop everything.
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    I like my Chrome Yalta a lot...it would be nice if the roll top opening was bigger but the side compartment fits my 16.4" in pretty nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
    x4

    I tried using a Timbuk2 messenger for a while. It sucked. Then a Timbuk2 backpack. Much better. But I needed something waterproof. Rolled in to SF, picked myself up a Mission Workshop. Haven't looked back.
    X5

    I have a MW Vandal. ****ing huge, and ****ing amazing. I have been caught in absolutely horrendous downpours and had everything in it stay completely dry. My wife and I went on a four day vacation and it was our only piece of luggage. We even managed to bring back a couple items.

    Messenger bags are wonderful if you aren't carrying much and need to get in and out of them all day. Otherwise, get a backpack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmytango View Post
    X5

    I have a MW Vandal. ****ing huge, and ****ing amazing. I have been caught in absolutely horrendous downpours and had everything in it stay completely dry. My wife and I went on a four day vacation and it was our only piece of luggage. We even managed to bring back a couple items.

    Messenger bags are wonderful if you aren't carrying much and need to get in and out of them all day. Otherwise, get a backpack.
    This^

    So that's X21 total at the moment for MW

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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    Mission Workshop everything.
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    I have a Chrome Civilian and it fits a lot of stuff, I really like it. I have a few backpacks and one that is bicycle specific I was using before getting the Chrome bag and I don't use them anymore. At first the Chrome bag felt kinda weird but once I got used to it it feels really nice when riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigglyPuff View Post
    Choice C. Backpack.

    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    Mission Workshop everything.

    I'm with these guys. Backpack by Mission Worksop.

    The Vandal and the Fitzeroy will fit a 17" laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked ink View Post
    I'm with these guys. Backpack by Mission Worksop.

    The Vandal and the Fitzeroy will fit a 17" laptop.
    Heh... The Vandal will probably fit a desktop with a CRT monitor if you try hard enough.
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