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Old 10-02-12, 10:30 PM
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bag strab and bottom completely ripped!! suggestions?

Hi I recently bought a 'good quality' reebok bag for school for 50 bucks. I bike to school everyday and my bag has at least 5-7kg in it and its bobbing up and down at each bump. This bag ripped after 4 days. Does anyone have any suggestion about some brand that sells REAL heavy duty bags that won't RIP AFTER 4 DAYS.
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http://duluthpack.com/
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You're in the wrong forum.

We're all mechanics, and you need a seamstress!

Anyway, There are a number of good quality bag makers that sell bags suited to biking, both back packs and messenger bag style. Two that comes to mind are Jandd & Ortleib. These will be pricier than mass market bags, but they're designed and built tough enough for professional bike messengers who carry more weight and ride more distance daily.
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Originally Posted by mkansari View Post
Hi I recently bought a 'good quality' reebok bag for school for 50 bucks. I bike to school everyday and my bag has at least 5-7kg in it and its bobbing up and down at each bump. This bag ripped after 4 days. Does anyone have any suggestion about some brand that sells REAL heavy duty bags that won't RIP AFTER 4 DAYS.
Arkel http://www.arkel-od.com/ makes very nice bicycle panniers (so the weight is not on your body when you're riding) some of which convert to bags and backpacks.

Mine came with a fabric sample attached and the invitation to try ripping it which I failed to do.

Quality comes at a price though - my Commuter pannier (it comes with a big shoulder strap and hook cover so you can carry it off your bike like a man purse) was about $160. Ortleib and Jandd are in the same price range but also sell messenger bags.

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Thanks guys but I need something that won't burn multiple holes in my pockets. Something that is better than that crappy reebok bag and that won't rip when I go to school with that bookload bobbing up and down. However, I don't need a bag that will friggin survive after falling from the himalayas.
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i'm only interested in backpacks btw cause i have a messenger type bag but it kills the side of my back cuz all the weight is at one side.

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Solve the problem by putting a rack on the bike, then securing whatever kind of bookbag or backpack you prefer to the rack for the trip. It's easier on the bag, and easier on your back
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guys i only want a bag that isnt ****
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We're trying to help, unfortunately there isn't much middle ground. Companies either make crappy bags they can sell cheap, or they focus on the high end niche and make quality bags and charge dearly.

One suggestion is to look for a bag with a waist strap (besides the shoulder straps). Waist straps take a bit of weight, but mainly cut down on the bouncing which is breaking up your bags.
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Probably out of your budget but If you ever decide to spend a little more $, I'd suggest bags by Mission Workshop.

Here's their "backpack" lineup - http://missionworkshop.com/products/bags/backpacks/

I personally have the Sanction Rucksack. I don't carry too much stuff so it's perfect.
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Originally Posted by mkansari View Post
guys i only want a bag that isnt ****
1) We don't know your budget, since you never bothered to tell us.
2) If your bag broke after 4 days, it's clearly a candidate for a return, so you won't be out of the money you paid for it.
3) Cheap or good. Pick one.
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Even an inexpensive ($30) Jansport student backpack will hold up to that weight and usage. You bought a crappy bag, that's all.
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Old 10-03-12, 10:23 AM
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Timbuk2 http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/ have a nice selection of bags and offer a lifetime guarantee.

Stay away from designer brands; buy bags from a bag maker not a sneaker manufacturer. Go to an outdoor store like REI or EMS and look around there or online. I have an Outdoor Products leather-bottom knapsack which has gone around the world a few times packed to the gills and still looks and works great after 30 years or more.

As mentioned by FB a rack will ease the strain on your bag and your back.
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Simple and cheap: I have a hardly used Marlboro leather backpack that you can have for the cost of postage. Send me a pm or e-mail me at rccardr@cox.net.
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MOLLE 3 day assault pack is what you want.

100’s of places you can find surplus packs. Here is the first one google found.

http://www.usamilitarymedals.com/army-molle-assault-pack-p-4167.html?gclid=CNal6tSl5bICFQcGnQodF3AAew
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I also suggest a rack on the bike. Makes moving stuff so much easier.
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