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Old 01-07-07, 07:42 PM
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Has anyone used any of the backpacks that are for sale on Dans comp? I need a backpack for school and the camera part is basically optional, although I do carry my camera most of the time it doesn't take up much space.

I could probably find one locally, but the last one I got was a piece of crap and the straps got torn up, and I couldn't find any nicer ones...

Probably going to try this one unless someone knows it sucks.
https://www.danscomp.com/730063.php?cat=STREETWEAR#
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Ughh, you just reminded me how stupid I am. I just ordered from danscomp a week ago when my rich uncle decided to let me pick out my christmas presents, and I forgot I wanted the danscomp backpack.

EDIT: That's the world's biggest bag above.
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Looks like a good one, but that's a whole lot of straps/buckles... It seems like it would take longer to get in and out of it than a regular one with 2 zipperered compartments and a front one. Also quite a bit of money, but I'll see.

I am planning on getting some oakley sunglasses, though.
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Fake Oakley sunglasses aren't too bad... I loved mine and wore them everyday until they broke.
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The ones I bought at the 4th of july last year suck... I wore them to ride that day because it was bright as hell, but they go too close to my eyes and the lashes get them dirty from sweat or something.

Probably going to get these, although I'd need contacts to drive with them since I need real glasses:
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I have a Shadow backpack and it's been pretty good to me. But it's kinda expensive. And my freind had an Animal backpack for his camera and stuff, he liked it, but i haven't see it in awhile and i don't think he goes to school either...
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I carry a The North Face Slingshot. It carries a helmet outside pretty well, and it's tough.
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
The ones I bought at the 4th of july last year suck... I wore them to ride that day because it was bright as hell, but they go too close to my eyes and the lashes get them dirty from sweat or something.

Probably going to get these, although I'd need contacts to drive with them since I need real glasses:
https://oakley.com/o/o1146d
Not bad. The fake ones are pretty good though. They were my favorite sunglasses I ever had. If you go to my myspace, my first picture that's really old has me rocking them... nice shades.
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i look even dumber than normal in glasses
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Originally Posted by premiumbmx2005
i look even dumber than normal in glasses
that sucks. im a big hat and sunglasses whor... ummm... person.
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Ah. I'll think about it, but I already plan on buying a nice pack for my camera (Lowepro nature trekker) this year, so I don't know. I'll try the glasses on whenever I have the money for them I guess.

kjohnnytar - That north face one looks really good, I might get that one actually.
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I need one with an all-weather cover, padded and adjustable dividers and a tripod strap, and another one to carry my books and folders in.
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I got one of those UGP packs over a year ago; holds up great.
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i think one of these might work:
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a backpack is a backpack
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fit bike co backpack. huge, versatile, and high quality.
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I need a new backpack but i want a regular sized one

And i've got fake Oakleys which have lasted me 3 years and do work aswell. Cost me like £5 ($9)
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I'd say the North Face or any company (kelty, REI, Osprey, Marmont) that makes a good Hiking pack...They usually make a comfortable pack for extended hiking and their "day packs" are built the same (ie strong & comfortable). Whatever pack you get, ask someone at the store if you can stuff some weight into the pack and walk around to try it out. Sounds like a weird request, but most sporting goods/outdoor stores will let you do this to see if the pack is comfortable with weight.

I personally used This Pack the entire time I was at the U of MN...I own some Padded Shoulder Straps already for my canoe packs...That pack is one tough SOB.
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I still say to go with the UGP bag; it's held up as a daypack on plenty of hiking trips (granted, I use a larger, internal model hiking bag when going from point A to point B, and simply strap the UGP onto the back of it); hell, I'm leaving for Death Valley in 35 minutes, and I'm using it for carrying my field notebook, water, compass, tools, etc.
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Thanks, it's nice to know that one holds up. I can't get it for another couple weeks anyway, so I'll decide then.

new_dharma: That pack is really nice, I like the styling. Of course the price is a little high..

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And i've got fake Oakleys which have lasted me 3 years and do work aswell. Cost me like 5 ($9)
Good, I'm not the only one to also like the fake Oakleys. They work very well for so cheap.
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Originally Posted by BMX1992
a backpack is a backpack
And you know **** about ****.

Now shut up, there is a huge difference between a good pack and a crappy pack.
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Originally Posted by wethepeople
And you know **** about ****.

Now shut up, there is a huge difference between a good pack and a crappy pack.
I was waiting for someone to say that.
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Crappy $20 pack like I have is good for school if you have a light class load without a bunch of books.

If you actually use a pack, I wouldnt spend under $70, they're an investment like a good part.
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Crappy $20 pack like I have is good for school if you have a light class load without a bunch of books.

If you actually use a pack, I wouldnt spend under $70, they're an investment like a good part.
I think I'm gonna get a danscomp cinch bag for school. I don't have a lot of books.
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