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Old 02-13-09, 04:20 PM
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I bet if you contacted Patagonia they would repair your bag for free.
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Old 02-14-09, 10:55 PM
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Mountain Hardwear makes a decent looking bag...

http://mountainhardwear.com/Product....&viewAll=False

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Old 02-15-09, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by vegipowrd View Post
Yeah, they look like they were a great maker about 10 years ago. The style looks great, but not as functional as more contemporary designs. In particular, I'd like to avoid that type of strap. By the time I add a sternum strap ($10!?!?!) and a pad ($10) their basic one costs as much as a Seagull black bag that's actually bigger.
Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
Have a CourierWare Deluxe. Lots of pockets and it's held up very well. But the strap is a pain to use,and almost impossible with thick gloves. It leaked in any steady rain;I had to seal the seam that runs across the top(it goes right through into the inside of the bag) and hose the outside down with CampDry(liner is not waterproof either). And I had to add a sternum strap of my own devising to keep it in place when I stand on the pedals. I see they now offer a second strap as an option,but until they upgrade the liner and eliminate/redesign the top seam,I can't see spending the money on one of these unless you live in the desert.
If you folk's don't like Courierware that's fine. That said instead of tearing them down here why not call/write
Courierware to tell them of your displeasure instead of assassinating their product where they can't
defend themselves. That's low down and dirty.
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Old 02-15-09, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
If you folk's don't like Courierware that's fine. That said instead of tearing them down here why not call/write
Courierware to tell them of your displeasure instead of assassinating their product where they can't
defend themselves. That's low down and dirty.
Um... They posted honest, real-life experiences with their bags. If you spoke to them in person, they'd say the same thing.

If you'd rather read a mere rehash of a marketing brochure, you're not getting it here.
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Old 02-15-09, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
If you folk's don't like Courierware that's fine. That said instead of tearing them down here why not call/write
Courierware to tell them of your displeasure instead of assassinating their product where they can't
defend themselves. That's low down and dirty.
Yikes! Don't get me wrong, their stuff looks great! It's just not quite what I have in mind right now. The difference is between what the fixedgearreviews call angle bags and shoulder bags. Courierware makes great looking, very well thought out shoulder bags. I'm looking for an angle bag.
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I have a Seagull bag and a Timbuk2 bag. The Seagull rides infinitely better; no questions about it.

However, my ride is only [at most] an hour or two a day, and the rest of the time my bag isn't a messenger bag - it is my work bag. The Timbuk2 is far better at this part of the day [8-10 hours]. I have a beautiful Seagull bag sitting in my closet and I really prefer my far less expensive Timbuk2 for most days.
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Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
If you folk's don't like Courierware that's fine. That said instead of tearing them down here why not call/write
Courierware to tell them of your displeasure instead of assassinating their product where they can't
defend themselves. That's low down and dirty.
WTF? I'm not on here saying they eat babies and support Al-quieda. I gave an honest review. I paid good money for one of their bags,I should be able to comment on it. First off,I did e-mail the company awhile back after I installed my own sternum strap to say they should come with them as stock. Maybe that's why they offer them as an option now. Second,what did I say that was incorrect? As delivered,the bag wasn't weatherproof. I had the bag closed properly and my stuff still got wet the first time I rode in the rain. When you look inside the bag it's really obvious that the top seam is a weak point. It's also obvious the liner isn't high quality when you compare it to T2/Chrome/Bailey. And the first time you try to operate the strap's buckle with gloves on you wonder why they're still using that design.

If you want a classic styled bag,then by all means get a Courierware. But there's lots of companies out there making high-quality,made in USA bags with better features in the same price range. Tearing me down for posting an honest review is low down and dirty. I've used my Courierware for daily commuting for almost 3 years,I feel I'm qualified to comment on it.
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