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messenger bags: Bailey Works vs. Reload

Old 07-23-05, 08:23 AM
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messenger bags: Bailey Works vs. Reload

i'm getting a new bag, and i wanna get either a L Bailey Works or Reload Deluxe. Tell me what ya like, don't like about them.
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Old 07-23-05, 08:28 AM
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I've got both (well, the bailey I have is a medium)...they're both awesome, but if it came down to it, I like the strap system on the bailey if I'm taking the bag on and off a lot -and you can switch shoulders on it, but the reload kinda 'feels' sturdier (not that I've had a problem/failure with either). If nothing else, let your wallet be your guide.
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Old 07-23-05, 09:33 AM
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i like my reload just fine. customizability matters when you plan on using the bag for the rest of your life.
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Old 07-23-05, 09:40 AM
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the deluxe (the one i wanna get) has almost everything customized option already on it.
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Old 07-23-05, 10:05 AM
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you must not have looked very closely at the reload site, because there's plenty you can do with the deluxe. thats what i have, and i was able to pick and choose many options still.

if you don't have a preferred riding style, or you don't know how the bag will be used, of course you can just order it as-is.
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Old 07-23-05, 10:22 AM
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the deluxe is sooooooooo much more money isn't it???
i have a medium bailey works and it is wonderful!! the fluorescent pink burns a hole in your brain when you first get it... it practically blinds you... but now after many months under the sun it has turned into a salmon color.... i think if i got another it would be in purple.... GET A PURPLE ONE
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You pretty much can't go wrong with any of the pro-grade mess bags out there these days. It's all a matter of preference once you weed out the timbuk2s and other messenger-style bags.
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Originally Posted by deadly downtube
the deluxe is sooooooooo much more money isn't it???
i have a medium bailey works and it is wonderful!! the fluorescent pink burns a hole in your brain when you first get it... it practically blinds you... but now after many months under the sun it has turned into a salmon color.... i think if i got another it would be in purple.... GET A PURPLE ONE
Word i have the pink bailey's too and its the jam. what made mine look extra sweet was getting my work number airbrushed on it. I highly suggest cheesy air burshing + your bag.
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Call me a newbie, but is there something wrong with Timbuk2 bags?
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plastic, questionable manufacture
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Old 07-23-05, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by philfart
Call me a newbie, but is there something wrong with Timbuk2 bags?
I don't see any need to use a bag that takes two hands to adjust.
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Originally Posted by jim-bob
I don't see any need to use a bag that takes two hands to adjust.
when i tighten my chrome strap i usualy put my other hand behind me to lift the bag to make tightening easier..
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timbuk2 is made by THE MAN, buy a timbuk2 if you support the man
buy a baileyworks custom bag if you love new hampshire.. damnit
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I have a small timbuk2 that is great for every day use(im not a messenger so i guess im just a poser). Its seen about two years or service on my back with no problems I try not to support the man but its colors matches my old bike perfectly and I got a good deal on it so what can I say. About the stap system it could be better but its better than a backpack.
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omg poeseueuerrrr!11!!1

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There is a big tree in my front yard if someone wants to do me the favor.I will make sure I have spoke cards when the mob gets here. Maybe one of Ian Curtis(R.I.P) adn then one of cliche guverria(R.I.P)
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are you back home yet?
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It's "Guevara".

Sorry. I had to.
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The "Cliche" part is hilarious though. I'm with you on that...
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evan, we are in boston!
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I guess it's all about the bragging factor isn't it.
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Originally Posted by philfart
I guess it's all about the bragging factor isn't it.
What's to brag about? It's a device for carrying things on your back.
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I dunno, if there isn't a little secret pocket to stash your weed away in, why would you get it?
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Figured I'd throw .02 into this.. I've had my Bailey for 2 years now and the only thing that I never see anyone mention is this. It is MOSTLY waterproof except it requires you to get the top flap just right to keep the rain out. If I have the bag really full and the Flap doesn't go all the way down the front (i.e. it rides a little higher on the face of the bag) the pockets that are under the front flap are exposed and aren't lined to be waterproof. Usually the flap protects them. I don't have experience with the reload so I can't compare. Also it is a little tricky to get the top corner (when slung on your sholder there is a high corner, dig?) of the bag to seal over itself and keep rain out, and usually requires me to take the bag off to line it up just right.

Lastly, the clip on my Bailey will occasionally pop open if I have a VERY heavy load. The new bags have an updated clip there and it seems better now. All that said, I have total positive comments about the bag in general. It rides extremely comfortably and is very durable. Plus they rate the size bags by how many 12oz. beers you can fit!

I rate the bag: 9 out of 10 cogs
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