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Old 12-10-08, 02:41 PM
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Large backpacks

I'm looking for a large backpack. Something that can hold say about the size of two twelve packs. not a mes bag, but a backpack. I'm using a larger day pack now, but its not the best for using on the bike, to bulky. What do you guys use or recommend? TIA

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Old 12-10-08, 02:47 PM
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http://www.rei.com/product/768101
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Old 12-10-08, 02:54 PM
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LEMOLO BACKPACKs:
http://lemolobags.wordpress.com/backpacks/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/peng1/s...7604263614258/

get a custom at MER BAGS:
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i have a Military CFP-90 that is huge, and an Assault pack. both cordura nylon. the CFP is woodland came the Assault pack is black. Both are durable and water resistant. i never used the larger CFP, and i have the optional detachable day pack for it. if you are interested in either hit me up, i'll give you a really good deal.
http://www.rothco.com/general/index.cfm/fuseaction/itemdetail/item/1468/subcat/189/prodid/112/from/leftassault pack

http://www.rothco.com/general/index.cfm/fuseaction/itemdetail/item/3175/subcat/189/prodid/112/from/left CFP-90
http://www.rothco.com/general/index.cfm/fuseaction/itemdetail/item/3176/subcat/189/prodid/112/from/left pack for CFP-90, (comes with the one i am selling).

if you look them up on eBay, i will sell it for way under what anyone is asking
i used an Assault pack when i lived in FL, then i lost it and got a new one. so the one i have now is bearly used, and the CFP i only used once.

and chrome has some gnarly bags to check out.

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I've hauled 12 packs in my medium Banjo Brothers backpack before, and I could have fit another one easily. It would probably hold 3 or 4 (I couldn't, tho) if you took the packaging apart.
The large is 500 cubic inches larger, so that might be the bag for you.
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those Lemolo's are pretty badass!
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Go with this one, It's the best. large size:

http://www.ortlieb.com/_pdf_en/track.pdf


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Here's a list:
Banjo Brothers
Chrome
Lemelo
Ortlieb
Sag Life
Chicago Wig
Zugster
Seagull
ReLoad
SealLine
Anchor

and that's all I can think of...
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Chrome backbone bag is decent, i havent used any others though. I use it while grocery shopping mostly.


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Really like the banjo bag. Price isn't that bad either.

Meepers, PM with the price your looking at. Can you get inside detentions? Or see how much you can jam in it.

This is not just for 12 packs, but for little grocery runs and my bird watching gear.

Thanks for all the ideas, have some thinking to do...
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I use an Ortleib. It's good but the velcro is pretty toast and the clips keep breaking.

If I were getting a new one and handmade by a small company was a priority, I'd definitely go with one from Mer Bags.
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+1

These backpacks are freaking great. If you can get him to ship one to you, DO IT!
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i really like the crumpler mahoubar backpack i have. it can fit 2 12 packs with room to spare, only problem is the opening is kinda a tight fit for that. you could get the crumpler famous wine bar which is bigger by a few cm in each direction. heres the mahoubar:



i have mine in black. right now its 70 bucks at rei.com. i paid 90 at rei.com just 2 months ago, marked down from 125
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Originally Posted by paulwwalters View Post
I've hauled 12 packs in my medium Banjo Brothers backpack before, and I could have fit another one easily. It would probably hold 3 or 4 (I couldn't, tho) if you took the packaging apart.
The large is 500 cubic inches larger, so that might be the bag for you.
I have the medium Banjo Bros. backpack and it has a lot of room inside - the large would really hold a lot of stuff. Plus its waterproof and keeps everything nice and dry.
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I have the medium Banjo Bros. backpack and it has a lot of room inside - the large would really hold a lot of stuff. Plus its waterproof and keeps everything nice and dry.
Yeah and I'm the only person within 100 miles that has one, so no need to pay more and get a custom bag.
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Originally Posted by diaper eater View Post
i really like the crumpler mahoubar backpack i have. it can fit 2 12 packs with room to spare, only problem is the opening is kinda a tight fit for that. you could get the crumpler famous wine bar which is bigger by a few cm in each direction. heres the mahoubar:



i have mine in black. right now its 70 bucks at rei.com. i paid 90 at rei.com just 2 months ago, marked down from 125
Thats funny you said that, I was at REI today for climbing gear and picked up the Crumpler. 99.00. Gona test it out on a grocery run in a few. Thanks for the advise guys. Lots of nice bags posted.
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I would go with the Ortleib bag that "gkelley" posted. Super simple and super waterproof, also a lot of carrying room. Thats just my opinion though. Essentially all of those bags look great. A kid that used to work with me had one of the Ortleib Messenger Backpacks the next step up from the one posted above, and that thing was GIGANTIC i could probably sit in the back of that thing while someone was riding. If you want a lot of space you could try that one, but not as a daily commute, it looks kinds ridiculous if you are riding around with a humungous backpack thats nearly empty.

**edit*** I should have read the above post more thoroughly, apparently you have picked the Crumpler Bag. Im sure it will work out great. Anyone else looking for a bag might also find this information helpfull

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