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Need a new messenger bag......suggestions?

Old 04-26-13, 09:50 AM
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So excited. It's here!


It's here!!! @missionworkshop #monty #messengerbag by miss_kaz, on Flickr
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Old 05-24-13, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by d.weglarz13 View Post
So, when i get it(2 weeks) i will post pics, if anyone wants to see it. Thanks for all the suggestions though, without them i would have probably stayed with my T2 which i f***ing hate.. Thanks again

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Any chance of those pics, and a review? Sorely tempted to pull the trigger on one of these and sell my MW Shed.
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Old 05-24-13, 10:06 AM
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Back in the day when I was doing it I used a Manhattan Portage bag which was insulated from moisture. I did have a gnarly cleft in my chest from over stuffing the bag after a while, but I'm guessing that could be remedied with one of those car seat belt cushions over the strap. I guess that could apply to any single strap bag you choose.
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Old 05-29-13, 12:08 AM
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Okay fellas, believe it or not, I'm still waiting for my bag!!!!!
Pat from PAC said they ran into a problem with their supplier. And she didn't have any more army green left which I was set on, so she special ordered some for me. So I can't blame anyone for the delay really, but just freakin dying to get it already..,

Yes, pics coming as soon as it gets here! I think it shipped yesterday.

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Old 05-29-13, 12:52 AM
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Whats the largest capacity roll-top bag ?
I bought a Timbuk2 Especial Tres but its way too heavy & isn't as large of a capacity as I would like.

-Thanks.
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https://www.freightbags.com/products/rolltop
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I don't know about largest, but it holds a girl.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...MATE-OS-Review
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Old 05-29-13, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by gregjones View Post
I don't know about largest, but it holds a girl.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...MATE-OS-Review
haha. wow. thanks.

I ended up ordering a Timbuk2 Classic in XL.
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Old 06-14-13, 02:59 PM
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So, my PAC ultimate came yesterday. Definitely nice, but big for me. I will try to get some pics up in a little bit. I might sell it though as it is a bit bigger than I thought. Oh well, just sucks i waited so long for it. And, Pat says they are not making anymore bags for 9 months and I got the last order in. So, good luck to anyone who plans on getting one anytime soon. But, the bag is quality made, and really cool with the strap options and whatnot. I will probably just get some iphone pics in a little and upload them, i don't have a good camera. But you guys have seen it all before, so whatever.
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Old 06-15-13, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by d.weglarz13 View Post
So, my PAC ultimate came yesterday. Definitely nice, but big for me. I will try to get some pics up in a little bit. I might sell it though as it is a bit bigger than I thought. Oh well, just sucks i waited so long for it. And, Pat says they are not making anymore bags for 9 months and I got the last order in. So, good luck to anyone who plans on getting one anytime soon. But, the bag is quality made, and really cool with the strap options and whatnot. I will probably just get some iphone pics in a little and upload them, i don't have a good camera. But you guys have seen it all before, so whatever.
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Since you might still be looking for a bag, I would throw in a recommendation for Mission Workshop's, Rummy. Or Monty. I got my Rummy a few weeks ago and I wear/use it every day. The roll top that can either fold or strap down is amazing. The first day I used it was the most impressive. I had a day out where i needed to exchange a pair of shoes, go grocery shopping, and get myself lunch, plus i had all my school stuff in there because i wanted to test out the capacity. Every stop I just kept shoving stuff in the bag. I still had room when i was done. Did I mention that there was a SHOE BOX, in the bag?! of course you dont need all that room day to day, the roll top shrinks things down quite well for day to day use. Long story short its versatile, and you will not run out of room, but personally i dont feel like its too much.

Second point, we all know chrome bags are great, but mission workshop bags are made by the same guys that started chrome. Personally, I see too many people with chrome bags, and wanted something different.

I really like the comfort of the bag, all of the straps are really easy to adjust. And if you are always adding and subtracting things from your bag, this is important. Also, the single chest stabilizer strap is all you need to keep things put. It works very well. The bag is a bit wide, as i am 5' 7", 150lbs, my elbows touch the bag, but its never really annoying or in the way. very comfortable.

The bag is definitely built to last, and completely weather proof (no bag is water proof, i dont know of any bag that will survive a drop in the lake). I really like the light grey lining too, makes things easy to find in the bag.

My average pack is a 15" macbook pro (plus sleeve), pencil case (full of pens and such), 18oz klean kanteen, apple, binder, calculator, kryptonite cable and u-lock and other little misc items. All fits with room to spare, so no worries about picking something up on my way home. I shoved chipotle for two on top of all that into my bag the other day after class.

I only have a few complaints about the bag, though i have found solutions. First is that i do feel like the strap rides up to my neck at times when the bag is all full, BUT connecting the stabilizer strap is problem solved there. Next the front pockets are supposed to be big enough for a u-lock, width is ok, but I must have the biggest ulock you can get cause mine doesn't fit all the way vertically. Solution, i use the clips and straps to hold it into place outside of the bag (let me know if you want to see photos). Finally, I was a bit bummed about the rummy not having a laptop pouch, but i have a laptop sleeve from my last bag, i just toss the laptop in the main compartment with the sleeve on, and it works great.
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Old 06-16-13, 04:05 PM
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For 15 bucks, you can get the Timbuk2 "Deluxe Pad" which is nicer than the standard one. It would be way cheaper than dropping 150 on a new bag.
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Old 06-18-13, 04:44 PM
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Chrome don't get you home, but makes great bags. The large is perfect size.
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