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Post by Sidheguitarist » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:49 pm

So, my wife wants me to score her a small backpack. What she wants: something very similar to my saddleback messenger bag, only in heavy canvas (she doesn't like the fact that my fully-crammed saddleback weighs slightly less than the cow it came from), with backpack straps (obviously).

I've been through the first suspects that come to my own mind (eg. filson) and have done what I could to google though epic waves of imported white noise when it comes to bags, to no avail.

One of you gear heads will have the answer, I'm sure of it.

Ideas?

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Post by Ryeguy » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:27 pm

How much do you want to spend?

As a potential suggestion, LL Bean makes a few styles of canvas / classic style day packs. They are run about $150.

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Post by lilhoody » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:39 am

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:47 am

Osprey makes some of the best packs for women http://www.rei.com/product/837028/ospre ... ack-womens

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Post by unsub073 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:07 am

toxicavenger wrote:Osprey makes some of the best packs for women http://www.rei.com/product/837028/ospre ... ack-womens
I don't have that particular model, but my Osprey is at least 10 years old and has been around the world with me, and is still in great shape. It is my travel backpack, and I don't go on an airplane without it.

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Post by Jeep99dad » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:10 am

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Post by marchone » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:15 am

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Post by TLgdeL » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:56 pm

unsub073 wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:Osprey makes some of the best packs for women http://www.rei.com/product/837028/ospre ... ack-womens
I don't have that particular model, but my Osprey is at least 10 years old and has been around the world with me, and is still in great shape. It is my travel backpack, and I don't go on an airplane without it.
This. Mine is about 5 y.o. always with me when I travel.

I didn't even realize Filson made a backpack. New model? Bought the wife a saddleback. She hated it because of the weight.Replaced it with a filson tote which she loves, except for the fact she can't wear it like a backpack or cross body
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Post by Sidheguitarist » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:51 pm

Good stuff, guys, thanks!
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Post by Vern » Sun May 03, 2015 4:34 pm

Just saw this, but when it comes to canvas, I shop one and only one company.

Defy.
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Post by manitoujoe » Sun May 03, 2015 6:16 pm

^^This. Defy has great stuff for her.

I have a Defy canvas and it's awesome. That said, I just bought a GoRuck Echo pack today. :)
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Post by lilhoody » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:39 pm

Michael,
Did you get something?

I have been impressed by this company's offerings...though I have yet to sample the goods. One thing is certain, Kay would have a unique bag.

http://topodesigns.com/collections/bags
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Post by dukerules » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:37 am

^^^I like to Topo stuff a lot in pics, although I've never actually handled any of it. The prices are good for what look like quality, made in the USA, items.

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:09 am

lilhoody wrote:Michael,
Did you get something?

I have been impressed by this company's offerings...though I have yet to sample the goods. One thing is certain, Kay would have a unique bag.

http://topodesigns.com/collections/bags
Damn nice prices also, they didn't got full retard with "US Made" prices :whistle:

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Post by lilhoody » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:03 am

toxicavenger wrote:
lilhoody wrote:Michael,
Did you get something?

I have been impressed by this company's offerings...though I have yet to sample the goods. One thing is certain, Kay would have a unique bag.

http://topodesigns.com/collections/bags
Damn nice prices also, they didn't got full retard with "US Made" prices :whistle:
I need to make it a point to visit the Denver store, next time I'm in town.
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Post by Sidheguitarist » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:00 pm

That's good looking stuff, BD. Thanks for posting! I'll definitely be poring through their website.

Also found timbuk2 http://www.timbuk2.com/laptop-backpacks ... 4&start=23

But nothing ticks the "buy" box yet; she's surprisingly picky for someone who married a guy like me.
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Post by gwells » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:07 pm

fwiw, i really like the tumi t-tech backpack i use for work daily. it's not "small," but it's a little smaller than a standard backpack, i can squeeze my 15.4" laptop in there, it's well made, and pretty comfortable when i'm traveling.

the one i bought isn't on their site any more, but they have a whole bunch of different packs. and tumi makes good luggage/travel gear.

http://www.tumi.com/c/bag-backpacks-and ... =relevance

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:55 pm

Sidheguitarist wrote:That's good looking stuff, BD. Thanks for posting! I'll definitely be poring through their website.

Also found timbuk2 http://www.timbuk2.com/laptop-backpacks ... 4&start=23
I've been using timbuk2 messenger bags for about 10-15 years. I have a large and a medium. They wear like iron. The only visible wear on my 8 year old medium bag is where Stevie chewed one of the buckles. It still works fine, though.
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