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Want a Himel Bros jacket but at an extreme discount? I've listed my Shinki Kensington on eBay.    Let me know if you have any questions.    Cheers,    AT
Quite welcome. Paul, at BMG, is a really good guy. Glad to hear you've gotten so nicely acquainted with your jacket. 
Is that a BMG Montana? Great jacket! I rode in one for a couple years and then acquired a different body shape from working out, so I had to pass it on. It does a great job of housing armor and looking snazzy. 
Motorcycle jackets fall into one of three categories:   Fashion: Thin jackets typically made from hides cut thinly and sewn weakly, which break in easily and would offer little to no abrasion resistance for a get-off from your bike. Wear one of these and you'll look right at home in Hollywood, but any rider would know you don't ride. Think Fiorenza, contemporary Belstaff, some Schott models.    Practical/Safety Conscious: Thick, armored jackets with heavy duty...
Thanks for the reference pic! I almost went with the Tan 72 Hour, as my 256 is Tan and I really enjoyed it, but I went with the Otter Green to try to avoid some denim transference. The backside of the 256 has a ton of denim indigo transference. 
Thanks so much for your insightful comments. I imagined that was the case with nylon. I'm a huge fan of the 256, but I just can't deal with the weight any longer. I think you're spot on in suggesting that a daily carry, due to frequency of use, really has to be much less compromising in terms of comfort and ease of use. But, my gosh, that 256 has aged beautifully...
I picked up a 72 Hour Lightweight version during the Father's Day sale. Trying to decide whether or not I want to keep it.    I've used a 256 for about five years, and I've loved it, except for two things: the weight and the lack of a true laptop compartment. The lightweight 72 Hour addresses both issues, but I just don't know about this nylon.    I know that, if I want to save on weight, I have to concede something in the material. But I'm not sure how the nylon will...
Oh, I see. Sorry I posted this in the wrong place. Thanks for your help!
I'm 5'8" in boots, and the small duffle looks like the right size on me. I can do the medium size, but it looks a little long next to my frame. 
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