I'm not feelin' either of those bags for daily use, but I don't understand how anyone gets around without a bag. The minimum I have on me at any time is a slim wallet (to be precise, a Jimi), my cell, two iPods (I use the shuffle as a USB drive), in-ear monitors, a leather-bound notepad, a fountain pen, a 32oz water bottle. Unless my daily garb included cargo pants and a reporter's vest, that gear would never all fit in my pockets. My taste in bags and backpacks veers more towards milsurp than designer or technical. (Designer = Yamamoto, Varvatos, Helmut Lang, etc.; Technical = Lowe, North Face, and on.) Milsurp backpacks, map cases, and other bags are generally cheapest option, often by one or more zeros - though to make a milsurp backpack work in a modern context an organizer insert such as Tom Bihn's Freudian Slip is invaluable - and all the designer bags I've liked have been thinly veiled ripoffs of vintage European military gear anyway.
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5/9/06 at 1:50pm