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post #16 of 25

What about you guys? How much stuff do you  carry around? 

Keys x 2, smart phone x 1, wallet, access card.  Sometimes printed docs and maybe books. 

 

And if I am traveling, iPad + chargers.  No laptops.  Also a sweater or light blazer inside the bag as well.

 

Which bag type do you prefer? Why?

Tote-like bags/carryall style, with optional shoulder strap.  I loved the style of Berluti Deux Jour and is constantly kicking myself not buying it before its gone.


How much do you haul on-board when you're traveling?

Carry-on luggage + one tote bag.

 

Do you have a bag specifically for carryon when traveling and another for everyday use?

Besides the carry-on suitcase, no.


What are the things that you look for when you choose a bag?

Function, material, durability, appearance.


Do you buy bags based on styles that are in season or actual practicality?

practicality.


Price points? I guess to some this may be a moot point when it comes to higher priced brands.

N/A.  If its exactly what I wanted...  And there are not that many bags/briefcases around...


How long do you keep using that one bag until you move on to a new one? Or are you like me, you have several bags that are interchanged depending on activity?

I only have 2 bags, one canvass tote one messenger bag.  Messenger bag is now retired since its hard to fit sweaters/blazers in with docs. 

 

Another thing that is curious to me is if any of you carry CCW in your bags?

No.

post #17 of 25
Here's a preview of the new Arcteryx luggage line:

http://soldiersystems.net/2012/06/09/sneak-peek-arcteryx-luggage/

Generally what I'm looking for is simple, an update of the flyers kit bag, but in sizes suitable for business use and travel, and with detachable or stowable backpack straps. These new Arcteryx bags come close, but are styled like Japanese motorcycles.

In terms of existing styles I'm partial to Porter and Goruck, but like Crumpler for their use of lighter materials. In many respects the Crumpler Boston Heist was an ideal carryon bag for me, but was just not quite big enough and I despised the styling. Also my back makes me leery of shoulder straps, so if I have to carry a bag longer than is comfortable to use a grab handle, I want back pack straps.
post #18 of 25
I have half a dozen office bags and I still yearn for one more that can effortlessly bridge the gap between a traditional hard case and a modern soft briefcase. Modern briefcases have too many pockets, zippers etcetc and tend to get filled up with crap pretty quickly. The traditional hard cases have unstructured space and everything just bobs around. Add to this something that can stand the vigours or constant travel, is easily accessible for security checks where they still insist on scanning laptop, iPad and liquids etc etc I am still looking. If you can find a solution the world will beat a path to your door
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Tropicalist View Post

I have half a dozen office bags and I still yearn for one more that can effortlessly bridge the gap between a traditional hard case and a modern soft briefcase. Modern briefcases have too many pockets, zippers etcetc and tend to get filled up with crap pretty quickly. The traditional hard cases have unstructured space and everything just bobs around. Add to this something that can stand the vigours or constant travel, is easily accessible for security checks where they still insist on scanning laptop, iPad and liquids etc etc I am still looking. If you can find a solution the world will beat a path to your door

I couldn't agree more. Give me a semi hard sided bag with one big compartment, two dividing flaps (one of which holds pens and business cards) and one outside pocket. If one can open it while it is standing up without all the files flying out so much the better. I have one perhaps unusual request. Make one model large enough to hold 11x17 or A4 files.

And none of the flap overs with the straps attached to the top flap. Those do not work.

I don't keep my electronics in the brief case so much anymore when I'm traveling (chargers, cameras, cords, etc.etc.) the volume of them has grown to large. I put them in a zip up case which I put in the outside compartment of my roll aboard.

I want to carry LESS CASE and MORE STUFF.
post #20 of 25

Yes and yes to the above. You just don't need that many pockets. They add cost and weight, and given the changing form factors of electronics, the availability and popularity of dedicated sleeves and cases for such items, and complications of packing toiletries you just don't need them. 

post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
Great stuff guys. And Hayward, cool that you brought Soldier Systems up. Eric (owner) is a great guy and friend.

Thanks again for all the info guys. You guys sound like you travel as often as I do and are looking for a simpler and more effective solution.

Helm
post #22 of 25
Just thought of another. Less boring black and more colours and textures. example-Scotchgrain is infinitely more interesting than smooth. stirpot.gif
post #23 of 25
I use a Briggs&Riley or a Tumi soft-sided roll on, and then a leather backpack or a messenger bag. The briefcase style messenger bag makes things like my toiletries (I like to brush my teeth in airports - makes life so much more tolerable) magazines, my cell phone (in the summer when I do not have a jacket pocket) more accessible, but with a bunch of stuff + a laptop, it gets uncomfortable carrying for a long time.

I'm thinking of getting a bike-messenger/tote hybrid, specifically, the Master Piece tramp tote, which carries on the shoulder, but close to the back, and has a little cell phone pocket. It has a clip, so the design is not unlike the Chrome messengers I used to carry, but the tote like design and external pockets makes access to travel documents, toiletries, etc... much more accessible. I realize that for many business travellers, it would be an odd look, but I have the luxury of wearing jeans and a leather jacket anywhere I might choose to go, so a bag like that is perfect for both work and travel. I ditch some stuff, and it works for a daybag as well.
post #24 of 25
I want a simple minimal lightweight leather bag on the thin side with a nice clasp. Enough to hold a laptop a folder an iPad a pen or two and maybe a kindle and headphones.
post #25 of 25

I have just found your great thread. How do you progress with rolling out with your own bag line?

 

Let me cross-reference my thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/362426/not-only-stylish-but-also-functional-maximum-legal-carry-on-bag

 

Your thoughts? Possible recommendations for me? Greatly appreciate it.

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