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Old 20.11.2017, 07:45
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Looking for the perfect everyday bag

Morning all,

I have been looking for ages for the perfect everyday bag to take to work. There are now hundreds of bags being advertised online and dozens from places like Kickstarter and Indiegogo that are meant to fill this niche, but none of them quite seem to hit the mark for me.

I usually go to the gym over lunch time, so what I am looking for is a bag that can store a laptop and a few other things seperately from sweaty clothes / a wet towel / smelly trainers. The watertight section must be relatively large, as those items (inc EU 49 trainers!) take up quite a lot of room. Apart from that, I'm not too bothered if in backpack, shoulder bag, duffel bag, etc form.

Any ideas lovely EFers?

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Edit: I'm surrently using a Freitag bag for my sports stuff ( https://www.freitag.ch/en/f46%20%20 ) really not ideal and i usually end up taking the laptop in a separate bag.
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Old 19.01.2018, 07:55
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Re: Looking for the perfect everyday bag

So, in the end after much searching, I went for this:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...dular-backpack

Will report back once I get it and start using it, but it seems to tick all boxes and has the advantage of being a perfect weekend trip size too.
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Re: Looking for the perfect everyday bag

And very nice looking it is too.

Out of curiosity, doesn't it bother you that your sweaty and smelly stuff shares the bag with your office stuff, even in different compartments?
I'd rather take two bags, even if it's more uncomfortable...
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Old 19.01.2018, 08:33
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And very nice looking it is too.

Out of curiosity, doesn't it bother you that your sweaty and smelly stuff shares the bag with your office stuff, even in different compartments?
I'd rather take two bags, even if it's more uncomfortable...
The bag comes with 2 watertight packing cubes, I think my plan would be to put my clothes into one and my towel into the other and just hope my trainers don't smell too much when I pack them in...perhaps I'll carry a shoe deoderant in there just to be sure!

I honestly think that the two compartments will keep stuff separate enough though, it's really what I've been looking for. The only "office stuff" I have are inanimate objects, pens, laptop, etc etc. Any food I bring will be in hermetically sealed boxes or well wrapped up, so I don't see it being an issue - i'll have taken it out and fridged it by the time I go to do sport anyway (I'll probably have removed laptop and pens etc by then too).
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Re: Looking for the perfect everyday bag

There’s no such thing as one perfect bag! You need at least one in every colour - to match your shoes.

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Old 19.01.2018, 09:32
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Re: Looking for the perfect everyday bag

Looks like its made cheap in China and those straps will never hold up. And why would any one want to invest $$$ in some operation when a good decent bag can just be picked up almost anywhere.
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Old 19.01.2018, 10:15
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Re: Looking for the perfect everyday bag

There‘s only one bag you need waiting at the bus stop

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Old 19.01.2018, 10:16
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Looks like its made cheap in China and those straps will never hold up. And why would any one want to invest $$$ in some operation when a good decent bag can just be picked up almost anywhere.
Many thanks for your helpful opinion!

As you'll notice from my original post, I have for years been buying Swiss made bags, which have been great, but lacking all the features I need. I have also for years been looking for a bag to fulfil all my requirements...now I've hopefully found one.

I'm not really bothered where the bag is made - the material looks decent quality and it ticks all the boxes, so what's not to like?
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Old 19.01.2018, 10:34
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Re: Looking for the perfect everyday bag

My everyday bag is a Peak Design Messenger.
I got it off their Kickstarter and have loved it ever since.
It doesn't really work as a Gym Bag but I hate Gyms, so that's a non-issue for me.

I am still on the lookout for a good weekender. Saw some good ones but wasn't convinced. I'd be interested in your opinion once you've had this bag for a bit.
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Old 19.01.2018, 10:43
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Re: Looking for the perfect everyday bag

I feel somewhat of an expert (or at least the advanced side of intermediate) when it comes to work and travel bags now! What are you looking for in a weekender - the traditional duffle style, or a more suitcasey style, or a backpack type of thing?
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Many thanks for your helpful opinion!

As you'll notice from my original post, I have for years been buying Swiss made bags, which have been great, but lacking all the features I need. I have also for years been looking for a bag to fulfil all my requirements...now I've hopefully found one.

I'm not really bothered where the bag is made - the material looks decent quality and it ticks all the boxes, so what's not to like?
Profis only buy the best:

https://www.hauptner.ch/de/jagd/jagd...ucksaecke/?p=1
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Old 19.01.2018, 10:50
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Re: Looking for the perfect everyday bag

Yes, but I should probably have pointed out that whilst I am a professional, I am not a professional soldier.
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Old 19.01.2018, 10:51
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I feel somewhat of an expert (or at least the advanced side of intermediate) when it comes to work and travel bags now! What are you looking for in a weekender - the traditional duffle style, or a more suitcasey style, or a backpack type of thing?
The traditional duffel style would be my first choice. Leather, if possible. I have a VANS Canvas duffel which is pretty awesome. But its a shade too big for a weekender.
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Re: Looking for the perfect everyday bag

I have something similar to this. It has its uses.
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Old 19.01.2018, 11:08
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The traditional duffel style would be my first choice. Leather, if possible. I have a VANS Canvas duffel which is pretty awesome. But its a shade too big for a weekender.
If it is of any interest to you, I have this bag from Tuscany Leather, used 5 times or less...

http://www.thehouseofbags.ch/tuscany-leather-oslo

In colour "Testa di Moro" - very non-PC, I know!
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Old 19.01.2018, 11:11
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If it is of any interest to you, I have this bag from Tuscany Leather, used 5 times or less...

http://www.thehouseofbags.ch/tuscany-leather-oslo

In colour "Testa di Moro" - very non-PC, I know!
That's a nice piece of kit.
No offence, but I'd buy first hand if that's okay. There are some things that never should be bought second-hand. Luggage, in my book, is one of them.

PS: The shade is what I would go for as well. I'm not much for PC anyways. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Old 19.01.2018, 11:13
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Re: Looking for the perfect everyday bag

Haha, no offense taken, I completely understand.

It is a lovely bag, I have to say and it looks like one that will age well. I don't use it so often now as I got one of the kickstarter techy cabin bags, which is a bit more convenient for storing laptops, electronics etc - i'm a bit of a geek so like taking tech with me on my holibobs and having compartments for it all.
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Old 19.01.2018, 11:17
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Haha, no offense taken, I completely understand.

It is a lovely bag, I have to say and it looks like one that will age well. I don't use it so often now as I got one of the kickstarter techy cabin bags, which is a bit more convenient for storing laptops, electronics etc - i'm a bit of a geek so like taking tech with me on my holibobs and having compartments for it all.
Very kind of you. I do understand. That's why I went for the messenger. It holds all the bits and bobs, and well.
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Re: Looking for the perfect everyday bag

Bit late, but theres a guy on youtube called Chase Reeves, who reviews loads of new bags that are out,

https://www.youtube.com/user/chasereeves
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Re: Looking for the perfect everyday bag

I'd love to hear once you decide.
I'd been hunting for an everyday bag too - PD Everyday Messenger was the best bet, but still on the fence..

cheers & all the best

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