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Apxgrndr 01-23-2013 11:04 PM

Looking for a carry on bag
 
I'm sick of using my old MEC backpack as a carry on, time to upgrade to something a little....shinier.

Thinking of this:
http://www.filson.com/products/sport...bag.70266.html

the saddleback leather stuff looks pretty good but a little too pricey IMO.

Any of YFFs have something in carry on size requirements that you would recommend?

vwboomer 01-24-2013 12:30 AM

$300 for a tiny bag? :bluduh

I have a German military backpack I've been using for 18 years that cost maybe $30. :deal
Lotsa cool buckles and straps!

dbg326 01-24-2013 06:56 AM

I use my Chrome messenger bag.. A bit uncomfortable after a while if it's loaded down heavily, but with a light-to-medium load, I find it pretty comfortable. Same bag I use for class, as well as on the bike.

cab591 01-24-2013 06:58 AM

:huh

Looks nice, but it's also expensive. I was always taught to travel "under the radar", so to speak. That bag practically screams "steal me, I have expensive things". I guess it depends on where you travel, though.

I usually just use a cheap, small duffle. If it starts to tear or break, I can replace it cheap. Right now, I've got one of these. Small LLBean duffle bag, bright f**king yellow. Fully packed, I've carried: snowboarding jacket / pants / gloves / hat / goggles, 4 pairs of jeans, 10 T-shirts, 2 long sleeve button downs, toiletries, a 15" laptop (with charger), and a GoPro (with a few of the mounts). It's all about how you pack it. On top of looking fairly unassuming (and, I'm usually not well dressed either), it's also bright f**king yellow. Which is good, because you really can't loose sight of your bag.

To each their own, I guess. If you feel like spending $300 on a quality bag, go for it. Looks decent, no idea how much it holds though.

BigEasy 01-24-2013 07:01 AM

The Filson bag is bomb proof you can't go wrong there with the exception of the spendy factor. You may also want to check Duluth Pack company and J W Hume (they make the Orvis canvas/leather luggage) they make awesome stuff as well. I have a Duluth Pack brief case that's close to 10 years old and aside from some scuffs and fading it's in fine shape.

SR1 01-24-2013 07:27 AM

I have the Filson Field Bag (http://www.filson.com/products/field...taProduct=1019) though I didn't pay the new price. Good bag but the opening is a little small (intentionally). LOTS of compliments.

dirtydeeds 01-24-2013 07:33 AM

I have a Swiss Gear back pack. Good zippers, well thought out in terms of pockets and strong. Has a padded spot for lap top, little pocket for an e-reader, another for your passport. It's big enough for a few days of clothes.

I think they label it as a computer back pack. I think amazon has them for around $60-70.

Apxgrndr 01-24-2013 07:33 AM

I know, they're a lot of money, but made in the US? And I've heard they're warranty is great.
I will have a look at that messenger bag also, looks pretty nice.

FatChance 01-24-2013 09:17 AM

"Might as well have the best". :nod

Everything I have got from Filson has been fantastic. They are expensive but their stuff lasts forever. I have never regretted anything of theirs that I have purchased.

Dukeryder 01-24-2013 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Apxgrndr (Post 20562238)
Sportsman's Bag
A compact bag with remarkable carrying capacity for sports, field or gym
Style #70266
$295.00

Do you normally fly First/Business Class or in some preferred seating group? or are you a typical buy the cheapest coach ticket you can find?

If you're in the latter group, odds are you'll be boarding the plane last and 75% of the time there's no more room in the overhead and you'll have to gate check your $300 bag, where some monkey is going to be drop kicking it into the plane.

Checked luggage turns to shit quick and for that reason alone I don't shell out big bucks on luggage. My "Carry-On" is a Samsonite I picked up at Marshalls for like $80. If you're a bargain shopper there's quality stuff out there for not a lot of coin.

Grainbelt 01-24-2013 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Dukeryder (Post 20564659)
If you're in the latter group, odds are you'll be boarding the plane last and 75% of the time there's no more room in the overhead and you'll have to gate check your $300 bag, where some monkey is going to be drop kicking it into the plane.

I've started planning on that. :lol3 I have the biggest possible softside expandable carry on and jam the fucker full. Invariably the gate agent asks if I'd like to check it and I say, sure!

All the shit I really want with me is in a small messenger bag. Screw you, Delta, I will not pay $50 to check a bag.

lumpyrutherford 01-24-2013 11:59 AM

love my moop

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/005...ompact.jpg?165

http://www.moopshop.com/collections/the-messenger

gremor 01-24-2013 12:03 PM

One word


MAXPEDITION



:clap

Xeraux 01-24-2013 12:15 PM

I have this bag in black. The Patagonia "MLC" Maximum Legal Carry-on.

You can find it cheaper than the US$160.00.

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/...?p=48107-0-015

http://www.patagonia.com/tsimages/48...ftr=8&cvt=jpeg

http://www.patagonia.com/tsimages/48...ftr=8&cvt=jpeg

AWM 01-24-2013 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gremor (Post 20565333)
One word


MAXPEDITION



:clap




:clapThats right.


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