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Thread: I just love my new Side Effect

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    I just love my new Side Effect

    I never really thought much of this thing when I first saw it. I read "fanny pack" and said yuck. But then so many of you mentioned how useful it was for you for so many situations so I decided to take another look. Its perfect as a daily purse, as I lean towards being a minimalist for daily carry unless I know I'll be away from the house for either a long distance or a long time (in which case I put the extra stuff I need in either the Little Swift and/or the small shopping bag). I have my wallet, reading glasses, tissues, my phone and a small container of daily necessities in it (band aids, shout wipes, safety pins, that kind of thing).

    At the beginning, I didn't really get why some of you have multiples of this item. Now I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturbridge View Post
    I never really thought much of this thing when I first saw it. I read "fanny pack" and said yuck. But then so many of you mentioned how useful it was for you for so many situations so I decided to take another look. Its perfect as a daily purse, as I lean towards being a minimalist for daily carry unless I know I'll be away from the house for either a long distance or a long time (in which case I put the extra stuff I need in either the Little Swift and/or the small shopping bag). I have my wallet, reading glasses, tissues, my phone and a small container of daily necessities in it (band aids, shout wipes, safety pins, that kind of thing).

    At the beginning, I didn't really get why some of you have multiples of this item. Now I do.
    The first bolded statement is one of my mantras - if I don't need it to make a purchase it stays in the car -

    The second - 'help me'!!!!

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    With such a declaration, sturbridge, we need more details! What fabric and color for this SE? Picture? What will be the color/fabric of your next SE?

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    I too hate the word "fanny pack"..lol And I too love the side effect. It is just right for the essentials and you hardly know its there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivelly View Post
    I too hate the word "fanny pack"..lol
    Yeah, it means something very different in non-US English-speaking countries! *blushes*

    I love my SE. It's just big enough for my wallet, coin purse, iPhone, keys, reading glasses and a mini OP for odds and ends (a few paracetamol, contact lens drops, comb, etc) - all the stuff I want to keep with me at all times.

    And I love that the shoulder strap can be swapped with a waist strap - my previous EDCs were shoulder bags only, so I had to use a separate waist pack when travelling. Now I can take a single bag that can be my secure container for passport, etc, on the journey and then convert to a smart EDC when I arrive at my destination!
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    forest/cork/linen + steel/olive (Imago, Pilot, SCB, COW, QK, OPs)
    olive/plum + steel/UV/wasabi (S19, SE, MCB, TSSs, SSBs, YSSs, OPs)
    black/steel + iberian (SE, SCB, FJN, TSSs, YSSs)
    Hoping for: FJN for iPad Mini; more bags in Aubergine; the return of Portable Culture!

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    I should have been more culturally appropriate and called it a bum pack.

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    I went with black/iberian. In the front pocket, are a travel toothpick holder, a flashlight (torch) and a whistle. In the main compartment, are my big bulky wallet, reading glasses, lotion bar in a case, chapstick, tissues (color coordinated, of course ), my EDC kit and some extra wipes for hands and glasses, my phone and a small swiss army knife that fits perfectly between the 2 pockets. I forgot to take out the SAK for the picture.

    For those who are interested, the contents of the EDC kit are as follows: blister pad, bandaids (plasters), tampon, earplugs, nail clippers, tweezers, binder clip, sewing needle, advil, hydrocortisone cream, single use dental floss, bobby pins, pencil, index card, compass, and a vial of sea salt and a packet of pepper. Pretty much covers everything I might encounter in a day.

    I'm not happy with my big bulky wallet, but the organizer wallet doesn't work for me either because I usually carry a lot of change on me. I will use the organizer wallet on vacation though.
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    Love your violet toothpick-container.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturbridge View Post
    I never really thought much of this thing when I first saw it. I read "fanny pack" and said yuck. But then so many of you mentioned how useful it was for you for so many situations so I decided to take another look.
    Same here. I started out with a MCB, then went down to a SCB for the summer, and last fall I finally started using my SE. I'm up to 6 now, and contemplating a 7th! I have Aubergine in ballistic for dressier days, cordura Indigo and Plum, parapack in Olive, and dyneema in steel, nordic, and considering whether to keep or return black.

    Oh, wait, I have a ballistic steel one on order, I'd forgotten! Yikes, that will make 8! But I do like to switch out colors pretty often, and considering I have no other purses anymore, I suppose that's not really all that bad, is it?
    ISO INDIGO SWIFT and WASABI SE

    SE: b-Steel Aubergine; c-Plum Indigo; d-Steel Nordic Black; pp-Olive

    SWIFT: Turquoise Plum Hemp Aubergine Olive Nordic Kiwi
    PCSB: Ultraviolet Wasabi Steel Iberian Nordic
    SSB: Ultraviolet Wasabi Steel Iberian
    LSB: Ultraviolet Wasabi Steel Iberian Nordic Black

    SCB: Plum Nordic
    MCB: Plum Nordic Storm

    IMAGO: Indigo/Plum, Navy/Cork, Black
    CO-PILOT: Indigo
    AERONAUT 45: Indigo

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    In another thread member Perseffect was describing a bag her daughter uses - but the words fit the Side Effect perfectly -

    Simple and Effective...

    Side Effect is Simple and Effective....

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    [QUOTE=sturbridge;65628]I should have been more culturally appropriate and called it a bum pack.

    That sounds only slightly better...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturbridge View Post
    I should have been more culturally appropriate and called it a bum pack.
    Indeed, though it's usually called a bum-bag in England - but that would still cause confusion with USians. Well, they do say England and America are two nations divided by a common language
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    Collections:
    black/aubergine + wasabi (WF, SA + UMP, TT, TSSs, SE, Swift, QK, YSSs & KTPs)
    forest/cork/linen + steel/olive (Imago, Pilot, SCB, COW, QK, OPs)
    olive/plum + steel/UV/wasabi (S19, SE, MCB, TSSs, SSBs, YSSs, OPs)
    black/steel + iberian (SE, SCB, FJN, TSSs, YSSs)
    Hoping for: FJN for iPad Mini; more bags in Aubergine; the return of Portable Culture!

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    The German word is Bauchtasche. Bauch = stomach, tasche = bag so it is a stomach-bag. I am so proud of our suphisticatian. Nothing near the bum-aria for us ;-) just plain stupidity, no humor nothing to detract the mind.
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    hahaha...ilkyway..you forgot the Brustbeutel :-)


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