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Thread: Super Imago?

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    Jul 2007

    Super Imago?

    I suspect the market for something like this is pretty limited, but I'll throw it out there...

    I have a 17" Powerbook. When I replace it, I'll likely get a 17" Macbook Pro. This severely limits my choices when it comes to Tom Bihn bags--I think I'm limited to the backpacks, the Super Ego, and the Empire Builder. I'm currently the owner of a Brain Bag and a Super Ego, a Monolith and a horizontal Brain Cell.

    On overnight or extended trips, the Brain Bag is great--it fits everything I could possibly need. The Super Ego is great for days when I need to take a bunch of stuff to work with me (A coat, an umbrella, a change of shoes, etc.) But for just 'going out'--or the summertime commute when I'll be taking substantially less with me--I just don't need that much space. I'd like something that would just about fit my laptop (in a Soft Cell), its AC adapter, my phone, my keys, and my wallet, and I'd like it to be messenger-bag style, since it's easier to access stuff. I've debated getting an Imago as a running-around bag, since I really like the way the cork looks on them, but have yet to convince myself it'll get frequently used since my computer won't fit in it.

    (I'd also like to see TB come up with some sort of laundry bag that doesn't fall apart after a couple months of use, but I suspect that's even more of a niche market.)

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    Nov 2007

    Thumbs up Super Imago?

    I'll second the vote for a "Super Imago". It would be nice to have a bag somewhere between the ID and the regular Imago in the lineup. Also, I'll second the vote for a laundry bag. Every week, I carry 6-7 kilos of laundry on foot to be done in a plastic bag to the cleaners, and it's awkward and heavy.

    Dave in Hong Kong

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    May 2003
    The far west
    Any bag that will fit the 17" Powerbook will still be quite tall and wide, but I can see the use of a bag that is not quite as thick/doesn't have as much capacity as the Super Ego.

    And I like the laundry bag idea a lot! I've had those netted laundry bags but they seem to always catch on stuff and rip.
    Current Carry: Skookum Dog Citizen Canine prototype, Founder's Briefcase (every day carry), Small Cafe Bag (every day carry), Shop Bags (groceries, extra random stuff), Aeronaut 45 (travel), Synapse 19 (day hikes), Smart Alec (longer day hikes), Skookum Dog Road Duffel (Medium) (travel), Clear Organizer Wallet, Travel Stuff Sacks, Organizer Cubes

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