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Thread: Side Effect

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    TOM BIHN Crew (we work here) Darcy's Avatar
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    May 2003
    The far west

    Side Effect

    In this thread, post a list or pictures of What You Carry in your Side Effect. We will add your packing list to the Side Effect page to help give other people a better idea of what the bag can hold.
    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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    Berkeley, CA

    Contents of my Side Effect

    I love my Side Effect and have been extolling its virtues to anyone who'll listen. I switch between my Ego and my large Cafe Bag a couple times a week, and the Side Effect helps me keep all the important stuff together. I took the pic below to show a friend what all I carried in it, and the picture plus the lovely plum color convinced her to buy it as a non-girly-purse replacement.

    Missing from the photo: the Canon PowerShot DS1100 I used to take the picture, and a small pouch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab imps (perfume samples). And there's still room for more!
    Last edited by Rhiannon; 08-11-2009 at 03:05 PM. Reason: Edited for clarity

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    Forum Member ncb4's Avatar
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    Great picture

    That's a lot of stuff! And I love the beautiful plum color of your Side Effect. Thanks for posting the photo.

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    Well, mental confusion *is* listed as a side effect...
    Western Flyer (crimsom) with Absolute strap, Zephyr (black), Medium Cafe Bag (steel/olive), Shop Bags (solar, steel), Large Cafe bag (navy/cayenne), Small café bag (forest), Tristars (steel/solar and indigo/solar),Aeronaut (steel), Side Effects (old skool black cordura, olive parapack), Imagos (steel, cork, wasabi, and aubergine, hemp, steel), Dyneema Western Flyer (Nordic/Steel) and miscellaneous packing cubes, pouches, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy View Post
    In this thread, post a list or pictures of What You Carry in your Side Effect.
    how about a video?

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    Registered User Maria's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    My black side-effect is crammed, but organized. I carry it with the shoulder strap, like a purse.

    Main compartment:

    - one pocket holds a powder compact and a lip balm
    - other interior pocket holds my rather thick mobile phone, plus a small Fisher space pen
    - protein bar (wrapped in zip-top baggie in case of left-overs!)
    - flat comb
    - micro mini Moleskin notebook
    - Tom Bihn ultrasuede wallet for plastic cards, ID's - attached to a key strap
    - leather coin purse
    - Purell hand sanitizer 59 ml size
    - inhaler (asthma medication)
    - small nail files (wrapped in small zip top baggie)
    - small pair of glasses wrapped in cleaning cloth
    - two packets of facial tissues (it's winter, may need the extra! And protects my glasses...I need a new pair anyway.)
    - multiple keys in leather carrier

    Rear zippered compartment:
    - spare house key
    - folded plastic grocery bag
    - a few disinfectant wipes double wrapped in zip-top plastic baggies

    I also have an additional key strap clipped to another O-ring inside. I can have that hanging outside the bag when it is zipped shut and can clip my bulky but light weight ski-mittens and not worry about their going missing when I'm indoors walking around a mall or store. Yes, it looks odd, but better than having them go missing in the cold.

    (if I can figure out how to post pictures...I'll add them.)

    I wouldn't mind additional side-effect bags in different colours. Brilliant move of Tom and crew to have the pockets in another colour (Wasabi I think?)

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