The dimensions of this Slip are indicated to be 14.8 inches x 11.8 x .5.
How many sheets of paper or other kinds of items can this Slip hold in its large "folder" pockets? Does it ship with the colored folders seen in the pictures on the TB web-site?
How big of a calculator can fit in any of those "front" pockets?
How flexible is the Slip? How easy is it to bend?
Could a Tenba Shootout Hard Drive Pouch fit in any of those pockets? If so, which ones?
And now, a stupid question: would bulkier markers like a fat Sharpie or a highlighter fit in the little pen slots? What about lead pen refills for lead and erasers, or ordinary pencils?
And now, a silly question: does a Slip like this bring the same/similar functionality to messenger bags like the Ego/ID/SuperEgo as "file dividers" do to the Emprire Builder / Zephyr?
Sorry if these questions seem a little dumb, but I've never actually seen one of these pouches face-to-face in the real world. I can only go by your video and what I see on the web browser.
And Maverick, thanks for your as-always excellent mini-documentary on Tom Bihn luggage and accessories. Would love to see what this thing looks like being applied to simulated demos of real-world baggage situations.
The Mountain Man
hi mountain man,
please see attached an image of the horizontal freudian slip with about a quarter ream of paper (about 125 sheets of 24lb paper) in each pocket (so about 250 sheets altogether).
hp 48g in the front left pocket very nicely. please see the attached image.
please see attached an image with my minixpress 2.5" hard drive (which is pretty chunky - dimensions are 147mm x 80mm x 21mm) in the left most pocket.
bic mark-it permanent marker (works like a sharpie, but it's acid free) that slides nicely into the pen pockets. it is in the left most pen pocket in the two attached images.
I'd like to see how this slip (and its "vertical" sibling) would fit into various bags, especially Tom Bihn bags like the Smart Alec, Ego/Super Ego/ID, or Zephyr/Empire Builder. Could you arrange to show how this fits in a situation involving a Brain Cell or soft cell, plus other items that a road warrior might lug around?
This is very educational! Thanks again.
I've just ordered the vertical freudian slip with my smart alec - anybody has good pictures of those?
This is great Maverick - thanks!!
In our household: Black/Steel Aeronaut (with 2 large packing cubes and Absolute shoulder strap), Forest/Steel Aeronaut (1 large and 2 small packing cubes), Olive/Wasabi medium Cafe Bag, Linen/Olive Medium Cafe Bag, Cocoa/Cocoa/Wasabi Imago, Cardinal/Hemp/Steel Imago, Hemp Little Swift, Solar Shop Bag, Plum/Wasabi Side Effect, Black/Steel/Solar Smart Alec, Horizontal and Vertical Freudian Slips, TB Wallet, Hemp Little Swift, FOT pouch, Black/Olive ID
this review of the zephyr shows the zephyr with the horizontal brain cell and horizontal freudian slip.
What size file folders will fit into the "back" pockets on this slip?
When you decide to pluck a Slip out of a TB bag, does the Slip do a good job of keeping papers from spilling out, even as you lay it down on a table/desk?
Does the structure of the Slip's pockets keep papers from getting caught as you remove it from a TB bag?
Have you ever stored a Letter-size notebook in a Slip?
Also, if you remove the Slip from, say, a TB briefcase or messenger bag, is there a way to attach it to the outside of the case and let it hang over a table's/desk's edge, to have access to both?
Last edited by maverick; 09-14-2009 at 04:44 AM.
A shout out to all you Freudian Slip owners on this forum...
Has anyone ever showed up at a meeting in a conference room or a banquet hall and had no place to hang up their Freudian Slip? If so, what did you do to make it accessible?
the loop at the top makes it easy to hang if you have a place to hang it.
you can also access its contents easily when it is laying on your desk or other flat surface.
Last edited by maverick; 09-14-2009 at 10:23 AM.
This is another instance where it may be interesting to read the thread that led to the design of the Horizontal Freudian slip. There's also Darcy's picture of the Horizontal Freudian Slip hanging on the wall, and Mike Wo's review of the Brain Bag including comments on using the (vertical) Freudian Slip.