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    Anyone use a Co-Pilot as a purse?

    Darn that bag just looks so cool. I am sorely tempted. I know the Cafe Bags work great as purses, but I love compartments.
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    I have the co-pilot and LOVE it however, I don't think it would be very purse like. It is really more like luggage than an EDC bag -- I have the navy/solar so perhaps the dyneema versions may be different in that regard. I don't think access while you are carrying it would be as easy as (most) purses or cafe bags. I use it to store and carry all of my dslr camera accessories and it is absolutely perfect for that task tho

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    I do!

    I like to mix up my EDC- sometimes it's a LCB or a Synapse or a Swift or, yes, a Co Pilot. I know it's a little luggagey looking, but I don't care! I'm partial to the water bottle holder and the pen holders. Silly, I know. But I'm the mom of eight kids (yes, eight, just ask my poor abs!) and so function trumps all. I figure it's still a better looking bag than half of the diaper bags out there and the pockets in the main compartment fit diapers and wipes perfectly! So it works great for me with baby and toddler and kid paraphanalia, but quite frankly, I think it's a great EDC even without the kid considerations.

    HTH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by photocat View Post
    I have the co-pilot and LOVE it however, I don't think it would be very purse like.
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    From a guy point of view it does feel purse like. I use it when I need to take just a few things with me and I just can't shake the feeling that it is a (man) purse. If it were a bit bigger it could pass as a small laptop bag or briefcase but as it stands now it seems to be the same size as most large purses.
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    Hi,
    There's a lovely review here of the Co-Pilot being used as that way. It's almost convinced me that I need one too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notmensa View Post
    Hi,
    There's a lovely review here of the Co-Pilot being used as that way. It's almost convinced me that I need one too!!
    That is a great review! Thanks for posting the link!
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    I use my dyneema co-pilot as kind of a hybrid purse/briefcase, and really love it. I often carry papers back and forth from work, and it's just big enough for that. I love the center pocket for carrying my thermos, and the main pocket is big enough for my lunch if I haven't overpacked it with books, papers and the iPad.

    I agree with everything the review said, including her wish that the 2 end pockets on the front were flipped. It's something to do with being right-handed and how I keep expecting the fuzzy phone pocket to be on the end that's really easy to unzip while wearing the bag cross body. I instinctively go one way, and the pocket location confuses me. (Okay, that sounds really weird, but it's a hard-to-explain truth; not sure how long it will take me to get used to this!)

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    Thanks for the links, and for the comments! I'm going to go ahead and order one! It will be a great addition to my TB travel collection, and I think it will be awesome for road trips, train trips, plan trips, pretty much any time I need to be in travel-mode longer than an hour.

    I'm still not sure I'm ready to give up my Synapse as my purse (I love my Synapse, I'm embarrassed to admit I've even named it), but the Co-Pilot will still be a great addition even if it doesn't end up as a purse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollie View Post
    Thanks for the links, and for the comments! I'm going to go ahead and order one! It will be a great addition to my TB travel collection, and I think it will be awesome for road trips, train trips, plan trips, pretty much any time I need to be in travel-mode longer than an hour.

    I'm still not sure I'm ready to give up my Synapse as my purse (I love my Synapse, I'm embarrassed to admit I've even named it), but the Co-Pilot will still be a great addition even if it doesn't end up as a purse.
    I call my Synapse Conifer Synapse, so I get naming it, lol. I'm curious to hear your report on the Co-Pilot! It's the one shoulder bag that calls to me.

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    Which color are you getting? Black/UV?
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    I just ordered it, so I will definitely let you know! And yep, I got the Black/UV. Purple is my most favorite color in the world, but the black exterior is so great for everyday because it's a nice neutral, so having a bag with black exterior and purple every time I look inside makes me very happy.

    I love using my Synapse everyday, but for many around town things like going to the movies, it's kind of big and I think especially in restaurants and theaters they look at me funny, like what is the deal with the big bag, lady?

    Instead of upgrading to the Absolute strap, I just tacked one on as extra, so that way I can try out both and see. I do love the Absolute strap on my large cafe bag, but sometimes I have wished for the thinner one, so this way I can have a choice.

    Now it's just a matter of WAITING.
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    S19 (black/uv), S19 (nordic/steel - my EDC), SA (nordic/steel) with upper and lower modular pockets - those things are gold, FJN (plum), FJN (pine), FJN (navy), SE (nordic/solar), SE (plum), SE (aubergine), SE (navy/iberian), CP (black/uv), CP (nordic), LCB (plum), MCB (plum), MCB (nordic/uv - a treasure in my collection! Dyneema geek), SCB (plum), Swift (cork), LS (cork), Imago (aubergine/hemp), CC (wasabi/uv), 2 dog leashes, and a plethora of pouches, cubes, tethers, etc.

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    Hollie, what is your Synapse named? I named my Cork Swift, and my Black Little Swift.
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    I named her Opal. She isn't the usual opal color, but I love how opals look like there all these beautiful things hidden inside.

    I'm a dork.
    S19 (black/uv), S19 (nordic/steel - my EDC), SA (nordic/steel) with upper and lower modular pockets - those things are gold, FJN (plum), FJN (pine), FJN (navy), SE (nordic/solar), SE (plum), SE (aubergine), SE (navy/iberian), CP (black/uv), CP (nordic), LCB (plum), MCB (plum), MCB (nordic/uv - a treasure in my collection! Dyneema geek), SCB (plum), Swift (cork), LS (cork), Imago (aubergine/hemp), CC (wasabi/uv), 2 dog leashes, and a plethora of pouches, cubes, tethers, etc.

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    You're not a dork. I think we all name things that we are particularly attached to-it makes everything seem human. My MBA is called "Featherweight", my ipod classic is "Widdershins". I haven't thought of a good name for my LCB.

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    Well the really dorky thing is that I sort of feel like I'm cheating on my Synapse by getting the Co-Pilot.

    I just remind myself that it's easy to use both. We're planning a trip to California in the spring for a week to visit my husband's parents, and I'm thinking of trying to go with just the Synapse and the Co-Pilot (and various pouches, of course - and possibly the Side Effect because that thing is just awesome when traveling).
    S19 (black/uv), S19 (nordic/steel - my EDC), SA (nordic/steel) with upper and lower modular pockets - those things are gold, FJN (plum), FJN (pine), FJN (navy), SE (nordic/solar), SE (plum), SE (aubergine), SE (navy/iberian), CP (black/uv), CP (nordic), LCB (plum), MCB (plum), MCB (nordic/uv - a treasure in my collection! Dyneema geek), SCB (plum), Swift (cork), LS (cork), Imago (aubergine/hemp), CC (wasabi/uv), 2 dog leashes, and a plethora of pouches, cubes, tethers, etc.

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