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  1. I have, ahem, more Absolute Straps than can fit...

    I have, ahem, more Absolute Straps than can fit on my shoulders ... and my wife's. (Why no cheesy grin emoticons, TB?) For heavier loads, no other choice. For laptop bags, there is no doubt in my...
  2. There's no need to drag Purdey into this thread...

    There's no need to drag Purdey into this thread :-)
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    The Empire Builder's going to be a squeeze...

    The Empire Builder's going to be a squeeze underseat, as it's a tall laptop bag. It's also utterly massive. It will swallow everything in your list and beg for you to load it with more. I use mine...
  4. Ironing - best avoided through smart fabric...

    Ironing - best avoided through smart fabric choices and smarter packing ;) I found a plastic sheet that's reasonably rigid yet thinner and lighter than the EC folder template, and I cut it down to...
  5. I stopped using the 15" and 18" EC folders some...

    I stopped using the 15" and 18" EC folders some time ago precisely because of the weight, and because they have a tendency to bulge in the middle which in turn can cause each compartment of the WF or...
  6. Rory, for short distances, I'll typically use the...

    Rory, for short distances, I'll typically use the grab handles. For the airport hike, usually over the shoulder with an Absolute strap on each, although I have an older Terra-Grip strap that I...
  7. Scott, thanks for sharing - I'm really pleased to...

    Scott, thanks for sharing - I'm really pleased to hear that my favourite combination is working well for you so far. We still need to have that craft beer together, once our travel schedules...
  8. The week the TSA introduced the enhanced pat...

    The week the TSA introduced the enhanced pat downs, I wore my kilt through security just to mess with them. Compared with pat downs I've experienced since, normally attired, I got off lightly. The...
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    No direct experience from this expat, but the...

    No direct experience from this expat, but the comments I've seen over on backpackinglight.com are reasonably positive. Bear in mind, we're a bunch of gram-weenies over there, so everyone obsesses...
  10. ScottE22, check your PM inbox. I'll be happy to...

    ScottE22, check your PM inbox. I'll be happy to let you try my TriStar, Western Flyer and/or Empire Builder for size over a pint of Dale's. Much easier when you get to see them up close and...
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    I'd already been in the US four years at that...

    I'd already been in the US four years at that point, and Five Nations had already become a chore to follow thanks to Setanta's awful broadcast reliability (I didnae shed a tear when they went...
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    The Aeronaut offers the most flexibility with its...

    The Aeronaut offers the most flexibility with its one large compartment and two end pockets. The TriStar requires more careful packing with its three parallel compartments.



    The shape of the...
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    The Dyneema fibres are what give the fabric its...

    The Dyneema fibres are what give the fabric its tear strength. The grid pattern ensures that the nylon is reinforced in all directions. I have 210d Dyneema X grid backpacks from Mountain Laurel...
  14. Those lead times are actually short compared with...

    Those lead times are actually short compared with some of the better cottage manufacturers in the outdoor gear industry. When the spring rush hits at Mountain Laurel Designs, lead times often extend...
  15. Russian doll style? :-)

    Russian doll style? :-)
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    Billingham, made in Brierly Hill if I remember. ...

    Billingham, made in Brierly Hill if I remember. I used to pass close by on my way to Dudley Zoo when I was a wee bairn. I still have a Hadley that I will never, ever part with. And yes, it weighs a...
  17. Here's a three-way comparison of 200d dyneema/...

    Here's a three-way comparison of 200d dyneema/ steel nylon; 400d dyneema / 420d steel nylon, and ballistic steel (sorry, I don't have steel cordura), taken from three different angles to show how the...
  18. I agree that the 200d dyneema/steel nylon used in...

    I agree that the 200d dyneema/steel nylon used in the PCSB looks paler than the 400d dyneema/420d steel nylon introduced last autumn and used on the Synapse 25. The reflective nature of the 200d's X...
  19. Steel dyneema is much darker than steel cordura...

    Steel dyneema is much darker than steel cordura and ballistic. The nylon is much closer to charcoal. In photos the white dyneema makes the bag look lighter in colour than it really is. Here's a...
  20. Putting the rails on the Cache rather than on the...

    Putting the rails on the Cache rather than on the bag (a la Cadet) is a much more elegant solution. I hope this design works its way through future iterations of TB's product range.
  21. I was too young when the BBC radio series came...

    I was too young when the BBC radio series came out in '78, but was hooked on the TV adaptation in '81. I sat down to watch it again on Netflix a couple of years ago, and it brought back memories of...
  22. It could be worse. We could be tourists visiting...

    It could be worse. We could be tourists visiting the planet Bethselamin of HHGTTG infamy.
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    Is your new laptop a retina or non-retina 15"...

    Is your new laptop a retina or non-retina 15" MBP? That makes a difference with the Synapse 19. Although some folks have been able to squeeze the latter into the Syn19, I recall Darcy saying it's...
  24. I noticed that too. The Synapse 19 page shows a...

    I noticed that too. The Synapse 19 page shows a weight difference of 5oz/120g (1lb 8oz dyneema vs 1lb 13oz cordura), so I'm hoping that the weight difference of just 52g on the Synapse 25 page is...
  25. Yes! Interchangeability of systems would help...

    Yes! Interchangeability of systems would help build repeat business. We forumers know there is no such thing as "one size fits all", but not having to buy accessories over again for a new bag would...
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