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    I don't own any Soft Star Shoes (yet!), but I'm...

    I don't own any Soft Star Shoes (yet!), but I'm the type to extensively research before purchase (as I suspect others are on here too), and a DYO Dash is going to be my next shoe purchase. I think...
  2. I've had no problem with fitting both my previous...

    I've had no problem with fitting both my previous water bottle, a 18 oz Thermos (9.5" x 2.5"), and my current water bottle, a 20 oz Contigo (9.5" x 3.3"). You should be just fine!

    Also, on my...
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    Woah, big change-up with color options! I just...

    Woah, big change-up with color options! I just ordered the parapack Steel/UV Side Effect (which was listed as backordered until late June) a few days ago - and now that option's gone and the...
  4. You're in luck - Strapeez - Unruly cables are no...

    You're in luck - Strapeez - Unruly cables are no match for these handy straps - TOM BIHN

    There was also a recent thread about this where people shared some good ideas - I'll have a dig for it....
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    Wow, you wash your jeans every week?? Once a...

    Wow, you wash your jeans every week?? Once a month, more or less, works out just fine for me! :)

    I know everyone's already talked about how amazing merino wool is, but I'll pile on anyway. I...
  6. Thread: Lesson Learned

    by ClaireJ
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    Here's the post where Darcy first explains the...

    Here's the post where Darcy first explains the change in the zippers and the motivation for it:...
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    Just popping in with a thought on bus travel -...

    Just popping in with a thought on bus travel - I've taken a ton of buses (spent ~6 months traveling leisurely from Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Jose, Costa Rica, almost entirely by bus (the only...
  8. Wow, I've now been sucked into looking at...

    Wow, I've now been sucked into looking at different furoshiki designs and methods of tying - so cool! Looks like it'd be the cutest thing for bringing food to a picnic (and could then serve as a...
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    I don't own both, but I was considering both...

    I don't own both, but I was considering both before going to the store and getting my Synapse 25. Strangely, the S25 does *look* smaller, even though the SA is smaller in every dimension - this is...
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    I've had three Tom Bihn sightings, but was never...

    I've had three Tom Bihn sightings, but was never bold enough to say anything.
    1. Flying out of IAD to SEA, saw a man with his family waiting for the same flight with a Brain Bag.
    2. On a bus in...
  11. Hmm, what a good topic! I can't say I've...

    Hmm, what a good topic! I can't say I've mastered food packing quite yet myself. For my EDC, I dedicate the bottom pocket of my Synapse 25 to my lunch which works pretty well, and I also always...
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    I'm a big fan of merino wool clothing - it's...

    I'm a big fan of merino wool clothing - it's really true what people say about it not getting stinky! Okay, okay, I usually have to wash my merino shirts after about three days (of walking four...
  13. Here's my thoughts on Cordura vs. Parapack for...

    Here's my thoughts on Cordura vs. Parapack for the S25, from the thread on the return of the Cordura option:


    I have a long-haired cat that manages to get her fur just about everywhere, yet,...
  14. I had trouble with this on my Synapse 25 at...

    I had trouble with this on my Synapse 25 at first, but then I figured out the trick that works for me. It does require two hands though - to adjust the right strap, I hold the dangly strap with my...
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    I also use Dr. Bronner's for soap - keep in mind...

    I also use Dr. Bronner's for soap - keep in mind that it is very strong and needs to be diluted. You can dilute with equal amounts water (or more water depending on your sensitivity and how much...
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    I use coconut oil as lotion, and I love it. I...

    I use coconut oil as lotion, and I love it. I used to use olive oil, but I find that coconut oil rubs in better (olive oil tended to leave a little bit of a greasy feel for me). That said, I don't...
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    Hmm, you seem to be carrying quite a lot of...

    Hmm, you seem to be carrying quite a lot of electronic accessories! If you're interested in cutting down on your weight, I'd consider whether you really need the SSD and portable CD/DVD writer on a...
  18. Thread: Pilot

    by ClaireJ
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    Yes just chiming in on the love for the water...

    Yes just chiming in on the love for the water bottle pocket - I'm reluctant to leave my apartment without my water bottle as I drink a lot of water and don't like the insecurity of not having it on...
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    Good catch on that! My Synapse 25 is Cordura...

    Good catch on that! My Synapse 25 is Cordura (Black/Iberian), and on my most recent trip to the store, I had a chance to check out the Parapack version, fully expecting that I would have a sudden...
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    I haven't used one myself, but some people I know...

    I haven't used one myself, but some people I know rave about the aeropress for traveling with coffee - more compact than a French press and some think the flavor is actually better!
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    Wow, perfect! I look forward to it!

    Wow, perfect! I look forward to it!
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    Trailhiker - your comments about the Guide's Pack...

    Trailhiker - your comments about the Guide's Pack always make me want one! Could you post an example packing list for yours at some point (with photos of course ;)? Sounds like you have a great...
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    Searching for the perfect lunch box...

    Obviously, this is a rather subjective task, but people on here always seem to have good gear suggestions. I'm searching for a lunch box that:

    is big enough for a substantial salad (at least 32...
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    I love Seattle! I'm probably not the best person...

    I love Seattle! I'm probably not the best person to give advice on things to do around here since I've only been living here for five months (and I've been kept quite busy with grad school in that...
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    Hmm, strange that the length is the issue even...

    Hmm, strange that the length is the issue even though the stated length (10.5") is less than the small Pilot packing cube (10.8"). Thanks for trying it out!
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