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  1. Thread: Tri-Star

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    I thought I should add: Please do not construe...

    I thought I should add:

    Please do not construe my remarks above as a condemnation of Tom Bihn bags. Coil zippers are ubiquitous in the luggage industry and have their advantages as well as...
  2. Thread: Tri-Star

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    Whether or not it is colsed back up I was trying...

    Whether or not it is colsed back up I was trying to illustrate how easy it is to get into a cloth bag with coil zippers.


    What could be easier than a bag with coil zippers that can be opened with...
  3. Thread: Tri-Star

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    But if your valuables are gone? My point is that...

    But if your valuables are gone? My point is that coil zippers can be opened in seconds. Experienced thieves can do this in a crowd even while you are wear it! All locks and cables do is shout out to...
  4. Thread: Tri-Star

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    This is a waste of time. Give me a ball point pen...

    This is a waste of time. Give me a ball point pen and five seconds and I can have any coil zipper open. The beauty of this is that afterward the zipper can be closed and it will not be damaged in any...
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    There is no such thing as a foolish question....

    There is no such thing as a foolish question.
    (But there are questions that cause us to chuckle anonymously at our keyboards.)

    "There are just some things that man was not meant to know. For...
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    What? You don't have Google...

    What? You don't have Google?
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    Darcy pretty much nailed it when she said: A...

    Darcy pretty much nailed it when she said:


    A few years back I also was looking for a daypack that wouldn't take up too much room in my Aeronaut. My first acquisition was a Rick Steves Civita...
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    Excellent! One of the posts on the One Bag forum...

    Excellent! One of the posts on the One Bag forum sums up my thoughts exactly:

    I couldn't have said it better myself. :)
  9. Thread: Wallet ideas

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    I don't, too thick. I discovered Big Skinny...

    I don't, too thick. I discovered Big Skinny wallets earlier this year and it's going to be the only wallet I use from now on.
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    Go ahead and cut out the liner. I have a couple...

    Go ahead and cut out the liner. I have a couple of pairs of shorts that I used to wear when whitewater canoeing and since I don't seem to be canoeing anymore I cut the liners out so that I could use...
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    Wow, pretty broad statement. The Golite Ion has...

    Wow, pretty broad statement. The Golite Ion has proved to be quite durable for me and rated 4.69 / 5 (13 reviews) on Backpackinglight.com.
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    Was it the Golite Ion...

    Was it the Golite Ion? They were essentially a single compartment backpack made of Dyneema that weighed 9oz. and came in three sizes. I really like mine.:)

    I'm pretty sure they've been...
  13. Go here (http://www.onebag.com/bags.html) and...

    Go here and scroll down to Luggage and Security.
  14. Kinda like TB getting some of their material and...

    Kinda like TB getting some of their material and hardware from Asia for their "Made in America" products. Doesn't matter to me as TB makes top quality products.
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    Thank you maverick. Watching that video always...

    Thank you maverick. Watching that video always brings a smile as you keep pulling things out of it like it is bottomless. It reminds me of the little clown car in the circus that the clowns keep...
  16. Thread: Cordura Aeronaut

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    I thought we were discussing Ballistic vs...

    I thought we were discussing Ballistic vs Cordura.:-)

    Actually my comment above was in response to this:




    I guess I should have quoted Tom when he said:
  17. Thread: Cordura Aeronaut

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    From Onebag.com: "Cordura is more abrasion...

    From Onebag.com:

    "Cordura is more abrasion resistant, while ballistic offers higher tear strength."
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    You need a Maine Coon Cat...

    You need a Maine Coon Cat. Every pure bred Maine Coon I've owned would play fetch until you got tired of throwing.
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    At 22" x 14" x 9", the Aeronaut is 45".

    At 22" x 14" x 9", the Aeronaut is 45".
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    I'm probably not a good TB owner to respond as...

    I'm probably not a good TB owner to respond as since retirement I never travel with a suit or even a sport coat. I also pack and wear clothes that I can wash out easily and will dry overnight. When...
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    Actually if you go to a hardware store and ask...

    Actually if you go to a hardware store and ask for an "o-ring" they'll give you a rubber ring used in faucets. Ask for a "split ring" which will be found by the key making machine.
  22. No, I just stumbled on it looking for an...

    No, I just stumbled on it looking for an alternative to a Tilley.:p
  23. Did anyone say HATS?

    This lady is sort of the Tom Bihn of hats. I haven't ordered from her but will for Christmas. Every hat is made by her by hand. Wow.
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    Tilley hats are like Crocs: You either love them...

    Tilley hats are like Crocs: You either love them or you hate them.

    Me, I'll start wearing a Tilley hat when I get old.
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    One Bag, One World...

    One Bag, One World's take on the Tilley hat.
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