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Thread: Thoughts on modifying the 400d PCSB to be a mini horizontal messenger bag

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    Thoughts on modifying the 400d PCSB to be a mini horizontal messenger bag

    Dear Tom Bihn & Crew:

    I have been test packing the Nordic PCSB and guess what? I am convinced it should be brought back into production with just a few tweaks as a mini horizontal messenger bag, especially for folks who missed out on the opportunity to get one.

    What is already fantastic?
    • It already has 2 o-rings for tethering accessories inside (one in the main and the other in the pocket)
    • The slanted front zipper makes it easy to access items from said pocket on the go
    • The 400d fabric gives the bag some shape without taking away its endless packability
    • The back does not gap open!! (this could be a negative for other folks who prefer the open pocket)
    • It appeals to folks who prefer the horizontal as opposed to vertical bag style
    • It can be used with various existing strap options (i.e., 5/8-in, simple, absolute)

    What could be improved?
    • It could have another o-ring (or two) in the main compartment
    • It could have interior pockets on one side in the main compartment
    • And that's it! It's ready for production!

    Perhaps you'll surprise us with the MHMB as one of the fab 5 premiering in June!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkintea View Post
    Dear Tom Bihn & Crew:

    I have been test packing the Nordic PCSB and guess what? I am convinced it should be brought back into production with just a few tweaks as a mini horizontal messenger bag, especially for folks who missed out on the opportunity to get one.

    What is already fantastic?
    • It already has 2 o-rings for tethering accessories inside (one in the main and the other in the pocket)
    • The slanted front zipper makes it easy to access items from said pocket on the go
    • The 400d fabric gives the bag some shape without taking away its endless packability
    • The back does not gap open!! (this could be a negative for other folks who prefer the open pocket)
    • It appeals to folks who prefer the horizontal as opposed to vertical bag style
    • It can be used with various existing strap options (i.e., 5/8-in, simple, absolute)

    What could be improved?
    • It could have another o-ring (or two) in the main compartment
    • It could have interior pockets on one side in the main compartment
    • And that's it! It's ready for production!

    Perhaps you'll surprise us with the MHMB as one of the fab 5 premiering in June!
    Couldn' t say it better! I guess many will share your view as the PCSB was the first 400d PC to sell all!

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    i'd buy one of those

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    Just a bit bigger so I can put my laptop (in Cache), and I'm sold. These extra features are gravy.

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    I think an iteration of the PCSB in both dyneema and parapack/cordura would be a great move. The Side Effect is basically a 3D fabric cube with a few added bells and whistles - why not do the same for the PCSB?

    I've test-packed mine (black, not nordic) to use as a seat-back bag and it will also be my backup EDC at the other end. The main reason I have an alternative EDC is that I'm collecting a TB order from a US friend and it includes a SCB, so I'll probably use that in preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scribe View Post
    I think an iteration of the PCSB in both dyneema and parapack/cordura would be a great move. The Side Effect is basically a 3D fabric cube with a few added bells and whistles - why not do the same for the PCSB?

    I've test-packed mine (black, not nordic) to use as a seat-back bag
    I have read several reports of the combination of double carabiners + PCSB as SBB. There's a new Aeronaut review that points this trend very nicely. http://www.tombihn.com/forums/showthread.php?p=65041

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    I too would be eager to try a zippable shoulder/tote style. Today I am stuck because I have a suitcase I am planning to check and the Pilot for carry-on, but I did some shopping and my suitcase is over 50 lbs now I am pretty sure. I didn't bring an extra tote with me, but if I had a zippable Swift-style bag or large PCSB type bag, maybe I could offload some stuff. I ended up buying a Vera Bradley on sale at a nearby gift shop. (My first VB by the way and it is very soft and comfy on my shoulder!)
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