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  1. #1
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    Oct 2004
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    Larger Messenger-style bag?

    Just wondering if there are any plans in the works for the production of a messenger style bag with a larger capacity than the ID (Empire Builder size?). I just purchased a size 5 Brain Cell for my Ibook but am hesitant to purchase the ID because of its limited capacity. I'm a grad student and need to be carrying around more than just my laptop and some accessories. I love the capacity of the Empire Builder but I'm really not interested in a briefcase (I bike to work) or a traditional pack like the Brain Bag. I know Tom mentioned something about the production of a bag meeting these criteria on these forums earlier this year - has anything developed? If possible, I would like to purchase from Tom Bihn again as I am very impressed by the quality and always appreciate American craftmanship. Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    Jul 2004
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    Are you sure the ID bag isn't big enough for you ? Take a look at the dialog I'm having with Acumo in the thread "ID or Empire" in this Everything Else board (and the pictures I did). I was seriously surprised about how much stuff I could actually get into that bag, and it wasn't bursting at the seams then, just comfortably full.

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  3. #3
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    BenB,

    The Super Ego and Ego messenger bags are coming along. We are working to increase our production capacity and plan on introducing the bags in early 2005.


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