Questions on details of ID bag redesign & comments on Sage
Originally Posted by Darcy
Could you say a little more about the before and after differences in the ID bag redesign? I know there has been some discussion of the new strap options, including the ability to use the Absolute Strap, in this thread. However, I'm curious about the current arrangement of pockets under the front flap, since the present ID bag page doesn't have pictures showing what's below the flap. And I did see the description in the blog about the addition of a water bottle pocket and the small, lined pockets for earbuds.
For instance, it looks as though there's a different vertically zipped pocket under the left front flap that replaces the horizontally zipped pocket in the previous model. And the description seems to refer to the outer vertically zipped pocket as being ideal for tickets, while the previous model ID bags have another vertically placed pocket (actually under the right front flap, as described in Siv's post that suggested shifting it from a yet earlier design model).
I do recall reading a more recent post from someone who wanted more organization features for the outer ID bag pockets (but I can't easily find the link right now). So will there be more pics up showing under the flap soon?
Just my opinion here, but Sage probably works best for a heavy-duty use bag like the Aeronaut, rather than say, for the LUX bag (which was also requested in another thread). This is also a bit classier than steel, but goes well with other bags that use steel (such as an ID bag). The hunter green looks like a good alternative color option for people looking for something less bright than the crimson. Both the hunter green and the crimson are "brighter" colors while the Sage is "grayer", which I think is one of the reasons that marks and dirt are less obvious on its surface. Of course, one could always just get black.
The "one more product" can be the Aeronaut. It will probably be the product we get the most requests to see in Sage.
Interesting observation about the Sage. Sadly, it's not a color that is available for us to order again.