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Camera bag!

Camera bag!
I'm a bag whore but I've finally decided on a camera bag after trying out a number of versions and weighing cost and current posture/lower back issues. This one is 80% lighter and ore water-proof than my preferred other option. Here's to saving me a few hundred dollars and physical therapy. :)
(It matches my gym bag too.)
Camera bag!

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hawksley From: hawksley Date: August 25th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
i cannot wait to buy my second timbuk2.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 25th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
What size do you currently have and what do you use it for?

I bought a medium sized one as a general bag but it drove me nuts. It doesn't do well when you're trying to carry a laptop, camera lenses and other stuff that doesn't entirely fill it. However, it functions perfectly as a gym bag. I think that they're better built for super-stuffage.

This should be great to carry my lenses, flash and tripod. It'll be easy to get into without having to look before I go rummaging.

I LOVE that I can just toss it in the laundry too. :D
And that they're both the Irish flag.
hawksley From: hawksley Date: August 25th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
i actually have a medium and use it as my every day bag. i have a widescreen laptop that fits great in the bag itself. when my camera wasn't dead, it would go in, along with my wallet, power supply, ipod, headphones, smokes, keys, bottle of water, sketchbook, and pens/sharpies.

even when the laptop isn't in there and it's 80% empty i find it really easy to carry. it is freakin' HUUUUUUUUGE though.

i want to get another medium in another colour. :D though when i get a new camera, that might change my mind, as i'll need a dedicated camera bag.....
abmann From: abmann Date: August 25th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
It bugged me how easily it would deform or fall over with what I carried.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: August 25th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so confused. How can you even go with that over your divine leather bag?
abmann From: abmann Date: August 25th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
The leather bag weights 8 pounds empty. With all my gear, it's difficult o use and wrecks my back if I'm walking around all day. This will be much less painful when phlogging.

It does, unfortunately, mean no full-sized laptop when phlogging; but, I have mu iPhone which I've been using more and more for general internet access.

My Bag Of Awesome shall still be used when I need to take my laptop anywhere, like work or travel. I still love it so. :)

Oh random: Would you like my old Chrome cycling bag?
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: August 25th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's it look like? I might.

And I guess your comfort might be vaguely important. :P
abmann From: abmann Date: August 26th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
abmann From: abmann Date: August 25th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, this is what I typically carried plus camera in the leather bag. That's like 25lbs of gear. O_O
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abmann From: abmann Date: August 26th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Sure but neither would match my gym bag. :)
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abmann From: abmann Date: August 26th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Shush!
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: August 25th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd really like to finally get my Timbuk2 messenger bag this fall. Do you have any suggestions? I'd like to be able to carry my laptop and a couple of books.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 26th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Do NOT get the normal messenger bag. The laptop case has better padding for laptops and room for a few books plus stuff. Check out this Flickr group for how much stuff you can cram in the Timbuk2 bags... you can get a lot in them.

What size laptop? Medium laptop bags from Timbuk2 fit 15" Macbooks.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: August 26th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
13" Macbook (the black).

Good to know!
breathe_art From: breathe_art Date: August 27th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Go Irland!
abmann From: abmann Date: August 27th, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Darn right. I've PINTS of Irish blood in me.

I also have a gym bag in the same colors though not with the nifty swirly orange fabric. A coworker of mine though it was India's flag once; I pointed out the lack of Chakra... well, and that the colors are vertical.

Edited at 2008-08-27 12:49 pm (UTC)
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