11-26-2013, 06:11 PM
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  • bullgoose
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<sigh> I think I am going to have to break down and buy a "satchel". With three sets of prescription glasses, sunglasses, cell phone, keys, utility knife etc...I am running out of pockets. FacepalmScared

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 11-26-2013, 06:21 PM
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  • Agravic
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Biggrin


... just kidding around, Phil!
There are some elegant and functional leather satchels these days, designed for men. Smile

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 11-26-2013, 06:24 PM
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  • bullgoose
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LOL -I won't be getting a "clutch". Biggrin

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 11-26-2013, 06:24 PM
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  • Harvey
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Get a big one...leave room for Diapers,Meds,Fold up cane,coffee filters and hearing aid batteries....oh by the way Happy Birthday....(if you had progressive lenses with a clip or in Transitions you wouldn,t need 3 pair!!!!!)....Don,t do it...don,t become a bag man.....not the enabler....SadSadSadSad

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 11-26-2013, 06:26 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I tried progressive lenses but they made me dizzy. Of course it turns out they had the prescription wrong. One pair of glasses would definitely solve the problem.

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 11-26-2013, 06:59 PM
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  • freddy
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Phil, because I prefer using public transport or walking to driving, I have a small messenger bag, and have had one for years. My latest was a gift from Joyce. May I list a few points? No? Tough, here they are anyway! Tongue

1) Today, a shoulder messenger bag will not be looked at twice; it is totally acceptable.

2) Do not get a very large one. Nature abhors a vacuum and you will just fill it with unnecessary junk that will weigh you down.

3) You may like leather but if you can live without it, don't get it. Leather is very heavy in and of itself and don't forget you will be adding to that weight.

4) Get something that you like and are comfortable with, not something that pleases someone else.

5) Once you get used to it, you won't even realize you are carrying one but, at the same time, you will so appreciate its convenience.

6) Enjoy it and let us know what you choose to get if you go that route.

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 11-26-2013, 07:03 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Thank you Freddy. I used to have a messenger bag when I lived in Chicago and used it all the time when walking or taking the EL. I like your suggestion of getting a smaller one to limit what I carry.

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 11-26-2013, 09:01 PM
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(11-26-2013, 06:11 PM)bullgoose Wrote: <sigh> I think I am going to have to break down and buy a "satchel". With three sets of prescription glasses, sunglasses, cell phone, keys, utility knife etc...I am running out of pockets. FacepalmScared

Honestly, I know what you mean. I had Lasik surgery a few years back that changed my life - highly recommended and cuts down on matters a bit. Still need readers of course but my quality of life is immensely improved.

One of the few advantages of winter weather is that I live in a fleece vest October - March and those pockets come in very handy. My Benchmade clips into a rear pocket and a pen knife is in a front pocket along with cash, yes some of us still use folding money.

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 11-26-2013, 09:07 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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Check out companies like Saddleback, Filson, Daluth, etc. Great products, very durable. Saddleback even has a 100 year warranty. If that isn't saying something, I don't know what is. Would love to own one of his bags.

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 11-26-2013, 09:29 PM
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From day-to-day I don't need a bag to carry my things - one benefit of fatigues is all the pockets - but when I do need one I carry a Maxpedition Versipack. Can fit everything I need and a little more in it, and easy to keep organised too.

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 11-26-2013, 09:52 PM
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Phil, if you are serious about a messenger bag and you want a fantastic bag that is waterproof and durable and easily removable, you should check out this one:
http://www.chromeindustries.com/us/en/ba...senger-bag
I used to be a bike courier and these bags are extremely practical and convenient when you are running errands. They have different sizes, but this one is for every-day use and the smallest one they have. The strap is extremely original and very practical. If you can try one out to see if they are comfortable for you, then go for it and good luck. Biggrin

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 11-26-2013, 10:01 PM
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  • Shaun
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I use a little leather 'purse' I bought in Bangkok years ago. Durable... useful and keeps all the change in the one spot. I hate scrambling around for loose coins in the bottom of my handbag Smile

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 11-27-2013, 07:44 AM
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  • bullgoose
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I some investigating to do. Cool

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 11-27-2013, 08:23 AM
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  • Johnny
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(11-26-2013, 09:52 PM)celestino Wrote: Phil, if you are serious about a messenger bag and you want a fantastic bag that is waterproof and durable and easily removable, you should check out this one:
http://www.chromeindustries.com/us/en/ba...senger-bag
I used to be a bike courier and these bags are extremely practical and convenient when you are running errands. They have different sizes, but this one is for every-day use and the smallest one they have. The strap is extremely original and very practical. If you can try one out to see if they are comfortable for you, then go for it and good luck. Biggrin

I agree with Celestino on this one. You can keep your 12-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon inside. Biggrin

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 11-27-2013, 09:22 AM
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Good one, Johnny, but I would suggest a good German beer! Biggrin

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 11-27-2013, 09:37 AM
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(11-27-2013, 09:22 AM)celestino Wrote: Good one, Johnny, but I would suggest a good German beer! Biggrin

It's their advertisement, not mine. Biggrin I happen to agree with you about the German beer.

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 11-27-2013, 09:53 AM
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Phil pick up a Harley with Saddle bags and NO ONE will mess with you...failing that have your assistant follow behind you with your stuff....also what size utility knife are you carrying...a Machete? They are small...knives out there....perhaps a shoulder holster with military attachments for your gear.....Perhaps a U-Haul.....Good grief!!!!!

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 11-27-2013, 09:54 AM
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  • freddy
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Beer, blech! Champagne! Biggrin

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 11-27-2013, 11:11 AM
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(11-27-2013, 09:37 AM)Johnny Wrote: It's their advertisement, not mine. Biggrin I happen to agree with you about the German beer.

* Ahh, good to know you enjoy good beer! Biggrin

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 11-27-2013, 12:20 PM
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(11-27-2013, 11:11 AM)celestino Wrote:
(11-27-2013, 09:37 AM)Johnny Wrote: It's their advertisement, not mine. Biggrin I happen to agree with you about the German beer.

* Ahh, good to know you enjoy good beer! Biggrin

It's hard to find but my favorite is Wurtzburger Dark.

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