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#1 Krzysztof

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 04:44 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Haven't seen any topic like that round here. I am currently in a search for a good waist bag that won't break the bank for general edc purposes that would fit my iPad mini and that would also work as a sling bag.

 

I'd like to pick up something that doesn't look crappy, something not as big as DAG Foxtrot but tiny bit bigger than standard little fanny packs. I don't need tons of compartments but an iPad mini sleeve in the back of it would be nice.

 

Price range: up to $60 - $70

 

Currently thinking about Wisport Gekon and Herschel Eighteen. Does anyone have experience with those? Maybe any of you has other suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance,

K.



#2 Labo de Sacs

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 09:07 AM

Hi, In your post I have found different messages about “what you are looking for”:

  1. 2-in-1 i.e., waist bag & sling bag.
  2. Mini to moderate size.
  3. Protective EVA sleeve for iPad mini.
  4. Tactical style i.e. Wisport Gekon
  5. Non-tactical style i.e. Herschel Eighteen.
  6. Price range: max $70

There are problems with # 3 and # 6. As a moderate variant I can recommend:

  1. “Cambie urban pack” http://loftofcambie....uct/urban-pack/
  2. There are different utility bags form Chrome industries

http://www.chromeind...ositions.3_asc"

  1. There are some interesting variants from Cargo works http://www.cargo-works.com/
  2. Although, LeBourgeois pochette by labodesacs.com is 6-in-1 (incl waist bag), I did not include “waist bag” option for iPad mini. As well as, LeBourgeois is about 115 US$


#3 Krzysztof

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 04:31 AM

Hmm, I have been thinking about Cargo Works... Do you think, iPad EDC kit is of good quality? Few days ago I've purchased Herschel Seventeen, trying to make it work temporarily but today I noticed the fabric is ripped on the side and I think I have to return it.



#4 Labo de Sacs

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 08:53 AM

Hmm, I have been thinking about Cargo Works... Do you think, iPad EDC kit is of good quality? Few days ago I've purchased Herschel Seventeen, trying to make it work temporarily but today I noticed the fabric is ripped on the side and I think I have to return it.

I did not use Cargo Works. Therefore, I do not know anything about quality of their products. As a manufacturer of LeBourgeois pochette, I can only report about its extra durability and quality (we used 12 titanium d-rings, “sunguard” thread, only 1000d cordura, 3 plus stitching, reinforcement in critical zones), as well as about unique service – limited lifetime warranty on defects and 5 years free of charge repair service on any damages (including accidental). 



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 01:39 PM

Herschel Eighteen looks awesome though. I've never run across that brand.You might like this - http://www.keeppursuing.com/shop/.

 

Try this out - http://www.carryolog...m/buyers-guide/. I don't think it lists very many slings but you mind find something else you didn't think you'd need.



#6 Wendell Adams

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 09:51 AM

Mountainsmith Tour fits the bill.


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#7 Mushii

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:42 PM

My current waist pack of choice is a North Face Sporthiker. It's a reasonable my iPad fits in it comfortably with plenty of room for wallets,mheadphones phone etc. The nice feature is is that the waist straps tuck into the lumbar pad and it can be carried with its shoulder strap.

http://www.thenorthf...ack/p51564.html

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 08:10 AM

I use the 5.11 Push Pack. Maxpedition also has a sweet little pack that would probably work. There are a couple pockets on the push pack that would work nicely for an ipad mini. a little lower than your looking price too. http://www.amazon.co...5.11 push pack 



#9 Tim Kramer

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 03:16 PM

I don't think they make this model anymore but I have a Mountainsmith Kinetic II. Got it from REI years ago and it's a wonderful size. 

 

They may have replaced the model with the Tour which someone mentioned above. 

 

Looks like this: http://sale.images.w...ckte3Detail.jpg


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#10 Wendell Adams

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 01:55 PM

Direct Action Foxtrot might be a great option for you.



#11 Stephen

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 02:42 PM

My Wife is from Colombia, so I carry a Mochila everyday. You can get the American versions but I like to support the original makers of them

http://lagringamaluc...-colombian.html



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 05:11 AM

I have recently bought a sling bag from an ecommerce store called Saneswap. It's very attractive and the quality is also good. You may find out more sling bags by visiting their link.



#13 PaulaGray

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 05:20 AM

Seems like something around your waist (big enough to carry five books) would hinder your walking ability.

Have you considered a backpack with wheels?  Wheel it when the shoulders start aching?  Carry when it is inconvenient to roll (up stairs, grass, cobblestone streets, etc.)


Another thing you might try alternate how you carry it (1/2 front, 1/2 back) to even out the stress on your shoulders.



#14 elrobbo

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 05:33 AM

what do you guys make of North Face products? are they good quality? considering the price tag. 



#15 OmegaMan

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 07:45 AM

 elrobbo,

 

I think that North Face, if they were ever good quality, has since made the jump into mass-market foreign made goods. I think Columbia is a bit better. I could be wrong on this, but that is how I see it.



#16 skp

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:49 AM

I've tried a lot and still haven't found my ideal everywhere bag, until i recently picked up a haversack from the hidden woodsmen www.thehiddenwoodsmen.com

 

simple and versatile, hand crafted product.

 

i don't go bushcrafting which you'll find is most of the reviews and uses for it,  but i use it for my everyday and everywhere carry.  been working for me so far.

 

 

skp



#17 C RHODES

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 03:39 PM

For the price point you could look at the Rapdom T311 Tactical messenger bag, Some people say it's a knock off of the Maxpedition Mongo Versipack but for the money it is a great bag.  I've carried mine every summer for the last 3 years and works great. has 2 CCW compartments and is about 19 liters total. I think they are running about 60 bucks on Amazon. 



#18 Syed Ihsan

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:07 AM

Same suggestion that i made regarding the backpacks. Go to http://travelitemsfo...hp?page=7225701. I saw plenty of choices with reviews on various sling bags. 



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:31 PM

I have been using the Vanquest Mobius 2.0 for about a year now and am very happy with it.  I find it perfect for when I am heading out for a short hike.

https://www.vanquest...r-gear-bag.html







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