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well i have been looking in buying in a new bag and i have tried a lot of things .I am looking for something durable that last long .I have tried timbuk2,sag life, chrome bags and mission workshop none of those have been a good brand any suggestions you guys have ?
     
November 13, 2011 10:24 PM
mijangos
From: san jose
35 posts
3 bikes
http://dankbags.net/

perhaps there you find what you are looking for.
     
November 14, 2011 01:24 PM
strange
From: Germany
201 posts
35 bikes
What do you mean none of those are good brands? Chrome is great if they are local they will repair your bag on the spot and 50% off being a messenger.
I dont like Sag that much they are just expensive for the looks.
Timbuk2 are decent and more afforable
I really light Freight bags they are awesome they are expensive but they last forever and warranty are great.
     
November 14, 2011 04:45 PM
Benson
From: New York City
134 posts
24 bikes
You didn't like MW's bags? Their rep is pretty good, and the bags I've seen have been top notch.

Funny to see someone form Germany recommend Dank, I didn't think anyone outside of Seattle knew who they were. They do make great bags. I'd recommend Seagull myself. I have Seagull mess bag that is amazing.

I have Freight Baggage rolltop backpack, and while I love it, the quality is not what I thought it would be. There are clearly some parts they had not finished up with before shipping out to me. So, I personally recommend them with some reservations about quality.
     
November 15, 2011 01:00 AM
stalag13
From: City of Lost Children
145 posts
7 bikes
How are those bags not good enough for you??
     
November 15, 2011 01:05 AM
richardg
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes
@stalag13: its all about the www...;)
     
November 15, 2011 11:41 AM
strange
From: Germany
201 posts
35 bikes
@strange checking out the Dank bags right now !
@benson well i somewhat liked my chrome messanger but it was just to heavy at times ,i am looking at the ranchero right now ! do you have any reason why it was discontinued
and yea the sag Ftc megatron only lasted me like 9 months hella over priced
@stalag13 yup didnt like it very much MW is good but idk wasnt that great.im cheacking out the dank right now !
@richardg im just looking for something that can ride in the rain and hold my school stuff plus locks and stuff do some much shit ,any suggestions .thats why im looking at the ranchero
     
November 18, 2011 01:40 AM
mijangos
From: san jose
35 posts
3 bikes
if your bag was too heavy at times then that sounds like a personal problem.
shouldnt blame any of the bags for that...especially when they all do exactly what you need them to do.
im running a rolltop right now, but miss my chrome citizen every now and then.
its way convenient with the perfect amount of space and pockets. just sucked riding with it during summer!
     
November 19, 2011 10:40 AM
outofstep
From: Los Angeles, CA
999 posts
15 bikes
I'll stick to my Chrome bag.
     
March 12, 2012 05:07 PM
PandaBear
From: SF BAY AREA
83 posts
9 bikes
I'm using a Chrome messenger and it's an awesome bag. I've been using it for school, but I feel like it's too big. What bags do you guys use for school? I'm thinking maybe Timbuk2 or something of the sort.
     
March 13, 2012 01:56 AM
For school I just have a North Face cause it's super comfy for walking around and can fit textbooks nicely. For riding though I use a timbuk2 phoenix, I love it LOL.
     
March 13, 2012 02:14 AM
Ehh, I had a Chrome Messenger and didnt like it. I plan to get an ILE Default bag next time Im at the MASH store
     
March 13, 2012 03:26 AM
richardg
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes
Thinking about get the Tlevel Challenger, anyone have experience with them?
     
March 13, 2012 03:43 AM
mikerawk
From: San Jose
22 posts
4 bikes
I was actually thinking of getting an ILE Default backpack as well. I heard good things about them.

http://ilequipment.com/store/
     
March 13, 2012 05:00 AM
PandaBear
From: SF BAY AREA
83 posts
9 bikes
I have been using my Chrome Ivan for 1 year, its superb, never lets me down, perfect on the bike, waterproof, just feel like something different though. Anyone use Engine #11 bag? i kinda want something different.
     
March 13, 2012 06:28 AM
Well for me, the Chrome Messenger just wasn't comfy enough and not all that efficient. I was about to get a Mission Workshop, but decided I didn't want a rolltop
     
March 13, 2012 09:57 PM
richardg
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes
Yeah it wasnt comfy at first, it actually dug into my shoulders but it doesnt sway at all, but after one year it feels better when its full than with just 2 folders, and rolltops can be cumbersome at times.....
     
March 14, 2012 07:26 AM
^^^
i have a engine no.11 rolltop.
really stable and super comfy, fits a lot of shit inside. cool whistle feature. the light is an added plus! reflective logo on the side. plain and simply a great bag.
im selling mine because i want to try out a backpack style bag
...if you want to try it out, shoot me a message.

[img]http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc...
     
March 15, 2012 01:16 AM
outofstep
From: Los Angeles, CA
999 posts
15 bikes
have you ever tried t level. i have one and its really good
     
March 16, 2012 11:22 AM
i've tried the infinity and just bought the challenger.
the infinity was great. looks great too.
very comfortable and plenty of pockets which make it very practical for every day use.
there's a spot for a water bottle, lock, keys, inner flap for easier access for papers/documents and plenty of little pocked inside that flap for pens and shit.
the main compartment is big, and i really dig the zipper on the side that allows access
into the bag so you don't have to completely undo the rolltop and rummage through all
your stuff if it is full.
i used it mainly for lugging shit around for work, 30+ trips to
a certain location, and commuting to school. if you don't fill up the bag at least half consistently, then i would recommend a smaller bag. great bag! t level makes solid bags.
i don't carry around as much stuff as i used to, and i got over the "coolness" factor of a
rolltop, so i bought a challenger. definitely should fit my needs.

i'm selling my engine no.11 nite rider rolltop (built in rear light and whistle), so if you're
interested let me know!



there's a company that's based here in LA that makes some pretty legit bags that you can
add upgrades too, and all for super cheap!
currently they have one of their bags on sale with all upgrades for $130 USD.
check em out! http://roadrunnerbags.wordpress.com/
[img]http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy66...
[img]http://img3.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.317...
     
March 16, 2012 05:06 PM
outofstep
From: Los Angeles, CA
999 posts
15 bikes
Hey dudes^^^ I think that the E N11 is too big, i think that the tlevel is great but it seems to close to the ivan, is the challenger way smaller?
     
March 20, 2012 10:09 AM
any bag is too big if you're short.
it is a big bag, but i've seen bigger bags than the E11 bag.
it's a good thing these types of bags are adjustable though.

and what tlevel? the pictures above aren't tlevel bags. read the description.
     
March 21, 2012 04:12 AM
outofstep
From: Los Angeles, CA
999 posts
15 bikes
I ride for Engine 11 , great bags. but if you want something smaller get a roadrunner. brad makes awesome bags ! can't go wrong with one of his
     
March 21, 2012 04:33 AM
DUDE^^^ i know tlevel is not on there.... i kinda brought it up. Is the challenger way smaller than the infinity?
     
March 21, 2012 11:22 AM
How are the freight messenger bags?
     
March 26, 2012 04:54 AM
mikerawk
From: San Jose
22 posts
4 bikes

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