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Backpack that gets seen in the dark.

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by JonSidneyB, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. JonSidneyB
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    Do you want to be seen? Do you carry your pack on a motorcycle, bicycle, while walking in areas with traffic.

    Maybe you just want to to be lit up. :) Made for the Smart Alec.


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    And a little about the Smart Alec.

    The Smart Alec is a modular backpack system: customize it to carry your gear with a variety of interior and exterior organizational pockets.

    13 webbing loops on the front of the Smart Alec and an included removable black bungee make it easy to secure a rain jacket, umbrella, yoga mat, or bike helmet to the front of the bag. Ride your motorcycle or bike or walk at night with your Smart Alec? Add a Glowire electroluminescent wire kit, which you can weave through these new loops.

    The Upper Modular Pocket adds an extra 2+ liters of volume to the Smart Alec. Inside there are four small organizer pouches sized for the things to which you need quick access: smartphone, keys, multitool, flashlight. Two interior O-rings so you can attach keys or pouches or what-have-you. The Lower Modular Pocket adds an extra 3+ liters of volume to the Smart Alec. Fits two 1-liter water bottles, or one water bottle and other stuff, or just a lot of other stuff. Inside are two o-rings and an open-top organizer pocket sized for a wallet. 1" Gate Keeper Straps can replace the front bungee included with the Smart Alec with these straps (or leave the bungee in place and install the straps over the bungee). Useful for securing large/bulky items to the front or top of the Smart Alec: a yoga mat, snowshoes, raincoat, Christmas trees, or anything else too big or wet to go inside. Available individually or in sets of two or three; the Smart Alec has webbing loops for accommodating up to five 1″ Gate Keeper Straps. Wondering how many you need? Tom uses two 1″ Gate Keeper Straps to secure his snowshoes to the front of a Smart Alec. For more detailed information on each of these three accessories, visit the Smart Alec Modular Pockets & Straps page.

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    Bought one some days ago, a LED flexible plastic 40" monofilament tube, powered by two AA, three way flashing.
    Not waterproof.
    Is it that similar ?
    Nick
     
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    I have not seen the stuff yet. The power supply is stored inside the pack so it should be protected.
     
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    Ya, looks like EL(electro luminescent) wire, which itself is not effected by water(or so the dealers have always said), as long as the connections are inside the pack it should be fine. I've got about 15 ft of the stuff that I was gonna wire the back of my bike jacket with, but never got around to it. Sweet to see a pack with it! This might just push me over the edge on getting one of those...
     
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    Here are some pictures of the pack itself as well as some accessories.

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    Hurry up and fall over that edge. :)
     
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    I did something I shouldn't have done. But then again I have not bought anything for myself in about five years and I take packages to the post office via bicycle in a Dollarsaver backpack.

    I have a Smart Alec coming. People also try to run over me when it is dark.
     
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    Well Jon, I am SO glad to hear you bought something for yourself. Especially something that is so easily justified for your daily trek to the post office. I hope you enjoy it!
     
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    Well, I also really like the description of this pack and it will cut down on the two trips that I sometimes have to make.
     
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    Who all has a Smart Alec?
     
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    Looks like I will be seeing one of these on Friday.
     
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    I got's me one - heard about them here at the EDCF first as well.
     
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    Same here, found out about them here and got an all black with wasabi interior. Best pack I've ever bought. Got the top pouch as well. That black and blue one looks pretty dang good too. Tom Bihn makes high quality stuff, don't think ill ever buy another brand. Have my eye on a synapse too but can't justify it, the smart Alec does it all for me
     
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    The electroluminescent wire would be cool on a Synapse too. ;)
     
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    Tis about time! you deserve something for yourself.

    Im VERY interested in hearing your thoughts about it. I've always thought about those bags, but for some reason gravitated towards the TAD or MR bags. Right now I have a Timbuk2 that is made for laptops which is what I generally carry these days.
     
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    I have not used it yet but like what I have seen so far. You have to remember I am one that refuses to having anything hanging off the sides of a pack and the only think I ever accept external might be a sleeping bag or tent below a pack but then again I am talking about a backpacking set up.

    This pack is for a niche purpose. I will be using it for taking packages to the post office and getting groceries via bicycle. Those are the only places I go anymore. I still like to keep things external on a pack at a minimum, old habits from working outdoors and backpacking die hard.

    Also the way the light attaches is a plus. I ride a bicycle in all weather and will be when there is snow on the ground in January. I would rather not get hit by a car while on a bicycle.