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Domke F3

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by RFA3, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. RFA3

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    I've had this bag for many years as well as many others and recently it dawned on me how useful it is.Designed as a camera bag but has the organition potential of a travel bag also. Just wanted to hear anyones thoughts on it I know it is limited for the size but everyday urban essentials it meets the bill for me everytime. It has all YKK zips made from sturdy canvas and USA made always nice.
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  2. Synaptic Misfire
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    I have the same bag and it is amazing how much punishment it can take. I bought mine in 1992!
     
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  3. RFA3

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    I'd say mine is about as old.
     
  4. Ted Andkilde

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    I love the old canvas Domke bags, super comfortable to carry and hold quite a bit for their size. I can't get the same sort of life out of them as you guys, I'm at about two years before my hip wears through the back panel and the strap starts to shred/unravel. Replacement straps are about $10 and the back can be reinforced with an iron on patch to get a little more life out of them. I wish they (or any bag maker as far as that goes) would laminate the foam to the nylon inserts so the foam wouldn't get musher to the bottom of the bag over time.

    I'll have to mod my next new one :)

    Cheers, Ted

    edit: looking closer at your photos, it looks like your dividers are canvas. Interesting, can you confirm? I've had four different models over the years, never an F3.
     
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  5. RFA3

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    I have never seen the back wear out on these with the pocket back there it creates two layers of protection but I guess it is possible.They are known to take some abuse I'm actually looking at mine in the photos and realise it needs a bath.
     
  6. Ted Andkilde

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    Yep, I wear through the pocket at the lower corners.

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