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Sling Bags and the Movies

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by Motorman, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Motorman

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    Hello All,
    Watched the movie, Cleanskin with Sean Bean. Interesting movie with lots of twists. British, so one has to listen carefully to the dialog. However, Bean's character was using and wearing a large black sling bag (unknown make) and hauled, what seemed to be all of his earthly possessions in it.

    I believe the sling bag utilized in a movie is something new in recent films. What have you noticed?
    Thanks for your comments.
     
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    Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeuf) uses a Maxped Sitka in Transformers 3.
     
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    There's always that episode of 24 where Jack wears a Maxped Monsoon.
     
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    Just watched the imdb trailer, looks good, will add it to my lovefilm list.

    Did the movie/sling bag fad start with the first transformers movie? I seem to remember eBay being full of knock offs after that and then it seemed like the market exploded.
     
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    I think on of the soldiers in Transformers used a SO Tech Go Bag. It was the African American one played by Tyson Somethingorother
     
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  6. Motorman

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    I guess sling type bags have been around for a long time. Watched the movie The Seven Samurai and many of those dudes were wearing
    small sling-type bags.
     
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    i can't find an image right now, but i believe the sort of samurai musette bag you are thinking of, contained their rice rations. i will look for a screengrab
     
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    I was hugely disappointed with 'Cleanskin' after being quite excited for it.
     
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    I just came back from seeing Iron man 3, and there is a scene where Tony makes his way into the mansion wearing a sling pack. I could not get a good look at it, so anyone know which pack it is?
     
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    In season 7 he uses a Versipack of some kind. Don't know which one in particular.

    Joseph Gordon Levitt also uses a Kodiak in Inception.
     
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    I noticed that too, but not which one. Funny though I remember that it was basically flat, as if just coming out of the box from shipping.
     
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    Anyone watch the new 24 series? The hero is carrying a sling bag, anyone know what it is? I thought it may be a CC sat bag but the webbing on the shoulder straps run up the length not across.
     
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    I think it was maxpedition sitka in black
     
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    I think there's an element of a 'hip, urban vibe' ;) associated with sling packs (Does that make me sound terribly old?) which is probably why they've begun to feature increasingly in the media.

    Despite being desperately impractical, at least for me, I still find the Monsoon to be a impressive looking bag. I don't have one anymore but I really like the slightly futuristic aesthetic it has - I literally could not wear that bag for more than an hour without it becoming very uncomfortable on my shoulder but, in terms of it's appearance, it hit all the right notes for me.
     
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    I tried a "Jack Sack" messenger bag for awhile and found it killed my neck and shoulder. While a sling pack may look cool and work for some, I switched back to a backpack.
     
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    The new 24 Legacy character (forgot his name) carry a sling since pretty much the start of the show as he runs around all the locations.
     
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    I don't watch the show, but from the trailer I think it's the new Hazard 4 Gray Man evac plan B. I could be way off but it looks like a long a slim bag.

    [​IMG] Sorry for the crap image...
     
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    That's strange? I only saw the first episode -- I thought the bag is black in color...?