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Tom Bihn Smart Alec pictures

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by BrianEDC, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. BrianEDC

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    Yea, there's an awesome review and thread elsewhere ... but I feel like posting about my Smart Alec. My main EDC bag for work and more.

    Shown here, the SA is kitted for the rain - the Lower Modular Pocket holding an umbrella and 20 oz commuter mug - with a capacity of 32 l (26 main plus 6 l between the two Modular Pockets). The main SA side pocket is also holding another 20 oz (water).
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  2. uzmati

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    Every time I see another Smart Alec used like this, it brings me one step closer to making it my EDC bag.
     
  3. TARFU
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    TARFU EDC!!!!! Junkie

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    Great pics.

    Sent from my XOOM 2 ME using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. bigfoot

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    Look at all that organizational goodness!
     
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  5. SSol

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    very nice! ok. i'm done with maxped, can't seem to fall in love with 5.11, but this seems like the right stuff!
     
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  6. ArnieJB

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    Love the pictures Brian
     
  7. emcdannell
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    I'm also debating leaving my maxped noatak in place of a smart alec.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
     
  8. TARFU
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    TARFU EDC!!!!! Junkie

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    I don't know how you feel Brian, but I love the ballistic nylon that Tom uses on the SA. My fav among all of the bags I've had to-date.

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  9. BrianEDC

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    Yea, I really like the ballistic nylon. Has a great feel to it, tough and yet a finer feel than some of my other bags (non TB).

    With the lower pouch, it's a little less streamlined - but :censored:, I appreciate the extra organization for heavy days.

    I also acquired a Brain Cell for the 11" MBA. It works really well for me with the Freudian Slip.
     
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    Yeah, the upper modular pouch is a no-brainer and stays on my SA all the time. The bottom is situational for me. I don't have it on there all the time because to your point it does add some bulk to the pack. I also like the reflective bungee and the modular straps. I use them more than I do the lower pocket.
     
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  11. BrianEDC

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    I've actually yet to find a good use for the modular straps (other than being prepared). I've tried a few admin pouch, etc. and they all work meh. I have a few camping weekends in the works - I'll see about strapping maybe my ground pad to it.

    The Upper Modular Pocket is EDC - super handy. Only wish it came in wasabi interior, but of course I'd say that. ;)
     
  12. fresh eddie fresh
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    Wow... that is a really sweet looking bag! I think a purple and black one is on my short list to pick up!
     
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  13. TOM BIHN Crew
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    Great photos -- they show the modular pockets well.
     
  14. antman157

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    I sold my maxped bags to purchase the TB Synapse .. Best decision I've made on bags
     
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    Well I've decided to join the Smart Alec club... I had someone there pull the LAST one of a certain color combo out of the showroom/storefront for me ... Details to follow when it becomes more official....
     
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  17. ArnieJB

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    You won't regret it....fantastic bag!
     
  18. KDOG08

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    Can't wait to get my hands on it... I may order a matching Upper Modular Pouch with it too....
     
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    i think i just found my new medium sized pack.
    love the design.
     
  20. Myth90045

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    Anyone know of this will fit a 13" laptop? For weekends when I'm on call I have to bring a laptop with me.