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Tradeshow Bag

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by Mr. Glass, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Mr. Glass

    Mr. Glass Loaded Pockets

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    Hello,

    A few times per year, I walk the floor of a tradeshow, and am exploring the idea of bringing a supplementary bag to carry the following, instead of my 40L carry-on backpack.

    Microsoft Surface 3, chargers, and cables
    Other misc chargers and cables
    200 or so business cards in a "Really Useful Box" 0.3L size
    Bose QC35 in its zippered case
    Power strip & extension cord
    Tisses, small container of listerine
    2x 16-20oz watter bottles that I bought at the airport or the tradeshow and refill throughout the day

    I need to have easy access to the water bottles.

    Ideally, it would be lightweight enough that I could pack it in my (very large) checked suitcase.

    Throughout the show, if I am having a meeting or a longer conversation at a booth, I need to be able to take it off and put it back on quickly, while wearing a suit. The bag doesn't necessarily need to be very "business-looking". Black is a plus.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Mr. Glass

    Mr. Glass Loaded Pockets

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    I am eyeing this and think I may give it a try. I don't see too many threads on BackTpack here on EDC. Any opinions? Seems like the weight distribution would be ideal for walking a tradeshow all day, but I wonder how comfortable it will be wearing over a suit.

    https://www.backtpack.com/product/backtpack-4/
     
  3. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I use the Bihn Co-Pilot or Pilot for Tradeshows but would be killed if trying to CCW Bose cans!

    The Bihn Absolute Strap does a lot of the comfort making here too.

    My biggest problem is that I tend to grab Lit. and not remember that it kills me somehow so a smaller bag really helps kill that impulse for me.
     
  4. Bdon

    Bdon Loaded Pockets

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    A couple weeks ago my wife picked up some Eddie Bauer stowaway bags 20l for us tot take on vacation. They come in 10l, 20l, and 30l variations. They have a few color opinion with solid black being one. She gone me black and green and herself a purple one. They are very light and fold away into there storage compartment pocket.
    I've been carrying mine as edc now since she got them. I like them bc they weigh nothing.
    The have have 2 side pouches for water too. Since I've been off for a couple weeks doing day trips and running around I've mostly stuffed them with kids craps plus my usual carry as well(fak, multitools, cordage phone chargers etc).
    They have even made a couple trips to the lake.
    I may wind up going back for the 30l for winter use.
    Here's a couple of pics of the 20l

    First the bag
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    This is the stuff sack it goes into.
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  5. 343KD

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    Goruck Bullet or Rucker?
    Pretty slick looking but the water would have to be inside the bag.
    Plus: they're on sale right now.
     
  6. Swe_Nurse

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    If a sling bag is acceptable, the Vanquest Mobius 2.0 is a great bag for easy access to water.
     
  7. Jean

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    I found a drawstring bag (at a tradeshow) that has a tablet slot in back (no external access), webbing straps, a open slash pocket on back, and an external water bottle (1) sleeve on the side -- packs down to nothing. When my tablet is in the back pocket the pack carries well and is ok using both straps over one shoulder. The design is so simple I could probably replicate it in tyvex using tape.

    Unfortunately, I have no idea who made it and the company whose logo is on it is huge - so no chance of calling the marketing team to find out where they ordered it
     
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  8. Mr. Glass

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    The last tradeshow I attended we were given a Pelikan backpack. Huge, and would carry all you would ever need. Given that you never gunna be far from anything: stands, lockers refreshment. I would either rely on trade-show freebies or rock with a small backpack just big enough for essentials. I use a Tom Bihn copilot shoulder bag, though its capacity for trade-show A4 brochures and bumf is limited. This is actually a good thing as you otherwise acquire far too much promotional crap as a visitor. It can (just) hold a 20oz Kleen Kanteen.

    tbzbbt