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Wonderful custom shoulder bag from 1733 and my tech EDC

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by chx1975, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. chx1975

    chx1975 Loaded Pockets

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    I am a senior software developer and on call pretty much always (1st line half the day, 2nd line half the day, it's OK, emergencies are very rare, months pass between two). Before this bag, as recently as a year ago, I needed to carry a laptop backpack with my regular 14" inside everywhere. But now, I can just take this baby. Also? Since it's only 9" high I can stand it up under a plane seat, lengthwise, so it is taking practically no space. A laptop backpack will steal invaluable space where your legs would go.

    https://imgur.com/a/xmRmYSn

    Contents, no affiliate links:

    If you want a great little bag: http://www.seventeenthirtythree.com/

    Home of the Unicorgis: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Squidbrains the patches specifically are https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/570922520/banjo-and-luna-the-unicorgi-iron-on

    The first real performant 7" notebook (not Atom but real Intel Core CPU, non-eMMC storage but a real SSD and NVMe at that), what we wanted since the Toshiba Libretto, the Sony Vaio P, oh so many years: https://www.geekbuying.com/item/One-Netbook-One-Mix-2S-Yoga-Pocket-Laptop-M3-8100Y-8GB-256GB-Silver-406887.html

    eReader/tablet/monitor: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/not-ereader-first-e-ink-mobile-phone-monitor/x/5633299#/ yeah it has its quirks but it _works_. Hot :censored:. I keep an eReader anyways to read, the previous one was an only slightly smaller Aura One and if I could get one that doubles as an emergency monitor, that's a big win in my books.

    Waterbottle: https://www.rubbermaid.com/en-US/design-series-bottles yeah, nothing special.

    Lächen Mini Irrigator: Google for aliexpress 33018370414, won't link it because of spam filters. Not only it is the smallest portable oral irrigator (waterpik) but it stores the nozzle inside.

    Travel Washlet: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FDJ8SM totally SFW video on how to use it: it's basically portable civilization.

    Nuts holder: I am reasonably sure it's https://www.uline.ca/Product/Detail/S-18215/Tubes/Clear-Retail-Tubes-1-1-2-x-6 and I just found it https://www.dancopackagingproducts.com/our_products/prod_161.html for smaller quantities. I'll actually get a spare or five :)

    Micro-Mini HDMI cable: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NC2X1DM/ it's _hard_ to find a cable of this kind this tiny.

    Stand: https://www.niteize.com/product/QuikStand.asp it does hold the tablet up, barely so, but it does.

    DM-1 wallet: https://decadentminimalist.com/ you can't find a smaller, lighterweight card wallet.

    Phone to taste. The bag can hold any monster of a phone.

    When flying I also add: Glocalme U2 https://www.glocalme.com/CA/en-US/cloudsim/u2 international mifi with pretty decent rates but also the possibility to just slot a local SIM. Did you know giffgaff UK sends a SIM anywhere for free and allows using their packages EU wide with really nice rates? It's literally half the price of a T-Mobile USA International Pass.

    Dual USB Output Super Slim Power Bank Ultra Thin, Attom Tech 3000mAh https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07JZCZSH9 it's enough to give a phone or the mifi a little bit of extra time.. It's ridiculous from something this tiny but it actually can (slow) charge _both_ at the same time.

    There are some small extras in the last photo:

    Olight UC Magnetic USB Charger https://olightworld.com/olight-uc-magnetic-usb-charger to charge the AA battery in the washlet. Again, it's neigh impossible to find a smaller battery charger.

    Mu One https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N1PK1RP/ impossibly thin 45W USB C charger.

    Elecom WRH-583BK2-S travel router. https://www.ebay.com/itm//183769814553 dual RJ45, dual band, micro USB powered.
     
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  2. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I can't figure out which bag you are talking about?

    And yeah,I still have a Libretto,Sony,Panasonic and several Fujitsu tiny rigs and they each still work!
    My favorite probably is the Omnibook with the pop-out mouse!

    Sort of an early Tiny PC Museum.
     
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    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Hrm, I wonder whether I can delete this thread. I posted this in multiple places on Reddit and people had no problems understanding.
     
  6. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    It sounded like you were going to show us this wonderful bag and then you didn't?
    So I have no idea whatsoever what it looks like.

    Not real complicated unless I missed something here?
     
  7. aicolainen

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    I'm sorry you feel that way. You're post was long and detailed, so you obviously put some effort into it. It's just that title that build some expectations about getting to know more about a bag you are very satisfied with. Yet, after reading your post, I know nothing more about the bag or why you are so satisfied.
    I don't know anything about Reddit, so I can't speak to why you're getting different responses there, but this site is very much about sharing ideas. You're not obliged to deliver or share anything, of course, it's just that title that "promises" more on that topic than the actual post delivers.
    If the title was just "My tech EDC", the post would deliver on expectations and beyond. Anyway, don't take this too seriously, it's just a bag. We are bag nerds. You sparked an interest. Life will move along just nicely, no matter if you choose to share more about it or not.
     
  8. chx1975

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    OH MY GOD.

    Stupid stupid copy paste.

    How did https://imgur.com/a/xmRmYSn this link go missing? Editing the top post too.

    I was so confused at what's going here because I made photos of front, side, bottom, inside as much as I could, described materials and zipper -- and people were grousing about not showing the bag...
     
  9. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Well I would say that this changes things a little bit here!
    I was baffled as to what you were thinking we were seeing but had ZERO to go with so.......
    Thanks for clearing that up and that does look like a cool little bag!
    Do you mind saying how long they took to deliver it and what it costs to make?

    Thanks Again for sticking with it,I am glad that there was just a technical issue and that neither of us is really crazy after all........well at least about this!
     
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    Our first discussion was Jan 6-7, I was told "I would not be able to make the bag until March at the earliest." and "To build this bag from scratch, with its small size but large amount of features would cost around $275 plus or minus a little bit based on material and trim choices." I was satisfied with both conditions.

    Then a pause, sketches and material discussion on Jan 21 and we agreed on $300 because of the materials (VX21 is not cheap) and zippers.

    On Mar 11 he told me he is ready, I sent the first half of the money and on Mar 19 it was done! Now look at this:

    I refused and paid in full but really, isn't that amazing?

    I picked it up in April (I was in no rush and I had a visit to the USA scheduled for April and this saved on cross border shipping and customs) and ever since I am happy with it. Occassionally I am discovering new and new uses. Once I packed something as big as a gorillapod hybrid and a Sony RX100 along the usual stuff (although the waterpik was not yet there), the 'pod needed to be bent (it's more than 10" tall) but hey, the point of that thing is to bend :) And imagine how happy I was when I realized the Attom battery is the perfect fit for one of the internals pocket... This bag is just perfection for me.

    Ps. He added the Unicorgis. I know in theory I could've but it's so much better someone with actual skills does that :)
     
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  11. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Sort of makes me think of the Tom Bihn Co-Pilot which has similar dimensions and also carries a lot more than it seems it might.
    I have 2 of them in Ballistic Nylon and they are also pretty bomb proof for me and come in really handy for travel and day to day use.
    I am setting one of them up now actually as a tool bag for an out of town service job that I have coming up and so far it seems there is plenty of space there for Hand Tools aplenty!

    I am just a Bag Junkie in the end.
     
  12. chx1975

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    Yes, the similarities can't be denied. I understand many will be quite happy with the Co-Pilot, it didn't fit my needs. On one hand, it's just that tad bigger which kills the idea of standing it up underseat and at the same time has that much less pockets and padding which hinders usage. Finally, the mix of materials on my bag hits a certain point in the weight-water resistance-durability triangle which is impossible to hit with a single material :)
     
  13. CHF.sufferer

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    Pretty sure the Co-Pilot hit most of those same marks you swear can't be met by anything else, but—your custom bag is neat too.