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es330es330 Posts: 46
edited October 2009 in Commuting chat
Hi there

I need a new bag which has space for a 13" Dell laptop and commuting essentials (underwear, shirt, spare tubes, etc...). I currently have a Wonder Weanie Crumpler and ride a Trek road bike to work.

Any suggestions? I live in Preston so waterproofing is a necessity! Don't want a racking system. Don't mind traditional rucksack (just not sure which brands to look at).

Cheers
Kevin
Trek 2.3 2010

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  • es330es330 Posts: 46
    i have one of these

    Does it have padded sides to protect the laptop (like in a stand laptop bag)? £139 is a bit pricey :shock: I've just forked out £1,175 for my bike!
    Trek 2.3 2010
  • es330es330 Posts: 46
    es330 wrote:
    i have one of these

    Does it have padded sides to protect the laptop (like in a stand laptop bag)? £139 is a bit pricey :shock: I've just forked out £1,175 for my bike!

    Upon further examination I've seen these for around £60. It sounds perfect. Cheers!
    Trek 2.3 2010
  • es330es330 Posts: 46
    es330 wrote:
    i have one of these

    Does it have padded sides to protect the laptop (like in a stand laptop bag)? £139 is a bit pricey :shock: I've just forked out £1,175 for my bike!

    Upon further examination I've seen these for around £60. It sounds perfect. Cheers!
    Trek 2.3 2010
  • I have a fux deluxe

    WXHXD: 62x34x24cm

    More than big enough for all eventualities.
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  • And I've got one of these.

    Much like the Cheesy Disco but a little bigger - I returned the Cheesy Disco as it wasn't quite big enough to hold my shirt folding thingy which I use to take ironed shirts to work. Evans were doing a good deal on it (£60 or £70, I think) - not sure if they still are.
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    whats this shirt folding thingy? my shirts go in my bag at home looking immaculate and come out 13 miles later looking like i have slept in them.
    And I've got one of these.

    Much like the Cheesy Disco but a little bigger - I returned the Cheesy Disco as it wasn't quite big enough to hold my shirt folding thingy which I use to take ironed shirts to work. Evans were doing a good deal on it (£60 or £70, I think) - not sure if they still are.
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  • Jay dubbleUJay dubbleU Posts: 3,159
    I have a North Face base camp messenger - completely bombproof and enough roof to carry my mobile office plus laptop in padded sleeve - probably not cool but it works
  • R_T_AR_T_A Posts: 488
    Thread hi-jack

    whats this shirt folding thingy? my shirts go in my bag at home looking immaculate and come out 13 miles later looking like i have slept in them.

    One of these?

    http://www.eaglecreek.com/accessories/packing_folders/Pack-It-Folder-15-40153/
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  • flamiteflamite Posts: 269
    can't beat ortleib bags for waterproofing, got one when i got caught out in torrential rain once.

    and for the shirts, dry clean them and get them "in a box" nicely folded in paper sheets!
  • IrvinetIrvinet Posts: 117
    Thread hi-jack

    whats this shirt folding thingy? my shirts go in my bag at home looking immaculate and come out 13 miles later looking like i have slept in them.

    The business traveler trick to solve this is to roll, not fold, your clothes. I make a tube out of my socks and jocks and then roll the business shirt round it.. Shirt comes out the other end looking almost as good as when I ironed it.

    Works just as well for long flights with small luggage as it does for a commuter backback.
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  • es330es330 Posts: 46
    And I've got one of these.

    Much like the Cheesy Disco but a little bigger - I returned the Cheesy Disco as it wasn't quite big enough to hold my shirt folding thingy which I use to take ironed shirts to work. Evans were doing a good deal on it (£60 or £70, I think) - not surjavascript:emoticon(':(')e if they still are.

    This sounds absolutely perfect. I just can't seem to find one under £100 :shock: (especially the ones with the flashy big logo). Evans no longer stock Crumpler :(
    Trek 2.3 2010
  • Has anyone ever washed their crumpler? Mine could potentially do with a spruce up after being abused by my sweat glands most days...

    Not sure how it would handle the machine tbh and perhaps need a re-waterproofing of some kind?
    Le Cannon [98 Cannondale M400] [FCN: 8]
    The Mad Monkey [2013 Hoy 003] [FCN: 4]
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