Help me pack light

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Re: Help me pack light

Post by GLimpet » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:09 am

My annual contract review meeting in PNR was Thursday morning.
Ethiopian ETA PNR 13:15 Thursday.

Last time I asked client, they insisted they couldn't reschedule.
So I might just turn around and fly home from Paris.

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Re: Help me pack light

Post by GLimpet » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:11 am

cummy wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:27 am
enjoy the ET 777-300ER. this bird still has the old school 3-3-3 config in econ. most airlines (yuck) are moving to an excruciating 3-4-3 on the 777 birds.

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I took a UA 777 LHR-ORD that was 2-5-2. Luckily I was in a 2.

Service was superb, unlike every other UA flight I've taken.

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Re: Help me pack light

Post by desertstorm » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:56 pm

leela wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:36 pm
You can tuck the waist straps away on mine, if you just want to use the shoulder ones.
That. If your backpack has meaty waist straps but no way to hide/tuck them away, you can always buckle them up at the front of the backpack when not in use.

I love meaty waist straps even for smaller backpacks, since I tend to carry shit and some more for other people as well.

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Re: Help me pack light

Post by rezuar » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:53 pm

GLimpet wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:09 am
My annual contract review meeting in PNR was Thursday morning.
Ethiopian ETA PNR 13:15 Thursday.

Last time I asked client, they insisted they couldn't reschedule.
So I might just turn around and fly home from Paris.
Did you make it Glimpet?
Keep an open mind but not so open your brain falls out.

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Re: Help me pack light

Post by GLimpet » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:08 am

Made it there, got roasted by client at new meeting time Friday morning, back home for two hours on Saturday , back to airport, down to London, managed to meet up with leela and Brodie, and now in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Where I'm gonna stay put for a few days.

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Re: Help me pack light

Post by Klara » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:35 am

I got my backpak! It's a thing of beauty, but it also looks very well made.

I've also advertised the old 70l Berghouse backpack with wheels on LetGo. Someone's supposed to pick it up today.

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Re: Help me pack light

Post by Klara » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:23 am

Klara wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:59 pm
I think I've found my backpack. Image
Eastpak, 35l, about the same price as the Osprey. :shock:
Just a quick update. I used this lovely thing for the first time this weekend and honestly, I couldn't love it any more.
I packed for both me and my son in a totally unminimalistic fashion (a big book, french coffee press, stuffed toy etc) and still had plenty of room left. I didn't walk very far with it, but it felt great on my back. And it's very pretty, of course.
I'm so glad I actually like it. I saw so many backpacks I would have given up after this one.

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Re: Help me pack light

Post by leela » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 am

Yay! We both have backpacks we love!
That one looks very compact and neat. It's certainly a prettier colour than mine. I'm glad the search was worth it.
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Re: Help me pack light

Post by fishface » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:34 pm

Oooh I'm glad I've seen this thread. I picked up a cheap 45L top loading bag on my recent trip. Mainly cos I needed another bag to bring back my swag of gifts. It was £24 and I really did buy it because it was the only cheap bag big enough in tk Maxx.

Anyway, I realised that although it was very easy to carry and drag home as carry on, I am not a fan of top loaders. I like the bags that open up a bit more. So guess who might go looking for that Osprey Fairview?? In forest green. Cos I have already picked out the colour...

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Re: Help me pack light

Post by leela » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:07 pm

Oooh! And yes, I loved carrying a lighter bag. It really does make a big difference. Mine was so comfy to wear. I hope you find one at a decent price. I did a lot of research to get mine at a 25% discount.
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Post by fishface » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:21 pm

I think I will too. I knew I was going to buy another bag on that trip (cos I was buying things...) But it was the wrong time to spend a lot of money on a backpack. Or more specifically, spend time finding the right backpack to spend money on.

The Osprey one looks nice though. I will also check out some local brands like macpac. My 'proper' bag is a macpac and I love it.

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Re: Help me pack light

Post by fishface » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:52 pm

And now my pages are littered with adverts for the Fairview.

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