Manbags? What do you use to carry stuff when you are out and about?

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  1. Gromett

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    I use an old WW2 style army bag but am finding it a little inconvenient now because I carry quite a bit of stuff and it only has one large section. This is great for shopping but not great for a wander to the pub or park with laptop, tablet, phone, battery packs, books etc etc.

    I am looking at this and this. Any suggestions welcome. I don't want a girly style handbag thingy but a proper manly manbag :p
     
  2. Chris

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    My wife's hand bag(y)

    Fags, wallet and phone.

    #sorted.
     
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    With straps to carry over the shoulders knapsack style is a knapsack / daysack.

    Single strap to carry handbag style is a handbag.

    No such thing as "manbag", girls. (y)
     
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    small rucksack, job done.
     
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    Small rucksack (backpack).

    Manbags are in the same category as sox and sandals - verboden :)
     
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    Yes I've had this problem ,I now wear trousers / shorts that have large amount of pockets and carry a small rucksack. I couldn't find a bag that I felt comfortable carrying , mainly caused by other people's associations with them.
     
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    If I can't get stuff in my pockets it stays at home.

    Phone for calls, texts and internet
    Leccy flag for my 'fix'
    Loose change and wallet.
    Car keys if using the car.

    What more do you really need ?
     
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    How's about
    Map
    Wet coat
    Extra layer of clothing
    Small first aid kit
    and some means of carrying other things that you acquire along your way.
    and I'm sure others will suggest a lot more.
     
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    For a long hike maybe......but then you want a proper ruck sack/back pack.
    But for a casual wander round town you don't NEED most of that.
     
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    Don't you get stared at when you're out alone? :whistle:
     
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    What about a Homosatchel?? :imoutahere:
     
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    That's what pockets where invented for?. Otherwise I take a Back pack?

    Pete
     
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    Oops sorry about the above don't know what happened there.
    What I was going to say was a long hike to some is just a wander in the park and to the pub.
     
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    pussies wear man bags.. :rolleyes:

    British Army webbing for me .. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ok for you, but I am single/solo.

    I don't want it on my back where I can't keep an eye on it. I want it at my side so I can get quick access and prevent others from getting into it when I am not looking.

    Phone, tablet or ebook to read at the pub, Wallet, keys, glasses and sunglasses, A set of USB sticks, Torch
    Laptop in case I get a call out. I don't want to have to walk a mile + to get back to the van just to reset a password for someone. Battery pack in case it is an emergency and my laptop runs low. For example if this forum went down jim may call me to sort it. A 20-40 minute walk back to the van find out it is something simple and I can't be bothered to walk back. Something serious and I can get to work on it instantly.

    I could go on but you get the point. A bag is essential for me if I go more than 15 minutes away from my van.
     
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    image.jpeg Mulberry man bag , it's the only way .
     
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    Ok... I ... own up.. :X3:

    I have a Troop canvas messenger bag, great quality http://www.trooplondon.com

    highly recommend them.. tough heavy duty canvas construction, strong zips and brass buckles with real leather trim..

    I use it mainly on holidays..

    IMG_0329.jpg
     
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    Or looked at another way
    She's got all the money and confiscated your phone cos you spent too much time on FUN
     
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    When I worked with tools I had a canvas toolbag, then in management it was a briefcase. Now I'm retired it's a canvas bag or leather bag. Call it a manbag, handbag, shoulder bag, rucksack, it's all the same, it's a bag, carried by someone.
     
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