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Archival Baggage: Billykirk Field Bag

Billykirk waxed cotton field bag Although I have no earthly need for another bag of any kind (messenger, musette or otherwise), I’m coveting this new field bag by Billykirk. In my mind, the BK bag fills the niche between my Frost River cartridge bag (flimsy) and Filson medium field bag (heavy on the shoulder for …

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Shopping from 1968: Hunting World

Hunting World Catalog 1968 Spanish leathe “Versatote” (on my Archival Finder list) More English Fishing Bags (made by Brady, no doubt) Expedition Canvas Tentage Kalahari Grill and Fish Locator Glasses A few more shopping cart items from the catalog that brought you the Springbok hassok, chromed steel “supercube” furniture and genuine zebra luggage tags. Apart …

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Shopping from the past: Rivendell Musettes

1996/97 Rivendell Catalog Rivendell Acme and Plain Musettes 1994 Bridgestone B.O.B Gazette B.O.B Basic and Imperial Musettes (my Imperial is 15+ yrs old) Handling instructions (plus early organic cotton promo) Rivendell Waxed Cotton “Acme” Musette And a missed opportunity to mail order a Bridgestone X0-1 or RB-1 from the past:

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Archival Review: Cycling Musettes

From my Rivendell musette collection I’ve been using cycling musettes on and off the bike for over decade. Musettes were originally designed as feed bags for cyclists during road races. If you search for musettes online, you’ll also find references to WWII canvas, military fieldbags (“musette bags”) and other types of pocket-sized canvas shoulder bags. …

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Archival Review: Cycling Musettes

Classic Rivendell Musettes I’ve been using cycling musettes on and off the bike for over decade. Musettes were originally designed as feed bags for cyclists during road races. If you search for musettes online, you’ll also find references to WWII canvas, military fieldbags (“musette bags”) and other types of canvas shoulder bags. Foremost, I love …

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Archival Review: Cycling Musettes

Classic Rivendell Musettes I’ve been using cycling musettes on and off the bike for over decade. Musettes were originally designed as feed bags for cyclists during road races. If you search for musettes online, you’ll also find references to WWII canvas, military fieldbags (“musette bags”) and other types of canvas shoulder bags. Foremost, I love …

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Guest Baggage: Brady Gelderburn

Indigo Slims blog author and denim designer, Jessica L., sent me these photographs of her 18 month old Brady Gelderburn fishing bag. The bag is one of the largest in the Brady range and I questioned Jessica on her selection of this specific style (and on why the bag’s strap was already so frayed after …

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Shopping from 1997: Zo Messenger Bags

Now regretting that I waited twelve years to mail in my order for a Zo Gravey Dog messenger bag in black cordura (another synthetic exception). I used to own a small red Zo bag but it lacked the sway strap which kept it from lurching from side to side during vigorous pedaling. I could never …

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