Today I'm going to review my latest bag that I've been using for the past year - the Brooks Pickwick Backpack.
I got mine from a cycling shop back in the UK near Liverpool Street Station (forgot the name of the shop) and remember it costing about 200 pounds at the time. The price varies a lot online as you can see from this Google Search.
I fixed this problem by getting some sheet plastic from Tokyu Hands in Shibuya. If you got a droopy bag and want to fix it then you can probably get some from your Home Depot etc.
Now the Pickwick is nice n puff even when nothing is inside and good enough for Mirai Smart Doll to lean on.
And this is my typical carry. I loathe my brown wallet but am only carrying it around so that I can experience how inconvenient it is - there is hardly anything in it and yet is as thick as 20 telephone books.
The reason I've been testing out many wallets like this one is because I'm designing my own line of wallets. There are many wallets out there that market themselves as being "thin" but none of the ones I've inspected seem practical. I want to make something that is not only practical for everyday use but thin at the same time.
The orange box with Mirai on it is the Moekana and Moekanji cases which I use to keep my business cards in.
The black rectangular thing with the red label I stuck on it is the Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB Portable External Hard Drive - its so good I bought 3 already. It's USB3 and works without an external power source.
The Mirai Suenaga Smart Doll brolley is in the top right corner and will be released soon.
Camera is the Sony A7 II with the Vario-Tessar T* FE 4/24-70 ZA.
What does your daily carry look like? If you post a link to a HD sized photo (1920 x 1080px) with an explanation of whats inside - and if I get enough submissions then I'll do a post showing everybody your goodies.
This is just one of the ways which shows you how Smart Doll was specifically designed for the outdoors - all the other points are written up on the revamped Smart Doll website.
Here are some other bags which I've been using over the past 17 years or so. The most recent of this bunch was the red cote&ciel - I didn't really use it for too long as a Smart Doll was difficult to put in (more first world problems). I got it for about 22000 yen but if you can have it for 10000 yen if you are willing to pick it up from my Gotanda office.
The Jack Spade messenger bag cost about the same but I don't use it anymore either - if carrying something heavy, the weight will be placed on one side of the body but for my spinal hernia I found that a backpack with distributed weight across both shoulders worked better for me. If you want it then its yours for 10000 yen - although I did get a huge Mirai in her Solar Marine uniform printed on it.
One of the things about bags is that there is usually always something niggling about them. Many of them seem to be designed by people who do so because they *have* to as part of a job rather than because they want to make something that they would use themselves.
So far the Pickwick has been fine in this area especially as I can carry around my Mac and Smart Dolls without them interfering with each other. If I was to change anything then I would probably put two pockets on the front of the bag for items that I want to get quick access too. The pockets on the side and bottom have a waterproof seal and require a bit of a tug before they open.
How many of you are a bag otaku? If you like bags then you can check out a review by my colleague of the nile feldspath rucksack and check the bag blog Carryology.