We have a thread for what goes in it, but what bag are you carrying around? I always get a bug around this time to buy a new bag for no real reason besides NEW! Can I be swayed into getting a new one?
I have a FUL sling backpack for general use, plus one of the plastic mesh shoulder bags they gave out a few years ago for large things. I also have a mini back for after hour wanderings and late games.
What you got?
I use the Thinkgeek con bag of holding. Unfortunately, they went out of business a couple of years ago (got swallowed up into Gamestop and lost 95% of their product line) so I don't know if they sell it any longer. But this is what it is:
Anything from Saddleback Leather. Yeah, they're pricey (okay really pricey) but they will last literally forever and are close to indestructible.
Leather Bags | Wallets Backpacks Briefcases Duffle Portfolios |Saddleback (saddlebackleather.com)
I have to say, I absolutely love those Saddleback Leather bags, but I feel like I have never owned anything important enough to deserve being placed inside one, hahaha
Also R.I.P. ThinkGeek, the only webpage on the Internet where I got remotely as excited about shopping as I do at Gen-Con
At this point I almost exclusively bring previous years' Gen-Con messenger bags (mostly from Offworld Designs [also R.I.P.] though I am not sure who made last year's VIG bags) or other Exhibit Hall/swag bag bags; I was very excited when I realized I had finally accumulated enough of those that I technically would not need to bring any non-branded bags at all.
I have the one from uhh I think 2015? that looked like this but in a green, though I do have this one too:
Oh basically this color, though this is not that year's bag https://www.ebay.com/itm/383710732967
I think I have three Gen-Con messenger bags, the backpack from last year, and the like insulated lunchbox thing, in addition to the random things like the 2014 Ortus Regni Gen-Con bag or the one they gave out the next year. Basically I want everything I own to eventually be branded for Gen-Con
I'm torn between just wearing a simple fanny pack (stylin'!) or bringing my nerd bag, which is a small canvas messenger bag that I've decorated with patches/pins. I'd prefer the look/utility of the nerd bag, but I've had shoulder issues of late that makes the fanny pack more appealing.
Great bag, just not big enough to be over loaded.
Just a backpack. Don't know what brand; it has the letters "ES" on it, but no other corporate logos or anything.
Works great, and I found out when I got caught in a downpour on the last day of Origins that it keeps its contents dry.
My con bag is a black Maxpedition 9831F Gleneagle Messenger Bag. Just the right size to carry all of my gear and very customizable with velcro covered interior. Sadly, also out of production.
This random sling bag I picked up on Amazon about five years ago. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KMMD7PA/
For times when I'm not in the Hall Of Wallet-Emptying Temptation, I try to fit everything in one of those badge holders with the pockets, with my trouser pockets as the overflow for dice & so on.
My in-laws have decided that I need a new messenger bag every Christmas, so it will be a Fossil man-bag of some form as they get a locals discount at the Fossile duty-free store.
Both are admittedly pretty nice.
I have a Zombie Survival Pack messenger bag I got from Zombie Buddy when they were running their LARPs at GenCon several years ago. Its fairly large with lots of space to organize and big enough to put my GenCon messenger bag empty inside.
For gaming and everyday carry, I use the Synapse 25 from Tom Bihn.
I can't say enough good things about the bag or any of Tom Bihn's bags or organization accessories. Its a great product.
I carry an Oakley Kitchen sink... Holds anything I need and then some. Have carried it for years. Love this thang!!!!
Amazon.com | Oakley Men's Kitchen Sink Black none none | Casual Daypacks
I have my sunglasses, some sanitizer, and basic gaming goodies. The rest is for what I buy lol
Usually I use my LL bean backpack I got 10
years ago after the on I got in 96 died in 2012.
It is quite capacious, durable, and the annoyingly bright raspberry color means my groups can usually id my short self in a crowd from behind.