Personally, I think no man over the age of
24 should ever use a backpack as his daily carry. But hey, that’s just me.
The sling bags I carry are mainly messenger
bags, like the ones used in the movie Premium Rush. My favorite brands are
www.timbuk2.com and www.chromeindustries.com. And if could afford it, I’d
definitely get a www.tumi.com and www.victorinox.com for daily business use.
I own one special-use backpack; a
www.deuter.com with hydration bladder that is designed specifically for
mountain-biking. But if I ever had to use a backpack, I’d go for
www.goruck.com, www.maxpedition.com, and www.arcteryx. All are designed to be
practically bomb-proof, with clever technical details.
Because it’s the first headphones that were
*marketed* to appeal to non-audiophiles, it became wildly popular among people
who.. well, simply don’t know any better. If you’ve been using those cheap
earphones that came with your iPod all your life, yes of course Beats would
sound good. Kalau ada yang bela Beats mati2an, coba aja tanya.. emangnya sudah
membandingkan dengan headphone apa saja? What is the frame of reference? 🙂
Personally, I think the heavy thumping bass
of Beats just drowns out the nuances and details. If you want skull-rattling
“pecah sob!” sound, a recognizable and hip brand (that has nothing to
do with audio), prefer form-over-function, and want to spend way too much money
for all that… then by all means, get Beats by Dr Dre. (Feel free to insert a
Daniel Wellington joke here.)
But if all you care about well-balanced sound from a bonafide audio brand, and consistently reviewed as the best headphones for the budget, then I suggest the Audio Technica ATH-M50x.
Regarding sunglasses, I just wear a pair of
Ray Ban Aviators (like in my avatar). I like them because it’s a classic style
that will never go out of style, and comes from a brand with heritage and
history. And if you don’t lose or break them, the initial investment is worth
it as they will serve you for years. Like my watch, I’m pretty sure I’ll be
wearing it twenty years from now. Oh, and don’t bother buying KW sunglasses…
those things will snap on you within a a couple of months. Been there, done
Crossbody bags.. I think you mean messenger
style bags, right? That’s the way to go for any male over the age of 25. It’s
time to put the backpack away when you reach that age. I use a black
www.timbuk2.com bag that comes with a lifetime warranty. Not cheap, considering
that it looks like any local Eiger or Export bag, but I had one that lining
started to crack after 5 years. I emailed them a picture, and they replaced it
with a newer better one; no questions asked. I also use a Chrome Citizen
www.chromeindustries.com messenger bag for cycling. It’s an excellent
bomb-proof bag that will last me forever, but it’s meant to be worn on a bike.
Not recommended for daily use, because of how it sits on the back. You should
check out www.carryology.com.. it’s a very comprehensive site on men’s bags
with detailed reviews.
Daripada beli trendy bags at some hip
bookstore di mall for sejuta rupiah and use it for 2 or 3 years, it’s better to
pay a little more for a bag that’s built (and designed) to last you 10 years.
I currently use a foldable Sennheiser (on
ear) for travelling, and an Audio Technica M50x (over ear) for listening at
home through amplifiers. The Audio Technica was my first “serious”
headphone, and I chose it based on reviews on www.head-fi.org. It has
consistently been reviewed as the best “bang for the buck”
headphones, and kebetulan masuk budget. I used to own a pair of Etymotics (in
ear monitors), and they were also awesome.
And yes, I agree about Dr Dre. It’s for
people who just don’t know any better.
Nope, I use a Chrome Citizen Night messenger bag. I am seriously in love with it. Over-engineered and built like a tank, it has served me for FIVE years and I’m sure it will serve me for fifteen more. It sits comfortably for long urban rides, and very easy to access items just by swinging it forward… Unlike a backpack.
Waktu itu pesan dan dibawain my brother dari
Kanada. Dulu sih di department store yang di Senayan City sih ada ya. You
should check on Kaskus and Bukalapak.. pernah lihat kok ada yang jualan disitu.
If you are really ngebet, you can always order on www.timbuk2.com and they will
send it here. Yes they are pricey, but Timbuk2s are so worth it because of the
After four years of heavy use, the tarp
lining in my first bag started to crack and peel, so I took a picture of it and
emailed it to Timbuk2. They sent me a new (and improved) one, no questions
asked. It was a four year old bag! I didn’t even have to send in the old one,
because I’m in Indonesia.
You can start with American Tourister. It
happens to be Samsonite’s secondary brand, so the manufacturing standards are
on par albeit with lower quality material.
One step up would be Samsonite and Delsey.
These are the two brands I use. I abuse them often, and they hold up just fine.
Though I must say I prefer the designs of Delsey.
If you’ve got the money to spend, get a
Tumi. They are very well designed, and are made out of a proprietary
self-repairing ballistic nylon. You can stab it with a nail and the weaves just
close itself. And yes, the brand has a certain prestige to it. I’d love to own
one, but it’s out of my tax bracket. 🙂
As per type, four wheel cabin bags are
easier to roll than two wheelers. But konon because the wheels are exposed,
it’s prone to snapping off. Though I have yet to see that happen, mind you.