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Yeah, that's right - shit rucksacks for twats.
Bet you stand in front of the tube map and get in everyone's way
What's it's actual main selling point? (Aside from bullshit, aesthetic reasons which will no longer be the case in a year's time)
And that the spell will come to an inevitable end.
the brand bumps along for years, sometimes even decades without anyone noticing them, until the 'right' person decides that they like them at a certain point, whereupon they become seen as immensely cool for a year or two until they're deemed old hat when ordinary people start buying them.
and the world keeps turning and nothing actually matters
because it's actually decent
i've had my fair share of backpacks and can honestly say that none of them have come close to the quality of my kanken
The straps don't look as comfortably padded as the ones on my Crumpler. They look like the 'dig in' types that don't work well if you weigh the fucker down with electronica.
and maybe now that they've become ubiquitous to the point that they're not trendy, but the period in between? Definitely not.
grow up, guys
(and I don't hate them either)
I hate fickleness and the fact that they're everywhere now but soon won't be is something that would gall me if the bag was interchanged for literally any other clothing product/accessory.
The difference is that I probably still like all those things rather than moving on to whatever the next trendy/cool thing is.
But I dunno, I don't think there's a particular problem with liking something because/after it became trendy or cool. Maybe you didn't know about or see it before? Taste doesn't form in a vacuum.
It's the discarding part I struggle with (not with anger though I have to add), I just find it weird. Fully aware that I'm in the minority with it though, it's just an aspect of society that I find rather alienating as I just don't get it.
Otherwise I'd have trouble seeing the computer screen over my ruff, and would be sweating profusely/scratching my balls because I'm wearing tights.
• 100% waterproof
• really hard-wearing
• couldn't find another backpack the exact size which wasn't a child's one
i've had mine for over a year now and while internally it'll now get slightly damp if it's a massive storm usually the contents will be completely dry
took it to twickenham on saturday and some twerp behind me had spilt a drink which went all the way down the seats, didn't notice until half time when my bag was completely drenched but everything in it fine
"when raining i have never found the contents of my fjllraven kanken mini to be the slightest bit wet"
cyber bullying becomes real bullying
It's like Johnny Cupcakes not selling cupcakes [s a London thread right there for you, kik]
I hear there's a cereal café opening in Wokingham!
A Londoner on a weekend excursion to breathe some fresh air settles down to eat a picnic with his tote-bag wielding girlfriend.
A local man approaches: OH WAZZAT DEN? A BAG ON YOUR BACK? I WILL CALL IT A BACKBAG.
Local man: I WANT TO SWAP IT FOR MY NEW SUPERDRY COAT. SUPERDRY VERY TRENDY. SWAP?
Local man's wife: BALLONX GET OVER HERE AND EAT YOUR TRENDY PULLEDPORK ROLL.
-- End scene --
An image search reveals I've never noticed them either.
What's the problem? They seem neat and compact to me. Nice looking rucksack. Not that I regularly use a rucksack because I'm an adult.
herschel ones are better
still expensive mind you
CG has a Kanken.
they look quite thin
they don't need to be though, they're very comfortable
I've got one of bigger backpacks though rather than the mini one.
tbh if you're carrying anything heavy enough to need padding in the mini then u r doin it rong
... a handbag rucksack...???
A bit of padding would surely make a much cheaper alternative a more attractive proposition?
It also has a laptop pocket! Idk how people cope with without the padding though.
they look fucking shit
tears of blood.
from my anus.
Meow got me one a few years ago and I still use it most days. It has held up brilliantly.
Plus, they make you look like a sophisticated school child from northern continental Europe - a look I have been trying to perfect for some years now.
I think they look like perfectly good backpacks but I do enjoy winding pnikkles up.
HEY PN, enjoy wearing your silly backpack when you see The Hoosiers!
was at one point a fully fledged middle class student trend along with ellesse jumpers and shit gold chains but now i only see them on middle class people in posh areas in technical jacket and designer wellies with local organic food shop tote bags
cause middle class people are obsessed with romanticising Scandinavia, obvs
here are some encounters, which i've turned into generalisations for you
• think they're really liberal and trendy and 'progressive' even though they're politically aligned with the tories
• favourite topic of conversation is how they were bullied because they went to a fee paying school and the prejudice they still experience to this day
• can afford to do big shops at waitrose and m&s
• let their kids have an entire floor of their house to themselves
• really laidback with their kids and are oblivious to the fact that their twelve year olds are spending all of their pocket money on weed and drink
• no actual people skills
• very vocal about how they think their friends should be paid more for their pointless jobs despite paying the people who are responsible for their businesses minimum wage
• let their kids ride mini-scooters on the pavement without any form of restraint or control
but soon I'm going to release him and hopefully he'll smack both of you in the balls.
*that* one is me. Sorry guys.
If they get in anyone's way I just give that "Sorry... but kids right?" shrug.
Also "no actual people skills".
and still live in their tiny rented flat.
But it would be total bullshit for me to try and claim some working class authenticity given my desk bound job.
We should have a really angry thread on this some day.
I'll give you that.
and her mum who was walking a few metres back didn't even apologise.
getting under everyone's feet whilst his mum inspected the fennel (not a euphemism)
i was in a cafe recently, royter, and the waiter picked a child up that was being allowed to run around by itself and handed it back to the parents
Hope he held it by the scruff of the neck or an ankle or something.
Frankly, this dude sounds cooler than David Blane.
friends of family, people i knew growing up, people i've worked with, people family and friends have worked with, people i see in the street, local business owners, people i encounter in independent bookshops and health food stores
because I never ever talk to the working class.
I might ask him how his local soccer team is doing.
handle a biscuit from Waitrose.
count as middle-class, rather than upper class, behaviour?
Jury's still out on Balonz, I guess.
actually saw TWO separate middle class types with these backpacks in technical jackets AND tote bags whilst i popped to the shops earlier...in byker
Idk cause back home they've always been everywhere so I haven't noticed a difference
remember that thread about the ballpit for adults though and i said i was going? blimey
and now I'm livid.
It is a pretty annoying bag though.
What makes you think anybody is actually angry in here?
like the lady says.
although i'm pretty sure what i've said has ruffled a few feathers but that must mean its true
pretty sure they were trying to shift excess stock though.
What does that even mean? Someone somewhere has decided that the previously derided Ellesse, Kappa and Fila are imminently going to not be derided any more and in fact are going to be really good so now that is an actual truth.
Why is the world like this?
All I want is to not feel like the only person on the planet who finds this bemusing and weird.
and we'll talk:
for ex. the fashion world's hilariously ineffective attempts to get normals to wear rollnecks for the last 3 years)
it can be alarmingly easy to ruffle feathers.
his feathers need hourly treatment with GHDs
got him all riled. I bet he had to go and down a Stella Artois to get over it.
I could happily be sexist or racist and ruffle feathers, wouldn't make me right though.
And get that glass of frothy yellow piss out of here while you're at it, poindexter.
that they didn't know how to use a tea towel.
the zips are fucked though.
but does anyone thing the the Jansport brand was inherently damaged by its high-profile involvement in the Milly Dowler case? Or were executives there rubbing their hands about the free publicity?
her distinctive Jansport bag, which was very popular among teenagers at the time, was plastered over the TV for weeks on end. Do you think this had any impact on how Jansport was perceived as a brand?
No one but you recalls that at all.
that can carry roller blades on the front (bit like this: http://tinyurl.com/neovzdr)
My Kanken arrive in 1-2 days.
they're good backpacks but eyewateringly expensive and so anyone who buys one is a fucking cock
thread was worth it for the mute-branches post focus grouped by a local network of smart appliances.
and looked at them cos i need a nice big bag for my laptop and folders but they're well expensive so i'm not going to get one
I reckon those ones that look like cycling bags but a bit smaller (verticle rectangle shape but with the sort of rolled up top) are the go-to Twat Bags of choice now. Agreed?
as i have a 15" laptop and it doesn't fit. sad times.
To a Greenland 👌
However I use my Ortlieb far more these days
Being middle class, living in a suburb with a wife who owns a Kanken bag I feel like i should get one.
something with a logo on the breast?
not sure they are my style though.
Hmmnnn, this is a quandary.
Maybe I'll hit him up for any spares, that way i can get the worn look down and not look like some johnny come lately poseur.
They're fine, but you don't all have to wear them!!!