@ircon96 Conair isn’t apparently going out of business, but I suspect that they’re having warehouse-overflow issues, and are dumping dud items as fast as they can find somebody to sell them off to. They’ve been trying to muscle their way into market segments “adjacent” to their main lines for a while now. It hasn’t always worked.
@ircon96@werehatrack I like to think they are concentrating on their core strengths after branching out so far. That whole prisoner transport thing didn’t go so hot for them and they’re still trying to redeem their brand.
(This has been the finest, most timely reference to a film so old DiCaprio won’t watch it that you will see today.)
I have a backpack that packs into a 12oz can size and it rules for trips if you’re an “only bring a personal item” type person. (The backpack goes in the personal item and it’s your daypack when out and about.)
@arysta For optimum disuse, would you recommend scrunching them up together or separately, maybe even putting them away in two separate places, like one in the back of a bottom cabinet in the laundry room and one in that weird pocket behind the driver’s seat of your car that you have to be in the back seat to access?
@arysta@djslack For optimal storage efficiency and obscurity, lay the bag flat under the passenger’s side front floor mat. This also has the side effect, in many vehicles, of installing sport-mesh ventilation in the bag’s fabric. In a Chrysler product equipped with Stow-n-Go rear seats, the hot ticket is to toss them in the bottom of one of the middle seats’ storage well. Nobody will ever remember to check for them in that location, guaranteeing that they will not have been removed ahead of need.
I have 2 of these ‘packable’ backpacks and they are useful when you have a suitcase and a computer backpack and you really need a daypack for a day trip. The drawback is if you actually have crap in them they are terrible, zero padding between that full waterbottle and pointy souvenirs and your sweaty back, besides the narrow straps digging into your shoulders. It seems like a huge PITA to empty out your computer backpack for a day trip but you will be happier later.
Where they truly shine is when you stop at the (grocery) store and you happen to have this in your pocket because it packs so small.