The Critical Timing of the Critical Mass
The elusive, long-awaited new Patagonia Critical Mass Bag continues to elude. I had read on TheCleanestLine.com back in May '07 (thanks to the kind folks from Patagonia that offered some inside info) that the redesigned Critical Mass Bag would be emerging in Spring '08. The new bag went up on the Patagonia website a couple of weeks ago and I loved the new design features (especially the zip pocket on the side that replaces the old mesh pocket). I made the decision to eBay the old one and have a little stash that will give me a head-start on purchasing the new one.
eBay came through with a decent amount but alas, the Critical Mass Bag on Patagonia.com is on backorder and won't ship until February 25th! The other new spring items are in stock, but the Critical Mass is not yet available. Stores are also not getting them until later adding to my frustration. So I'm eager to get the new bag because hauling my laptop and gear around in my pillow case is only going to work for so long!