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Original Back Door Bag

I'm in the process of moving and in clearing out stuff I found my first Rick Steves bag, the original Back Door Bag, circa 1988.

It looks nothing like his bag today.....it has a horizontal profile, I believe it's ballistic nyon, YKK zippers, the internal tie-down straps have to actually be tied together-no clips, hideaway backpack straps, a shoulder strap, and two outer pockets.

Anyone else have one of these?

I wonder if I could sell it as a collector's item on Ebay?? :)

Posted by
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Nah, just donate it as the first artifact of the new RS Museum in Edmonds.

Posted by
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We have three bags, same age, and still in use and still look good. Ours may be older than 88. We did add clips to the internal tie downs.