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    TOM BIHN Crew (we work here) Darcy's Avatar
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    I'd recommend Western Flyer Packing Cubes for the Smart Alec -- either two Large or one Large and two Small. I just took photos of those combinations of Packing Cubes inside of the Smart Alec for you, but I won't be able to post them until Monday.
    Current Carry: Skookum Dog Citizen Canine, Founder's Briefcase, Synapse 19 (day hikes), Guide's Pack (longer day hikes), Yeoman Duffel (winter/emergency stuff for the car), Aeronaut 30 (travel), Night Flight Travel Duffel (camera bag), Moveable Feast + Shop Bags (food)

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    How to pack a Smart Alec-smartalecpacking3-jpg
    One Western Flyer Packing Cube, Large, in the Smart Alec
    (you'd have room leftover for a Vertical Brain Cell plus some small items)

    How to pack a Smart Alec-smartalecpacking2-jpg
    Two Western Flyer Packing Cubes, Large
    (takes up most of the space inside of the Smart Alec. Room for a couple of small things.)

    How to pack a Smart Alec-smartalecpacking1-jpg
    One Western Flyer Packing Cube, Large and one Western Flyer Packing Cube, Small, Fabric/Mesh + one Western Flyer Packing Cube, Small, All Fabric stacked on top of each other.
    (takes up most of the space inside of the Smart Alec. Room for a couple of small things.)
    Current Carry: Skookum Dog Citizen Canine, Founder's Briefcase, Synapse 19 (day hikes), Guide's Pack (longer day hikes), Yeoman Duffel (winter/emergency stuff for the car), Aeronaut 30 (travel), Night Flight Travel Duffel (camera bag), Moveable Feast + Shop Bags (food)

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    Thanks for the information and the photos. This is very helpful.

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    Forum Member bchaplin's Avatar
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    Thanks again for all the help!
    I did order the Smart Alec. It is awesome, though given it's size I anticipate using it more for travel than for my every-day needs. It should be a great addition to my packing arsenal. I prefer two light bags to one heavy one when I am doing a lot of walking. For my trip to the Middle East next year I intend to take the Smart Alec and pair it with either a small roller-bag or the Western Flyer. The choice will depend on whether or not the airline I travel on allows two bags (carry-on + personal) or just one. If only one is allowed I'd choose the roller as my second bag, so I feel more comfortable if it needs to be checked.

    I surveyed my packing cubes and I have an entire drawerful. Should be more than sufficient for packing both bags!
    Last edited by bchaplin; 08-19-2012 at 07:07 AM.

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