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Darcy
08-19-2016, 02:11 PM
How do you use the built-in organizational features of the Daylight Backpack (https://www.tombihn.com/collections/backpacks/products/daylight-backpack)? Do you use Packing Cubes, Organizer Pouches, Freudian Slips or other accessories to organize your Daylight Backpack? And if so, which ones? Post your organizational strategies, hacks, and advice for using the Daylight Backpack here!

Want some inspiration? Here's a few great posts about organizing the Daylight Backpack from around the Forums:
Daylight Backpack As A Diaper Bag (https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/9937-using-daylight-backpack-diaper-bag-post105925.html#post105925)
As a gym bag post #1 (https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/7893-daylight-backpack-impressions-photos.html#post70419) and post #2 (https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/7893-daylight-backpack-impressions-photos-16.html#post127609)
As a hiking pack post #1 (https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/9937-using-daylight-backpack-diaper-bag-post105925.html#post105925) and post #2 (https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/7893-daylight-backpack-impressions-photos-11.html#post73419)
As an in-flight bag (https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/7893-daylight-backpack-impressions-photos-3.html#post70521)
Packed with Packing Cubes and Pouches! (https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/7893-daylight-backpack-impressions-photos-12.html#post74164)
As a music bag (https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/7893-daylight-backpack-impressions-photos-14.html#post118648)
As an overnight bag (https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/7893-daylight-backpack-impressions-photos-15.html#post122283)

Perseffect
09-04-2016, 12:53 AM
I'm surprised that no-one has replied to this thread as the DLBP is designed to be very flexible (literary and figuratively) and has tons of opportunities to be used in multiple setups.

My favourite organisational strategy is to use it with a S19 Freudian slip. I love the S25 slip with the extra zip pockets at the top (arrrgghhh, why can't the S19FS have these too, rant over!), but it fits the DLBP too 'fully' and you loose a little of the bags suppleness as its stretched to full length.

The S19FS gives it me two mesh punches for holding 2 water bottles upright which is the main reason but can also hold thin items such as an iPad flat in the rear bottom pockets. Wallet and phone can go in the upper pockets (love the rear two upper pockets for phones which hold them nice and secure).

I use a long keystrap in the front zipped pocket of the DLBP for house keys and that's about it.

A super supple and unobtrusive day bag with water, wallet, phone and keys all in their own spot. A great simple setup.


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bchaplin
09-04-2016, 04:08 AM
The Daylight Backpack is one of my standbys, though not an EDC. I've used it when I have extra items to bring home from work, on vacations, and while bicycling.

@ilkyway had a great post here (https://forums.tombihn.com/questions-about-bags/8256-daylight-backpack-questions-post77386.html#post77386) describing which smaller pouches, such as the packing cube shoulder bag, fit well inside. I used this strategy on one vacation, so that when I was asked to check my backpack at museums, the packing cube shoulder bag with all my essentials could come right out.

There is a another great post, which I can never find when I need it, explaining how the Pilot (and of course Co-Pilot) fits sideways into the Daylight Backpack. This is a great set-up for bicycling, as my work stuff can be put into backpack form without having to painstakingly transfer all the items from one bag to another. When I stow the bicycle, the Pilot can be worn as a shoulder bag, with the empty Daylight Backpack folded in the back pocket.

I have not owned a cordura version of the Daylight Backpack, but I know for sure that the Halcycon one folds up particularly well.

moriond
09-04-2016, 11:16 AM
There is a another great post, which I can never find when I need it, explaining how the Pilot (and of course Co-Pilot) fits sideways into the Daylight Backpack. This is a great set-up for bicycling, as my work stuff can be put into backpack form without having to painstakingly transfer all the items from one bag to another. When I stow the bicycle, the Pilot can be worn as a shoulder bag, with the empty Daylight Backpack folded in the back pocket.


There's @eWalker's thread Daylight BackPack & Pilot: Perfect Match (https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/8070-daylight-backpack-pilot-perfect-match.html) where he shows how he folds the DLBP and inserts it into the back pocket of the Pilot, and then another photo sequence where he shows what the Pilot looks like in the DLBP (with room at the top for storing an Absolute Strap):

https://forums.tombihn.com/attachments/photos-videos-and-reviews/7666d1406467546-daylight-backpack-pilot-perfect-match-dlpi7-jpg

(I've only excerpted one picture in the sequence)



@ilkyway had a great post here (https://forums.tombihn.com/questions-about-bags/8256-daylight-backpack-questions-post77386.html#post77386) describing which smaller pouches, such as the packing cube shoulder bag, fit well inside. I used this strategy on one vacation, so that when I was asked to check my backpack at museums, the packing cube shoulder bag with all my essentials could come right out.

I'll just comment that you can also fold a Daylight Backpack and put it into a Packing Cube, although it takes up about 60% of the room.

I'll also point to another @Ilkyway thread: How to carry two backpacks - Smart Alec and Daylight Backpack (https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/10664-how-carry-two-backpacks-smart-alec-daylight-backpack.html)

You can use her first picture just as an organizational cue about how to organize the DLBP with a Small Cafe Bag Freudian Slip in the top pocket and the Medium Cafe Bag Freudian Slip in the bottom pocket:
https://forums.tombihn.com/attachments/photos-videos-and-reviews/14504d1454010747-how-carry-two-backpacks-smart-alec-daylight-backpack-imb_5842-jpg

However, she also shows how you can insert the entire Daylight Backpack into a Smart Alec, thereby using this configuration as an organizer for that Backpack, as well. (Again, I won't excerpt any more pictures from that thread -- you should go and read the parent links for the discussion and more pictures).

Just as a slightly off-topic digression, @eWalker's thread also includes his post (https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/8070-daylight-backpack-pilot-perfect-match-post74484.html#post74484) about using Pinterest to create his personal visual index (https://www.pinterest.com/ricardosergio/about-tom-bihn-bags-etc/) scrapbook of Tom Bihn products. He has a lot of nice old pictures from the older web product pages and blogs saved on his wordpress site (https://nomadewalker.wordpress.com/) for those of you who like visual browsing.

HTH

moriond

mmollett
10-07-2016, 08:55 AM
I came on here to try and figure out if I could use the DLBP for a toddler bag. The kids need less stuff when out but a change of clothes is always a must. I am also short and bags in general become overpowering very quickly. Thanks so much for the links!

Fulton
10-07-2016, 04:13 PM
@mmollett -- Absolutely. I love it. See the link below. I'm typing this from the back seat of a minivan after carrying my Daylight Backpack around California for a week. I've been the main support for my three-year-old and had toys, water and stuff for his two friends.

That link is about a diaper bag. But you'd be fine even after diapers. The bag is great for clothes, snacks, etc. I suggest using stuff sacks or something else to organize your stuff. A double organizer pouch makes a great "wallet" where I store some cash, the farm membership card, some lollipops. A small organizer pouch in red has bandaids. They're clipped to the backpack.

https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/9937-using-daylight-backpack-diaper-bag.html


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