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latchford
07-12-2017, 04:55 AM
Hello!

1: Which size Travel Stuff Sack will the Bose QC25 fit into comfortably?
2: Will the QC25 fit in the Large Travel Tray?
3: Will the QC25 fit inside the Side Effect? Otherwise I'll consider getting the Side Kick instead.

Any information from anyone who owns these items will be very helpful. Want to get the right items as international shipping fees are insane :scrunch_face:

Thanks in advance! :D

FoxValleyDame
07-12-2017, 08:48 AM
Do you want to know if they'll fit when they are in their Bose case, or headphones only without the case?

Rocks
07-12-2017, 08:50 AM
Welcome!

1. This I cannot answer. My Bose QC35s do not fit well in the yarn stuff sack, which is the only size I have.

2. Yes! The headphones fit very nicely in the large TT.

3. They fit in the main compartment of the Side Effect, but they take up most of the space. I have a Halcyon Side Effect.
They also fit perfectly in the front zip compartment compartment of my Halcyon Sidekick. This was a happy discovery, so thanks for asking! There's also room for other items in the Sidekick too.

For all three size tests, I had my headphones folded with the ear cups flat.

katt94
07-12-2017, 09:40 AM
I can't help on the stuff sacks as I also only have the yarn ones.

My QC25s (in the case) fit in a large travel tray pretty well.

I have a ballistic Side Effect, and while the case does fit, I wouldn't bother as you wouldn't be able to put anything else in there, and the zip won't fasten around the case. (Of course, if you aren't taking the case, there would be room for a few bits and pieces.)

bartleby
07-12-2017, 09:41 AM
I took some pictures to give you an idea:

1) Travel Stuff Sack No. 2 and QC25 with case. You can put it in that way but nothing else. Without the case it would fit perfectly.
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2) Travel Stuff Sack No. 3 as a comparison.

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3) Side Effect: Fits the QC25 only without the case.

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latchford
07-13-2017, 02:15 AM
Do you want to know if they'll fit when they are in their Bose case, or headphones only without the case?

Without the case. Thinking of ditching the original case when I travel.

latchford
07-13-2017, 02:38 AM
Thanks for helping me to test it out/taking photos and replying! You're all super! Should've been more specific with my inital post: am thinking of ditching the original case and putting the headphones in a Stuff Sack, Travel Tray or Side Effect for protection while in transit since the TB items can do double duty.

@bartleby, really appreciate the photos and now I got a very good idea of how it fits in those various items.

Now I've an even better idea of cobbling all the bits and pieces of electronics (cables, hard disk, power brick, etc) I travel with in a Side Kick, together with the headphones in a Stuff Sack or in the front zip compartment like what @Rocks tried out.

Again, thanks for all the replies! Now time to fill my cart :D

fatih
07-25-2017, 11:58 PM
Thanks for helping me to test it out/taking photos and replying! You're all super! Should've been more specific with my inital post: am thinking of ditching the original case and putting the headphones in a Stuff Sack, Travel Tray or Side Effect for protection while in transit since the TB items can do double duty.

@bartleby, really appreciate the photos and now I got a very good idea of how it fits in those various items.

Now I've an even better idea of cobbling all the bits and pieces of electronics (cables, hard disk, power brick, etc) I travel with in a Side Kick, together with the headphones in a Stuff Sack or in the front zip compartment like what @Rocks tried out.

Again, thanks for all the replies! Now time to fill my cart :D

Sorry, but will the Bose QC35 (without the case) fit into the Travel Stuff Sack size 2 ? From the picture it seems like it does. I also dont' want to carry the case as it takes a lot of space :)

bartleby
08-01-2017, 12:11 PM
Sorry, but will the Bose QC35 (without the case) fit into the Travel Stuff Sack size 2 ? From the picture it seems like it does. I also dont' want to carry the case as it takes a lot of space :)

it definitely does!

bltkmt
11-16-2017, 05:30 AM
Related (but not really) question about headphones and what they will fit in...I have some non-Bose on-ear headphones that do not fold up. What would be the best pouch/accessory to carry these in? Assume they are about the size of the Bose ones without the folding feature.

bouncing
11-16-2017, 09:17 AM
I have a pair of those headphones, and while my large travel tray hasn't arrived yet, I would discourage you from giving up on the case it came with. The headphones fold up just so, using some specially designed hinges, to fit in the case they come with. With that, and the custom protection they have, plus the fact that the case has special slots for an extra battery and 2-prong adapter, I don't think you can beat the factory case.

maverick
11-16-2017, 09:56 AM
@darcy, what do you think about a padded 3D organizer cube sized to accommodate a pair of headphones?

I personally transitioned some years back from headphones to in-ear monitors. They are incredibly comfortable, take up little space, and provide great noise isolation. But I know some people still prefer to use a pair of headphones.

sujo
11-16-2017, 10:25 AM
Related (but not really) question about headphones and what they will fit in...I have some non-Bose on-ear headphones that do not fold up. What would be the best pouch/accessory to carry these in? Assume they are about the size of the Bose ones without the folding feature.

I have a very large set of headphones that I use at home (not travel) but I store them in a No. 3 Travel Stuff Sack and it's a roomy fit. They do not fit in a No. 2. They also fit in a NFTD packing cube, so would probably fit in a mini Yeoman packing cube.

bltkmt
11-16-2017, 10:33 AM
Thanks - I was looking at that mini Yeoman cube...seems like perfect dimensions.

bltkmt
11-16-2017, 10:35 AM
@darcy, what do you think about a padded 3D organizer cube sized to accommodate a pair of headphones?

I personally transitioned some years back from headphones to in-ear monitors. They are incredibly comfortable, take up little space, and provide great noise isolation. But I know some people still prefer to use a pair of headphones.

Thanks, Maverick. I have tried various earbuds but can never get ones that fit perfectly or are very comfortable. I like headphones for that reason.

moriond
11-17-2017, 10:42 AM
I have a very large set of headphones that I use at home (not travel) but I store them in a No. 3 Travel Stuff Sack and it's a roomy fit. They do not fit in a No. 2. They also fit in a NFTD packing cube, so would probably fit in a mini Yeoman packing cube.


Thanks - I was looking at that mini Yeoman cube...seems like perfect dimensions.

The Mini Yeoman Duffel Aether Packing Cubes should hold most standard over-ear headphones. If you have larger, Studio grade models with large, non-flexing headbands (e.g., maybe like the old Sennheiser HD 280s), you might have to go to the Small size YD packing cube. The main features of the Yeoman Duffel Packing Cubes is that they have more depth than almost all other packing cube options, and they also have a pair of handles to make pulling out and carrying the cubes easy. As a quick mental reference, the Mini size YD packing cube holds most standard lunch boxes. Here's a picture that I posted in the Travel Cubelet thread to answer questions about how the Travel Cubellet fit into the Night Flight Travel Duffel (NFTD) end pockets: https://forums.tombihn.com/general-bag-discussion/12948-travel-cubelet-post151200.html#post151200

https://forums.tombihn.com/attachments/general-bag-discussion/19201d1508990349-travel-cubelet-img_3485-jpg
The Mini YD packing cube is a good approximation to the depth of the NFTD end pockets, since it fits entirely inside that compartment, and makes it easier to see relative depth occupied by the Travel Cubelet than simply a picture shot of the Travel Cubelet inside the end compartment (also included in my linked post)

You can although think outside of the box for more solutions to storing headphones: @bltkmt, I recall that you got the Smart Alec (even in original Nordic Halcyon). If the ear cups on your headphones turn flat, you might find the Smart Alec Upper Modualr Pocket, particularly if you have this in Dyneema/Halcyon, a near perfect fit for your headphones. I have the old Bose QC 2 noise canceling headphones and case. These are the old model that uses AAA batteries, and are over ear, but the over-ear sections turn to lay flat, although you can't rearrange these into another shape the way you can with the QC 25 and QC 35 models, as shown in @bartleby's pictures. The Bose QC 2 Noise Canceling headphones in their case fit into the Mini Yeoman Duffel Aether Packing Cube, but only occupies a little less than half the depth.

If I take those QC 2 headphones out of their case, I can carry them in my New Black Halcyon Smart Alec Upper Modular Pocket as an almost perfect fit, and use the pockets in that Upper Modular Pocket to store the headset connection adapters, etc. It will almost take the headphones in their hard case, but the squared bottom right corner of the case means that I would stress the UMP zipper if I tried to zip it shut around that corner. The Smart Alec UMP is also shown in one of the pictures in my linked Travel Cubelet post for comparison size. Another pouch option for headsets with cups that turn flat like my Bose QC 2, is to get one of the Black Halcyon Side Pockets for the Hero's Journey. They're slightly shorter and a bit longer than the Side Kick (more rectangular and less squarish), and don't have the interior organizational pockets of the Side Kick, but they do have a zipper and a couple of O-rings, so they can make it easier to carry around headphones and their small connector accessories than using a Travel Stuff Sack. You'd probably want to clip off the Gatekeeper clips that let this be hooked onto the Hero'Journey sides, although I've been experimenting with hooking this into the Smart Alec in the location of the Lower Modular Pocket (the Gatekeeper clip spacings aren't the same on top and bottom, so only one side naturally fits the Smart Alec webbing loop spacing -- you'd have to use longer size clips on the other side).

Personally, I now use the Bose QC20 earbud style for noise cancellation. Although I don't find other in-ear models comfortable to wear, like a number of other forum users, I find that the Bose in-ear design works for me, even when other models are not comfortable. However, if I wanted to carry the old QC 2 headphones for noise cancellation, the Smart Alec Upper Modular Pocket is only about a third the thickness of the Mini Yeoman Duffel Aether Packing Cube, contains not only the headphones, but pockets for all the accessories, and, especially in Dyneema/Halcyon, is very light weight. Only mentioned as another option here because some posters in this thread like @sujo, @Rocks, @bltkmt, and @maverick are Smart Alec owners.

For more pictures of the Yeoman Duffel Aether Packing Cubes, in use and compared to various other Tom Bihn accessories, see my pictures in the following threads:

The New Yeoman Duffel Aether Packing Cubes
https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/12590-new-yeoman-duffel-aether-packing-cubes.html

Need pictures of interior of mini yeoman packing cube
https://forums.tombihn.com/questions-about-bags/12573-need-pictures-interior-mini-yeoman-packing-cube-post146610.html#post146610

and just to repeat one of my Travel Cubelet post links related to the above discussion:
https://forums.tombihn.com/general-bag-discussion/12948-travel-cubelet-post151200.html#post151200

HTH

moriond

ETA: This is the Bose QC2 Noise-Canceling Headphone Case in an open Mini Yeoman Duffel Violet Aether Packing Cube at the left. The headphones themselves are shown to the right of the Packing Cube, and lying on a Smart Alec Upper Modular Pocket in Black Halcyon. (They fit entirely inside the UMP, with room for other attachments; the entire hard case almost fits into the UMP). To the right is one of the Hero's Jouney Side Packs in Black Halcyon, shown for comparison.

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bltkmt
11-17-2017, 10:51 AM
Thanks so much, moriond - so helpful! My headphones are 7"x8" approximately, so should fit perfectly in this cube.

sujo
11-17-2017, 11:06 AM
I do like the Yeoman packing cubes but can't justify getting them.

As it turns out, my headphones are Sennheiser HD 280s. They're about 5-6 years old. Here they are in the NFTD packing cube.

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pcooperllan
01-03-2019, 07:55 AM
Just curious, would the QC35's (without a case) fit into one of the internal pockets of a Side Kick? Thanks