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ernda
07-20-2008, 11:17 PM
Looking at my new Aeronaut I see two black plastic rings on the bottom of the main compartment toward the back. (I'm not referring to the end pocket sidewall snaps). What are these for? Thanks

Darcy
07-20-2008, 11:26 PM
Extra "o-rings" for clipping Cordura (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB0317), Clear (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB0319), Padded (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB0318), or Cork (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB0317C) Organizer Pouches, Key Snaps (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB0513), or Guardian Lights (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/GDF-LIGHT).

Tzporah
08-18-2008, 10:10 AM
About those rings... if they're meant for clipping accessory pouches or lights to, wouldn't they work better at the top of the bag? Once the bag is fully packed, you'd have to dig through it to find them (though you would know exactly where they are).

I just got my bag today and was glad to find this thread, since I had the same question.

pretzelb
08-18-2008, 10:32 AM
I need to check mine to see if I have them too. I never noticed them before. Tricky little things are hard to spot.

BJ Nemeth
08-18-2008, 11:58 AM
My Aeronaut is from last year (one of the last of the Forest Green), and it doesn't appear to have these o-rings. So it seems to be a more recent addition.

One of the reasons I love the Tom Bihn company -- if they have an idea to improve a product, they improve it. They don't hype it with unnecessary fanfare, or tout it as more than it is. If they see the opportunity, they just make it better.

For example, I *love* the detachable system for the waist strap they've recently added to some of the bags. (I just bought a Ristretto Messenger that has it.)

Zephyrnoid
08-18-2008, 12:02 PM
If you ever want to trade your Green for a later version Red, please let me know.


My Aeronaut is from last year (one of the last of the Forest Green), and it doesn't appear to have these o-rings. So it seems to be a more recent addition.

One of the reasons I love the Tom Bihn company -- if they have an idea to improve a product, they improve it. They don't hype it with unnecessary fanfare, or tout it as more than it is. If they see the opportunity, they just make it better.

BJ Nemeth
08-18-2008, 12:46 PM
Sorry, Zephyrnoid, but I *love* my Forest Green Aeronaut. When I learned there were only a couple left (with no more being made), I had Darcy set one aside for me until my paycheck arrived. I can't even imagine a better color for it. :-)

aiethabell
08-18-2008, 05:45 PM
I can't even imagine a better color for it. :-)Well, I'm still wishing for a Sapphire one... oh well. Don't like red, don't do black, being a wallflower about the steel. I saw that green one... wish I'd bought one. That will teach me to procrastinate! If you ever change your mind, now you have TWO confirmed buyers of your used Aeronaut!

Jenne
08-26-2008, 10:58 AM
I would LOVE a purple Aeronaut!!! I'll probably get one in steel, but my heart dreams of purple.

Alicia
08-26-2008, 03:21 PM
They used to have them in purple. :(

Jenne
08-27-2008, 01:14 AM
Aw man! Why did I have to wait so long to discover Tom Bihn bags!