View Full Version : Co-pilot first impressions...

09-13-2012, 01:22 AM
Just received my Black/UV Co-pilot today and getting it organized to take on its maiden commute tomorrow. Straight out of the box I am struck, like many others, by it's relatively diminutive size! How on earth is my EDC going to fit into this tiny beastie? I have been using my Plum/Wasabi LCB for my commute, and I love it, but thought that maybe more organization would be a good thing. Here is everything I 'need' to carry every day...

I don't always carry a knitting project on my work commute but I will on a longer train or tram ride. Storage for my KeepCup was paramount as I live on weak lattes! The weather in Melbourne is extremely changeable so I have to carry a good quality umbrella and fingerless mitts at all times! The shopping in Melbourne is also awesome so I need a fold away shopping bag and my purse at all times too! I have to carry my work ID and access cards on a lanyard, my house key, and my Myki card (payment for public transport) daily. I need my fave pens, nail care items, lipstick, lip balm, tissues, paracetamol, and a travel mirror. My iPad is a constant companion and I also carry a zip folder roughly the size of my iPad that houses an A5 journal, and two A6 notebooks for work and personal notes/ideas/reminders. I needed a back slip pocket for the inevitable trashy mag I will buy to read on the tram, or to slip my Kindle or a paperback into.

My bag is now all packed up and ready to go in the morning. Everything seems to fit in a sensible and easy to access way and the Absolute Strap feels amazing on. I did have to change some of the pouches I had been using in my LCB for different sizes or types to work better in the Co-pilot but will report on this tomorrow when I've given it all a test run!

09-14-2012, 05:06 AM
Can't wait to hear how it all goes!!