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maverick
05-15-2014, 04:20 PM
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Didn't get pictures of it since I ran out the door in a hurry, but also in there was a 13" MacBook in a soft shell, an iPad mini, a book, various adapters, snacks, keys, and more!

I tucked my watch inside the Side Effect, and the Side Effect inside the Brain Bag, as I went through security.

maverick
05-15-2014, 04:49 PM
By he way, the Side Effect is a great way to carry your passport, glasses, wallet, pen, a notepad, lotion and lip balm when traveling!

I did pull out my iPad mini from the Brain Bag during the flight, but otherwise, I had everything I needed or wanted to keep on me during the flight in the Side Effect. The Side Effect stayed on me quite comfortably while I slept during the flight. You can adjust the waist strap so that the buckle ends up not on your back side but to the left or right side - then you don't feel it if you're laying on your back!

maverick
05-15-2014, 04:52 PM
The raw vegetarian meal (RVML) proved to be a great choice - you don't want a big heavy meal when you're not going to have much activity!

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haraya
05-15-2014, 08:17 PM
Wow, is that a 3D Clear Org Cube for your toiletries? Impressive what you've gotten in there! I've had to transfer all my stuff into little bottles from the Container Store.

ceepee
05-16-2014, 01:36 AM
Hi Maverick,

Which packing cube did you use please (pics 1 & 2)?

maverick
05-16-2014, 08:38 AM
Wow, is that a 3D Clear Org Cube for your toiletries? Impressive what you've gotten in there! I've had to transfer all my stuff into little bottles from the Container Store.

It is indeed, and I also added a 3oz dr. Bronners peppermint soap for doing laundry after I took that picture. It is a really fantastic cube!

I had dry toiletries loosely packed in a clear quarter organizer cube - it would have taken the liquids on one side, and the dry on the other. But I am flying through Doha, and they are very picky at security when you're flying back to the US from there, so I wanted to keep them separate.

maverick
05-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Hi Maverick,

Which packing cube did you use please (pics 1 & 2)?

That is a Western Flyer / Tri-Star packing cube loosely packed with way more clothes than I have ended up needing for this trip (doing laundry). 4 t-shirts, 4 pairs of underwear, 2 yoga pants, 2 pairs of shorts.

ceepee
05-16-2014, 11:48 AM
That is a Western Flyer / Tri-Star packing cube loosely packed with way more clothes than I have ended up needing for this trip (doing laundry). 4 t-shirts, 4 pairs of underwear, 2 yoga pants, 2 pairs of shorts.

Excellent! I don't need to buy anything else in order to use my BB for travel. Thanks :)

scribe
05-16-2014, 12:02 PM
That meal looks yummy - which airline did you fly with?

maverick
05-16-2014, 01:33 PM
That meal looks yummy - which airline did you fly with?

I flew Qatar, but I see other airlines also offer it, including Singapore, Etihad, Thai. I am sure there are others - that was just from a quick google search for "RVML raw vegetarian."

There is also a Fruit Platter meal option - did that on Etihad in February, and it was great!

maverick
05-16-2014, 01:49 PM
Excellent! I don't need to buy anything else in order to use my BB for travel. Thanks :)

Perhaps something to hold your toiletries? The 3d clear organizer pouch.

The Brain Bag is very versatile, and you can indeed travel with it - it just depends on what else you're carrying and how you want to organize your stuff.

I would suggest the use of the Tri-Star if you prefer or want the flexibility to carry it on your shoulder (with the Absolute Strap).

The Tri-Star and Brain Bag have a similar capacity.

The Brain Bag has compression straps if you're not carrying so much. The Tri-Star has a more structured look. The Brain Bag nicely accommodates a document tube, tripod, rolled up camping chair, etc. (though I would love to see lash strap fastening points on the "bottom" of the Tri-Star, Western Flyer, Aeronaut and Aeronaut 30 to accommodate such items! By bottom, I mean the side opposite of where the poron filled grab handles/wrap around handle on the Aeronaut are).

ceepee
05-16-2014, 02:19 PM
Perhaps something to hold your toiletries? The 3d clear organizer pouch.

The Brain Bag is very versatile, and you can indeed travel with it - it just depends on what else you're carrying and how you want to organize your stuff.

I would suggest the use of the Tri-Star if you prefer or want the flexibility to carry it on your shoulder (with the Absolute Strap).

The Tri-Star and Brain Bag have a similar capacity.

Oh, I already have 3d clear organiser pouch or ....<cough> several :)

I've (we've) just sold my (our) Tri-Stars since we barely use them. We mostly use our Western Flyers, but may want to use our Brain Bags for the odd time we need a larger capacity (Christmas springs to mind). I've not really looked at packing cubes for the BB though, until I saw your photos.

scribe
05-16-2014, 02:21 PM
I flew Qatar, but I see other airlines also offer it, including Singapore, Etihad, Thai. I am sure there are others - that was just from a quick google search for "RVML raw vegetarian."

Ah - I thought it must be an airline in the Far East. Not much chance of that kind of food in transatlantic economy class :(

maverick
05-16-2014, 02:50 PM
Ah - I thought it must be an airline in the Far East. Not much chance of that kind of food in transatlantic economy class :(

Actually, take a look at http://www.happycow.net/travel/air_travel.html

I think RVML is fairly new - give it a little time and we should hopefully see it adopted more broadly.

You can always bring your own meal aboard. I try to pack some fruit, trail mix, bars, stuff like that, just in case.

Just remember to eat the fruit/salad/etc. before entering a customs checkpoint - many countries, the. US included, don't allow you to bring in certain foods, including raw fruits and vegetables.

maverick
05-16-2014, 02:52 PM
Oh, I already have 3d clear organiser pouch or ....<cough> several :)

I've (we've) just sold my (our) Tri-Stars since we barely use them. We mostly use our Western Flyers, but may want to use our Brain Bags for the odd time we need a larger capacity (Christmas springs to mind). I've not really looked at packing cubes for the BB though, until I saw your photos.

I have also carried the Aeronaut packing cube backpack in my Brain Bag, but I prefer the fit of the Western Flyer packing cube inside the Brain Bag.

maverick
06-27-2014, 03:13 PM
traveling with the brain bag aboard a dash 8-200. packed very full and it just fits into the overhead compartment :)

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monkeylady
06-27-2014, 06:50 PM
traveling with the brain bag aboard a dash 8-200. packed very full and it just fits into the overhead compartment :)

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How can you leave town at a time like this?

maverick
06-27-2014, 07:03 PM
How can you leave town at a time like this?

Uh oh! What did I miss? At a time like??

monkeylady
06-27-2014, 08:30 PM
Uh oh! What did I miss? At a time like??

We are breathlessly awaiting new product announcements and many Binions cannot separate themselves from the TB website...unlike myself, of course....

maverick
06-27-2014, 08:37 PM
We are breathlessly awaiting new product announcements and many Binions cannot separate themselves from the TB website...unlike myself, of course....

:)

This is just a weekend trip - I'm back Sunday. And other than the hour and half or so of flight time, I am connected!

I am very excited about the announcements! Monday, hopefully! :)

I didn't get pictures, unfortunately, but I also traveled this past week with my Brain Bag on the Amtrak. It's an incredibly flexible travel companion!

maverick
07-03-2014, 06:13 AM
A super stuffed Brain Bag may not fit in the overhead bin of a Dash 8-200, but it will fit under the seat in front of you. Carrying some electronics in hard cases, so it won't compress the way it would with clothes.

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taminca
07-03-2014, 07:21 AM
Thanks, @maverick, for the helpful packing photos. I recently acquired a used BB -- my first Indigo TB item! -- and am still intimidated by its size. It took me a bit of time to fully appreciate the SA when I first got one, but now I love it. Am sure that will also be the case with the BB. For now, I am still swooning over the color Indigo! Wow!

maverick
07-03-2014, 08:17 AM
One of the wonderful features of the Brain Bag are the compression straps! Whether you pack it to the gills or lightly, it carries wonderfully on your back!


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flaneuse
07-03-2014, 08:42 AM
Great photos! I bought this bag specifically for DH to use for travel.

tpnl
07-03-2014, 09:37 AM
Here is a link to a picture of my 2004 BB as my EDC using the compression straps. It actually compresses down to something thinner than the S25 depending on what you pack. It is just a bit more "busy" look compared to the SA or S25.

http://forums.tombihn.com/attachments/questions-about-bags-accessories/5518d1388812565-time-invest-new-edc-bag-edcbrainbag640.jpg

Hope this helps

Cheers!

Ilkyway
07-03-2014, 02:04 PM
tpnl and maverick you are both making a very good case for the Brain Bag.