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    #16
    I am glad I stocked up on the WF. Best travel bag ever. It also fits under a plane seat and still allows room for your feet or something else like the CoPilot.

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      #17
      Originally posted by bchaplin View Post

      I found it confusing too! Keeping both names might be helpful, as G42 suggested. Also, could the product pics show the cubes packed into these two bags? I think that would be very helpful. Having a lot of photos that show real-life use-case scenarios aid in purchasing decisions.
      As a forum moderator who was answering questions about packing cube combinations that would fit into the Synik 30, even when the FAQ about packing cubes was heavily referenced, I found that lots of users were confused about which combinations worked, in large part because the Video that showed packing cubes getting packed into the Synik 30 never identified the individual accessories, and a lot of people thought the Packing Cubes for the Aeronaut 45 would also fit. The only post in which I know all of this is clearly laid out is the one where I did a screen capture from the video and labeled every accessory that showed up in the video: for packed accessories on the left hand side of the Synik 30 Product Page

      Packing cubes for Synik 30
      Originally posted by moriond View Post

      ,

      The information was in my previous post, where I also stated that if you used a large packing Cube for A45 in the Synik 30, there is no room to insert the small packing Cube. These are the A30 packing cubes, and to identify all the accessories shown in a frame near the end of the video, I’ve annotated a screen capture:
      Screen Capture of Synik 30 packing cubes
      Originally posted by moriond View Post
      3D Clear Organizer Cube, Northwest Sky
      7.1" (w) x 4.3" (h) x 2" (d) / 180 (w) x 110 (h) x 50 (h) mm

      Mini Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch, Coyote Mesh
      Mini Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch, Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic
      External Dimensions:
      3.5" (w) x 5.1" (h) / 90 (w) x 130 (h) mm

      Aeronaut 30 Small Packing Cube, Northwest Sky
      12" / 305 mm x 6" / 155 mm x 4.1" / 105 mm

      Aeronaut 30 Large Packing Cube, Northwest Sky
      12" / 305 mm x 12" / 305 mm x 4.1" / 105 mm

      For information purposes, here are the dimensions of Aeronaut 45 Packing Cubes, so that you can check for yourself that putting the two cubes together exceeds the height of the Synik 30

      Aeronaut 45 Large Packing Cube 13.4" / 340 mm x 13.4" / 340 mm x 4.3" / 110 mm

      Aeronaut 45 Small Packing Cube 13.4" / 340 mm x 6.7" / 170 mm x 4.3" / 110 mm

      Height of A30 Packing Cubes + depth of 3D Organizer Cube = 6” + 12” + 2” = 20”

      Synik 30 dimensions: 13.4" (w) x 20" (h) x 8.0" - 10.8" (d) / 340mm (w) x 508mm (h) x 205 - 275mm (d)

      Height of A45 Packing Cubes = 6.7” + 13.4” = 21.1” Already exceeds height of Synik 30 with no room for 3DOC on top

      If you want to use an A45 Large Packing Cube, you’re probably better off putting the clothing in the rest of the space, or you might be able to use an underpacked A30 Small Packing Cube, or other smaller accessories like stuff sacks or a Snake Charmer. imagineez shows the A45 Large Packing Cube and a number of other accessories at the end of his first post in his Synik 30 Review: The New Pack for You? thread. (Scroll all the way down to find these: there are a lot of pictures). I’ve already given links to reviews by Cristina and bartleby showing packup configurations in the Synik 30 with the A30 packing cubes in my earlier post.

      You can also substitute the large packing cube for A30 with two small packing cubes for A30, as Cristina does, if you want to use these in other bags and have more flexibility in configuring your packing among smaller or differently shaped bags. Or, you can stay with the large packing cube if it is better suited to large items. You can also get the Laundry packing cube version in either size if you want a partition that keeps clean and dirty clothes separated. The A30 packing cubes in the video on the Synik 30 product page were not the laundry version. (It’s possible to see this when they take the cubes out of the bag; the laundry variety has two zippers around the side instead of one, so that you can separately access the compartments for clean and dirty clothes.)

      HTH

      moriond
      Last edited by moriond; 06-24-2022, 05:25 PM.

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        #18
        Originally posted by moriond View Post

        As a forum moderator who was answering questions about packing cube combinations that would fit into the Synik 30, even when the FAQ about packing cubes was heavily referenced, I found that lots of users were confused about which combinations worked, in large part because the Video that showed packing cubes getting packed into the Synik 30 never identified the individual accessories, and a lot of people thought the Packing Cubes for the Aeronaut 45 would also fit. The only post in which I know all of this is clearly laid out is the one where I did a screen capture from the video and labeled every accessory that showed up in the video: for packed accessories on the left hand side of the Synik 30 Product Page

        Packing cubes for Synik 30

        Screen Capture of Synik 30 packing cubes
        All they need to do is call them S30 / WF packing cubes and show photos of the product in both bags and people won’t be confused, like bchaplin said.

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          #19
          Originally posted by G42 View Post
          Hopefully the Western Flyer is still with us... Though I will say that bag specific packing cubes seem to not hang along as long as the bags....
          The ones that I still miss (although I personally stocked up on them) are the Aether Packing Cubes for the Yeoman Duffel. A good option for instances where you need more depth and useful handles! (like for the Smart Alec)


          Small YD cubes and Small Shop Bag
          (Retired) Small Yeoman Duffel Aether Packing Cubes in Wasabi and Carbon shown with Small Shop Bag in Monarch Halcyon; depth and handles distinguish these packing cubes from others

          Small YD Aether Packing Cubes in Small Shop Bag
          This is how they fit into the Small Shop Bag

          4 Packing Cubes shown with Small Yeoman Duffel
          And how the cubes in Carbon, Violet, and Wasabi Aether were sized for the Small Yeoman Duffel

          The original thread from which a few pictures were extracted is my thread, The New Yeoman Duffel Aether Packing Cubes from 07-20-2017. Alternative packups of the bags with other packing cubes and accessory combinations were also shown there. It would be nice if the Small Western Flyer Packing Cubes mentioned and shown there were still recognizable in later references --- even though they are now dubbed Packing Cubes for the Synik 30, and might no longer be recognizable by new forum members who join after they change its name.

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            #20
            Originally posted by moriond View Post
            The ones that I still miss (although I personally stocked up on them) are the Aether Packing Cubes for the Yeoman Duffel. A good option for instances where you need more depth and useful handles! (like for the Smart Alec)
            Oh wow...I pre-ordered a Smart Alec and I wish these were still available!

            Bike commuting with the Smart Alec!

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              #21
              I particularly liked the violet and carbon aether, and was hoping more colors would come out. I never got the Yeoman Duffel cubes, but I have a few Western Flyer ones (the smalls, particularly) and A30 cubes, that seem adaptable to a range of situations.
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              All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
              Edmund Burke

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                #22
                bchaplin I would love to see more aether colours too

                The A30 Small Laundry are my favorite cubes...I have a couple Yeoman Cubes and some NFTD ones too... 3D with handles, as moriond mentioned, is a great feature
                I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by moriond View Post

                  Gasp! Say it ain't so!
                  IMO the WF is the best travel bag TB makes and if it's not selling well, that's a matter of showing people how extremely versatile it is.

                  MikeV I have a feeling if people pass it by they're thinking it's too small but, for me (6'2" biz travel), it's awesome ... with a few tweaks (space in the front pockets, better shoulder straps) it'd be darn near perfect.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by GrussGott View Post

                    IMO the WF is the best travel bag TB makes and if it's not selling well, that's a matter of showing people how extremely versatile it is.
                    Not to mention durable. I bought my WF back in 2014 and still use it for short trips every other month. Apart from a bit of abrasion in one particular spot on the inside, it's looking great.

                    I see there have been a few subtle updates since then (lockable sliders, replacing the clips for the discontinued Brain Cell with hooks for a Cache) but other than that, it's still the same bag. Which should tell you something. As GrussGott wrote, maybe update the shoulder straps and I'm sure there's some life left in it.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by GrussGott View Post

                      IMO the WF is the best travel bag TB makes and if it's not selling well, that's a matter of showing people how extremely versatile it is.

                      MikeV I have a feeling if people pass it by they're thinking it's too small but, for me (6'2" biz travel), it's awesome ... with a few tweaks (space in the front pockets, better shoulder straps) it'd be darn near perfect.
                      It really is one of the best, most versatile travel bags produced. If it was modernized in appearance (streamline the multiple flat pockets in front to take some of the weight off it), and given a sturdy side handle, it would be great. I will hold onto mine even though I'm not currently doing that kind of travel, because there's nothing like it, but would LOVE a lighter version. IMO the multiple zippers make it look a little weird when carried on one's back, and if it was sleeker in appearance it would be more popular.
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                      All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
                      Edmund Burke

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by GrussGott View Post

                        IMO the WF is the best travel bag TB makes

                        MikeV I have a feeling if people pass it by they're thinking it's too small but, for me (6'2" biz travel), it's awesome ... with a few tweaks (space in the front pockets, better shoulder straps) it'd be darn near perfect.
                        the WF is what brought me to Tom Bihn. Unfortunately I don’t still own one because of lack of space in outside pockets, and the shoulder straps.

                        MikeV please ask Tom to consider tweaking before retiring.

                        Synik 22, Truck, Luminary 12 with a MCB Freudian Slip, Daylight Backpack, EDC HLT2, Side Effect or Side Effect, zippered Large and Small Shopbags, Co-Pilot, Travel Tray, Snake Charmer

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by moriond View Post
                          The ones that I still miss (although I personally stocked up on them) are the Aether Packing Cubes for the Yeoman Duffel. A good option for instances where you need more depth and useful handles!
                          These were the packing cubes that I loved years ago and really wanted. One day I decided to finally get a few and they were just... gone. This was when I was a TB fan but not a follower. I follow TB more closely now, but apparently still not closely enough. I've missed a lot of other products in past year by not logging into a restock or preorder soon enough or being confused about release dates. I really wanted a fabric 3DOC in Zest, but by the time I made it to the product page, they were sold out. Or maybe I was still confused and they weren't released yet. Oy vey, I can't keep up with it all.

                          It's neat to see TB releasing new products, and I'm sure the Bummer will sell well, but I do miss some of the older bags, especially the travel and organization bags. (So thrilled about the Road Buddy re-release! Def got in a preorder for that one.) I've been waiting a long time for an organizational crossbody bag somewhere in size between the SK and Daylight Briefcase, but so far there's only been a flood of packs and waist bags. Still hoping though!

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                            #28
                            Oh man, bummer. I have been waiting for a Halcyon WF forever. I hoped the new bag design that got shelved (tri-something?) would be a sleeker version, without the awkward front pockets or basically useless water bottle slot. Also hoped for a smidge more space. The Tri-Star is just ever-so-slightly too bulky to pass as a personal item on a plane.

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                              #29
                              Bummer... I missed the Night Walk DLBP again because of work meetings. It's no fun going 9am-6pm straight with just a single 15 minute lunch break! But, as I said last time: I didn't really NEED a DLBP anyway. Better that I save my money for a different bag. Now that we're back to the office (just 2 days/week for me) and I'm supposed to pick up a new work laptop this week, I might want a different shoulder back for my commute. I might also decide to offer up one of my less-used bags in a trade. Hmm... what do I have that might be of interest . . . .

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                                #30
                                There’s one DLBP in Nightwalk available now. Best hurry!

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