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    11/15 New Bag and Accessories Thread

    In case you missed it, we've launched a new bag and new accessories!

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    Here is a list of those items:

    Addax 26
    Addax 31
    Addax Internal Frame Sheet
    Vertical Packing Cubelet
    Mesh Travel Laundry Stuff Sack
    Small Grab Bag
    T45/ A45 Packing Cubes
    ​S30 / WF Packing Cubes
    ​

    #2
    So happy there is a new bag in Constellation Blue! Love that color 😊

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      #3
      Could be awesome for one bag travel: expands to accommodate all the stuff you’re travelling with and cinches down for use as a day pack. The skeleton back panel and edgeless straps are a nice touch. Probably a no-go for me though because I really, really dislike roll top bags for everyday carry. It’s also heavier than I’d like for a day pack.
      Last edited by latchford; 11-15-2022, 04:48 PM.
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        #4
        Ordered a vertical packing cubelet, I'm interested that in the email at least it was marketed as something that fits explicitly in the front pocket of the Pilot. I missed out on being able to buy the Pilot packing cubes so this'll be a nice replacement, at least for the front pocket. Think I could use a packing cube that I've already got for the main compartment-I've always wanted to try and use my Pilot as a onebag for like a weekend or overnight trip.
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          #5
          Originally posted by Skirata44 View Post
          Ordered a vertical packing cubelet, I'm interested that in the email at least it was marketed as something that fits explicitly in the front pocket of the Pilot. I missed out on being able to buy the Pilot packing cubes so this'll be a nice replacement, at least for the front pocket. Think I could use a packing cube that I've already got for the main compartment-I've always wanted to try and use my Pilot as a onebag for like a weekend or overnight trip.
          I've been using the VPC that TB gave me for review in both a Pilot and CoPilot. It's the same size as a 3DOC, fits well in both bags.
          It's not full height of the pocket, especially the Pilot, so you can put other things under it. I had small Clif bars stacked below mine.
          Since it's the same size as a 3DOC, I think it's a great idea for toiletries if you're single bagging.
          β€œ...Horace was the only cheese that would eat mice and, if you didn't nail him down, other cheeses as well"
          -Sir Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

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            #6
            Originally posted by G42 View Post

            I've been using the VPC that TB gave me for review in both a Pilot and CoPilot. It's the same size as a 3DOC, fits well in both bags.
            It's not full height of the pocket, especially the Pilot, so you can put other things under it. I had small Clif bars stacked below mine.
            Since it's the same size as a 3DOC, I think it's a great idea for toiletries if you're single bagging.
            Now that's interesting-I tried it out in my Pilot and just with my clear 3DOC it seems like I could fit two in there. Might be because it's Halcyon and it can expand a bit, but if I use the clear 3DOC for my toiletries I could still use the VPC for smaller stuff. Definitely hope it'll get here for my Thanksgiving trip next week.
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              #7
              And here's a glamour photo of when I took the VPC to Chicago for a conference, in my Pilot, but couldn't share yet because it wasn't announced.

              On the flight, it carried snacks, tissue, sanitizer, mints, earplugs, glasses cloth, etc. on a long key strap.

              After I checked in for the week, I turned it into a little bag to walk around the city (shoulder strap I brought was rolled up inside).

              Not as much organization as my beloved E/TCs, but definitely works and I like the vertical cross body carry for the small bag.

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              β€œ...Horace was the only cheese that would eat mice and, if you didn't nail him down, other cheeses as well"
              -Sir Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

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                #8
                Someone did a good job with the color combinations and materials of the Addax. Usually I only like one or two combinations offered (often none), but burnt orange/moab, black x-pack/solaris, constallation/island and wilderness/taiga are great!

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                  #9
                  I appreciate they still include at least one Black, Gray, and Blue option, but offer more exterior color variety instead of offering the same face fabric (looking at you, Black Ballistic) and just offering different lining colors.

                  From a sales standpoint? I'll happily buy two of the same bag, if they offer different exterior colors.

                  But I'm never going to buy two bags with the same exterior color, even if the lining color is different.
                  Last edited by Chicagoan; 11-17-2022, 08:56 PM.
                  I own a LOT of Tom Bihn bags, but here are the ones I'm using right now:

                  EDC: SH
                  Day Hiking: ADX26
                  Car Travel: T45, MT, MYD
                  Plane Travel: CP, WF, SZTSB

                  Here's a blog post I wrote about my 3 favorite bags:

                  https://www.tombihn.com/blogs/main/portable-culture-portrait-three-favorites-with-eric-widuger

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                    #10
                    I prefer different exterior colors as well, but considering Black is by far their most popular colour, it makes sense for them to offer it in different interior colors (and different exterior Black materials as well).
                    β€œ...Horace was the only cheese that would eat mice and, if you didn't nail him down, other cheeses as well"
                    -Sir Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Skirata44 View Post
                      Ordered a vertical packing cubelet, I'm interested that in the email at least it was marketed as something that fits explicitly in the front pocket of the Pilot. I missed out on being able to buy the Pilot packing cubes so this'll be a nice replacement, at least for the front pocket. Think I could use a packing cube that I've already got for the main compartment-I've always wanted to try and use my Pilot as a onebag for like a weekend or overnight trip.
                      I recently did a one bag overnight in my Pilot (see post https://forums.tombihn.com/forum/tom...588#post343588 ) where I used a PCSB (Packing Cube Shoulder Bag) quite effectively as a packing cube in the main back compartment of the Pilot. It didn't take up all the height of the compartment, but it worked pretty well as there was room for a couple of oddments on top as well.
                      A45CC K CQPC 3DCCGES25 SK SCBQKTTMCBLSB TT TSS4 PCSBSCBTT CQPC PQBPQK LT SETT 3DCCQKS19 TT P3DCCTS PP BBLCBCP TTRi QK NFTD A30DLBC

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by PaulT00 View Post

                        I recently did a one bag overnight in my Pilot (see post https://forums.tombihn.com/forum/tom...588#post343588 ) where I used a PCSB (Packing Cube Shoulder Bag) quite effectively as a packing cube in the main back compartment of the Pilot. It didn't take up all the height of the compartment, but it worked pretty well as there was room for a couple of oddments on top as well.
                        Haven't had a chance to review the new accessories (mesh laundry stuff sack, VPC, and small grab bag) but I did a test pack last night, and learned two things:

                        1.) A fully-packed Vertical Packing Cubelet fits about damn perfectly in either the front left or right compartments on the Co-Pilot (and therefore should be an even easier fit into the same compartments on the Pilot), and

                        2.) It's also just the right side to fit exactly 1 t-shirt, 1 pair of socks, and 1 pair of underwear - the bare minimum change of clothes, if you wear pants, shoes, and a jacket (etc.) multiple days.

                        So, if you can also pack a fairly minimal toiletry kit, these cubes can potentially turn the Pilot and Co-Pilot into overnight bags! It also works just the same for bags like the Cambiata - and I haven't tested it yet to confirm, but it makes me think it would translate just as well to the Stowaway. Nice to see TB supporting smaller bags with packing cubes again, even if it's a secondary use for a product like this one - I miss the days when you could buy coordinating cubes (Pilot, NFTD, Stowaway, etc.).
                        Last edited by Chicagoan; 11-18-2022, 07:13 AM.
                        I own a LOT of Tom Bihn bags, but here are the ones I'm using right now:

                        EDC: SH
                        Day Hiking: ADX26
                        Car Travel: T45, MT, MYD
                        Plane Travel: CP, WF, SZTSB

                        Here's a blog post I wrote about my 3 favorite bags:

                        https://www.tombihn.com/blogs/main/portable-culture-portrait-three-favorites-with-eric-widuger

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by G42 View Post
                          I prefer different exterior colors as well, but considering Black is by far their most popular colour, it makes sense for them to offer it in different interior colors (and different exterior Black materials as well).
                          Yeah, I get it - and I'm sure the bulk majority of folks defer to the most neutral "business pro" combination of black and gray, but I really do appreciate seeing so many colorful options in new bags like the Cambiata (first production run before most the lining options turned to Mountain Grey Cerylon) and Addax.
                          I own a LOT of Tom Bihn bags, but here are the ones I'm using right now:

                          EDC: SH
                          Day Hiking: ADX26
                          Car Travel: T45, MT, MYD
                          Plane Travel: CP, WF, SZTSB

                          Here's a blog post I wrote about my 3 favorite bags:

                          https://www.tombihn.com/blogs/main/portable-culture-portrait-three-favorites-with-eric-widuger

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by PaulT00 View Post

                            I recently did a one bag overnight in my Pilot (see post https://forums.tombihn.com/forum/tom...588#post343588 ) where I used a PCSB (Packing Cube Shoulder Bag) quite effectively as a packing cube in the main back compartment of the Pilot. It didn't take up all the height of the compartment, but it worked pretty well as there was room for a couple of oddments on top as well.
                            I don't have a PCSB, but I did find out that a medium sized Eagle Creek Specter Tech packing cube will also fit pretty perfectly into the main compartment, with room for my laptop (Thinkpad X1 Carbon) if I don't use the cache for it. Definitely opens up a lot of options for overnighting/weekend trips with just the Pilot, in my opinion.
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