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  • eWalker
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    Originally posted by 123veo View Post
    ya, probably. while i know that the bag will fit in the centre section, i just think that it would have been sooooo handy to have it in an end pocket so that you could just pull it out, good to go. ah, just sharing what i was thinking.
    It can be done specially if it is a Dyneema Co-Pilot! It is what I do! The secret is to pack light! But would just love to have a specially made Co-Pilot to fit Aeronaut end Pocket. This would add the perfect amount of organization for the Aeronaut.

    I am waiting for a smaller Aeronaut (Mini/Junior/Navigator) to come out with the same shape and form factor. I hope that it will be the maximum allowed size for the personal items bag. And I know that I certainly will want to have a bag that will fit the end pocket of the smaller version!

    Go marsupial, go!! 😆
    Last edited by eWalker; 04-17-2014, 02:41 AM.

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  • Frank II
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    There's nothing to talk into or out of. To help anyone find a particular bag, the first thing I ask is what is it going to be used for? What type of travel?

    With the two bags you're thinking about, both are very well made and will stand up to tough conditions. But that's where they end. Look is different, functionality is different, design is different.

    So, if you tell us the type of travel you'll be doing, that would help. Next, are you aware of the packing differences between the Aeronaut and the C-Ruck? The c-ruck is a top loader--a whole different way of packing. Are you okay with non-hiding backpack straps? The C-Ruck is smaller than the Aeronaut--which may fit your needs--and is 1 1/2 lbs heavier. Again, that might not make a difference to you.

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  • 123veo
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    Thanks birdfeeder (well, and everyone else)! I think I'm leaning towards the aeronaut (i like that cavernous middle section) but am strangely attracted to the red oxx c-ruck as well. i realize that they are totally different kinds of bags, but for some reason i am drawn to it. anyone want to talk me out of it?

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  • pretzelb
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    Originally posted by 123veo View Post
    Oooooh, Frank, I have really been struggling between the Tri-Star and the Aeronaut. I like the idea of putting the co-pilot in the middle compartment. do you think that there would be room for anything else in the middle compartment?
    I'm sure you could fit more but were planning to stuff the co-pilot first? Right now my co-pilot is in my Synapse as I try to organize things a bit and it fits with plenty of room.

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  • Birdfeeder
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    Okay - I couldn't resist. I just ran in and put my Co-Pilot into the center compartment of my Tri-Star. If you put it all the way to one side, there is about 6 inches (15 cm.) of space left at the other side. Of course if the Co-Pilot is very full, it will limit what you can put in the two outer compartments.

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  • Frank II
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    I don't have a Co-Pilot.....but.....just looking at its dimensions, it should only take up a little more than 1/2 of the center compartment Excluding the strap that is.

    Within a week or so, I'll have a full review of the Tri-Star on One Bag, One World.

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  • 123veo
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    Oooooh, Frank, I have really been struggling between the Tri-Star and the Aeronaut. I like the idea of putting the co-pilot in the middle compartment. do you think that there would be room for anything else in the middle compartment?

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  • tCook
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    Also, this isn't technically what you're referring to, but I use the Western Flyer packing cube in the back section of the Brain Bag for my clothes.

    And I swear, this thread isn't helping me resist buying the Tri-Star. Thanks, Frank II.

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  • Frank II
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    LCB=Large Cafe Bag
    MCB=Medium Cafe Bag
    SCB=Small Cafe Bag

    WF=Western Flyer
    TS=Tri-Star

    FOT=Friends of Tom

    TBAS=Tom Bihn Acquisition Syndrome

    IIBATBBM(W/H/S/P)IGTMMSOTC=If I buy another Tom Bihn bag, my(wife/husband/spouse/partner) is going to make me sleep on the couch

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  • dorayme
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    Large Cafe Bag

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  • Yonkdaddy
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    Hey, Frank... sorry, but what's an "LCB"?

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  • Frank II
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    It will fit into the center section of a Tri-Star. I usually put my on-board bag, currently a LCB, into that section. Then, when on board, I unzip, pull out the LCB, and store the TS in the overhead. Couldn't be easier.

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  • 123veo
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    sweet! that's exactly what i mean! marsupial - brilliant!

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  • tCook
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    I totally went marsupial with my Brain Bag and Synapse last weekend. I much prefer the Synapse for my everyday backpack, so I packed it in the front half of the Brain Bag to get through security and whatnot. At the gate just before boarding, I removed the Synapse (and rearranged just a few things) and cinched up the side straps on the Brain Bag. Brain Bag went in the overhead bin, Synapse at my feet. Worked like a charm!

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  • 123veo
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    ya, probably. while i know that the bag will fit in the centre section, i just think that it would have been sooooo handy to have it in an end pocket so that you could just pull it out, good to go. ah, just sharing what i was thinking.

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