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  • tangfj
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    Originally posted by Trailhiker View Post
    It has to be the lighting.
    Look at the color value of the black zipper.
    If it were black dyneema it would be almost the same.
    I already replied a few posts above. It's steel.


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  • Trailhiker
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    Originally posted by tpnl View Post
    tangfj - Is that a Black Dyneema Tri-star/Western Flyer packing cube or a Steel Dyneema one? The top picture looks like a Black Dyneema one.

    Pics attached below...

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    Cheers!
    It has to be the lighting.
    Look at the color value of the black zipper.
    If it were black dyneema it would be almost the same.

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  • TavaPeak
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    I agree! Or perhaps Tom could design a nifty backpack strap doodad that could be used on Pilots, messengers, etc.

    Sometimes folks loop their messenger bag straps through a carry handle to improvise backpack straps, but this is not a comfortable solution. (Yes, I tried it on the Pilot - it didn't work for me if the Pilot was packed full.)

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  • fernando
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    I would love integrated backpack straps on the pilot.

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  • tangfj
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    I plan on using the PCSB as my essentials bag while flying. I'll keep my iPad, earphones, backup battery charger, etc. in there. When I get on the plane all I'll have to do is remove the PCSB from my Pilot and put it in the seat pocket and I'll be ready to go. I already do this with my side effect but I will probably do the same thing as mentioned in this thread (http://forums.tombihn.com/bag-review...ocket-bag.html) to attach my PCSB to the seat pocket in front of me for easy access for longer flights.

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  • Mausermama
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    I slipped my iPad into my PCSB right after I saw your posting. Brilliant! I wish I had the new cache with the rails, but it's not in the budget at present. It's nice to be able to slip it in and out of the Pilot. My other case is a velour-ish zip case that functions quite nicely, but it has a lot of "grip," so the PCSB works well to control that factor.

    I also have the PCBP for my WF. I will look at utilizing the potential on my next trip, which is coming up in less than a month.

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  • tangfj
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    Originally posted by tpnl View Post
    tangfj - Is that a Black Dyneema Tri-star/Western Flyer packing cube or a Steel Dyneema one? The top picture looks like a Black Dyneema one.

    Pics attached below...

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]5596[/ATTACH]

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]5595[/ATTACH]


    Cheers!
    It's steel. The lighting was just weird.

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  • tpnl
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    tangfj - Is that a Black Dyneema Tri-star/Western Flyer packing cube or a Steel Dyneema one? The top picture looks like a Black Dyneema one.

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    Cheers!
    Last edited by tpnl; 02-18-2014, 11:57 AM.

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  • Rocks
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    tangfj, you are blowing my mind with these discoveries! Now stop making me want a Pilot! I already have a PCSB and PCBP. I may have to go for the trifecta.

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  • tangfj
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    Originally posted by kkintea View Post
    I'm wondering now how small you could get the TB packing cube backpack, and whether the Pilot would fit in one or both sizes. There are a few comments on Backcountry about the ultra sil straps wearing out and the fact that it is only water resistant.

    I put the pilot in the brain bag yesterday and it worked with a lot of room but you would have to start out in backpack mode, as opposed to changing on the fly.


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    The Pilot will only fit comfortably in the tri-star/western flyer packing cube backpack. I tried in the aeronaut packing cube backpack and the zippers struggled to close. The tri-star/western flyer packing cube backpack can pack up small but not nearly as small as the sea to summit.

    Here you can see the tri-star/western flyer packing cube backpack folded and stuffed in to a size 1 stuff sack (next to the pilot).

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  • kkintea
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    I'm wondering now how small you could get the TB packing cube backpack, and whether the Pilot would fit in one or both sizes. There are a few comments on Backcountry about the ultra sil straps wearing out and the fact that it is only water resistant.

    I put the pilot in the brain bag yesterday and it worked with a lot of room but you would have to start out in backpack mode, as opposed to changing on the fly.


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  • Moose
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    I'll bet a couple of shoulder strap wraps would add to all day comfort.
    Moose

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  • Trailhiker
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    Continued,


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    There is still just a little room up top,
    After packing in the Pilot.

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    I find that it is easier to stuff the pack back into itself if u turn it inside itself out where the straps are now within the pack

    Sidebar,
    Since the shoulder straps r really thin u need to take care to fatten out the material against your shoulder.
    Last edited by Trailhiker; 02-18-2014, 03:14 AM.

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  • Trailhiker
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    Pilot into the Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Daypack

    From my earlier post, (without pics)
    "For those wishing to have the option go into backpack mode with the new Pilot ( fully loaded )
    The Sea to Summit ultra sil daypack holds it in a vertical fashion perfectly, and bunches up to smaller than the size of a single shot expresso cup. Sometimes if I'm in a sightseeing or in a walking around mode for a whole day it's nice to even out the load."

    Sea to Summit - Outdoor, Travel and Backpacking Gear

    For comparison illustration I placed the Secret Gift from Tom Bihn to the left of the pack in fold up mode.
    To the right a small can of pasta paste,,,

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    Not shown is the little stuff bag attached within.
    The Pilot strap is packed within the Pilot.

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    Accessing one of the front side pockets is easy
    by just folding down the front flap

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    Last edited by Trailhiker; 02-18-2014, 03:17 AM.

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  • tangfj
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    I discovered something else tonight about the Pilot (quickly becoming my favorite TB bag...). The back pocket fits the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag perfectly!

    Picture below showing ipad air in cache, inside packing cube shoulder bag...

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    Picture below with the above tucked inside the back pocket!

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    Guess I won't be looking for that Breve after all! (at least not that hard... )

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