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  • Darcy
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    It's now available for order.

    More pictures, too!

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  • onebagger
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    The Quarter Cube is very useful. It works great for toiletries (but will not substitute as a 3-1-1 baggy for carry-on inspection). It's also good for tech stuff and, as someone else mentioned) laundry stuff like sink stopper, clothesline, and clothespins. The clear material is fairly thick and quite supple. I don't see it getting cloudy or drying out and cracking - should last for years. It's nice to see that TB puts as much thought and quality into the small accessories as into the big items.

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  • smp315
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    Excellent idea/product/design. I use the small (end) cube at times in my Buzz, when I need to pack some extra things. This new cube will fill a void between the pouches and the small cube. I'm in!

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  • ellismc
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    I've commented on this in other threads, but haven't really posted a formal review. When I first received it, I just wasn't sure what to do with it, as it seemed like a makeup bag more than anything else. Since then, I've determined it's perfect as a toiletries bag, but also as a general bag to throw in anytime I need to keep track of several small items. The clear plastic is perfect, as it really makes it easy to find what I need. Of course, it's very well made, which should go without saying at this point.

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  • Darcy
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    The Clear Quarter Packing Cube will be available for order tomorrow.

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  • Skylark
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    Quarter Packing Cube update. Ok, just back from 10 days on the road. Really appreciate the 1/2 footprint size packing cube as it leaves room in the end pocket of the Aeronaut for easy access to the Ziplock of liquids, small jacket (Patagonia dragonfly) and two paperbacks. Rather than hanging it on a doorknob, I slipped the loop over the neck of a hanger for easy access. Yes as mentioned above, it is nice to have the double zippers that open flat for packing. The clear see-through sides are so convenient I'm about to place an order for clear small & mini organizer pouches. Thanks again for creating such well thought out products.
    Last edited by Skylark; 08-18-2007, 10:44 AM.

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  • ratdeau
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    I used it for toiletries in one side and for all the smalls items I travel with in the othe side (clothline, inflatable hangers, soap, tape, knife, lamp). I even put a small towel in.
    Finally it's a good thing that it's plastic on both side.
    Perfect.

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  • Zephyrnoid
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    Are they going to be clear fronts? Hot tip. If it's not too late, three 1/2" wide parallel velcro (hook) strips on the opaque side will allow them to be turned into modular see-through organizers that can atached to along 'stretcher' that can be rolled up. I'm desperate for a sensible modular multi-category organizer, that might be a great start huh?
    Something like this but that can be unrolled flat onto a horizontal surface..
    http://www.imagometrics.com/images/6...K_marine_2.jpg

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  • eristick
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    Agree with making the loop big enough for a doorknob. Also agree that an option with mesh (or mesh on one side) instead of Dynema might be good for those who intend to use this for non-liquids.

    Instead of pockets on the inside, perhaps just put a clip in the inside corner so that a small pouch can be clipped in, if desired? (Does a small pouch even need to be clipped in, though, or can it just float?)

    I LOVE that the sides unzip all the way, by the way.

    More impressions after I actually get a chance to travel!

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  • dsg29
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    Very, very interested in this.
    This is precisely the kind of product that makes me scream "Tom Bihn is the BEST!!"

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  • mruseless
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    Review of quarter packing cube

    Wow, Thanks Tom Bihn!! I got it in the mail a couple weeks back, but just had the opportunity to use it.

    The cube is slightly larger than half of a small packing cube, and has two zippered compartments back to back. The front panel of each compartment is a clear vinyl or similar material.

    I used the cube as a substitute for my usual dopp kit bag, and it worked very well. I could see everything easily and there was plenty of room (I don’t go overboard with toiletries). I put everything that has to go into a one-quart ziplock bag on one side of the packing cube, and everything else on the other side.

    The small hanging loop is a nice touch, although it would be better if the loop were a little larger so it would fit over a doorknob. Another thing for the wishlist would be a Velcro patch on the inside of one compartment so I could attach a small mirror. (Even better if it came with a small mirror!)

    It would also be great for keeping computer cables, accessories, and chargers for my various electronic devices organized. Of course, I could also use it for underwear and socks as Just mentioned.

    Another way I'm going to try it: carrying ties on one side for business trips, and dress belts and socks on the other. This could be great for ties, since I like to have them folded and they are easy to see through the clear material.

    I like it!!

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  • Skylark
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    Quarter Packing Cube I received for testing is even better than I had imagined. I love that it is divided into two sections, has a hang-me-up loop and clear see through "windows".

    The Aeronaut as carry on is the only luggage I use now - no more checked baggage. Of course we pack for trip specific needs, and here's how I think this quarter packing cube will really help me on the next trips only using one bag. It seems a perfect toiletries bag for all the items that don't need to be declared in the ziplock of 3 oz liquids at the security check in the airport. (see One Bag website for great 'dry' toiletry suggestions - like the tooth power.) Although not submersible, since there is no mesh, a steamy shower or any sink splashes shouldn't bother whats inside. And since I only have enough 'dry' toiletries to fill one side, I'm thinking the other side could hold anything else that needs to follow me into the shower like clean underclothes. So, for this first quarter packing cube I think it will be great to take advantage of its water repelling properties.
    Yes, I can see getting a second quarter cube to tuck into the other half of the end pocket for small toys and snacks when we travel with the grandson. When traveling without him I'll use it for my on board entertainment items - like my treo and headphones.

    Note to TB and Darcy - I loaded this quarter packing cube into the end pocket with the handy loop up. Seemed logical to use it as a handle. Then I noticed that the cube would need to pivot to stand on the short end to fit a second one into the pocket. The loop is a great length and wide enough that I don't foresee a problem with the loop interferring with zipping. So I'm wondering if the loop might work better on the short end so when I hang it up it won't need to be unzipped enough for spillage and I could still use it has a pull tab when unpacking. Just a thought.

    Anyway, thanks so much for the opportunity to test one of the terrific TB accessories. When can I order another one?? smiles

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by Just View Post
    I can take and post some pictures of it set up like how I described, if that's allowed.
    That's be great!

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  • Alicia
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    I have also received this prototype. I wasn't sure what it was at first so I had to ask Darcy. It screamed makeup bag when I first saw it, and I think it will be a fabulous toiletries bag for my next flight. I like the size, it is very easy to carry. I don't have an Aeronaut, so I can't comment on how it fits in there, but I have been carrying it on its own every day since I got it. I was trying to figure out exactly how I would use it. I think it may just make a perfect tea/accessory carrier for when it isn't a toiletries bag. It fits 8 1 ounce tins perfectly on the one side and the other side fits my scale and other things I would need for a good cuppa. I have attached a picture of it holding tea samples.

    There are just so may things this little accessory can do!

    It is very well built. I would like to see a hanging toiletry type bag, though. This is very close and I can see it being used in that type of manner, you would just have to be careful not to unzip the sides all the way.
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  • Just
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    I too have received a prototype of the quarter packing cube! I like it a lot, especially since I can put it inside a small packing cube to section off the space better (I don't pack quite as many socks as pictured in the Small Cube photo). The clear sides are also great for identifying the contents, as ratdeau mentioned.

    Heh, it's kind of like a squared-off mini Snake Charmer as far as how it's styled, and I can easily see myself putting camera/cell phone chargers on one side, and hairbrush, toothbrush (yes, they fit!), etc. on the other. That would free up small mesh pocket on the lid of the Aeronaut for lighter stuff (probably what it was actually intended for) so that it wouldn't sink into the main chamber when it opens =)

    I can take and post some pictures of it set up like how I described, if that's allowed.

    Of course, there's no limit to the uses for this one - you could probably throw it into an Imago, ID, or whatnot as a see-through Style Kit x 2! I would imagine this would be great for makeup.

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