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    #16
    Hi tiger07,

    I put together an equivalent type bunch of items for a test pack, and it fit in the Pilot without problems, and the water bottle pocket was even empty. I laid out the items above to give an idea first. Starting from the top right I have:

    -women's small down jacket with generously sized stuff sack
    -stuff sack simulating medium YSS
    -2 magazines
    -camera
    -2 sunglasses cases
    -European sized wallet large enough to hold cash, change, passports
    -small gray case that is iphone sized since I used iphone for photos
    -liner groves and beanie
    -Eagle Creek packing cube with lots of miscellaneous cables + ipod
    -Bose QC 15 in case
    -Kindle in case
    -TB 3-1-1 for meds

    In the right front Pilot pocket I put pens in the pen slots, camera, and 2 sunglasses cases. In the left front pocket I put the wallet, iPhone, and packing cube with cords. In the main compartment I put the Kindle in one pocket and the 3-1-1 in the other pocket. Then the Bose, yarn stuff sack, hat and gloves and the down jacket fit in the main compartment. I would probably use a smaller stuff sack when traveling, but this was handy. The magazines fit in the back pocket of the Pilot perfectly. The center water bottle pocket was empty, so all of this could easily be rearranged.


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      #17
      Thanks so much for doing a test pack for me. It's good to know that everything will fit.

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        #18
        Wow! Great post! Since I use my Pilot mainly as my "going to a meeting" laptop bag, I tend to forget how versatile it is as a Personal Items bag!
        Last edited by eWalker; 01-27-2015, 01:24 AM.
        So much to catch up!

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