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  • weirdguy
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    As The Stowaway has returned in stock (not pre-order anymore), for those who had ordered - please post photos and photos and photos. Thanks!

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  • fredlet
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    Originally posted by maverick View Post
    I just had this exchange with the Canucks...
    "But did you get a picture?"

    Lol


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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  • DubbySmurf
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    Love your videos! If there was a even a chance of my 15"MBPro fitting, this would have put me over the edge...

    Alas, my wallet is safe for now!

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  • BruceM
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    A question about the Stowaway capacity...
    (and apologies if I missed somebody else asking this already on the forum)

    The Volume is given as 12 litres. Is that measured in backpack mode or briefcase mode?

    I would image it's backpack mode in which case the Stowaway can possibly carry another 4 litres if you don't use backpack mode. I calculate that from the size/volume given of two packing cubes that are said to fit in the straps area.

    Do I have that correct?
    Last edited by BruceM; 07-16-2017, 03:02 AM.

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  • aeldridgeperc
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    Thanks for the video, Maverick. I'm very interested in this now after watching.

    My Synapse 25 can carry a wide-mouth Nalgene bottle (8.25x3.5 inches) very comfortably, but I noticed the Stowaway said medium sizes will fit. Do you think the water bottle pocket on the Stowaway will fit my Nalgene?

    ~AE

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  • maverick
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    They got me good!

    And then they followed up with some wonderful pictures!
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    Last edited by maverick; 07-05-2017, 09:44 AM.

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  • maverick
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    Seriously?

    I just had this exchange with the Canucks...
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  • anna2222
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    Thanks so much, Maverick! So the 3DOC's would definitely fit too (I have way more of those!), I think you just sold me on this bag!

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  • Kelly S
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    What a great video :D
    ....and now binge watching your other videos lol

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  • maverick
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    Originally posted by anna2222 View Post
    @maverick,

    What are the dimensions of the pockets next to the water bottle pocket of the Stowaway when zipped? It LOOKS like it will fit a SE (hoping...)
    Hi @anna2222!

    Great question! Let's find out!

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  • anna2222
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    @maverick,

    What are the dimensions of the pockets next to the water bottle pocket of the Stowaway when zipped? It LOOKS like it will fit a SE (hoping...)

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  • weirdguy
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    Originally posted by maverick View Post
    One approach for the comparison video may be to include items that fit in all three bags, showing how full each bag is with those items stowed inside, and what else may fit in a given bag that isn't full as a result of those items being packed inside.
    You got that right.
    I would like to ask for your help to make such comparison.
    Thanks you in advance.

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  • maverick
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    Originally posted by weirdguy View Post
    Another suggestion.I'm sorry. I didn't intend to make @maverick life any harder.
    I just realized this, not sure it had been discussed elsewhere in the forum.

    The Stowaway Dimension L x H is actually quite similar to Maker's Bag, though Maker Bag is 60% lighter than Stowaway.
    This is understandable, as Maker Bag is soft structure and collapse-able, while Stowaway isn't the case. It stands on its own whether empty or full (Correct me, if I am wrong - because I haven't have the opportunity to see/touch/use it). Plus, the extra fabric used in multi-compartment construction clearly added to the weight. Shall TB Design Team decided to use 1050d in the construction, the Stowaway could might have easily exceed 1kg or 2.2 pound. My assumption.

    The extra fabric, its cost, manpower in design and construction eventually (understandably) added to the final consumer price $180 - $50 or 40% top-up from Maker's Bag. They may have similar dimension and are in the same category Messenger/Briefcase. But the versatility, packing technique, what to carry, how to carry, way to carry do varies between them. Also, how user use the bag or expect the bag for what purpose also contribute.

    Stowaway: 14.0" x 9.4" x 8.0" / 355 x 240 x 205 mm; 830grams 525 Ballistic
    Maker's Bag: 13.6" x 10.0" x 6.9" / 345 x 255 x 175 mm; 505grams 1050 Ballistic

    Hence, beside doing a packing comparison between Pilot and Stowaway. Maker's Bag is another great comparable option too.
    It is like Smart Alec with one big hole compartment vs Synapse with built-in pockets/compartments. I really like to see whether a full packed Maker's Bag (its less depths at 6.9") can be easily bring over to Stowaway (of 8" depth). It is an intriguing comparison, I believe.
    There are videos of each of these bags individually. What would be helpful for you as the viewer in the comparison video?

    Each bag has its own organizational elements, and so one might take a slightly different approach to organizing a given set of things in each bag. I think that is already captured in each individual bag video.

    One approach for the comparison video may be to include items that fit in all three bags, showing how full each bag is with those items stowed inside, and what else may fit in a given bag that isn't full as a result of those items being packed inside.

    Let me know if you have other thoughts.

    Thanks!

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  • weirdguy
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    Another suggestion.I'm sorry. I didn't intend to make @maverick life any harder.
    I just realized this, not sure it had been discussed elsewhere in the forum.

    The Stowaway Dimension L x H is actually quite similar to Maker's Bag, though Maker Bag is 60% lighter than Stowaway.
    This is understandable, as Maker Bag is soft structure and collapse-able, while Stowaway isn't the case. It stands on its own whether empty or full (Correct me, if I am wrong - because I haven't have the opportunity to see/touch/use it). Plus, the extra fabric used in multi-compartment construction clearly added to the weight. Shall TB Design Team decided to use 1050d in the construction, the Stowaway could might have easily exceed 1kg or 2.2 pound. My assumption.

    The extra fabric, its cost, manpower in design and construction eventually (understandably) added to the final consumer price $180 - $50 or 40% top-up from Maker's Bag. They may have similar dimension and are in the same category Messenger/Briefcase. But the versatility, packing technique, what to carry, how to carry, way to carry do varies between them. Also, how user use the bag or expect the bag for what purpose also contribute.

    Stowaway: 14.0" x 9.4" x 8.0" / 355 x 240 x 205 mm; 830grams 525 Ballistic
    Maker's Bag: 13.6" x 10.0" x 6.9" / 345 x 255 x 175 mm; 505grams 1050 Ballistic

    Hence, beside doing a packing comparison between Pilot and Stowaway. Maker's Bag is another great comparable option too.
    It is like Smart Alec with one big hole compartment vs Synapse with built-in pockets/compartments. I really like to see whether a full packed Maker's Bag (its less depths at 6.9") can be easily bring over to Stowaway (of 8" depth). It is an intriguing comparison, I believe.
    Last edited by weirdguy; 06-28-2017, 06:30 PM. Reason: Sorry, for the multiple edits!

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  • Pokilani
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post
    I know, if he had received a copy of the Luminary, you would have been a total goner. As it is, you still have @Ilkyway's pictures to contend with (whispers "Deep Blue" in the background…)

    moriond
    I'd be up for the challenge of making a Luminary video. I can harness my grad school self when I used produce and host educational videos for Wisconsin Public Televsion.

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