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  • lauragayle
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    thanks, Karl!

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  • KarlJ
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    Originally posted by lauragayle View Post
    I received my new Aeronaut (and Absolute strap and 3D clear cube) today -- a very special bday present!
    Well, congrats... and Happy B-Day!

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  • maverick
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    Originally posted by lauragayle View Post
    Maverick, I enjoy reading your posts and seeing your photos -- keep it up!!
    thanks, lauragayle. i have a busy few weeks (in a very good way!). my schedule will open up after august 9th and i'll be able to spend more time on pictures and videos!

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  • lauragayle
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    I received my new Aeronaut (and Absolute strap and 3D clear cube) today -- a very special bday present! I'm excited and apprehensive at the same time. It's an incredibly well made bag -- those zippers alone and the well placed pockets at the ends are impressive. Apprehensive? I'm a tall (5'9", size 12 feet) and big woman. I'm concerned about being able to carry enough clothes in it for a conference. But I swore I wouldn't be dragging a hardsided wheeled case up 1.5 flights of stairs from a subway again.

    I've also been reading the various one bag sites, and will take many of those recommendations (e.g. shampoo bar). I usually don't carry much in the way of cosmetics, which is in my favor.

    And thanks to Tom Bihn for making the straps on the backpack and the shoulder strap adjustable enough for a plush woman. I tried them out and they'll work for travel quite well, I think.

    Time will tell. Maverick, I enjoy reading your posts and seeing your photos -- keep it up!!

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  • katiya
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    maverick was a great dog! :)

    Our tulips bloom here in March/April as well and last such a short time. Botanical Gardens? I definitely have to go over now! I've always wanted to head over to Amsterdam and almost made it over since I was in Paris and Rome last year but it was a shorter trip last time.

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  • maverick
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    Originally posted by katiya View Post
    Thanks for posting your photos maverick. I had a White German Shepard named Maverick, great dog :)

    I was considering Amsterdam and a few other spots one of these days and I am learning to pack smarter so the aeronaut & cafe bag looks like it would manage my needs pretty much down to the letter for that excursion.
    he must have been a wonderful dog! :)

    i was not there long, but amsterdam is a beautiful city with a lot of history! i definitely want to go back and make a real trip out of it. i was there a month too late for the tulips. they bloom in april, and if you go around that time, definitely take some time to go to the botanical gardens around amsterdam.

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  • katiya
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    Thanks for posting your photos maverick. I had a White German Shepard named Maverick, great dog :)

    I was considering Amsterdam and a few other spots one of these days and I am learning to pack smarter so the aeronaut & cafe bag looks like it would manage my needs pretty much down to the letter for that excursion.

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  • mruseless
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    I have put my Aeronaut under the seat on a flight. Its a bit of a squeeze, but it fits. After takeoff I slid it out under my knees so I had more leg room. Works just fine.

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  • maverick
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    Originally posted by mruseless View Post
    I love those pics! Most people take pictures of themselves, or family, or people they meet along the way. As Tom Bihn fans we take pictures of our bags!
    i take pictures of family and friends traveling with me, people i meet along the way and my tom bihn bags, but i was traveling alone this time. :)

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  • mruseless
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    I love those pics! Most people take pictures of themselves, or family, or people they meet along the way. As Tom Bihn fans we take pictures of our bags!

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  • bluedenim
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    wow great pictures and review.
    I ordered the tristar because of my concern of the Aeronaut size and those sticky European airlines. I am still considering the Aeornaut for my partner. I will see when I get the tristar and do a rough pack job to see what it holds.
    But after seeing your pictures it might work ok if not packed to full. But I doubt we can pack quite as light as you....
    :)

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  • stan01
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    Originally posted by maverick View Post

    klm puts these metal boxes on the floor that take up half the space under the seat. it isn't under every seat - just every so often. i'm not sure what they are for. on this trip, i always managed to get seats where one of these boxes was under the seat in front of me. so never mind trying to put the aeronaut there, i barely had space for my feet! :)
    Usually its for the in-flight entertainment system that has been retrofitted into older airplanes. I usually like to keep my Empire Builder at my feet since I'm 5'8", but if I see a video box the EB goes in the overhead bin.

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  • maverick
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    Originally posted by scotlib View Post
    Hi maverick,

    I am one of those who has worried about the Aeronaut's size. To view your pictures it does not seem so huge, at all. I look at your Med. Cafe and Aeronaut, and look at my Medium Cafe on my desk, maybe I could live with the Aeronaut .. but it's listed as 22x14x9 and I do not want another bag that size!

    ... yet in your pictures ... round and round I go.

    Whatever I get, it will have to wait until fall (sigh).

    Thanks for all the great pictures. Cheers.
    hi scotlib,

    one of the beautiful things about the aeronaut is that you have the pleasure to stuff it and also the choice to pack minimally. in the pictures from this trip where you see the aeronaut and medium cafe bag, keep in mind that i had the medium cafe bag and its contents in the aeronaut while i was traveling by air. even then, because this was such a short trip, i had room to spare in the aeronaut with the medium cafe bag inside.

    to contrast, on another trip, my aeronaut was quite full:



    remember that you can get the aeronaut and try it in the comfort of your home. if you find it isn't the right size for you, you can return it unused.

    i hope this helps!

    let me know how the aeronaut works out for you if you do end up getting it.

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  • scotlib
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    Hi maverick,

    I am one of those who has worried about the Aeronaut's size. To view your pictures it does not seem so huge, at all. I look at your Med. Cafe and Aeronaut, and look at my Medium Cafe on my desk, maybe I could live with the Aeronaut .. but it's listed as 22x14x9 and I do not want another bag that size!

    ... yet in your pictures ... round and round I go.

    Whatever I get, it will have to wait until fall (sigh).

    Thanks for all the great pictures. Cheers.

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  • maverick
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    Wow!! Those are amazing pictures, maverick. Can't wait to post them on the blog! Thanks for sharing them!
    thanks for the kind words, darcy.

    i'm impressed with what this little camera does. while i goofed on the exposure on a couple of the pictures, most of them came out very nice. other than cropping, i didn't do anything else in publishing these pictures. hmmm, now that i think about it, i may want to go back and make some edits when i'm over the jet lag :).

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