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Open pocket on the Western Flyer - a hack!

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    Open pocket on the Western Flyer - a hack!

    Here's a little hack for the Western Flyer (in backpack mode) to make use of the open pocket. Slip a carabiner through the conviently-placed Tom Bihn label, and hook up your umbrella cord. The umbrella could work it's way out, but because the cord is attached it would only extend the handle - and then swing down to hit my legs!
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    #2
    very nice! very ingenious! should work for water bottle too!

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      #3
      Slightly off topic--I found that I use the snap-closing bottle pocket on the Tristar for wet umbrella carriage more than for bottle storage. Not sure if I read that here or just made it up, though.
      Western Flyer (crimsom) with Absolute strap, Zephyr (black), Medium Cafe Bag (steel/olive), Shop Bags (solar, steel), Large Cafe bag (navy/cayenne), Small café bag (forest), Tristars (steel/solar and indigo/solar),Aeronaut (steel), Side Effects (old skool black cordura, olive parapack), Imagos (steel, cork, wasabi, and aubergine, hemp, steel), Dyneema Western Flyer (Nordic/Steel) and miscellaneous packing cubes, pouches, etc.

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        #4
        Very inventive! Note that the label isn't designed to support weight - so it may break/be destroyed if, for example, a water bottle is dangling from that carabiner. We definitely would recommend NOT doing that: we would have to charge to repair the bag in that situation.

        flitcraft: That's a great use for the water bottle pocket!
        Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

        Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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          #5
          hi folks,

          you could attach that carabiner instead to the handle on top.
          -m

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            #6
            Hi,
            Originally posted by flitcraft View Post
            Slightly off topic--I found that I use the snap-closing bottle pocket on the Tristar for wet umbrella carriage more than for bottle storage. Not sure if I read that here or just made it up, though.
            I also use the outer Tristar pocket for umbrellas (wet or dry) when I travel. I also tend to stow a folded shopbag there, for easy access (not in the snap pocket per se, but in the zippered region). If I'm traveling somewhere it might rain, I stash a light shell jacket in that pocket instead, which, together with the umbrella, handles most changeable weather conditions).

            moriond

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