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    NYC CoPilot

    My CoPilot is my first TB bag.

    My impression of it is stellar.

    I'll try to submit any photos of it
    being used in ways that might
    interest anyone, or in this case
    modeling it in a postcard-ish looking spot.

    Here we are looking at the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday from Pier 17.
    The bird took a chance and didn't vacate the binos as I was setting up,
    on the off chance that I might be a bird-feeding tourist.
    (Photo courtesy of my "1G" iphone.)

    Great shot.

    I visited NYC, my first and only time, in July of 2000 to participate in MACWORLD Expo.

    I made a point of visiting the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and of course the Jacob Javits Center where the expo was being held.

    It was a fascinating experience, and I would love to return someday.
    Owner of: Brain Bag backpack (Black), Field Journal Notebook (Blue), Snake Charmer (Small, Orange), Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.


      CoPilot lands in Orlando

      I took my CoPilot with me to orlando and
      had it with me for 3 long days in Disney.
      It did a great job.

      I wanted to hang the bag off of Walt's outstretched
      hand but I had a feeling I would have found out
      how dedicated they were about security in the
      magic kingdom.

      Weather was nice - 70's

      My starting load for each day.

      The CoPilot fit comfortably & securely in all those
      drawstring compartments provided in the front of
      your seat when you are in one of the amusement
      The only time I thought might lose it if I didn't
      hold it down was during the Aerosmith rollercoaster
      ride at Hollywood Studios.


        totally awesome pictures, FlightRisk!


          Hi FlightRisk,

          I would really like to know your opinion on your GITD paracord zipper pulls. Does the cord really glow for a decent amount of time? I been debating on changing my backpack pulls over to it, but I am not sure if it is worth it. It seems that Disney would be a good test environment. Much appreciated.
          If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.


            Thank you, M.

            W O L,
            funny you should ask:

            First off the cord pulls on my CoPilot
            aren't made of glow cord,
            but parachute cord with reflective
            tracer running through it.

            When I was dragging through one of of those
            slow, dark rides in Disney, I went to get my
            iphone out for a needed distraction but had a
            hard time finding the zipper pulls as there was
            almost zero ambient light.
            With the bag and cord both being black I had
            to feel for the zippers.

            At that moment I thought to myself that when I
            get back home I might put some glow in the dark
            zipper ends on the cord.

            I actually have some glow cord as well but I'm not
            a huge fan of it. I made a lanyard for a flashlight
            out of it a few years ago but got frustrated with how
            dirty that bright white cord would get in no time at all.

            I recommend the plastic zipper pull ends.

            I've included some pictures of them in
            both light and dark but I could not get a
            good dark shot.

            here are a few pics of a glow zipper pull end with 2
            ends of olive cord with reflective trace. The zip end
            halves are not fully mated as they are designed more
            or less to set and forget.

            I've never timed it but my experience with both
            glow items is that if they soak in some sunlight
            you should get at least 1/2 to one hour of usable glow.

            I get my reflective cord from supplycaptain.com
            and glow in the dark items from lighthound.com

            hope that helps.


              The Disney photos remind me of those gnome pictures for Travelocity (and also from the movie "Amelie") and Flat Stanley projects. Love it! Maybe I should do the same thing with my Swift. :)
              Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


                Thanks FlightRisk,

                I appreciate the effort and information about the paracord and glow zip ends. I already have those glow zip ends, but did not like the way they looked on the bag. I found some oval split rings and thought about using them as zipper pulls and wrapping them in glow in the dark tape. Just have to keep experimenting.
                If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.