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    #16
    Originally posted by teresapoet View Post
    I recently discovered that a 3D Clear Organizer Cube fits pretty perfectly at the bottom of my Small Cafe Bag. I tried it to prevent everything from piling at the bottom of the bag (which seems to work really well), but the o-rings would also allow you to attach it to the bag for extra security. (The SCB has two o-rings in the main compartment.)

    I've ordered a Medium Cafe Bag that's arriving on Wednesday, and I'm curious to see how the 3D Cube works in it!
    What a great idea about the 3D Clear Organizer Cube. I've got an MCB; I'm going to try that myself.

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      #17
      Hey Okie, I know that this is a bit late, but have you considered the co-pilot? I use mine as a cross-body day bag everyday - and I love it! It would certainly hold everything that you listed, and then some. It's very secure and the ballistic nylon is gorgeous. Just a thought....

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        #18
        I have a dyneema co-pilot. I did try it using it as a "purse" around town but I think it might be too much bag. Of course I just threw some junk in it to test. I'll try it again with things more organized and see how that goes. I'll have it with me anyway since it will be my seat bag on the plane.

        When carrying the dyneema co-pilot cross-body, it makes my side sweaty. Would the ballistic nylon be better?

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          #19
          Originally posted by okie View Post
          I'll give the other one to my mom. Win-win!
          OMG you're so awesome! Your mom will be so happy!!

          Originally posted by okie View Post
          I have a dyneema co-pilot. I did try it using it as a "purse" around town but I think it might be too much bag. Of course I just threw some junk in it to test. I'll try it again with things more organized and see how that goes. I'll have it with me anyway since it will be my seat bag on the plane.
          I, too, have the Dyneema Co-Pilot, and I agree, it's a little too big to carry as a purse around town! I love my Co-Pilot but me personally, it's a limited-use bag. I find it truly makes an awesome seatmate (not just for flying, but when on road trips, too!), primarily because it holds a bottle, and my iPad. I think the reason it feels a little too big as a purse is because it has that piping around the top corners that makes this bag very squarish, even when you don't have a lot of stuff packed in the front side pockets. If those corners didn't stick out so much, I think they would "slouch" more when not full. Have you noticed how, even though women carry humongous purses, that they all tend to slouch? In my opinion that's the secret to big purses.

          Originally posted by okie View Post
          When carrying the dyneema co-pilot cross-body, it makes my side sweaty. Would the ballistic nylon be better?
          Keep in mind I don't have a Ballistic Nylon Co-Pilot so this is purely a guess, but I'm going to say no. The reason the Dyneema Co-Pilot makes your hip sweat is because of its size, and because the back panel seems to like to hug the body.

          If you see my sig file you'll see that I have a couple of Cafe Bags, but I'm going to confess something here. My husband is the one who likes them more than me! For me, my favorite small purse is the TB Side Effect, and my default go-to purse is a Packing Cube Shoulder Bag, believe it or not! The PCSB slouches and sags wonderfully, and it still fits my iPad. In fact as much as I like everything TB makes, I think that silly, cheap little PCSB is probably my single favoritest product they sell. It's so lightweight, so versatile, so handy and convenient.

          The amazing thing is that the fabric is really hard to rip (because of the ripstop cross-hatch threading). I actually tried to cut a piece (don't ask; it was an experiment with a knit bag) and even with my really sharp Fiskar shears, it was REALLY hard to cut through. Plus, unlike the Cafe Bags, they zip up completely... and I can run a cable lock or even just a bread bag twist tie through the zipper pulls and twist it up into the strap hook to make it extra hard for a pickpocket.

          Oh, and because it's not as tall as the Co-Pilot, I don't sweat at all with a PCSB.

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