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  1. #16
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    So this is my S25 (Nordic!) attached to my Samsonite spinner underwater with https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1. It goes on quickly, and if I thread it through the top grab handle, I don't need to cinch it tight.

    I don't know if it's necessarily any better than the gatekeeper hack, but the bright blue color does distinguish it from all the other extra straps and buckles I have floating around.

    Edit: I apologize, it won't let me upload my photo. I tried on my phone, and also from my computer.
    Last edited by Izzy; 08-01-2019 at 06:00 PM. Reason: I can't figure out how to attach the photo! Hang on...
    Happy owner of Original copilot, Nordic Original small cafe bag, Nordic Halcyon Synapse 25, Nordic Halcyon medium cafe bag, black Halcyon Sidekick. Gave son The Maker's Bag and he LOVES it. Gave Hubby a Pilot for Christmas!

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    This is my <cough> <cough> <not S25> , which has a passthrough, and was SO easy to put on the spinner.

    Would it be possible to design a rectangular passthrough that is attached at the 4 corners, but has open sides, so that we could kind of rotate it onto the wide handles? (I'm not an engineer, so I don't know how to explain what I'm imagining.)

    Edit: I couldn't upload this photo, either. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, I thought I knew how to do this....
    Last edited by Izzy; 08-01-2019 at 06:01 PM.
    Happy owner of Original copilot, Nordic Original small cafe bag, Nordic Halcyon Synapse 25, Nordic Halcyon medium cafe bag, black Halcyon Sidekick. Gave son The Maker's Bag and he LOVES it. Gave Hubby a Pilot for Christmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzy View Post

    Edit: I couldn't upload this photo, either. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, I thought I knew how to do this....
    Check your photo size... they need to be under 1MB (or even smaller, don't know exact size) to upload... so if it says 'upload failed' it's usually because the file is too large
    I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzy View Post
    Edit: I couldn't upload this photo, either. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, I thought I knew how to do this....
    In my experience most photo upload problems have to do with the photo being too big--shrinking it below 1MB usually does the trick. But if that isn't it, I'd be happy to help troubleshoot! You can send me a PM if you'd like to.
    I have a bunch of great bags. Favorite color combos include Aubergine/Island, Navy/Solar, Forest/UV, Original Halcyon/Wasabi, Cloud/Viridian.

    I've fulfilled my dream of palindromic-colored nested bags! Navy/Ultraviolet Pilot with Aubergine/Island Side Effect inside: blue purple purple blue. Forest/UV A45 with Aubergine/Wasabi Co-Pilot inside: green purple purple green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzy View Post
    [...]
    If anything, I think they were inspired by the Synapse when they designed it (note the bright contrasting lightweight fabric it's lined with...) [...]
    Just may you know, the bright contrasting internal fabric is quite a norm now (especially the neon orange one, take a look at Packhacker or Carryology web sites)
    but up to now I didn't see anyone beats TB in color choice range for internal fabric
    just a Bihnion here

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    What about using lash straps, like the ones that come with the Road Buddy? DOH! I see you've already created one.

    The strap is still an extra pain in the butt. I prefer a pass through sleeve, but I get that it won't fit every type of suitcase handle.
    Last edited by BWeaves; 08-02-2019 at 06:27 AM.

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    SECOND TRY: so this is my S25 (Nordic!) attached to my Samsonite spinner underwater with https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1. It goes on quickly, and if I thread it through the top grab handle, I don't need to cinch it tight.

    I don't know if it's necessarily any better than the gatekeeper hack, but the bright blue color does distinguish it from all the other extra straps and buckles I have floating around.

    Have rolling luggage and one of our bags? Could you help us test something?-20190801_200545-jpg
    Happy owner of Original copilot, Nordic Original small cafe bag, Nordic Halcyon Synapse 25, Nordic Halcyon medium cafe bag, black Halcyon Sidekick. Gave son The Maker's Bag and he LOVES it. Gave Hubby a Pilot for Christmas!

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    This is my <cough> <cough> <not S25> , which has a passthrough, and was SO easy to put on the spinner.

    Would it be possible to design a rectangular passthrough that is attached at the 4 corners, but has open sides, so that we could kind of rotate it onto the wide handles? (I'm not an engineer, so I don't know how to explain what I'm imagining.

    Have rolling luggage and one of our bags? Could you help us test something?-20190801_200814-jpg

    Have rolling luggage and one of our bags? Could you help us test something?-20190801_200826-jpg

    Here is my S25 swallowed by the <cough> <cough> non-TB backpack
    Have rolling luggage and one of our bags? Could you help us test something?-20190801_200720-jpg
    Happy owner of Original copilot, Nordic Original small cafe bag, Nordic Halcyon Synapse 25, Nordic Halcyon medium cafe bag, black Halcyon Sidekick. Gave son The Maker's Bag and he LOVES it. Gave Hubby a Pilot for Christmas!

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    Many thanks to Aedifica for the tutorial, worked like a charm! And apologies for photo of non-TB backpack, I was desperate, and the Synik isn't yet available...

    Seriously, I'd like to see every TB backpack with a passthrough. Those of us with back or hip issues still appreciate TB quality and design, and hate to be shunted off to Amazon basic or whatever to find a backpack with a passthrough!
    Happy owner of Original copilot, Nordic Original small cafe bag, Nordic Halcyon Synapse 25, Nordic Halcyon medium cafe bag, black Halcyon Sidekick. Gave son The Maker's Bag and he LOVES it. Gave Hubby a Pilot for Christmas!

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    Received my Simple Rolling Luggage Lash Strap in the mail (thank you very much). It is heavier duty than the gatekeeper waist belt hack and works even better. Nice to have a dedicated strap for a reasonable $10 price. *Discovered that if you roll it up tightly it fits in the Super Mini Ghost Whale Pouch. For best results have the thickest part in the bottom of the SMGWP with the overlap facing out. I tried it in a 525 Burnt Orange and a 210 Blue Ballistic. With effort both will zip completely but if you only zip up to the curve the strap is securely contained and can be attached to your TB bag for use when needed.

    *Edited to add To make this work you need to tighten the Simple Rolling Luggage Lash Strap before you roll it up to insert into the pouch.

    The Gatekeeper Waist belt as set up for attachment strap then folded on itself fits very easily into a SMGWP and it zips very easily.

    Have rolling luggage and one of our bags? Could you help us test something?-lugstrp1-jpeg

    Have rolling luggage and one of our bags? Could you help us test something?-lugstrp2-jpeg

    Have rolling luggage and one of our bags? Could you help us test something?-lugstrp3-jpeg
    Last edited by MatthewR; 08-06-2019 at 12:10 PM. Reason: Adding photos per request

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