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    Stowaway "successor": still coming?

    When the Stowaway was discontinued, there was a note that TB was designing a bag to serve many of the same purposes, with no ETA.

    Just checking: I assume the follow-on is *not* the Synik, so we should still be looking forward to it. True?

    Thanks!

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    Ooohhh good question! I loved the concept but couldn’t justify another bag while it was available. Now of course I have several trips coming up it would have been perfect for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x3n0n View Post
    Just checking: I assume the follow-on is *not* the Synik, so we should still be looking forward to it. True?
    True. We're waiting on a component for the design that our supplier is making especially for us. I won't venture an ETA on that (we're just glad they'll make it for us) but once that's in, we'll be good to go.
    Current Carry: The Hero's Journey, Skookum Dog Citizen Canine, Founder's Briefcase, Synapse 19 (day hikes), Guide's Pack (longer day hikes), Yeoman Duffel (winter/emergency stuff for the car), Aeronaut 30 (travel), Night Flight Travel Duffel (camera bag), Moveable Feast + Shop Bags (food)

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    I could have sworn there was a post here asking for more details, but I can't find it now. Copying here for future reference (from the 1050d-vs-525d thread):

    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy View Post
    For example, Tom's Trinity travel bags (due 2020, or whenever we get that custom zipper!) could be made with 1050d, but they look and work much nicer in 525d. Oops: some beans spilled there (I think someone asked here what the name of the "Stowaway replacement" is...so, here you go!)
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    I actually got to see/have the Trinity demoed by Tom himself, though that was quite a while ago! It's one I'm looking forward to. I really liked the Stoway's general shape and capacity, though the bag itself was 200% not for me. I think Trinity(ies) will address this, based on some of Tom's comments!

    (note: I'm trying hard to not say anything here that hasn't been said; it's already been said to be a Stowaway replacement and to be called Trinity! Feel free to delete if this is too much ).

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    Iím also looking forward to it. Letís hope the supplier gets those custom zippers to TB ASAP

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    I'm so curious about this. I'd love something that can be carried as either a shoulder bag or a backpack, and is the right size and shape for a plane bag. The Stowaway was very interesting and I was even more intrigued when I saw someone carrying one the other day. It looked really nice! However, I didn't like the way it opened up as a backpack, and I thought it might be heavy (with all those pockets and folds) for the capacity. I look forward to seeing the new design.
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    Yes can’t wait to hear more!

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    I'm curious to see if the Trinity has a luggage pass-through. When I stopped by the factory last Christmas and looked at a Western Flyer, the gentleman that spoke with me referred to a bag Tom was working on that would have a pass-through, but now I'm not sure if he just meant the Synik.

    My other question is if the Trinity will come out at the same time as a new limited edition halcyon. That would factor heavily into whether I get a new bag or start searching for one of the older Western Flyers with the pass-through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy View Post
    True. We're waiting on a component for the design that our supplier is making especially for us. I won't venture an ETA on that (we're just glad they'll make it for us) but once that's in, we'll be good to go.

    Would you venture to say 2019 or 2020? Im trying to plan purchases accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D. View Post
    Iím also looking forward to it. Letís hope the supplier gets those custom zippers to TB ASAP
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D. View Post
    Would you venture to say 2019 or 2020? Im trying to plan purchases accordingly.
    There's good news re: that custom zipper: we might see the zipper this year, which will allow us to begin the PPB for the Trinity ahead of schedule. Still, it will definitely be 2020 before it's available for pre-order.

    Quote Originally Posted by bchaplin View Post
    However, I didn't like the way it opened up as a backpack, and I thought it might be heavy (with all those pockets and folds) for the capacity. I look forward to seeing the new design.
    The Trinity backpack-mode is quite different than that of the Stowaway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Waterlogged View Post
    I'm curious to see if the Trinity has a luggage pass-through. When I stopped by the factory last Christmas and looked at a Western Flyer, the gentleman that spoke with me referred to a bag Tom was working on that would have a pass-through, but now I'm not sure if he just meant the Synik.

    My other question is if the Trinity will come out at the same time as a new limited edition halcyon. That would factor heavily into whether I get a new bag or start searching for one of the older Western Flyers with the pass-through.
    Yes, the Trinity does have a luggage pass-through. We do expect to offer new 200d Halcyon (lining only) colors in 2020, but it's too early to say whether that will align with the timing for the Trinity.
    Current Carry: The Hero's Journey, Skookum Dog Citizen Canine, Founder's Briefcase, Synapse 19 (day hikes), Guide's Pack (longer day hikes), Yeoman Duffel (winter/emergency stuff for the car), Aeronaut 30 (travel), Night Flight Travel Duffel (camera bag), Moveable Feast + Shop Bags (food)

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    Since I'm a big fan of the Stowaway, I look forward to pre-ordering a Trinity. So far, I really like what I'm hearing about this bag--I wish I lived near TB HQ so I could catch a glimpse of Trinity prototypes.

    When I first saw the Stowaway on the TB website, I thought the backpack mechanism looked awfully awkward. But I ordered it anyway assuming I might take advantage of the $10 return shipping. No way. I fell in love with the Stowaway and it's been my exclusive EDC bag since. And in backpack mode? I use it all the time in airports. One interesting aspect of the clamshell backpack opening is that very little of the backpack Stowaway touches or makes contact with your back. If I'm legging it to make a connecting flight, it doesn't make my back sweaty.

    I've one-bag travelled with the Stowaway on numerous occasions. Once--and this did push my minimalist travel philosophy to the limit--I took a 1 week winter trip via Frontier only using the Stowaway which easily meets their free personal carry on requirements. That little bag taught me how liberating minimalist one-bag travel can be.

    I like the level of organization in the Stowaway, so (personally) I hope the Trinity is similar.

    I'm guessing the dimensions are a little more relaxed on the Trinity--meaning, more height and/or width--but I hope there's a size option that still meets most personal carryon requirements. I find that when I keep it minimal on budget flights, I don't want to risk being asked by the gate agent to pay for a carryon because my bag is a wee bit too large in any one dimension.

    Just for kicks, I've attached a couple photos--how I pack the Stowaway for multi-day trips, and how it looks full packed out at the airport.

    Cheers, Thomas
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    This is equally exciting and frustrating. Iím planning at least one TB order this year (in hopes of getting a Luminary in time for a trip)... but now might have to reconsider my bag options and hold off for the debut of this new bag. Hopefully I can get my hands on one before we leave for a multi-month trip in the spring!


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