Shoulder strap packing cube on top of Pilot.
Shoulder strap packing cube on top of Pilot.
I like your Iberian Packing Cube Backpack. Did you get the Cardinal Western Flyer just before that model disappeared? (It was available in the WF for a while after the notice that Cardinal Ballistic Nylon was being retired.)
Last edited by moriond; 02-04-2014 at 03:42 PM.
@ WMW40: fantastic pics of the inside of the Pilot! Makes me really want to love Solar.
Solar key strap, I'm in. Anything bigger and I just don't "swoon" as quoted in this thread. Nordic is a complete other story. I am waiting for the day 200D appears as the lining of one of these bags.
Favorite: Steel/Steel Little Swift * Latest: Black Halcyon/Northwest Sky Side Kick *
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I do wonder what they must be thinking!
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@moriond: I am new to owning Tom Bihn, as I just got the Western Flyer a couple of months ago. I got it primarily because I wanted something a bit smaller than my Red Oxx Sky Train so that I wouldn't be tempted to overpack and have a bag that weighed heavily on my back. And now with the Pilot, I have something even smaller than the Western Flyer for when I want to travel ultra ultra light. Thank you for your tips on the pockets and organizers. There are so many to chose from I'm still trying to see what works for me. I did get the packing cubes for the Pilot and Western Flyer as well as a travel sack, travel tray, 3D packing cube and a couple of pouches. I'll see how I'm going to use all of these on my next trip.
This thread is making me want a Side Effect. Damnit, I thought I was finished.
Pilot, Co-Pilot, Synapse 25, Side Effect,small shop bag, large shop bag, travel tray, 3D Organizer Cube
MelissaL-- don't you know? With Tom Bihn bags you are never finished!!!! (I'm agonizing over a TriStar)
Last edited by moriond; 02-05-2014 at 12:00 PM.
It's here! It's beautiful! (Steel/UV).
Some specific things I was answering on Ravelry about the water bottle pocket:
The water bottle pocket fits (left to right) a 16 Oz Klean Kanteen with cafe lid, an insulated Contigo, a 24 oz Tervis, and my tall non-insulated Contigo. (sorry don’t know the sizes of the Contigos. Both were bought at Costco). I thought for sure, with the weird handle things on top, the white Tervis and purple Contigo would not fit, but they do. I did have to turn the purple Contigo sideways.
It is just the right size. Larger than the Co-Pilot, but not enough to make it feel like a different bag. Shown here with Black/Plum Swift and Black/UV Co-Pilot
Facing the Pilot, the pocket to right of the water bottle pocket has a narrow black ultra suede lined pocket next to the pen/pencil slots…. perfect for glasses!
On the other side, a large black ultra suede pocket fits an iPad Mini (not in case) perfectly.
I can't wait to start packing it for my upcoming conference. I specifically want to see if I can get away with only taking the Pilot. I will have to look "professional", travel by plane (thus I will want to bring knitting), and will have to carry stuff with me all day (hotel is offsite from main events).
Last edited by gochicken; 02-05-2014 at 01:08 PM.
Satisfied owner of: Azalea Swift & LS, Blk/Plum Swift, Cork LS, Blk/UV LS, Synapse 19 & Co-Pilot, Steel/UV Pilot, Fst/Stl Tri-Star, Fst/Blk/UV SA, UV PCSB, Plum SE, FJN, & SCB, Aubergine WF, LS & Kit, Trvl Trays, Passport Pouches, and Shop Bags in all colors , Multiplying OPs
My Pilot shipped last Thursday 1/30 with a delivery date of Thursday 2/6. So, today I eagerly checked the latest UPS tracking information and it stated that deliver information was not available due to, “Late Train”. Sort of frustrating and funny at the same time, but at this point all I can hope is that the stagecoach is on time.
gochicken's size comparison photos are extremely informative and well-done. The steel-ballistic exterior and ultraviolet-dyneema interior on gochicken's new Pilot looks fantastic, BTW.
Seeing what will fit into the pilot if used as a weekend (or longer) bag. Inside the large packing cube I bundled: long sleeve T, fleece sweater, long sleeve polo, two pairs of underwear and a swimsuit. I did bundle tighter than in larger bags. I then folded the jeans on top of the bundle. When I tried to bundle the jeans with the other clothes, the bundle was too bulky for the large packing cube. This was about the max amount of clothing the cube would hold although you could fit more if you packed thinner clothes (no jeans or sweater). The packed bundle fit nicely into the Pilot without making it bulge. I'd highly recommend the packing cube if using the Pilot for clothes.
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Bags: Western Flyer, Pilot, Brain Bag, Medium Café Bag