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    Brain Bag Questions

    First post in a long time, still loving all my TB products

    I'm looking at getting a Brain Bag for an upcoming trip to Cozumel. I'll be using a Western Flyer and our 2 Co-Pilots. I have a Synapse 25 but it won't be big enough for my wife, she's not as minimal as I am with clothes, haha! I've thought about an Aeronaut 45 but I like the organizational pockets of a backpack way better. Assuming the BB will fit in the above compartment on US flights to Mexico.

    Question: what large packing cubes work the best in the Brain Bag's 2 large compartments? Does the large Snake Charmer fit in the front pockets? Thanks for the help!
    Family, Guitar, Design, Travel....get after it!

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    I use an Aeronaut 45 large packing cube in either Brain Bag main compartment. It fits well and just happened to be what I already owned.

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    I've used the Pilot large cube and a PCSB in combination with one another. A couple or PCSBs and a size 4 TSS in either of the main pockets.

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    Thanks for the feedback! Does the large Snake Charmer fit in the front side pockets or the small one?
    Family, Guitar, Design, Travel....get after it!

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    I don't have/use a Snake Charmer so I can't help out with that one. Sorry

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    I also don’t have a large Snake Charmer, so sorry I cannot answer that part of your question.

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    I asked a TB staffer to go physically check, and he said the smaller snake charmer was a better fit for the side pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBadD View Post
    I use an Aeronaut 45 large packing cube in either Brain Bag main compartment. It fits well and just happened to be what I already owned.
    I do this, too (I have the laundry version) and there's still room on top to store something else, like a SC or something like that.

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    Does anybody travel with the Brain Bag as their main clothing bag?
    Family, Guitar, Design, Travel....get after it!

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    I have on several occasions done so. I tend to pack on the lighter side and I use packing cubes liberally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff A View Post
    Does anybody travel with the Brain Bag as their main clothing bag?
    Yes quite often for short 1-3 night business trips.

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    I have, with the large A45 laundry packing cube in the back pocket. That holds 4-5 days worth of clothes.

    In the front large compartment, I'll have a jacket (depending on the season), plus my MCB as my personal item while flying.

    My small travel tray, containing my nightstand "go-bag" worth of medications and phone/watch chargers, go in the weird top compartment on the front face of the bag.

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    I use the Brain Bag as my main clothing bag. I pack my shirts, socks, etc. in TB packing cubes in the front main compartment; and roll my pants, sweatpants (for sleeping), and light jacket in the back compartment. The Brain Bag is the best!!!

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    I’ve used the BB as a one-bag clothing, toiletries, etc bag. It works well, and I’m not a light packer. Just be careful. Overpacked, and it’s hard to fit into some overhead bins.
    S19, Pilot, S25, SE, NFTD, SCB, LCB, LS- in that order, all in Halcyon. Newest: Brain Bag. Oh, and some Shop Bags and Travel Cubelets. And some pouches. And a couple of Organizer Wallets. And a SSK. And some stuff sacks. And a laundry sack. But I'm not hooked on TB.

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    The best way to pack clothes in the Brain Bag is to use Packing Cubes.

    I use Packing Cube Backpacks, an Halcyon Daylight Backpack can also be used. Two Packing Cubes Shoulder Bags can be stacked on top of each other for socks, base garments, extra pair of shoes...

    The new Laundry Packing Cubes can also be used, Passagere suggested A45 Large ones.

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