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    Sticky: I did the same thing yesterday for an upcoming...

    I did the same thing yesterday for an upcoming trip - but nothing too crazy: Super Mini Mars Red Ghost Whale (travel first aid kit), Super Mini Grass Ghost Whale (cash/card pocket for L15/S25),...
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    I can confirm that a Brompton is a great bike,...

    I can confirm that a Brompton is a great bike, especially for a commute. Iíve done most everything from quick trips around town to 40-mile road rides without any problems. I typically go multimodal...
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    Last night I did a couple of extra packing tests...

    Last night I did a couple of extra packing tests to see if I can one-bag.

    Iím able to fit my packable backpack into the S25 setup quite easily. However, that backpack doesnít have the organization...
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    I had forgotten about the Acela as I live in...

    I had forgotten about the Acela as I live in California; I edited my post to clarify that generally 80mph is the limit. US regulations require positive train control and upgraded crossing...
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    Thanks! I have been looking into office casual...

    Thanks! I have been looking into office casual shoes like the Keen Austin, which are a real possibility. For this particular trip I'd like to have a dressier pair if I need to upgrade for some reason...
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    This has been a good discussion to read. I was a...

    This has been a good discussion to read. I was a little surprised to read that rail travel in Sweden is up significantly over last year.

    As family gets older I will likely be flying and/or driving...
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    The Baggu...

    The Baggu bag is a grocery bag that fits up to two US-standard grocery bags’ worth of product into it. I love them because they pack super flat, unlike a ChicoBag. I love it for groceries but I...
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    Back in the pre-Euro, cash-or-travelers-checks...

    Back in the pre-Euro, cash-or-travelers-checks era, the best packing advice I heard was in three simple steps:

    1. Lay out everything you are intending to pack, including cash.
    2. Double the...
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    I’ll have my phone with me so pictures aren’t an...

    I’ll have my phone with me so pictures aren’t an issue! I like using a phone instead of my SLR for trips like this since I usually want to carry a full set of lenses and I don’t want to carry around...
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    I keep thinking about the Tri-Star. You can fit 3...

    I keep thinking about the Tri-Star. You can fit 3 days of clothes in the outer large portion with a Packing Cube, laptop in a Cache + notebooks in the center pocket, running shoes and a toiletry bag...
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    S25 One-Bag for Europe (test pack)

    I recently completed a four-day trip to Portland, Oregon where all I took was a Tri-Star and a Luminary 15. Neither bag had a lot in it when I departed, but I planned ahead and used the extra...
  12. Feature request: Will we see a Nik’s Wallet #6,...

    Feature request: Will we see a Nik’s Wallet #6, which would be a #5 with a loop attached like a #4?
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    Sticky: The L15 is black/island. Of the pouches I have,...

    The L15 is black/island. Of the pouches I have, the Ghost Whale is black, the double organizer pouch is island, the Q-kits are Burnt Orange and Coyote, and the Pocket Pouch is black/NW sky. All...
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    The great thing about train travel is that there...

    The great thing about train travel is that there are no weight restrictions on luggage; you can generally board with it if you can carry it or roll it on-board and it meets size restrictions. So if...
  15. I handwrite every single packing list. Yes, it’s...

    I handwrite every single packing list. Yes, it’s more work - but the act of handwriting makes me think about each trip and what I think I’ll need.

    I do have some shortcuts. For instance, I have a...
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    Sticky: The L15 has been an excellent pickup but it...

    The L15 has been an excellent pickup but it needed a couple of extra organizational tools; same with my trusty TS and S25. USPS delivered a packet yesterday containing a Clear Organizer Pouch...
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    Sticky: First day with the L15: ...

    First day with the L15:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/8d25057a8c2c9631a28b6129bd698820.jpg

    Still working on the organization.

    The A5 Ghost Whale is holding my inbox of letters....
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    Main bag is either an A45 or a Tri-Star. I will...

    Main bag is either an A45 or a Tri-Star. I will pack the A45 for week-long trips or if I think I need the space upon return. The Tri-Star is nice for shorter trips, though I hate packing it. I’ve...
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    I’ve done two month-long trips solo: one trip...

    I’ve done two month-long trips solo: one trip island-hopping in Greece about 20 years ago, and the second one was to the Netherlands where I bought a used bike and rode across the country (plus added...
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    I bought a L15 for mostly the same reasons as...

    I bought a L15 for mostly the same reasons as @G42 mentioned. I use a S25 for laptop EDC because I have a 15Ē MacBookPro, and thatís about the only size backpack that can handle it well. I have a...
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    Sticky: A man in brown driving a brown truck dropped off...

    A man in brown driving a brown truck dropped off a black/island L15 with one of Nik’s Wallets (#4), a Ghost Whale, and one of each size Q-Kit today. Looking forward to the L15 so I don’t have to...
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    I own a 2016 MacBook Pro 15-inch and had to buy a...

    I own a 2016 MacBook Pro 15-inch and had to buy a S25; the S19 is a tad too small for the laptop. An S19 would fit anything else.

    For cache-with-rails, there are two loops in the inside of the...
  23. Thread: Suitcase?

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    +1 on finding something at...

    +1 on finding something at TJMaxx/Marshalls/Costco. I bought a cheap (Sharper Image) 26" roller for a trip to Banff/Lake Louise because I had to carry some equipment that was not going to fit in the...
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    I wonder how a Maker's Bag made with 525...

    I wonder how a Maker's Bag made with 525 Ballistic would perform....
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    Or even a pair of glasses in a case. I have a...

    Or even a pair of glasses in a case. I have a couple of pairs of glasses in larger cases (7"x3"x2") which fit nice in the S25 side pockets but another post mentioned that an iPhone 6+ with a small...
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