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  1. I actually like the top-loading setup of the BB. ...

    I actually like the top-loading setup of the BB. For me, it makes it easier to get things in a cramped space and helps prevent things spilling out our accidentally due to the zippers going down only...
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    If you are concerned about the S25 size but still...

    If you are concerned about the S25 size but still want more space occasionally, there is also the option to get an S19 and use some of the Bag Hack suggestions to add some space by attaching PCSB or...
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    I agree with @terayon, the EB (Empire Builder /...

    I agree with @terayon, the EB (Empire Builder / retired Zephyr) Horizontal FS is made for the Ego. The smaller Maker's Bag FS would also fit.


    You could also fit a large FS in the front...
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    In the past, this is what I have put in my DLBC...

    In the past, this is what I have put in my DLBC and how it looks filled:
    ...
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    Would more organization help? I found the...

    Would more organization help? I found the Freudian Slips and Field Journal inserts (or something like this as they are retired) help a lot with these bags. I currently rock with small and medium...
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    Welcome to the forum @dannyre I can you tell...

    Welcome to the forum @dannyre

    I can you tell us a bit more about what you carry? From what you have provided, I do not see why everything you need will not fit in a Cadet? I love my Cadet...
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    One other note on the Stowaway option - it will...

    One other note on the Stowaway option - it will be a very tight fit with your laptop in a cache or other sleeve. I have a Lenovo X1 Gen 4 and it is very tight in a TB Cache.

    Hope this helps...
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    If you are going to carry your laptop, leather...

    If you are going to carry your laptop, leather binder and Eagle Creek clothes cube at the same time, I would say that they would not fit.

    The main compartment of the Pilot is only about 2.5" thick...
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    @moriond has an excellent post on fitting the 13...

    @moriond has an excellent post on fitting the 13 rMBP into a ballistic nylon Co-Pilot

    Will the co-pilot fit a rMBP?

    Now, I believe your Dell XPS 13 is a bit shorter (12" vs 12.35") and not as...
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    Welcome to the forum @Costanza ! On the...

    Welcome to the forum @Costanza !

    On the question of how to hold a water bottle when your WF is in backpack mode, what about getting a water bottle holder (there are many out there - I use a...
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    Though I have not tried it, maybe some sticky...

    Though I have not tried it, maybe some sticky backed velcro attached to the bottom part of the Cache and the wall of the backpack may provide enough friction to keep the Cache in the bag but still be...
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    One note on the measurements - they are max...

    One note on the measurements - they are max dimensions for my bag and could be IMHO +/- 1/4" due to the handmade nature of the bags.
    Also, as you put thicker things in, it will stretch the pocket...
  13. I carry my 14" Lenovo x1 Yoga laptop in the main...

    I carry my 14" Lenovo x1 Yoga laptop in the main compartment pocket. I put it in the Thule 13" Case that fits it.
    However, if I were to put my laptop in bare, I might invest in some corrugated...
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    For the WF front pocket max dimensions: Bottom...

    For the WF front pocket max dimensions:

    Bottom Front Pocket - 10" wide by 8.5" tall (the top of the pocket goes above the zipper for it)
    Top Front Pocket - 10" wide by 10" tall
    Waterbottle...
  15. I will double check but they are the same size...

    I will double check but they are the same size (both bags use 2 sizes). The black color or the TS ones hide their size better. Also, the TS has more of the smaller zippers in the front where you...
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    Here is a thread where @Ilkyway and I tried to...

    Here is a thread where @Ilkyway and I tried to carry 2 backpacks - one on our backs and the other carried using a Shoulder Strap. Here is the thread:

    Carrying 2 Backpacks

    Here is a picture...
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    When I travel with my TriStar and S25, I just...

    When I travel with my TriStar and S25, I just carry my S25 via the handle or hook my arms through the shoulder straps. This way I can carry the heavier bag on my back. There have been ways that I...
  18. I downsized from a TriStar / S25 to a A30 /...

    I downsized from a TriStar / S25 to a A30 / Ristretto combo for 4-5 trips. It was successful for me. However, I did only carry a 14" laptop. The A30 could hold a 15.6" laptop if I unzipped one...
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    @N3FOL - welcome to the forum. Agree...

    @N3FOL - welcome to the forum.

    Agree completely with @travelman.

    The EB is a very well designed old school laptop briefcase that can carry large laptops (15.6"-17").
    I like that it stands up...
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    A happy belated Welcome to the Forum @MattPanda !...

    A happy belated Welcome to the Forum @MattPanda !

    You are correct in your observation that the Halycon versions of an TB bag has more flexibility or give and i would suggest getting a Pilot in...
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    For the Cache, I would suggest the 15a unless...

    For the Cache, I would suggest the 15a unless someone has tried your size laptop in a 15b.
    My T510 which is a bit thicker than your laptop but similar dimensions otherwise just fits in the 15a....
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    I have a T510 Thinkpad (14.8" x 9.8" x1.4" if I...

    I have a T510 Thinkpad (14.8" x 9.8" x1.4" if I recall) and if I try to fit it into my Pilot, it really stretches things - too much IMHO. Plus - your laptop will have no padding or protection. It...
  23. Is the 15" MBP 10.5" deep? That is the depth for...

    Is the 15" MBP 10.5" deep? That is the depth for the discontinued 17" version and not the 15" MBP from what I read on the Apple website. I see the 2012 MBP as being 9.7" wide and all later versions...
  24. I am glad my post helped. For the dangling...

    I am glad my post helped.

    For the dangling strap question, there have been many thread on how people do this - Velcro, Web Dominators (@ceb mentions these 2 good options - Web Dominators seem to...
  25. If it helps, I look at the pockets / no pockets...

    If it helps, I look at the pockets / no pockets benefits at a slightly different angle (apologies if another forum member has already posted on what I wrote below - so many good posts!)

    My goal...
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