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  1. I always thought the metal hardware was a selling...

    I always thought the metal hardware was a selling point. But those updated clips do look great!
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    I've used the large and small A30 cubes in both a...

    I've used the large and small A30 cubes in both a B&R baseline widebody (fits fine--use stuff sacks and another miscellany to fill the rest of the space) and Rimowa Cabin (fits very well).
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    The drop is pretty terrifying. I've used a...

    The drop is pretty terrifying.

    I've used a simple Apecase (https://amzn.to/2sgyZAB) in lieu of a Tenba insert because I liked the color better. But in the end, found that it was too bulky...
  4. Wow--I didn't expect to see that! More uses for...

    Wow--I didn't expect to see that! More uses for duct tape--I can't sew either, but I like these duct tape solutions.
  5. When traveling domestically, I use a Side Effect...

    When traveling domestically, I use a Side Effect which fits in the vertical water bottle pocket or the main compartment...honestly, usually the main compartment. I like it because it's a little...
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    This was actually the first thing I thought when...

    This was actually the first thing I thought when impossible to guess. Made of something like those reflective jackets from Stone Island that go from black to rainbow...

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  7. I've put a pair of shoes in there (just in shoe...

    I've put a pair of shoes in there (just in shoe covers, no fancy shoe cube). The PCSB also fits if packed properly. Otherwise, a side-effect and a few extra things go well there.

    I believe the...
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    Love that Benchmade--one of the all time great...

    Love that Benchmade--one of the all time great EDC knives ever made.

    That's also an interesting makeshift wallet.
  9. Got back from an overnight trip with my Synik and...

    Got back from an overnight trip with my Synik and I'm thinking it was just the way I had the bag set up last time. I had the straps cinched up pretty tight and a lot of weight in the bottom outside...
  10. Just got the note from Matthew--extremely...

    Just got the note from Matthew--extremely responsive customer service!

    I don't want to condemn the straps yet--I'll travel with it a few more times first and pay more attention to them and how...
  11. After reading this, I'm starting to wonder...

    After reading this, I'm starting to wonder whether I was just being soft and unable to carry a fully loaded 30L pack comfortably on my back b/c I need to hit the gym more...or if it actually is...
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    Ah, it might just be the extra inch. I've had a...

    Ah, it might just be the extra inch. I've had a lot of success with the side access (the only one I use) with my Lenovo Thinkpad (14") and an iPad Pro in the compartment at the same time. And while...
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    Matching sets always have a certain charm to...

    Matching sets always have a certain charm to them. :)
  14. I have both the A30 and S30. I do prefer...

    I have both the A30 and S30.

    I do prefer carrying the A30 as a backpack or by the top handle. I use the absolute strap sometimes, but don't find it to be that comfortable when loaded up. And...
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    This doesn't help in your case (for which I am...

    This doesn't help in your case (for which I am sorry), but for anyone wondering about the S30, I am currently traveling with a 14" Thinkpad and the 12.9" iPad Pro in a Supcase w pen attached, both...
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    NICE! This method is far easier than the kludge...

    NICE! This method is far easier than the kludge I used. It's one of those situations where you wish you had thought of that yourself.
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    I assume you are referring to my post above? ...

    I assume you are referring to my post above?
    1. Fold the paracord in half
    2. Guide the two free ends through the top near the slider
    3. Put the folded end through the bottom eyelet (the "across"...
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    Zipper Pulls

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191012/01ba347001396f3e534b89aad44f1c82.jpg

    Since cutting the metal tabs is irreversible, I've done this with the standard length pulls. Has the same effect of...
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    In case anyone was wondering how the Synik 30...

    In case anyone was wondering how the Synik 30 fits on rollaboard handles (as I feared that the bag might be too tall to go through all the way). It happens to fit perfectly on the Rimowa Cabin and...
  20. Yep--this is what I was going for. Optionality...

    Yep--this is what I was going for. Optionality is a win.

    I didn't even realize my Aeronaut came with a chest strap...I must have removed it that quickly.
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    I have a tile slim and it fits the Minimalist...

    I have a tile slim and it fits the Minimalist wallet. Indeed, the #4 is the version you want (and the one I also got for that very transit reason). I actually don't carry my minimalist wallet--went...
  22. Absolutely in the same boat on both counts: (1)...

    Absolutely in the same boat on both counts: (1) too many shoulder straps that I will never use (e.g. the side kick straps b/c I only ever wanted to use them as pouches--same with the Travel Cubelet),...
  23. The adding of the oring is the challenging part. ...

    The adding of the oring is the challenging part. But you can use a wire dopp or a Magpul Daka in there and it's fine.

    Back to the OP, thank you for this comparison. I also have a 34L GR2 that I...
  24. This is pretty exciting. Synik pre-ordered--look...

    This is pretty exciting. Synik pre-ordered--look forward to these.

    I've been using ITW web dominators for a long time, then moved to Strapeez, which are actually incredible...and admittedly...
  25. I thought about matching my packing cubes to each...

    I thought about matching my packing cubes to each other, but never to the bag interior. I actually like the way that a contrasting set of cubes look in a bag. My favorite is my A30 with a neutral...
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