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    Folks have been traveling under much worse...

    Folks have been traveling under much worse conditions with less capable gear for decades. Poncho, simple pack cover. Unless, of course, you’re just jonesin’ for a new toy. I’ve had waterproof packs....
  2. Live on our public radio system here in Boise,...

    Live on our public radio system here in Boise, Idaho. It was wonderful.
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    You can spend hours researching packing lists for...

    You can spend hours researching packing lists for gender, climate, season, local customs, and other criteria but not number of days. That’s often three days of clothing, four days of underwear, and...
  4. G42 is a writer, too. Well done.

    G42 is a writer, too. Well done.
  5. G42: And what about us fourth dimensional...

    G42: And what about us fourth dimensional travelers?
    The OP’s question took me back to the catalog pages for both products where I gazed longingly at the photos and played the video clips many...
  6. See the catalog, plenty of photos and links to...

    See the catalog, plenty of photos and links to promotional clips:
    https://www.tombihn.com/collections/travel-bags/products/aeronaut-45?variant=34039227783...
  7. You can see dozens of clips of the A45 in use on...

    You can see dozens of clips of the A45 in use on YouTube and various online travel forums. It is a popular buy-for -life bag and I like mine and my A30. I have no experience with the TriStar but it...
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    Off topic, sort of: The value of diaries is...

    Off topic, sort of:
    The value of diaries is inestimable. Here is a link to one of my favorite blogs, Notebook Stories. The internal link takes you to an engaging article at The New York Times. ...
  9. Hehehe. The value of a bidet is only surpassed by...

    Hehehe. The value of a bidet is only surpassed by its comfort.
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    I have done some mock-travel outings with the...

    I have done some mock-travel outings with the Icon, getting in and out of the car, placing the bag under my seat, slinging it in and out of the backseat in an effort to simulate plane and bus travel....
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    I thought this thread was about keeping personal...

    I thought this thread was about keeping personal journals! Do that, too! You can write on your computer or iPad but look around the house to find those Moleskine notebooks you bought on a whim and...
  12. I also have taken my 5th gen iPad on many...

    I also have taken my 5th gen iPad on many excursions in the small Café. Sometimes the iPad goes with a cover but more often these days it goes naked. There is also room in the rear pocket for your...
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    BonMot, thanks for you post. Critiques are...

    BonMot, thanks for you post. Critiques are necessary and your observations might help potential A30 purchasers make a better decision. However, the you are giving us a list of features--perceived as...
  14. When I was working as a professional photographer...

    When I was working as a professional photographer and video guy, I had specific bags and cases for certain tasks. The specialization was necessary depending on the amount of gear required and the...
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    I’m in boise, Idaho. The Boise State Broncos are...

    I’m in boise, Idaho. The Boise State Broncos are orange and blue. I take great joy in wearing all shades of orange and fluorescents while not giving a fig for anyone’s college sports.

    Wear what...
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    Rick Steves 21-day Best of Europe tour coming up...

    Rick Steves 21-day Best of Europe tour coming up in October 2020. I'm planning and hoping that this worldwide freakout has b down over or become a reasonable risk in which case I could have the...
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    I'd go with one of the clear bags. I have two in...

    I'd go with one of the clear bags. I have two in my Bacchetta's seat bag. You won't realize the convenience of being able to see inside the thing until you're rooting around for a specific item. A...
  18. For locking zipper pulls, I prefer locking-gate...

    For locking zipper pulls, I prefer locking-gate carabiners. Beefy and a bit obvious. Not inexpensive but oh-so-cool. These types of devices put a thin layer of complexity between an opportunistic...
  19. Business travel is a bit different than leisure...

    Business travel is a bit different than leisure exploration. You might explore anti-theft products from outfits like PacSafe and research the many practices that help deter theft. Your attention to...
  20. Mostly a 45 liter bag (MLC45 but often the A30)...

    Mostly a 45 liter bag (MLC45 but often the A30) and a 18-25 liter backpack.
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    I have a Patagonia MLC45 and a TB Aero30. They...

    I have a Patagonia MLC45 and a TB Aero30. They see equal usage and I really enjoy the compact efficiency of the A30 but I am never concerned about underpacking the MLC45. Cubes keep items organized...
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    Knotting parador is a fun little hobby, true. But...

    Knotting parador is a fun little hobby, true. But you can easily replace your TB pulls with a $5 kit:

    https://www.tombihn.com/products/cord-zipper-pulls?variant=16560980743

    You can find zipper...
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    Everything I travel with and wear while traveling...

    Everything I travel with and wear while traveling is insanely and obnoxiously bright, neon, fluorescent. When the bus is getting ready to leave, I want some to ask, "Hey/ where's that funny old guy...
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    A carryover from bicycling. The usual color for...

    A carryover from bicycling. The usual color for cyclists is neon green or yellow so I naturally went after fluorescent orange for jerseys, sox, and jackets. Trying to find blaze orange apparel na...
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    I have the A30 in orange and recently acquired...

    I have the A30 in orange and recently acquired the Icon in red. My theory on bags (and clothing) is the more obnoxious and glaringly obvious the color, the happier I am. I wish TB had some neon...
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