“Had some time this afternoon, so I’m dropping some pics of my new Empire Builder! I know everyone loves pics to help with their decision making process (I know I am obsessive about ‘em), so here we go…!”
The Packing Cube Backpack (Tri-Star/Western Flyer) is a dual-purpose packing cube: in preparation for and during your journey, use it to organize and pack your clothing inside the Tri-Star — just like how you’d use our Large Tri-Star Packing Cube. When you reach your destination and it’s time to leave the Tri-Star in the hotel or hostel, you can remove the contents of the Packing Cube Backpack and right-side it out, transforming it into a backpack with two compartments, an O-ring, and webbing backpack straps that are surprisingly comfortable for lighter loads. Also available is the Packing Cube Backpack (Aeronaut).
Lani Teshima of The Travelite FAQ successfully packed everything she needed for a nine-day trip to Japan the Synapse. Wow.
“Wow. The Checkpoint Flyer turned out to be worth every penny.
On my recent trip I had to clear numerous airport security setups. In the US, everywhere let me just send my unclipped Checkpoint Flyer right through. One TSA agent even took a closer look and made a comment that it was a terrific bag. He loved how it unfolded so easily. Only in Canada did I have to take the laptop out of the bag. The bag definitely earned its name–I flew through security.
The front zippered pockets were perfect for accessing small items during my flights (the entire, stuffed bag fit easily under the seat). The travel document pocket was definitely appreciated. I also liked the two zippered “secret” pockets between the laptop bag and the main compartment. I kept my financial items in that section.
The quality of construction and well-thought out components made this purchase a worthwhile value instead of a luxury item. I’ll be using this bag quite a bit!”