“i ended up carrying the aeronaut and ruck’s sac on my trip to india, and this worked out quite well. the ruck’s sac only came along as a last minute decision was made for me to carry my macbook inside a soft cell inside the ruck’s sac. but i’m glad i brought it because i packed everything i needed in-flight and in-train in the ruck’s sac and left the rest of the stuff in the aeronaut (even though i didn’t check in the aeronaut).
i also carried my liquids and other bathroom items inside of a clear quarter packing cube, and i was able to put this through the security screenings at washington dulles, and paris charles de gaulle airport without needing to move the liquids into a separate ziplock bag.
inside the aeronaut was a packing cube backpack. this worked out really well, because i did a little shopping while i was in india . so i checked in the aeronaut on my way back, and i carried the packing cube backpack and the ruck’s sac as my carry-on’s.”