Stephan’s bags/accessories from the Tri-Star video

Tri-Star "one bag" travel luggage

After we posted the Tri-Star video in the Forums, adamwebb asked for a list of the accessories shown. Great idea, we thought. Here’s that list:

Stephan’s bags: Tri-Star in Steel Iberian, Absolute Shoulder Strap, Tri-Star Packing Cubes in Large, Medium, and Small All Fabric, two Size 1 Travel Stuff Sacks in Steel, Horizontal Brain Cell Size 15″ MacBook Pro Retina, Travel Tray in Steel, 3D Clear Organizer Cube in Navy, the included (with the Tri-Star) 8″ Key Strap in Black, an additional 8″ Key Strap in Black, 16″ Key Strap in Black, Cache for iPad mini, Clear Organizer Pouch in Mini, and RFID Blocking Passport Pouch.

Times in the video you can jump ahead and see specific accessories/how they’re used:

0:22 – Packing Cube, Tri-Star, Large

0:35 – Horizontal Brain Cell, Size 15″ MacBook Pro Retina

0:38 – Size 1 Travel Stuff Sack, Steel

0:48 – Travel Tray, Steel

0:49 – Two Size 1 Travel Stuff Sacks in Steel are put on one side of the Horizontal Brain Cell in the main compartment of the Tri-Star

0:53 – The Travel Tray, cinched shut, is put on the other size of the Horizontal Brain Cell in the main compartment

1:00 – Packing Cube, Tri-Star, Medium

1:01 – Packing Cube, Tri-Star, Small All Fabric (with a pair of Size 12 Merrells)

1:07 – 3D Clear Organizer Cube, Navy

1:09 – 16″ Key Strap in Black clipped to an o-ring inside of the Tri-Star clipped to the 3D Clear Organizer Cube

1:13 – Cache for iPad mini

1:16 – Clear Organizer Pouch, Mini (with earbuds)

1:19 – RFID Blocking Passport Pouch, Steel, tethered with an 8″ Key Strap in Black

1:32 – Absolute Shoulder Strap

And once more: the Tri-Star video

Video: One Woman’s Minimalist / Ultralight Synapse Packing List

Video by Allison Levine of Off The Blueprint. Read her detailed packing list and advice here and/or discuss the video with Allison in the Forums. See also: the Synapse 19.

Video: the Tri-Star

One bag travel with our Tri-Star carry-on bag.

Backcountry Treks: A Bag to Travel the World (Synapse 25)

Justin Lukasavige of Backcountry Treks reviews the Synapse 25:

“In the video above I traveled to Seattle for a three day trip, packing everything (including laptop) in only one bag. This summer I’ll be traveling throughout Asia and again, only bringing the Synapse 25.”

Video: the Side Effect

Starring Lulu (Quality Assurance) and Scott (Shipping Lead and editor of this video) and shot on location in our Seattle factory.

Think of the Side Effect as a deluxe, tricked out, fully organizable 3D Organizer Cube. The main compartment zips with two sliders; inside the main compartment are two O-rings set dead center and two open-top organizer pockets sized for your phone, a small notebook, or a wallet. The open space in the main compartment can fit larger items: 8-oz water bottle, small camera, sunglasses, power supplies, souvenirs. And it can be carried four different ways: via the included 5/8″ Shoulder Strap, the optional Waist Strap, optional Handle Loop, or clipped inside of a larger bag via a Key Strap.

Video: the Smart Alec backpack

Nik’s Smart Alec:
Black/Black/Steel with the Glowire in Lime Green. Included reflective bungee attached.

Chris’s Smart Alec:
Black/Steel/Steel with two 1″ GateKeeper Straps.

Ayva’s Smart Alec:
Black/Aubergine/Wasabi with Upper Modular Pocket in Aubergine, Lower Modular Pocket in Aubergine.

Video: How the Q-AM Shoulder Strap Works

With the Q-AM (Quick-Adjust Messenger) Shoulder Strap, you can wear your messenger bag slung low on the hip or, with a quick tug, cinch the strap up snug so the bag rides high on your back. Here’s how it works. (Shown with our Ego messenger bag.)

Video: Packing Strategy for the Synapse 25

Our Synapse 25 backpack is shown loaded with our various optional organizational pouches.

Bottom exterior pocket: Snake Charmer (Wasabi)
Left and right exterior front pockets: Travel Stuff Sacks, Size 1 (Steel)
Top exterior pocket: Mini Padded Organizer Pouch (or any other Mini Organizer Pouch, Pocket Pouch, or Clear Organizer Wallet)
Exterior water bottle pocket: Travel Stuff Sack, Size 2 (Wasabi)
Main compartment: 2 Medium Tri-Star Packing Cubes (could alternately fit 4 Small Tri-Star Packing Cubes), 3D Mesh Organizer Cube (3D Dyneema or 3D Clear would work as well) in Olive tethered with a Key Strap in Wasabi.

Synapse 25 Packing Strategy

In stock: Camera I-O

Thanks to our crew, the Camera I-O is back in stock and ready to ship within one business day.

Dan Bihn — Tom’s brother — made this series of videos for us that demonstrate how the Camera I-O is used. Dan was recently interviewed by Alexander Fox of 5D Film Making and Crew of One — check it out and read Dan’s take on what it’s like to work solo on complex film projects.

Eric’s Video Reviews: Aeronaut, Tri-Star, Western Flyer

Eric has four of our travel bags — two Aeronauts, a Tri-Star, and a Western Flyer — and he’s made several videos about them designed to help you choose which bag is right for you.

In this, the first video, Eric shows the Aeronaut in both 1050d ballistic nylon and 400d Dyneema®/420d nylon ripstop and explains the differences between the two materials. Also shown are Aeronaut Packing Cubes.

We’ll post Eric’s other videos next week, but if you (understandably) don’t want to wait, here are links to the other two: Tri-Star and Western Flyer and Western Flyer.

See also:
Discuss Eric’s videos on our Forums
Aeronaut, Tri-Star, and Western Flyer