The Empire Builder thread in the Packing List section of the TOM BIHN Forums helps give one a good sense of what our Empire Builder briefcase can hold. lpotr4, Larry, and pstemari have all posted impressive packing lists. Click “Read More…” to read crpeck’s packing list – the latest addition to the thread – or view the full thread here.
Above: a customer with his Empire Builder in Afghanistan.
I used my Empire Builder for a 4 day/3 night business trip last week. Dress was business casual. It worked out well, since my transportation was mostly all Air & Train (MARTA). Here’s the list:
15″ Eagle Creek Packit Folder containing:
Tom Bihn Aeronaut large packing cube containing:
Eagle Creek pack-it half tube cube containing:
3-1-1 Ziploc bag, containing:
Under the Outside Flap
The Long Zippered Pocket contained various papers, and, the training manual I got at my destination.
The Large Pouch contained:
The back “pocket” contained a day bag from a conference I went to years ago (it folds up small, is very light & thin).
All in all this worked out well, everything fit perfectly.