Brain Bag on stage at Bumbershoot

Brain Bag at Bumbershoot

Daniel Walker’s Brain Bag just before his show w/ Red Jacket Mine at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle.

pegolas: My Very Own Western Flyer

My Very Own Western Flyer

“Our first trip will be a boring two days in Columbus for work, followed by a mini break in NYC next month for a weekend. That’ll be a piece of cake.

I’m reallllly looking forward to trying to use her (apparently my luggage has a gender) for next year’s vacation to Paris (with a stop in London, of course). Can’t wait to see how much I can cram into this bag.”

Read the full thread in the Forums. See also: the Western Flyer.

How to pack a men’s suit in the Tri-Star

Miking’s method:

How to pack a suit in luggage

dwright17’s method:

“I did the method where you fold one shoulder over the other, turning the jacket inside out, and leaving the sleeves to hang naturally inside (don’t stuff one into the other). Then either fold it in half or in thirds. I didn’t put it in plastic, as the instructions I read said the plastic would make it move around, which is what causes the wrinkles. You’re supposed to have it packed fairly snug against other items, and the “inside out” part of the jacket serves as the barrier that I believe most people are looking for with the plastic covers. The jacket didn’t even need to hang in the steamy bathroom before wearing. You can find a video of this method on YouTube. Worked like a charm!”

GQ trippin: Girl’s Weekend Getaway Packing List

Girl's Weekend Getaway Packing List

“6 weekend getaways in 6 months, I have finally got it down!

I rarely brag about anything, but I am pretty awesome when it comes to packing. It was especially easy when we were traveling for an entire year living out of a carry-on size backpack. But when it came to the weekend trip, for some reason, packing was so much harder. At least for one year, I never had to worry about what I’m wearing because I would cycle the same four t-shirts over and over. With a weekend, it’s like you need an outfit for every day. An outfit for the day and one for night. It’s embarrassing to be caught wearing something the same shirt twice in a weekend, right?”

Read the full post — complete with a packing list and more photos — at GQ trippin.

Synapse 19 and Synapse 25: Back to Back

Synapse 19 and Synapse 25: Back to Back

A side-by-side comparison of the Synapse 19 and Synapse 25. Read dorayme’s entire post in the TOM BIHN Forums. See also: the Synapse 19 and Synapse 25.

Mason’s EDC

Ristretto to Namibia

With the Ristretto.

Headed to school with the Synapse…

With the Synapse 19.

Makes a great cooler…

Brain Bag at Stone Mountain, Georgia

Brain Bag Stone Mountain Georgia

Thanks to Markus Whitworth for the photo.