“The Western Flyer received a lot of abuse during the trip. We took a total of ten airline flights, spent time in buses, and bounced around in safari vehicles, and everything stayed protected and in its proper location. I appreciated the waterproof design of this bag when it was with me on an open safari vehicle at Kruger National Park one day and I neglected to cover it up during a rainstorm. The zippers are gasketed and waterproof, so nothing touched the electronic gear, even though I was drenched.” – Read the full article, complete with pictures, here.
The above article was covered by Gadling, who noted:
“To carry all the kit, he did something I’m very much in agreement with – he packed it in a Tom Bihn Western Flyer bag. You might remember that Tom Bihn captured our attention last year with their Checkpoint Flyer bag, which left us so impressed that it became one of our top 25 travel products of 2008.“
The article is also being discussed in our own forums by keb, who added:
“Did almost exactly this with the western flyer on a family trip to mexico, except that in addition to the electronics craziness also had a clear quarter packing cube with first aid materials on one side and toiletries on the other. Even included a 32-disc DVD carrier. Padded organizer pouches are awesome for added protection for iPods, etc. I recently figured out that the Snake Charmer fits vertically into one end of the Western Flyer very nicely in either half of the front compartment, with room for a TB Kit and Oakley sunglass case, so that may give even more efficiency next time.”