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    Convertible Packing Cube/Backpack

    I just now received this bag and it's great. Bigger than I anticipated, even having read the description and measurements. It has 2 compartments - a big one on top and a smaller, narrow one on the bottom. It's amazingly light and will easily fit anywhere when empty. I am going to give it a workout tomorrow as I am traveling to Nebraska and will use it as a personal carry-on item. On this trip I need to use a max-carry-on sized wheeled bag which has a compartment to hold a laptop and accessories as well as main compartment for other things. Unfortunately the wheeled bag will have to go under the plane as carry-on luggage - the plane is a small regional jet and the overhead bins are too small for this bag to fit. (I am going to miss my Western Flyer greatly!!) My small laptop and a few other in cabin essentials (book, iPhone, snacks, etc) will go in the convertible once I clear security. I let y'all know how it works in this capacity.
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    Decided to actually use the cube/backpack as it was intended. It holds a large amount as a packing cube. Since I was using a new/different bag, I was able to also pack the smaller narrow compartment on the bottom of the cube. Almost everything i was carrying fit in the cube (4 shirts, 1 pair shorts, 1 pair slacks, pj's - yeah, I know -- 3 pair underwear and socks, workout clothing). Before putting in the bag, I wandered around using it as a backpack - surprisingly comfortable - and easy to get on and off. It's well constructed and amazingly light when empty. Used it today around town after arriving yesterday. Carried a light jacket and a few other odds and ends, and used it to carry my workout gear to the gym. I think this bag is going to be a winner! Now if it came in a color other than gray.....

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    Excellent feedback -- thank you! Linked to it on the blog.

    FYI: I just received an email from a customer who successfully stowed their Western Flyer in the overhead compartment of Canadair Regional Jet 150 and CRJ 900.

    You'll see new Dyneema colors in November. First will be Yellow.
    Current Carry: Founder's Briefcase (every day carry), Small Cafe Bag (every day carry), Shop Bags (groceries, extra random stuff), Aeronaut 45 (travel), Synapse 19 (day hikes), Smart Alec (longer day hikes), Skookum Dog Road Duffel (Medium) (travel), Clear Organizer Wallet, Travel Stuff Sacks, Organizer Cubes

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    Thanks Darcy. The bag I needed to use was a carry-on max sized wheeled bag - I weartest some prototype bags - no way was it going to fit in a CRJ 200 I was flying. I would have killed to be able to use my WF. But the bag I used was large enough to essentially pack a loaded backpack. The convertible cube/backpack was perfect here. The cube/backpack continues to work well as a daypack around town. Yellow? Hmmm.....


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