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    I have both the 25 and the 19.
    I am 5'10 and I find that with either bag I prefer not filling them more than about 3/4 full.

    I use the 19 for very short hikes, walking the dogs then needing a place to put my sweater when it gets warm, walking around museums when I don't want to use my copilot off to side, etc.

    For a plane trip, a medium hike or a full day out touring around a European city I definitely use my S25.

    On plane rides I've gotten to use my "toms slippers" after I take off my shoes and walk around, when I'm ready to land I slide a thin sock around each one and slip them on either side of my "e bags slim lunch box. Misc items r distributed between the pockets and my snake charmer which fits into the bottom section.

    At times, such as in a museum that doesn't allow backpacks around the galleries I have at the ready my medium cafe bag or steel dyneema copilot ( which sits wonderfully at the bottom of the main compartment bring used as a packing cube.) which then comes out as I check in the S25.

    One side note, when I'm doing this "nesting" thing with the CoPilot in the S25 I find that the standard shoulder strap is more manageable as a stored item than my absolute strap.

    I could ramble on, but I've got to get back to work.

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailhiker View Post

    On plane rides I've gotten to use my "toms slippers" after I take off my shoes and walk around, when I'm ready to land I slide a thin sock around each one and slip them on either side of my "e bags slim lunch box. Misc items r distributed between the pockets and my snake charmer which fits into the bottom section.

    Cheers.
    Mssr. Trailhiker, Please, pray tell, what are "tim's slippers"?
    The stockpile keeps growing...I'm in serious trouble.

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    Toms, not Tim's: toms.com.

    They make other things but are most famous for lightweight slip-on shoes for men, women, and kids. Very lightweight and slipper-like and thus easy to pack.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailhiker View Post
    I have both the 25 and the 19.
    I am 5'10 and I find that with either bag I prefer not filling them more than about 3/4 full.

    I use the 19 for very short hikes, walking the dogs then needing a place to put my sweater when it gets warm, walking around museums when I don't want to use my copilot off to side, etc.

    For a plane trip, a medium hike or a full day out touring around a European city I definitely use my S25.



    On plane rides I've gotten to use my "toms slippers" after I take off my shoes and walk around, when I'm ready to land I slide a thin sock around each one and slip them on either side of my "e bags slim lunch box. Misc items r distributed between the pockets and my snake charmer which fits into the bottom section.

    At times, such as in a museum that doesn't allow backpacks around the galleries I have at the ready my medium cafe bag or steel dyneema copilot ( which sits wonderfully at the bottom of the main compartment bring used as a packing cube.) which then comes out as I check in the S25.

    One side note, when I'm doing this "nesting" thing with the CoPilot in the S25 I find that the standard shoulder strap is more manageable as a stored item than my absolute strap.

    I could ramble on, but I've got to get back to work.

    Cheers.
    Thanks Trailhiker... perhaps you have some pics w both bags..? Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeylady View Post
    Mssr. Trailhiker, Please, pray tell, what are "tim's slippers"?
    These are them, ;-)
    Earthwise Black Men's Classics | TOMS.com

    Very comfortable.
    If u r going to online order them I find that barefoot they tend to run on size, but with thin'ish socks I had to bump it up a size.
    ( if u have a whole foods near by, they stock a limited range)

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    I think we all envisioned you slipping stuff sacks on your feet on the plane!
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    Momogadea,

    Here you go. I am 5'7" and weigh about 175lbs. My wife is 5'6" and is of normal build.

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    And here is one with a Timbuk2 Uptown BackPack as well. Timbuk2 is much more comfortable (straps) than the S25; however there is a big difference in material quality.

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    Good luck with your decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    Momogadea,

    Here you go. I am 5'7" and weigh about 175lbs. My wife is 5'6" and is of normal build.

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    And here is one with a Timbuk2 Uptown BackPack as well. Timbuk2 is much more comfortable (straps) than the S25; however there is a big difference in material quality.

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    Good luck with your decision.
    Peruvian, you are the man!!!!
    Thanks a million for taking the time to post the pics..
    I'm gonna go with the 19..Seems perfect for a day hike and as a EDC pack...
    Much obliged..!

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