Today was launch day for the Brain Bag - a pack I've let cultivate for a while to see if I would warm up to it.
Not a minimalist packer, it didn't take long to find virtue in 36L.
The Aeronaut PCBP fits exactly perfect in the front of the Brain Bag and easily packed all my gym gear; wide lug trail shoes, change of clothes, over the ear headphones, Naglene, all of it.
The extra nice surprise is that the Lead's Pocket, which fits so well in the BB clips is sized just right for my iPad Air in its case - well padded and perfectly protected. And below the Lead's Pocket is plenty of room for my work laptop, my Side Effect with wallet, checkbook, personal stuff, and still lots of space for papers and whatnot.
No more toting a gym bag + work stuff in 2 different bags. And it's so light to carry I can barely feel it even if I do look like a turtle. Maybe not a ninja turtle because it's not very stealth.
Steel parapack Brain Bag + Dyneema Aeronaut packing cube back pack + Olive parapack Lead's Pocket
Supporting staff - side effect, yarn stuff sack, travel stuff sack & small shop bag.