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    Open pocket on the Western Flyer - a hack!

    Here's a little hack for the Western Flyer (in backpack mode) to make use of the open pocket. Slip a carabiner through the conviently-placed Tom Bihn label, and hook up your umbrella cord. The umbrella could work it's way out, but because the cord is attached it would only extend the handle - and then swing down to hit my legs!
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    very nice! very ingenious! should work for water bottle too!

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    Slightly off topic--I found that I use the snap-closing bottle pocket on the Tristar for wet umbrella carriage more than for bottle storage. Not sure if I read that here or just made it up, though.
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    Very inventive! Note that the label isn't designed to support weight - so it may break/be destroyed if, for example, a water bottle is dangling from that carabiner. We definitely would recommend NOT doing that: we would have to charge to repair the bag in that situation.

    flitcraft: That's a great use for the water bottle pocket!
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    hi folks,

    you could attach that carabiner instead to the handle on top.

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    Hi,
    Quote Originally Posted by flitcraft View Post
    Slightly off topic--I found that I use the snap-closing bottle pocket on the Tristar for wet umbrella carriage more than for bottle storage. Not sure if I read that here or just made it up, though.
    I also use the outer Tristar pocket for umbrellas (wet or dry) when I travel. I also tend to stow a folded shopbag there, for easy access (not in the snap pocket per se, but in the zippered region). If I'm traveling somewhere it might rain, I stash a light shell jacket in that pocket instead, which, together with the umbrella, handles most changeable weather conditions).

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