One-bagging to NOLA with Aeronaut
My thanks to all the awesome Forum members from whom I've learned so much and who have aided and abetted my TB addiction. And many thanks to the great folks at TB who have been so patient with my various orders and returns as I sought that perfect combination of bags and pouches for my first one-bagging trip. TB's customer service is outstanding! Finally, a huge thank-you to monkeylady, who contributed the final piece that I needed – a Forest/Cork/Steel Imago!
At center is the Imago, in a Black Dyneema/Wasabi Aeronaut. In the Aeronaut's top zippered mesh pocket is a wool Buff, wool gloves and wool hat. Counter-clockwise starting from top left of the Aeronaut are:
1. UV Dyneema Clear Quarter Packing Cube with non-liquid toiletries on one side and laundry gear on the other
2. UV Dyneema Clear Organizer Cube with liquids
3. Wasabi Dyneema Clear Organizer Cube with meds, emergency kit, hand-sanitizer wipes, ear plugs, and other cleaning wipes
4. Ultra-light down jacket in its stuff sack
5. Medium Eagle Creek Specter cube with undies, socks and sleepwear
6. Large Eagle Creek Specter cube with 1 wool slacks, 3 wool long-sleeve tops, and 1 wool base-layer shirt
7. Wasabi Travel Tray with night light, various cables and chargers
8. Brita water bottle with filter
9. Steel Packing Cube Shoulder Bag (with shoulder strap in outside pocket) containing Clear Organizer Wallet, camera, iPad Air, iPhone, iPod and noise-cancelling earbuds, travel documents, sunglasses, and misc stuff (small hair brush, pen, stylus, keys, etc.) all in various TB pouches and one Fabric Organizer Cube
The Imago (my EDC bag while in NOLA), all clothing and the Travel Tray fit nicely in the Aeronaut's main compartment with room to spare if I want to toss in my coat and for things I might purchase in NOLA. The PCSB is in one end pocket, which I can pull out for use on the plane, and the CQPC and two COCs are in the other end pocket.
The water bottle goes into the open top pocket on the end. I have the Absolute Shoulder Strap attached to the Aeronaut, but expect to be using the backpack and waist straps most of the time. All that is missing is a Tom Bihn luggage tag (Hint!).