traveling with the brain bag in black 420d HT nylon Classic Parapack
i love the feel and look of the parapack fabric! and the brain bag is a great bag to take for a long weekend trip!
rear main compartment - horizontal brain cell with 13" macbook pro inside, ipad mini, and a hardback book about as thick as the brain cell.
front main compartment - aeronaut sized packing cube backpack with clothes inside, clear quarter packing cube with toiletries inside, my softshell, gloves and hat when i wasn't wearing them, and a banana before i ate it.
one front lower compartment - chargers and cables in 3d organizer cubes each.
other front lower compartment - passport pouch with passport, global entry card and boarding pass inside.
front top compartment - earphones in a mini padded organizer pouch, phone in a small cork organizer pouch, wallet, and keys, all connected to key straps.
within the lash straps - a water bottle once i cleared security going up the canada.
this was my first time flying with a global entry card - i highly recommend you get one of these. coming back, my laptop and liquids got to stay in my brain bag, and my shoes got to stay on my feet. i also avoided the long immigration and security lines at YYZ!
not sure why, but i was asked to go for a second screening at YYZ. they checked the contents of my bag. the CBP officer commented how organized my bag was. i pointed out that it was made by Tom Bihn! that is high praise coming from someone who has to go through people's bags all day long!
i didn't get TSAPre flying out of DCA because i was flying air canada, but my wife and son got it when they flew united out of IAD the day prior.
first image is of the brain bag in the overhead compartment of a CRJ.
second image is of the brain bag awaiting the metro at DCA.