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Thread: PHOTO ESSAY - PACKING CUBE BACKPACK (AERONAUT)

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    PHOTO ESSAY - PACKING CUBE BACKPACK (AERONAUT)

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    A day out hiking with the PCBP.
    (Lead's pocket below with misc items)


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    Second photo down shows my vest folded on top.
    Third photo shows 3d cube First Aid kit, then clockwise my lunch pack,
    With sun glasses in case within pencil case, change of shorts and top rolled up
    and then a folded up windbreaker.
    Forth photo, lunch pack with an electolite mix, and mandatory expresso thermos,
    with pop up silicone shot cup. :-)

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    Third and forth photo below shows my walking sticks folded up
    and packed away when walking on a level grade.



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    you got all of that stuff in there? wow.

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    @Trailhiker, if you don't mind my asking, what type of thermos is that? I have a larger Zojirushi Tuff Slim that I use on cold weather hikes, but I really like your slightly smaller one. Thanks! Nice set-up and pics.
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    @Trailhiker The Iberian Dyneema looks great. I'm curious whether you also ordered the 400d Aeronaut PCBP and can compare the carrying experience. Are there times when the heavier weight Dyneema fabric makes a difference? As always, great pictures!

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    Hikergal,
    That thermos is great, I have also been known to slip that into my small cafe bag when going to the theater, and having my expresso handy for the break. Here's the search key, Zojirushi SM-KHE36NL Stainless Steel Mug, 12-Ounce, Champagne Gold

    Moriond,
    Yes, I do have the a PCPB in black 400d that I haven't used outside of a packing cube to the desert.
    Outside of liking the feel of the 400d better along with its innate firmness of holding itself up better,
    ( ie, shop-bags) I haven't as yet put it to a field test hike yet.

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    a quick question

    1. what is the flat lunch case that you are using? I like the size and shape.

    2. And the folding walking stick?

    this is great…thank you
    Shiva


    Quote Originally Posted by Trailhiker View Post
    Hikergal,
    That thermos is great, I have also been known to slip that into my small cafe bag when going to the theater, and having my expresso handy for the break. Here's the search key, Zojirushi SM-KHE36NL Stainless Steel Mug, 12-Ounce, Champagne Gold

    Moriond,
    Yes, I do have the a PCPB in black 400d that I haven't used outside of a packing cube to the desert.
    Outside of liking the feel of the 400d better along with its innate firmness of holding itself up better,
    ( ie, shop-bags) I haven't as yet put it to a field test hike yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiva View Post
    1. what is the flat lunch case that you are using? I like the size and shape.

    2. And the folding walking stick?

    this is great…thank you
    Shiva

    Shiva, Quick answer, :-)

    1. Search key, "eBags Slim Lunch Box"

    2. Black Diamonds, Ultra Mountain FL Trekking Pole - Black Diamond Gear

    Love'em!!!

    I find that it's best to use two, ( they usually come in a right / left set) and when u set them on level ground your arm should be at a 90 degree angle to the grip. When going up hills it's better for your knees as well as giving your upper body a work out as well. Very handy in steep descents. :-/

    There are lighter fold up ones, but they tend to be non-adjustable on the top part.
    ( which comes in handy on different terrains and inclines )

    Memo, when folding up the sticks I tend to use a sweat wrist strap or (a set of Guides pack ice pick straps as I used in the photo below) to help hold the folded elements to the handle. The bottom of the pole clips into the disk element.

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    I want one one of these now too!

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    Nice, very nice. That makes me want to order one too. Well done.

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    @Trailhiker, do you have a waist strap on that PCBP? It looks like there is, but mine doesn't have one. I've been thinking about jerry-rigging something up. Thanks!
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    SE: b-Aubergine; c-Plum Indigo; d-Steel Nordic Black Solar Wasabi; pp-Olive

    SWIFT: Turquoise Plum Hemp Aubergine Olive Kiwi INDIGO!!!!
    PCSB: Ultraviolet Wasabi Steel Iberian Nordic
    SSB: Ultraviolet Wasabi Steel Solar Iberian Nordic
    LSB: Ultraviolet Wasabi Steel Solar Iberian Nordic Black

    SCB: Plum Nordic Cocoa d-Black/Solar d-Nordic/Solar
    MCB: Plum Nordic Storm Cocoa d-Nordic/Solar d-Black/Solar

    IMAGO: Indigo/Plum, Navy/Cork, Black, Cocoa
    CO-PILOT: Indigo
    AERONAUT 45: Indigo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    @Trailhiker, do you have a waist strap on that PCBP? It looks like there is, but mine doesn't have one. I've been thinking about jerry-rigging something up. Thanks!
    Karen,

    Actually, what looks like a waist strap is actually my Side Effect being carried in the front at the time of that picture.
    With the PCPB and both Synapses I don't bother with a waist strap, and depending on my load with the Guides Pack determines if I even use it then.

    I don't have a "frontal" view with the PCBP, but I do with the Guides Pack.
    I usually have my cell phone in the front zipper with a small camera at the ready in the main compartment of the SE .


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    @ Trailhiker, thanks, that makes sense. I often use the SE in combination with other bags, too.
    SE: b-Aubergine; c-Plum Indigo; d-Steel Nordic Black Solar Wasabi; pp-Olive

    SWIFT: Turquoise Plum Hemp Aubergine Olive Kiwi INDIGO!!!!
    PCSB: Ultraviolet Wasabi Steel Iberian Nordic
    SSB: Ultraviolet Wasabi Steel Solar Iberian Nordic
    LSB: Ultraviolet Wasabi Steel Solar Iberian Nordic Black

    SCB: Plum Nordic Cocoa d-Black/Solar d-Nordic/Solar
    MCB: Plum Nordic Storm Cocoa d-Nordic/Solar d-Black/Solar

    IMAGO: Indigo/Plum, Navy/Cork, Black, Cocoa
    CO-PILOT: Indigo
    AERONAUT 45: Indigo

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    One thing I brainstormed for my Western Flyer packing cube backpack was how to handle hydration if I actually wanted to use it for a lightweight backpack, since I prefer to use hydration bladders when hiking, rather than having to stop and unzip the pack and take out a bottle. The fix I came up with was using a Nite Ize S biner in the O ring to clip my hydration bladder. The backpack will accommodate a 2 liter bladder, no problem. The only question I have, if anyone has tried something like this, is the relative strength of the stitching and the O biner, as I would not want to cause undue stress. In a normal situation I would likely have something at the bottom of the pack under the hydration pouch that would at least partially support the weight, so this might be a non-issue. Here are a few iPhone pics of what I mean. Note: when I wore the pack in this configuration, rather than having it hanging by its loop, the weight distributed evenly rather than drooping down a bit as it does in these photos.

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