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    Tri-Star/Western Flyer water bottle pocket

    Regarding the curved, zippered water bottle pocket on the exterior of the Tom Bihn Tri-Star and Western Flyer travel luggage:

    For those who carry these suitcases as backpacks, and have little interest in carrying a water bottle in that pocket, I'm wondering what other uses there are for that pocket if it is free.

    Any ideas?

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    that pocket is great for your travel documents, a travel book, a rolled up magazine, a small fold up umbrella, snacks - really, anything that will fit and that you want quick access to.

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    Great. Thanks for the insight.

    Is this pocket still useful in backpack mode? Is there any trick necessary for storing things in there while in backpack mode?

    I'm also wondering if there is any "o" ring inside of that pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnMan View Post
    Is there any trick necessary for storing things in there while in backpack mode?
    Zip it closed?
    I'm also wondering if there is any "o" ring inside of that pocket.
    Nope, no o-ring.

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    KarlJ - I think MtnMan is referring to the open "scoop" pocket, not the newest version with a zipper.

    I've found that it is largely unusable when in backpack mode.

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    Actually, I've never seen a Western Flyer or Tri-Star in person, so I'm still trying to understand how that pocket ("new" or "old" version) works in backpack applications.

    Maybe someone could post some photos to illustrate this; I'm still confused.

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