The joys of living only 3 hours from Seattle:
Immediate impressions are (understandably) fueled by bag lust. Compared to my Smart Alec the Brain Bag doesnt LOOK much different - as far as dimensions go. It fits me about the same (5'10", 165 lbs) and there's only a few inches separating their outer dimensions. But the weight difference is an immediate factor. I'm also very excited about the mesh back on the Brain Bag. I spend a lot of time hustling through airports to catch impossible connections, it will surely come in handy. The cache is much roomier than I imagined. I think I had hoped for a more snug fit than loose. I'll warm up to better as I use it.
I've already moved my Brain Cell out of my Smart Alec and into the Brain Bag. I'll take her on her maiden voyage on Thursday for a 5-day trip to the east coast for a quick run of shows. The catch is I'll be working AND living out of just the Brain Bag. I'll post a packing list in a couple of days.
The Brain Bag 18" x 14" x 9" / 450 x 350 x 230mm is smaller than the Aeronaut 22" x 14" x 9" / 555 x 355 x 230mm.
Originally Posted by RonaldP
The Aeronaut has been photographed countless time by customers in various airlines luggage sizers, both in the U.S and abroad. One airline uses the Aeronaut to picture its ideal carry on.
Maybe if an heavy puffy winter/ski jacket is strapped in front of the Brain Bag it would widen the whole thing to more than 9" or 230 mm width.
But as such, the Brain Bag is not the culprit for not fitting in the airlines luggage sizers, it is the winter/ ski jacket add on or whatever bulky stuff you choose to add on there.
By the way, in 06, I travelled with two computers one in the ancestor of the Cache and one in the ancestor of the Vertical Brain Cell, I had no problem fitting all the accessories and documentation associated with each computer as well as a couple of full size external hard drives with associated cables and documentation.
Using the ancestor of the Brain Cell as an outside carry-on was not an option because we were flying with our beloved cat in her carrier, in the cabin.
The Brain Bag being a first class computer bag and the airline brand cat carrier being the worse thing I ever bought is really all I can remember from that trip.
It was a move and this first and a second Brain Bag have been lifesavers during the 2 other moves and countless trips they have been taken on.
Originally Posted by backpack
My post made the Blog! Thank You, Darcy! :)