This past winter I bought a steel/solar Aeronaut and have been in love with it ever since. I travel anywhere from 5-8 weeks a year for work, mainly internationally, and have found the bag to be the perfect travel companion-- dependable, flexible, & stylish. I'm ready to take my set-up to the next level though, and would like to get a set of Aeronaut packing cubes, some more small organizer pouches, and a waist strap. (I opted out of this when I ordered, thinking I would mainly use the shoulder strap. That was before I realized how much easier it is to carry as a backpack!)
Ive been reading through some of the previous posts about packing cubes, and haven't seen (perhaps my search hasn't been thorough enough?) a good discussion of how people chose the particular combination of packing cubes that works for them. Two big? One big and two small? What are the advantages to one set-up or the other? How many of you use the cube that doubles as a shoulder bag or backpack? I dont think I'm going to get any end cubes, as I tend to put shoes in one end compartment and a dopp kit in the other. I'll look forward to your collective wisdom!