I was looking over the travel luggage page on Tom Bihn's site and also checking out some of the luggage reviews in this forum, and I naturally noticed that the Aeronaut, the Tri-Star and the Western Flyer are all designed to work with Packing Cube accessory bags. This leads to a question for me. Maybe there's an answer, and maybe there isn't (maybe it's a case-by-case thing).
If one buys Tom Bihn travel luggage, regardless of what it is, and/or if someone buys a Brain Bag or a Smart Alec, and you want to get the packing cubes so you can carry clothes with you on a road trip or a flight, how do you know what to get? My immediate plan is to get a Bihn backpack in the next several months. After that, I want to look seriously at luggage; most likely an Aeronaut. (As a kind of carry-on-able mini-duffel, the Aeronaut looks to be the most versatile travel luggage for air or road) I would like to add other luggage later on down the road.
But how do you know what to get? Is there a formula to configuring packing cube arrangements? I read over the Packing Cubes page, and I came away more confused that I was to begin with. Is it best to read over the Packing Lists forum and steal ideas from everyone else?
Also: I really like the design and practical possibilities of Bihn's other luggage accessories, namely the 3D Clear Organizer Cube. That cube is a wonderful air travel design that would really be of help. The Travel Stuff Sacks look really interesting, too. But I'd like to hear from others how they picked out these accessories to work with their luggage arrangement. Did they experiment, or did they know exactly what they had in mind? Also, on the 3D Clear Organizer Cube: what kind of refillable bottles and other dispenser accessories are available and how did you handle that? Where/how did you carry a shaving razor?
Thanks in advance.