I picked up a Pilot and it's great. Except for the rollerboard sleeve zippered area. It's only secured by a single zipper which means you can't limit the width of the opening, which means the pilot bag slides around the handles of the luggage you mate it onto.
My only other past experience with a bag of this design (meant to mate over the handles of a luggage) is a RedOxx bag and they have a dual zipper setup on their sleeve. Which means you can open the sleeve area up exactly to the dimensions of your rollerboard luggage handles and it will be dead center aligned.
Before ordering the Pilot I didn't think to ask because I assumed TB would do the same thing. RedOxx is well behind the curve on R&D and TB is world's ahead on advancement so I just assumed the technology of dual zippers on the luggage sleeve compartment in my 4 year old RedOxx bag would have made it into TB.
Is there a reason why the Pilot's rollerboard area only uses a single zipper? I was really set on ordering a Western Flyer, whenever they were up for production again, in the rollerboard style, but if they too use a single zipper, then I'll pass. Anyone know?
Am I just doing something wrong? Is this an oversight on TB's design team's part? Or an intentional decision to save 3 grams of weight by only including one zipper? I feel like the only solutions I have are:
A) Attach a bunji cord to lock it down to the luggage, which would add much more weight and complexity than a second zipper pull.
B) Only unzip the compartment just enough to slide it over the luggage, even though it would be extremely lopsided since it's sliding on over the right side only, and just ignore how terrible the asymmetrical appearance looks.
C) Find a sewing shop that can add a second zipper pull for $50 or so since they'd have to completely disassemble the bag.
Are all TB bags with the luggage mating feature like (with a single zipper) this or just the pilot?