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    TB uses coil zippers just like every other bag...

    TB uses coil zippers just like every other bag manufacturer except those who advertise pen proof zippers. The others use chain zippers. Coil zippers are smoother to use.

    There are a couple of...
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    I have gone through lots of lightweight...

    I have gone through lots of lightweight flashlights and tend to eventually lose them. I finally found one that is brilliant--easy to use, easy to change battery, and is compact in both size and...
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    http://www.travelsmith.com/ProductSearch2#w=vests

    http://www.travelsmith.com/ProductSearch2#w=vests
  4. How to travel around the world with just a 20 lb backpack

    Check out his choice of bags....


    How to Travel Around the World With Just a 20lb Backpack | The Art of Manliness
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    As most of what I listen to is "Spoken Word"...

    As most of what I listen to is "Spoken Word" rather than music, highs and lows are not as important as comfort and functionality.
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    Thanks. The only in-ear plugs I like are a rubber...

    Thanks. The only in-ear plugs I like are a rubber three flange type that I use to sleep when it's noisy. I guess the only way to see if I like the Bose 20 is to try them.
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    I usually don't like in ear headphones but would...

    I usually don't like in ear headphones but would like to know how comfortable are they to other ear buds?
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    I've been assaulted by more people wearing...

    I've been assaulted by more people wearing backpacks than those with wheels. It's just the opposite of those with wheels--many people with backpacks don't realize how much space they take up.
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    Just for fun, have you looked at Icelandair? ...

    Just for fun, have you looked at Icelandair? They usually have excellent rates and offer a free stopover in Iceland. You could spend a couple of days there.

    As for a typical flight cost, there...
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    I've seen this question so often it makes me...

    I've seen this question so often it makes me laugh. We can no better predict when the best time is to buy airline tickets than we can judge when to buy and sell a stock. (And if anyone did know,...
  11. I'm actually getting confused with all your bag...

    I'm actually getting confused with all your bag talk...what are ALL of the bags you're planning on taking?

    I'm reading two rolling bags to check, two Aeronauts, two day bags....and more?
  12. Ebags and Eagle Creek cubes are virtually...

    Ebags and Eagle Creek cubes are virtually interchangeable. Either one will work. Eagle Creek has also just announced a new cube and 1/2 cube set of compression cubes. (Not to be confused with the...
  13. Here's the link to the Rick Steves site: ...

    Here's the link to the Rick Steves site:

    https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/england
  14. If you're into history and royals, that's another...

    If you're into history and royals, that's another vote for Windsor Castle.

    If you want to get into London, and the weather isn't great, you could try for the Imperial War Museum. Lots of WWII era...
  15. Give yourself more than a half hour to get to...

    Give yourself more than a half hour to get to central London. On the tube it will take an hour. By Heathrow Express it's 15 minutes to Paddington and then tube/bus/cab to where you want to go. But,...
  16. Thread: MP3-Player

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    I ordered one today. I got a shipping notice a...

    I ordered one today. I got a shipping notice a couple of hours later.

    The hard part if trying to find a 4 GB micro sd card. The only place I found it was online--nothing in local stores. They...
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    If one buys an e-book, they should be able to...

    If one buys an e-book, they should be able to read it anywhere they want.

    When buying a paper book, are they told they can only read it in certain places?
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    I also saw that CoolTools article. I was thinking...

    I also saw that CoolTools article. I was thinking of buying it but it won't take a micr0SD card larger than 4 GB. But then for $5 (for a refurbished unit), you can't really go wrong.
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    For the money, I'd rather buy an unlocked iphone...

    For the money, I'd rather buy an unlocked iphone 6 or iphone 6 plus, where I'd get a music player as well as wifi, apps, gps, etc, and still have a few hundred left over for either some excellent...
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    Did you look at the price tag......$1200 US...

    Did you look at the price tag......$1200 US dollars.....OMG
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    I've had two Kindles, a Nook and now a Kobo. I...

    I've had two Kindles, a Nook and now a Kobo.

    I read a lot....and I absolutely love my Kobo. I like it so much I now have problems reading a real book. As Moriond mentioned, it's lightweight, holds...
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    Pack Dress Shirts in an Aeronaut

    For awhile, I had been using a small Eagle Creek Folding Board to pack dress shirts in the center section of the Aeronaut.

    Recently, I tried something new. I got hold of the cardboard that dry...
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    You'll need to be concered about even less...

    You'll need to be concered about even less weight...some European airlines limit to as little as 7 kg (15.4 lbs.) Most German airlines are 8 kg (17.6 lbs. )

    But size wise, the Aeronaut 30...
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    I use many of the items listed above plus the...

    I use many of the items listed above plus the following:

    The first two don't have to go in your 3-1-1 bag:

    Travelon Laundry Soap Sheets:

    Amazon.com: Travelon Laundry Soap Sheets, 50-Count:...
  25. I'm a guy...at least the last time I looked. ...

    I'm a guy...at least the last time I looked.

    I'd suggest either black or steel for the outside and a brighter color for the inside. I have a black/steel Aeronaut and in hindsight would have gone...
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