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    Same here. I have no idea how to fit 3 weeks into...

    Same here. I have no idea how to fit 3 weeks into just a Western Flyer and would love to learn.

    I also would like to see the water bottle pocket on several TB bags moved to where they cannot leak...
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    I know this may not be the advice you seek, but...

    I know this may not be the advice you seek, but after evaluating the exact same challenge for myself, I decided that the most convenient and secure way to travel with a Macbook Air is to not bring it...
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    Keep the S25. You'll need the space someday--I...

    Keep the S25. You'll need the space someday--I went with a 19L backpack and have on a few occasions needed a larger bag, usually to carry oversized items or thick jackets in addition to my usual...
  4. You might also try Amodex Ink/Stain Remover. This...

    You might also try Amodex Ink/Stain Remover. This is the best thing I have ever found for removing stains. I had bought a used 1000D nylon backpack on ebay that arrived covered with thick stains....
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    Must be summer/hot weather clothing. I've never...

    Must be summer/hot weather clothing. I've never been able to figure out how to get more than 2-3 days of winter/cold weather clothing into a bag less than 1800 cu. in., which rules out both Synapses...
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    KEEP BOTH STEEL AND BLACK DYNEEMA! Why?...

    KEEP BOTH STEEL AND BLACK DYNEEMA!

    Why? Because then you can make the two-color-coded system of packing cubes where one color can be used for clean clothes (steel, I presume) and one can be used...
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    If you're willing to forgo having a bag with...

    If you're willing to forgo having a bag with organizer pockets for your laptop, go with a laptop sleeve. I got a Built NY sleeve for my MacBooks, and it is all the protection I need for carrying the...
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    Hey, check this video out for an Osprey bag...

    Hey, check this video out for an Osprey bag bicycle helmet attachment:

    Osprey LidLock Helmet Attachment » eBags Video

    I wonder if there's a way to copy the idea for the S19 or S25... Pretty...
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    Hmm. If you mean a motorcycle helmet, there may...

    Hmm. If you mean a motorcycle helmet, there may be nowhere to hang it comfortably. A bicycle helmet would probably work okay because it is so light.

    There are two ways to hang my shoe pouch:...
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    If you can hang your shoes off the outside of...

    If you can hang your shoes off the outside of your pack (best inside of a packing cube or bag designed for the purpose), then the 19 would be fine. I do this frequently with my size 10 shoes, which...
  11. Awesome photos! I use #2 with the heavier milspec...

    Awesome photos! I use #2 with the heavier milspec 550 paracord, which at 4mm diamter is so thick that it's hard to fit the double-ends through the top hole in the metal pull and even harder to fit...
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    Yes, there are different diameters of paracord,...

    Yes, there are different diameters of paracord, indicated by how many fibers are in the core. The larger-diameter paracords are pretty soft when tied into handles, because they give more. The most...
  13. You can still convert a Cafe Bag into a backpack....

    You can still convert a Cafe Bag into a backpack. I have a Large Cafe Bag with removable Absolute strap. This is not the same as the Absolute strap with metal clips on the ends, mind you. When I say...
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    Yes, yes, yes! Great idea, and I've long wished...

    Yes, yes, yes! Great idea, and I've long wished for this. I have carried as much as 20lbs of steel tools in my LCB, and unfortunately, when taking that load off my shoulder, the grab handle bit HARD...
  15. Dyneema is frequently used in motorcycle...

    Dyneema is frequently used in motorcycle pants/jeans to protect the rider from injury while sliding across pavement. You've unfortunately gotten to see a bit of that durability for yourself. Glad...
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    I use an S-Biner to attach the Side Effect...

    I use an S-Biner to attach the Side Effect directly to my belt, thus avoiding having to use the shoulder strap or the waist strap. It's far more convenient to deploy than either approach. Your idea...
  17. Might be worth the trouble. At least if you run...

    Might be worth the trouble. At least if you run the experiment, you'll make sure the other pockets are devoid of objects. Better to find out what it really does now than later, when your valuable...
  18. Would a Synapse 19 in Dyneema work for you? It's...

    Would a Synapse 19 in Dyneema work for you? It's lightweight enough that perhaps you won't mind having the extra 10 liters over and above the 9 liters that you asked for.

    Alternately, I suppose...
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    That IS pretty cool organization in that eBag...

    That IS pretty cool organization in that eBag bag. You might be able to accomplish what you need with a Freudian Slip.

    Building the organizer into the Aeronaut goes against its design philosophy....
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    Yes, it gets dangerous when a business begins to...

    Yes, it gets dangerous when a business begins to try to be everything to everyone. I remember when Samsonite used to be the pinnacle of quality, and look at 'em now. My last luggage before I got into...
  21. @backpack: Good point--we do want Tom to keep...

    @backpack:

    Good point--we do want Tom to keep using the best webbing available. I figured it would be easier to source colored webbing than it would be to source lots of different colors of...
  22. @backpack: Funny that you mention the packing...

    @backpack:

    Funny that you mention the packing cube backpacks. I have two that I carry regularly with me; the fact that it has zippers is what I used to distinguish its contents from the all-fabric...
  23. To the OP: I've wondered this very same thing,...

    To the OP:

    I've wondered this very same thing, and I've emailed TB with a product suggestion: make all the all-fabric packing cubes in a different color than steel grey. If you remember, the...
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    I wholeheartedly agree. However, having it open...

    I wholeheartedly agree. However, having it open all the way up would mean giving up the little O-rings on the sides that are positioned (ostensibly) for a key strap to make a little handle. I suppose...
  25. Very well-put. Yes, it seems that a bit of...

    Very well-put. Yes, it seems that a bit of "product positioning overlap" is going on that may make any of these speculations unlikely to ever happen. It would be nice if perhaps TB could design the...
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