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    @weirdguy Here are a few pics of my VBC Size 1...

    @weirdguy

    Here are a few pics of my VBC Size 1 and a DLBC "piggy-backed" onto it:

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    Even thought the DLBC is about 2" wider than the VBC Size 1, I think it is a good way to add more...
  2. Thread: Laptops

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    FYI - for the dreaded Windows 8.1, there is a...

    FYI - for the dreaded Windows 8.1, there is a free upgrade to Windows 10 the is supposed to more what Windows should be.

    Enjoy your new laptop!

    Hope this helps
    Cheers!
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    Thinking about your problem, I wanted to know...

    Thinking about your problem, I wanted to know what size of Brain Cell you use and what orientation. For me, I use a Size 1 or 2s Vertical Brain Cell which stays firmly in place.

    One idea is to...
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    There are many examples of people using the Rail...

    There are many examples of people using the Rail loops to hold other TB bags to the upper part of backpacks. Note that examples using the Rail Loops in any backpack will most likely work in a Brain...
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    Here are a few pictures of my S25 Vertical...

    Here are a few pictures of my S25 Vertical Freudian Slip in the Brain Bag. It actually has more functionality than the standard vertical one including 2 zippered pockets and 4 O-Rings and better...
  6. I came across a possible solution someone had to...

    I came across a possible solution someone had to the sliding shoulder straps which might help (or perhaps make better).

    The person basically tightened together the top part of the shoulder straps...
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    Yes @Auntie Em and @dasher, this way of threading...

    Yes @Auntie Em and @dasher, this way of threading the Absolute Strap really helps make the strap easier to use. I really, really like it - 2 thumbs up! Thank-you for sharing.

    Cheers!
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    You are welcome for the photos @MtnMan - I wanted...

    You are welcome for the photos @MtnMan - I wanted to know the answer to your questions as well!

    The VFS for BB/SA is only 2" more in its largest dimension compared to the HFS (same in other...
  9. Thread: Flashlights

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    I completely agree with @bchaplin that having a...

    I completely agree with @bchaplin that having a flashlight - any flashlight - readily available is very important.

    In the 2003 power outage of the whole North American east coast, my wife was...
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    When I need some extra space but do not want to...

    When I need some extra space but do not want to change bags or if I just want to combine 2 smaller bags into one carry bag –“piggy back” style, I add something to the shoulder strap attachment point...
  11. @flitcraft - very good writing! I too think...

    @flitcraft - very good writing!

    I too think 1000d Cordura is a fantastic material that should never be underestimated. There are 2 things I like most about it:

    1) Superior abrasion resistance...
  12. A Medium size Yarn Stuff Sack also fits in the...

    A Medium size Yarn Stuff Sack also fits in the side pockets of an S25. I like the Medium Yarn Stuff Sack because it has clips (inside and outside) that I can put directly onto the O-Rings or via a...
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    Niiiiiccccceeeee! I do not often see the Brain...

    Niiiiiccccceeeee!

    I do not often see the Brain Bag under the seat - but it does surprisingly work. I had a similar trip experience where I was not sure my Brain Bag would fit in the upper...
  14. Good eye @weirdguy! and circling back around...

    Good eye @weirdguy!

    and circling back around ... in the TB blog, they have an article on Chris's book, The $100 Startup, where he writes about Tom Bihn products:

    Tom's review of The $100...
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    Here are a few pics of a Horizontal Freudian Slip...

    Here are a few pics of a Horizontal Freudian Slip in a Brain Bag - placed in its normal orientation and not sideways. It is 1" too wide but the Brain Bag sides do stretch to hold it. But, as a...
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    To your question of was the previous generation...

    To your question of was the previous generation of Brain Bag equipped with Cache with rails - it depends on what you consider pervious generation. Below is what I know the last few updates to the...
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    Though I have no experience with the UK, I have...

    Though I have no experience with the UK, I have experience in Canada to US and back.

    At the Canada checkpoint to go to the US, they are quick to say they are not TSA and that even if the bag is...
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    @Rocks Its funny - your picture reminds me...

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    Its funny - your picture reminds me when I first saw my A45 (thanks @blackfungi), it looked WAY smaller than the Tri-Star because the end pockets, when not full, collapse accordian-style...
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    Concerning whether your shoes (among other...

    Concerning whether your shoes (among other things) would fit in the side pockets of the A30: did you see this link - @adampaul has size 13 shoes and he says they fit (but barely):
    ...
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    I am sure @moriond will know many other ways to...

    I am sure @moriond will know many other ways to tell between the Empire Builder and Zephyr, but from the ones I have - all around circa 2007 version - some of the easy ways I think to determine which...
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    @vaterp, your Dell E7440 will fit fine in the...

    @vaterp, your Dell E7440 will fit fine in the DLBC. In fact, I fit mine in a Thule laptop case and then into the DLBC to add protection. From an earlier post (in the thread @moriond linked to), I...
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    To add slightly to @icebeng excellent reply - in...

    To add slightly to @icebeng excellent reply - in term of durability, each material is slightly better in different ways depending on what "type" of durability:
    The 1050 HT Ballistic Nylon has the...
  23. Yes - I especially like the Aeronaut PCBP version...

    Yes - I especially like the Aeronaut PCBP version as it has a separate divided compartment at the bottom - Good to separate "dirty items" - e.g. shoes.

    I would agree that given you are getting a...
  24. You are correct on the abbreviations (note there...

    You are correct on the abbreviations (note there is a acronym "sticky" in the "Tom Bihn News and Everything Else" section with a list of abbreviations).

    Getting the PCBP, PCSB or DLBP is like get...
  25. I agree about the Dyneema - for me, I am a...

    I agree about the Dyneema - for me, I am a symmetry person and Dyneema would drive me nuts as an external fabric but is ok as an internal fabric for me. However, for example, those great shots of...
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