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    Suggestion: Folding Garment Packing Cube

    I've been going over the possibilities in my head and reviewing various web-sites, and I really want to buy one of Tom Bihn's travel bags in the future. Problem: my simulated packing list includes a full suit with sportcoat, a couple pairs of dress shirts and slacks, and nice shoes. This simulated packing list is based on a trip I made to Washington, DC in March of 2009 when I visited several offices on Capitol Hill, and had to dress for it. I was there two full days and three nights. I recently started a thread about the merits of certain bags, versus certain others. I also just started a thread asking people for their feedback on specifically using a Western Flyer or Tri-Star for that simulated packing list.

    I just wanted to start this thread to suggest a new product for Tom Bihn to consider: I envision a luggage accessory like a packing cube; something that fits in luggage (definitely an Aeronaut, maybe a version for the Tri-Star or Western Flyer). But it would not be an actual "packing cube" in the Tom Bihn sense. Think of it more as a folding garment bag that could fit into luggage, but not meant to be carried outside. This would help a traveller carry a suit with sportcoat and other goodies inside luggage, neatly folding it to avoid wrinkles or other problems. This would allow a traveler to take a suit on an air trip inside carry-on luggage such as the Tom Bihn bags listed above. It would also have an advantage over something like the Patagonia MLC Burrito because the Bihn bags have backpack straps, the Burrito doesn't. I realize that this garment packing cube concept would not have the capacity of something as large as the Burrito, but at least it would allow travellers to carry a suit in an FAA-allowed carry-on.

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    Here's a suggestion:

    Go to youtube. In the search box, type in: "How To Fold A Jacket for Packing"

    You will get numerous videos with different techniques on how to do this. Pants too.

    I prefer the semi-inside out method for the jacket....as show in the 1bag1world video.

    This method works well in the Tri-Star. Might be tougher in the Aeronaut.
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    If you can find one of these
    http://www.buy.com/prod/wally-bags-1...209996468.html

    it might work as you want in a Tri-star. I have the 21" one and it's great in a 21" roller as long as it's pretty square (try the Muji 21" rollon)

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    Hmmm...

    That one is out of stock, and no mention of it on the WallyBags web-site...

    But the Baggallini Garment Bagg / pouch is still available...

    Thanks for the tip!

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    If you're thinking of using it in a Tri-star, it probably won't work - it's 22" wide and the Tristar is 19" wide - make sure the dimensions folded up will fit into a Tri-star pocket (19x13)


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