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    check-in luggage - cover up for TB bag

    It could be cool to have a light check-in bag, to check alone on back home trip when I bought so many things or recieved too many presents.
    Or to cover my Aeronaut if I'm asked to check-in my bag.
    This cover bag as to be light (dyneema or spunbond non woven fabric), easy packable in my aeronaut, with a strong zipper and a luggage tag window. No need of many handle or poron. Keep it light and simple.

    It could help in this case Aeronaut, Tristar and the 5kg (11lbs) limit
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    Tom has made a prototype of something like this in the past - he's going to show me the prototype soon.
    Current Carry: Founder's Briefcase (every day carry), Small Cafe Bag (every day carry), Shop Bags (groceries, extra random stuff), Aeronaut 45 (travel), Synapse 19 (day hikes), Smart Alec (longer day hikes), Skookum Dog Road Duffel (Medium) (travel), Clear Organizer Wallet, Travel Stuff Sacks, Organizer Cubes

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    This sounds like a great suggestion. Would like an item like this for the Aeronaut.

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    I would love a packable check-in option! I've been flying southwest lately and people keep using me as free shipping between cities, which is fine, but I hate having to travel with heavier wheeled suitcases just so that I can shuttle things for people.
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    Imago in Cocoa/Cocoa/Wasabi, Large Cafe Bag in Black/Wasabi, Various organizer pouches, Shop Bag in Steel Dyneema (love it!), Synapse in Steel/Steel (love it too!), and a Medium Cafe Bag in Plum/Wasabi.

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    Hi ratdeau,
    I have a medium sized Baggalinni packable tote in rip stop nylon, not crinkle nylon. I think I picked it up at ebags. My Western Flyer will fit in it, a tiny squish is necessary. I would use it if I ever had to check my WF. While my WF would survive checking its too precious to take chances with. The tote is a bit pricy at $25+/- but until Mr. Bihn has time to design one for us you might take a look at the large tote. I haven't checked measurements. Its actually a pretty sturdy tote bag.
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    Perhaps this is wrong, but I have checked both my Western Flyer and my Tristar before. As long as the backpack straps are properly stowed, no harm can befall the packs. They are built for the ages. The only harm mine ave suffered is a few black marks on my otherwise pristine crimson Western Flyer. One of these days, I'm going to figure out how to get those marks out.

    But honestly, on the few occasions where I have checked my Tom Bihn bags, they have been just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flitcraft View Post
    ...The only harm mine ave suffered is a few black marks on my otherwise pristine crimson Western Flyer.
    Same for my Aeronaut, no damage, but if I can avoid black marks and have a spare bag for home return...

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    i would leave the black marks, the marks add character to the bag.

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    The Red Oxx Aviator bags are pretty cheap and durable for checking...and can hold plenty of TB product!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfungi View Post
    i would leave the black marks, the marks add character to the bag.
    Got your PM, but apparently you cannot receive replies (?). Anyhow, I do not have one of the RedOxx bags, but have read lots about them and hear they are durable and functional. Might get one for the back of my SUV to hold "stuff".
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    Quote Originally Posted by bltkmt View Post
    Got your PM, but apparently you cannot receive replies (?). Anyhow, I do not have one of the RedOxx bags, but have read lots about them and hear they are durable and functional. Might get one for the back of my SUV to hold "stuff".
    yeah, sorry about the pm. i gotta sort out my profile etc...

    i would love to buy something similar if tom binh made it for the store, alas...

    the aviator bags look pretty solid to me, i read the reviews, apparently some fire man bought like 40 of the bags to store their stuff in. the bags are shaped like a square box and the zipper zips out right to the bottom. i will wait for the canadian dollar to go a bit higher and then i will order two duffel bags methinks.

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    a request on behalf of traveling parents

    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy View Post
    Tom has made a prototype of something like this in the past - he's going to show me the prototype soon.
    Since we're making requests, Darcy do you think we could ever get a super-sized version of the Yarn Stuff Sack to use for strollers? or even car seats eventually?

    We gate-check our Maclaren Triumph umbrella stroller all the time and to protect it from grime of the tarmac and cargo hold, I purchased this awful bag, which is just a step above a plastic trash bag:
    http://www.amazon.com/Childress-Gate...1787877&sr=1-3

    It is a flimsy nylon bag with a terrible drawstring closure. It has no shoulder strap and the one hand strap is so poorly placed that the bag can't easily be balanced with the stroller in it (tips forward or backward). The non-adjustable hand strap is too long for me to carry it in my hand (drags on the floor) and too short to sling on my shoulder - arrgh!

    A Tom Bihn version would blow this thing out of the water!

    My Christmas wish for the Benevolent Bag Maker... a Tom Bihn Umbrella Stroller Stuff Sack (!) in Iberian Dyneema with an adjustable shoulder strap, poron handles, a sewn-in clear plastic holder for ID/contact info, and a storage pouch for it.

    I think that it would look so fabulous next to our black Aeronaut... (and perhaps a future Parental Unit...?)

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    irisria -- Hmm! Interesting. I've shared this thread with Tom -- we'll see what he says.

    Everyone should note that Tom's design list is pretty long right now, so something new could take two months -- or two years.
    Current Carry: Founder's Briefcase (every day carry), Small Cafe Bag (every day carry), Shop Bags (groceries, extra random stuff), Aeronaut 45 (travel), Synapse 19 (day hikes), Smart Alec (longer day hikes), Skookum Dog Road Duffel (Medium) (travel), Clear Organizer Wallet, Travel Stuff Sacks, Organizer Cubes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy View Post
    irisria -- Hmm! Interesting. I've shared this thread with Tom -- we'll see what he says.

    Everyone should note that Tom's design list is pretty long right now, so something new could take two months -- or two years.
    Hi Darcy!
    Almost 1 year of waiting down, hopefully no more than another year to go! ;)

    We still have that terrible Stuff Sack-wannabe... though now after several more trips, it's in a really sorry state. Had to reinforce all the seams (inside and out) with some lovely looking duct tape just to make it through our last trip to Disney.

    So I'm resubmitting that Christmas wish for the "Tom Bihn Umbrella Stroller Stuff Sack (!) in Iberian Dyneema with an adjustable shoulder strap, poron handles, a sewn-in clear plastic holder for ID/contact info, and a storage pouch for it." - or just a larger, longer version of the tripod sack...

    Hmmm...and is it a bad thing that we want to wait to have our next kid until we get that Parental Unit diaper bag in our possession?!? LOL! Priorities, you know!
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    My Aeronaut still looks pristine after many check-ins.


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