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    I had a chance to test the prototype to see how comfortable it is on my small 5'5" frame. It's very comfortable. I think we're going to make a few tweaks to the shoulder straps. It's coming along nicely.
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    Whoo hoo! What's the ETA? Is it too much to hope that it will be ready by Spring?

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    Tom, can those of us who have posted to this thread please, please have a preview?

    Pretty please?

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    As you wish

    The Aeronaut abroad, modeled by FOT (Friends Of Tom):







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    Comparison to Brain Bag

    The Brain Bag is 18x14x9. This bag is 22x14x9 but it looks a lot bigger than just 4 inches taller. I guess the cube shape accounts for the perceived visual difference. Can't wait until you start taking preorders!

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    That is a pretty sexy looking carry on. Dammit, I think I'll have to get one.

    I went to Europe for a couple of weeks to go to Oktoberfest in September. I was mostly successful in packing light enough to go carry on only. I used an Eagle Creek rolling suitcase. Rolling was pretty useful, but kind of a pain when walking a mile and a half to your hostel.

    One thing I could have used was a waterproof compartment so that I could throw wet/dirty clothes or a wet towel in them without having to worry about them getting my clean clothes wet/dirty. Even better if it coul have some good ventilation so that the items might dry out in transit. The end compartments seem like a good candidate.

    Speaking of which, do the end compartments each fit one shoe or one pair of shoes? Be great if you could fit a pair in each. I never have a place for shoes.

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    What will the price be?

    It looks like a fantastic bag. I've been looking for a good two day travel bag for a while now and this looks like what I've been looking for.

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    I travel every week of the year (gotta love consulting, no not really) anyways, as soon as your looking for someone to put this new bag through the paces let me know. I'm planning on buying one as soon as it comes out either way. I fly 2-3 times a week and I'm sure I'll hit just about every type of plane and situation there is. I can't wait to get my hands on one. My brain bag is over a year old and still looks as good as I got it.

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    This is so exciting. More pictures! Looking forward to ordering! Any color decisions made yet?

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    Most excellent!

    I've been waiting for this bag for quite a while. How soon can I pre-order? and will is be available in black?

    Thanks!

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    A key consideration is international travel where carry-on dimensions are smaller than in the US. Would be great to have US version and a smaller version for overseas travel.

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    Colors haven't been officially decided, but I do think we will make the Aeronaut in Crimson, Solid Black, and Steel. We're not sure how popular the bag would be in Grape or Kiwi -- what do you guys think?

    This bag is so good looking it's like the colors flatter it. I think my favorite color is the Crimson.

    I believe the bag will be available for pre-order in late January. We're still working on a few details, including price.

    I had the opportunity to try on the "smaller person" version and it was great. Somehow the bag doesn't look absolutely huge on me like the Brain Bag does.
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    I think grape and kiwi may be a bit much, but what about some of the other not-so-screaming colors? Plum, sage, olive, or cocoa? (I would LOVE this to be available in cocoa.)

    More details! More! Yay!

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    I think the 1050 denier ballistic nylon restricts you in color, so you can get grape but not plum -- that was my original question for the LUX bag. That means you can probably get the outer bag colors of the Empire Bag, Smart Alec, and Lux, for example. Sage should be a possibility, and maybe charcoal. I'd guess that they can't do cocoa, or that would have been an obvious color offering (for the Lux bag, too).

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    moriond has it right -- the Aeronaut will be made out of Ballistic, which we have in colors: Steel, Crimson, Black, Kiwi, Sage, and Grape.

    I think we are planning to make a few in Sage.
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