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    Western Flyer

    So, I just read the bit about the upcoming Western Flyer in the enewsletter... when do we get to see some sneak peeks??
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    We'll have our first sample from our factory within the next two weeks.
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    Sweet.............
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    Pictures of the Western Flyer:
    http://www.tombihn.com/blog/node/430
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    Darcy- did you reverse that second photo on purpose?





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    Huh! Neat! I wonder how big it'll look in person! =D

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    very nice!
    is it compatible with Aeronaut's packing cubes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratdeau View Post
    very nice!
    is it compatible with Aeronaut's packing cubes?
    You can use Aeronaut Packing Cubes with the Western Flyer, or there will also be Packing Cubes specifically designed for the compartments of the Western Flyer that help maximize efficient use of space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryS View Post
    Darcy- did you reverse that second photo on purpose?
    Actually, yes! The front panel is going to end up being reversed in the final bag. The bag pictured is an early prototype.
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    Interesting pictures. It will be neat to see how this turns out and how it will work compared to the Aeronaut.

    Quick question - will it pass as personal carry on item? I never did find the specifications for a personal carry on item but typically the rules are pretty loose for US flights on large planes (in my experience). It's hard to tell but the pictures appear to suggest the WF will fit under a seat without too much problem.
    Last edited by pretzelb; 11-12-2007 at 02:44 PM. Reason: added question about personal carry on

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    No grab handles on end?

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    How smaller than the Aeronaute is the Western Flyer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by backpack View Post
    How smaller than the Aeronaute is the Western Flyer?
    According the blog entry

    "The Western Flyer is a small carry-on bag similar to the Aeronaut in function. It's volume is about 25 liters or a little more than half the Aeronaut's volume.

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    What's the enewsletter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildgeese View Post
    What's the enewsletter?
    Our Mailing List.
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