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    Aeronaut question

    Looking at my new Aeronaut I see two black plastic rings on the bottom of the main compartment toward the back. (I'm not referring to the end pocket sidewall snaps). What are these for? Thanks

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    Extra "o-rings" for clipping Cordura, Clear, Padded, or Cork Organizer Pouches, Key Snaps, or Guardian Lights.
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    About those rings... if they're meant for clipping accessory pouches or lights to, wouldn't they work better at the top of the bag? Once the bag is fully packed, you'd have to dig through it to find them (though you would know exactly where they are).

    I just got my bag today and was glad to find this thread, since I had the same question.

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    I need to check mine to see if I have them too. I never noticed them before. Tricky little things are hard to spot.

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    My Aeronaut is from last year (one of the last of the Forest Green), and it doesn't appear to have these o-rings. So it seems to be a more recent addition.

    One of the reasons I love the Tom Bihn company -- if they have an idea to improve a product, they improve it. They don't hype it with unnecessary fanfare, or tout it as more than it is. If they see the opportunity, they just make it better.

    For example, I *love* the detachable system for the waist strap they've recently added to some of the bags. (I just bought a Ristretto Messenger that has it.)
    Last edited by BJ Nemeth; 08-18-2008 at 11:02 AM.

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    If you ever want to trade your Green for a later version Red, please let me know.

    Quote Originally Posted by BJ Nemeth View Post
    My Aeronaut is from last year (one of the last of the Forest Green), and it doesn't appear to have these o-rings. So it seems to be a more recent addition.

    One of the reasons I love the Tom Bihn company -- if they have an idea to improve a product, they improve it. They don't hype it with unnecessary fanfare, or tout it as more than it is. If they see the opportunity, they just make it better.

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    Sorry, Zephyrnoid, but I *love* my Forest Green Aeronaut. When I learned there were only a couple left (with no more being made), I had Darcy set one aside for me until my paycheck arrived. I can't even imagine a better color for it. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ Nemeth View Post
    I can't even imagine a better color for it. :-)
    Well, I'm still wishing for a Sapphire one... oh well. Don't like red, don't do black, being a wallflower about the steel. I saw that green one... wish I'd bought one. That will teach me to procrastinate! If you ever change your mind, now you have TWO confirmed buyers of your used Aeronaut!
    Indigo Co-Pilot w' Cache, Sapphire/Olive Medium Cafe bag, Sapphire/Black and Indigo Ballistic Swifts, 50+ assorted Stuff Sacks/Pouches/Key Straps, 4 Shop Bags. 2 Absolutes, 2 Strap Wraps, a #5 Brain Cell, 3 Clear Quarter Packing Cubes , 3 Aeronaut cubes, a 3D, a Kit, a Convertible Shoulder Bag and Convertible Backpack for my Indigo/Solar Aeronaut. Last, 3 Lifefactory Bottles and my Plum Field Journal! Plus a blue (natch) FOT. All bags decked out with Tom Bihn luggage tags .

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    I would LOVE a purple Aeronaut!!! I'll probably get one in steel, but my heart dreams of purple.

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    They used to have them in purple.
    Proud owner of; Ego (first run) in Black/Steel/Deep Blue; medium organizer pouches in cayenne and crimson; small organizer pouches in olive, pink and storm blue; mini organizer pouch in sapphire; quarter packing cube; ego strips in crimson, plum, blue glitter and sapphire.

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    Aw man! Why did I have to wait so long to discover Tom Bihn bags!


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