I'm a recent first time Tom Bihn customer and have learned so much from this forum on bags, uses, colours and just general great ideas. I've been on a recent 'binge' and have accumulated a lot of TB gear, always finding a supposed reason to need a slightly different and new item.
In order to justify (perhaps just to myself) why i need so many different items, I created a chart of how i use the multiple bags. I thought it might be of interest to people to see what activities I use my bags for and the way I combine some of them when I travel. It helped me to justify certain items especially when they have more than just one type of use.
This is just my uses though, I'm sure others use their bags in different ways. Hope it helps though.
Some notes on the chart:
- Travel overnight or longer is assumed to be international and include a flight
- An X shows each item used for that activity
- Where I have choices and vary which bag I use depending on items carried, environment and just general mood; I have numbered them in order of priority 1,2,3 etc.