We've been waiting rather impatiently to share this news with you guys: the updated Aeronaut 45 -- featuring the same design updates that debuted in the Aeronaut 30 -- is now available for pre-order. Impatiently because, well, we think the design updates (detailed below) make what was already the perfect carry-on bag even more so, and also because we planned for the Aeronaut 45 to be the first bag made available for pre-order in our latest 1050d ballistic nylon color:
The updated Aeronaut 45 in Verde.
Verde is a rich, vibrant green. It's similar to the Olive 1000d Cordura we all know, but brighter and greener enough to call out for its own name. And, yes: it's what is replacing Forest. In addition to the Aeronaut 45, the Aeronaut 30 is available for pre-order in Verde/Steel. Stay tuned, as we expect to make more bags available in Verde in the coming months.
Here's a recap of the design updates in the new Aeronaut 45:
Two End Zippered Pockets
Both end pockets will now be zippered. (On the original Aeronaut 45, one end pocket was zippered, and one was open-top.)
One, Two, or Three Compartments: You Choose
The snaps in the main compartment have been replaced with zippered dividers, allowing you to transform the Aeronaut 45 into a one, two, or three compartment bag based on your needs/what you need to pack.
Right Side Up Waterproof Zippers
The Aeronaut 45 still has the much-loved YKK AquaguardŽ waterproof coil zippers, but we're now sewing them "right side up", which basically means they're easier to operate, they'll weigh a little bit less, and they'll last even longer.
Note that these design updates already exist/are in effect in the Aeronaut 30.
Aeronaut 45s that are available for order at $250 are the previous version, which means they don't include these design updates.
Aeronaut 45s that are available for order at $280 are the new version, which means they do include these design updates.
If you're a fan of the original Aeronaut 45, now would be the time to order any colors still available at the $250 price, as we won't be making another batch of the original.