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Brad Isbell of OBOW: TravelSmith Interview

Many of you -- the readers of this blog -- are also readers of One Bag, One World (for those of you who don't: OBOW is a blog featuring news, reviews, tips and tricks for light travelers.) Our Aeronaut and Western Flyer bags have been reviewed at One Bag, One World, in addition to being widely discussed in the OBOW forums. TravelSmith recently interviewed Brad Isbell, founder of OBOW. In the interview, Isbell tells of learning how to travel light and gives advice to fellow travelers. It's a good interview and will definitely be of interest to those of you...

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"Super Ego Arrives" (Pictures!)

"But quickly, from what I gather, the bag [The Super Ego] has impressive build quality, lots of room, and is not as intimidatingly huge as I feared it would be. It is noticeably bigger than the ID, much like you'd put a side-by-side comparison between a MBP 17 against a MBP 15, that type of ratio. But from an aesthetic point of view, the bag's size shouldn't be feared at all, I am only 5' 9" (albeit on the heavy build side), and the bag doesn't look disproportionate." Read lpotr4's entire review (with more pictures!) in the TOM BIHN Forums....

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TOM BIHN Prototype "Checkpoint Friendly" Bag: Success!

Recently, Tom and Darcy flew to a select U.S. airport to consult with TSA staff, testing Tom's prototype of a new checkpoint friendly briefcase. Quoting the TSA: "One project we're currently working on that has been widely discussed on the Internet and several blogs is a "checkpoint friendly" laptop bag. This bag would allow our officers a clear, unobstructed view of the laptop and allow passengers to keep the laptop in the bag during screening." At the airport, we were given exclusive access to an x-ray machine and conveyor for the testing process. We tested Tom's prototype briefcase in every...

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Geek chick electrical engineer packs light with the Aeronaut

"After tons of research I settled on the Tom Bihn Aeronaut bag." ...... "I was stunned to discover that even with 2 pairs of shoes, 2 skirts, 2 dresses, 2 pairs of pants, 4 shirts, 10 pairs of underwear, 4 pairs of socks, pajamas, my toiletries (not insubstantial), an iGo charger, 3 guidebooks, and all of my other stuff placed in it, I had room to spare. Before succumbing to temptation and packing some of the items I had taken out of my pile as unnecessary (bathing suit, etc.), I decided to weigh the bag. First I stepped on the...

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