Aether Packing Cubes (Tri-Star)
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|120d Aether ripstop|
|#3 YKK coil zipper with plastic sliders|
|Made in USA with fabric from Korea / Japan / U.S.A.|
|100% finished seams|
|Large||18.7 " / 475mm||12.8" / 325mm||2.4" / 60mm||2.6 oz / 75 g||575 cu in / 9.5 L|
|Medium||12.8" / 325mm||11.3" / 290mm||2.4" / 60mm||1.7 oz / 50 g||350 cu in / 5.5 L|
|Small||12.8" / 325mm||7.4" / 190mm||2.4" / 60mm||1.5 oz / 40 g||225 cu in / 3.5 L|
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For use in the Tri-Star -- use one Small Packing Cube by itself or with a Medium Packing Cube in any of the three main compartments. Use one Large Packing Cube in any of the three main compartments.
Aether is an ultra-light, 100% nylon fabric from Japan. It has a unique and somewhat complex construction, combining 30 denier monofilament with both 100 denier and 200 denier yarns in a micro-ripstop weave that further increases its tear strength. Like most of our fabrics, Aether is coated on the backside with urethane for weather resistance, as well as having a surface treatment of durable water repellant. Though its hand is a bit crisp when new, we greatly prefer Aether's aesthetic over commonly available silicone-coated nylons. It's light, but surprisingly tough.
Aether is a very light fabric, useful for those trying to save weight wherever possible; we've found that it's ideal for Packing Cubes and other travel accessories.
Aether Packing Cubes are solid Aether fabric, front and back, no mesh. Because Aether is, depending on the color, more-or-less translucent (as seen in the photos and video below) the visibility of contents offered by a mesh panel is not essential.
In addition, we’ve shaved off more weight by using #3 YKK coil zippers, and binding the internal seams with Aether fabric as well. Together we’ve reduced the weight of all the Packing Cubes by about 40% – not bad, eh? Aether Cubes will require a tad bit more gentle treatment, but we think most people will find the weight savings worth it.
Some folks will choose a set of matching color Aether Packing Cubes, but we think a lot of people might choose different colors of Aether Packing Cubes in an effort to use color coding for packing organization.
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Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and are most often evident while your bag is still new. Keep in mind that daypacks and briefcases are often subject to serious wear in everyday use. We often see TOM BIHN bags that are still solid and in use after five, ten, fifteen, even twenty or twenty-five years, with minor repairs needed here or there. But remember: only true love lasts forever.