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Aeronaut 30

$290.00

Our smaller convertible (carry it three ways) carry-on travel bag.

30 liters (1830 cu. in.)

Black 1050 Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Black 1050 Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
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Description

With the A30 on your back, you won't hesitate to make your way through the crowd, down a cobblestone alley, across the grass, or up the trail.

The Aeronaut 30 is the little brother of the original Aeronaut 45, our convertible carry-on travel bag (the "30" or "45" reflecting their approximate volumes in liters). Its smaller size meets most requirements for North American regional commuter jets and intra-European flights. That said, even if you fly in just regular planes, you may find that the Aeronaut 30 better meets your needs: its smaller size will allow you to squeeze it in to just that many more tight overhead bins, and to move that much more stealthily through crowds. Though the Aeronaut 30 has only two-thirds the volume of the Aeronaut 45, you'll find that in use it seems to fit almost as much.

When we began to scale down the Aeronaut 45, we couldn't resist updating the design with a few minor changes. To make it smaller but still allow full-sized folks to carry it, we had to change the way the bag went together: the padded back panel under which the backpack straps hide is actually a bit longer/taller than on the Aeronaut 45. The gist is that you needn't be 20% shorter to wear the Aeronaut 30. In other words: if the Aeronaut 45 is a good fit for you, the Aeronaut 30 will be as well.

Travel with the Aeronaut isn't like travel with wheeled luggage: you won't ever hesitate to make your way through the crowd, down a cobblestone alley, across the grass, or up the trail. With the load on your back, you can navigate through not just airports, train stations, and bus depots, but through airplanestrains, and buses. The Aeronaut 30 is at once soft luggage, a duffel bag, and a backpack. It takes the best of all those bags and combines them into what many people have found to be their most versatile travel bag yet.

Designed, like we said, to fit even European budget and regional commuter airline carry-on requirements, the Aeronaut 30 also serves as luggage for shorter trips (or even longer trips for those of us who lean towards ultralight/minimalist packing). With its zip-away backpack straps, the Aeronaut 30 can be carried as a backpack, or with its padded handle can be carried on-edge as one would a traditional suitcase. Of course, you can add our Absolute Shoulder Strap so you can carry it on your shoulder or cross-body (almost any other shoulder strap will work as well).

The downside to most duffel bags is their lack of compartmentalization: we think we've answered that quite successfully with our Aeronauts. The main body of the bag is divided into three significant compartments: a large center compartment flanked on both ends by substantial end compartments. Don't need one end compartment or the other, or need to fit something bigger than expected in the main compartment? The panels dividing the end compartments from the main compartment of the bag unzip — another versatile feature allowing you to customize the Aeronaut 30 to your needs. Good to know: the end compartments of the Aeronaut 30 can accommodate a pair of size 12 (USA) men's dress or running shoes. Don't wear a size 12? Smaller sizes fit too, of course. The end compartments are also great for segregating the clean from the unclean (more on that just below), or perhaps socks and underwear, from everything else.

Available in a size designed specifically to fit the end compartment of the Aeronaut 30 is the Travel Laundry Stuff Sack. Based on a design from Tom's archives (circa 1981) and inspired by his time hosteling around Europe, the Travel Laundry Stuff Sack works like this: start your trip off with the sack full of clean clothes, and as they become dirty, put them in other end of the same sack. A floating divider midway keeps the clean and the dirty clothes separated. The volume of the clothing doesn't change, but the ratio of clean to dirty does. You don't need separate sacks for clean and dirty laundry anymore! Yeahh! It can be ordered as an optional accessory with the Aeronaut 30 or separately.

The main compartment of the Aeronaut 30 is accessed through a curved zipper opening and swallows a substantial stack of folded shirts/blouses/trousers/dresses; as you pack the Aeronaut 30, the end pockets act like bookends, keeping everything in the center compartment relatively flat and folded. The inside of the opening "hatch" features a convenient zippered mesh pocket for small items.

There's also two simple webbing loop handles that are accessible only when the main hatch is unzipped: they're designed to be used as grab handles when and if you need to move your Aeronaut around while packing or unpacking. The handles drop to the inside and are only there when you need them (we think you'll appreciate them).

We make a variety of Packing Cubes sized specifically to most efficiently utilize space inside the Aeronaut 30. Inside the main compartment of the Aeronaut 30, you can fit two Large Aeronaut 30 Packing Cubes, one Large and two Small, or four Small. In either end compartment of the Aeronaut 30, you can fit an End Pocket Packing Cube in either Fabric/Mesh or All Fabric. Also available to fit in either of the end compartments is the handy Travel Laundry Stuff Sack that we mentioned above or various combinations of our Travel Stuff Sacks.

If Packing Cubes aren't your style, you can avail yourself of the pair of tie-down straps inside the Aeronaut 30's main compartment. These straps can be handy for securing pants/slacks or a carefully folded sport coat. The tie-down straps attach to the inside of the bag with Gatekeeper loops, so if you find they are in your way you can save a bit of weight by removing them.

The Aeronaut 30 converts easily to and carries comfortably as a backpack: the shoulder straps are contoured and padded, and they feature a removable/adjustable sternum strap; the back panel is padded with 3/8" / 10mm thick closed-cell foam as well. Thanks to a zipper hidden inside the lining of the bag, the back panel foam is removable (or swappable) if you don't find you need it and want to save the weight/bulk. 

We offer the optional and removable Aeronaut Padded Hip Belt and Aeronaut 30 Internal Frame for those who would like to offset some of the weight of a fully loaded Aeronaut 30 on to their hips. The Padded Hip Belt is designed to fully integrate with the Aeronaut 30 — almost as if it was built-in to the bag from the get-go.

Once the Padded Hip Belt is installed, you have the option of unclipping it and, in one fell swoop, stowing the Padded Hip Belt and the backpack straps in the backpack straps compartment. And with both the backpack straps and waist strap tucked away inside, the Aeronaut becomes a sophisticated soft-luggage piece, free of extraneous straps and geegaws and entirely presentable. Because it is carry-on size, you usually won't be checking the Aeronaut as luggage, but tucking away the shoulder straps (and waist strap) also greatly reduces the possibility of the bag being caught in a conveyor belt if you must check it.

The optional Aeronaut Internal Frame slips inside the same secret zippered pocket that accommodates the back foam padding, and is held in place by its hourglass shape. Some folks may opt to use just the Padded Hip Belt, just the Internal frame, both, or none of the above — for our two cents on those matters, please see our Aeronaut: Frequently Asked Questions blog post.

The grab handles at either end of the Aeronaut 30 were designed to be in the right place at the right time. Specifically, they provide an inviting and obvious place to grab the Aeronaut and give it a yank to extract it from an overhead compartment of a plane or other tight spot. They’re reinforced, so if you need to pull hard, go ahead, and because they’re padded, the whole process will be as comfortable for your hands as possible.

Both exterior ends of the Aeronaut 30 have exterior zippered pockets; one includes a Black 8" Key Strap, and both are large enough for the Guide Michelin and a boarding pass. They're a nice place to keep your earbuds or other small items you might need during the flight, as one end or the other is often easily accessible in the overhead bin.

We make the Aeronaut 30 in two different exterior fabrics: 1050 denier high tenacity ballistic nylon (made in USA to our specifications) or 400d Halcyon/420d nylon ripstop (made in Japan to our specifications). Both versions are lined with our ultralight Japanese 200 denier Halcyon/nylon ripstop fabric (again, made to our specifications — see a pattern here? We want things to be just right.)

More on materials: we use #10 YKK Coil Aquaguard® water-repellent zippers so you needn't worry so much about bad weather impacting your gear.

Included with the Aeronaut 30 is a package of our Cord Zipper Pulls in Black so you can add them to the metal zippers for an easier grab, though many folks like how uncluttered the Aeronaut looks as-is.

Of course the Aeronaut 30 is built, like all TOM BIHN bags, to withstand years of worry-free abuse. Bartacks galore. Reinforced everything. Finished seams.

Main Compartment and End Compartments:

#10 YKK Aquaguard Coil Zippers with lockable sliders Diagonal End Pockets and Interior Pocket: #8 YKK Aquaguard Coil Zippers Interior Divider Zippers: #5 YKK Vislon Molded Tooth Zippers

Panel

3/8" / 10mm thick back foam panel

Shoulder Straps

Bound-edge EV50 .375" / 10mm shoulder straps (EVAZOTE® OEKO-TEX® foam)

Specs

Sewn in USA with globally sourced materials 100% finished seams

Weight

1050d ballistic nylon: 2 lbs, 14 oz / 1300 grams
525d ballistic nylon: 2 lbs, 10 oz / 1195 grams
400d Halcyon®/420d nylon ripstop: 2 lbs, 6 oz / 1070 grams

Total O-rings

9 (4 in the main compartment, 1 in the inside mesh pocket, 1 in the left curved pocket, 1 in the right curved pocket, 1 in the left side pocket, 1 in the right side pocket)

Dimensions

19.7" (w) x 12.6" (h) x 7.9" (d) / 500 (w) x 320 (h) x 200 (d) mm

Volume

1830 cubic inches / 30 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)

Choosing an Exterior Fabric

You like choices and we like to give you choices! That's why the Aeronaut 30 is typically available* in two different exterior fabrics. Our Materials Glossary explains each fabric in great detail, but here are some quick facts that may help you decide which to choose. And we're always here if you have questions: emailus@tombihn.com

400d Halcyon

Weave:
plain weave with 1/4” / 6mm ripstop
Fibers:
400 denier type 6 filament nylon (base fabric); 420 denier ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene ripstop grid
Coating:
light urethane
Made in:
Japan

Choose this fabric if

  • You want a lighter weight alternative to traditional nylon fabrics that has remarkable tear strength and good abrasion resistance.
  • You're looking for a fabric with a modern, "technical" appearance.
  • You have pets: 400d Halcyon doesn't collect pet hair, reducing your monthly lint roller costs.

1050 Denier High Tenacity Ballistic Nylon

Weave:
2x2 “ballistic” weave
Fibers:
1050 denier type 6,6 (high tenacity) filament nylon
Coating:
medium urethane
Made in:
U.S.A.

Choose this fabric if

  • You want a super-tough fabric – originally designed for use in bullet-proof vests.
  • The weight of your bag isn’t a huge concern (though it’s worth noting that 1050d Ballistic is still lighter than cotton canvas or leather).
  • You want a smooth surface that won’t collect pet hair or sweater fuzz, slides easily into and out of the overhead bin, and fits in whether you're traveling for work or leisure.
*There may be times when one of the exterior fabrics mentioned here isn't available. Even with our best efforts, the demand for our bags occasionally outpaces our production capabilities: at times, some products, color combinations, or fabrics might be temporarily unavailable or "In Production." See the In Production color combinations as a guide to what our factory crew is making and what will be available next.
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Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?

Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.

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Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and we stand behind what we make.

If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.

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Reviewed by Sara
Rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful, well-designed bag

I bought this bag 4 years ago and it's the one I use for nearly every trip -- it's perfect for a trip of 3-4 days with heavy winter clothes, or a week of lighter, summer-clothes travel (although I once eeked out a 3-week international trip, doing laundry along the way).

The amount of organization is perfect; it helps me keep big categories of items separate without getting too fussy about it. I generally put clothes in the main center section, extra shoes in one side compartment, and toiletries and odds and ends in the other side compartment. Everything is easy to access without making you dig through layers of stuff, as top-packing backpacks require.

Also, I've never met an overhead bin that this wouldn't fit into, here or abroad. Overall this is a great bag and has held up really well -- I look forward to many more years with it!

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5 Months of Perfect Packing

I have been using the Aeronaut 30 for the past 5 months while I work out of town during the week and I have absolutely loved it! When I first got it I was worried that it would not fit a weeks worth of cloths and travel items but with the addition of the Aeronaut 30 packing cubes it held everything I needed plus a pair of 10.5 wide men's shoes which I wasn't expecting. Having the main carrying handle on the "top" of the bag and not over the main compartment access like most duffel bags is one of the main things that set this bag apart and make it perfect for lugging around. I added the absolute shoulder strap and it barely feels like I am carrying a bag over my shoulder. One thing I did not think I would use are the two handles located inside the main compartment of the bag. They are very handy for moving the bag around a hotel room or the house while you pack or unpack, just another nice touch to an almost perfect bag.

The one thing that would have made this bag perfect was an additional 5 liters, making it a 35 liter bag. This would give me enough room to get a jacket in which I would love but its not stopping me from showing off the bag to friends and family every chance I get!

Once I had a chance to use this bag I realized this was the only bag I really need. Can not recommend this bag enough for someone who wants a smart, organized, compact travel bag to serve you for years.

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Wonderful, versatile bag

This used to be my go-to bag for flights, because it fits so much of my stuff and is easy to carry. It is just the right size to slot into the overheads even if they are getting full, and in a pinch can go under my seat. However, with COVID, I found myself doing a road trip rather than flying. This little bag was perfect for last-minute packing. Using packing cubes, I was able to squeeze in 'just one more thing', and then another, and then another... I stayed in a few places, and the Aeronaut is easy to live out of. I just remove all the clothes from the cubes, lay it out flat, and then stack everything in the main compartment; no need to fully unpack.

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Great one bag for short person

I’m 5’0 short. This bag is great. Fits in overhead bin or under seat if not over packed. I couple this with pilot for airplane travel. I use packing cubes or roll clothing. Bag is comfortable to wear in backpack mode. I also have absolute strap I keep inside bag just in case I need a different carry option on the go.

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Such a great bag

I love this bag, it feels so well made with great design and materials and stitching. I have the Aubergine ballistic type, purchased in 2016, and it’s been with me on many trips. I’m 5’4” and it works well for my height. I wear it backpack style generally over both shoulders on airport walks, pretty comfy. Love the side pockets for shoes and easy access to 3-1-1 toiletry kit for the airport X-ray removal, and the little zippered outside pockets for things like my iPhone charger and whatnot, very convenient and organized. It’s also extremely well built and I can report it will survive being flung out of a car topper at 75 mph and skidding along an Oregon highway. Only a couple scuffs to show, that’s it! :-0 Wow. Two thumbs up.

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