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I have owned my Black Halcyon Western Flyer since the fall of 2019. It is a well made, functional, and versatile piece of luggage. It can serve as a main travel bag, a personal item to accompany another bag if not overstuffed, or even a briefcase, albeit a large one.
My typical use for the bag is as a main bag for trips lasting up to a week. For the sake of reference I am a 5'8" man and my wardrobe doesn't vary too much during the course of a trip. I try to travel with a single pair of shoes (Size 11) if possible. Bringing multiple shoes with the packing list described below usually means another larger travel bag or a car trip where the shoes can just hang out in the car and not in the luggage. I usually bring along a TB Daylight Briefcase for tech stuff, etc. so I don't need any room in the Western Flyer for that.
In the large main compartment I put 2-3 pairs of jeans/pants/shorts plus 4-6 lightweight (e.g. broadcloth) button front shirts. The shirts are bundle wrapped and all is placed inside a Halcyon TB Daylight Backpack which does double duty as a packing cube while in transit and day pack when out and about sightseeing, etc. during the trip.
In one side of the split main compartment, I put socks, underwear, t shirts, etc. Inside a Halcyon TB Shoulder Bag Packing Cube. I have never used this as a shoulder bag, but I could see it providing some additional organization for the Daylight Backpack.
I also have some REI expandable packing cubes approximately the same…
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