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Aeronaut/Techonaut Packing Cube Backpack

$58.00

Use it as a packing cube, backpack, sling bag, or waist pack.

14 liters (850 cu. in.)

Cobalt 210 Cerylon
Sangria 210 Cerylon
Island 200 Halcyon
Solaris 200 Halcyon
Tidal 200 Halcyon
Taiga 200 Halcyon

Description

This bag is an excellent example of Tom doing his thing: watching how people use a bag, and figuring out how to improve that experience. 

The Aeronaut/Techonaut Packing Cube Backpack basically replaces/serves as a Large Packing Cube: it's designed specifically to fit the main compartment of our Aeronaut 30 convertible travel bag, but works well in the Techonaut 30, and A45 or T45. It helps you organize and compress your clothes inside of your larger travel bag, maximizing the space inside of your travel bag and keeping your clothes neat and less prone to wrinkles. 

When you arrive at your destination and turn it right side out, the Aeronaut/Techonaut Packing Cube Backpack all but sprouts wings and flies. A small top compartment appears, adding four liters of storage space—great for your camera, lunch or other smaller items. This compartment also has a flat front pocket with a diagonal zipper for storing quick access items: sunglasses, lip balm, sunscreen. Into the 10 liter main, lower “cube” part of the pack will go your bulkier items like books, a sweater, and rain coat. Depending on the size of your water bottle, you may choose to store it in either compartment.

Included with the Aeronaut/Techonaut Packing Cube Backpack is a fully-removeable 1” / 25mm Gatekeeper Waist Strap: if you don't like or don't use the waist strap, remove it and leave (almost) nothing behind.

You may want to hang on to that waist strap, however, as it's an essential component in transforming the Aeronaut/Techonaut Packing Cube Backpack into a waist pack or sling bag: inside-out the whole pack into the top compartment, attach the waist strap to the webbing loops sewn into the side seams, and secure the bag around your waist or wear it cross-body. (Note that the empty main “cube” portion of the pack will now be scrunched up inside this top pouch/waist pack, so it won’t quite have all four liters of volume available to store your stuff.) 

The waist pack or sling mode is useful if you’re headed out for some shopping: as you accumulate food or souvenirs or what-have-you, you can right-side-out the whole thing again, giving yourself the full backpack to carry your treasures back to where you're staying. Or, if you depart in the cold morning hours for a hike carrying the Aeronaut/Techonaut Packing Cube Backpack in waist or sling pack mode, you might like having the space to stow your peeled-away layers in the full pack as the day warms.

The Aeronaut/Techonaut Packing Cube Backpack features a 1” / 25mm webbing carrying/hanging loop on top, simple 2”  / 50mm webbing shoulder straps and a removable (in this case think also dual-function) 1” / 25mm webbing waist belt. It does not feature a padded back, a padded hip-belt, an internal frame, nor a solar-powered convective cooling unit. 

Materials

Zippers

#5 YKK coil zippers with plastic sliders

Shoulder Straps

High quality U.S. webbing backpack straps

Other Components

Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components

Specs

Dimensions

12" (w) x 18.9” (h) x 4.1” (d) / 305 (w) x 480 (h) x 105 (d) mm

Weight

200 Halcyon: 9.9 oz / 280 grams

Volume

14 liters /850 cubic inches (ASTM Standard Measure)

Total O-Rings

4 (2 in the main compartment, 2 in the upper pocket)

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Sewn in Seattle

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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Pack for the trip, pack for the day

Just the thing to organize my packing *and* use for day-tripping once I'm at my destination. Well made and very handy to have.

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Well made lighter daypack

At first this bag was difficult for me to figure out how to collapse it into two smaller bags, but customer service sent a YouTube video link to sort it out. My suggestion is to use a zipper to separate the two cubes. I plan to carry it in August on vacation as my lighter daypack and look forward to that test.

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A fun versatile bag

This is a bag that makes me love Tom Bihn even more -- works well as a packing cube, but even better as a quick travel bag. The little space you lose as a packing cube is made up by having the versatility to not carry your main bag (in my case Techonaut 30) once you reach your destination.

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Another Tom Bihn classic!

I was so excited to see the Packing Cube Backpack available for sale again. It offers a wonderful array of options: packing cube, backpack, small sling/waist bag. When traveling and on the move, having an item that can perform multiple tasks - and do them all well - is really critical for both weight and space savings. As always, the build quality is outstanding, and this feels like a bag that will hold up well to the rigors of travel for many years to come!

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Works great for intended application

Used it as packing INSIDE my Synik 30.

Then used it as my day back while on the ground.

Dirty clothes on the outbound.

TB may not be THE way- but it is certain A way to travel and travel well both for every day carry and on airplanes etc.

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