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Co-Pilot in Black 525 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Black 525 Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Black 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Steel. Co-Pilot in Steel/Wasabi. Co-Pilot in Steel/Iberian. Co-Pilot in Burnt Orange. Co-Pilot in Burnt Orange/Steel. Co-Pilot in Burnt Orange/Northwest Sky. Co-Pilot in Aubergine. Co-Pilot in Aubergine/Wasabi. Co-Pilot in Coyote. Co-Pilot in Coyote/Northwest Sky. Co-Pilot in Navy. Co-Pilot in Navy/Iberian. Co-Pilot in Black. Co-Pilot in Black/Northwest Sky. Co-Pilot in Black/Ultraviolet. Co-Pilot in Black/Island. Co-Pilot in Black/Wasabi. Co-Pilot in Black Halcyon. Co-Pilot in Black Halcyon/Island. Co-Pilot in Black Halcyon/Northwest Sky. Co-Pilot in Black Halcyon. Co-Pilot in Black Halcyon/Iberian. Co-Pilot in Verde. Co-Pilot in Verde/Steel. Co-Pilot in Verde/Northwest Sky. Co-Pilot in Original Halcyon/Wasabi. Co-Pilot in Original Halcyon/Wasabi. Co-Pilot in Black 525 Ballistic Co-Pilot in Black/Island. Co-Pilot in Black/Northwest Sky. Co-Pilot in Deep Blue 525 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/Coyote 210 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Deep Blue. Co-Pilot in Deep Blue/Wasabi. Co-Pilot in Deep Blue/Northwest Sky. Co-Pilot in Olive. visible variant TB0967-OKND visible variant TB0967-LKLD visible variant TB0967-LKLD Co-Pilot in Mars Red. Co-Pilot in Ursa 525 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Ursa 525 Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Wilderness 525 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Wilderness 525 Ballistic/Coyote 210 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Mars Red/Northwest Sky. Co-Pilot in Aubergine. Co-Pilot in Aubergine/Northwest Sky. Co-Pilot in Nebulous Grey. Co-Pilot in Nebulous Grey/Island. Co-Pilot in Burnt Orange. Co-Pilot in Burnt Orange/Northwest Sky. Co-Pilot in Constellation 525 Ballistic. Co-Pilot in Constellation 525 Ballistic/Cloud 525 Ballistic.. Close-up of the YKK zippers on the Co-Pilot. Close-up of a phone in one of the front organizer pockets of the Co-Pilot. Close-up of a pen and pencil in the organizer pockets of the Co-Pilot. Photo showing off the nice padded handle of the Co-Pilot. Close-up of the Standard Shoulder Strap snaphook clipped to the Co-Pilot. Photo showing the back of the Co-Pilot with its open-top pocket and bottom zipper so it can fit over the handle of rolling luggage. Photo of the back of the Co-Pilot with a magazine in it. On the left is the Co-Pilot; on the right is the Pilot. Person sitting in the window seat of a train looking at their tablet while the Co-Pilot is next to them. Person outdoors holding an iPad while wearing the Co-Pilot. Still image from a video that shows what can fit in the Co-Pilot; click to watch.
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Co-Pilot

$145.00

Personal carry-on sized travel bag: designed to fit under the seat on the airplane.

10 liters (600 cu.in.)

Black 525 Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Black 525 Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Black 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Black 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Constellation 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Constellation 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Ursa 525 Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Ursa 525 Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Wilderness 525 Ballistic/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Wilderness 525 Ballistic/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Close-up of the YKK zippers on the Co-Pilot. Close-up of a phone in one of the front organizer pockets of the Co-Pilot. Close-up of a pen and pencil in the organizer pockets of the Co-Pilot. Photo showing off the nice padded handle of the Co-Pilot. Close-up of the Standard Shoulder Strap snaphook clipped to the Co-Pilot. Photo showing the back of the Co-Pilot with its open-top pocket and bottom zipper so it can fit over the handle of rolling luggage. Photo of the back of the Co-Pilot with a magazine in it. On the left is the Co-Pilot; on the right is the Pilot. Person sitting in the window seat of a train looking at their tablet while the Co-Pilot is next to them. Person outdoors holding an iPad while wearing the Co-Pilot.

Description

Our original personal carry-on travel bag. Works great as an destination briefcase.

The Co-Pilot is a small, personal carry-on travel bag designed to fit the essentials — the items you want close at hand and easily accessible during your flight or at the airport. It's a natural complement to our larger AeronautTri-Star, and Western Flyer carry-on travel bags. (Like the Co-Pilot but need something just a little bigger for more stuff or to hold a 13" laptop? See the Pilot.)

The front of the Co-Pilot features piping to help it keep its shape and smart looks — no matter how full or empty it is. The Co-Pilot features #8 YKK Aquaguard® water-repellent zippers with metal pulls. Included with the bag are five Cord Zipper Pulls, allowing you to add them to the metal zipper pulls or replace the metal zipper pulls entirely. We made a video all about installing/using Cord Zipper Pulls: watch it here.

The Co-Pilot has three front pockets and one main, back compartment. The front left compartment has an small organizational pocket and the compartment is sized to fit a toiletry kit (such as our 3D Clear Organizer Cube, designed to serve as a 3-1-1 bag) or similar-size item. It has one O-ring. There are seven total O-rings in the Co-Pilot. Some customers may find it convenient to clip, via a long Key Strap, a 3D Clear Organizer Cube to the Co-Pilot — at the security checkpoint, you can unzip the front pocket of your Co-Pilot and remove the 3D Clear Organizer Cube but leave it tethered to the Co-Pilot, ensuring that you know exactly where it is.

The middle front pocket of the Co-Pilot is designed to fit a small water bottle or compact folding umbrella. The bottom of this pocket has an eyelet so any condensation, spills, or leaks won't puddle in the bag.

The right side front pocket of the Co-Pilot has four pen pockets and one O-ring (to which is affixed one 8" Black Webbing Key Strap — a handy strap that keeps your keys securely tethered to the Co-Pilot) and is the same size as the left side front pocket — perfect for things like a digital camera, snacks, or even a very light wind shell or down vest.

The main compartment of the Co-Pilot is wide, open, and ready to accept larger items, like more clothes and your iPad, ereader, or book. Inside, two open-top pouches of equal size aid organization.

The back of the Co-Pilot features a wide, open-top pocket for a magazine or newspaper. The bottom of this pocket zips open so you can slide the Co-Pilot over the handle of rolling luggage.

The Co-Pilot has a comfortable handle padded with PORON® foam, centered above the center of gravity. Shoulder Strap attachment points are on the left and right sides of the Co-Pilot. Our Standard Shoulder Strap is included with the Co-Pilot. You have the option of upgrading to our Absolute Shoulder Strap for an extra $20.

Not just a great travel bag, the Co-Pilot will assist you once you reach your destination — it's the perfect day bag to carry your map or guidebook, water bottle, jacket, and umbrella, with room leftover to collect small souvenirs on your trip.

Specs

Sewn in USA with globally sourced materials 100% finished seams

Dimensions

11.8" (w) x 10" (h) x 4.9" (d) / 300 (w) x 255 (h) x 125 (d) mm

Weight

525d high tenacity ballistic nylon: 1 lb / 455 grams
400d Halcyon®/420d nylon ripstop: 14 oz / 385 grams

Volume

600 cu. in. / 10 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)

Total O-Rings

7

(4 in the main compartment
1 in the left zippered pocket
1 in water bottle pocket
1 in the right zippered pocket)

Choosing an Exterior Fabric

You like choices and we like to give you choices! That's why the Co-Pilot 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.

525d High Tenacity Ballistic Nylon

Weave
2x2 “ballistic” weave
Fibers
525 denier type 6,6 (high tenacity) filament nylon, twisted
Coating
heavy urethane
Made In
South Korea with Canadian Yarn

Choose this fabric if

  • You want your bag to be soft and supple yet tough as nails.
  • You want a fabric that's stately enough to be at home at work, the mountains, or a nice hotel.
  • You don't want your bag to collect pet hair or abrade your clothing.
*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.

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.

THE BIHN Guarantee

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 Rob E.
Rated 5 out of 5

Best bag I have. Use it daily and keep my pockets empty.

525 outer material is smooth, soft, comfortable. Pockets are well designed to hold small thinks nicely organized. Bottle pocket easily hold a 17 Oz insulated bottle with room to spare.large centre pocket holds jacket, or a packing cube with weekend capacity for summer months travelling. Stock shoulder strap is long enough for my height (2m) and long torso. Tom Bihn bags are one of the very few companies that offer that feature , so for me, that’s a biggie. Without a doubt the most comfortable, well laid out bag I own. Use it daily. Build quality is the highest. I have an EGO, SMART ALEC, RISTRETTO and now this CO-PILOT. All great for their own purposes. I’ve sold any other bags I had.

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Reviewed by M. John N.
Rated 5 out of 5

MY FAVORITE "EVERY DAY CARRY" BAG!

Full disclosure: I'm a Tom Bihn junkie; I own several of their bags and countless accessories.

But my favorite is the Co-Pilot, for several reasons:

- Structure. Keeps its shape and stands up on its own, even when empty.

- Compartments. If you're "a place for everything and everything in its place" sort of person, this bag is for you.

- Security. Unlike messenger-style flap bags, everything zips up weather-tight and secure.

- Size. Big enough for your daily commute/errands, but small enough to carry around socially on evenings and weekends without feeling like you're carrying a briefcase.

Thanks to the compartmentalization, everything is within quick and easy reach; you don't have to open the "whole" bag if you just need to grab your pen or pull out your checkbook.

THINGS TO KNOW:

- This is not a bag for a laptop; my 13-inch MacBook Air does not fit.

- The side pockets are deceptively big.

- The main compartment can be deceptively small (depending on what you put in the front compartments).

- The center compartment is surprisingly generous; I can squeeze in a 10-inch (fat!) bottle.

- Keep in mind the water bottle will cut into the space in the main compartment.

PLEASANT SURPRISES:

- O-rings. You'll wonder how you ever lived without them.

- Top handle. Makes it 1000% easier to deftly pick up without the awkwardness of trying to pick it up by the shoulder strap.

Trust me - you'll be back for another one in another color, just like I am today!

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Reviewed by Alexandra D.
Rated 5 out of 5

Amazing little bag!

The co-pilot is small, let’s get that out of the way. You can fit regular A4 sized papers but likely not in any kind of folder. I just place a small clip to keep the papers together and it fits my minimalist style well. This is not a bag for you if you must carry a work-issued laptop every day. Most laptops wouldn’t fit this bag, so go for the pilot if that’s your situation. But if you don’t need to carry your laptop, this is simply an amazing small super cute little work/EDC bag!! And it surprisingly fits everything I used to carry in much larger bags with room to spare. I chose this bag because it’s multi-purpose. I can use it daily for work, I can fit my coffee travel mug in the designated front pocket, I can use it as daily carry on vacations or sightseeing, and it’s perfect for airports/airplanes since the size is minimal and it has a pass through sleeve to secure to your suitcase. This is your EVERYTHING BAG! And it’s really cute!! I bought the black ballistic/northwest sky.

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Reviewed by Andrew S.
Rated 5 out of 5

Great option for structured shoulder bag

This is a great option if you need a somewhat more structured bag than some of the other Tom Bihn options. I bought it in hopes of using it as a combination camera and general purpose bag for daily use.

I put an Ape Case insert in the large pocket and use that to carry a small mirrorless camera and either two extra lenses or a lens and then my microphone. I tuck two Tom Bihn pockets connected to o-rings into this pouch for memory cards, battery, arca swiss plate, etc. Then the camera strap goes into the remaining space

On the other side, I use one side pocket for keys and pens and the other for checks/wallet. The middle pocket that is designed for a water bottle I actually use for my sunglasses case, which fits perfectly inside.

The result is a case that is always ready for a quick photo jaunt with extra storage for whatever the occasion calls for.

Then of course it's a Tom Bihn bag so it's completely indestructible.

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