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Hero's Journey Packing Cubes (Aether)

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Hero's Journey Packing Cubes (Aether)

Materials:

120d Aether Ripstop fabric
#3 YKK coil zipper with plastic sliders


Construction:

Made in USA
100% finished seams


Specs:

Dimensions: 14.6" x 13.4" x 3.9" / 370 x 340 x 100 mm
Weight: 2.5 ounces / 70 grams
Volume: 775 cubic inches / 12.5 liters


We offer just one size of Packing Cube for the Hero's Journey. It's a large, flat cube, two of which can be stacked on top of one another to fill the main (upper) compartment of the Hero's Journey pack. It's only a little different in size from the Aeronaut 45 Large Packing cube (available in Aether or Halcyon), so if you already have some of those, you really don't need to get these.

As an alternative, you could use four or five (depending on how full you stuff them) Aeronaut 45 End Packing Cubes (solid fabric, mesh, or Aether), and stack them in the main compartment, as one would stack books in a bookcase. Of course, while many people swear by packing cubes as a way of organizing and compressing their clothing and gear, they are not essential.

This Hero's Journey Packing Cube is only available in solid Aether fabric. 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, and is surface-treated with 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 is more-or-less translucent, though the opacity varies by color. That means that it's possible to see the contents of the cube even without a mesh panel.  

We’ve shaved off even 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.

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You can expect your TOM BIHN bag to give you years of hard service. Our bags are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the bag. That means if something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it at no charge.

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.

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