In this series, we’re sharing some packing videos we’ve had but never posted. In Part I, we featured the Aeronaut 45 and Aeronaut 30. Today we’re bringing you Part II: Synapse 25 and Western Flyer.
The Synapse 25 and the Western Flyer are organizational powerhouses. They both have clever internal and external compartments and pockets that make them easy to pack and carry with little forethought or additional accessories. We show them here with a number of cubes and pouches** to give you an idea of what they can hold and different ways you can use them.
** Click the links below to see updated versions of this item.
00:22 Key Strap, 8”
00:33 3D Clear Organizer Cube and Key Strap, 16”
00:56 Western Flyer Medium Packing Cube **
01:29 Cache (Tablet) **
01:46 Western Flyer Large Packing Cube **
02:01 Medium Halcyon Organizer Pouch and Key Strap, 16”
Some months ago, we experimented making some packing videos but never got around to sharing them. So here they are: a series of videos demonstrating how to pack a few of our popular bags. Let us know what you think—if people like them, maybe we’ll be inspired to make more.
Part I: The Aeronauts 45 and 30
Besides snacks, dogs, and naps, there’s nothing we like more than the pleasure of packing a well-organized bag. We’ve designed our travel bags (like both sizes of the Aeronaut) with strategically-placed compartments and pockets so they’ll pack like a dream right out of the box. At the same time, using a few or several accessories allows you to customize your bag’s organization, whether a little or a lot. That’s why we offer accessories in a bevy of shapes, sizes, styles, and colors.
These two videos demonstrate packing strategies for the Aeronaut 45 and the Aeronaut 30 using just a few accessories.** Then the same stuff gets packed again, this time with the help of several more accessories.
** We’ve updated the design of a few items since making the videos; you can see the new versions by clicking on the links.
Just a Few:
A Few More:
Just a Few:
00:44 3D Clear Organizer Cube
A Few More:
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