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Recommend “personal item” size pack.

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by KDOG08, May 21, 2020.

  1. KDOG08

    KDOG08 Loaded Pockets

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    I am looking for something that fits the personal item size for airlines. 9x10x17. My Rush 12 is a tad too big.


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  2. RogerStenning

    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    Some airlines give more space than others: Which airline(s) are you planning to use, and are they domestic (which country) or international?
     
  3. KDOG08

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    I don’t know which airline yet. But it will be a domestic flight


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  4. MikeM

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    When I travel I always have my HPG Tara with me. It’s small, simple, light weight, and well made. It has a great harness that can handle more weight than the pack can. Also the wand pockets are great for water bottles.

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  5. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I pretty much carry the Tom Bihn Pilot everywhere as this size bag and it is insane how much I can get in there and usually do!

    You can often get away with a much larger bag too and I also carry a Synapse 25 if I need to.
     
  6. KDOG08

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    Tom Bihn is awesome stuff but ka-Ching!!!

    The new Osprey Daylite Plus looks like it would fit the bill


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  7. KDOG08

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    Well I just splurged on the sale Osprey was having and got my a Daylite Plus (20L) and a Farpoint Travelpack Carey On 40L on the way. That covers both the carry on and the person item. And the best part is they hook to each other.


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  8. ballistic

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    GoRuck Bullet 10L or GR1 26L depending on size of aircraft, but the GR2 usually fits fine between my feet under the seat in front of me.

    [Edited: GR1, not GR2.]
     
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    I suggest taking a look at the websites for the airlines that fly from your home airport; some are more restrictive than others. I find that airlines can be quite forgiving if the bag is not completely full and not too rigid. In other words, if you can squeeze your bag into the space, you can fly with it.

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  10. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Trust me I rarely buy new from them directly and have never gotten a bad one either.
     
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    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    There is literally no chance that my GR2 would ever fit there ,EVER!?!?!?!
     
  12. KDOG08

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    Oh I’ve owned several TB bags in the past. They are indeed great gear.


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  13. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    What I meant is that I never pay new prices!


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  14. ballistic

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    My bad, 26L GR1..
     
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    I'll second the HPG Tara.... and with the Tara Insert you can organize it even better inside.

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  17. KDOG08

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    I have an Osprey Farpoint 40 and Daylite Plus on the way. That should cover it. Thanks for all the input!


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    Hello! This is your personal item compendium speaking.

    Regulations are collected at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xM0I9Zi3hOsn3NTfkx9RE32qXgj1e3qHxuzvXfg2_78/edit?usp=sharing

    17" is too much. That's 43cm.

    Some backpacks which also can be side carried within the 40 x 30 x 20 size:
    1. Crumpler Director's Cut. 40.0 x 28.0 x 18.0 cm. Very nice organization, expandable. I have this but it really doesn't fit a 14" ThinkPad not that Crumpler promised it would and because of that it's up for sale.
    2. CabinZero Military 28L. 40 x 30 x 15 cm. No organization but I believe if you'd strap a Cargo Works 15" Macbook Pro EDC backpack (38 x 27 x 6) in front then you'd have something very, very interesting. The way I imagine, you'd add two straps to the Cargo Works front Molle using ITW G Hooks, 1" webbing and a buckle and then just mate it with the Cabin Zero top compression strap. From eyeing the Cabin Zero strap and the Cargo Works Molle I doubt the lower ones could be used in a similar fashion but there you could just run a long strap from the left side compression straps of the CZ bag to the right side to hug the Cargo Works one so it doesn't flop around.I never actually executed on this plan despite I already have such a backpack from Cargo Works.
    3. Herschel Gibson Large. Super nice! 16 x 11.5 x 7 inches. This would be my go-to bag if not for ...
    4. National Geographic Australia 3way from Manfrotto. Whee. 40 x 30 x 19 cm. I just got it and planning to do my first ever video review of it. The laptop pocket fits my ThinkPad but it's tight AF. All the better: no space wasted. Because the bottom is padded I can put my monitors in there without extra packaging which is why this wins over the Herschel. Also, I use one of the photo dividers to create a shelf when hand carried and put my ereader on top of everything which again makes for super duper efficient packing. The UK Manfrotto site runs it very heavily discounted, it was only £ 65.83. I am in Canada but there are package forwarders...
    Um. Ask away?
     
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