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Tom Bihn convertible packing cube/backpack

Old Dec 13, 10, 10:32 am
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Tom Bihn convertible packing cube/backpack

Has anyone tried the Tom Bihn packing cubes that turn into a backpack? Are they sturdy enough for light day use to carry an SLR and perhaps a 15" laptop?
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Old Dec 13, 10, 10:37 am
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I haven't tried this prodcut so I can't answer your questions...but if you're in a hurry to find some feedback their website has a great forum.

http://www.tombihn.com/forums/

There are links for "Questions about bags? and "Bag reviews" as well - I'm sure these questions have come up before. They are also very good at participating in the forums with answers and even making modifications to their products based on customer feedback.

I have a Tristar and it works great!! I pretty much had all my questions answered on the forum before going ahead and purchasing the bag.

Hope that helps - I'm sure other FTers will be able to help you with more practical advice.
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Old Dec 13, 10, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by FlyMeToTheLooneyBin View Post
Has anyone tried the Tom Bihn packing cubes that turn into a backpack? Are they sturdy enough for light day use to carry an SLR and perhaps a 15" laptop?
Yes, but you'd need some padding, the material, while strong, is not very thick. Wrap a shirt or something around your stuff, and it should be just fine.
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Old Apr 15, 12, 5:02 am
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I've been looking to answer the same question and found this thread but also the reviews below....

Video review here

Practical Travel Gear Review here

Practical Hacks review here

Travelite review here

Gadgeteer review here

Consensus seems to be that the material is strong but offers no protection so that the camera and gear will need to be protected if inside. This is probably what I was really concerned about.

(Note: some of those reviews were for the shoulder bag cube or the Aeronaut PCBP but the material and principal will be the same)

Sorry to revive an old thread but thought it would be handy in case somebody is looking for this info in the future.
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Old Apr 16, 12, 4:09 am
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I have this for my Aeronaut and it works great provided that you don't want to carry something fragile, unprotected paper documents (OK in a portfolio), or something "pokey" that will poke you through the thin fabric.
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Old Jun 18, 12, 11:30 am
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I ran across these and they look great. I'm not interested in buying the Bihn luggage but do want packing cubes anyway. Any idea what size/version would work best when packing a Briggs & Riley 20" widebody roller? Thanks in advance.
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