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Neil
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Post MEI Executive Overnighter
on: May 26, 2016, 22:06
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I have used my Cordura EO for years, but it is heavy, large, and I am not getting any younger. So, I asked MEI to customize their EO to 21"x13"x8" and make it out of Ripstop nylon. It is wonderful and light. One of the reasons I like the EO are the external cinch straps, because they minimize the "slumppy" look when the bag is not full.

I just used it on a quick trip to San Franciso. It fit in the overhead end-to-end well. This is important, because so many wheeled luggages fit side to side and eat up the available space. I'm going to St. Louis for a long biz trip, so it will really be put through the test, but, so far, I am glad I had MEI do it. My wife is eyeing the bag for herself, but she is a very petite woman, so I would probably have to ask MEI to shrink the bag even more for her.

Before you ask, yes... I do have the TB Tristar, but I like my customized EO better. It is not dyneema, but I can live with it so far.

ITC-Flyer
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Post Re: MEI Executive Overnighter
on: August 5, 2016, 06:43
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Sounds like a nice bag. After trying a few different cheap bags over the last couple of years, I finally decided on getting a MEI Voyaguer - I need something tough enough to check in, as I'm often dealing with 5 or 7kg carry on limits - I usually have about 9-10kg as I have work equipment as well.

It arrived a few weeks ago and I must say I'm impressed - the shape means none of the carryon size limit is wasted (tho the straps take a little space, but most bags lose way more due to their shape). I looks quite strong too, should be able to take the beatings the baggage handler will give it. The straps and belt are great - they'll come in handy for the times I've got to carry it from my accommodation to the airport at the remote locations that I visit for work.

I heading off in a couple of weeks for an 11 night work trip and am looking forward to using this bag.

Matrick
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Post Re: MEI Executive Overnighter
on: September 24, 2016, 12:42
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I'm in the process of negotiating a custom EO and a custom Voyageur with MEI. I am already familiar with the MEI EO but haven't used the Voyageur before. ITC-Flyer, how did you get on with your Voyageur?

ITC-Flyer
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Post Re: MEI Executive Overnighter
on: February 23, 2017, 05:53
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The Voyageur has worked out perfect for my travels. The straps are comfortable when carrying 10kg, it holds a heap of stuff, and it's survived dozens of flights as checked luggage, including on some very small aircraft, and it doesn't look any worse for the wear. It's a tough bag, and keeps everything inside protected well.

I prefer a single large compartment, as it's more flexible. I use a EC half cube for all my small bits and bobs. The internal compression straps work well to keep things in place.

I am usually away for 11-12 days and with this bag I can take some essential food items (things that aren't available in very remote places) as well as the usual packing list.

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