The perfect carry-on bag or backpack has several key characteristics: lightweight, efficient, slim, modular, and most importantly it must fit various aircraft storage dimensions. This can be extremely difficult because overhead storage bins and under seat storage areas vary depending on the aircraft on which you are flying. Unfortunately, you can't plan a trip around the specific storage space of your particular aircraft. As great as Google Flights and SeatGuru are, they simply don't have information that granular (yet). We don't know which aircraft have been retrofitted with new overhead bins such as Boeing Space Bins or the Airbus Airspace XL Bins and which airframes still sport the old, smaller bin designs. This creates a challenge for us when we’re...
Does IcePlate work with my EDC/travel/carry-on/hiking backpack? We created an easy-to-use IcePlate/Backpack Compatibility Chart to answer that question for you!
Today we’re starting with the Arc’teryx Aerios 10 backpack: A lightweight, hydration compatible, trail-running pack. The 10 refers to its 10 liter capacity (Arc’teryx puts the liter capacity in most of their packs’ names). The IcePlate does not fit inside the bladder sleeve but external attachment offers a pretty unique benefit, discussed later in the article.
If you’re thinking of using an IcePlate outdoors here are some general tips and tricks to make sure your experience goes as smoothly as possible.