• DESCRIPTION •
The B2 COMPUTE is
the FLEX System "computer bag" and is perfect for anyone who wants a
small, efficient way to carry their 13” laptop along with all the
associated essentials. Or, it can serve as a compact document bag, or a
lunch bag, or it could even carry a single change of clothes.
The B2 consists of the POCKET CAP FRONT, CENTER SECTION 2, and FLAT CAP REAR.
CS2 provides, you guessed it, two inches of storage depth, but keep in
mind that there is also two thin flat storage areas BETWEEN the three
modules. (Remember, it is a soft bag so it can expand slightly in every
direction.) Keep in mind also that you can add any other Center Section
to the B2 (like zip a CS4 in between the CS2 and the FCR) to add more
storage on certain days. Any FLEX System module can zip onto any other
FLEX System module.
This configuration will very commonly be
used to carry a 13" Laptop along with an iPad (or other tablet) and some
additional documentation. But it might also serve as an ultra narrow
VFR flight bag if you happen to have the compact in-the-ear type of
headset, or a headset where the ear cups fold flat. It's also a great
commercial carry-on bag, or an outstanding daily personal bag (also
known as a "man purse").
The other great thing about this bag is
that it is actually TWO bags. Not only is it a B2 COMPUTE, but you can
also build a B0 SLIM by removing the center section and zipping just the
two End Cap modules together.
Storage on the B2 starts with the
POCKET CAP FRONT: The POCKET CAP FRONT acts like the "hub" for your
entire FLEX System. No matter which configuration you carry you'll be
attaching the POCKET CAP FRONT to one end of your bag. And it's the
"hub" because it holds all the important small stuff and personal stuff
that you want with you no matter what. If you change configurations,
you'll always move the POCKET CAP FRONT to the new configuration which
means you'll always have all this key stuff with you, without any
repacking or reloading. The POCKET CAP FRONT module offers a variety of
pockets organized into three "main" pockets and six "secondary" pockets
for a total of nine small pockets on the front panel. In these nine
pockets you'll store all the cords, cables, chargers, batteries, stylus,
memory cards etc, for all your electronic gear. All these important
items will finally be separated and organized like you've always wanted.
In addition, you'll have room for your flight timer, fuel testers, E6B,
flashlights, compact portable GPS, etc. Not to mention space for your
wallet, keys, cellphone, business cards, multi-tool, glasses, pens,
markers, and things like Ibuprofen, Chapstick, bandaids, etc, and even
your digital camera. There is also a flat half-height slip pocket on the
inner surface of the module where you can stow an important document or
two like a copy of your medical or your passport.
the CS2 (2-inch Center Section), which is designed to hold 13” laptops
or a small collection of documents (or both). (Many, but not all, 14"
laptops will also fit.) The CS2 can be accessed by unzipping the two
zippers to open the entire rear panel, giving access to the gray
interior. There are two adjustable Velcro "stopper straps" which serve
to limit how far the cover is able to pivot open - thus keeping the
cover from unintentionally flopping all the way open and dumping
And finally, the FLAT CAP REAR module offers two
flat pockets on the outside, and one flat half-height slip pocket on
the inner surface of the module. The primary outer pocket is accessed
from the top and has a cover flap that is secured with Velcro. This
where you'll likely store your iPad (as long as it's not in a thick
case), or a manilla folder or two for some documents, or a magazine.
There is a second flat half-height panel on the outside of the main
panel that has a zipper across the very bottom. If the zipper is closed
then this half-height panel acts like a pocket. If the zipper is open
then the opening at the bottom allows the telescoping tubes of a
suitcase or folding cart to pass through and the panel serves to secure
your bag to those tubes.
The B2 COMPUTE (as well as the other
four standard pre-configured bags) comes with a Main Handle (not
supplied with the B0), a Shoulder Strap, and also a Slim Handle Kit.
Slim Handle Kit consists of a Slim Handle, two Adapter Loops, and four
D3 Clips. The Main Handle or the Shoulder Strap can be attached to the
CS2 by use of the quick release clips. If you convert the B2 to a B0 by
removing the CS2, then the D3 Clips and the Adapter Loops can be
installed so that you can use BOTH the Slim Handle and the Shoulder
Strap at the same time with the B0. Note: it is not recommended to carry
the entire B2 COMPUTE with the Slim Handle kit, especially since the
(much stronger) main quick-release clips are there for the Main Handle.
POCKET CAP FRONT
CENTER SECTION 2
FLAT CAP REAR
Slim Handle Kit
Adapter Loop (qty 2)
D3 Clip (qty 4)
Interior of CS2: 13.5" tall, 10.0" wide, 2.0 inches deep. (34cm x 25cm x 5cm)
Exterior of entire bag: 14.0" tall, 10.5" wide, 3.75" deep. (36cm x 27cm x 9.5cm)
in mind that the bag material is flexible, so the size of the interior
storage may be able to "stretch" out just a bit in one direction or
another. Also keep in mind that over-stuffing your bag can cause seam or
material failure, and this is not covered by warranty.
2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg)
TOTAL NUMBER OF POCKETS AND STORAGE COMPARTMENTS:
TOTAL NUMBER OF AVAILABLE FLEX SYSTEM SIDE POCKETS:
Zero. (the CS2 is not wide enough to have any FLEX-Mount side pocket stations.)
TOTAL VOLUMETRIC STORAGE: (Inside the CS2 only)
cubic inches. (4425 cubic cm) (And, of course, the two narrow spaces
between the three modules can accommodate some small amount of flat
MODULAR EXPANSION CAPABILITY:
Unlimited. You can add
any of the other FLEX System modules to this bag, in ay order, to make a
bag as big or as small as you need on any given day.
top front pocket cover of the POCKET CAP FRONT module can be removed to
make it easy to add custom embroidery. Use your own embroidery person,
or email us for details about our service.