4.9 / 5.042 ReviewsDurability4.9 / 5Reliability4.9 / 5Performance4.9 / 5Ease Of Use4.9 / 5Value4.7 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (24)No (1)Flight Gear HPBigger than expected but serves me well. Plenty of room to pack for overnight stays as well as store my flight gear.March 29, 2020Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI'm very happy with the Tailwind Backpack. I'm no longer an active pilot but still am passionate about aviation and still enjoy all things aviation. It's made very well and appears it will hold up being stuffed under an airline seat which is pretty much all the flying I've been doing lately.
Checking out quality pack packs at surf shops and on-line the Tailwind appears to be better made and is a little less expensive than most name brand surf gear back packs. I like it a lot, it's a great go-bag for my stuff.March 7, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPerfect PackLOVE IT !!!! - Plenty of room to carry everything I need. Great pack !!February 17, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExactly what I hoped it would beBigger than I thought it would be which was great! Awesome material. It is very durable and thick so I know it will keep things inside of it protected. Tons of space and room for belongings. Husband is going to love it ??December 18, 2019Purchased
3 months agoEase Of Use5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat backpackLiked the soft but resistant material that makes it light and easy to carry when not fully loaded.
Plenty of room for all flight gear + ipad + laptop + chargers and even a change of clothes, for a weekend away from home. Great bag if you need to carry more stuff than just headset, sunglasses, ipad and small accessories. Easy to find things thanks to its many compartments.December 16, 2019Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBEST IVE EVER FLOWN WITH - FLIGHT GEARWell I already own the Ipad Flight Gear bag for solo day flights for the gear and tech.
The Tailwing, has all the same storage but with more room, so now I can bring my laptop with and additional books for continual flight training and over nighters or longer cross country flights.
Overall its the same construction, very professional stitching and xlnt fabric and the zippers seem to be a cut above so I am very pleased.
I recently bought my son Denali (private in training) the Crosswinds flight bad and really this bar is perfect for a new student piilot to bring study books and all alse including meal....
Were a flying family now and we love the Flight Gear bags and packs.
Michael S. Smith
Alpine Edge FilmsDecember 4, 2019Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLove IT!AS ADVERTISED. l
LOTS OF CONVENIENT ROOM FOR FLIGHT GEARSeptember 12, 2019Purchased
7 months agoDurability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFor the price, you should receive a lot more featuresThis is a standard backpack with an added headphone strap, and that is all folks. For $100 dollars you can do a lot better. quite upsetting.August 16, 2019Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLight weight and well madeLight weight yet well made. Good number of compartments.So far so good. Light weight but seems well made. Love the logo option. Big fan of Cessna.June 17, 2019Purchased
10 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesIt really does hold a lot of pilot hardwareI was using a messenger bag and thought it was enough until I had a CSIP instructor carrying everything, including his headset, in a bag pack that is smaller than this. The messenger bag didn't hold the headset and was a major pain having to carry both around separately. Saw this bag review online and thought this works for me. Holds 2 headsets in separate cases (very handy), Mac book Air, iPad 9.7 in knee board, Sporty's Logbook holder, etc, etc, with room to spare. I like the fact that it stands up, is compact and has padded shoulder straps. Love it.Great Flight BagFebruary 25, 2019Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 18 questions Browse 18 questions and 32 answersEmbroidery says 1 or 2 lines but will not let me only have one line when attempting to place order. Says 2nd line is a required field?BEST ANSWER: Please make the second line "No Embroidery".Waterproof?BEST ANSWER: The bag is not waterproof.Is this bag big enough to also hold a change of clothes?BEST ANSWER: depends on how many clothes and how much other stuff your carry for the airplane. A log book, small knee pad, flashlight and some things like that and sure. If you carry some Jepp Binders that may present a problem. It is a nice sized back pack and i love it. With a head set and the things i mentioned, i could easily put in a change of clothes. But not much room for make up or toiletries like my wife carries. Those alone would fill it up.Will a 15" Macbook Pro fit?BEST ANSWER: Yes, I have a 15" MBP and carry it with my full size iPad, knee board, and checklists in the same area (different pockets) with out any issues. I use this for travel as well as my flight bag.Since I am now a student, is there room for books as well as flight gear (iPad, headset, phone etc.) in the tailwin, or would you suggest the captains bag?BEST ANSWER: Student, Crosswing or Tailwind, depends if you want a backpack or a box style for books. I would suggest the Crosswind for a student and well into just about any rating, room and all the right space. Captians bag can be to big perhpas in a Cessna 152 or similar tight cockpits. You really would be best with the Crosswind for weas of accessing in the cockpit, backpacks may not be so good to access.Hi, will it hold a 13" MacBook and the second question is, is it the same as the dark blue backpack you do but just a different colour?BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will hold a 13" Macbook. No, this is a complete redesign from the older backpack. It has a lighter weight fabric, new organizer panel inside, dedicated iPad and laptop pocket with sleeves for each, soft sunglasses/phone pocket, robust grab handle, thicker padded backpack straps, more universal side pockets perfect for anything from water bottles to radios to flashlights, airflow channel back padding, carabiner mounting spots, headset hanger and most importantly it's extremely customizable with the optional Gear Mods. (gasping for air). We are extremely proud of this redesign and think it is the best backpack for aviation, the office and daily travels we've ever made.If you select a large logo, how large and where does the logo attach to the backpack?BEST ANSWER: The logo would go on the flap and is approximately 4".What is the tailwind backpack empty weight?BEST ANSWER: Approximately 1.5 lbs.Is flight bag available with cirrus logo, not copa logo?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can order the bag with the Cirrus logo.What is the warranty on the backpack if any?BEST ANSWER: The backpack has a 3-year warranty.Can you wash this backpack in a washing machine?BEST ANSWER: I've never washed mine - but I don't see why you couldn't. It's constructed very well and would come through fine I would think. Thanks, JackDoes the front white pocket have velcro or any type of closure? (So that your phone wouldn't fall out or easily be pickpocketed.) Thanks.BEST ANSWER: The pocket is zippered.Possible to keep 2 headsets in this bag? Thanks, RyanBEST ANSWER: I would not recommend keeping 2 headset in the bag. I would recommend the crosswind bag item 5515 for keeping 2 headsets.Does the computer compartment zip open to lie flat for TSA inspection when flying commercial?BEST ANSWER: The computer compartment does not zip open to lie flat.Is there enough space for a Lightspeed Tango headset? Could you give us weight and external dimensions?BEST ANSWER: Yes, a Tango will fit nicely in the main compartment (there's a headset hanger in there to hold it). It measures 18"h x 15"w x 10"d.15.6 inch gaming laptop, will it fit?BEST ANSWER: That's going to be pretty tight. It's possible, but it really depends on the model. We do have a friendly return policy if you find it does not fit.Is English the only language available for the custom embroidery?BEST ANSWER: Yes, only letters in the English alphabet and numbers.Hi, is the headset hanger big enough to hold Dave Clarks?BEST ANSWER: Yes it is.
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