It goes without saying that here at AON, we are big proponents of the backpack. But sometimes, we need or prefer a smaller bag to conveniently carry our basic essentials that we use and need access to throughout the day. After almost 6 months of rigorous testing and evaluation, we are proud to announce the latest generation of our beloved Chio bag: the Chio-X! This bag was designed with convenience and versatility in mind, ensuring that you can take all your essentials with you wherever you go.
A YouTube video by PK Shiu has been added under 'Video Reviews'!
Story behind the original CHIO:
We designed the Chio bag to hold the basic essentials, and I carry what is shown in the video here. These items I carry daily, regardless of whether I'm back home, traveling stateside or internationally. I simply add or remove additional items depending on where I'm going and how long I'm going to be there. For domestic and international travel, I keep the Chio bag below the front seat on a flight, and keep everything else in my backpack in the luggage bins above. This is especially useful on long flights when the lights are out, and I don't want to rummage through my backpack in the bin.
Finally, for those photographers among us, I would like to also mention the availability of the optional Chio camera pouch add-on. This well-padded pouch has a hook bottom that helps secure it to the bottom of the Chio where you will find a corresponding inline strip of loop. Not only is this pouch a great addition to your Chio bag, it also doubles as a stand-alone bag with its own shoulder strap. In a quick instance, you can easily convert your Chio into a small camera bag, perfect for capturing those special moments........Helm @ AON
Available only in Dimension Polyant's X42 Black and Challenge Outdoor's EPX240 in Black, Blue and Gray.
Inside zippered pocket and lining in red 210D nylon ripstop for X42 and red 200D Oxford nylon for EPX240.
1050D ballistic nylon base (bottom of Chio)
Dimensions 13" (w) x 10" (H) x 3.5" (D)
Volume approximately 9 liters / 550 cu2 (not including side Tweave pockets)
Weight approximately 1.2 pounds (0.55 kg)
A total of 6 (six) zippered pockets; 2 in front, 3 in rear and the main compartment.
Two (20 internal sleeve pockets on the front wall of main compartment.
One (1) suspended zippered pocket on the rear wall of the main compartment.
Rear zippered pocket concealed/covert compartment - internal side mounting points for optional organizer
Dual adjustable Shoulder Straps (4-panel webbing)
Side pleated Tweave pockets for small water bottles, quick stash, etc,
#10 Reverse YKK zipper for main compartment and #8 for all other zippered pockets.