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    Packing an RSTV

    When packing a RideSafer Travel Vest in a suitcase, is it important to keep it fairly flat? Or can it be folded a bit? I don't want to compromise the integrity of the vest.

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    Re: Packing an RSTV

    I have no idea. But could you NOT pack it just in case? Maybe have the kiddo wear it not buckled (for easy removal when you go through the scanners) and lay it flat on the floor under the seats.
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    I'm sure I can figure out a way to pack it flat. I just need to experiment with our different bags. I'm not keen on having my kid wear it as that's one more thing I've got to keep track of on the plane. (We're a carryon-only family because we usually fly standby.) I was just curious about how much the vest could be manipulated.

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    Re: Packing an RSTV

    I don't actually know that, but I do know it fits well in a small carry on rolling suitcase flat, like small enough to go under the seat, if that helps. I've only done it that way and it worked great. Good luck!

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    Re: Packing an RSTV

    Ive flown several times with the rstv in my carryon. Several times it has upset tsa. Resulting in me having to unpacking it and getting a pat down. The metal clips are what they said was the issue.
    I now just take it out and put in the bin with my shoes and liquid baggie.
    Never worried about how it was folded. I close it so the Velcro doesn't attach to anything else. I use the tether so that probably has the shoulders rolled back some

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Ive flown several times with the rstv in my carryon. Several times it has upset tsa. Resulting in me having to unpacking it and getting a pat down. The metal clips are what they said was the issue.
    I now just take it out and put in the bin with my shoes and liquid baggie.
    Never worried about how it was folded. I close it so the Velcro doesn't attach to anything else. I use the tether so that probably has the shoulders rolled back some
    Oh, that's good to know.

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    I shove mine on the front pocket of the luggage with the front of the vest towards the inside. That makes it accessible once we need to get it out.
    Mom to Caterina born January 12, 2009 and FF in a TWE and Julian born September 6, 2012 and RF in a Varioguard

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