“the tri-star was a joy to carry as a backpack! i felt like it was an extension of myself as i walked through the airport. i didn’t ruffle anyone or any seats as i walked down the isle with the tri-star on my back to get to my seat on the airplane. it was easy to store in the overhead compartment, and easy to retrieve with the grab handles on the sides.
i also walked around san francisco with the tri-star and it was easy to carry. i found out that you cannot keep your backpack on when you ride a cable car. sometimes, the cable cars get packed with people. i took the tri-star off and was easily able to keep it on my lap or by my feet. note: if you’re standing at the rear of the cable car, the conductor at the rear of the car who manages the brake may let you keep your backpack on .
i’ve done a few weekend trips to north carolina after my trip to san francisco. i typically carry two or three changes of clothes (depending on how many days i am going for), my macbook pro inside of a brain cell, and various tools and adapters for the work that i am doing. the tri-star holds all of this handsomely.”
Read maverick’s entire review in the TOM BIHN forums.