I took so long to make up my mind between the Aeronaut, the Western Flyer, and the Tri-Star that the first batch of indigo/solar Tri-Stars sold out. (I consoled myself with an indigo Swift instead, which I love.) But I finally made up mind this morning and took the plunge, ordering both an indigo Tri-Star and a 3D Clear Packing Cube as well. I'm so excited! But am I misremembering, or has the estimated shipping date for the new batch of Tri-Stars been pushed back? I could have sworn that yesterday when I was drooling over the website it said "late August or early September." This morning it says "mid September." That's not a huge difference; I'm just being impatient. (I could never wait for Christmas either.)
I wanted to thank so many people here on the forum for their posts and photos and packing lists and even videos, all of which have been enormously helpful to me in making my decision about which bag would be right for me. I don't anyone's real names, but Maverick, mruseless, flitcraft, eastercat, jehowe and so many others, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and impressions. I can't wait to see your final video on packing the Tri-Star, Maverick.
And most of all, thanks to you, Darcy. I emailed you off-forum with a question about adapting the Absolute strap from my ID for the Tri-Star, and you were so helpful: as always! I truly appreciate that.
What a great group of people you all are.