I just ordered two A30s (one for me and one for my wife). It is the bag we have been waiting for for some time. I chose Black/Wasabi and she chose Black Dyneema/Wasabi; both bags will match our existing Smart Alecs...we are both very excited:)
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I, too, love my Aubergine WF for the same reason you described. And I especially love that it is the rolling bag version without the backpack straps.... because that has allowed me to justify placing a pre-order for an Aubergine A30 :). My other justification is that it will be my birthday present to myself and should (hopefully) arrive just in time for a trip to Niagara Falls with my aunt (her birthday present to me)!
Thanks @scribe and @taminca. My steel Dyneema WF came today, and it is in perfect condition. It has the portable culture label and looks brand new. Mine has the back pack straps and it took me a while to figure out how to attach them to the bottom of the bag. Now I just need to take a trip! I also got a Nordic MCB today too! Never too much TB 😊
Just doing some quick math- A45 is 22 x 14 x 9 = 2772 in^3 | A30 is 19.7 x 12.6 x 7.9 = 1961 in^3
This gives (2772 - 1961) / 2772 = 29.3% more volume, jiving pretty closely with the nominal size difference (45 - 30) / 45 = 33.3%
It was love at first sight with the Night Flight travel duffle... So I finally pulled the trigger and pre-ordered the Aubergrine/Wasabi, to match my Tristar. And one packing cube….along with another double organizer pouch (I love the one I have) and a Q-kit. I have a hard time with the "personal item" issue. I usually use my Synapse 25 when traveling for research or work (whenever I need to haul my computer) but I wanted something a bit smaller for when I don't need to schlep a lot of stuff, but not cafe bag small. I have a Swift, but I don't like how it can tip over when flying-- I prefer my carry-ons zipped up-. For the longest time I used a medium sized tote from Timbuk2 which worked well and wasn't too big, but it was bulky, hard to carry cross body and the strap sucked. (Ive actually been tempted to resurrect it by taking that strap off and using the absolute strap instead.) So the Night Flight it is-- hopefully it will comfortably carry my knitting, food (being a celiac when traveling can suck. I always carry lots of food) and some in-flight entertainment with no trouble. And Sharky of course. I'm hoping my pillow-pet can ride comfortably on top.
I'm still curious about how the size of it will feel. You don't get good sense of it from the video, so I'll try to post photos as soon as I get it.
Well gosh! I was thrilled to see that the thread I started "So what did you order?" was linked to in the most recent blog!! I aspire to being identified by name at some point and hope to achieve such an honor!
Already posted in the anticipation thread, but I ordered:
Synapse 25 (Black/Wasabi)
Side Effect (Black Dyneema/Wasabi)
Due to arrive on Tuesday...can't wait.
I think I've already talked myself into several things for another order. This place is dangerous!
I finally got to order a couple of Q-Kits (I'm already replete with main travel bags) thanks to the return of the Pilot. I'm sure I'll find loads of uses for them!
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Greetings Bihnions and Bihnheads! ;)
I've been sitting on the fence for a while but I am finally joining your ranks. Brown Santa should be stopping by tomorrow with my steel Co-Pilot. And, I just ordered a pair of A45's - black/wasabi for me and aubergine/wasabi for Mrs. A. I also got a few cubes and an assortment of stuff sacks.
We are going to Japan in October. It's gonna be awesome!