Did I read things right? You carried an iPhone, iPod, iPad Air and a MyFi portable hotspot device? Wow.
Quit being so organized you are making the rest of us look bad! :p great review and pictures!
Very nicely done, you are an inspiration! I awaiting a new Tristar in black and Solar, I am wondering how I will do with downsizing for shorter trips from my beautiful Cardinal Aeronaut!
I'm very envious of the Aubergine WF with Portable Culture badge - but I really wanted one with backpack straps as I'm unlikely to be using it with rolling luggage, hence mine is black/wasabi. Perhaps there will be more aubergine bags (with wasabi, hint, hint!) in the autumn, once the current production issues have been sorted out...
Why was this thread with such awesome pics resurrected?!
I don't NEED a Western Flyer, but now I WANT one! >.<"
I don't have one of TB's travel bags.... yet, been doing work trips with a Founder's Briefcase and Synapse 19.
Not so sure about carrying it all in one bag on my back.
This is the 1st time I've seen the back of a rolling luggage WF though, and I have to say the 2 pockets looks very handy to have.
And I do not have any rolling luggage (any longer) but still ordered this version of the WF because I don't anticipate needing the backpack straps (and haven't so far). I like having the back 2 pockets for additional misc storage.
Good point about the pockets vs straps! At the time, I was anticipating only having one TB travel bag (yeah, right!), so I wanted it to be as versatile as possible. Of course now I've ordered a Smart Alec, so backpack straps on the WF are less of a priority.
Well, we'll see what colours the WF is made in later this year. I really, really can't afford to replace mine on a whim!
I've checking out the WF's pics, wondering about a couple of things.
For the backpack version: the straps can be tucked away inside the pocket, but when needed, do they just get pulled out and can be ready to use right away? Or do they have to be installed after being pulled out?
For the rolling luggage version: if I choose to place it over rolling luggage, wouldn't the side with the smaller back pocket be jutting out? Would it cause any imbalance?
icebeng, you just need to pull out the straps and clip the bottoms into "buckles" at the bottom of the bag. I usually stow the straps before I put the WF in the overhead bin. Re-strapping is easy enough that I've done it while walking down the aisle while exiting the plan.
PS I know u will love the A30!!
Excellent review and photos! The WF sounds like a perfect choice for your travels.