Not quite go, but it's 3:45a.m. here and I'm already showered, shaved, booted and spurred! My new 400d Dyneema (steel/wasabi) Aeronaut is packed, my wife's new 400d Dyneema (steel/steel) Tri-Star is almost packed (make-up, the tiniest hair straighteners in Christendom etc. are still to go in) and I'm having a last coffee before we head to the airport.
So far the Aeronaut is looking super cool and to quote the lovely Christa Giles "full of awesomeness!". The jury's still out on the Tri-Star though. I repacked it last night as it was looking too barrel like and it's much better. Re-packing the large packing cube and the packing cube shoulder bag to be more rectilinear helped big style, and then not using the tie downs let everything sit flat. I left them round the packing cube loosely in case of a zip failure, but I think that's pretty unlikely. The biggest problem is that Heather's new Medium Café Bag (Plum/wasabi) is in the 2/3 front pocket and, really it has too much in it! More thought needed there, but, to be fair, this is Heather's first time using just one bag for a two week trip! And here in Europe one bag means one bag... absolutely no personal item here!
But, the bottom line is we got everything in! Actually the Aeronaut could take more, but here you have to be careful that its not too fat - RyanAir's baggage frame is only 20cm (8") deep as opposed to the standard 25cm (10"). And, as we used the Tri-Star's centre pocket for my MacBook 13", it actually weighs more than the Aeronaut! 12.5kg vs. 10kg.
So.... Here we go!