The Tri-Star is everything...
For a year I have been salivating over the Tri-star. Thinking about it, obsessing. Clearly I had Tristaritis. Only cured by just pulling the trigger and buying one.....
Today it came.
I bought the Tri-Star, two cubes (one big, one half sized) a travel tray and a double zipper pouch (also in aubergrine.)
Those of you who may remember my previous post know that I have a purple problem (and blue too, my synapse 25 is blue, my pilot is Nordic. My new car, blue. It would have been purple if it came in that color, but I digress.)
My main concern right away was, would I be able to pack easily in it? And would Sharky fit? (Grown woman who sleeps with a stuffed animal, I know. Hold the judgement.) Now I plan to not one bag it (meaning I would have a tote bag for knitting and my iPad, etc), so I quickly threw together stuff for a summer four day trip. I have one coming up where I will be going to the mountains of North Carolina at the end of July to visit an artist friend who lives up there.
I filled the large packing cube with clothes-- two pairs of capris, two tops, two dresses, one set of sleepwear. The eagle creek cube has underwear, and socks. The eagle creek pouch holds my travel hair dryer and hair iron. (Yes I'm vain, I don't apologize). Also there is a makeup bag, a 311 bag, a lightweight outdoor research hat, a pair of chacos, the travel tray, a small purse, and Sharky. As you can see this is all sort of thrown together as simulated packing. My guess is with better choices and more care I could get much more in here.
I put the clothes in the back pocket (in the cube. I also have an eagle creek packing folder I could use). I added the underwear, toiletries, hair dryer and iron, hat, travel tray, etc in the middle.
Sharky, shoes and the purse in the front. It all fit with buckets of room.
It's a keeper. It was lighter than expected once swung on my back.
When I actually go to North Carolina in July I'll post the actual packing list and a review of how the Tri Star worked out. Wheel-less travel, here I come!