I took my first trip to the big apple recently and was blown away by the city. I typically try not to act like too big of a tourist but I'll have to admit, I totally geeked out and was taking pictures left and right. I live in orange county, CA and NYC was completely different from waht I am used to. I loved how they city seemed so lively with people everywhere above and below ground. I took a steel aeronaut 45 and my less than 1 week old grey s25 while my girlfriend used my black parapak s19. The aeronaut used as a backpack was wonderful walking from different subway lines. It was nice not having to worry about a rolling luggage with all the stairs/uneven floors and gaps in the subway platform. I traveled with the s25 inside the aeronaut and once we reached our hotel in times square (two thumbs up for the marriott marquis) I used the s25 as a daypack and it went everywhere with me. On the way back, we bought a couple of things so the s25 was brought on my united flight as a personal item without any issues.
Some random info that may be of use to anyone that is into photography. The gorillapod focus with its matching ballhead fits on the bottom of the s25 perfectly. I went to b&h to try out some solutions for keeping my camera safe in my s25. The crumpler "haven" camera pouch fits very well. With the large size there is a very slight bump on the back but with the medium and small, you cant feel it at all. I'm still deciding but I think I'll be going with the large. This isn't for anyone that travels with a lot of gear but if you like to go with the bare minimum like me, it's a great combo.
Anyways, enough with the mindless rambling...here's a few photos I took. I hope you enjoy