So I have an old-ish Tom Bihn travel/gym/duffle bag (I think from back when he had his store in Santa Cruz, tho' perhaps more recent); in fact, I have 2 of them - 1 Medium sized, 1 Large. Here's one of them:
These are fine bags for road trips, where I don't need to carry the bag around much. But I have found they are not that ideal for flights, use with laptops, etc. They are rather floppy, and have no real internal structure.
So, I was looking at the Aeronaut, Tri-Star or Western Flyer as a replacement. I don't fly too much, and when I do it's usually long-distance backpacking trips to Europe or elsewhere, and when I do that, I pack everything up in my old Lowe Alpine internal frame pack (easier to carry things that way), and carry my everyday stuff plus laptop in my Brain Bag.
Although I don't absolutely NEED a bag for carry-on-only travel, it would be nice to have one (or two :-) ).
Which of the above 3 bags would you recommend for:
1. A weekend trip (with laptop, both casual and nice clothes, and exercise clothes, plus toiletries and electronic gear)?
2. A 1-week trip with the above
3. A 2-week trip with the above?
I'm guessing both 2 and 3 would be the Aeronaut, true? How about the Tri-Star?
The Western Flyer seems rather small for anything more than a quick 1- or 2-day business trip. What do you folks think?