TriStar vs. Aeronaut for 4 weeks of Vacation
Wifey and I will spend two weeks in The Netherlands and Germany and then two weeks Israel in early October. We plan to use buses and trains for Europe and then fly to Israel for two weeks and travel the same way. My dilemma, I think the Aeronaut is too big, but the Tristar's three compartments too limiting and, I think it makes it a shade too small for my use. I have the TB WF and use it for 1-2 weeks travel. Sometimes, we will be walking with our luggage, while doing the tourist thing, before we reach our lodgings, to save time. So, I think schlepping the Aeronaut through mass transit and crowds may be awkward, so I'm leaning towards the Tristar, but...
I doubt that, even if all my stuff (see packing list below) fits in the Tristar, that the Tristar would fit under the seat (I'm a worst case scenario kind of guy), so I might as well get the Aeronaut. I just get the feeling that the Aeronaut is more for US travel and smaller/lighter is needed for Europe.
My packing list is basically three pairs of: socks, undies, pants, tee-shirts (that can double as undershirts), and pants (two convertible and one nicer for casual dining). All synthetic material for lightness, wash-ability, and quick drying. Also, a small toiletry kit, pocket camera, Apple mini-Pad, Scottevest Essential Travel Jacket, 1 pair of arm warmers (so I don't pack a heavier jacket... I get cold very easy), 2 pairs of shoes (Merrell barefoot sneaker and Patagonia Maui for casual dining at nicer restaurants). Lastly, I'll pack a day bag in the luggage (I haven't decided on the Synapse 19, Ego, or Imago-all of which I have; of course, this may be a good excuse to get the Id or Synapse 25, but I digress).