Could anyone (and by anyone, I mean, particularly moriond, who seems to have an encyclopedic grasp of these forums), answer these two questions:
1. Does anyone have a real-life photo of a fully packed Tri-Star, that is not all bulgy and floppy? Not the Tom Bihn video, but a 'regular' person? I'd be particularly interested in seeing a black dyneema version, or any dyneema one. In the TB video it looks great but is actually holding very few clothes.
2. Did TB ever give a time frame for the release of the smaller Aeronaut? I seem to remember this being mentioned somewhere but can't find the thread.
As you can probably tell I'm taking a second look at these two bags. The current Aeronaut is a little large for me, and I actually sold mine because I found I wasn't using it. I am really hoping the new version will be slightly smaller, but not a lot smaller. The style of the Aeronaut really suits me best, but I'm trying to reconsider the Tri-Star as well.