I don't really have a question or comment. I just want to write out what's on my mind.
It's time to replace my Aeronaut. I have three more trips planned for the 6 months and one will be a family trip. I'll need an Aeronaut's capacity for hauling Matchbox cars and Lego and gummy bears.
The problem is that I can't visualize a color scheme that will make me happy in the long run. I like my bags to match, or at least coordinate. I would dearly love a Navy/Ultraviolet Aeronaut. I ask for one every once in a while. The answer is always something to the tune of, "Not likely but I won't rule it out." I think I'll proceed to a second choice and in the unlikely event that a Navy/UV Aeronaut becomes available, I'll replace this one. But first I have to actually buy this one. Gaaaa!
I've cycled through a few options. My first idea was Black/Steel to match my Pilot and Smart Alec. This is still a solid contender. My second idea was Black Dyneema/Solar, but alas - they don't make that combo. Then I thought about Navy/Solar. Then Steel/UV. Then I pined for Navy/UV some more. Gaaaaaa!
Then I considered Steel Dyneema/Wasabi. Hmmmmm. I have a Steel Dyneema/Wasabi Side Effect that I adore. It's my PLO and has been pretty much since I got it. I ordered two other Side Effects since then; the first was rehomed and the second, Olive Parapack/UV, is nice but so far unused. I just can't put the Steel Dyneema/Wasabi Side Effect aside. It pains me to try, just like it pains me to try to use another backpack instead of my Navy/UV Synapse 25.
The main thing I like about the Side Effect is the size/shape. It's fabulous. But part of what I like about the Side Effect is also the Steel exterior. It's neither too dark nor too light. The Wasabi interior is a nice cheery contrast. But some color combos look better on small bags and some fine on larger ones. I wonder if the Steel Dyneema/Wasabi combo will be one of those small-only ones. GAAAAAA!
I'm in the right place to agonize over color choices, I know. You guys totally understand.