I purchased my first TB bag, the aeronaut, last week. It is definitely a stretch on my graduate school budget, but it can be done. I have been struggling with the 2 issues and would love thoughts/comments from others:
1. Colors - I purchased the aubergine/wasabi color (haven't received it yet) - I am starting to wonder if I should have purchased a more "classic" color like steel/wasabi so it lasts the test of time since it's such an expensive piece (if I end up keeping it). Can anyone who has an aubergine or steel bag comment on the color please?
2. Comparison to other bags - I ordered the Timbuk2 wingman off of Sierra Trading Post. I got it for a steal at ~$50. It is similar in concept to the aeronaut (main compartment, 2 end pockets), and it also has a padded laptop compartment. I can't compare quality between the two yet, but has anyone struggled/worried about their laptop in just a sleeve for the aeronaut? Does the bag hold up well with wear and multiple uses? Any feedback would be great.
Thanks in advance!