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    Founder's Briefcase in Tristar?

    I forgot where it was, but someone asked earlier whether a Founder's Briefcase can fit in a Tristar.
    In another thread it was asked if a Field Journal notebook could fit in a Founder's Briefcase.
    I answered yes to both questions and that I would be back with photos.
    Well here they are,

    Note, I'm in the process of assembling a go to traveling studio so to speak probably using the Tristar as the mothership for this endeavor. At a later date I will explore the further compartments, (and sub-compartments) that this will entail. For the moment I'm just addressing the center compartment as it relates to the FB. It should be noted that there are full pockets on either side of the center compartment as u see it. Within the padded section of the FB there are watercolor pads and blocks rather than a laptop.

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    As to the Field Journal Notebook, it could comfortably fit two,
    In the IPad mini pocket is a brush case and pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailhiker View Post
    I forgot where it was, but someone asked earlier whether a Founder's Briefcase can fit in a Tristar.
    In another thread it was asked if a Field Journal notebook could fit in a Founder's Briefcase.
    I answered yes to both questions and that I would be back with photos.
    Well here they are,

    Note, I'm in the process of assembling a go to traveling studio so to speak probably using the Tristar as the mothership for this endeavor. At a later date I will explore the further compartments, (and sub-compartments) that this will entail. For the moment I'm just addressing the center compartment as it relates to the FB. It should be noted that there are full pockets on either side of the center compartment as u see it. Within the padded section of the FB there are watercolor pads and blocks rather than a laptop.

    Founder's Briefcase in Tristar?-image-jpg

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    @Trailhiker I want to press the "like" button a few zillion times. The Founder's Briefcase looks huge going into the Tri-Star, though. Are those Field Journal Notebooks the current version (looks like Steel Parapack?). I only have the FJN from the Cordura release. At least one of the recent threads asking about whether the Founder's Briefcase fit into the Tri-Star was the Tri-Star and a Day Laptop Bag thread, where I said that I thought the Founder's Briefcase might be too wide to fit easily into the Tri-Star unloaded. I should probably go back and post a link to your pictures in this thread. I'd be curious about how tight the fit into the Tri-Star is with a 15" laptop in the Founder's Briefcase.

    Great pictures!

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    Moriond,

    Thank u for your thoughts.

    I guess my next round of pics will be with tape measure in hand.
    Every time I fit the FB into the Tristar I'm still amazed.
    Regarding the FJN(s) yes they are the steel Parapack version from the latest crop.

    Within a short time I will delve into the "Art Bag Tristar" with greater detail.

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    These pictures are so gouges. Not only the pictures in them self but the birth giving Tris Star is incredible. Makes me rethink my not wanting a Tris Star... We have a farm and bread Cows (is that put right?) and your pictures so much reminded me of a new calf on its way to sunlight (without the slimy part of cause).

    And your pictures of the Founders Briefcase gives a good impression of how much can fit in there. I was before thinking, that it is quite narrow but you fitted a good amount of stuff in there.

    Looking forward to your "Art Bag Tristar" threat.

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    @Trailhiker, thanks for the amazing comparison photos between Tri-Star and Founders' Briefcase.

    There aren't much photo/review/media about Founder's Briefcase, especially together with Tri-Star. I am very again grateful for your pro-active effort and time to post such great marvelous photo especially the #4 Photos (Counting from Top). That is what I am trying to look for - to see both Bag in one photo - so I could how its exterior design works out for whatever purpose/scenario I intended the Bag for.

    I'm actually thinking a Western Flyer vs Founder's Briefcase, not a Tri-Star. Nevertheless, both shared similar design/features - just one is smaller than the other.

    My intention is to find a work briefcase. I currently use only a Packing Wedge, mainly to hold Documents with Folders, a Notebook and loose A4 Papers. It is a much "affordable" option of Founder's Briefcase, as a single compartment case and without all those great organization. I love it very much but sadly, it is a bit shorter in height hence my papers/folders may caught when I zipped up. I hope to get a new work Briefcase so I could slide in my newly bought (refurbished, still awaiting delivery) Dell Latitude Ultrabook 12.5" E7240, also its power adapter. Therefore, all-in-one - my Laptop, Work Documents, everything in one Bag. Compare to now, I have to carry my Packing Wedge and my Vertical Brain Cell (for my M4600).

    After reviewing your photo, I concluded (for now, though could change during the purchase time which is some months to go - Saving Mode) that I would most likely to choose Founder's Briefcase. As it is intended for work-purpose briefcase, the exterior design feature more clean design, compare to Tri-Star/WesternFlyer which have great organization pocket on the exterior but it looks "slightly" complicated. Plus, I believe the design of Founder's Briefcase able to "somehow" have a slimmer profile though it is in very full state, compare to Western Flyer/TriStar. Does the side/corner of Founder's Briefcase built with hard material - commonly found in business briefcase?

    Please correct me, if I am wrong, as I don't own any of the Bags.
    I would also love to hear out any comment from you all, especially who own Founder's Briefcase, and also who own both Founder's Briefcase and Western Flyer/Tri-Star. Really appreciate your insights.

    Thanks you,
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