Hi, I just found out about Tom Bihn bags and spent a lot of time this past weekend reading through this forum (and of course, reviewing all the bags, etc.). At this time, I think I'm going to order the Tristar for my primary bag (with the Absolute Shoulder Strap) and the Medium Cafe Bag as my personal bag (and probably a few organizers as well). I have a couple of questions, though, and was hoping someone could answer them.
First, I'm trying to decide which, if any, of the packing cubes to get for the Tristar. Do you think that it would be better to get one medium and small for one side, and leave it at that? Or one large? I've never used packing cubes before (I usually roll everything), so I'm trying to figure out if they would be beneficial.
Also, do you think that I will need the additional ultrasuede padded strap for the Medium Cafe Bag? I plan on using it as both a personal bag and a purse while traveling (I'm heading to Europe in September) and I'm wondering if the regular strap will suffice. I will probably use it to carry a guidebook, journal, my Kindle, iPod touch, camera and misc. odds and ends.
If anyone can think of any other information I might need, I'd love to have it. I'm very excited about these bags, and called the company early this morning to speed up my activation so that I could post. Katie (sp?) was very nice and answered some questions, but I wanted to get additional input.