This forum was so helpful when I purchased my first TB bag (an aubergine/wasabi aeronaut) that I was hoping to "exploit" it again for advice... I have another crazy summer of travel ahead. I will be driving out of state to take classes for a few weeks. I'm not limited by space since I will have my car, but I think the aeronaut should still suffice given that I will have laundry access.
But, there are some weekends where I will be flying with very quick turnarounds for conferences/etc. I'll need to pack dressy clothes/shoes, my laptop, and the usual stuff for a weekend trip. I could take the aeronaut, but given that I land on Fri, present on Sat, and depart on Sun - I find the aeronaut too big/bulky for these trips and my laptop does not feel secure (slides around).
I'm on a limited budget (constant state for a doctoral student - ha), so I like the WF for the price, but I think the tri-star might be more versatile? All of this to ask:
1. Do any of you use the aeronaut for short weekend trips with a laptop? If so, how do you secure your laptop?
2. If you were in my position, what would you suggest - make the aeronaut work, get a WF or a tri-star, or wait for the mini-aeronaut?
3. Random - for those of you with multiple TB bags, did you get them all in the same colorway or in different colors? Just curious!
Sorry for the long-winded thread!