I've been following these boards for a few days & looking thru the bags. I'm overwhelmed on where to start. We are going to Italy in October for 3weeks on a Rick Steves tour = travel as light as possible, one bag preferred (we can't & don't plan on just one bag). So far, we've purchased 2 Aeronaut 45s w/the shoulder straps, 2 clear organizer wallets, 1 snake charmer.
We don't know what else we need. Seems the Side Effect is a good idea, should we get one each, or just one to jointly share?
My husband needs a backpack to use as his daily bag around the cities . . . would love suggestions.
I need a daily crossbody purse as my daily bag . . . I'm considering the Cafe, but not sure if medium is big enough, or if I should wait on the Large to come back in stock? I'm also considering Red Oxx Chica & Eagle Creek CrossBody.
All the Organizer Pouches are confusing to me- do we need any? If so, which ones & which sizes & what will we use them for?
We have some eBag packing cubes- should we consider getting the TB packing cubes for the Aeronaut instead?
We EACH plan on taking a 20in rolling bag. Our Aeronauts will be lightly packed & will be used as extra storage for items we purchase on our way home. Last time we went to Europe, we had NO spare room for things we purchased & spent a lot of money shipping things home (we did have tote we purchased in Europe, but it wasn't enough room, nor was it secure).
Also, after watching many videos, I still don't understand the KeyStraps- I kind of understand what they are for, but I don't understand if I need the 8in or the 16in? And the ones with the clips on each end? Or a clip on one end & an O-ring on the other?
Would love recommendations on anything else you think we should purchase . . . thanks!!