There are so many great reads on these forums! I've enjoyed absorbing all of the details. I have my own question, perhaps you all can help out. Do let me know if this has already been discussed, and where I can find that topic.
I'm planning a trip to Europe in a few months. I've already decided to buy (invest?) in an Aeronaut 45 - I'm done with roller bags.
My typical travel gear up to now has been a 22" roller and a 27L Eagle Creek backpack. However, I plan to wear the A45 as a backpack, so now I'm considering getting another smaller bag for my personal item on the plane. After reading everyone's great reviews of the Pilot and Co-Pilot, I think I'm sold. My question is... Which one?
I'm leaning towards the Pilot since I'd like to use the bag as a work briefcase in future (something more formal than my backpack), and it doesn't look like the Co-Pilot will fit a 13" laptop.
I like the idea of a tad more space, but I'm wondering if it's going to feel too big to carry on my shoulder with the Aeronaut on my back. I'm also wondering about how well it fits under an airplane seat.
Anyone have any advice? Anything else I should consider when choosing between the two? I should also mention that I've considered alternative bags but I just love the design of the Pilot/Co-Pilot.