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jmoz
03-09-2014, 12:41 PM
So, I'm all packed and ready to head to the airport for 9 days in Dubai and Pakistan. I've included pictures of my Tri-Star and Pilot so people can compare the size. I should mention that neither bag is overly full; the Pilot could easily accommodate a packing cube, while the Tri-Star would have space for a (not-overfilled) large packing cube if I were to remove my tweed jacket from the center section.

As an aside, for anyone who was interested in the Small Crumpler Haven for a Micro 4/3 camera: it fits very very well in the small front section of the Tri-Star, with room left over for a nice Op-Tech sling strap and a TB clear organizer cube for liquids.

I likely won't be around much for the next 10 days, but I'll try to follow-up if anyone has questions.

P.S. I make a motion that Tom Bihn rename Navy Ballistic Nylon to TARDIS Ballistic Nylon. It's a better description of both the color and how it

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Rocks
03-09-2014, 02:18 PM
Looking forward to hearing about your travels!
p.s. my Copilot is the same ballistic navy, Tardis rather, and it's gorgeous.

jmoz
03-16-2014, 09:51 PM
I'm sitting in the Dubai Mall waiting for the timing on my ticket for the Burj Khalifa observation deck, and I thought I'd mention that even with everything I acquired on this trip (and it was not as little as I had expected), I've managed to fit everything with a little room to spare in the Pilot. My Tri-Star is pretty heavy (probably 10-12 kg or more, but I haven't weighed it, but it won't likely matter), but I'm amazed how much fits. As soon as I think it's full, I find a place to shove something else in....

Miking
03-16-2014, 10:21 PM
Glad to hear that everything pulled through in time for your trip! Enjoy yourself and your Tardis blue bags!

jmoz
03-17-2014, 08:53 AM
12.5 kg.... That's a bit too much to carry, but at least it's not for long.

jmoz
03-20-2014, 08:53 AM
And a photo of my over-stuffed Tri-Star and mostly (not not completely) full Pilot at the Dubai airport on the way home.... I'm amazed how much one can fit in the Tri-Star, though I'm not sure one really SHOULD fit that much. It's worth noting that even at 12.5 kg, no one looked twice at it as carry-on. (Even on PIA with their nominal 7 kg limit, but very spotty enforcement.)

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Jeff A
03-20-2014, 08:57 AM
And a photo of my over-stuffed Tri-Star and mostly (not not completely) full Pilot at the Dubai airport on the way home.... I'm amazed how much one can fit in the Tri-Star, though I'm not sure one really SHOULD fit that much. It's worth noting that even at 12.5 kg, no one looked twice at it as carry-on. (Even on PIA with their nominal 7 kg limit, but very spotty enforcement.)

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Wow, that's one bulging Tri-Star, haha! That's the only hesitation I have with getting one. Worried that it will pack like that even when 3/4 full.

jmoz
03-20-2014, 10:37 AM
That Tri-Star was loaded beyond any reasonable degree. It usually doesn't bulge too much, and I'm still not an expert at packing it. I think the killer is that I all three sections seriously loaded. (As in a lesser bag's zippers would likely have burst.) Even the "Before" pictures at the beginning of this thread are not exactly under-filled.