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  • Jenne
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    Ooh, how exciting about the Tri-Star! I don't mind a little wait, since I blew my bag budge on my WF and accessories. :-) It would be perfect if it was done in June, because that's my next trip.

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  • ncb4
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    If only there was a Tri-Star now!

    I'm really excited about seeing the sneak preview of the Tri-Star. I'm sure it will be several months before we're able to buy one, which makes me sad, as something in between the size of a Western Flyer and the Aeronaut sounds absolutely perfect to me: BUT I need a new carry-on *now* for an international trip I'm making at the start of March. ;-( Oh well. It looks look my collection of TB bags is going to grow even larger than I thought. I guess I between the time I return from my trip, and the time the Tri-Star is available, I can be saving up for it!

    Another person with a TB "bag" addiction!

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  • mruseless
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    Tom's working on the pattern of the Tristar now. Our Seattle factory could make a sample in as soon as two weeks.
    Two weeks, sweet! I can hardly wait to see the sneak peek!

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  • JoyR
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    If the toiletries pouch is truly waterproof, I would buy it asap.

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  • rabergnc
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    Wonderful!! I look forward to seeing it. (By the way, I am always available to try things out :>)

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  • Sco1t
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    Great, can't wait to see it!

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by Sco1t View Post
    Hi Darcy,

    Do you know when we will be able to see a sneak preview of these bags?
    Tom's working on the pattern of the Tristar now. Our Seattle factory could make a sample in as soon as two weeks.

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  • MaggieScratch
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    I have a line item in my budget for luggage/handbags. Because I have a little problem. *cough* Though I think much of it is the search for "the perfect bag" and sometimes a bag is perfect until circumstances change. I now have a nice little variety of bags and I can choose the "perfect" bag for present circumstances.

    That doesn't mean I won't be adding to it, however.

    I like the idea of the clear waterproof pouch as well--but I hope it will have a gusset in the bottom, say about an inch or so wide? That would be better for bottles and tubes than a completely flat pouch.

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  • Sco1t
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    Question For Darcy

    Hi Darcy,

    Do you know when we will be able to see a sneak preview of these bags?

    Regards,
    Scott

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  • pretzelb
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    "I believe that instead of buying large quantities of cheap stuff, people are going back to spending more on a quality product that will last them a long time." - Tom Bihn
    Only problem with this is that I find myself buying more TB bags. The quality is there but I can't stop myself from getting the quantity too. Yes, I have a bag problem.

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  • pretzelb
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    a completely waterproof clear pouch for toiletries
    The large pouches with one clear side have been working great for a toiletry bag for me so far. But they aren't totally waterproof. I guess I'm ok with the risk.

    The tri-star sounds interesting. I wonder if it's going to be like the suggestion I had a while ago where we needed something that fit the Doug Dyment design idea for wrinkle free travel. Something simple like the Air Boss would be neat. My Aeronaut works fine but I do get lots of wrinkles and I can't seem to make the Dyment bundle method work with the Aeronaut.

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  • shakir5582
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    I agree. security and investment. I have bought 2 bags in the past year. super ego and a aeronaut. Just ordered a braincell and freudian slip for the super ego . I cant wait to see the garment bag. He is putting it out at the perfect time for me to upgrade from another brand. I got a supercheap garment bag cause I had to have a garment bag (and didn't want to have to replace an expensive one all the time) but if there is a TB option I will go for it. The second you feel a TB bag you understand that they are not expensive. HOPE IT IS A CARRY ON> BOO checking bags.
    Last edited by shakir5582; 01-27-2009, 10:37 PM.

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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by ex machina View Post
    "I believe that instead of buying large quantities of cheap stuff, people are going back to spending more on a quality product that will last them a long time." - Tom Bihn

    I read the above line and I have to agree with Tom Bihn. I look at my own example to see this is true. Those following my quest for the correct every day bag are aware I was going back and forth between the Medium Cafe Bag and the Imago. After receiving both I was planning on returning one due to budget constraints. However, after a small unexpected cash injection into my personal economy I am keeping both. Mind you, it seems that after trying both out, and originally thinking the Medium Cafe was just a bit to small, it ultimately turns out I am using the Medium Cafe bag as my daily bag and the Imago is sitting by the wayside. But I will not return the Imago. Why? I am after all in tight budget waters. Wouldn't it be the practical thing? Well, simply put, it comes down to one word: quality. The Imago is an amazingly well made bag. It is a tad smaller than my preference, but it is so outstanding in its construction, workmanship, quality, and design that I will not return it. Indeed, I will find a use for it.

    I wil be writing up my experience and posting my pictures of the bags (some travel ones too in the thread already containing my TB bag choice evolution. I plan to do it in a month or so as I am making notes and vetting the bags in my daily life. I also already know I will be buying more TB products because they are well made, and have a positive impact on my life. My review will be detailed and go more into that.

    The TriStar - sized between the Western Flyer and the Aeronaut, is something I will be taking a look at with an eye towards purchasing. I prefer, when possible, to use a smaller than max carry-on bag. In fact, I would like to downsize all my stuff (not just travel stuff) to fit into a max carry-on bag, so if need be, I can just grab it and go. The fewer things I have, the less things have me. That said, I recently took a trip for several days to Florida.

    During that trip I used the medium cafe bag as a personal bag and a Manhattan Portage Europa Deluxe (stuffed to the gills) as my carry-on. It was great to be able to travel with a smaller than max bag and as small a bag as I could easily do. It worked out. But I was also analyzing what would be better. And while the Western Flyer was appealing to me, it was also a tad small as well. I am a big guy. Hence, my clothing is large and takes more room. So I was wondering about that. Would I find the WF adequate for my travel needs? I am hoping to get away 3 times a year for 5-10 days. Would the WF prove versatile enough in my case? I think the TriStar may be just the fit I was looking for. One thing I am sure about: as my luggage choices evolve, Tom Bihn bags and accessories will be front and center.

    Kudos to Tom Bihn and crew for making such fine products.

    I completely agree, I have always been on a budget, aren't we all?

    Before Tom Bihn, despite my lifelong uhhhhh, hem, addiction with purses and bags of all kind, I had to really think before buying.
    Many of my purses/bag purchase ended up being moved into one of my relatives closets without much resistance from me.

    Last week, when I realized that my better half was going to need to use my
    Steel Brain Bag for travel, I had one of those moments of "What is he going to do to it?" but then I had no choice.
    I also figured that if he loved the Brain Bag, he would understand my love for the brand.
    He loved it and I announced that I had bought another Brain Bag in Sapphire and that he could use the Steel one from now on.


    Every time I buy a Tom Bihn bag and believe me, I have quite a collection, I do not feel guilty and I know that it is an investment.

    I would not buy a Brain Bag or an Aeronaute every month but when a Swift or a Cafe Bag comes out in a color pair I looooove. If the budget allows, I go for it. I am also not shy about buying accessories.

    After making do with flimsy cases for my cheap cell phones and cameras, I decided to use a cork case when I got a new cell phone and recently added a padded pouch for my camera. What a difference in style and sense of security!

    That's what Tom Bihn bags are all about, investments in style, ease of use and security/durability.
    Last edited by backpack; 01-27-2009, 04:53 PM.

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  • mruseless
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    I'm also really excited about the Tri-Star.
    I've been a 1-bagger for a long while now, and I find that for most trips there is a lot of room left in my Aeronaut. It would be nice to have a slightly smaller bag that is not as small as the WF. Having left over room in the Aeronaut tempts me to overpack

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  • Jenne
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    I'm really looking forward to the Tri-Star! I'm so excited! The WF was just a little too small to be the only bag on my most recent trip (so I also used a backpack), but it was great and I look forward to the new addition!

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