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  1. #16
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    Well I certainly one bag around Europe, averaging couple of overnights per week. Laptop and accessories, gym kit (fold flat Nike's crucial), spare clothes and shirts. Wester Flyer. Tristar I found the sections too thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedifica View Post
    Hey @Bogiesan, it would be more useful if you explained why you think @matt77 should get the Aeronaut 30 instead of just telling them to do it. What is it about the A30 that you think is particularly useful for their needs?
    Can I step in for Bogiesan?

    Speaking as someone who owns an Aeronaut 45 ...

    I'm not a "backpack" person, so I'm not familiar with the Synapse 25. But it seems to me that if Matt is used to the packing flexibility of the Synapse (in terms of odd-shaped items), he might not be happy with either the Tristar or the Western Flyer.

    Here's what he's looking for:

    -- Something to carry all of his clothes and other stuff, including "business" stuff.
    -- A bag that looks professional enough in a business setting as a "briefcase".

    Right off the bat, the Tristar is out. Once you take out all your clothes and fill it with just your laptop and other "business" stuff, it's a deflated suitcase and looks nothing like a "briefcase".

    He MIGHT be able to pull off the briefcase look with the Western Flyer. BUT -- and this is a big "but" -- as his primary bag, he'll be losing the flexibility of packing odd-shaped stuff, being constrained to the Tristar/Western Flyer school of "flat packing" only.

    The Aeronaut 30 solves both problems, giving him the flexibility of NOT "flat packing", and gives him 5 more litres of packing space than his Synapse, and 4 more litres of space than the Western Flyer.

    He could then pair it with a "briefcase-y" bag like the Pilot, Co-Pilot or Cadet, or if he wants to "one bag" it, a Daylight briefcase tucked inside the Aeronaut (or any of the other messenger bags either folded up tightly or used as a packing cube).

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    Thats awesome, thanks so much for taking the time to pen those thoughts :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedifica View Post
    Hey @Bogiesan, it would be more useful if you explained why you think @matt77 should get the Aeronaut 30 instead of just telling them to do it. What is it about the A30 that you think is particularly useful for their needs?
    Easily researched in the catalog and extensive online reviews. Fabulous device for onebagging although the 45 may be necessary for the uncommitted and I hadnít seen it mentioned yet. Seems obvious to me but thatís me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogiesan View Post
    Seems obvious to me but that’s me.
    If it were obvious to the rest of us, @matt77 wouldn't have needed to ask for a recommendation! Any time you make a recommendation, it's always better to explain why you think it's the best idea.

    A friend of mine sometimes says "It's a good thing we don't all like the same things, otherwise, just think what the cost of oatmeal would be!" Similarly, what's clear to one person isn't necessarily clear to another.
    I have a bunch of great bags. Favorite color combos include Aubergine/Island, Navy/Solar, Forest/UV, Original Halcyon/Wasabi, Cloud/Viridian.

    I've fulfilled my dream of palindromic-colored nested bags! Navy/Ultraviolet Pilot with Aubergine/Island Side Effect inside: blue purple purple blue. Forest/UV A45 with Aubergine/Wasabi Co-Pilot inside: green purple purple green.

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