Agreed, very nice photos taken from a new perspective. The Tri-Star, fully packed, can look distinctly wider than that briefcase. Probably the Western Flyer looks more closely matched to a briefcase.
Thanks for the comments.
Yes, when I had this packed in my quick test test pack it was MUCH wider than the briefcase.
At some stage I might try and get some pics of it packed in comparison to the briefcase as well.
While I read the specifications and lots of reviews on the TS I was still surprised when it arrived at how 'small' it was because all the pics I'd seen were of just the TS or the TS and other competitor bags so I didn't really have a good point of reference. Although when really full it will be wider than the briefcase for a short 1 -2 night trip I reckon I can keep it a pretty similar in size to a briefcase and still looking pretty professional.
Au contraire -- you will be surprised to discover that it will more than likely fit!
Originally Posted by Mark1966
Remember that the bag sizers are designed for allowances on 21" rolling uprights. And one advantage you have is that, if you've overpacked the Tri-Star, you can try to actually SQUEEZE it into the sizer. You wouldn't be able to do that with most rolling uprights, especially hard-sided ones.
That said, the Tri-Star may have looked to big for a sizer, but if you were to sit it next to a rolling upright, you would've found that the Tri-Star is most likely smaller.
That said, I agree, it's definitely substantially bigger than most briefcases.
A Western Flyer will be closer to a briefcase size.
Even then, it has the ability to get filled pretty full.
That said, your briefcase looks HUGE!
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Great photos, thanks for posting!