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  1. #31
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    Wow, there's some great information in this thread. I've been researching a Tristar to replace the cacophony of bags I currently use for business travel and I've found this so useful. I had no idea the A30 internal frame would fit the Tristar!

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    Hi @Tony G, @Pna, and Others,

    When the frames sheets and hip belts for the Aeronaut debuted in June 2018, there was a lot of interest in whether these frame sheets and/or associated hip belts could be used in other bags -- both travel bags such as the Tri-Star and Western Flyer, and backpacks like the Smart Alec. (Actually, there were a number of different threads about using the Aeronaut frame sheets with the Smart Alec).

    The forum mods, who had access to the frame sheets, answered questions about this, and if you read through the A45 Frame in the SA or WF? thread that @nimikor started, you'll see @maverick's answers (and photos) about using these frame sheets with other travel bags, including the Western Flyer in the thread title, and my answers about using the frame sheets with the Smart Alec,

    I didn't post a link to that thread in the earlier discussion here, because you may notice that in the initial response in the linked thread, @maverick mentioned he used the A45 frame sheet for the Tri-Star, while in the present thread the recommendation is to use the Aeronaut 30 frame sheet with the Tri-Star. The A30 frame sheet is the size that I personally felt worked better for the Tri-Star, but I didn't know whether that was simply due to my height (5'4" compared to @maverick's 5'8"), so I didn't comment on that (and I agreed that the A30 frame worked for the Western Flyer, which was the other bag that was being asked about). The only (veiled) reference to possible differences in optimal frame selection is in my comment in the last post (#9) that the ideal frame sheet fit to the curvature of your back for the Smart Alec or any other travel bag (I was thinking explicitly about the Tri-Star, though I didn't say it) might depend on the individual (including their height).

    Anyway, @Tony G, one of the benefits of delurking is that you can ask your own specific questions of interest. So welcome to the forums.

    moriond

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    Thanks moriond for that wonderfully useful post. I (hungrily) read the other thread about he internal frames.

    I’m a large guy, so I’m leaning towards the A45 frame to suit my back. According to it’s measurements, it should just about squeeze into a Packing Cube Backpack (the Tristan model). Has anyone tried that? I think it may be the perfect way to add a little rigidity, and keep the pack from sticking to your back in warm climates.

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    I just traveled with my tristar and s19 for 7 days. In the tristar I had 2 pairs of pants, 1 pair of shorts, 2 tshirts, a windshirt, 3 dress shirts, 7 each of socks and underwear, toiletries bag, 1 pair of shoes. I keep my ipad and computer in the s19 along with their chargers, ear phones and some other small misc stuff (this is my usual daily bag when I carry one) mostly because it is already all in there and because it fits under the airplane seat so I have easy access to it. I probably could have fit everything into the tri-star. It easily fit into the airplane baggage over the seat holder except for the one flight on a tiny regional jet where they took all carry on bags that would not fit under the seat and put them in the regular baggage bin with the checked luggage. And it might have fit in the over head bins there - but the airline was not letting anyone put anything in there for that one flight.
    Last edited by spcanf; 08-03-2019 at 12:09 PM.

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