I like plumes. I have two right now and thinking of giving up one (because of the color) They are really light and quite easy to get things in and out of. I am 5'4" and think that 28 cm is the best size - both of mine are.
I tried on an elan when I was in Rome this summer (vert chevre - REALLY NICE!) but had to pass it up - it is a wee bit too small for me. I have noticed that I am buying chevre and mysore more these days vs. togo/clemence. Really like the feel and shine of chevre.