I think you're going to have to repeat this (4) more times before a decision is reached. Both sound like great options. I personally think the Vale would be amazing in plum calf, though I'm not sure I'm committed in this MTO.
I picked up this Bell Star for $300:
It was too tight for my wire glasses, by now it's not bad getting them in there going through the face shield opening.
Also had to get a Bell for the photochromic transition shield which works great, as I don't have prescription sunglasses.
UPDATE: I emailed Filson today asking if there were any updates, as I had not heard and took my rucksack to the Portland store over a week ago. I got a call same-day, telling me it will be covered under warranty @no-cost, and should be completed by the end of the week. Great customer service! So far, all the American companies I've dealt with eventually came through with great service.