“Here’s an initial review of my first adventure with the steel dyneema/wasabi Synapse 25. Shout out to dorayme for her wonderful comparison shots of the 19 and 25. I do a week or less trips, at least twice a month and a total sucker for backpacks. I can manage with a 15 liter pack for a 2-day trip. The cavernous S25 was perfect for the 3-4 days mix of business and leisure. I believe I can do a week with just the S25 (excluding cold weather areas).”
“I’m brand loyal to very few companies, but one of them is Tom Bihn, a Seattle-based company that makes beautiful, functional bags. I bought my first Tom Bihn bag in 2008, and I have consistently bought new bags (for different purposes — these things are designed to last forever) approximately every two years. I also have a boatload of accessories. They are not cheap, but they are high-quality, they look great, and they are superbly functional. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
“I’m on a 6-day work/personal trip and I was determined to only pack in my two new Tom Bihn bags.
The Tri-Star was heavy but easily managed on my back. There was definitely a sense of freedom with only one bag.
I just boarded the plane and the Tri-Star (as packed as it is) fit easily in the overhead bin and the Co-Pilot fit beautiful under the seat in front of me with plenty of legroom to spare.”
“When we first started packing for our European vacation I imagined taking a big suitcase and lots of fabulous clothes. Hey sometimes a girl just wants to look fashionable ya know?
Well, then we started planning our trip and I had
scary visions of dragging a huge suitcase across a big Italian train station. Somewhere along the line I got it in my head that it might be a good idea to pack less, and pack even less in a carry-on.
Enter Tom Bihn and their Aeronaut bag. This thing has incredible reviews, and if you ask me it’s pretty, really good quality, meets carry-on size requirements, and somehow manages to fit a ridiculous amount of my “necessities” inside. You can wear it as a backpack or use the shoulder strap (really cushioned and comfortable!) or handles too.”