Posted by bvp663 in our Forums:

Planning a trip around the world? Heading to South America for a few months? Europe for a year? For those about to head out on an adventure and are looking for a Tom Bihn pack, I wanted to make a post that provided a few resources and linked to people who have done just that! Most links include packing lists which can be helpful for your own planning as well.

  • Dave from the thequestforawesome.com travelled around the world for 12 months living out of a Tom Bihn Smart Alec backpack.
  • Kit from SeekNewTravel.com has been travelling around the world with her Aeronaut.
  • Forum member jea spent 25 days, 5 flights, and 4 countries living out of her Aeronaut.
  • Justin Lucas Savage of Back Country Treks travelled around Europe and Africa with a Tom Bihn Synapse stuffed into a Tom Bihn Brain Bag. [video] He also does another review of it here: Backpack Wrap Up: The Best Medium Lightweight Pack [Review]
  • Tynan has been travelling the world with only a Tom Bihn Synapse backpack [Gear Post 2012: Zen Edition].
  • Forum user Snowster followed Tynan’s lead and lived out of a Synapse backpack over 6 months, travelling across Western Europe and New Zealand. You can see what his packing list as well.
  • Keith Savage used both an Aeronaut and a Smart Alec for a month in Argentina.

  • Tynan’s 2012 Gear Video

    I’m still using my trusty Tom Bihn Synapse in Dyneema. I’ve never before used a backpack that reflects such a highly developed understanding of travel. The compartments are perfectly laid out and sized so that they never encroach on each other, even when stuffed.”