My Adventures with the Synapse 19
Hello everyone! I'm fairly new to the Tom Bihn line of bags. So far, I am loving it! I didn't know that having a nice pack with its simple yet effective design can make life so much easier!
What I love most about the 19 and the Synapse design is its ease of access. Everything is just one zipper away. And what puts the icing on the cake is its pouches and organizers. All of my items are in some type of pouch/organizers. It keeps thins divided, and safe.
I primarily use my pack for work as I work in a facility where I can't always just go to my locker and grab things. I have to have my things with me at all times.
What I will use this thread for is to take pics of my current setups, cool little "aha moments" with the synapse (if I find some kind of innovative way to organize something etc), and also pics of my synapse when I travel.
I am also planning on exclusively taking my 19 to Kauai in April 2014, so packing
lists will also be included.
6/15 my current work setup:
Bottom pocket: %85 filled.
Small Mesh Pouch: First Aid Kit
3d Clear Organizer Pouch: Maelstrom x10 work light, Radio, Work Book
Left pocket: %65 filled.
Maxpedition Micro Organizer: Pen, Pencil, Sharpie, Hiliter, USB, Mini multi tool, Bic Lighter, Chapstick, Floss, SAK, Headphones.
Mini Clear Pouch: iPhone charger! For quick access!
Right pocket: %90 filled
Insulated Thermos for Coffee. I work nights so this is a must!
Bottom middle pocket: %90 filled
Mini Clear Pouch: Work Essential that go in my pocket once I'm at work - Pen, AAA light, work keys, eye drops, work badge.
Top middle pocket: %80 filled
Big ol' steel canteen for water.
Main compartment: %30 filled.
3d clear organizer: it is rigged to the top of the compartment for easy access using two size 0 nite Ize carabiners attached to two key rings attached to both black tabs on top. - Utensils, Napkins, Gloves.
Tristar Small packing cube - bottom of compartment - Umbrella, Beanie, gloves, scarf for the cold nights.