A Week at Oregon Coast with Synapse 25 and Packing Cube with Shoulder Strap
I recently returned from a car trip to the beautiful Oregon coast. As we had our lovely old lab Ella and food packed for an army (we were meeting up and bunking with my daughter's family of four), I decided to one-bag pack for the week with my new Synapse 25. In it went two pairs of pants, both convertible, 1 lightweight shirt, 3 LS tech Ts, underwear, socks, sandals, quarterzip pullover, rain shell, travel tray (containing bedtime miscellaneous, plus chargers for phone, ipad mini, and Kindle), toiletries kit, flashlights, large solar stuff sack (which my husband and I used to store dirty laundry). Into my UV packing cube with shoulder strap went Ipad mini, phone, Kindle, various organizer pouches (first aid kit, and other bits), pencil pouch, notebook, wallet. The Synapse did its job admirably as I knew it would, but I was blown away with the capacity and comfort of the little packing cube. During the day when shopping, I could also stuff in my rain jacket easily. Many people admired its UV color (it's gorgeous). The simple little shoulder strap that came with the Side Effect was very uncomfortable, so now I've ordered something heftier.
Although my husband and I have been one-bag travelers (with roll-aboards) for some time, I usually have "overflow" which finds its way into his bag. This time there was none of that and my guy was impressed.