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    TB backpacks' top grab handle

    I just wanted to post this question to confirm something:

    I own a SuperEgo briefcase. I love the top-situated poron-filled grab handle. I often carry my SuperEgo by this handle. Is it true that Tom Bihn backpacks all feature the same poron-filled grab handle on top?

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    Hi MtnMan,'
    My plum Synapse has nylon webbing for a grab handle. I've considered wrapping it with purple para cord which might make it a bit more comfortable.

    I have a Brain Bag on order and if the pictures and description are correct it will have some kind of padded handle. This is the closest thing I can find to what might be a description of the Brain Bag's top grab handle. "The Brain Bag has a quality nylon/foam/nylon laminated pad on 2" webbing handle" I found this part of the description a bit confusing.

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    Last edited by Moose; 08-08-2010 at 04:41 PM.

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    Yes, I agree. The product wording can occasionally vague.

    The photos of the Brain Bag and Smart Alec seem to suggest they both have poron-filled top grab handles, but there are no explicit close-ups to confirm this.

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    Yes, the Smart Alec has a padded handle and the Synapse doesn't. I asked about this while the Synapse was still in development and got this reply.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy View Post
    I don't think a padded handle will be added to the Synapse - since it should be primarily carried as a backpack, the extra bulk of a padded handle might get in the way more than it is useful.
    I don't know how to link a thread, but it was titled "Padded carry loop for Synapse". If you type that into the search function, you should find it.

    BTW, I love the padded handle and wish the Synapse had it as well. I often find myself carrying it by the handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malamalama View Post
    BTW, I love the padded handle and wish the Synapse had it as well. I often find myself carrying it by the handle.
    I prefer the webbing handle - it makes it possible and easy to do things like hang the Synapse on a hat rack. Very handy after I've been out in pouring rain!

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    Well, I just re-watched Maverick's excellent demonstration video on the Smart Alec backpack, which can be found on Tom Bihn's YouTube Channel. I want to thank Maverick for confirming that the Smart Alec does indeed have a poron-filled top grab handle.

    I guess the only question left for me is whether the Brain Bag has a similar kind of padded grab handle.

    Thanks again, Maverick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnMan View Post
    I guess the only question left for me is whether the Brain Bag has a similar kind of padded grab handle.
    It does...

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    Thank you!


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