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    synapse bag pocket question...

    when you take a peek inside the two vertical outside pockets, you can see a hole that leads into the water bottle compartment. i wonder why this hole inside this pocket has not been sown closed? does this hole serve a specific purpose?

    thanks,

    b.f.

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    one thing you'll find with the bags that tom bihn makes is that even the smallest, seemingly insignificant detail is not without purpose.

    tom can best answer this question, but i would venture to guess that it helps the bag retain a natural shape when the front pockets aren't full.

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    It's certainly for construction reasons, if you look at the spot, you'll see that it would be a multi layer sewing. As the sides of the bottle pocket are not waterproof you don't need to close these holes anyway.

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    i think the holes, there are in fact two holes at the bottom of each pocket, are there so that when you put a bottle inside the bottle compartment, you get the corners of the bottle tucked in securely. it's like if you had a square bottle, each of the corner of the bottom of the bottle would neatly fit into the holes and actually the holes aren't really inside the vertical pockets, the 4 holes are part of the bottle compartment mesh fabric, if you know what i mean.

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    I'm with ratdeau—my guess is that it was a manufacturing decision. (Maybe so it could be sewn inside-out and turned outside-in?)

    This is like the blind men and the elephant.


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