Here's my story: I'm 5 feet tall and want a backpack. The Smart Alec appeals to me. I appreciate the way it lets you organize the content the way you see fit. Problem is, I'm short with a short torso. I know the Synapse would fit, but I like the flexibility of the Smart Alec. I commute by bike, and would load up the backpack with groceries about once a week. I also swim and have to load my post swim damp things in the bag. Does the Smart Alec have a pocket I could fit a wet suit and small towel in, without dampening the rest of my stuff? Is the water bottle pocket big enough to fit and isolate things? How about the pocket in the lid?
So many questions from a first time poster! I'd appreciate your advice. Many thanks.