And in case I haven't said it enough, I enjoy using every one of the products I have gotten from TB & Co. The synapse has been carried to and from work quite regularly. It has also been on several trips, including Europe in big cities and hiking trails in the Smokies/Blue Ridge area. But there are times when I need a bigger bag. I look forward to seeing what comes in the future and to carrying a Smart Alec, Brain Bag or Neuron/whatever it's called!
For those others that are interested in this new bag, the listed heights for the current backpaces: Synapse (16"), Smart Alec (18.5"), and Brain Bag (18"). That doesn't necessarily mean the large Synapse will be larger volume than either of those, because of the different shapes.
Please consider this my pre-order for the Megalo Synapse :)
Looking forward to larger Synapse in 1000d
Yes, I will take one Synapse SuperSize.
Darcy, Do you have an update on the larger Synapse? My daughter is doing a research program this summer at the University of Chicago, and she needs a Synapse.... We're trying to hold out for the larger version. Is there a chance that it will be available in time for her? She leaves mid-june.... Love that bag, and even more to love when it is bigger. Thanks!
It's available now :) Synapse 25 - Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Backpack - TOM BIHN Pre-ordered mine in black/wasabi to replace my Super Ego. It's still going strong after 7 years, but I'd like something with two straps these days.
My other message wouldn't post, I guess because I included a URL, so: This is up on the page for pre-order now on the Laptop Bag page. I have my order in for one in black/wasabi to replace my old Super Ego, along with the Cache on Rails bag which looks awesome. Nothing wrong with the Super Ego, it's showing almost no signs of wear after being carried almost every day for 7 years, I'd just decided I'd like a backpack type bag to spread the load over both shoulders. Can't wait for the new Synapse :)
Would I be happy with the Synapse 25 coming from a stuffed (regular) Ego? I want something with two straps, can hold my Windows 15" laptop, but also be able to hold my usual EDC. I don't want to list everything here, but when I travel, my Ego is usually stuffed. I just think the Brain Bag would be too large for my usual EDC, and like the look of the Synapse over the Smart Alec better. As long as I can get a Cache with Rails to fit my laptop, I think this will work...
Beau, thanks, you've also been answering all my questions via email! I placed my pre-order yesterday, and can't wait. Got a trip May 13th, but assume I probably won't have it quite yet... :-(