So, I'm thinking about buying a new backpack for everyday use/day trips/light traveling. I've narrowed down my options to either the Smart Alec or the new (larger) Synapse that is coming out.
Given that we don't know too much about the new bag, my main question right now is not about the bags themselves, but rather about the accessories. What accessories do you guys think would be best?
This is my tentative list:
- Utility strap (x2?) - I have a leatherman and maybe a flashlight for this
- Travel tray - I just want this, it doesn't necessarily sync with the bags
Here are some things I'm not sure about:
- Packing cubes/organizer pouches...I already have a set of Eagle Creek packing cubes, but are there any that you guys think just fit the bags particularly well?
- Handle loop - for any cubes/pouches
- Key straps - for using pouches while leaving them attached? And I guess for keys?
- Stuff sacks - what's the difference between the travel ones and the yarn ones? They seem to look pretty similar...
- Freudian slip - I'm less sure about this one...having trouble imagining what it is used for.
- Any other ideas?
I would appreciate any input or advice - thanks!