Hello! I am new to the forum, and a new customer of Tom Bihn bags and I have a bit of an open-ended question for people who own both the Synapse 19 and 25. I ordered both the Smart Alec and the Synapse 19 and found that while I love the Smart Alec, the structure and the fit of the S19 is just so amazing that I am thinking of sending back the SA and getting a S25 as a replacement. The S19 works for an EDC, but I do travel a great deal and think that the extra space that the SA offers would come in handy. However, I am so very impressed with the S19, that I am thinking that if the S25 is half as wonderful, it would be worth swapping out the SA.
My worry is that having two Synapses (Synapsi?) would feel a bit too much like having the same bag---a bit redundant, whereas the SA is a completely different bag. However, now that I have the Synapse, I am realizing that the versatility that the SA offers is a bit less useful than I thought it would be. So to those fine forum members that own both--does it feel like you own two instantiations of the same bag, or do they feel like different bags?