I was wondering if anyone out there could help me. I'd like to purchase the Synapse 25 and (amongst other things) use it to carry my art supplies when I'm doing plein air painting. Before I place the order, though, I really need to make sure I'll be able to fit my watercolor palette inside the main compartment. The dimensions of my round palette are as follows: 15" diameter and 1-3/4" thick/tall (image attached). I'm pretty sure the height of the compartment will be fine, as it's designed to take a 15" laptop, but I'm a bit concerned about the width (and to a lesser extent, the depth) of the compartment: the published width is 13.4", which is, strictly speaking, too narrow, but sometimes bags can accommodate a bit more than the published specs would suggest, so I'm hopeful. . .
If you own this bag, do you think you could please take a moment to double check the dimensions of the main compartment for me, so that I can determine whether or not I'll be able to fit my palette in? I live in the UK, so this would be quite an expensive purchase for me, and its quite important that I don't get this wrong!
Many thanks is advance for any help/information you are able to provide.