Upon initial viewing of the Synapse--both on this website and through Maverick's great videos--I really want to love this bag.
However, like many of you, I think how can I utilize it for my needs.
It seems to have everything I need, and more, except for one problem. Some of the areas I travel to are rampant with pickpockets. Brazen and bold, they will strike in broad daylight and in crowds.
And that's where I have the problem. If there is no way to secure the zippers shut on a bag, either with a lock, or carabiner, or even a paper clip, these thieves will try their best to get into it.
The top pocket is fine....I can find a way to latch the zippers close. But every other zipper only has one pull.
Any suggestions on what I can do so I can utilize the other pockets?
(BTW--here are my early plans...I'm going to put my ipod and blackberry in a Side Effect and put the Side Effect, attached with a 16" key strap into the bottom of the main section. If I have to carry my netbook with me it will also go into the main compartment.)
The second part is a question for Darcy or Katy or Maverick since they are the only ones to have a Synapse. Will an empty Synapse fit into the center section of a Tri-star and still allow me to pack the front and back sections? (I can't tell how crushable it is by the photos.)