Hi folks -
I am a novice at forum posts (of any kind) so if this is an old question feel free to point me toward the appropriate thread. I did not find anything in my attempt at a search.
I recently joined the Tom Bihn fan club with the acquisition of a Tristar (black/Iberian) with small/med/large packing cubes as well as the packing cube / backpack (genius design) all of which I admire. Like many of you have stated 'you can't just have one Tom Bihn bag' so I am now in the market for a true backpack for daily use and as a personal item when flying. I am torn between the Synapse and Brain Bag. I have read fine reviews of both bags, but I was wondering if there is anyone out there that has both bags, and would share how/when they use them?
Some points I should confess too. I will fill any bag to capacity (which is ultimately why I went with the Tristar vs Aeronaut). I generally travel with one notebook computer, slim external hard drive, 2 cell phones and a 5x7 Arc notebook from Staples (also filled to capacity); sometimes I add a netbook to the load. Toss in the power cables, earbuds, small flashlight, pens/pencils/marker, a light lunch and a water bottle usually. I am not concerned about appearances of the bag as I don't get invited into boardrooms.
I look forward to hearing your opinions!