Ive decided the time has come to narrow my bag focus.
I am slimming down my inventory to a Large Cafe bag, an Aeronaut (will be a new purchase after finding I didnt like the hip belt on the MEI Voyaguer I aquired recently) and a backpack.
I am up in the air on the backpack between a Synapse 25 and a Smart Alec.
I currently have a black balistic Smart Alec and a Synapse 19. The Smart Alec is a versitile bag but a little heavy with all that extra material compared to dyneema. The Synapse 19 is a great layout, but far too small for my uses so it is on its way out regardless.
The responsible part of me says to stick with my current Smart Alec. The greedy part of me wants a Synpase 25 in Dyneema, or even the new Black Dyneema Smart Alec. I would need the bag to be a general use backpack to go on the occasional hike, take to the park with a blanket to watch a concert and to hold my gadgets as a personal bag for travel. The Smart Alec handles all this, but really lacks the organization of the Synapse when it comes to every day carry.
If you could only have one Tom Bihn Backpack, which one would you go with?