I'm weighing my options right now and I'm trying to figure out whether to get the Synapse 25 or the Smart Alec. My plans for the bag are to be a commuting bag to and from work and to use for some travel from time to time. I've always been intrigued by the Synapse 19, but it always seemed a little too small. I'm a fairly large guy and have a long torso, so the Synapse 19 seemed too small and from the pictures I'd seen the Smart Alec seemed too small as well. The more videos and pictures I see the more I think it will be as good or better than the Synapse 25 for me. Basically, I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with both and can help me make up my mind. I wish I lived closer to Seattle so I could see them both in person.