My main concern when ordering the Synapse 25 was its lack of side water bottle holders, as I like to carry wet umbrellas and bottles in these pouches. After reading and watching plenty of reviews, I was assured that the unique middle water bottle pocket would do the trick.
I just received my bag, and was bummed to see that the water bottle pocket is not fully insulated from the two front side pockets. This means that if I am to carry a cold water bottle, or wet umbrella, that I can't have anything in the other side pockets that could potentially be water-damaged.
Has anyone experienced this problem? Any thoughts or solutions?