Backpack version of the Shop Bag
How about a backpack version of the shopbag? One that folds into itself.
This would be great for business or light travelers who find themselves with free time and want a daypack but don't necessarily want to travel with something like the Synapse. It wouldn't be meant for serious hiking but just for a day out in a city. Big enough to hold the basics and of course, the magical o-rings.
I got the idea seeing these two items:
They wouldn't have to pack down that small--I have a similar item and the material is very cheap--but pack down into a small pouch would be great.
I'd prefer a Tom Bihn version.
Re: Backpack version of the shop bag
Bihn makes two packing cube backpacks. Check the Accessories page.
Smaller Backpack style Shop Bag and using Shop Bag with Synapse
Having looked at the original poster's links, and also checking out the convertible packing cubes, I can see how they're not exactly what he's imagining. They're a bit bigger than the Shop Bag and don't seem like they'd pack down even as small as either Shop Bag. I can see the appeal of a backpack closer in size and style to the Shop Bag than the packing cubes. Something you could pack away perhaps in a shoulder bag, and get out when needed. Or perhaps in a suitcase/travel bag to take out upon arrival. It does seem that the convertible packing cubes fill that niche though. At least in regard to travel, unless you did want to pack down as small as those that he linked to, or small enough to go into a pocket. It would certainly be interesting to see the possibilities.
Originally Posted by moriond
To Moriond:Because you mention using the Synapse and the Shop Bag together maybe you can answer this question.
How comfortable it is to wear the Synapse and also carry a filled Shop Bag either in the hand or on a shoulder, at the same time?