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    Ruck's Sac & Messenger Style Swift?

    I miss this little backpack. Is it coming back? I loved the front and flap pouches plus (at 5'2) it fit me perfectly.

    I love my Imago but wish it had pockets like the Swift does and more pencil slots on the inside for my knitting needles. I love the side, soft-lined pockets where I keep my glasses. I wish my Imago had just a bit more room. I've bought and returned bigger messenger bags because they just didn't fit right. I'm going to buy a couple of yarn and clear organizer bags to use in my Imago, hopefully that will be enough. Now all I need is a way to carry a water bottle and a soft compartment for my Samsung Galaxy Note. :)

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    hi vimcat: i have the Ruck's Sac and love it. And I am even shorter than you. the Synapse however is the grown up Ruck's Sac and is wonderful. It fits perfectly; is really compact; and holds a ton.
    Yes: the Imago could do with a way to drop in pens and pencils. And the side pockets are no good for Iphones or anything similar. Designed for older cell phones, i guess.
    A design question for TB: why does he have those O-rings on the same side as the pockets? I can sometimes see the logic of it; however, in the Imago, the pouches then have to nestle in the pocket which defeats the purpose of the pocket anyhow. But maybe he has his reasons.

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    I'm also the same height as you guys, and I like the size of my Synapse. :-)
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