Darcy, can you give us the specs for the Glowire? It isn't obvious to me which driver to get and such.
Been away for awhile and can't believe I missed this! My Synapse has been asking why he doesn't have a big brother and I always told him it was because there was no mesh on the back of the Smart Alec. Now he just won't shut up!
I have been looking carefully at the Brain bag but I think it would be too much bag for me. The Smart Alec is about a third bigger and looks like it would be perfect for when you need to carry just a little bit more. The bungee straps would be perfect for my ukulele or a wet rain jacket.
One suggestion for an accessory would be a removable flat mesh pocket. The bungee straps look great for bulky items but I'd love to be able swap it out for a flat mesh pocket to hold keys, gum, lip balm, pocket change, small stuff that you need to get to quick.
Brain Bag in Steel Dyneema + accessory flat mesh pocket = PERFECT :)
Any updates on when the modular pouches will be available?
The top modular pocket is GENIUS! I look forward to seeing the bottom one. What always prevented me from ordering the SA is no olive or coca color availability (yes, I'm the freak who doesn't care for steel. Gorgeous color, but I gravitate to earth tones, and WASABI!), and the two things I like about the Synapse: bottom pocket and center pocket for water bottle. The modular pockets may just sway me on the last two accounts. Now for the colors.... oooo Aubergine... =D
Those pouches and straps are brilliant! I can't wait to pick these up. My SA is already the most useful and usable backpack I've ever owned, but I will love having the option to expand it as circumstances require.
I can't believe I've only had my SA for about 3 weeks at this point. I honestly don't know how I lived without it. It's killing me that it will now be available in navy--that's the color I would have chosen if it had been available sooner, but I'm quite happy with the steel--and particularly happy that I don't have to wait until February. :-)
[adding more words here because the system wouldn't let me post just one word. Tee hee!]
will the modular pockets come in different colours to match the middle panel colour of the smart alec? for instance, in the photo above we can see a steel modular pocket with the black/steel smart alec. i just got a black/forest smart alec. so.....will there be a forest top or bottom modular pocket?