When I first discovered Tom Bihn almost two years ago, I though the Smart Alec was possibly the least attractive backpack I had ever seen. But then, it started to grow on me and a year ago I ordered one for my oldest son (he LOVES it). I wound up taking it as my main bag for a Haiti mission trip this past Summer. I have a Tristar, but it isn't nearly as comfortable for me to carry backpack style. The Smart Alec has continued to grow on me and tonight, I placed an order for one in Steel/Steel/ Wasabi which will be my very own.
dmilem, gradually, my Smart Alec became my favorite Tom Bihn bag.
Any word on the when the accessories will become available? I'm holding off on an order waiting... haha
And it looks like you've added a drain hole for the other side pocket, too. Nice.
If you're ever bored one day--hah!--you should weigh a variety of bags with as precise a scale as possible to see if there are any statistically significant differences between colors. LOL!
News on the modular pockets and accessory straps will be posted soon.... In the meantime, here's a photo of the Smart Alec in Black/Navy/Iberian with the front bungee removed and replaced with three Accessory Straps.
The Black/Navy/Iberian color combination looks perfect.
Ok, maybe this is a stupid question, but what do you do with the accessory straps?
you could strap accessories to the bag! *ducks*
but imagine carrying a large cardboard tube with posters or large drawings in them this way, for one. I've seen pictures on the blog of a camera tripod or a christmas tree being held here, too.