Check out notmensa's suggestions in the Locking Zippers on the Synapse thread. I hook split rings through my zipper heads and pass a mini-carabiner through the rings (like the second method displayed in that thread.)
Originally Posted by monkeylady
You might remember to bring the small tool included with your iPhone to pop out the Sim card. I set one of these aside, but forgot to pack it when I traveled to Sweden last month. (I did get a local phone store to pop the Sim card out for me -- they seemed to have lots of people buying iPhones with various data plans there, but it's easier if you remember to bring this along.) The Clear Organizer wallet is a good place to store this tool, along with the sim card and small cables. I also keep a set of short cables that can connect to my iPhone and other devices in the wallet, protected by the Ultrasuede dividers.
Originally Posted by jannilee
Have a great trip! It's been a while since I was last in Italy, so I don't feel like I can improve on the suggestions. we can all travel vicariously through you!
Italy was great! I got back yesterday and am still jet lagged, so I might as well start posting pics! I fell in love with Venice. I loved Verona, and loved Siena. I'd go to all those places again. Didn't love Florence as much. But the David was mind blowing. People told me he's better than you can imagine, which is the reason I decided to go to Florence, and they were right. But Venice was the star of the trip. It exceeded my expectations, wasn't too busy, and the Biennale was amazing. I'd love to go back there.
Here's the useful travel tray checking out the view in Venice. Right below was a canal, and way to the right was the campanile of St Marks. I loved that view!!
The canal out my window. I got to know the voices of the garbage men pretty well!
My Synapse 25 did great as my one bag. I sort packed it like Tetris. I packed my sandals and a strap in a packing cube shoulder bag, my clothes in a medium TriStar packing cube, and both those things were packed in a Western Flyer packing cube backpack, which surprisingly fit in the main compartment of the Synapse 25. I used the PCSB as a day bag. I love that bag! I carried my organizer wallet clipped to the O ring and never worried about pickpockets. I also carried my iPhone, which became Italian with a TIM nano sim card. Italian 3G is great! Better than what I have at home. I carried maps and such every day too, and could unload my scarf or sweater if it got warm. The PCSB handles everything!
I packed the Packing Cube backpack so I could lighten the load and check it on the way back with purchases and things I picked up.
Here's my Synapse 25 packed for 2 weeks on the vaporetto from the train station.
This is very similar to what I'm hoping to do with my Synapse 25 for an upcoming trip! I'm surprised you were able to fit both the packing cube shoulder bag and the medium TriStar packing cube inside the WF packing cube backpack though - the listed dimensions lead me to believe they wouldn't fit in there, since the medium TS PC is wider than the WF PCBP (12.8" vs. 12.25") and if you turned it, then combined with the PCSB (12.8" + 7.75" = 20.55" - actually, even not turned, it'd be 11.3" + 7.75" = 19.05"), it'd be taller than the PCBP (18"). Is it because they're flexible and weren't too stuffed?
Originally Posted by Rocks
So glad you had a great time! How could you not?
I'm interested in your packing list, if you wouldn't mind posting it. I'm seriously considering using my S25 as my main carry for 16 days in Ecuador and Panama in February. And I know my Ipad mini, noise cancelling headphones, camera, and binoculars won't also fit in without significant impact on clothing list. Still looking for a secondary bag solution. I, too, love the PCSB and will be taking it along for a lightweight carry in some situations. Did you carry a secondary, smaller bag? And what did you carry in it, if yes?
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Yes, I'm interested in the packing list as well - I'm also especially curious to hear about fitting the PCSB and Tri-Star medium PC inside the PCBP, since I'd love to do something similar in my Synapse 25. Seems from the dimensions that the TS PC shouldn't fit in there.