July 23, 2019

Coming Soon: The Synik 22 and Synik 30 Backpacks

A person wearing a black Synik backpack

An earlier version of the Synik. Photo taken in April 2019.

Over the past week or so, the updated pack design Nik has been working on for the past year has been (somewhat) revealed. It's named the Synik (here's why). The Synik is a version of our Synapse 19 / 25 backpacks that includes many of the features some of you have been asking for; we added some additional features as well, which include:

Full clamshell AKA panel zipper opening
Removable internal tie-down straps
Two-point access suspended laptop compartment
Our new Edgeless EV50 1/2” shoulder straps
Fully integrated yet removable internal frame with aluminum half-stay
Rolling luggage handle pass-through
Updated grab handle
Label moved to lower right corner

Timeline for release:

August 6th
Pages for the Synik 22 and 30 go live. The pages will have an abundance of information -- description, specs, photos, videos, an FAQ -- to help you decide whether the Synik is the right bag for you (or not).

August 13th
Pre-order opens / remains open until 08/20 unless either size of Synik sells out. See our Pre-Order FAQ if you're wondering how our pre-orders work.

August 20th
Pre-order closes.

Late October
Pre-order Syniks ship.

Learn more:
Synik 22 / Synik 30 Questions & Answers

External Reviews:
All Spoken Hands on w/the Synik 30 and a comparison of the Synik 30 vs 22
Pack Hacker
Spencer's Synik Unboxing
Ryan on YouTube as LivingOneHanded
JonC on Dynamic Bento
Jon on (No)Mad Creative

Reviews posted on the TOM BIHN Forums by:
Aloha's Synape 19/Synik 22 compartive review
G42's Aeronaut 30/Synik 30 (and Smart Alec) Comparative Review


TB Crew - November 19, 2019

@Samantha Glad that the Synik seems like it could be the right bag for you! The pages for the Synik go live on August 6th, and when they do, folks can sign up on an email list to be notified the Synik is made available for pre-order. We’ll also post about that on our social media. Pre-order opens on August 13th. Hope this helps and feel free to ask any further questions!

Olatunde Lawal - November 19, 2019

I would like to know all or some of the colours the Synik will come out with for preorder, and subsequently afterwards! Heartiest thanks, ever!

Jennifer Mauser - November 19, 2019

I am super excited to see you’re soon going to be selling a clamshell style backpack. I really prefer that styling for backpacks as well as briefcases. I would have loved to have bought a Founder’s Briefcase but never got the trigger pulled.

TB Crew - November 19, 2019

@Jennifer Mauser Jennifer! Glad you are excited for the Synik.

Grace - November 19, 2019

I’ve been searching for an EDC that will comfortably hold laptop, Freudian Slip & good sized knitting project. Seems like the extra depth on the Synik will make it work.

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