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

@Olatunde Lawal All will be revealed tomorrow, but in the meantime…. here are the colors that will be available for pre-order:

Black 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Black 525 Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Black 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Black 525 Ballistic/Coyote 210 Ballistic

Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Iberian 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Wasabi 200 Halcyon

Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/Iberian 200 Halcyon
Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/Coyote 210 Ballistic

Mars Red 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon

Aubergine 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon

Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon

Navy Parapack/Steel Parapack

Black Parapack/Steel Parapack

Black 400 Halcyon/NW Sky 200 Halcyon

Joshua Villines - November 19, 2019

Oh wow! This is going to be the perfect bag.

Sajid - November 19, 2019

The main reason why I returned my Synapse 25 was because of the lack of dedicated Laptop compartment. With the laptop in a Cache attached to the rail system, on the S25 the laptop basically “hung” from the top of the bag, which would constantly cause the top of the bag to “dip” down due to the weight. This would also cause items inside the bag to sneak behind the laptop towards the bottom as well.

I’m glad TB rectified this!

Samantha - November 19, 2019

Super excited for this bag! I have been on a deep search for a mid-sized backpack, with a sternum strap, with a luggage pass through to use as a daily work bag and travel bag. This looks perfect! Plus, I’ve been waiting to get just the right Tom Bihn bag as my first one!

What is the best way to get notified for the preorder? And is there a specific time that I should be keeping an eye out on the page for preorder?

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