August 22, 2019

Synik 22/30 Pre-Production Batch Notes

Up close with the Synik

Up close with the Synik

The Synik 22 and Synik 30 pre-order opened on 08/13 and it sold out less than 12 hours later. We opened a second pre-order on 08/15 and it sold out this Monday 08/19. Pre-order is now officially closed and our factory crew has already started making the pre-ordered Syniks. Several weeks from now, after the pre-order bags are nearly completed, we will begin an additional production run of Syniks for stock; we expect those to be ready for order sometime early-mid December.

Thank you to everyone who placed a pre-order for the Synik. We've all been working hard on the Synik project and it means a lot to us that it was appreciated.

As we did with the Luminary, we'd like to share our notes on the pre-production batches of the Synik. A pre-production batch (PPB) of any new design is ordered and completed by our production department prior to the new design being offered for pre-order.

The PPB is intended to:

Please note that the design itself is tested and every detail finalized and approved by Tom, Nik, Lisa, and Fong long before the PPB is ordered. PPB bags are in no way “beta” or incomplete.

Notes From Our Synik 22 and Synik 30 Pre-Production Meetings

Synik Pre-Production Batch Meeting at the TOM BIHN factory

PPB Launch Meeting

Meeting Questions:

Action Item(s):

Mike’s notes from the meeting. Includes feedback from Irma, Tom, Lisa, Fong, Mike, and Nik:

Synik Pre-Production Batch Meeting at the TOM BIHN factory

Synik Pre-Production Batch Meeting at the TOM BIHN factory

Synik Pre-Production Batch Meeting at the TOM BIHN factory

Synik Pre-Production Batch Meeting at the TOM BIHN factory

Interim PPB Check-Ins

Meeting Questions:

Action Item(s):

Meeting Notes:

Synik Pre-Production Batch Meeting at the TOM BIHN factory

Synik Pre-Production Batch Meeting at the TOM BIHN factory

Synik Pre-Production Batch Meeting at the TOM BIHN factory

Synik Pre-Production Batch Meeting at the TOM BIHN factory

Synik Pre-Production Batch Meeting at the TOM BIHN factory

PPB Final QA Review

Meeting Questions:

Action Items:

Notes:

Synik Pre-Production Batch Meeting at the TOM BIHN factory

Synik Pre-Production Batch Meeting at the TOM BIHN factory

5 comments

Rei - November 19, 2019

really impressive
Thanks for sharing
I love the photos and inside reviews

Victor - November 19, 2019

You took every single wishlist item I held from owning the S19 and S25 and delivered on all of them! Most notably is the built-in cache for my iPad Pro not going all the way to the bottom of the bag. Great work, can’t wait to receive my S22!

TB Crew - November 19, 2019

@Victor So glad! Let us know what you think once you get a chance to use your Synik! Our factory crew is at work making them as I type this :)

TB Crew - November 19, 2019

@Rei Thank you, we’ll keep posting them!

Liza - November 19, 2019

Thanks, I enjoy reading these! And seeing these notes is even more interesting with my factory visit fresh in my mind.

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