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Synik 22 and Synik 30 in-stock on November 5th

Synik 22 and Synik 30 in-stock on November 5th

Our fulfillment crew has shipped all remaining Synik pre-orders! That means the "Late November" pre-orders shipped in "Late October". And our Seattle factory being this ahead of schedule means that the Synik 22 and Synik 30 will be in-stock for the very first time in early November. We've decided to split the restock of the Synik over two days and at two different times just in case they sell out. It's possible they won't, because we've made a lot, but we wanted to be prepared to offer a chance to order a Synik to more people, especially those who may...

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How To Pack Light For A Family Trip to Hawaii

Zeke -- the person behind the camera of many of our videos -- recently took a trip to Hawaii with his wife and son. Each of them took a Daylight Briefcase and a Daylight Backpack in the spirit of packing light. The first video below shows what and how they packed; the second video is of the trip itself. Our Q&A with Zeke: What do you wish you had packed that you didn’t? I've been ultralight packing for a long time -- over 100 trips by now to all different climates and with stays of all different lengths -- so...

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The Guide's Pack is back with Edgeless EV50 1/2

The Guide's Pack is back with Edgeless EV50 1/2" Shoulder Straps

After being sold out for the last few months, The Guide's Pack has been restocked today with two updates: Edgeless EV50 1/2" Shoulder Straps in Coyote Conformity is overrated — except, perhaps, when it comes to shoulder straps. The edgelessness of this new strap allows it to more softly conform to your shoulder; we find that this increases comfort. Yet the straps aren’t too soft: the 1/2” thick EVAZOTE® OEKO-TEX® certified foam means the strap is robust enough to carry a heavy load. They're the ideal straps for a large daypack like The Guide's pack. Our new Edgeless EV50 1/2″...

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Up close with the Synik

Synik 22/30 Pre-Production Batch Notes

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...

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Using the Gatekeeper waist strap to secure the Synik to rolling luggage

Ways To Secure Your Bag to Rolling Luggage

Some of our bags -- such as the Cadet, Synik, Pilot, and Co-Pilot -- have built-in rolling luggage handle pass-through slots. But what do you do if your bag doesn't have a pass-through, or you have rolling luggage with a very thick, wide handle that can’t fit through the bag's built-in pass-through? There’s two solutions we can offer: Option #1 Use the Webbing Waist Belt On the Bag You Have This is admittedly a bit of a hack, but if you have one of our bags, you might already have what you need for it and, in that case, it’s...

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Restock: Luminary 12 + 15, Pop Tote, Ghost Whales, 3D Cubes, Maker's Bag and more...

We've been busy! Here's what's been restocked in the last two weeks... Backpacks Luminary 12 Luminary 15 Synapse 19 Pouches / Other Stuff Ghost Whale Organizer Pouches 3D Clear Organizer Cube Passport Pouch Second Aid Pouch Clear Quarter Packing Cube Synapse Internal Frames Cross-Body/Shoulder Bags, Totes and Duffels Pop Tote Maker's Bag Medium Cafe Bag Large Zip-Top Shop Bag Small Zip-Top Shop Bag Mini Yeoman Duffel

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Update on the new Ghost Whale Organizer pouches

Update on the new Ghost Whale Organizer pouches

Photo of the Ghost Whale Pouch, Size Small, posted by Dom in the Forums. Our new Ghost Whale Organizer Pouches have proved to be a very popular design. And it just so happens that we are experiencing a supply issue with the #3 YKK zipper needed to make the Ghost Whale. That means that the Ghost Whale pouches won’t be meaningfully restocked until mid-late April. Some colors/sizes of Ghost Whale may be restocked here and there because we’re expecting a small shipment of #3 zippers around mid-late March, but we need those zippers for other items as well. Some colors...

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February 2019 Pre-Order Is Open

Quick list of bags available for pre-order: Luminary 12 Luminary 15 Original Large Shop Bag Large Zip-Top Shop Bag Small Zip-Top Shop Bag Quick list of bags available for order: Packing Cube Shoulder Bag Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch The Truck Note: the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag has already (temporarily) sold out in colors Coyote and Dawn. We're making more and expect them to be back in-stock by this Friday, March 1st. It's also possible some Ghost Whale Organizer Pouches will sell out; if that happens, more will be back in-stock tomorrow 02/27.

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Serving as a lightweight shoulder/cross body bag on a hike in Hawaii

Two Minor Updates to the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag

The Packing Cube Shoulder Bag is a dual-purpose packing cube: in preparation for and during your journey, use it to organize and pack your clothing inside your larger travel bag (maybe you have an Aeronaut 45 or 30, Tri-Star, or Western Flyer, or a travel bag made by another brand) just like how you'd use our Packing Cubes. When you reach your destination and it's time to leave your main travel bag in the hotel or hostel, repack the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag with a light jacket, wallet, phone, small water bottle, map, and add a shoulder strap: you're ready...

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12/13 Restocks

Our Seattle Factory crew are on a roll making sure as many bags as possible are in-stock before tomorrow at 4:00pm Pacific Time, which is the last chance for Mid-West and East Coast folks to order with UPS Ground ($10, carbon neutral) as their shipping method for delivery by or on 12/24. See our full Holiday Schedule for other important shipping dates. We've just restocked the following bags: Brain Bag, all colors Side Effect in Black/Northwest Sky and Black/Island Nik's Minimalist Wallets, all types and colors Daylight Backpack, all colors Aeronaut 45 in Black/Northwest Sky, Black/Island, Steel/Northwest Sky, and Navy/Northwest...

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