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Color: Wisteria 200 Halcyon

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A clamshell organizer pouch with tons of pockets, webbing and elastic loops, and other spots for cords, pens, tools, and more.

2 liters / 130 cu. in. 

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TLDR

The Size 1 Handy Little Thing (HLT) is a clamshell organizer pouch for the ultra-organized. 

  • 1 exterior zippered pocket with an included 8" Key Strap
  • 2 small interior zippered pockets
  • 1 mesh zippered pocket
  • 6 O-rings
  • 10 interior elastic and webbing loops to retain your cords and tools
  • 2 Medium Swivel Double Carabiners clipped to the thumb loops on the exterior
  • 4 exterior loops to hook pens/flashlights/tools
  • Hidden slot under the mesh zippered pouch through which you can tuck a notebook cover
  • Attachment points for a 1" Gatekeeper Hip Belt or 1" Shoulder Strap

The HLT is available in two sizes: Size 1 and Size 2.

Full Description

Use as a Main Compartment Organizer

On the exterior of the HLT are two Medium Swivel Double Carabiners on the thumb loops. Simply clip the Carabiners on the O-rings inside the main compartment of the Synik 30.

Once your HLT is clipped in your Synik, you can either leave it zipped shut or zipped open — in the latter case, you'd use it as a sort-of Freudian Slip.

When you need to access items out of that open-top pocket in the Synik, slide the HLT (still connected to the O-rings) up and out of the top of the Synik.

Tuck in the Bottom External Pocket Of The Synik

The HLT 2 is sized to fit in the bottom external pocket of the Synik 30 and Synapse 25.

Carry As A Minimalist Waist Pack, Sling, Or Shoulder Bag

If you've already got a 1" Gatekeeper Waist Belt from one of our other backpacks, then you can use it with the HLT.

You can also attach a 1" Shoulder Strap if you want to carry the HLT crossbody or over the shoulder. You might already have one of these if you have our Side Kick.*

If you have a heavily loaded HLT 2, you may notice that it tips outward slightly as the attachment points for the waist strap or the shoulder strap are on one side of the bag instead of two. We personally don't find this annoying, but it's worth mentioning. As we said, the HLT is primarily intended to be an internal organizer pouch.

Clip To The Seat Pocket On The Airplane

You can also clip the included Swivel Double Carabiners to the back seat pocket on the airplane seat in front of you; this way, your in-flight items — earbuds, snacks, sleeping mask, utility cloth, pen, notebook, cables, wallet, phone — are easily within reach throughout your flights.

Use As A Write-In Notebook Holder Or Work-Out-Of Tool Pouch

Slide your hand through the webbing handle loop on the back and tuck your thumb in one of the thumb loops and you have a notebook holder that rests securely in one hand* so you can take notes, write, or draw with the other hand. The notebook function works for both left-handed and right-handed people.

*Since the HLT 1 is a smaller pouch overall, people with larger hands may only be able to get three fingers through the handle, but it will still work as a write-in notebook holder regardless.

On the exterior of the HLT are two Medium Swivel Double Carabiners on the thumb loops. Simply clip the Carabiners on the O-rings inside the main compartment of the Synik 30.

Once your HLT is clipped in your Synik, you can either leave it zipped shut or zipped open — in the latter case, you'd use it as a sort-of Freudian Slip.

When you need to access items out of that open-top pocket in the Synik, slide the HLT (still connected to the O-rings) up and out of the top of the Synik.

The HLT 2 is sized to fit in the bottom external pocket of the Synik 30 and Synapse 25.

If you've already got a 1" Gatekeeper Waist Belt from one of our other backpacks, then you can use it with the HLT.

You can also attach a 1" Shoulder Strap if you want to carry the HLT crossbody or over the shoulder. You might already have one of these if you have our Side Kick.*

If you have a heavily loaded HLT 2, you may notice that it tips outward slightly as the attachment points for the waist strap or the shoulder strap are on one side of the bag instead of two. We personally don't find this annoying, but it's worth mentioning. As we said, the HLT is primarily intended to be an internal organizer pouch.

You can also clip the included Swivel Double Carabiners to the back seat pocket on the airplane seat in front of you; this way, your in-flight items — earbuds, snacks, sleeping mask, utility cloth, pen, notebook, cables, wallet, phone — are easily within reach throughout your flights.

Slide your hand through the webbing handle loop on the back and tuck your thumb in one of the thumb loops and you have a notebook holder that rests securely in one hand* so you can take notes, write, or draw with the other hand. The notebook function works for both left-handed and right-handed people.

*Since the HLT 1 is a smaller pouch overall, people with larger hands may only be able to get three fingers through the handle, but it will still work as a write-in notebook holder regardless.

Materials

Specs

Dimensions

9.1” (w) x 5.3” (h) x 2.6” (d) / 230 (w) x 135 (h) x 65 (d) mm

Weight

200 Halcyon: 5.1 oz / 145 grams
210 Ballistic: 5.3 oz / 150 grams

Volume

2 liters / 130 cu. in. 

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
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99%would recommend this product
202 reviews
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    25 minutes ago
    Love 75% of the HLT

    Alright—so the HLT is great for electronics. The side with the elastic straps keeps cords in check—also fits pens, tampons, items similar to that. The pockets behind those elastic bands are rather small and you really cannot put anything too bulky in there without stressing the zipper closure, which is a bummer. I find myself having a hard time utilizing that side of the bag as effectively as I would like. I almost feel like it should have an expander option (like a suitcase that expands) and the pocket behind could be one bigger pocket. On the flip side I love the zippered pocket side and the little space behind it as well as the outer zipper pocket. I am sure that I will get it all figured out and find handy uses for the spaces—but I’m still working on that part!

    Sarah S.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Great for organization

    Just the right size

    Daniel C.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Definitely handy!

    Purchased this as a mini art bag organizer but have found that it’s also useful for managing important travel items like passport, RSVP printouts and multiple currencies. I’ve always had trouble keeping different currencies separate on trips through Europe, but the side by side interior pockets are great for that! One minor nit is that I wish the zippers were metal. The plastic ones feel less durable to me.

    Kirstie W.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Great Knitting Notion Organizer

    I've placed all of then notions I need for my Swift into this HLT 2. It swallowed a lot of items, and everything has a place now. Super-handy!

    Julia M.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    5 Stars

    Large size with *just* enough organization for me to still feel like I’m getting away with just sticking everything in a pouch:-)

    James
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