incredibly comfortable backpack for work
I purchased the Synik 22 as work bag to hold paper files, clothing for work (scrubs, lab coats) and the other every day times for 12 hour work days. The organization pockets in the front are incredible to hold my wallet, masks, AviQ epinephrine injectors and other items that trek to and from work with me. Being a veterinarian, I need a bag that can be tough and durable as well as light. I was using a women's Tumi bag for the light weight but it has sadly crumpled down. I am a super picky bag lady but am now obsessed with Tom Bihn. I saw the logo when I lived in upstate NY but now know the source thanks to a online review I ran across. The vertical front packing is genius and the way the backpack slides weight towards me makes it incredibly comfortable (after 2 back surgeries). I cannot recommend this bag enough and the 22 is plenty large enough for all of my adventures to horse barns and the clinic. With the slanted bottom, the bag doesn't stand up but it's worth that sacrifice (my prior flat bottomed backpack didn't stand up either unless packed full). I've not seen a bag this small with the stanted bottom and I appreciate the design. The attention to detail is astounding!