A  Black Small Cafe Bag Freudian Slip carrying four pens, a Fields Notebook and a Phone  The back of the Blcak Small Cafe Bag Freudian Slip. A Small e-Reader is in the zippered pocket, and a charger is in the slash mesh pocket.  A Cloud Small Café Bag Freudian Slip, carrying four pends, a phone, cables and a mini pair of scissors.  Back of the Cloud Small Café Bag Freudian Slip, holding a small notebook in a zippered pocket and a paperback book and small multi-tool in a black mesh slash pocket.  A Grass Small Café Bag Freudian Slip, carrying four pends, a phone, cables and a mini pair of scissors. Back of the Grass Small Café Bag Freudian Slip, holding a small notebook in a zippered pocket and a paperback book and small multi-tool in a black mesh slash pocket.  An Island Small Café Bag Freudian Slip, carrying four pends, a phone, cables and a mini pair of scissors. Back of The Island Small Café Bag Freudian Slip, holding a small notebook in a zippered pocket and a paperback book and small multi-tool in a black mesh slash pocket.  The Small Cafe Bag Freudian Slip inside a Small Cafe Bag  A Black Medium Cafe Bag Freudian Slip, holding a small notebook, pens, multi-tool, and a phone.  The back of the Black Medium Cafe Bag Freudian Slip, packed with notebooks and a paperback book.  The Cloud Medium Café Bag Freudian Slip, filled with a number of pens and art supplies.  The back of the Cloud Medium Café Bag Freudian Slip, holding notebooks.  The Grass Medium Café Bag Freudian Slip, filled with a number of pens and art supplies.  The back of the Grass Medium Café Bag Freudian Slip, holding notebooks. The Island Medium Café Bag Freudian Slip, filled with a number of pens and art supplies.  The back of the Island Medium Café Bag Freudian Slip, holding notebooks.  The Medium Café Bag Freudian Slip in the Medium Café Bag.  The Large Café Bag Freudian Slip, holding four pens, a protein bar, small binoculars and a field guide.  The back of the Large Café Bag Freudian Slip, holding a notebook, magazine and a Clear Organizer Pen/Pencil pouch.  The Large Café Bag Freudian Slip inside the Large Café Bag.  The Black Maker's Bag / Swift Freudian Slip, holding a magazine and knitting tools.  The Black Maker's Bag / Swift Freudian Slip holding knitting needles and other knitting tools.  The Black Maker's Bag / Swift Freudian Slip laying flat, holding magazines and a ball of yarn.  The Cloud Maker's Bag / Swift Freudian Slip, holding yarn and knitting needles.  The Cloud Maker's Bag/Swift Freudian Slip, holding a notebook, a pouch, and a ball of yarn. The Grass Maker's Bag / Swift Freudian Slip, holding yarn and knitting needles.  The Grass  Maker's Bag/Swift Freudian Slip, holding a notebook, a pouch, and a ball of yarn.  The Island Maker's Bag / Swift Freudian Slip, holding yarn and knitting needles.  The Island Maker's Bag/Swift Freudian Slip, holding a notebook, a pouch, and a ball of yarn.  The Maker's Bag / Swift Freudian Slip holding books and maganizes.  Knitting needles in the lower pocket of the Maker's Bag / Swift Freudian Slip.  The Maker's Bag / Swift Freudian Slip in a Maker's Bag.  A person retrieving paint brushes from the lower pocket of the Maker's Bag / Swift Freudian Slip.  Notebooks in the Maker's Bag / Swift Freudian Slip  Notebooks in the Maker's Bag / Swift Freudian Slip  The Black Tri-Star / Western Flyer Freudian Slip, holding pens, a multi-tool, a pencil pouch, two small notebooks and a wireless mouse.  The back of the Tri-Star / Western Flyer Freudian Slip, holding a file folder, notebook, and magazine.  The Cloud Tri-Star/ Western Flyer Freudian Slip holding pens, three small notebooks, a multi-tool, and a pack of cards.  The back of the Cloud Freudian Slip, holding two file folders.  The Island Tri-Star/ Western Flyer Freudian Slip holding pens, three small notebooks, a multi-tool, and a pack of cards.  The back of the Island Freudian Slip, holding two file folders.  A close up of the slash pockets of the Tri-Star / Western Flyer Freudian Slip  A close shot of the business card pocket, pen loops, and tool loop on the Tri-Star/ Western Flyer Freudian Slip  A close  shot of the pen loops and multi-tool pocket of the Tri-Star / Western Flyer Freudian Slip  A close up of the top pocket of the Tri-Star / Western Flyer Freudian Slip, holding an Apple wireless mouse.  The Black Synapse 19 Freudian Slip, holding a charger, cables, passport, pens, and a phone.  the back of the Black Synapse 19 Freudian Slip, holding a file folder, a small manila envelope and a small notebook.  A Cloud Synapse 19 Freudian Slip, carrying a small notepad, pens, and a small calculator.  The back of the Cloud Synapse 19 Freudian Slip, carrying multiple small notebooks.  The back of the Grass Synapse 19 Freudian Slip, carrying multiple small notebooks.  A Grass Synapse 19 Freudian Slip, carrying a small notepad, pens, and a small calculator.  An Island Synapse 19 Freudian Slip, carrying a small notepad, pens, and a small calculator.  The back of the Island Synapse 19 Freudian Slip, carrying multiple small notebooks.  A Black Synapse 25 Freudian Slip holding pends, a small notepad, a wireless mouse, pens, cables, and charger.  The back of the Black Synapse 25 Freudian Slip, holding file folders, small notebooks, and a small tablet.  The Cloud Synapse 25 Freudian Slip, holding an Apple Keyboard, charger, small notebooks, and pens.  The back of the Cloud Synapse 25 Freudian Slip, holding small notebooks, a voice recorder, and a phone.  The Grass Synapse 25 Freudian Slip, holding an Apple Keyboard, charger, small notebooks, and pens.  The back of the Grass Synapse 25 Freudian Slip, holding small notebooks, a voice recorder, and a phone  The Island Synapse 25 Freudian Slip, holding an Apple Keyboard, charger, small notebooks, and pens.  The back of the Island Synapse 25 Freudian Slip, holding small notebooks, a voice recorder, and a phone.  A Synapse 25 Freudian Slip in the Synapse 25 with a Cache laptop sleeve  The Black Brain Bag Freudian Slip, carrying an e-Reader, a charger, a small notebook, a wireless mouse and pens.  The back of the Black Brain Bag Freudian Slip, holding letter sized notepads and magazines.  The Cloud Brain Bag Freudian Slip, carrying a charger, pens, and a small notebook.  The back of the Cloud Freudian Slip, holding a small tablet and notebooks.  The Island Brain Bag Freudian Slip, carrying a charger, pens, and a small notebook.  The back of the Island Freudian Slip, holding a small tablet and notebooks.  The Brain Bag Freudian Slip laying flat.  The back of the Brain Bag Freudian Slip, laying flat.  A person removing the Synapse 25 Freudian Slip from the Synapse 25.  A top view of the Synapse 19 Freudian Slip in a packed Synapse 19.  A Synapse 19 Freudian slip being removed from a Synapse 19.  A person holding the top of the Synapse 25 Freudian Slip.
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Size: Maker's Bag/Swift

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Color: Black 210 Ballistic

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Your gadgets and papers go in the Freudian Slip. The Freudian Slip goes in your backpack.

Description

Your pens, papers, tablet, notebooks, pens, and geegaws of all kinds go in the Freudian Slip. And the Freudian Slip goes inside of your backpack.

Is there such a thing as being too organized? We don't think so. The Freudian Slip is an organizational insert designed to add additional pockets and storage to your bag.

Brain Bag Freudian Slip
12 organizational pockets, of which there are: four folder pockets (folders/papers fit horizontally or vertically), two mesh pockets for bulky items, an open-top pocket for small electronics or a notebook, three pen slots, and a business card slot.

Synapse 19/Synik 22 Freudian Slip
10 organizational pockets, of which there are: two folder pockets (folders/papers fit vertically), three open-top pockets for small electronics or a notebook, two mesh pockets for bulky items, two pen slots, and a business card slot.
Note: the Synapse 19/Synik 22 Freudian Slip also fits in the Daylight Backpack.

Synapse 25/Synik 30 Freudian Slip
15 organizational pockets, of which there are: two folder pockets (folders/papers fit horizontally or vertically), four open-top pockets for small electronics or a notebook, two mesh pockets for bulky items, two large zippered pockets, four pen slots, and a business card slot.
Note: the Synapse 25/Synik 30 Freudian Slip also fits in the Daylight Backpack.

Tri-Star/Western Flyer Freudian Slip
Adds eleven pockets of organization — four pen/pencil pockets, two flat zippered pockets, two large open top pockets for file folders, two wallet or phone sized pockets and one credit card sized pocket.

The Maker’s / Swift Freudian Slip
Fits (you guessed it) in both the Maker’s Bag and the Swift. It adds five additional pockets of organization — three zippered pockets on one side and two large open top pockets on the other. This is also the size of Freudian Slip that you'll want for your Maker's Bag or Pilot

Small Cafe Bag Freudian Slip
Eight organizational pockets. One side has a horizontal zippered pocket that can fit a phone lengthwise, as well as pockets that can fit either four pens or two pens and a flashlight, knife, or multi-tool. There’s also a pocket that can fit a phone or similar object vertically. The other side has a diagonal mesh pocket and behind that, a zippered pocket. Both can fit an iPad mini/7″ tablet, either by itself or in a Cache.

Medium Cafe Bag Freudian Slip
Eleven organizational pockets. One side has a zippered pocket and two open-top pockets, one in expandable mesh; magazines, an iPad or iPad Air, papers or notebooks fit great in those pockets (they’re a bit small for file folders). The other side has two open-top mesh pockets that can fit bulky stuff: snacks, power supplies, cords, a hard drive. Above the mesh pockets are four pen slots and one multi-tool/knife/flashlight pocket; there’s also a pocket for a phone, big or small.

Large Cafe Bag Freudian Slip
Eleven organizational pockets. One side has two open-top pockets for papers/file folders/magazines (folders fit portrait/vertically) and behind that, a zippered pocket that spans the width of the slip. These pockets also fit a full-size iPad or iPad Air. The other side has two open-top mesh pockets (which are great for power supplies, books, binoculars or other bulky stuff), four pen pockets, and two medium pockets for notebooks/phones.

The Freudian Slip is made with an exterior of 210 High Tenacity Ballistic nylon. A medium density cross-link polyethylene foam helps it retain its shape over the many years you'll use it.

Materials

Mesh

Heavy-duty mesh pockets

Foam

Medium density cross-link polyethylene foam stiffener

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Specs

Brain Bag/Smart Alec

Dimensions: 11.8" (w) x 16.9" (h) x 1” (d) / 300 (w) x 430 (h) x 25 (d) mm
Weight: 10 oz / 280 grams

Synapse 25/Synik 30

Dimensions: 13" (w) x 17.7" (h) x 1" (d) / 330 (w) x 450 (h) x 25 (d) mm
Weight: 12 oz / 340 grams

Synapse 19/Synik 22

Dimensions: 10.6" (w) x 15.4" (h) x 1" (d) / 270 (w) x 390 (h) x 25 (d) mm
Weight: 7 oz / 198 grams

Small Cafe

Dimensions: 8.3” (w) x 10.1” (h) x 1" (d) / 212 (w) x 257 (h) x 25 (d) mm
Weight: 4 oz / 122 grams

Medium Cafe

Dimensions: 10.4” (w) x 11.3” (h) x 1" (d) / 264 (w) x 287 (h) x 25 (d) mm
Weight: 7 oz / 190 grams

Tri-Star/Empire Builder

Dimensions: 15" (w) x 11.8" (h) x .5" (d) / 380 (w) x 300 (h) x 13 (d) mm
Weight: 7.4 oz / 205 grams

Swift/Maker’s Bag

Dimensions: 13.4” (w) x 10.2” (h) x 1" (d) / 340 (w) x 260 (h) x 25 (d) mm
Weight: 8.2 oz / 231 grams

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267 reviews
  • Sara H.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Durable, Good Storage Size
    2 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Durable, Good Storage Size
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great addition to my Synik

    I’m using my Synik 30 as my everyday commuter bag. It holds all the stuff I need and keeps my hands free. However, it became disorganized very quickly as I didn’t have a “spot” for everything. The Freudian Slip has helped tremendously! My only wish is that it attach to the bag. Also, I would have preferred more smaller pockets on one side so they are more accessible.

  • Barbara J Levin O.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Compact
    7 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Compact
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    It works very well in the Paradigm.

    I purchased the Paradigm and wanted a little more compartment space in the main compartment. I was unsure if the Freudian Slip (Small Cafe Bag size) would add more weight to the Paradigm than I wanted, and I was unsure how it would seem in a bag for which it was not designed.

    I’m happy to report that the Freudian Slip, Small Cafe Bag size is working out well. It’s small enough so that it does not add more weight to the Paradigm than I would feel comfortable carrying. It can fit, very snugly, into the padded compartment of the Paradigm, which is presumably designed for an electronic device. It also can stand on its own in the main compartment without wobbling or looking out of place. It looks as if the Freudian Slip were designed for the Paradigm.

    For the past six or seven years I have carried my life in a very thick, size A5, discbound notebook. It fits along with the Freudian Slip into the main compartment of the Paradigm. Together, these two items constitute a mobile office for me. It is working out well, and I am feeling very satisfied.

    Here’s a photo of the Freudian Slip and my thick notebook in the Paradigm.

  • Rob M.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, High Quality Finishings, Compact, Durable
    12 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, High Quality Finishings, Compact, Durable
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic Organization, at the cost of some flexibility

    Good morning!

    I purchased the small Café Bag and the partner Freudian slip to carry my tools for work last year.

    Bottom line Up front: love this set up. its incredibly useful for organizing critical EDC stuff for work, Super durable and resilient to industrial environments. highly recommend for the café bags if your use case is to move specific things like tools or pens or notebooks around with you, and have no other need for the bag.

    If you want to have more flexibility in what you can carry around, the amount of space the slip takes up when fully loaded does limit what you can add, so i would caution a buyer to really assess what their true daily carry needs are before the investment.

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    My profession has me inspecting steel and structures in industrial environments like shipyards and steel mills, so i have a small set of tools (100 mm steel rule, gap gauges, paint sticks, gloves, pens.)

    It is so helpful to just pull out a small pack like the slip and have all my tools organized so i dont have to fumble around in the bag in the dark looking for my calipers or whatever.

    The bag is the perfect size for my situation, but i wish the slip was laid out a little differently. I wish that there was an option to have a water bottle section, so i could carry a water bottle and all my small tools, without making the bag bulge out.

    (i also wish there was a way to store my hammer like how the guide addition synapse can do, but that's just too unique to me lol) …

  • Jamie M.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Durable, Good Storage Size, Unique, High Quality Craftsmanship, Versatile
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Durable, Good Storage Size, Unique, High Quality Craftsmanship, Versatile
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Good Organizational Accessory

    I bought a slip for my brain bag. I'm big on organization and this helps. I don't lose any paperwork in my bag ever and it is very convenient to sort through. I do wish there were more color options. 0

  • David B.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Thoughtful Design, Durable, Good Storage Size
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Thoughtful Design, Durable, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect for my Daylight backpack

    This is an amazing organizer. As someone who deeply years to have everything in my life tidy and in its right place, the Freudian Slip gives me great joy. It fits perfectly in the daylight backpack and makes the interior a place of ease and spiritual rest. The materials are great and the diversity of pockets is perfect. And as a bonus, the name is a prompt to reflect on what it is about my relationship with my mother that makes me crave this level of organization.

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