I just ordered a new Synapse 19 in Parapack Black/Steel yesterday, and while I'm yelling (internally) with giddy excitement, I've been perusing these forums for how to first adjust the straps, how to use the little pockets on the sides, and general MacGyver tips on making the most of a Synapse (because it's impossible to make use of all of it...)
That got me thinking, since there's been a lot of love and tears and words spilled over Synapse uses in these forum, and because it seems that everyone and their uncle on this forum has at least one, maybe there should be a thread that functions as a how-to guide for a Synapse first-user, like me. It'll also probably be useful even for people who've had Synapses for years - I'm reminded of the post of the dude who just recently found out that a Synapse is designed for one-shoulder carry as well.
So, what are some tips and tricks people have for prepping, enjoying, using, abusing, and taking care of a Synapse (19 and 25, let's say)? Think of it as What to Expect When You're Expecting (a Synapse). I don't have any kids, and I'm not planning on having any, because the Synapse will be mine!
And who knows, if this thread blows up, we can create "Starter Kits" for other bags as well!