View Full Version : Synapse 19 choices

09-23-2016, 09:47 PM
I am having trouble deciding between the Synapse 19 in Black Halcyon or Black Cordura. While the look of the Halcyon is impressive, I worry about the durability. Pet hair is not an issue and I am generally careful person. However, as a college student I understand that accidents and issues can happen.

The choice has been quite difficult. Any help would be appreciated.


09-23-2016, 10:43 PM
I have both Cordura and Halcyon Synapses. I almost always recommend Halcyon, but in your case, I say Cordura. You would have no issue with Halcyon durability, being careful. But there's something timeless and collegiate with Cordura backpacks, and it will never wear out. You can drop it anywhere and it'll be fine.
On the other hand, Halcyon is slightly more flexible. It can be a good or bad thing. You can fit just one more thing in it, but then you have a heavy bag. The plus side to Cordura is a slightly more structured bag.
I'd go with Cordura. It will last forever.
Hope I haven't made your decision any harder! Feel free to ask questions.