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  • KathyH
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    @dgentile — For me, I’m thinking the S22 will be my sweet spot for the fall, winter, and spring and the S25 will be held in reserve for travel. I’ve got an S19 too — and guess I’ll see if I keep it. In the summer, I can downsize to the L12 on really light days.

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  • dgentile
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    Originally posted by KathyH View Post
    @dgentile - Glad to hear it worked out! What did you get?
    @KathyH

    I decided to go with the Black/Cloud Synik 22.

    There was a lot of pondering in regards to size - whether I should go straight for the Synik 30 or the 22..

    here's the thing, I already had a Synapse 25 , Frame-Sheet, Cache in the Shopping Cart on Tombihn.com - or almost - almost, because the frame sheet was out of stock,.
    Then when it got available again, I noticed the Synik announcement (discovered that through a youtube comment btw...).
    The Synik series sort of cancelled my Synampse order - or rather stopped it dead in its tracks.
    namely because it offered a few changes/mods that I wish the Synapse would have had.... naturally I wanted it.
    Size wise with the Synapse it was a bit of an easier choice for me. My smallest pack I regularely use for EDC and minimal travel is a 20-ish liters pack ... the largest I occasionally use is a 30... and usually I've been going with a 25ltr pack - but always had a bit of room to spare.
    So naturally the Synapse 25 seemed like the logical choice here.
    Then with the Synik 22/30 came the dillema (and see, you're not alone with "overthinking" it ) of having to choose a bag that is either on the UPPER end of my size-limit: 30ltr... or one that squarely sits just below of my 25ltr "standard".

    I pulled the trigger on the 22 though (OK, and if I'm honest, I know that once the Synik 30 is in full production/standard availability, I'll probably buy that too, you know, just because, you can't really have too many backpacks... I guess).

    My reasoning was this:
    I love minimal travel and with that "onebagging"... for a number of years when I travelled I always take joy in trying to reduce my kit, get it down to even less. and I know I can get away for a multi-month trip with a 20ltr pack ... so I should be fine with a 22... Somehow I have hopes that the Synik 22 will actually hit a sweet spot.
    The 30 would be on the large side - I still want it, for the time where I need to carry more stuff especially during coldest season travels (I hate the cold climates though, so mostly avoid it)...
    I know the 30 would be large for EDC, it would be slightly larger trying to pass it off as a personal item on a plane (it probably, mostly still would work though).
    but the 22 will be a good edc and travel bag I think.

    Also the 22 is more exciting to me if I look at it closely - because knowing I'll have to play with my travel kit a bit, trying to optimise it further, to avoid packing the 22 to the gills .
    And yes, I find that enjoyable .... so with the 30 I know exactly that I can fit everything I need in it AND the kitchen sink ... the 22, will maybe be a bit more interesting to get the travel configuration just right.
    It can also force me to a degree in even further reducing what I carry, overthinking the stuff I've taken so far.

    Another aspect was the camera... I love photography, and this has often posed a controversy for me when travelling with a minimal kit... take the DSLR, and well, it takes up massive space (lens, camera, charger, protective case...).... Take the compact camera... well sacrifice the IQ, still carry something.
    But as of late - especially with the latest smartphone I have, I sort of found a tool that does what I want it to do... and well, it's compact so these days when I know I'll be doing lots of photography I take my trusty panasonic Lumix LX100 (which has a m4/3 sensor and a decent 24-70 lens) ... or most of the time my smartphone.
    both allow me to pack lighter and far less volume.

    Same with the computer... I mean these things got smaller and smaller
    I've got a 10" MS Surface - which is my main travel computer ... or the 12" for my work stuff... both are tiny and will fit the Synik 22 easily.
    At some point I will perhaps switch the 10" Surface for the 11" IPad Pro (not before iPadOS 13 is stable though)
    And I have not owned any laptop larger than 13" for years (and zero plans to go 15" again, If I need more screen, I hook up a big screen).
    So that was another factor favouring the 22 over the 30, knowing my choice of laptop will easily fit in it.

    So long story short:
    I think the 22 is just a tad more exciting for me ... so despite initially opting for the 30, my choice was clear by the end

    Overthinking, I guess

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  • KathyH
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    Originally posted by dgentile View Post
    Update:

    I guess it's my place for an apology here.

    I had decided to contact the staff at tom bihn to see if anything could be done...
    But believe it or not, even before I found the time to write the email - darcy contacted me by email.

    We were able to find a good solution - but let me just say this clearly: the customer service tom bihn offers is rather much unbelievable, in a good sense.

    frankly this was unexpected, positively so, and highly appreciated.

    And lets just say I will - like many here - be a repeat customer.


    looking now forward to get my hands on the bag
    @dgentile - Glad to hear it worked out! What did you get?

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  • dgentile
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    Update:

    I guess it's my place for an apology here.

    I had decided to contact the staff at tom bihn to see if anything could be done...
    But believe it or not, even before I found the time to write the email - darcy contacted me by email.

    We were able to find a good solution - but let me just say this clearly: the customer service tom bihn offers is rather much unbelievable, in a good sense.

    frankly this was unexpected, positively so, and highly appreciated.

    And lets just say I will - like many here - be a repeat customer.


    looking now forward to get my hands on the bag

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  • ButtUglyJeff
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    This year that could be the 47th run of the Synik...

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by ayazgood View Post
    Is this a subtle hint at the other new bag rumored to be in the works, or did I miss some other announcement?
    Originally posted by G42 View Post
    TB usually does something new in time for the holidays.
    @G42 is has it right. We've debuted new designs the Monday after Thanksgiving for the last several years, so it's basically a tradition now for us. It's worth noting that the Dec 2nd debut is not a pre-order -- the bags are all in-stock and ready to ship that day. That's because there isn't enough time for us to go through the pre-order process and still deliver those items before the end of December. Pages for the new designs will probably go up around November 19th / ordering will open on December 2nd. We won't be offering any hints... all will be revealed in late November!

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  • G42
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    Originally posted by ayazgood View Post
    Is this a subtle hint at the other new bag rumored to be in the works, or did I miss some other announcement?
    TB usually does something new in time for the holidays.

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  • ayazgood
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    This gives us four more weeks to make more Syniks at the same time we will be making the bags for our December 2nd debut (a busy time in the factory.)
    Is this a subtle hint at the other new bag rumored to be in the works, or did I miss some other announcement?

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  • bchaplin
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    No, choosing randomly is fairer. Those who can order first tend to be the privileged few with flexible work situations. Not everyone has that luxury.

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  • tebnewyork
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    OK the @Countron is fair but I'd think order number is even fairer. First order in first order out.

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  • tress29
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    you'll be notified if @Countron randomly chooses your order to be fulfilled by a PPB.
    That's what happened with my son's Dawn ZTSSB, he was pretty happy to get it early.

    Speaking of my son, he won't give back my Original/Wasabi SE! He was kind enough to point out that there's an Original/UV Side effect in production "when" I'm ready to replace it! But I guess he needs to have his bags all together before he goes to France. His grandma bought him a really big suitcase, because he'll need to check a bag of clothes for the school year. The bag itself is so tall that the handle is too short for his Pilot...

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by yugo View Post
    The TLDR of Darcy's post is: We kick too much ass and made a product that too many people are excited about. We'll try to do better for you international folk. Learning experience. Never give up, never surrender.
    Hmm, maybe Nik can write a program that will auto-TLDR all of my posts...

    Originally posted by tebnewyork View Post
    Darcy, will the pre-production batch ship before the end of October or be held for the full production run?
    Orders that will be fulfilled by the pre-production batch will ship sometime August 21st - 28th. More on that below....

    Originally posted by shoplarry View Post
    When will people be notified if their order will be fulfilled by a PPB? [emoji1696]
    Yes, you'll be notified if @Countron randomly chooses your order to be fulfilled by a PPB. We email folks who are to receive PPB bags a couple of days before we ship them just to make sure it's okay to ship the order early and ask if there are any address changes and stuff like that. You won't receive an email from us if your order hasn't been chosen by @Countron.

    We need to wait for pre-order to either sell out or close on 08/20 in order for @Countron to randomly choose orders to be fulfilled by PPB bags. So, depending on what happens next, those PPB bags could ship either August 21st/22nd or August 28th/29th.

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  • ButtUglyJeff
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    https://blog.tombihn.com/synik2preor...Q6cvcIFQt_TsiA

    Looks like they'll have 2 different times to have a shot, seems a reasonable solution to a problem...

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  • shoplarry
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    Synik Preorder?? Sold Out (2nd attempt)

    Originally posted by tebnewyork View Post
    Darcy, will the pre-production batch ship before the end of October or be held for the full production run?
    When will people be notified if their order will be fulfilled by a PPB? [emoji1696]


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  • tebnewyork
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post

    The pre-production batch (PPB) is a factor. The top quantity of bags available for pre-order *doesn’t* include the quantity of PPB bags that we have in-stock in the warehouse. Here’s why: with pre-orders, we don’t limit the number of a certain size or the colors that can be ordered. You can order any size and color you’d like. But with the PPB batch, there is a minimum quantity of each color that we must order for fabric cutting reasons and then we imperfect humans must guess which colors will be most popular. We know our guess might be wrong, so adding the quantity of PPB bags we have in-stock could lead to a far more frustrating scenario: imagine that in our PPB was 50 Black/Cloud bags and 50 Black/Northwest Sky bags, and Black/Northwest Sky was popular but Black/Cloud wasn’t, but we had added all 100 of those bags in the top pre-order quantity number on the website. People could have purchased those 100 bags and it’s probable that only a few of them were the less popular Black/Cloud; we’d then find ourselves having to make more than the top quantity we determined we could make by the promised late October date.
    Darcy, will the pre-production batch ship before the end of October or be held for the full production run?

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