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  • wayoflife
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    It is likely located in this Synik thread https://forums.tombihn.com/general-b...s-answers.html
    Last edited by wayoflife; 08-01-2020, 11:52 PM.

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  • tofulosophy
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    Originally posted by F308gt4 View Post
    I’m 5’5” and use my Synik 30 daily. It is my daily backpack for work, carrying my laptop, chargers, etc. Also, I typically fly weekly, and use the Synik as my carry on (under the seat). When I first ordered it, I was afraid it might be too big, but upon receiving it, I found it isn’t actually too big. It’s about the same size as the Swiss gear backpack I had been using previously, and see being carried around at the airport all the time (I posted a comparison pic in another thread) Unlike the Swiss gear backpack, the Synik looks nice, whether it is completely full or relatively empty.
    Do you have a link to this thread?

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  • Gunter62
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    I too use the SN30 for EDC. It is a great sized bag for me (6'3" & 280) so it obviously doesn't look too big. It holds everything I need with room to spare. I usually carry my iPad Pro 12.9 with keyboard, full size paper calendar, various chargers, adapters, pens, supplies. I've also used it for a couple quick overnight trips with a packing cube, worked great there too.

    Lastly, I like the new handle but it is still small, so I did a para cord wrap to make it more comfortable.

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  • murraybradmurray
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    I'm using the SN30 for EDC, and while it can certainly hold much more than I carry on a daily basis, it nicely accommodates even my sparsest carries. I'm 6'3" and the size is fine for me. Routinely I'll carry a 20oz BlenderBottle in the water bottle pocket, an iPad or (less often) MacBook Pro 16 (in the laptop compartment), various books/notebooks/papers/folders, keys, etc. I also have a size 2 HLT (with the missing webbing on the back... not sure I want to bother with sending it back for that addition) which I keep in the exterior bottom pocket. Normally the bag feels underloaded, but that's fine for everyday. I'm happy to know I have the room if/when needed, but really, even with the very little in the bag, it never feels too empty, or "saggy" (internal frame I guess). I have the black 525 ballistic/island, and I like the colorway. I nearly went halcyon when I ordered, but decided I wanted a slightly heavier feeling fabric that would hold it's shape better... I'm happy with that.

    Cheers.

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  • Abe21599
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    I use it. 6'2" and it fits great. The slip is useful to make use of the large main compartment.

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  • farscott
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    I have used my SN30 for EDC with only one issue, and I use the SN30 as a one-bag solution for single-day or two-day business trips. The only issue is when I am driving and have to get in and get out of vehicles multiple times throughout the day, but that issue I have with any backpack as I like to keep it in the conditioned space of the passenger compartment and not in the trunk. For those days, I prefer a briefcase as it is much easier, for me (probably due to decades of doing it), to get in and out of a vehicle even though the hands-free carry of a backpack is normally a huge plus. If a backpack and a vehicle works for you, the SN30 will make a fine EDC bag.

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  • kemote
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    My Synik 30 is used for EDC and I do not find it too big whatsoever. Is it overkill? Maybe. But I also have a 15" laptop and it's hard to fit that into the other backpack offerings.

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  • oncojeans
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    I recently acquired a beautiful Synik 30 in 400D Black Halcyon and have used it every day for the past week as my daily carry. I’m 6.0 and I find it a perfect size It easily accommodates my laptop, papers chargers etc I have augmented it with a Handy Little Thing, a Side-Kick, a Snake Charmer and a S25/30 Freudian Slip. It is close to perfect as an EDC for me

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  • Skirata44
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    Originally posted by mpgutierrez View Post
    Recent Synik 30 owner here, I was really afraid it was going to be too big for EDC but for me it works very well. Since I have 26oz Yeti Tumblr and some notebooks, it does stay rather slim and I like having the extra space for a sweater if it gets cold!
    Hey, a fellow Yeti owner! I have the same size rambler as you, do you put it in the dedicated water bottle compartment? I'm trying to decide between the Synik 30 and the Synapse 25 for a daily carry/occasional travel bag, and being able to fit that bottle is a big concern of mine.

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  • mpgutierrez
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    Recent Synik 30 owner here, I was really afraid it was going to be too big for EDC but for me it works very well. Since I have 26oz Yeti Tumblr and some notebooks, it does stay rather slim and I like having the extra space for a sweater if it gets cold!

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  • bartleby
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    I do also use my SN30 for EDC. I don't consider it to be too big (I am 6', 160) I rather welcome the extra space when I need to bring more stuff (on days when I go to the gym or do some shopping after work). I really like the laptop compartment and I do use a Freudian Slip to organize the smaller things.

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  • linh.n
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    Another daily SN30 user. I think the SN22 is a better size overall, but the laptop size was pushing it for what I'd need (though, ironically, I now have a surface pro that would have fit, lol). But the water bottle pocket was too small, too. And it'd be too small for travel (for me). Basically, I wanted to cover all my bases with one bag, lol. I was afraid the SN30 would be too big, but it's been fine really. It surprising does well when the main compartment is empty for me. I also don't pack it to the brim daily, that'd be nuts

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  • F308gt4
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    Originally posted by F308gt4 View Post
    I’m 5’5” and use my Synik 30 daily. It is my daily backpack for work, carrying my laptop, chargers, etc. Also, I typically fly weekly, and use the Synik as my carry on (under the seat). When I first ordered it, I was afraid it might be too big, but upon receiving it, I found it isn’t actually too big. It’s about the same size as the Swiss gear backpack I had been using previously, and see being carried around at the airport all the time (I posted a comparison pic in another thread) Unlike the Swiss gear backpack, the Synik looks nice, whether it is completely full or relatively empty.
    The more I use my Synik 30, the more I love it. It is an absolutely fabulous looking bag, and quite utilitarian. I’ve stuffed it to the brim when needed, and it really holds up well. To think, I almost spent $500 on a Tumi backpack that wouldn’t have been as nice. I’m glad I heard about Tom Bihn.

    My only complaint: I wish the side access for the laptop was on the other side. But not really a big deal.

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  • lang
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    I use a Synik 30 as my daily carry. It carries basically identically to my old Synapse 25, except it has the frame hidden away, which is really nice. (The S25 would get a bit "egg shaped" and less comfortable if you packed it to the brim without a frame sheet. The frame sheet solves that nicely.) The additional volume is almost all in depth, I think. I couldn't imagine trying to use a S22 or S19 as a daily carry. Just seems like it would be much too small, especially if you're carrying the stuff a college student would. My young daughter has an S19 that fits her perfectly, but it looks like it might not be big enough for the huge zippered three ring binder thingamajig that she'll need to carry in middle school... Good luck!

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  • benh
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    I'm 6'1", 220 or so, and went from an S25 to an S30 for daily to work carry, and don't find it to be that much different. The S30 is definitely a bit squarer/less of a teardrop shape, but carries and feels pretty much the same.

    I've got a small (10 liter or so) sling that I've started using for around town kinds of things, and it's a great size, but I miss the organization of the Synapse/Synik when using it.

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