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  • SKIMT
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    I posted an attempt at adding lash points here.

    https://forums.tombihn.com/general-b...+the+Forums...

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  • Chicagoan
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    Synik 30...Impressed!

    Originally posted by BigBadD View Post
    It is certainly one of the advantages of the Guide’s Edition versions to have some external accessory straps, and I can well appreciate the interest in having some attachments for items like tripods. But personally, and perhaps I might well be in a minority, the Guide’s Edition styling and particular coyote colour is just not my taste. I’m not sure though that I would want the clean look of my other TB bags to be spoilt by attachment straps just for occasional use... Some kind of discrete mounting point which could allow external optional straps/accessories could be an interesting and useful feature in future TB bag designs?
    The heritage style lash points (combined with the contrasting trim) are very divisive. Personally, I don’t mind them, but BigBadD makes a good point in implying that the lash strap loops add not only functionality, but a very specific aesthetic.

    Why the case for exterior loops? Pack space is consumed VERY quickly when you try to cram in a large, bulky item like a sleeping bag, tent, thick jacket. It’s much easier to strap these outside the bag and retain the interior capacity.

    It’s also impossible at present to carry hiking poles or a tripod in a traditional S19/S25/SN22/SN30 without leaving the main compartment unzipped and having them poke out the top. This leaves the bag open, and if the poles or tripod are dirty, forcing the user to mix in a dirty item with other items in the bag.

    I’m a huge advocate for adding exterior storage options, and if they can come up with a pack that has these (better still if it’s an in-line item regularly stocked) they’ll have my order in a heartbeat.


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  • SKIMT
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    I also prefer the look of the standard Synik and Synapse bags. I’m thinking about trying to add a small simple loop to the sides just like the webbing on the back for the waste strap...but curious if anyone else has successfully made any other mods that might work.

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  • BigBadD
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    It is certainly one of the advantages of the Guide’s Edition versions to have some external accessory straps, and I can well appreciate the interest in having some attachments for items like tripods. But personally, and perhaps I might well be in a minority, the Guide’s Edition styling and particular coyote colour is just not my taste. I’m not sure though that I would want the clean look of my other TB bags to be spoilt by attachment straps just for occasional use... Some kind of discrete mounting point which could allow external optional straps/accessories could be an interesting and useful feature in future TB bag designs?

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  • Traveltech
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    Originally posted by SKIMT View Post
    I have the regular Synapse and Synik so my challenge isn’t quite that easy to solve....but adding something like that to mine might be a thought.
    I’d like to do the same. Just modify the Synik for occasional use with hiking poles. I prefer the look of the original.

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by SKIMT View Post
    I have the regular Synapse and Synik so my challenge isn’t quite that easy to solve....but adding something like that to mine might be a thought.
    Not to make your bag feel unloved, but couldn’t you swap it for a similar Synik model with the Guide’s Edition version?

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  • SKIMT
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    I have the regular Synapse and Synik so my challenge isn’t quite that easy to solve....but adding something like that to mine might be a thought.

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by SKIMT View Post
    Now that the interior of my Synik “camera” setup is working well I’m getting greedy. Trying to figure out, despite the blasphemy of modifying this incredible bag, if anyone has figured out how to add side straps for a tripod. Looked at this bag for hours and am drawing a blank.

    I would love a couple sets of strap loops so they could be added and removed just like the waste band...but full blown surgery isn’t an option.

    Anyone done this with a Synik or Synapse?
    Hi SKIMT,

    If you were talking about the Guide’s Edition Synik 30 (or Synapse 25), you could use the accessory strap points to connect a tripod to the front of the bag using a lash strap or ice axe strap, and everything you configured inside the bag would also work. Here’s a picture from the 2020 Guide’s Edition Pre-Order Blog post :

    What can I strap to the bag / carry on the outside of the Guide’s Edition?

    To the top accessory strap holder (with the optional Ice Axe Strap) and through the ice axe loop below, you could secure an ice axe or tripod.

    To the bottom two accessory strap holders and with the optional lash straps, you could secure foldable hiking poles, an ultralight folding chair, icy gaiters or a wet raincoat, foam roller or smelly workout clothes to the bottom of the pack.

    Below: a tripod strapped to the Guide's Edition Synik 30.




    HTH

    moriond
    Last edited by moriond; 10-08-2020, 01:56 PM. Reason: spelling

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  • SKIMT
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    Now that the interior of my Synik “camera” setup is working well I’m getting greedy. Trying to figure out, despite the blasphemy of modifying this incredible bag, if anyone has figured out how to add side straps for a tripod. Looked at this bag for hours and am drawing a blank.

    I would love a couple sets of strap loops so they could be added and removed just like the waste band...but full blown surgery isn’t an option.

    Anyone done this with a Synik or Synapse?

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  • SKIMT
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    A few different setups...one with two speed lights + controller and another with a backup point and shoot plus 360 camera.

    So far this looks to be superior to the cardboard and worth the $52. Fit is perfect in the Synik or Synapse 25.

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  • SKIMT
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    Although it has held up just fine, I ordered something similar for $52 that is about the same size and offers flexible options - like being able to adjust for a drone shoot.

    https://www.adorama.com/skb5dv1510tt.html

    It will be here Tuesday so I’ll post an update.

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  • bhall9123
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    Originally posted by SKIMT View Post
    I gave this a few days thought then grabbed our daughters hot glue gun and some cardboard to make DIY dividers. I’m not a big fan of the thick velcrow style. This takes up minimal space and keeps everything from just balling up on the bottom. [ATTACH=CONFIG]24977[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]24978[/ATTACH]

    Oh dang. Pretty smart. Has this held up pretty good?

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  • SKIMT
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    I gave this a few days thought then grabbed our daughters hot glue gun and some cardboard to make DIY dividers. I’m not a big fan of the thick velcrow style. This takes up minimal space and keeps everything from just balling up on the bottom. Click image for larger version

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  • SKIMT
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    I will! I’m constantly fiddling with camera bags but wam excited to give this one a whirl.

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  • Traveltech
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    Show us how you organize the bag when you’ve laid everything out. I plan on using my Synik 22 as a camera bag, but haven’t had the chance to go anywhere to test it out.

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