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    TB backpacks' top grab handle

    I just wanted to post this question to confirm something:

    I own a SuperEgo briefcase. I love the top-situated poron-filled grab handle. I often carry my SuperEgo by this handle. Is it true that Tom Bihn backpacks all feature the same poron-filled grab handle on top?

    TIA,

    The Mountain Man
    Owner of: Brain Bag backpack (Black), Field Journal Notebook (Blue), Snake Charmer (Small, Orange), Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

    #2
    Hi MtnMan,'
    My plum Synapse has nylon webbing for a grab handle. I've considered wrapping it with purple para cord which might make it a bit more comfortable.

    I have a Brain Bag on order and if the pictures and description are correct it will have some kind of padded handle. This is the closest thing I can find to what might be a description of the Brain Bag's top grab handle. "The Brain Bag has a quality nylon/foam/nylon laminated pad on 2" webbing handle" I found this part of the description a bit confusing.

    Happy travels,
    Moose
    Last edited by Moose; 08-08-2010, 04:41 PM.
    List exceeds allowed characters. So I'll just say I'm plum and kiwi loving FOT!

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      #3
      Yes, I agree. The product wording can occasionally vague.

      The photos of the Brain Bag and Smart Alec seem to suggest they both have poron-filled top grab handles, but there are no explicit close-ups to confirm this.
      Owner of: Brain Bag backpack (Black), Field Journal Notebook (Blue), Snake Charmer (Small, Orange), Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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        #4
        Yes, the Smart Alec has a padded handle and the Synapse doesn't. I asked about this while the Synapse was still in development and got this reply.

        Originally posted by Darcy View Post
        I don't think a padded handle will be added to the Synapse - since it should be primarily carried as a backpack, the extra bulk of a padded handle might get in the way more than it is useful.
        I don't know how to link a thread, but it was titled "Padded carry loop for Synapse". If you type that into the search function, you should find it.

        BTW, I love the padded handle and wish the Synapse had it as well. I often find myself carrying it by the handle.
        Aeronaut (crimson) with Absolute Strap, Synapse (navy), Smart Alec (black/steel/solar), Shop Bag (solar), cache for MBP, cache for iPad2, and numerous pouches and key straps.

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          #5
          Originally posted by malamalama View Post
          BTW, I love the padded handle and wish the Synapse had it as well. I often find myself carrying it by the handle.
          I prefer the webbing handle - it makes it possible and easy to do things like hang the Synapse on a hat rack. Very handy after I've been out in pouring rain!

          Audrey

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            #6
            Well, I just re-watched Maverick's excellent demonstration video on the Smart Alec backpack, which can be found on Tom Bihn's YouTube Channel. I want to thank Maverick for confirming that the Smart Alec does indeed have a poron-filled top grab handle.

            I guess the only question left for me is whether the Brain Bag has a similar kind of padded grab handle.

            Thanks again, Maverick.
            Owner of: Brain Bag backpack (Black), Field Journal Notebook (Blue), Snake Charmer (Small, Orange), Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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              #7
              Originally posted by MtnMan View Post
              I guess the only question left for me is whether the Brain Bag has a similar kind of padded grab handle.
              It does...
              Karl

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                #8
                Thank you!
                Owner of: Brain Bag backpack (Black), Field Journal Notebook (Blue), Snake Charmer (Small, Orange), Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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