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  • jawjuh
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post
    jawjuh, Your post reminded me of @Badger’s 05-12-2016 thread:

    Synapse 25 kitted for summer travel

    https://forums.tombihn.com/forum/tom...-summer-travel

    One of the later uses was a 3 day/2 night weekend trip to Chicago. I’ll also note that she used the A30 packing cubes, although the all Aether versions shown there have since been switched to Aether/mesh combos, as I commented at the end of that thread.

    moriond
    That was a great thread! Thank you for sending that. I think my decision is made!

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by jawjuh View Post
    Thank you all very much. Think I’ll keep the A30 and add probably the Synapse 25. I really appreciate all your help. 😊
    jawjuh, Your post reminded me of @Badger’s 05-12-2016 thread:

    Synapse 25 kitted for summer travel

    https://forums.tombihn.com/forum/tom...-summer-travel

    One of the later uses was a 3 day/2 night weekend trip to Chicago. I’ll also note that she used the A30 packing cubes, although the all Aether versions shown there have since been switched to Aether/mesh combos, as I commented at the end of that thread.

    moriond

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  • jawjuh
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    Thank you all very much. Think I’ll keep the A30 and add probably the Synapse 25. I really appreciate all your help. 😊

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  • bijoux
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    Originally posted by G42 View Post
    Welcome to the Forums jawjuh

    And, as to your thread title, it's a dangerous question - we tend to enable people to Buy All The Bags

    :
    +1

    I (approximately) packed your list into shadow guide 33 and it was less than half full. My clothes are smaller than yours, however I added one extra pair of slacks on top.

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  • G42
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    Welcome to the Forums jawjuh

    If you're not going to regularly carry a laptop, the two Syniks may be more than you need in terms of weight & cost. I would consider - as mentioned above - the Synapse 25 instead.

    You may also want to look at the larger Brain Bag which has a different style & organization than the Synapse.

    And yet more options to mull over are the Shadow Guides 23 or 33, which have minimal organization but can swallow a lot of stuff, especially if you like packing with cubes or stuff sacks....

    I love my A30 but I feel it's a duffel first with a nice backpack option for wandering around but it's not a backpack first... so depends on your preference.


    And, as to your thread title, it's a dangerous question - we tend to enable people to Buy All The Bags

    I myself have significantly more backpacks than I have backs to carry them on
    Last edited by G42; 03-22-2021, 07:50 PM.

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  • jawjuh
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    Those are great points in favor of the A30. I think its a bit much for a shorter 1-3 day trip though. For that size trip what would you guys recommend. Here is a sample packing list for a 3 day trip.
    Misc:
    • Sunglasses
    • Suntan Lotion
    • Hat
    • Sunpass
    • Regular Glasses
    • Pillow?
    • Bed?

    Bathroom:
    • Contact Lenses
    • Toothpaste
    • Shaver
    • Toothbrush
    • Deodorant
    • Floss
    • Nail Clippers
    • Tweezers
    • Sleep Mask

    Medical:
    • Tylenol
    • Ibuprofen
    • Benadryl
    • BP Pills
    • Vitamins
    • Bandaids


    Electronics:
    • Ear Buds
    • Watch
    • Watch Charger
    • Long Charger Cord
    • Ear Buds
    • Bluetooth Speaker and Charger

    Clothes:
    • Wear: sneakers, jeans, golf shirt, hat
    • Flip Flops
    • Swim Suit
    • Belt
    • 2 T Shirts
    • 1 Golf Shirt
    • 1 Long slacks
    • 2 shorts
    • 2 socks
    • 2 boxers

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  • bijoux
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    Hi jawjah. Have you had the chance to test pack the A30 for different types of trips. Perhaps using summer/winter
    options. Perhaps with gifts plus clothes to replicate bringing back gifts. Perhaps with different types of shoes... if I'm travelling to a rainy place I really appreciate having an extra pair of shoes and they need extra space

    I love my a30 because
    -don't travel with a laptop
    -shoes are seperate
    -always use a handbag for day bag so no need for a backpack
    - always stay at least 3 nights in any one place and like to use the bag as a "dresser drawer"

    If you are a "backpack person" for day trips then maybe order the synik and test pack side by side? TB has a very active members community that will gladly buy sell and trade bags. Members only section (within forum) plus Facebook TB groups.

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  • jawjuh
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    I do not travel with a laptop. I do like the clamshell design of the Synik and a couple of the other improvements though. I guess I’m wondering if it will be too big for a 1-3 day trip and/or too small for a longer trip. Probably over thinking it.

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  • Artdime
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    You do not mention if you travel with a laptop - do you? The Synik has a dedicated laptop compartment. If you do not necessarily need that and are looking in the 22-30 liter range, then maybe the Synapse 25 backpack (no laptop compartment though) might be an option as well. I love mine.

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  • jawjuh
    started a topic Synik 30? Aeronaut 30? Both?

    Synik 30? Aeronaut 30? Both?

    I'm really torn. I bought a A30 which I have never used. Still has the tags on it. haha. I bought it for trips 4 days or longer which I really haven't done like I thought I would. When I do travel its usually for 1-3 days. I think I want a real back pack for this purpose as I like using a backpack but the one I have been using, an old Tumi, has limited space. I am 6' tall and have been thinking of getting a Synik 30 and selling the A30 but am I just kind of buying the same thing? I like the organization of the Synik though. I thought of getting the Synik 22 but was advised that this might be too small for my frame? I am so confused now I dont know that to get. Can anyone advise me? If I do decide to sell the A30 is there a sell forum here? I didn't see one. Thank you in advance.
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