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  • MikeR
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    Cool. Thanks for the heads up. though actually I think I've settled on the Black/Steel Dyneema. I'll be using my bag primarily for work - carrying my laptop to and from an office, so it seems like i can't go wrong with that choice. also from what I can see, the steel dyneema is a nice interior. thanks for everyone for their help and suggestions!!

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  • WhiteStar
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    Originally posted by MikeR View Post
    I'm not sure yet. I like the Olive, Navy, Steel and Black/UV (though I'd have to wait for that one till April). I think I'm leaning toward the steel, though I hope the inside isn't too dark to see stuff. What colors do you like?
    As others have said, my Black/UV Synapse should be back at the mothership tomorrow, Friday at the latest.

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  • dorayme
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    I have a dark interior on my Plum/Black Swift, but the wide opening makes it ok. I think the Synapse would be similar. The sides zip downward fairly far so the bag interior is accessible. If the bag only opened at the top, a dark interior may make it hard to navigate. Also brightly colored and varied color contents help.
    My son's Ristretto iPad has a steel interior, it has a narrower opening that is just at the top of the bag. So far it hasn't been problematic because he carries books and papers, but if he had a lot of little things inside, it would be harder to distinguish them with the darker lining.

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  • MikeR
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    Hey all - one more color question, if you'll indulge me. Do people like the slate interiors? Is it too dark to see stuff? I'm liking the black/slate and slate/slate, but I did have that concern. Thanks much!

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  • MikeR
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    Moriond - thanks very much for the pics! That really helps. The navy is certainly nice. Now I've got a tough decision!

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by TXGirl View Post
    I have the Indigo/Solar, but I really like the Black/UV. I love the UV lining against the black. My second choice would be the Navy/Solar.
    I believe WhiteStar sent her Black/UV Synapse back since Katy found her a UV one. You may want to call & see if it's available if you really want the black/UV.
    TXGirl's suggestion about calling is good; I think WhiteStar only posted her Black/UV Synapse back yesterday, so you might even ask if you could get dibs on it when it arrives, if you're sure you want this color. Like TXGirl my Synapse is Indigo/Solar, and I would also list Navy/Solar as a second choice. The bag colors without pictures on the product pages don't seem to get as much consideration, so here are a few links to forum post pictures of the Navy Synapse from cobrien and loki.

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  • MikeR
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    Yes, I agree. If that's the one I decide on, it's worth the wait. Good to know you're happy with yours! Thanks.

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  • Tlacltme
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    I have the black/UV Synapse and I LOVE it! If that's the combo you want, my two cents would be to hold out for it! April isn't that far away...and though I have no direct experience as such, it seems based on Forum comments, that backordered things often arrive before the stated time. Bottom line, you're gonna love the Synapse no matter what the color!

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  • MikeR
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    That's a good tip! Thanks!

    I agree with you - the UV against the black is very cool.

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  • TXGirl
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    I have the Indigo/Solar, but I really like the Black/UV. I love the UV lining against the black. My second choice would be the Navy/Solar.
    I believe WhiteStar sent her Black/UV Synapse back since Katy found her a UV one. You may want to call & see if it's available if you really want the black/UV.

    The Steel looks like its only avail in Steel Dyneema/Solar. I like that combo too. There was a pic on Flickr with that combo. I'll see if I can find it and post the link.

    Synapse no flash | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Last edited by TXGirl; 02-28-2012, 06:33 AM.

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  • MikeR
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    I'm not sure yet. I like the Olive, Navy, Steel and Black/UV (though I'd have to wait for that one till April). I think I'm leaning toward the steel, though I hope the inside isn't too dark to see stuff. What colors do you like?

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  • TXGirl
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    Originally posted by MikeR View Post
    Great! Thanks to everybody for their help. I think I'm gonna go for the Synapse. Cheers!
    The Synapse is a wonderful organized backpack although it's my first and only backpack. Do you have a color picked out?

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  • MikeR
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    Great! Thanks to everybody for their help. I think I'm gonna go for the Synapse. Cheers!

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  • backpack
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    With the Synapse a Cache is perfect!

    I have a Cache for netbook EEPC and I will get one or the gorgeous Breve for the iPad I would like to get in the future.

    The Cache is so deceptively simple that it will be in service way beyond the netbook which at 3 years of age, has been completely blown out of the water by the yummy Macbooks Airs and the imminently portable iPads.

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  • TXGirl
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    Originally posted by MikeR View Post
    Moriond - thanks much for your response. I feel like a dolt not knowing my computer size. You're absolutely right. It's the 13.3! So I guess that means the Synapse should work fine for me.

    Does anyone have any thoughts about the best way to use the Synapse with that size computer? I.e., is it best to get the vertical cache that hooks into the inside of the bag, or just put the computer in a sleeve and drop it in? it would be nice to still have some room left in the main compartment after I put the computer in there.

    Thanks again!
    Hi MikeR

    The Synapse doesn't have the Annex clips, but just slipping the computer
    in a sleeve should be plenty of protection.
    I sometimes use my Synapse to carry my work laptop and I don't use any protection. But since it's
    my work laptop, I'm not too concerned about it.
    Last edited by TXGirl; 02-27-2012, 08:19 PM.

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