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    Guide Edition S30 zipper pulls

    Today, I added the zipper pulls (that come with the bag) to my GE S30. I noticed a couple of things.

    * It does not come with the plastic zipper pulls; only the cords.
    * There are 9 zipper pulls in total in the bag, but only comes with 8 zipper pull cords.
    * The cords feel stiffer than other TB cords that come with the plastic pulls.
    * The pull cord is coyote color, not black as in other bags.

    I just followed TB video on adding zipper pulls (the first one).

    https://vimeo.com/112929038

    I wonder if there're other ways.

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    It is indeed part of the GE design for the Synapse and the Synik to have no plastic zipper pulls and I think it resonates more with the old school rucksack vibe of the GEs (same holds true for using coyote instead of black).

    Here is a thread with some more suggestions how to knot the paracord.
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    I'm literally looking at my GE S25 and i counted 8 zipper pulls, not 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinderblock View Post
    I'm literally looking at my GE S25 and i counted 8 zipper pulls, not 9.
    There are 2 pulls for the bottom pocket, and one for the laptop compartment. Those are differences from S25 (2 more than S25).

    Edit: Actually there is one additional zipper inside the bag for accessing the laptop compartment but I am not counting it.
    Last edited by gadgets; 04-03-2020 at 02:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartleby View Post
    It is indeed part of the GE design for the Synapse and the Synik to have no plastic zipper pulls and I think it resonates more with the old school rucksack vibe of the GEs (same holds true for using coyote instead of black).

    Here is a thread with some more suggestions how to knot the paracord.
    bartleby has it re: why there's no plastic parts included.

    As for why there's 8 Cord Pulls and not 9: the interior laptop compartment plastic zipper pull is, in our minds, in a different category than the exterior metal pulls. It's not something we would add a Cord Pull to and we figured you all wouldn't either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy View Post
    As for why there's 8 Cord Pulls and not 9: the interior laptop compartment plastic zipper pull is, in our minds, in a different category than the exterior metal pulls. It's not something we would add a Cord Pull to and we figured you all wouldn't either.
    Thanks. For the record, there are 9 external zipper pulls (for 7 zippers) and 1 internal zipper (total 10 zipper pulls!). The external zipper for the laptop compartment looks also like a metal zipper. I am not complaining; I am just sharing my observation. I would not add a cord to the external laptop zipper, so 8 is fine for me.
    Last edited by gadgets; 04-03-2020 at 05:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgets View Post
    Thanks. For the record, there are 9 external zipper pulls (for 7 zippers) and 1 internal zipper (total 10 zipper pulls!). The external zipper for the laptop compartment looks also like a metal zipper. I am not complaining; I am just sharing my observation. I would not add a cord to the external laptop zipper, so 8 is fine for me.
    You're right! Thank you.
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