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    One bad travel packing list for synik 30

    Hi,

    I own Synapse 25, but have been looking at the synik 30 for one bag travel. I have watched all the YouTube videos and and packed out bags on the forum, but can't find one packed exactly the way I want to pack mine. I was wondering if anyone that has the bag could weigh in on how well I could pack the following items.

    Clothes for 5 days ( I am 5'4" woman, medium weight) 1 pair jeans, 5 pairs underwear, 3 pair of socks, 5 shirts, 1 Pair of lounge pants, 1 bra)


    1 pair of shoes (either heels or sandals) I will be wearing tennis shoes while traveling


    Water bottle (preferably 32oz takeya) but could change this


    Toiletry kit and liquids bag ( I'm currently using the ebags medium porter toiletry kit, I think it will be too large for the bottom Pocket, but could be wrong)


    Small wallet and phone ( pixel 3) this currently fits easily in the small pocket of my synapse

    Small tech kit - 10000mah aukey slim battery, type c cable, small anker ac adapter, jabra elite headphones, pen.

    Sunglasses

    Snack (maybe)

    Compact jacket - folds to about the size of a water bottle, or could possibly be left flat and put in laptop pocket


    I know this is a lot, but if anyone has insight, please let me know


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    No laptop though? Are you looking at the synik 30 for the additional 5 liters of space? Because I believe at least part of the 5 liters is taken up by the laptop sleeve and built in pass through and frame sheet. I could be wrong as I only have a synapse 25 myself, but I think itís actually less than 5liters extra space. Let me ask you another question, when you pack this load out into your synapse what area is giving you trouble? I travel with a similar load in my synapse as well, maybe I can help you stream the synapse better. I will assemble a similar pack at my house and see where I get. Let me know whats the trouble, a pocket in the bag, or the shape/packability of a packing cube/organizer.


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    How many liters is the tech kit? I want to find something equivalent around the house to measure that.


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    Bellroy classic pouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by melminimalist View Post
    No laptop though? Are you looking at the synik 30 for the additional 5 liters of space? Because I believe at least part of the 5 liters is taken up by the laptop sleeve and built in pass through and frame sheet. I could be wrong as I only have a synapse 25 myself, but I think itís actually less than 5liters extra space. Let me ask you another question, when you pack this load out into your synapse what area is giving you trouble? I travel with a similar load in my synapse as well, maybe I can help you stream the synapse better. I will assemble a similar pack at my house and see where I get. Let me know whats the trouble, a pocket in the bag, or the shape/packability of a packing cube/organizer.


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    No, laptop. Yes mainly for getting extra space and the clamshell design. Main issue is with the main compartment

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    What size shoes? (I can match everything else, but I can pack shoes even into the Night Flight Travel Duffel, since I’m at most US Size 6 — this could make a slight difference in what accessory I’d use for packing shoes, and where I’d put it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moriond View Post
    What size shoes? (I can match everything else, but I can pack shoes even into the Night Flight Travel Duffel, since Iím at most US Size 6 ó this could make a slight difference in what accessory Iíd use for packing shoes, and where Iíd put it.

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    Iím bored so I figured ďwhat the hell, Iíll give it a tryĒ. Iíve assembled your pack listís equivalent with what I have in my house. I am slightly shorter than you at 5ft and my clothes are sized usually medium. I have a black halcyon wasabi synapse 25 with frame-sheet (a must).



    I figure at least one those 5 shirts needed to be a tee shirt the other four were cotton blends or linen. My socks are small smartwool ones so even though you listed three I packed 5 to simulate the size of regular cotton ones. The undies are cotton too. One pair of jeans and yoga pants as lounge pants (thatís all I have).



    All of this I fit into an A30 packing cube backpack with room to spare, which is saying a lot because those of you who have the pcbp know how much space is taken away when folding inside out into cube mode, plus I have the waist strap and and after-markt sternum strap attached onto it. I digress, the large packing cube fit into the bag with also lots of room to spare.



    For your ebags toiletry I used an l.l. Bean toiletry bag Iíve had more than 10 years. I placed that along the back on top of the cube at the top of the bag.






    Next I borrowed bfís tech kit, I put it next to a small ghost whale for size reference. I slid that into the interior pouch. Iíll be using the gw to hold my sunglasses later.




    I donít own sandals or heels, I thought flip flops might be too thin for what your looking for so I put a pair of tennies in to act in place. I just put them on top of the cube down towards the bottom. Again, there is still lots of room.



    Here it is zipped up.




    I wasnít sure what size packable jacket. I tried two different kinds, both fit great, a medium columbia fleece and then an l.l.Bean packable rain jacket. I always put my jackets into the chin pocket.




    Finally, I took the pics on my phone so I used an ereader for the front pocket for the ďpixel 3Ē and the sunglasses in the side in gw and last substitution was a 20 ounce water bottle is the largest we had, you can see there is tons of room for a bigger one easily.





    To solve your snack dilemma I want to share a hack I have been using for a while. I have a side effect attached to the waist belt of the bag that I put my boarding pass, snacks, headphones, kickstand, and phone in. I think you could add this to yours to have snacks.


    Here I am wearing it. Let me know if you want me to test anything else out or swap something or whatever. There was still a lot of room, this was not packed full by any means. The key to all of this, is the packing cubes, right tool for the right job.





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    Quote Originally Posted by melminimalist View Post
    Iím bored so I figured ďwhat the hell, Iíll give it a tryĒ. Iíve assembled your pack listís equivalent with what I have in my house. I am slightly shorter than you at 5ft and my clothes are sized usually medium. I have a black halcyon wasabi synapse 25 with frame-sheet (a must).



    I figure at least one those 5 shirts needed to be a tee shirt the other four were cotton blends or linen. My socks are small smartwool ones so even though you listed three I packed 5 to simulate the size of regular cotton ones. The undies are cotton too. One pair of jeans and yoga pants as lounge pants (thatís all I have).



    All of this I fit into an A30 packing cube backpack with room to spare, which is saying a lot because those of you who have the pcbp know how much space is taken away when folding inside out into cube mode, plus I have the waist strap and and after-markt sternum strap attached onto it. I digress, the large packing cube fit into the bag with also lots of room to spare.



    For your ebags toiletry I used an l.l. Bean toiletry bag Iíve had more than 10 years. I placed that along the back on top of the cube at the top of the bag.






    Next I borrowed bfís tech kit, I put it next to a small ghost whale for size reference. I slid that into the interior pouch. Iíll be using the gw to hold my sunglasses later.




    I donít own sandals or heels, I thought flip flops might be too thin for what your looking for so I put a pair of tennies in to act in place. I just put them on top of the cube down towards the bottom. Again, there is still lots of room.



    Here it is zipped up.




    I wasnít sure what size packable jacket. I tried two different kinds, both fit great, a medium columbia fleece and then an l.l.Bean packable rain jacket. I always put my jackets into the chin pocket.




    Finally, I took the pics on my phone so I used an ereader for the front pocket for the ďpixel 3Ē and the sunglasses in the side in gw and last substitution was a 20 ounce water bottle is the largest we had, you can see there is tons of room for a bigger one easily.





    To solve your snack dilemma I want to share a hack I have been using for a while. I have a side effect attached to the waist belt of the bag that I put my boarding pass, snacks, headphones, kickstand, and phone in. I think you could add this to yours to have snacks.


    Here I am wearing it. Let me know if you want me to test anything else out or swap something or whatever. There was still a lot of room, this was not packed full by any means. The key to all of this, is the packing cubes, right tool for the right job.





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    This is fantastic, thank you!

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    Iíve completely bought onto the TB ecosystem, so normally I would use a 3doc for toiletries, small snake charmer for techie things, mini gw for first aid kit, and a small halcyon pouch for my passport. I usually keep my toiletries in the water bottle pocket, (unless flying, then I take a disposable bottle that I reuse the whole trip). Other than those few differences we have similar packing lists. This was fun!


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    Have there been any post or videos showing the size difference between the synapse 25 and synik 30?

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