I'm just about ready to order a Synapse 25, mostly as an everyday work bag---also for some travel. Reading various reviews--most are glowing, of course. One however pointed out something I had read on the forums as well---that the back mesh can really absorb sweat and can be hard to clean/destink.
Also the negative review (link below--and I'm just looking at his review not his political philosophy) commented on how the zippers start to look pretty ratty after a relatively short time. I believe that TB does the zippers differently now and so this may be a moot point. Am I right?
Finally, who among you has really given the S25 hard use over an extended period? Has it really held up? $200 is a pricey pack and I just want to get some real-world long-term feedback. I've been thrilled with my co-pilot and side effect and just want to check in with you all about your experiences with the Synapse.
Why I stopped using the Tom Bihn Synapse 25 â€“Libertarian Prepper