I need some help! I will be starting a Master's program at the University of San Francisco in 2 weeks. I purchased a Synapse 19 a couple of weeks ago, and because of my indecisions I ordered a Synapse 25 which arrived today.
Certainly, I will only keep one of the backpacks. I have loaded both with what I believe will be my "normal" weekly load. The 19 fits everything fine, but doesn't leave a big margin for error -I still have not received my books from school-. Obviously, the 25 loads all that "stuff" in a more comfortable and roomy fashion. Lots of room left-over for any unforeseen circumstances.
Speaking of comfortable, the Synapse 25 felt better on my back with the same load. It even seemed to "fit" my entire body better.
Now, here's where I need the help. If any forum members here are -or have recently been- in a Master's program where they may be more familiar with work-load, number of books/notebooks normally carried on a weekly basis, and can chime in with a recommendation for either backpack, I will greatly appreciate it!!
Also, it is probably worth mentioning that I will be commuting via BART, on top of walking a couple of city blocks each way to the station.
The root of my indecision lies in the fact that if I see "room" left over, I will probably try to fill it...and that's what I'm trying to avoid!!
Thank you all in advance. Cheers!!