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    Having owned a synapse 25 for a few years I LOVED...

    Having owned a synapse 25 for a few years I LOVED interacting with it and it’s ease of use. When I purchased it I debated between that and the GP. I’ve since sold the synapse and purchased the GP. I...
  2. I ordered both and luckily for me, the s25 was...

    I ordered both and luckily for me, the s25 was just more comfortable on my back than the s19. It was obvious to me while wearing both packs empty. I’m not the tallest by any means by I do have a long...
  3. Thread: Maui in May

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    I’m an oahu resident of 35 years. On Maui, try...

    I’m an oahu resident of 35 years.

    On Maui, try some Tasaka guri guri “ice cream.”

    Eat anywhere the locals eat, fresh fish, poke, and sushi, assuming you are open to trying. I second mama’s...
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    I couldn’t agree more about the parapack...

    I couldn’t agree more about the parapack material. I’m glad I picked it up while they still have it in stock. For sure the synapse is more functional, but I’m digging this more basic, arguably more...
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    Guide’s pack. Happy owner

    As a long time user of the synapse 25, I love using it but before I originally purchased, I debated between that and the GP. Needless to say I just received my GP and couldn’t be happier.

    I...
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    Thanks for the advice Nate! I went ahead and...

    Thanks for the advice Nate! I went ahead and bought a pair of the live lite AC as well as the jeans during the Black Friday sale. No returns for sale items but figured I could always resell them a...
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    Anyone have any experience with duer no sweat...

    Anyone have any experience with duer no sweat pants or jeans? I’ve been meaning to try some as I think I’ll like the material better.....
  8. Vivobarefoot RA II. I have two pairs. Been...

    Vivobarefoot RA II. I have two pairs. Been wearing them everyday for 6 months. Comfortable but they do take getting used to....maybe 2 weeks. The padding is extremely minimal if you aren't used to...
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    Bringing this thing back up, is there anything to...

    Bringing this thing back up, is there anything to be said about blended materials that are 70-80% natural fibers? Do they do better with fire/abrasion?

    There's so much stuff out there, it seems...
  10. Thread: S25 vs S19

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    While I've only tried on the 19, because I'm 5'7...

    While I've only tried on the 19, because I'm 5'7 with a longer torso, the S25 distributed weight better over my body. I packed both with the same stuff, and the S25 felt lighter, if that makes sense....
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    If it's a traditional shoe you are after, it's...

    If it's a traditional shoe you are after, it's hard to go wrong with Cole Haan zero grands. Avoid the plastic material one, it's not as comfortable as the leather variants. I'd wait for a sale...
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    @grussgott Dang, everything is a tradeoff....

    @grussgott

    Dang, everything is a tradeoff. Anyone know of wool or wool/blend pants that are natural with a good cut? I've tried the makers and riders (wool/poly blend), but am not that stoked on...
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    I really, really wanted to buy a pair of ice...

    I really, really wanted to buy a pair of ice breaker wool pants. The cut, quite frankly, is awful. Ordered a 28 pants and 28 shorts, the shorts were slightly big but the pants were too tight, and...
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    I've bought a woolly shirt and a WP one. I like...

    I've bought a woolly shirt and a WP one. I like the WP one as it's blended with nylon so it's more durable. As far as stains go, it's black, so that's my way around that. It isn't cheap, but is...
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    Lol! Well played.

    Lol! Well played.
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    Currently traveling with the outlier slim...

    Currently traveling with the outlier slim dungarees and new way longs. I wore the slim dungarees on the plane and on the tour to the Vatican. It's been so hot in Europe! I did feel cooler in the SDs...
  17. I ordered both and while I really, really wanted...

    I ordered both and while I really, really wanted the 19 to work for me, I went with the 25. Mainly because I loaded both, and the 25 just carried weight better on my back if that makes sense. I'm...
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    Second the wool and prince button downs. I have...

    Second the wool and prince button downs. I have one and a merino tee from them. My minimal wardrobe will likely consist of 2-3 button downs, 3 tees, and a short sleeve.

    The button down is the...
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    Thanks to all who posted. I ordered both, and...

    Thanks to all who posted. I ordered both, and while I really want to make the 19 work, like others said above, the 25 is just a better choice for your only bag as there is room to spare if need be.
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    That's what I'm leaning towards. 95% of the time...

    That's what I'm leaning towards. 95% of the time the 19 will be enough.

    Thanks to all who chimed in. I think I'll just order both and decide.....
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    The brain bag is definitely too big. What I like...

    The brain bag is definitely too big. What I like about the synapse is the profile is sleek and compressed. I'm spatially challenged (I'm a clutz), and routinely bump into things. A slim pack profile...
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    I guess I should say, I'll have a separate bag...

    I guess I should say, I'll have a separate bag for the kids.

    I don't travel with a laptop as well.

    I'm not too much of a fan of the smart Alec.
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    Thanks for the replies so far. I've realized...

    Thanks for the replies so far.

    I've realized it's a top loader but I guess even with cubes in there it's still an extra step and would get old.

    I'm 5'7 135lbs. I went to Oregon for 10 days...
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    Good points about the top loader. I'm guessing...

    Good points about the top loader. I'm guessing even with packing cubes in there it would end up being a head ache getting to stuff.

    I'm 5'7 135lbs. Last year, I went to Oregon in the summer...
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    One bag: guide's pack vs synapse

    Hi everyone!

    It's funny how I got here. I've always wanted to retire early and have more free time, been reading about the Mr. Money mustache site, found the travel site from his blog that...
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