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    Sticky: En route to Chicago for work with the Synik 22 in...

    En route to Chicago for work with the Synik 22 in tow. Feeling grateful to be able to use the pass through as I negotiated the airport and train.

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    It is quite incredible. There is a marked...

    It is quite incredible. There is a marked difference in terms of how much more can fit when you compare a Smart Alec to a Patagonia Black Hole 25L pack, and the Patagonia pack does not have the...
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    I love the Seattle brand of natural deodorant,...

    I love the Seattle brand of natural deodorant, Sodawax, and it looks like they now also are making travel sized ones. I am guessing these could likely be "topped off" from a normal size one once you...
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    Here's a photo from a little while back that...

    Here's a photo from a little while back that illustrates @G42's good point:
    https://forums.tombihn.com/packing-lists-and-travel-tips/8087-daylight-backpack-packing-list-summer-hikes-2.html#post74871...
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    @BowTrek, I have done some day hiking with Bihn...

    @BowTrek, I have done some day hiking with Bihn packs, for example when I did some spontaneous hikes in the Shenandoahs in Virginia, and I only had my Daylight backpack with me. Or I have tried...
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    Sticky: Your Photos Are Needed

    I decided to relocate my Skookum Dog small camp mat (or rather my cat's mat), and my cat is quite keen on its new location as she watches me type on my computer.
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    Sticky: Where did your TB bag go lately

    My Synik 22 accompanied me on the car ferry for an outing over to Port Townsend, WA. It almost felt like a fall day, eek.
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    @tb88, I sometimes felt like my Synapse 19 straps...

    @tb88, I sometimes felt like my Synapse 19 straps wanted to slide off my shoulders, but I have not experienced that with the Synik 22. I am not sure if it is the additional width of the Synik...
  9. I picked up a Mizu cutlery set a while back -...

    I picked up a Mizu cutlery set a while back - before they included the straw - and I have been pretty happy with it.

    https://mizulife.com/products/cutlery-set


    Sent from my iPhone using...
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    Having owned bags like Goruck that have velcro...

    Having owned bags like Goruck that have velcro patches, as well as bags with logos, my preference for bags like the Synik is to have a logo over a velcro patch (although I will admit I am less...
  11. 1. What bag/accessories are you carrying (items +...

    1. What bag/accessories are you carrying (items + colors, pics always welcome)?
    Nebulous gray/island Luminary 12 or black ballistic/island Synik 22

    2. What are you reading?
    I am alternating...
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    There has been a lot of discussion about the...

    There has been a lot of discussion about the zippers on the new clamshell design of the Syniks, and I wanted to share some impressions after testing it for a bit, just in case it is useful. While...
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    @dgentile, you are not alone. :) I appreciate...

    @dgentile, you are not alone. :) I appreciate the subtlety of the new logo placement. I don't mind its being identifiable as a TB bag at all, but I appreciate that the logo is not the most...
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    I briefly tried out a Synik 22, and while I found...

    I briefly tried out a Synik 22, and while I found the clamshell opening to be a great improvement for the less common times when I wanted to get to something in the bottom of the bag more easily, and...
  15. My new favorite pants for travel on planes,...

    My new favorite pants for travel on planes, mainly for comfort sake, but they also pack small, are these:

    https://www.rei.com/product/119945/vuori-performance-jogger-pants-womens These are the...
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    Hi @Chill, I did not notice that happening when I...

    Hi @Chill, I did not notice that happening when I was walking with it. I found it very comfortable.
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    I didn't take a laptop, but I brought a regular...

    I didn't take a laptop, but I brought a regular sized iPad and put it in the zippered section, and that worked great.

    In terms of sizing, I was glad I had the opportunity to try the 22, since it...
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    Synik 22 / 30 Questions & Answers

    I had the opportunity to briefly try out a Synik 22 and took it on a work trip, and I wanted to post a couple of photos (with permission) in case they are helpful. One is shown under a narrow aisle...
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    For casual wear, I am a fan of a Seattle company,...

    For casual wear, I am a fan of a Seattle company, Luna sandals Award Winning Running and Outdoor Adventure Sandals - Made in USA . I have had their more minimalist mono sandals for several years,...
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    Sticky: Since Iberian will be phased out soon, I decided...

    Since Iberian will be phased out soon, I decided it was time to finally pick up a large zippered shop bag. And as a bonus I picked up a bag of the Birds and Beans coffee they are now carrying. I...
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    Sticky: My Luminary 12 and its water bottle pocket helped...

    My Luminary 12 and its water bottle pocket helped me carry my farmerís market flowers hands free

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  22. A Year in Arizona, Of Love and Loss in the Desert

    @boolie, this was a very moving tribute to your sweet dog. Thank you for sharing your story and photos with us. I am sorry for your loss, and I can tell how much you cherished your time with her.
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    Sticky: Sampling a local American pale ale after a great...

    Sampling a local American pale ale after a great morning hike

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    Sticky: Where did your TB bag go lately

    Lovely day on the town with my Luminary 12

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    Enjoying a mural as I fuel up at a local coffee shop
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    I generally use a cover with most of my Tom Bihn...

    I generally use a cover with most of my Tom Bihn backpacks if I anticipate extremely heavy rain. If you needed extra high water resistance, as suggested above, some of the bike commuter packs have...
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