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  1. All the time! I keep going back to the A30 video,...

    All the time! I keep going back to the A30 video, with the young woman moving through trains, airports, planes and hotel foyers till she gets to her room.
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    'Rush Hour' by Jane Wiedlin, or 'Sunflower River...

    'Rush Hour' by Jane Wiedlin, or 'Sunflower River Blues' by John Fahey.

    A bottle of Fentiman's Cherry Cola, ice cold.

    Just about any P G Wodehouse Jeeves story, especially The Aunt And The...
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    Hi @daisy_belle, I think the charges you pay...

    Hi @daisy_belle,

    I think the charges you pay to UPS are actually set by HM Customs. I got talking to the UPS delivery man - while I was writing out the cheque - and he told me the charges varied...
  4. Last year my S25 took a couple of days to clear...

    Last year my S25 took a couple of days to clear customs at Stansted, no more. From ordering to delivery took six days. I rang UPS to pay the customs charges in advance, but they told me they could...
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    I don’t use my Synapse 25 for long term travel...

    I don’t use my Synapse 25 for long term travel but I will say that conventional trips of up to several days are well within its capacity. Besides my clothes (in a packing cube) I carry my MB Pro, a...
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    It sounds as though a laptop computer is going to...

    It sounds as though a laptop computer is going to be a regular feature of your load, however much you manage to cut out elsewhere. Unless you're using a very small and light laptop like Apple's 12"...
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    I think the S19 could well be spot on for your...

    I think the S19 could well be spot on for your stated needs. I'm seriously considering getting myself a S19 simply because my S25 is way too capacious for my everyday carry - so much so that I tend...
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    Oops: meant to add, that's a Bristol Boxkite,...

    Oops: meant to add, that's a Bristol Boxkite, from around 1909. That round cylindrical thing right behind the pilot is the fuel tank. If you want to go up as a passenger, there's no seat: you have to...
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    Further speaking of aircraft museums: if you're...

    Further speaking of aircraft museums: if you're in the UK, visit the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, where you can see aircraft that make the Jabiru look like the Starship Enterprise. And if...
  10. I use a Synapse 25 for both EDC and travel. I...

    I use a Synapse 25 for both EDC and travel. I find that on any given day the small front pocket will contain the usual small things - tissues, mints, earbuds etc - most of us carry, while pens, a...
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    You might well be surprised at the Synapse 25's...

    You might well be surprised at the Synapse 25's capacity for swallowing gear. On a recent trip I packed as follows:

    Main compartment: medium packing cube holding a pair of Levis, four thick...
  12. Thanks as always to @Ilkyway for the excellent...

    Thanks as always to @Ilkyway for the excellent photographs. I'm rather a fan of Coyote so the new edition really appeals to me!

    I can get a clear idea of how the spine would work in practice and I...
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    Sticky: Excellent video! Even the 'official' TB video...

    Excellent video! Even the 'official' TB video doesn't do as good a job of showing how enormous the main compartment of the S25 is.
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    I hadn't given much thought to emergencies and...

    I hadn't given much thought to emergencies and evacuation as here in the UK evacuations aren't common, and tend to happen only in areas subject to severe flooding. But we had a terrible tower block...
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    Sticky: Just back from a few days staying with dear...

    Just back from a few days staying with dear friends in Wales. Here's my Synapse 25 at Newcastle Station, waiting for the first of the three trains it took to get to my destination. This was the S25's...
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    Funnily enough our old Hoover machine died on us...

    Funnily enough our old Hoover machine died on us only last week and we had to get a new one. We opted for a Bosch Maxx 6kg and we're well pleased with it. It's a front loader of course, as here in...
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    Certainly a well-timed thread. I'm in the UK but...

    Certainly a well-timed thread. I'm in the UK but we have friends whose married daughter lives in the Houston suburbs and as yet we've heard no news about how she and her family are doing.

    I'm...
  18. Hi @Caledonian. I've had my S25 for three...

    Hi @Caledonian.

    I've had my S25 for three months now and I'm finding it's much more comfortable for what you might call 'everyday' use if I wear it using both straps - as a proper backpack, in...
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    If the water's very cold and the bottle's made of...

    If the water's very cold and the bottle's made of thin plastic you might find condensation forming on its outside, which might in turn lightly moisten the interior of the water bottle pocket, but the...
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    Sticky: 18636 Took my S25 up to Northumberland,...

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    Took my S25 up to Northumberland, accompanying my brother, who was trying out his new shotgun. I had to be careful where I parked the bag as it blended in all too well with the surrounding...
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    I'm an INTP, but it's so long since I took the...

    I'm an INTP, but it's so long since I took the test - about 25 years in fact - that I can't really remember what that's supposed to mean!

    I do recall that our entire team at work, about thirty...
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    Hi Emily, Thanks for an excellent video. This...

    Hi Emily,

    Thanks for an excellent video. This is the video/review that really helped me make my choice between the S19 and the S25: after watching you unpack your bag I could see that the few...
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    Excellent review! I was seriously impressed by...

    Excellent review! I was seriously impressed by how much stuff you managed to fit in to the S19.

    Totally off topic: after watching the videos I took look at your website, out of interest, and the...
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    The is our cat Susie. She's a seal bicolour...

    The is our cat Susie. She's a seal bicolour Ragdoll, and a feisty little madam, as our vet puts it:

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    Hope the photo comes out properly!
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    Never mind Mel - at least when it arrives you...

    Never mind Mel - at least when it arrives you won't have those pesky customs duties to pay! (I'm still envious...).

    I'd set my heart on getting the Coyote/Northwest Sky combination for my S25 but...
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