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    I'm curious--to what extent does Shopify provide...

    I'm curious--to what extent does Shopify provide sales analytics that can help inform the production decision?
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    Thank you for the very helpful review. I can...

    Thank you for the very helpful review. I can tell from these pics that I won't be using the tie-downs (so it's good they're removable). I've been packing clamshell backpacks for years without...
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    IMO, this is one of the big things that Tom Bihn...

    IMO, this is one of the big things that Tom Bihn is missing in the Synik (and the Synapse). I always like to secure my valuables in an interior zip pocket when traveling--and even for EDC. I want...
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    Hah, I definitely also had a neoprene strap on my...

    Hah, I definitely also had a neoprene strap on my bass in the past too (thin it was a NeoTech branded one though). It was amazing. Made the bass feel like half the weight...which is probably why it...
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    I have both and also agree--the Mini optech strap...

    I have both and also agree--the Mini optech strap is better for anything smaller than the A30. I actually use it on my Goruck 32L kit bag...so by the transitive property, it would probably work well...
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    I'd vote for a no-badge option for the Synik. ...

    I'd vote for a no-badge option for the Synik. Perhaps TB could add the exterior logo patch as a final step before shipping per instructions (not sure what step in production it has to be done).
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  7. Very helpful. I think I might stick to A30 cubes...

    Very helpful. I think I might stick to A30 cubes in that case b/c they also work well in the Synapse 25, Aeronaut 30, Goruck GR1 21L (perfectly), and the Axiom 24. :)
  8. Very helpful thanks! And looks like the A30...

    Very helpful thanks! And looks like the A30 cubes fit. I am now planning to get the Synik 30 (after initially thinking I'd get the 22, but then realizing I have other EDC bags that I prefer, and...
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    I have a Synapse 25 and never loved the big...

    I have a Synapse 25 and never loved the big centered logo and actually thought about removing it...but never did. It's kind of cool to have that old-school, not-modern, somewhat-homely branding...
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    The info that you can add to an open pre-order is...

    The info that you can add to an open pre-order is great news! Now, if there were additional dedicated Synik accessories launched between preorder and ship date...
  11. Wow. That's actually pretty innovative--have not...

    Wow. That's actually pretty innovative--have not run across that feature before. Trying to think of the use case when I'd need both access points...but regardless, very interesting.

    Sounds like...
  12. I saw the pics on FB--and am curious b/c it...

    I saw the pics on FB--and am curious b/c it wasn't super clear--is the dedicated laptop compartment accessible from a dedicated outside zipper?

    Regardless, I know this bag had been teased earlier,...
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    I always like having a backpack as a personal...

    I always like having a backpack as a personal item because I can fit more in there and prefer the two-strap ergonomics for walking around at the destination. So in the case of TB, that'd be a...
  14. I don't have an S19, but I love the Spectre Tech...

    I don't have an S19, but I love the Spectre Tech Compression Cubes. They're different from the TB cubes (I generally use a combo of both when traveling with a rollaboard). I believe they sell a...
  15. Also very much awaiting this...

    Also very much awaiting this dedicated-laptop-compartment version of a TB bag! And potentially with clamshell main compartment and black halcyon!
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    I use this exact setup interchangably with all my...

    I use this exact setup interchangably with all my bags:

    A cheap insulated insert from Amazon (remove and toss the strap)--there are definitely more expensive options, but I think it's hard to tell...
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    I thought for a second that the lumbar pocket...

    I thought for a second that the lumbar pocket might be a cool idea--especially if it opens into the body of the bag similar to side pockets in the TAD Axiom 24. But, having something take up space...
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    The Maxpedition Single Sheath should do the job....

    The Maxpedition Single Sheath should do the job.

    https://www.maxpedition.com/products/single-sheath?variant=12191266996295
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    I LOVE this umbrella. And they stand behind the...

    I LOVE this umbrella. And they stand behind the lifetime warranty. After about 3 years of use (including 2 in windy Chicago), the auto close mechanism failed (it still opened w the spring and could...
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    I think the first point is interesting. Why...

    I think the first point is interesting. Why would you want the water bottle and quick grab zips to be on opposite sides?

    I pondered it for a second, thinking it'd be easier recognition, but then...
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    Sticky: I haven't looked too closely at the Brain Bag...

    I haven't looked too closely at the Brain Bag because it's too large for me (and I find that compression straps get in the way the 95% of the time when you don't need them), but it doesn't look like...
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    This is exactly it. I commute daily to and from...

    This is exactly it. I commute daily to and from work with my backpack and often the only thing I'll take out of it immediately is my laptop once I arrive, which makes quick/convenient access...
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    I've seen people use that pocket for a...

    I've seen people use that pocket for a laptop/tablet but I never understood it because it seems to distribute the weight poorly--away from your back. I will say that it does get in the way and I've...
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    Sticky: Clamshell + Dedicated Laptop Compartment...

    Clamshell + Dedicated Laptop Compartment (accessible from the outside) + a tablet / folder sleeve on the inside that fits a 12.9" iPad Pro = I'm a buyer... would just have to decide on a color and...
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    My first TB packing cube purchase was a set of...

    My first TB packing cube purchase was a set of small laundry and non-laundry A30 cubes. At first, I did not like the laundry cube. It just felt harder to pack even with the floating divider that...
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