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  1. I bought a $100 gift card. What should I get?

    I bought a $100 gift card to help out the crew at Tom Bihn for a bit while they are helping out with the COVID-19 mask issue. I know it is not much, but I thought any bit helps.

    In any event,...
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    Astral makes shoes with wide toe boxes. I have a...

    Astral makes shoes with wide toe boxes. I have a pair of Astral Mesh shoes that are awesome. They are robust enough for short hikes. They are porting shoes - carrying a boat from one body of water...
  3. I have both. I don’t think the Synapse looks...

    I have both.

    I don’t think the Synapse looks very big on me. It might feel a bit bigger than their 21L, but I don’t think it is particularly noticeable.

    I like the Synapse better than the...
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    Mine is the same way. If you just bend the top of...

    Mine is the same way. If you just bend the top of the sheet towards the back of the bag, it pops out.
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    What kind of camera do you have? A Billingham...

    What kind of camera do you have? A Billingham Hadley Pro insert fits perfectly in the main section. When I don’t use that, I use those neoprene lens pouches for my lenses and they clip on the...
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    I think a button is a great idea. It would nice...

    I think a button is a great idea. It would nice to divide that pocket up. It would also help carrying taller things so they don’t fall over in the pocket.
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    I'd go S25. The S19 might look like a kids...

    I'd go S25. The S19 might look like a kids backpack on you.
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    I have the S25 frame sheet, and it is just a...

    I have the S25 frame sheet, and it is just a frame sheet. There are no straps on it other than the one that is used to hold the sheet down on the little wings. Mine does not have o-rings on it...
  9. Heimplant Monolith Daypack converts from a...

    Heimplant Monolith Daypack converts from a backpack to a messenger/briefcase. I have one, and it is a nice bag. It doesn’t have the quality of Tom Bihn or any other premium bag, but it’ll get the...
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    I stick a peak design capture clip to it to help...

    I stick a peak design capture clip to it to help me use my S25 as a camera bag. I will take off a shoulder strap, swing the bag around, and have the S25 in front of me. I will stick the camera on...
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    You can sign up for an email alert. They’ll email...

    You can sign up for an email alert. They’ll email you when they are in stock.
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    The gr1 is an awesome bag, but it is not great at...

    The gr1 is an awesome bag, but it is not great at holding bottles since there is minimal organization and features. The synapse is overloaded with clever features and thoughtfulness. You could use...
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    I love bags too. I have a GR1 and GR2 as well as...

    I love bags too. I have a GR1 and GR2 as well as a Synapse. The Synapse is easily my favorite one. It can be when it needs to be and compact when it isn't full. The GORUCK bags are nice and...
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    I went to Disney World last year with my Synapse...

    I went to Disney World last year with my Synapse 25 in September. I took it to the park one day but then I got too hot with it on and switched to my Billingham Hadley Pro shoulder bag. I used the...
  15. Thread: 2017 Wish List

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    I'd like loops at the end of the shoulder straps....

    I'd like loops at the end of the shoulder straps. It would make it easier to adjust my straps. I change them depending on what I carry. I generally like things kind of high and tight, and I loosen...
  16. We all use white sound machines at our house. It...

    We all use white sound machines at our house. It sounds like were flying on a plane when everyone is asleep due to all the noise. My wife and I use a marpac, and I love it.
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    The Hero's Journey looks awesome. I am not sure I...

    The Hero's Journey looks awesome. I am not sure I am ready to drop the cash for one though. Your idea is great. I am sure you can use some sort of straps that you can lash together to make it work....
  18. Thread: Folder Advice

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    I use one of these Pack-It? Sac Large -...

    I use one of these Pack-It? Sac Large - Spill-Proof Sacs | Official Eagle Creek Website

    I know you wanted something sturdier than a manila folder, but I put a manila folder in the packit. It...
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    It'll hold a laptop. What size laptop do you have?

    It'll hold a laptop. What size laptop do you have?
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    I have one of these. It will hold quite a bit of...

    I have one of these. It will hold quite a bit of paper. I have a couple of Manila folders in it to organize the stuff in it and to keep the papers from getting jumbled. It clips to one of the o-rings...
  21. I use a Synapse 25 for my kids. I have a 2 and 4...

    I use a Synapse 25 for my kids. I have a 2 and 4 year old. We need less stuff than you though. I have a snake charmer where I keep diapers, wipes, a bib, and hand sanitizer. It fits in the bottom...
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    Awesome! Thanks! I will hold out.

    Awesome! Thanks! I will hold out.
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    Is it going to be made in black anytime soon?

    Is it going to be made in black anytime soon?
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