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    I am a fan of the non greenish hued batches of...

    I am a fan of the non greenish hued batches of steel (personal preference), and I will forever miss the steel dyneema/halcyon, as that was the perfect shade of steel IMHO.

    You may get a kick out...
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    There used to be an Ibex store in Seattle, and I...

    There used to be an Ibex store in Seattle, and I would stock up during sales. Fairly close to their closing I picked up a couple of merino and silk turtlenecks in white and in black, and even those...
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    Sticky: Your Photos Are Needed

    Trip to Victoria BC via boat and bus to see the Butchart gardens with my Synik 22. I was very grateful for the space to carry layers and hands free mobility.
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    @bchaplin, I also find myself alternating between...

    @bchaplin, I also find myself alternating between the Synik22 and the L12 based on how much I need to take with me. Seattle abruptly switched to fall recently, so I am back in the Synik camp, as it...
  5. I just found out I will be transferring to the...

    I just found out I will be transferring to the other coast in the next few months, and I would like to downsize, so I don't drag things I don't need, but I will admit it is pretty overwhelming. I...
  6. Want to help us test a Strap Keeper design?

    It sounds silly, but I could not be any more psyched about these new strap keepers based on my first impressions. As a non tall person, I always seem to have long, dangly, excess straps, if I have...
  7. For what it is worth, I am similar specs (maybe...

    For what it is worth, I am similar specs (maybe just a hair shorter torso length), and I have carried a Smart Alec comfortably, as well as a Synik 22. I have not had the opportunity to try on a...
  8. Thread: Makers Bag

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    A Makers Bag could easily accommodate those...

    A Makers Bag could easily accommodate those items. If you get the halcyon rather than ballistic, I would definitely recommend either an insert of some sort, or protective case for your camera and...
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    Sticky: Kind of neat, the people checking me out at the...

    Kind of neat, the people checking me out at the grocery store got so excited about my Truck, especially when I mentioned it was locally made, that they promptly wrote down the name, Tom Bihn. I love...
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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...
  18. 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...
  20. 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...
  24. 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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