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    Travel Minimalism ... it's right in my ball...

    Travel Minimalism ...

    it's right in my ball park ;)

    GEAR:
    Favourite minimalistic gear:


    Toiletries/First Aid:
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    Tom Bihn Website images... larger size?

    Just a hint: why not make the images clickable and open in a "lightbox" of sorts... at a larger size??
    it would make looking at stuff easier in detail.
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    I haven't had the Synapse - but an abundance of...

    I haven't had the Synapse - but an abundance of packs, some with - some without any type of frame sheet.

    In a small-ish pack it largely depends on how and what you pack whether you'll "need" a...
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    Well thanks guys! good news ;)

    Well thanks guys!

    good news ;)
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    Synik 22: Cord zipper pulls included?

    hey,

    quick question to anyone who's got a Synik (22 or 30, I guess here it makes no difference in that regard) - or maybe the Tom Bihn Crew:

    Does the Synik (22) come with cord zipper pulls...
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    Frankly, the level of customer support here is...

    Frankly, the level of customer support here is amazing.

    I can't praise them enough...

    I ranted after the Synik Preorder went down far too fast, like sold out in under 24 hours, vs the...
  7. Living in a place that has a - in my opinion -...

    Living in a place that has a - in my opinion - cold winter season (we get snow and ice, and I don't like cold seasons generally) - I can say as much about winter gear:
    - layering in a sensible...
  8. here's a thought: pack less ;) ok, I might...

    here's a thought: pack less ;)

    ok, I might need to add this: I'm a minimalist onebagger travel nerd.... it's a bit religious (almost).
    I find it exciting though to reduce the stuff I carry -...
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    Size question on Synik... I was in quite a...

    Size question on Synik... I was in quite a similar dillemma over the size.

    I went with the 22...

    I'm 5'9"... I guess I could easily go with the 30 - just from it's "frame size" .... but...
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    First I might add this: I do not (yet) own a Tom...

    First I might add this: I do not (yet) own a Tom Bihn bag - although I eagerly await my Syink 22..
    That being said, hiking, alpine hikes (higher up altitudes), light mountaineering and some climbing...
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    If the rest that follows is TL;DR - here's the...

    If the rest that follows is TL;DR - here's the gist:
    In your case I'd pick the Synapse 25... why: laptop.


    now here's the more elaborate reply:

    Shortly before stumbling upon the release...
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    @KathyH I decided to go with the Black/Cloud...

    @KathyH

    I decided to go with the Black/Cloud Synik 22.

    There was a lot of pondering in regards to size - whether I should go straight for the Synik 30 or the 22..

    here's the thing, I already...
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    Update: I guess it's my place for an apology...

    Update:

    I guess it's my place for an apology here.

    I had decided to contact the staff at tom bihn to see if anything could be done...
    But believe it or not, even before I found the time to...
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    Well thanks for the elaborate reply - I...

    Well thanks for the elaborate reply - I appreciate it... in fact I do appreciate all the replies here so far!

    I'm essentially "on the road now", but I guess it won't hurt to sent TB an email...
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    Spam: as mentioned, checked, no spam either... ...

    Spam: as mentioned, checked, no spam either... it simply failed to work - for whatever reason I can only make guesses from firewall / filtering at the local network I was using when I tried it to...
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    Sure I could have found five minutes - I actually...

    Sure I could have found five minutes - I actually did, several times that day - only to see that the preorder hasn't started yet,... then after that I was like, yeah, no big deal, I'll do it in the...
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    Kickstarter etc... I get the problem that exists...

    Kickstarter etc... I get the problem that exists there, albeit it again would be sort of unfair to blame the entire thing when a number of successful projects have emerged. (but yes, the "system" is...
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    Rosemary, The signup is not working here -...

    Rosemary,

    The signup is not working here - neither on my macbook, my surface pro nor my smartphone ....
    type the mail, hit "sign up" - and zilch... no "thank you ..." nothing.
    I'm not a computer...
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    Rosemary, The signup is not working here -...

    Rosemary,

    The signup is not working here - neither on my macbook, my surface pro nor my smartphone ....
    type the mail, hit "sign up" - and zilch... no "thank you ..." nothing.
    I'm not a computer...
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    Synik Preorder?? Sold Out (2nd attempt)

    Ok, this rant is my second attempt - the first one got posted, then delted by myself on the mobile phone by accident as I wanted to correct a typo, and the phone's browser sort of auto selected...
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    I think the new design on the Synik series is a...

    I think the new design on the Synik series is a very cool step in a good direction.
    is it flawless? certainly no...

    but in all my years as a backpack-addict ;) I haven't found one single bag...
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    I think what could be taken away from this thread...

    I think what could be taken away from this thread so far, is the fact the people have broadly differing views on the logo, placement, visibility, etc...
    And that the logo is not an insignificant...
  23. Thanks a lot!

    Thanks a lot!
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    The black sharpie thing: Can't recommend - I've...

    The black sharpie thing: Can't recommend - I've done that once - and only once ;)
    First the smell of that damn black sharpie was pretty overpowering and it took actually ages to dry (OK, it wasn't...
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    I've seen that... but was wondering - hoping -...

    I've seen that... but was wondering - hoping - that this might NOT be the case with the Synik models!

    I think the holes were for fabric alignment or such a thing during manufacturing, and I can't...
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