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    Sticky: Grateful for so many things, including several...

    Grateful for so many things, including several neighborhood cafes serving great coffee, and an amazing Founders Briefcase into which I can throw my MacBook and come work from a coffee shop on...
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    Sticky: Traveling with the Synik 30 atop a rolling...

    Traveling with the Synik 30 atop a rolling suitcase.
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    Sticky: What's on your back?

    What's on your back?
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    This is a Chinese proverb - "If you stand...

    This is a Chinese proverb -

    "If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow."
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    Sticky: I can't wait! I can't wait!! I can't wait!!!

    I can't wait! I can't wait!! I can't wait!!!
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    Yay!! I am super excited for you!!! I think we...

    Yay!! I am super excited for you!!!

    I think we all understand that feeling of placing the order and then having to wait for it to arrive! The hardest part for me is the day of arrival -- if I am...
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    Bonjour, @Pna! The optional 1" waist strap is...

    Bonjour, @Pna!

    The optional 1" waist strap is a simple webbing strap, not a padded strap.

    The Gatekeeper Rail Clips which are used to attach the Cache to the webbing loops inside the Tri-Star's...
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    Thanks! Yes, he's also notifying the...

    Thanks!

    Yes, he's also notifying the manufacturer. Sadly, he had not added the watch to his insurance policy.

    This makes me think twice about what watch I'm wearing for my trip next month. I...
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    Bonjour @Pna, Regarding a padded hip belt,...

    Bonjour @Pna,

    Regarding a padded hip belt, given the length of the Tri-Star (18.9" / 48 cm), and given your height (177 cm), I wonder if it would sit too high.

    Here's a picture of the Tri-Star...
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    Yay! I'm glad it helped, @Pna! :) You are...

    Yay! I'm glad it helped, @Pna! :)

    You are correct -- the internal frame is the one designed for the Aeronaut 30, but it also fits well in the Tri-Star.

    With regard to packing cubes, I...
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    Here's a video showing the items described packed...

    Here's a video showing the items described packed in the Tri-Star. The exception is the medium size muji pouches. Depending on how thick these are once packed, you could spread them across the front...
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    Mugging in London last night

    Hi folks!

    I spoke this morning with my cousin who is on vacation in London. Last night, he and a friend were out near Oxford Circus. They were approached by a couple of people offering to sell...
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    Getting the booking dates wrong!

    Hi folks!

    We have a trip planned next month, and I booked the air and train tickets. Fortunately, I got the dates right for the flights! However, I somehow managed to be off by a week for our...
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    Hi @Perseffect! There are hiking poles that...

    Hi @Perseffect!

    There are hiking poles that break down to a fairly compact size (40 cm for some from LEKI), and they will fit in both the Synapse 19 and 25. Would carrying them inside the Synapse...
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    Me too, but I'm not holding my breath! My wife...

    Me too, but I'm not holding my breath! My wife says that she doesn't like carrying a backpack, and my son doesn't want to carry a TOM BIHN bag because I carry TOM BIHN bags. It's funny -- he'll come...
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    Hi @Cristina, I think it's a great idea to...

    Hi @Cristina,

    I think it's a great idea to introduce the idea of carrying your own pack from an early age, even if the pack contains a token few things (the books they may read on the train),...
  17. I've been carrying the Brain Bag as an EDC --...

    I've been carrying the Brain Bag as an EDC -- well, my everyday I'm leaving the house carry! :)

    I have always liked the look (and layout) of the Brain Bag, but aesthetics is a very personal thing....
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    Hi @trin0042! I understand what you mean! ...

    Hi @trin0042!

    I understand what you mean!

    Have you considered the Guide's Pack? While there are some differences in the design, it is for a great part functionally the same as the Shadow Guide...
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    Hi @bchaplin! While I don't use it for...

    Hi @bchaplin!

    While I don't use it for journaling, I do use Notability on an iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil for taking notes, as well as for making diagrams during meetings, and it works really...
  20. Hi @onebag! I know that the MacBook Pro 15"...

    Hi @onebag!

    I know that the MacBook Pro 15" isn't listed on the fit list, but here's a shot of what the 15" MacBook Pro in a Cache looks like inside the Synapse 19. I have many times carried the...
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    A video of the Shadow Guide

    Hi folks!

    Here's a video showing what you can carry in the Shadow Guide backpack!


    https://youtu.be/l_uVFCj_BLs
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    Hi @mattfromindiana! While I haven't flown...

    Hi @mattfromindiana!

    While I haven't flown Delta with any sort of frequency in a long time, I have placed the Brain Bag underneath the seat in front of me on both United and jetBlue, and it worked...
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    Regarding pets, at least some canine breeds and...

    Regarding pets, at least some canine breeds and female felines can live on a vegetarian diet. A friend of mine has two cats and a dog (all rescues), and they have been happily vegetarian for a number...
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    Sticky: What a gorgeous night to be out! Picking up some...

    What a gorgeous night to be out! Picking up some groceries in a small solar shop bag that I got back from a friend! :)

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190609/96b944c3d8162651e3d1358058382870.jpg
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    Hi @JasonT! Welcome to the forum! It's been...

    Hi @JasonT!

    Welcome to the forum!

    It's been some time since I carried a Cadet, but the approach I often take with the Founder's Briefcase is to horizontally lay a drinking vessel inside at the...
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