The Synapse 25 has 30% more volume than the smaller Synapse 19. In the video above I traveled to Seattle for a three day trip, packing everything (including laptop) in only one bag. This summer I’ll be traveling throughout Asia and again, only bringing the Synapse 25.
Everything I’ve come to love about the 19 has been included in the 25. The long water bottle holder (which came in really handy in Rome when the temps hit the high 90s), the side pockets that are still useable with a full center compartment, and a new an improved padded case on rails for my laptop.
Tom Bihn manufactures their bags in their Seattle factory. Though I stopped by to meet some of the team and take a tour, it’s all top-secret and I was forbidden to take pictures. Know this: it’s very cool!
Though I could see using the Synapse 25 for all sorts of reasons, I’m a lightweight traveler and this bag is a perfect match for my adventures around the world.
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