Tom Bihn Synapse 19

What is this?

My new 'everyday' backpack. 

Why did I buy it?

Quite frankly, I never owned a bag that was perfectly suited to how I would like to use it and I think this could be it. Before purchasing this bag I did a ton of research to see if it met all of my city-related needs, size being one of the most important features. When packed full it stays compact and is loaded with clever features and pockets that are well placed.

Searching for this taught me that if you don't explicitly know what you want, it is very likely you will buy a bag that is ill-suited for how you may be using it. It also taught me that there are a LOT of very cool bag companies out there that I would have never discovered if I had simply gone to my local stores.