Picture from Tom Bihn website.
1000d Cordura® nylon — or — ultralight 400d Dyneema®/420d nylon ripstop exterior
200 denier Dyneema®/nylon ripstop fabric lining
Dri-Lex® Aero-Spacer® mesh upper back
400 denier nylon lower back
Closed-cell foam back
EVAZOTE® foam shoulder straps
Tough Duraflex® and Nexus buckles
YKK Aquaguard® water-repellent zippers
Dimensions: 16" x 11.4" x 7.9" / 410 x 290 x 200 mm
Weight: 1 lb 13 oz / 820 grams (Cordura®); 1 lb 8 oz / 700 grams (400d Dyneema®/420d nylon ripstop)
Volume: 1160 cubic inches / 19 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)
Removable 1" / 25 mm waist strap included
.375" / 10 mm padded and contoured backpack straps with .75" / 20 mm removable sternum strap
Today I am reviewing the Tom Bihn Synapse Backpack. I've had this bag now about four or so weeks. I picked it up because I wanted something that offered more space than my 5.11 Covrt ZAP6, still "low-key" looking and something smaller than my Maxpedition Condor 2. This Synapse backpack sounded like a great bag to check out. Immediately after opening the box it was shipped in I said to myself "this is a pretty sweet bag". It has very sleek lines, lots of storage areas, and it "fits in" with regular backpackers when your out doing day-to-day stuff.
The exterior of the Synapse backpack is constructed using a lightweight but tough 1000 denier Cordura® nylon fabric and YKK Aquaguard® water-repellent zippers. I haven't submerged this bag in water but I did spray it with the hose and everything inside the bag was nice and dry.
Read more on this Tom Bihn Synapse backpack on my WEBSITE.
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