Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Size

Zipper

Tom Bihn synapse 19

(1/2)

The zippers are #8 YKK aquaguard zippers and are water-repellent. I haven’t had any issues with this bag in the rain yet, but I did not experience any tropical storm-level rainfall while I was using it. So, I did a simple water test and poured water onto the zippers and outer layer (as mentioned above, the Synapse 19 has a urethane coating for water resistance). After about 5 minutes of a small puddle of water sitting over a zipper and some of the front fabric, the inside was still completely dry

Positive
23 days ago

Laptop

Tom Bihn synapse 19

(1/3)

The 25L may not have this same issue. Additionally, the Cache is supposed to be TSA compliant so you can just pull the sleeve out at security check. Many bags make the same claim but I haven’t had any TSA agent okay with leaving the laptop in. They always ask you to take the laptop out and place it in a separate bin

Neutral
23 days ago

Commute

Tom Bihn synapse 19

(1/1)

Tom Bihn brain bag all the way! I have a Synapse 19 I got second hand two years ago it’s my daily drive. it’s seen things and you wouldn’t know it!

Neutral
kirbysgirl
23 days ago

Compartment

Tom Bihn synapse 19

(1/1)

Pockets and organizing compartments are essential. The pockets must be easily accessible, but also secure (to reduce risk of loss or stolen items), and include organizer compartments within for separating large items (i.e. iPad and folders) and storing small items (i

Positive
23 days ago

Strap