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Carry-on

Thinktank Rotation 180 34L Backpack

(1/1)

For me, the 34L is plenty bag for my photo trips - and it fits in most overhead bins (check those regional flights ... smaller planes are always a challenge)

Positive
16 days ago

Tom Bihn Synik 30

(1/2)

My vote would be for the Tom Bihn Synik 30. It has a dedicated laptop sleeve that will easily accommodate a large laptop, a built in internal frame, a clam-shell design so that you can easily load/unload the main section, 5 brilliantly designed external pockets for accessories, chargers, valuables etc, and very comfortable‘edge less’ shoulder straps. There is also a whole ecosystem of accessories and pouches for smaller items. At $300 it’s not cheap, but I think it’s hard to beat

Positive
oncojeans01
4 months ago

Comfort

Thinktank Rotation 180 34L Backpack

(1/1)

You can also use the pouch on the left side of the bag. There is a strap on the side to secure the top of the tripod, lashing it to the side of the bag. Heavier tripods may skew weight distribution, though. Wide shoulder straps distribute the back weight and a padded, breathable back make the Rotation 34L Backpack comfortable

Positive
16 days ago

Tom Bihn Synik 30

(1/1)

I do a lot of traveling where I fly (U.S. and abroad) and then a lot of walking so exceptional comfort when packed full is a must. The Synik 30 checks all the boxes for me except the attachment points and being waterproof

Positive
houser432
8 months ago

Size

Tom Bihn Synik 30

(1/2)

Basically, I am looking for a bag that can double for one bag travelling, hiking and backpacking but not look over engineered or tactical/military (I want to blend in) and can stay relatively small and compact in size (\~30L). Any bag suggestions similar to the Synik 30 with attachment points?

Positive
houser432
8 months ago

Zipper

Compartment

Tom Bihn Synik 30

(1/1)

My typical work travel is the Synik 30 for all my tech and daily stuff, and a Red Oxx Extra Small Aviator for my clothes and toiletries. I can squeeze both of these onto an Embraer 145 small regional plane with the Aviator duffel in the overhead and the Synik under the seat in front of me. No need for gate checking a roller bag and I smile as I pass others while easily flying up and down stairs or broken escalators

Positive
brp
1 year ago