New: Guide’s Edition Synapse 25, Pop Tote, and Synapse Internal Frames

Meet our three latest designs…

The Guide’s Edition Synapse 25

The Pop Tote

Synapse 19 or Synapse 25 Internal Frame

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Our Guide To Backpack Frames

Tom and Nik in the Seattle Factory

As with many things in life, deciding whether to use an internal frame—or if you even need one—is subjective: it’s based on how you plan to carry your backpack, what you plan to carry in it, and how carefully you’re willing to pack it. A lot of folks will find an internal frame useful, but not everyone will, and certainly not everyone needs one, especially those who carry smaller/lighter packs or less gear.

Our Hero’s Journey, Guide’s Pack, and Guide’s Edition Synapse 25 backpacks all come with internal frames included. Versions of the same internal frame are optional for our Synapse 19 and Synapse 25 backpacks. But just because we offer internal frames doesn’t mean they’re required; our goal with this guide is to give you the facts as we know them (experientially, theoretically, and historically) so you can make the decision as to what’s best for you and your carrying comfort.

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2017 Holiday Shipping Guide

Save the dates! Here’s our guide to ordering to ensure your bags arrive by or on December 24th.

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News Briefs

The Founder’s Briefcase is retiring. Once the existing Founder’s Briefcases sell out, they’ll be gone for good.

Last batch of Smart Alecs + new batch of Travel Cubelets ship 11/15 @ 8:00am PT

New designs debut November 20th. Available for order + shipping November 27th @ 8:00am PT.

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