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The Ristretto
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    The Ristretto

    Tom Bihn bags are proudly made in the USA



    Dimensions: 14.5" x 11.75" x 4.75" / 370 x 300 x 120 mm
    Padded Compartment for 13" MBP/MBA Dimensions: 12.8" x 9" x .9" / 325 x 227 x 24 mm
    Weight: 1 lb 6 oz / 620 grams
    Volume: 550 cubic inches / 9 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)
    Total O-rings: 4 (3 in the main compartment; 1 in the front zippered pocket)


    Exterior of U.S. made, 1050 denier high tenacity ballistic nylon
    Lined with 200 denier Japanese Dyneema®/nylon ultralight ripstop fabric
    Padded Compartment: .25" / 6 mm thick foam padding laminated between black 4-ply Taslan and brushed tricot
    #8 YKK Aquaguard® water-repellent zipper
    PORON® foam padded handle


    Made in USA
    100% finished seams


    You can expect your TOM BIHN bag to give you years of hard service. Our bags are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the bag. That means if something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it at no charge.

    Same with your Skookum Dog gear: it'll give you years of hard service and is guaranteed to be free of defects in materials or workmanship. If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it at no charge. If your dog chews something up or otherwise damages it, we'll repair it for a reasonable fee if it is repairable.
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    The Ristretto

    Built-in laptop compartment fits laptops or tablets up to 13".

    The Ristretto is designed to help one realize the dream of a mobile office: working at a coffee shop, on the light-rail, at the airport, or on the plane, essentials at hand, and unencumbered by extraneous stuff. Its a vertical messenger bag with a padded interior compartment sized to fit everything from tablets such as the iPad and laptops up to 13 in size, such as the 13" MacBook Pro or Air. (Previously also available in sizes for the iPad and 11 MacBook Air, we now make the Ristretto in one size only, as most folks told us they preferred this larger size over the two smaller sizes because of the extra room it provides.)

    The padded compartment in the Ristretto, which measures 12.8" x 9" x 1" / 325 x 228 x 25 mm, is made of 1/4" (6 mm) open-cell foam laminated with durable 4-ply Taslan and has an interior of supersoft brushed tricot. The back of the Ristretto is padded with 1/4" closed-cell foam. Your tablet or laptop is protected from all sides.

    The main, open-top compartment and front, zippered pouch of the Ristretto are covered by an asymmetrical flap that closes with the distinctive offset Duraflex® Warrior buckle.

    Under the flap, you'll find a curved, #8 YKK Aquaguard® water-repellent zipper, which secures the front pouch of the Ristretto. Inside this front pouch are organizational pockets for a pen, phone, and passport or wallet. There's also plenty of room inside this pouch for your power supply, phone charger, and sunglasses and the like.

    The front, zippered pouch has one O-ring. The main compartment of the Ristretto features three O-rings. Attached to one O-ring is an 8" Key Strap. The Key Strap is useful for keeping track of your keys (many folks leave their keys attached to the Key Strap). It can also be used to clip a pocket watch or Swiss Army knife to the bag.

    Behind that front, zippered pouch is the main compartment, which has a middle section and the padded compartment for your tablet or laptop (up to 13 in size). You'll have room in the middle section for an additional tablet or a light jacket or small water bottle.

    The back of the Ristretto has a slanted, open-top pocket ideal for storing papers, a magazine, or a newspaper. The handle, situated on the top/back of the Ristretto, is padded with PORON® foam.

    Included with the Ristretto is a removable waist strap, which secures the bag to your body — a good thing if you ride your (motor or push) bike while wearing the Ristretto. The waist strap attaches to two of four available points on the back of the Ristretto: you can attach the strap so one end is high and the other low, or both high or both low, whatever is most comfortable. We also considered those times you don't plan to use the waist strap; it is easily removable and leaves no hardware behind.

    You can choose between two different shoulder straps for use with the Ristretto. The Standard Shoulder Strap is included in the price of the Ristretto. A 1-1/2" wide heavy-nylon-webbing strap, it features a comfortable, wide foam pad that won't slip off your shoulder and is designed to conform to your shoulder and back. For an extra $20.00, you can switch out the Standard Strap for the Absolute Shoulder Strap.

    Most people will be satisfied with just one kind of shoulder strap, but, should you choose to do so, you can purchase more than one kind of shoulder strap and switch between them.

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