“But the best part was on the outbound leg of this trip I’m currently on, to Brazil. My Delta flight from Portland to Atlanta got an hour weather delay, leaving me 15 minutes to get from the T concourse to the E concourse for my international leg. (Many of you reading know what this is like, I presume.) So, I grabbed the Brain Bag, and threw it on my back, and then slung the Aeronaut over my right shoulder and neck. I slung the bag forward in front of my waist, and grabbed both handles to reduce the weight on the neck. I ran like this to the tram, trammed to E, and then ran the rest of the way down to E1. Even carrying this, rather than rolling, it was still less effort, and I was especially happy not to need a double-wide space that the roller took. I might have looked a bit funny running with a big backpack sticking out my back, and a fullsize carryon in front of my stomach, but it worked, and that’s all that mattered to me.” — Read merlyn’s full review in the TOM BIHN Forums. Or see the Brain Bag and Aeronaut.
On the Ristretto:
“I immediately ordered one, hoping it would fill that inner longing and emptiness I had in my heart for a portable companion that I could dump on and wouldn’t weigh me down. I would spend every day looking at the product page… reading… then re-reading the product description. Was this bag too good to be true?” — Read the entire review or see the Ristretto.
The Empire Builder briefcase is now shipping within one business day in three colors: Black/Black/Cayenne, Black/Black/Sapphire, and Black/Black/Steel. Other colors soon to follow.
The Empire Builder in colors Black/Steel/Steel, Black/Steel/Wasabi, and Black/Crimson/Steel is now shipping by late April — several weeks ahead of schedule. Backorders, as always, will ship first. (And in most cases, backorders have shipped or are shipping out today/tomorrow.)
The Super Ego is now shipping (almost two months ahead of schedule) in all colors: Black/Black/Sapphire, Black/Black/Steel, Black/Black/Cayenne, Black/Steel/Wasabi, and Black/Crimson/Steel.
“Tom Bihn is into design. In his spare time he’s reading Cradle To Cradle by William McDonough and hiking in the wilderness…these are great signs. Tom’s most sustainable choice for laptops is an ultra sleek and sophisticated case with a molded cork exterior…behold The Archetype.” Read the entire post on eco-friendly bags over at In the Loop or see the Archetype.
The Smart(er) Alec is now in-stock and ready to ship in all colors: Black/Black, Black/Crimson, Black/Steel, and limited edition colors Black/Hunter, Black/Kiwi, and Black/Grape. Ships within one business day.
“I have had the Ristretto for about 1 week now and the bags continues to impress me. I am based in an office but spend at least part of everyday in nursing care facilities seeing patients. The Ristretto is surprisingly light, even fully loaded – Macbook, Kindle, USB cable, iPhone, a couple of pens, 4 thin file folders, one full patient records, reading glasses, various individual sheets of paper (sandwiched between file folders). Still has lots of room for other things.” — Read rabergnc’s entire post.
“Alright. Here’s my follow-up. I was going to create a new thread for it, but I figured I’d keep it here to prevent having to repeat what I was looking for in a bag. So I received my Empire Builder and Snake Charmer today and the first thing that came to mind was, “oh man, this bag isn’t as big as I was expecting… all of my stuff isn’t going to fit in here.” So I start examining it. Lots of pockets and absolutely amazing quality. The zippers Tom Bihn uses rock! I simply love them. So I start putting stuff in.” — Read Larry’s entire post in the TOM BIHN Forums.