“The great thing is that you can get an amazing amount of stuff in an Aeronaut and still not feel like you’re carrying an unmanageable bag (the backpack option really helps in this respect). My wife was able to get 65 items in her Aeronaut (a new record, perhaps?), including 21 blouses/t-shirts, 4 long skirts, 3 summer dresses, 4 pairs of shorts, 2 prs of shoes, 2 prs of sandals, 2 bathing suits, and lots more. Here’s a shot of her and our Aeronauts at the bus depot in San Ignacio.” – Read gmich’s full review of the Aeronaut in the TOM BIHN Forums or see the Aeronaut, which is now in-stock and shipping in all three colors: Black, Crimson, and Steel.
Click the picture above to be taken to the photo on Flickr where you can mouse-over the notes. Or, see the Ego.
“At $220, the Tom Bihn Checkpoint Flyer Briefcase is one of the most expensive bags in our list but also our favorite, thanks to its good looks, expert pocketry, and three hinged compartments that fold up into a compact case. It should fit even in the smaller overhead bins in commuter planes, yet still hold all your gear handily”
“Prices ranged from $49.95 to $225 with its favorite being the $220 Tom Bihn Checkpoint Flyer Briefcase, winning for the bag’s “good looks, expert pocketry, and three hinged compartments that fold up into a compact case.”
“The process is extremely quick & easy. The bag sails through with no hassles. It holds pretty much everything I want to carry with me. The positives are many, the closest thing to a negative I can find is that if you are going to carry as much stuff as I do you want to be sure to use an Absolute Strap.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” – Posted by
jehingr in the TOM BIHN Forums.
“So far, it has been a total non-event. It simply sailed through the [x-ray] machine every time. The biggest drama came when I initially left Muskegon. The screener held up the bag and said “Where did you get this? I have to have one.”
“My other favorite feature of this bag is its incredibly comfortable strap. It is soft and stretchy and grips my shoulder securely. This is in sharp contrast to my previous bag which I had to pay extra for a padded and supposedly grippy addition to my shoulder strap which always bunched up, never stayed on my shoulder, and looked really tacky.
On the other hand, the clean lines of this bag might be my favorite part. The outside is smooth and elegant, the strap somehow resists twisting and tangling, and there are no pockets visible when the bag is closed.” – Read the entire review over at Plain Jane Mom or see the Imago for yourself.
“The verdict? I think this is a fantastic little bag, and I love it! It’s so simple, yet serves multiple functions! It barely weighs anything, and it’s so sturdy. Best of all, it’s completely unisex. It doesn’t look or feel like a lady’s purse, so guys can feel just as comfortable using this as their day bag.” – Read the entire review or see the Convertible Packing Cube for yourself.
“The Freudian Slip is a convenient way to instantly give an older, or perhaps less organized bag new life. It is also a great way to make sure that your essentials travel intact from one bag to the next, if you are the type who switches frequently.” – Read the entire review over at Gear Diary or see the Horizontal Freudian Slip for yourself.
In the article Photography for a Cause, About.com Photography Guide Author Liz Masoner writes:
“Using your talents to support a cause you feel strongly about is a long-standing tradition in many parts of the world. Photography is a talent that is often in high demand by charity organizations.”
The TOM BIHN company Canon 20D camera is put to good use photographing dogs available for adoption at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Below is a picture of Tom with Patches, who was later adopted into a fantastic new home. (You can see all dogs and cats available for adoption from the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society here.)
(Wondering where Tom got that cool t-shirt? See here.)
maverick posts in the Tom Bihn Forums….
“The Ruck’s Sac served as my diaper bag and it served the purpose wonderfully.
We still use the Ruck’s Sac, but without the changing pad, diapers and wipes taking up room inside. We carry books, snacks, milk, water, sometimes a ball, and stuff like that. Over the summer, going to the swimming pool, we would carry a towel, swim shorts and lotion in it.
The Ruck’s Sac has proven versatile! I am stilling planning for the Ruck’s Sac to be my son’s first backpack when he starts school…”
And jonjake replied:
“Our daughter takes a Ruck’s Sac to school every day and loves it so much more than the LL Bean backpack we’d originally gotten her. I bought her the Ruck’s Sac after being blown away by my own Bihn bags, and she could honestly use this bag all the way through high school. Just the best old-school back pack I’ve seen.”