“I’ve fallen in love with the cafe bag. My first Tom Bihn purchase was the Archetype laptop case…which looks way cool with it’s cork fabric. All of my friends admire it and strangers in coffee shops always ask to touch it! I wanted a another everyday bag for my general items so I ordered the large cafe bag. I now have a 5th limb! The bag molds to your body. I’ve never had a bag that hangs so comfortably that I could also access “my stuff” so easily. I don’t carry a designer handbag anymore I use this everyday! Here are some photos of me at the Wright Brothers Museum in North Carolina. Thank you for your brilliant designs and quality craftsmanship.” - Read Lonnie’s full review and see larger versions of the pictures above.
“It turns out that the ID was the perfect companion for a romp through the amusement parks witha family of four. We would head out each day provisioned with snacks, water bottles, rain panchos, a camera, hats, and assorted necessities. The ID still had plenty of room for various souveniers and trinkets one picks up along the way.
I should note a few features that came in VERY handy. First of all, the water resistant nature of the bag kept everything safe and dry, given Florida’s tendancy for suprise rain showers this time of year and some wet rides. The ID was also the perfect size to sling under your seat on the more adventurous rides (like roller coasters) without being a bother, and easy to maneuver with in and out of crowds. Finally, the combination of pockets, pouches and snap-rings were immensely useful for organizing our gear… even my wife commented on how easy it was to manage our stuff as we rumbled from ride to ride and in and out of the venues.” – Read MagicTiki’s entire post (and see larger versions of the above pictures) in the TOM BIHN Forums.
“Well the Zephyr showed up yesterday and all I can say is…WOW!!! This by far is the best built bag I’ve ever owned. I am impressed with the incredible quality of materials and workmenship. Now that I am proud owner of a Tom Bihn laptop bag, I can fully understand what all the fuss was about. Every stitch, every seam, every zipper is top of the line…and darn if it doesn’t look good! I went with the black, crimson and steel…I love the look of it. Not to mention is stands out from every other briefcase I’ve seen…yet keeps that professional look.
I bought the Absolute Shoulder Strap earlier for this briefcase and its pure poetry when you put the two together. Tom Bihn and company…I’m hooked! Thanks for such a high quality product and GREAT customer service!” - Posted by Lone Piper in the TOM BIHN Forums.
The Swift knitting bag is now shipping in the following new color combinations: Cocoa/Pink, Storm/Cocoa, Olive/Plum, Navy/Storm, Black/Black (ballistic), Steel/Steel (ballistic). Pictures coming soon!
Still Made in USA is the best directory for Made in USA products that I’ve come across. The design of the site is clean and easy to navigate, and it is refreshingly free of ads of any kind. You’ll find categories for everything from Women’s Apparel to Yard & Garden supplies, and, in each category, helpful descriptions of the companies and the products that they offer. Through StillMadeInUSA.com, I’ve found (and purchased) unique, well-designed and high quality products from companies such as Bamboosa, Blue Canoe, and Lodge Cast Iron, among others. And, of course, you’ll find us listed on the site as well.
Below is a list of bags in color combinations of which we only have a few left. We thought we’d let you know because it’s unlikely that these bags will ever be made again in these color combinations – for example, the Smart Alec will never again be available in Black/Grape because we no longer have the Grape 1050 denier ballistic nylon fabric.
Ruck’s Sac in Black/Steel and Plum/Wasabi
Smart Alec in Black/Grape
Buzz in Black/Navy/Cocoa
Small Cafe Bag in Storm/Cayenne and Sapphire/Olive
Medium Cafe Bag in Plum/Steel, Sapphire/Steel, Sapphire/Olive, and Kelly/Steel.
Large Cafe Bag in Olive/Steel, Sapphire/Steel
Utility Tote in Steel/Black, Plum/Steel
Imago in Navy/Crimson/Crimson, Sapphire/Steel/Sage
Kit in Kiwi
17″ Archetype in Cork
15″ Archetype in Cork
Above: Villa (Quality Assurance AKA she’s the eagle eye who makes sure that your bag is 100% perfect) who is 5’2″ and Tom who is 6’0″ model the Western Flyer with backpack straps in our Seattle factory. The Western Flyer with backpack straps is comfortable for people of all heights, shapes, and sizes.
The Western Flyer with convertible backpack straps is now shipping in all colors: Black, Steel, and Crimson. Previously, the Western Flyer was only available with a convertible sling strap. The Western Flyer backpack straps are the same padded, die-cut, thermoformed, and contoured straps (with a removable/adjustable sternum strap) that our Aeronaut maximum carry-on bag is known for.
Want more information on the Western Flyer? See this review of the bag at One Bag, One World.
I’ve been lurking for a few weeks now. After reading tons of reviews, I decided to order the Aeronaut for my first attempt at carryon only travel. I’m in the military and recently moved to a job which has a lot more travel (short trips, 2-4 days) and do not want to have to wait for checked bags. I’m excited to receive my Aeronaut this week but now am wondering if it is time to upgrade my laptop bag.” – Posted by Lone Piper in the TOM BIHN Forums. Click here to read the entire forum thread with 18+ posts in response to Lone Piper’s questions on the ID vs. Empire Builder.
As I type this, Tom is designing a new size of Vertical and Horizontal Brain Cell for the NEW Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro: Size 4Z. The Size 4Z Brain Cell will have interior dimensions of 14.35″ x 9.82″ x 0.95″ – a perfectly customized fit for the new laptop.
The Size 4Z Horizontal Brain Cell will clip securely inside of our Empire Builder and Western Flyer briefcases and Super Ego messenger bag. The Vertical 4Z will clip securely inside of our Brain Bag and Smart Alec backpacks.
The Size 4Z Horizontal and Vertical Brain Cells are available for pre-order in colors Black, Steel, and Cayenne. Our Seattle factory begins work on the 4Z Brain Cells early next week: they are expected to ship by late November.
Above: Close-up pictures of the multiple layers of protection that the Brain Cell provides as well as an exterior view of the Brain Cell.
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