Excerpt for our customers who read Finnish:
“Materiaalit ovat jämäkät ja yksityiskohtiin on kerrankin kiinnitetty huomiota.Takaosan lehtitaskun aukaisemalla Flyerin saa kätevästi matkalaukun vetokahvaan. Sisäosan harmaa-valkoruutuinen väritys auttaa tavaroiden löytämistä ja vetoketjujen roiskevesitiiviys on pelkkää plussaa. Jopa lentolipuille on varattu oma kätevä ulkotasku.”
Tuesday, December 16th (order by 12:00pm Pacific Time!) is last day for those on the East Coast to select UPS Ground shipping for December 24th delivery. UPS Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air and 3 Day Select are still options. Don’t live on the East Coast? You have even more time to place an order and select UPS Ground as your shipping method – see our Gifts page for the full schedule (left hand grey sidebar.)
“I have had my Tom Bihn backpack since about 1990, and it has been through 4 years of high school, 5 years of college, 6 years of commuting to work, and now almost 4 years as a baby gear bag. Thanks for making such a quality product!” – C.K.
“I received my Empire Builder last week and took it on a business
trip to Austin over the weekend. I’m duly impressed – the bag is
everything I was looking for in a bag and more. The design and
construction are first rate, and I love the fact that you guys,
kind of like Apple, just get everything “right”. Who needs a ___
[brand name withheld for their protection]? You have a new member
of the Tom Bihn cult. Thanks again, KWE.”
“Just a quick note to say I just love my new bag!!!! I have had it
now for about one month and it is outstanding. Very well made and
just perfect for my application.” – J.S.
“My new best pal is my Smart Alec. I came by to pick it up a few
weeks ago and we’re inseparable. This is so much more handy than
my off-the-shelf pack I picked up to replace my previous pack (I
used for years). The Fruedian Slip is especially slick.” – M.L.
“My Checkpoint Flyer arrived yesterday. You have truly outdone
yourself with this product. Fit and finish are perfect. This is my
new favorite bag. Thanks for continually upgrading your line and
making such magnificent bags available.” – B.H.
“Greetings from Hong Kong, where I’m loving my new Tom Bihn bag collection, especially the ID. Looks good in the attached photo, doesn’t it? It was taken on the ferry between Discovery Bay and Hong Kong Island.
The ID has been my constant companion since I arrived here about two weeks ago. Can’t say enough nice things about it. When I’m in tourist mode, it holds my jacket, bottle of water, camera, and guidebook. When I’m conducting business, the Freudian Slip insert holds business cards, folders, and papers without crushing them. I’ve even used it as an overnight bag when visiting friends on other islands.
No matter what I’m doing, the ID’s messenger bag profile and Q-A-M strap allows me to slide through crowds with ease. Sudden downpours and ferry splashes just shake or wipe off easily. The zip pocket on the front flap is the perfect place to hold my Octopus (mass transit) card, until I get an organizer pouch to attach to the lanyard.
I love the thoughtful little touches, like the ultrasuede-lined pockets for my phone and sunglasses. The bright cayenne interior makes it easy to find things in the bottom of the bag.” – M.L.
Order by 12:00pm on Tuesday and your order guaranteed to be delivered by or on December 24th. Questions? Call us (1-800-729-9607) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The NEW 15″ MacBook Pro insert for the Checkpoint Flyer is now in-stock and ships immediately.
If you plan to order a Checkpoint Flyer and want to receive it before December 24th, we would recommend ordering as soon as possible. We are already temporarily sold out of the Black/Steel color combination. Black/Crimson and Black/Black are selling quickly.
Our Seattle factory showroom/retail store will be closing at 3:00pm tomorrow (we normally close at 5:00pm.) We’re sorry for the late notice – there is a weather alert indicating possible snow/high winds/etc. right in the heart of our commute and we don’t want to get stuck! Thanks for your understanding, and we’re sorry if this causes you any inconvenience. Please email or call us with any questions. If you were planning to visit our store between 3-5pm tomorrow, please let us know – we may be able to make other arrangements for you.
Join Dick DeBartolo and co-host Leo Laporte for The Daily Giz Wiz podcast, featuring a review/discussion of our Checkpoint Flyer “checkpoint friendly” laptop bag and accessories. Click here to listen to Daily Giz Wiz 717: Tom Bihn’s Checkpoint Flyer.
A description of the Daily Giz Wiz podcast: Mad’s maddest writer and The Giz Wiz, Dick DeBartolo, digs into his massive gadget collection for the gadget of the day. Released every weekday. This program is co-hosted by Leo Laporte.
Daily Giz Wiz 717: Tom Bihn’s Checkpoint Flyer
Dick DeBartolo / The Daily Giz Wiz
The Checkpoint Flyer
Various TOM BIHN cable/cord organizers, pouches, and accessories.
The Absolute Shoulder Strap
“We packed the Ristretto Messenger with our black MacBook, power cable, a letter-size spiral notebook, a paperback, a smartphone, two pens, and our wallet and keys–about what we’d expect to carry for an afternoon of work at the local coffee shop. The bag was full, but not bursting; in fact, the Cordura fabric held its shape well. Even fully loaded the bag was comfortable to carry on its 1.5-inch-wide adjustable nylon strap, which includes a wide nonslip pad to help hold the strap in place. (The company does offer two alternative strap choices, which cost between $15 and $20 to add.) In addition, a waist strap helps keep the Ristretto from sliding around, though it looks a little uncool; the strap is removable if you find you don’t use it.”