“I’ve been a carry-on only traveler for quite some time but used to rely on those little carry-on suitcase on wheels. Last summer my husband and I went to Europe for a month – it was my first trip with the Aeronaut and I’ve mentioned it before in this forum. My husband had his rolling suitcase and I had my Aeronaut on my back – it didn’t take long for him to be sold on the convenience and ease with which I negotiated stairs, turnstiles and the like with my bag on my back.” posted by peregrina in the TOM BIHN Forums thread Aeronaut “one bag” fall trip success.
Yesterday, Apple introduced a new version of their 17″ MacBook Pro. It’s just a hare larger than the previous version of 17″ MacBook Pro, and lucky for you, the new 17″ MacBook Pro will still fit in the same sizes of Brain Cell, Soft Cell, and Checkpoint Flyer as the previous 17″ MacBook Pro.
This is good news for you: if you already have the Size 1 Brain Cell and Soft Cell and 17″ Checkpoint Flyer for your previous model 17″ MacBook Pro, you won’t need to buy a new bag should you upgrade to the new 17″ MacBook Pro. And the fit will still be the same perfect fit you’ve been experiencing.
Bags that fit the New 17″ MacBook Pro:
Size 1 Horizontal Brain Cell
Size 1 Vertical Brain Cell
Size 1 Soft Cell, Horizontal and Vertical
17″ Checkpoint Flyer
Checkpoint Flyer Laptop Case
“I was in South Africa on a business trip a couple years ago with my Brain Bag. I was in a meeting, and after it had ended, one of the participants walked up to me and demanded, “Where did you get that bag!”
At first I thought he might be accusing me of stealing, so I stammered,
“I b-b-bought it.” Again he demanded, “Where!” “On the internet,” I whimpered, “from a company called Tom Bihn.” At this point, he got a huge smile, and grabbed his bag off the floor. “I bought this one when I was backpacking through the U.S. 15 years ago from him when he was just a guy making bags in a little store in California. I’d gone through so many packs and needed a new one, and he was there. I’ve carried this every day since and look at it! It’s still in perfect condition! I had no idea he’s still making bags!”
Thanks for being such a great company!”
“From Seattle, Mr. Bihn manufactures a number of really nice products, all super well designed using sturdy construction. As the story goes, he entered a contest of sorts, sponsored by Knitty.com, to design a bag suitable for knitters. He hit the ball out of the park!” – Read the whole post over at Knithound Brooklyn. Or, see the Swift for yourself.
Note: The Western Flyer in Black is currently on backorder and ships in February. Colors Steel and Crimson ship now. The Western Flyer is now only available with backpack straps and not the sling strap featured in this review.
“Tom Bihn has come up with a winner. This bag will likely last longer than any cheaper bag that you might pick up at your local Walmart. It’s also made here in the USA, which is a rarity when it comes to travel or laptop bags. The best part is this can be your daily driver laptop bag if you want it to be, just by adding a Brain Cell. Tom Bihn continues to impress me by coming up with some very inventive designs; the Packing Cube way of packing is better, and I can attest to this as that’s exactly how I traveled for the first time this Christmas. If you need a very well built travel bag that will last for years, then Tom Bihn is the answer.” – Reviewed by Joel McLaughlin for Gear Diary.
Read the full review.