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March 2011

Forums Down for Upgrade on 04/02

We’re upgrading the TOM BIHN Forums and adding some new features on Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00am – 12:00pm PST. During that time, you will not be able to access the forums. We hope you’ll check back later that day to see the new forums and we’ll post on Monday a list of all the changes. Thanks for your understanding.

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Video by SoldierKnowsBest: Ultimate Laptop Bag — Checkpoint Flyer

Photos by DQBunny: the Synapse in Conifer

TOM BIHN Photos by DQBunny: the Synapse in Conifer

“I used the bag throughout the night and was completely sold on it by the end. It was easy to get into the front side pouches when needed and took up far less bulk than my coat (can it please be spring?). I removed the waist straps for now, but will use them during airport hikes.”

Read and see more in DQBunny’s thread in the TOM BIHN Forums. See also: the Synapse.

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“Your bag is the “Toughskins” of messenger bags.”

Recent customer feedback:

“I just wanted to thank Tom Bihn for an excellent bag and excellent service. I saw the Synapse in a magazine and checked out your website – your bags are rather expensive but I figured I’d give one a try (Synapse). It arrived ahead of time (the grey was backordered but came much more quickly than anticipated) and is very high-quality in both materials and craftsmanship. Thank you for creating such an excellent, well-designed product, and for the great service. Looking forward to years of use!”
- R.

“I got one of your messenger bags a couple years ago, to carry my Mac back and forth to work. Since then, I was issued a PC laptop at work, and I use the bag they gave me. It’s coming apart. My wife says that I’m tough on things, and it’s true. I think that there needs to be a hardened line of products like “Toughskins”, or “Fisher-Price”, or “Tonka” for adults like me. Your bag is the “Toughskins” of messenger bags, because I’ve only broken it in, not broken it.
Thanks for the quality product!”
- P.

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Pilar: My order is here! (Photos)

Update on Ultraviolet Accessories

Dyneema/nylon Organizer Pouches in Ultraviolet are now in-stock. Also available are colors Steel, Solar, and Iberian.

TOM BIHN Ultraviolet Dyneema/nylon Organizer Pouches

And our Seattle factory crew is working on Yarn Stuff Sacks in all colors, including Ultraviolet. Some backorders have already shipped, and more will ship next week.

TOM BIHN Ultraviolet Yarn Stuff Sacks

TOM BIHN Ultraviolet Yarn Stuff Sacks

TOM BIHN Ultraviolet Yarn Stuff Sacks

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Flinx: SuperEgo, woo!

Flinx posted:

“I’ve had this bag [Super Ego] for awhile, but have only just recently been able to use it for it’s intended purpose – my employer finally got me a laptop!

An HP Elitebook 8740w now graces my desktop, as a replacement for a CAD workstation, which means this sucker is big, and HEAVY (almost 12 pounds! ). I was eager to put the Absolute Shoulder Strap to the test with this monster, which I did for the first time on Monday… And it performed beautifully!
No pinching, no pulling, no “rope burn” at the side of my neck; I was very impressed at how well the wide and long neoprene part of the strap acted as a cushion and shock absorber at the same time, making my daily stroll to and from the bus stops a breeze. I’m curious how it will feel this summer as I go jacket-less, ie. less padding between me and the strap.”

Read the full post in the TOM BIHN Forums.

The TOM BIHN Super Ego Messenger Bag in Las Vegas. Picture by Imago Metrics.

Above: A picture from the Imago Metrics evaluation of the Super Ego.

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