Patterns. Voyages. Backcountry and front.

March 2011

Patti Digh: @tombihn, I love you. Regional Jet. Stuffed Tri-Star. (Photo)

Patti Digh — author of Life is a Verb — posted this photo via Twitter of her Tri-Star on a regional jet.

Patti Digh: @tombihn, I love you. Regional Jet. Stuffed Tri-Star. (Photo)

Patti Digh: @tombihn, I love you. Regional Jet. Stuffed Tri-Star. (Photo)


Veritrope: the Checkpoint Flyer in Luang Prabang, Laos

There’s still time (until 11:59pm, Eastern Time on Thursday) to participate in the Veritrope Help in Your Own Way Giveaway (you could win an Aeronaut.) Below are photos of Justin’s Checkpoint Flyer in Luang Prabang, Laos. Justin says: “It’s been such a great bag for me already — Walking along the Mekong River… through 30,000 miles (so far) of travel through airports, lounges, and scanners …. On the NYC Subway…. And never out-of-place anywhere.”

Justin of Veritrope: photo of his TOM BIHN Checkpoint Flyer

Justin of Veritrope: photo of his TOM BIHN Checkpoint Flyer


New Video by maverick: The Breve for Apple iPad and iPad 2

Many, many bags back in-stock… (Aeronaut, Tri-Star, more)

You really like our bags — so much so that we’re temporarily sold out of many of them. They’re available for backorder and we’re working overtime in our new factory space to get them back into stock as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience!

The following bags are back in-stock and ship within one business day:

Horizontal Cache in Air 11, iPad sizes
Vertical Cache in Size 6Z
3D Clear Organizer Cube in all colors
Western Flyer Rolling Luggage Handle Pocket version, all colors
Side Effect, all colors
The Aeronaut in colors Steel/Ultraviolet, Steel/Solar, Crimson/Steel (colors Black/Steel and Steel/Steel ship by the end of the month.)
Checkpoint Flyer, all sizes and colors
Vertical Brain Cell in sizes 2S and 6Z
Size 4Z Horizontal Brain Cell
Packing Cube Shoulder Bag in all colors, including Ultraviolet
Tri-Star in Black/Steel, Steel/Solar and all other colors
Cork Organizer Pouches in all sizes


San Francisco Chronicle review of the Ristretto for iPad/iPad 2

In stock: Shop Bag in Small and Large, All Colors

The Shop Bag is now shipping in all colors and sizes, including Ultraviolet.
Tom Bihn Shop Bag ultra-lightweight reusable grocery bag

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet


“No fuss required. Keep up the good work!”

Recent customer feedback:

“I’m writing to extend my thanks and appreciation for the efforts of
Eliam Puente.

I ordered an Empire Builder last month, hoping to take it on a business
trip this month. When the backorder was extended due to what I imagine
is justifiably high demand, I wrote back asking for help, and Eliam
worked with me to suggest other bags that might work for my purposes.
That in itself was an unexpected pleasure. Then, last Friday, he emailed
and called to say that there was an Empire Builder available. I was busy
arranging the trip I’m on now and couldn’t respond right away, but due
to his persistence I was able to get in touch with him before the
shipping deadline and my Empire Builder was waiting for me on Monday.

I’ve had a large cafe bag and other bits and pieces over the last few
years, so at this point I can hardly say that I’m surprised at the
quality of your products — but I was more than pleasantly surprised to
get such excellent, attentive, unstinting customer service, no fuss

Keep up the good work!”

- B.K.

“Hi wonderful folks at Tom Bihn! We’ve been so happy with our products!. On our recent trip to Istanbul,
we were sitting at the food court in Newark when we saw another traveler carrying a Steel Tri-Star, and
my husband whispers to me, “I think I like that color better.” His Tri-Star? The Indigo one. So guess what?
Hubby’s getting a Steel Tri-Star for Christmas! And the blue one? I’ll use it when I need to pack more than
what I can fit in my Western Flyer. That’s not often, but it can be, when we go on our cruises (darn those
formal nights!). Love always! Please say hi to Darcy for me. She is the best.”

- Lani from