FIELD TRIPS by TOM BIHN

Patterns. Voyages. Backcountry and front.

May 2011

Amazing Synapse photo taken at Tokyo Disneyland by Chris

Amazing Synapse photo taken at Tokyo Disneyland by Chris

Thanks to Chris for sharing this amazing photo of himself, his family, and the Synapse at Tokyo Disneyland. Chris writes:
“The Synapse was the perfect companion at Tokyo Disneyland. I was able to haul both kid’s goodies (diapers, hats, gloves, snacks, and drinks). Thank you for the amazing product!”

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Update from adamki on the Super Ego under the seat of an AA MD-80

“Just wanted to provide an update. I’ve returned from my first trip using the Super Ego/Tri-Star combo and I had no trouble carrying both on board with both AA and British Airways.

Here’s a photo of the Super Ego under the seat in first class of an AA MD-80:”

Update from adamki on the Super Ego under the seat of an AA MD-80

Read the full thread — +1 Personal Item Suggestion — in the TOM BIHN Forums.

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themacfanatic: The Tom Bihn Ristretto! – Initial Feelings

themacfanatic: The Tom Bihn Ristretto! – Initial Feelings

Excerpt:
“The materials it is made with are top notch and the bag just looks incredible.  My fiance actually started laughing at me when she saw me open the box and watched as my eyes bulged out of my head!  I was just so impressed (and excited about the extra accessories!) by the initial look of the bag.”

Read the full review at themacfanatic. Discuss the review with Anthony, TheMacMan in the TOM BIHN Forums.

Jeff Mac posted this response to themacfanatic’s review:

“Nice quick review, I am looking forward to the video run through! You should be warned that Tom Bihn bags are like Lays Potato chips and you will NEVER be able to stop at one!

They also last forever, so while the up front cost is high… the actual cost of owning one is not.

I have not pounced on a Ristretto yet as I am fiddling with which lap top case they make will be perfect for me.”

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Photo: the Synapse in Iberian/Steel Dyneema

Photo: the Synapse in Iberian/Steel
Above: the Synapse in Iberian/Steel. Available for pre-order, ships by early June.

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Photos of the ID by innerweather

Photo by dorayme: Tom Bihn family picture May 2011

(Surprisingly) Pleasant TSA Experience

teresapoet posted in the TOM BIHN Forums:

“I had a surprisingly pleasant TSA experience yesterday, even though it involved two items that needed to be inspected.

The first was my 16oz LifeFactory water bottle, which was zipped in the water bottle compartment of my Tri-Star. The agent said he saw what looked like a glass bottle but had to check to make sure it was empty. I was able to direct him to the appropriate pocket, he examined the bottle, and then tucked it back in.

Next he asked to look at the keys in my Small Cafe Bag (which I ran through the machine separately even though I was able to fit it into the Tri-Star for true one-bagging). My house and car keys were clipped into the Tri-Star, so I knew he was referring to the USB flash drive and tiny flashlight I have clipped to the end of a key strap. I was able to direct him to the correct Color Key Strap (other key straps lead to my organizer wallet, an organizer pouch, and my point-and-shoot camera in its case). He found them quickly, examined them, and ran the bag through the machine again with the keystrap outside of the bag.

The agent was extremely courteous and apologetic, making the experience better than most of the times when I’m not stopped! He also complimented my organization and commented on how it easy it was for him to find the things he needed to examine. Tom Bihn products make it easy!”

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Video review of the Ego by Tactical Gearhead