Orders over $20: Complimentary Fourth of July Small Organizer Pouch
We came up with a limited edition Organizer Pouch to celebrate the Fourth of July: the Fourth of July Small Organizer Pouch. It’s made out of our new Navy U.S. 1050d ballistic nylon and features contrasting red trim and white stitching on the zipper. And we added a “Made in USA” label just to remind everyone where all TOM BIHN bags are made. Place an over $20 order now through Tuesday, July 5th at 12:30pm Pacific Time, put “Fourth of July” in the comments box during checkout, and we’ll include a complimentary Fourth of July Small Organizer Pouch in your order. This applies to pre-orders or backorders too: we’ll include the Fourth of July Pouch in your order whenever your order ships.
Ballistic nylon was originally developed to be used 20 or more layers thick to make bullet-proof jackets. One layer thick, it makes great travel bags; however, it is not bullet-proof or even fireworks-proof. The good news is that it is pretty quiet and won’t scare kids or cats or dogs.
(Remember that the colors red, white and blue are also the national colors of Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, the Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Liberia, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, the Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Thailand, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. So even if you don’t live in the U.S., you might still like this pouch.)
In stock: Buzz, Checkpoint Flyer, Field Journal + more
New (kind-of): Padded Pouch for Magic Mouse
The Padded Pouch for Magic Mouse will help protect your Apple Magic Mouse against bumps and drops. An interior of super-soft brushed tricot cradles your Magic Mouse and protects it against scratches; the #5 YKK coil zipper has a plastic slider instead of a metal one so your mouse doesn’t scratch on its way in or its way out.
The Padded Pouch for Magic Mouse is simply our Padded Organizer Pouch in size Mini, renamed to let Magic Mouse users discover it for this use — the Mini Padded Organizer Pouch turns out to be a perfect fit for Magic Mouse.
$9. Ships within one business day.
Photos by jannilee: the Synapse in Iceland
“What a great daybag when you need to layer on and off. Weather is so changeable in Iceland! The first pic, taken at the geothermal area ( boiling mud and steam vents) near Myvatn has a foggy area due to the rain and howling wind.”
iPhone J.D. Review: the Ristretto for iPad/iPad 2
“If you are looking for a bag for your iPad to use to and from work every day and every time you travel, I encourage you to seriously consider spending the extra money for the Ristretto. It is fantastic.”
Read the full review at iPhone J.D.
New: Ballistic Nylon Organizer Pouches
We make Organizer Pouches in Clear, Cordura, Padded, Cork, and Dyneema, so when gmanedit and others from the TOM BIHN Forums suggested that we make 1050d ballistic nylon Organizer Pouches, it made total sense. Ballistic Nylon Organizer Pouches are now available for pre-order and ship by mid-July. Choose from Mini (Cardinal), Small (Navy), Medium (Forest), and Pen/Pencil (Steel). In addition to adding extra organization to any bag, Ballistic Organizer Pouches are a great way to see small samples of our new Navy, Forest, and Cardinal 1050d ballistic nylon fabrics.
Introducing the Cache for Apple Wireless Keyboard
You asked, we listened, and it’s here: Tom has designed a size of Cache specifically to fit the Apple Wireless Keyboard. The Cache for Apple Wireless Keyboard is tapered to follow the wedge shape of the keyboard and provides a snug, secure fit for the keyboard. Its 1/4″ (6mm) thick foam padding, with an exterior of Black 4-ply Taslan, is lined with super-soft brushed tricot to cradle your keyboard. No noisy Velcro® or zipper; the Cache closes by simply tucking a generous flap into the top opening.
$30. Available for pre-order now; ships by mid-July.
Fits nicely inside of our Ristretto for iPad.
Tom Explains Materials: Straight Slit and Bias Cut
Olive, Wasabi, Cayenne, Sapphire, Storm, and Plum straight slit 500 and 1000d Cordura.
The fabrics we use to trim or edge our bags are often the same as our other fabrics but slit up into specific widths. Some materials are either “straight slit” (cut with the weave of the fabric, parallel to the warp) while others are “bias cut” (cut at 45 degrees to the weave). The bias cut trim goes around corners better (like on the flap of the ID); the straight slit is used where crazy curves aren’t an issue like on the handles of the Swift or the Color Key Straps. The specific width the fabric is slit to will depend the end use, and will match the size of the specialized folder on the whichever sewing machine is being used for that specific assembly.
Straight slit 500 denier Cordura in Cayenne, ready to be sewn up in to Color Key Straps.