FIELD TRIPS by TOM BIHN

Patterns. Voyages. Backcountry and front.

June 2011

Design Features Explained: Aeronaut Grab Handles

Every week, we’ll post an entry by Tom explaining a design feature.

The grab handles at either end of the Aeronaut were designed to be in the right place at the right time. Specifically, they provide an inviting and obvious place to grab and give the Aeronaut a yank to extract it from an overhead compartment of a plane or other tight spot. They’re reinforced, so if you need to pull hard, go ahead, and because they’re padded, the whole process will be as comfortable for your hands as possible.
- Tom

TOM BIHN Design Features Explained: Aeronaut Grab Handles

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Photo: International Yarn Bombing Day with the Swift

Flossie shared this photo with us on Facebook:
“My Swift is on me almost everyday, but I never have a picture of me wearing it. Here I am on International Yarn Bombing Day, wearing my Swift, bombing my NYC block.”

@canine Stopped by the @tombihn factory to accessorize the Mini

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@canine Stopped by the @tombihn factory to accessorize the Mini

@canine Stopped by the @tombihn factory to accessorize the Mini

Posted by @canine. Thanks for visiting the store today, Greg! See also: the Synapse backpack.

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17 New Photos of the ID Messenger Bag

See 17 new photos of the ID messenger bag. Larger versions of the new photos can be viewed on Facebook.

17 New Photos of the ID Messenger Bag

17 New Photos of the ID Messenger Bag

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Photo by SusanM: Tri-Star under the seat of 737

The Setup: What does Mark Jardine use to get stuff done?


Posted in the thread started by MyJourneys: “Review: Tri-Star, Medium Cafe Bag, Organizer Wallet, etc. :)”

“[The Tri-Star] fit under plane seats with room to spare. On several recent trips, the flight attendants were banning all wheeled bags (regardless of size) from being carried on due to space issues, I was able to walk right on with no issues. Instead of fighting to beat the crowds to insure overhead space, now I sit and relax while everyone else waits in slow-moving lines to board, then I walk right to my seat, pull my Cafe Bag out of the center pocket, tuck my Tri-Star underneath the seat in front of me, and have a seat. No more fighting to get in the front of the line for overhead space. I’m so care-free and relaxed that I’ve caught other travelers throwing some envious looks my way.”

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New Seattle Factory Showroom Schedule

Our Seattle Factory Showroom is still open limited days/hours, but a little more often than before.

During the next couple of months, we will be open:
Wednesdays from 11am – 2pm
Two upcoming Saturdays: July 9th and August 13th, 12pm – 5pm.

If you’re coming in from out of town or just can’t make it to our showroom during our open hours, we’d be happy to open just for you by appointment. Email (customerservice@tombihn.com) or call us (206-652-4123) to make your appointment. And stay tuned for expanded opening hours in the coming months!

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The Setup: What does Mark Jardine use to get stuff done?

The Setup: What does Mark Jardine use to get stuff done?

The Setup is a collection of nerdy interviews, asking people from all walks of life about the software and hardware they use. Mark Jardine, known for his work at Tapbots, responds: “When I’m on the go, I choose between my second generation iPad or my 11” Macbook Air depending on the type of work I plan to get done. It’s a good thing they both fit into my tiny Tom Bihn Ristretto bag (though not at the same time). I also never forget my Shure SE530 earbuds to drown out the outside world.”

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Ask Metafilter (answer might be TOM BIHN)

Click here to search for “TOM BIHN” in Ask Metafilter and find out what the Hive Mind has to say about our bags.

Ask Metafilter (answer might be TOM BIHN)

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