“The bags are not cheap but they are not cheaply made. When you are carrying your most prized possessions, such as your laptop, your ipad or other fancy gadgets about town or on a plane, you want to use a bag that is ergonomic, comfortable, durable, and convenient. The Aeronaut definitely has all of these qualities.”
“I’ve been riding around for months with a jacked up messenger bag (torn inner lining, busted main zipper), but couldn’t bring myself to rush out and replace it with just any old bag. I’d made several trips to REI and tried on countless bags, finding nothing that worked. I’m not picky. I just want a comfortable bag that’s not enormous. Lots of compartments is a bonus. In my poking around, I discovered Seattle-based TOM BIHN. More than just Seattle-based, the bags are actually made here in Seattle. The factory showroom/retail store recently moved buildings and didn’t have regular hours when my love affair with the company first started, but now you can visit every Wednesday 11am-2pm, certain Saturdays, or by appointment at 4750A Ohio Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134.”
Read the full post @ Family Ride. Note: our Seattle store is open tomorrow, Wednesday July 20th, from 11am – 2pm. See you there!
“It sure looked that way, especially once we opened our luggage. Either that or we sponsored Tom’s next trip (By the way, Tom, my whole family recommends Greece.)
This is my mom right after we met up at DIA, for a family trip to Greece.
Before you are 4 Aeronauts (one is a breve, the other 3 have fancy-pants lining colors), a Smart Alec (belonging to my brother, Alec), and one Small Cafe bag. What you can’t see are the countless pouches, cubes, wallets & keeping the insides neat & happy. Unfortunately, since we were packing light many other TB bags had to be left at home
This was the family’s first time using TB luggage…they fell in love at first site & again on each of the mornings that we packed up to move to a new locale. Even the woman working the Luftsana counter in Frankfurt wanted one!”
“I am happily playing with my brand new (just arrived Monday) Medium Cafe Bag in Crimson/Steel, which is a color I’m falling more in love with every day. (And I’m not normally a red person either.) I bought the MCB to carry my iPad around with a wireless keyboard, stand, and various things from my purse. But just for fun, I decided to experiment and see if my Olympus e620 DSLR would fit. I didn’t think it would, since the depth of the MCB, from front to back, is listed as only three inches. But I’m beginning to think that Tom Bihn cloned some threads from Mary Poppins’ bag, because all of my TB bags seem to hold way more than you’d think they could, based either on their measurements or merely looking at them from the outside.”