“I’m just finishing up a 7,000+ mile trip on by BMW K1200LTC. Of course I used Tom Bihn stuff for carrying what I need on this 5 week trip.
“As you can see, I was able to fit quite a bit of tech in a very small bag. The Tom Bihn Ristretto is one of my favorite notebook bags because it allows me to carry something very small, without feeling like I have to make choices about what I carry. Normally when I pick up a bag that is this size I end up switching to a bigger bag within 2 weeks, but as long as I am taking my Air with me, it’s in the Ristretto.”
“The main zippered flap on the Aeronaut is specifically situated so that it unzips as it does. After you flop/set/toss your packed Aeronaut onto a bed, chest of drawers or luggage rack, the inverted “U” shaped opening naturally unzips and folds *towards* you so you can access the mesh pocket sewn into the flap. You needn’t set the Aeronaut down and then turn it around. We thought you might appreciate this.”
Our Swift knitting bag is now available in two new color/fabric combinations: Cardinal/Hemp and Forest/Hemp. Both are in-stock and ready to ship within one business day.
Candi, who works with the single needle sewing machine in our Seattle factory, models the Cardinal/Hemp Swift.
Vulcana Hemp/Recycled Rubber is a material made in the U.S.A. from post-consumer recycled tires with a bonded overlay of sustainable hemp. This fabric – though with a look of delicacy due to fine strands of hemp standing out that one person likened to a raw silk look – is durable and extraordinarily unique. Paired with our custom 1050d U.S. ballistic nylon, it’s a striking combination.
June (Production Manager) and Lisa (Sewing Supervisor) model the Forest/Hemp Swift.
“I just got back from a week-long trip to England. All my clothes were in checked luggage, everything important to me stayed on my person.
My Tom Bihn Ristretto held:
13″ MacBook Air
A lithium-ion USB charger
4 AC adapters and cables for all of the above
A set of in-ear headphones in a padded case
A Fluxx deck
6 medicine bottles
All my travel documentation
Around 15 keys between two keyrings
My work badge
A paperback book for landing/takeoff
…and was comfortable enough to walk several miles around airports, train stations, and London strapped over my back with an Ultimate strap. It even stowed under the airplane seat with enough space left over for my feet.
Thanks for making such an awesome bag. You literally made my trip.”
“The best feature of the bag, of course, is the fact that you can fold out the laptop and run it through security without having to take your laptop out. I have had 100% success doing this through any US security line while it has only worked about 25% of the time through international security lines.”
See also: the Checkpoint Flyer.
“Now we know what Tom’s favourite tipple is, I thought I would share my proposal for an alternative way to measure the capacity of his bags: Spaten units. As you can see below, 45 Spaten units (aka steins) will fit into an Aeronaut, while 16 half-Spatens will fit into the Medium Cafe Bag.”
Posted by lotuseater in the TOM BIHN Forums.