paulkbiba: Aeronaut/Brain Cell, 7,000+ miles, on a BMW K1200LTC

paulkbiba: Aeronaut/Brain Cell, 7,000+ miles, on a BMW K1200LTC

paulkbiba:

“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.

Here is my Aeronaut and Brain Cell in the back compartment of the bike. The Brain Cell accommodated my 13″ MacBook Air and my iPad just fine.”

Read the entire thread — with several more excellent photos — in the TOM BIHN Forums.

Chris Gullebeau: How To Do The Right Thing

Chris Gullebeau: How To Do The Right Thing
Chris Guillebeau quotes Tom in his latest post on the Art of Non-ConformityHow To Do The Right Thing. Read it here.

Notebooks.com Review: the Ristretto for 13″ MacBook/Air

Notebooks.com Review: the Ristretto for 13
Josh Smith of Notebooks.com writes:

“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.”

Design Features Explained: Aeronaut main compartment zippered flap

“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.”
— Tom

Design Features Explained: Aeronaut main compartment zippered flap

New: Swift in Cardinal/Hemp, Forest/Hemp

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.

New: Swift in Cardinal/Hemp, Forest/Hemp
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.

New: Swift in Cardinal/Hemp, Forest/Hemp

New: Swift in Cardinal/Hemp, Forest/Hemp
June (Production Manager) and Lisa (Sewing Supervisor) model the Forest/Hemp Swift.

“Thanks for making such an awesome bag. You literally made my trip.”

“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
iPad 2
Kindle
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
2 pens
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.”

– G.

Photos: the Ristretto for iPad/iPad 2 in Linen/Olive

Photos: the Ristretto for iPad/iPad 2 in Linen/Olive

Photos: the Ristretto for iPad/iPad 2 in Linen/Olive
See the: Ristretto for iPad/iPad 2

MilesQuest Review: the Checkpoint Flyer

MilesQuest Review: the Checkpoint Flyer

“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.

lotuseater’s proposal: a new measurement unit for TOM BIHN bag capacity

lotuseater: Proposal: A new measurement unit for Tom Bihn bag capacity

“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.