In stock: Western Flyer, Backpack Straps version

The Western Flyer, Backpack Straps version convertible carry-on travel bag is back in stock and ready to ship in all colors: Black/Steel, Forest/Steel, and Steel/Iberian. Next to ship will be the Western Flyer, Rolling Luggage Handle Pocket version.

Our Western Flyer carry-on travel bag

Our Western Flyer carry-on travel bag

Our Western Flyer carry-on travel bag

In stock: Brain Bag, 3D Clear Organizer Cube

Thanks to our Seattle factory crew, the following bags are back in-stock and ready to ship:

Brain Bag, all colors

3D Clear Organizer Cube, all colors

TOM BIHN Brain Bag Backpack

The Brain Bag in Navy.

Photo: Waiting for the train in Japan

Photo by Jon Geo Camp: TOM BIHN ID messenger bag at train station in Japan

“The @TomBihn ID is getting some use carrying class books, and holding on to shopping items at the train station!”

Photo by Jon ‘Geo’ Camp.

Pre-order now: Brain Cells, Caches for New 15″ MacBook Pro Retina

Sized specifically to fit the new 15″ MacBook Pro Retina and available for pre-order now are the:

Horizontal Brain Cell, Size 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina
Vertical Brain Cell, Size 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina
($60; pre-order now; ships by late July)

Horizontal Cache, Size 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina
Vertical Cache, Size 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina
($30; pre-order now; ships by late June, though the very first orders will likely ship as soon as this week)

Cadet w/the Size 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina Cadet Cache

The 15″ MacBook Pro Retina Horizontal Cache will fit in the:
ID
Ego
Super Ego
Tri-Star
Western Flyer
Zephyr
Empire Builder
Aeronaut

The 15″ MacBook Pro Retina Vertical Cache will fit in the:
Smart Alec
Brain Bag

The 15″ MacBook Pro Retina Horizontal Brain Cell will clip securely inside of the:
Ego
Super Ego
Tri-Star
Western Flyer
Empire Builder
Zephyr
ID

The 15″ MacBook Pro Retina Vertical Brain Cell will clip securely inside of the:
Smart Alec
Brain Bag

The size of the padded laptop compartment inside of the Buzz and the 15″ MacBook Pro Checkpoint Flyer Case won’t be updated — both will continue to provide a great fit for the 15″ MacBook Pro and 15″ MacBook Pro Retina.

Stay tuned: Cache and Brain Cell sized for new MBPs on the way

We’re following the live coverage of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and Tom is already patterning new sizes of the Cache, Horizontal Brain Cell, Vertical Brain Cell, and Cadet Cache for the new MacBook Pros. We’ll post more news and pre-order information soon.

Vertical Brain Cell

A Great Surprise (made with Dyneema/nylon selvage)

In February of 2011, we posted a photo on our blog of Dyneema/nylon selvage. Typically, we throw the selvage away — there’s not much we can do with it here. You guys had the great idea of knitting or crocheting with the selvage, so we sent you bags of selvage to experiment with. It wasn’t the easiest stuff to work with, but there were some successes: dorayme crocheted Ultraviolet Dyneema/nylon selvage, and today, Katy opened this surprise package from gochicken (of the TB Forums):

TOM BIHN dyneema/nylon selvage turned intro slippers

TOM BIHN dyneema/nylon selvage turned intro slippers

TOM BIHN dyneema/nylon selvage turned intro slippers

The bottoms of the slippers use knitted Dyneema/nylon selvage in Solar. This is, we think, a great use for the selvage.

New slippers

Want to try knitting, crocheting, or doing something else crafty with our Dyneema/nylon (Cordura is also available) selvage? Send us an email and we’ll send you a bag of selvage. We don’t expect an awesome pair of slippers in return, but we do ask that you send us a photo of what you’ve created. (Note: craft at your own risk, but we specifically don’t recommend crafting anything like pot holders with Dyneema/nylon — they wouldn’t give you much protection from heat and might melt!)

TOM BIHN dyneema/nylon selvage

peregrina: three weeks in Europe with Aeronaut, Imago, and Medium Cafe Bag

“We leave on May 14th and come back on June 6th. Three weeks is not that long and i decided to pack less than what I packed last time.”

peregrina packs an Aeronaut for a three week trip

Read the full post — with more great photos — on peregrina’s Building Bridges blog. And if you have any questions for peregrina about her packing strategies, you can post them in the TOM BIHN Forums. See also: the Aeronaut

peregrina packs an Aeronaut for a three week trip

The Death of Solar by Richard

The Death of Solar by Richard

Inspired by the retirement of the Solar color of our Dyneema/nylon ultralight rip-stop fabric. A new color of Dyneema/nylon that replaces Solar will debut soon.

I have been a loyal friend of the great TB
My blue pouch always goes with me
Love my vast collection every one
Used them everywhere under the sun
But now I feel I must complain
Solar always chased the rain
Brightness, splendor color bold
I can’t believe it won’t be sold
I sigh, I pine, what will I do?
But wait, one Bihnism is always true
Brilliant staff concurs, TB a real go getter
Dynema, new shade, must be even better!

– Richard (roh on the Forums)

In stock: Empire Builder, Tri-Star, all sizes of Packing Cubes

Thanks to our Seattle factory crew, the following bags are back in stock and ready to ship within one business day:

Empire Builder, all colors
Tri-Star, all colors
Packing Cubes, all sizes and varieties

TOM BIHN Empire Builder briefcase in Black/Navy/Wasabi

abnb77: What’s in my Synapse

What's in my TOM BIHN Synapse

“all camera gear fit in main compartment. light sweater was stufffed in bottom compartment. everything else was shoved in where ever. and there was still a lot of room left.”

See the original photo by abnb77 on Flickr. See also: the Synapse