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.
Sized specifically to fit the new 15″ MacBook Pro Retina and available for pre-order now are the:
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 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.
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.
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):
The bottoms of the slippers use knitted Dyneema/nylon selvage in Solar. This is, we think, a great use for the selvage.
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!)
“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.”
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
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)