See more photos by BrianEDC over at the EDCForums. See also: the Co-Pilot.
Planning a trip around the world? Heading to South America for a few months? Europe for a year? For those about to head out on an adventure and are looking for a Tom Bihn pack, I wanted to make a post that provided a few resources and linked to people who have done just that! Most links include packing lists which can be helpful for your own planning as well.
Tynan’s 2012 Gear Video
“I’m still using my trusty Tom Bihn Synapse in Dyneema. I’ve never before used a backpack that reflects such a highly developed understanding of travel. The compartments are perfectly laid out and sized so that they never encroach on each other, even when stuffed.”
The Ristretto for iPad is now shipping in all colors: Black/Steel, Black/Wasabi, Olive/Cayenne, Aubergine/Steel, Steel/Iberian and Navy/Steel.
“My partner Michael just bequeathed me his Brain Bag, which he purchased circa 1995 and used all through his undergraduate years onward, as I’m soon to begin my tertiary studies. The bag is amazing (it’s in perfect condition after years of heavy use, and has such sentimental value for us both), and I can’t wait start using it. My partner continues to use his Super Ego bag (purchased circa 2002) daily for work, and has taken it with him on business trips all over the world. We are both impressed and delighted by the quality, durability, aesthetic and design of the bags, as well as the inspiring business practices of your company. I think you are my new favourite company; my hat is off to you all!”
Join us this Wednesday (1/30) at 7 p.m. (EST) on the Pin-Up Live! board on Pinterest to have a real time chat about traveling in the USA with the good folks from Beers & Beans. Participating is simple -– on Wednesday at 7 p.m. just head on over to the board Pin Up Live, which is dedicated to the event. Inspirational travel pins will be pinned to the board, each one containing a question related to U.S. travel. If you read or see something you like, tell us about it in the comment section of the pin and you will be entered to win one of our travel bags and accessories. During the chat, Beers & Beans will be checking out your boards and repinning some of your items to the board as well.
Important: Pinterest does not use hashtags (#) in a real time way as of now so in order to follow the conversation, you’ll have to be on the Pin Up Live! board at the dedicated time (Wed 1/30/13 at 7pm EST) to participate. You will also need to refresh that page every couple of minutes to see the updates. Remember to refresh!
“We tried snowshoeing for the first time today and had a blast! I used some of my TB gear, of course, like my new Smart Alec and the even newer Upper Modular Pocket and Gate Keeper straps. The Upper Modular Pocket had a variety of items in it, like an NOAA radio, gum, camera, and sunglasses. The Gate Keeper straps held our “butt pads” for sitting in the snow. They worked great! The foam is a little challenging to put in a compact roll, and the straps held them down with no slipping at all.
We were at Franklin Falls near Snoqualmie Pass (Washington State), and the falls were very partially frozen and very pretty.”
Thanks to our Seattle crew, the following bags are back in-stock and ship within one business day:
Travel Tray, all colors
Size 1 Horizontal Brain Cell
Tri-Star Packing Cubes, all sizes
3D Mesh Organizer Cube, all colors
1″ Gate Keeper Accessory Strap for the Smart Alec
Super Ego in Black/Cardinal/Steel
(other colors will ship soon)
Swift in Cork, all colors, including Cork/Cork w/Iberian Pockets and Cork/Cork w/Ultraviolet pockets
Swift, all colors, including new colors Kiwi/Kiwi/Ultraviolet and Navy/Navy/Iberian
Yarn Stuff Sack, all sizes, varieties, and colors
The Camera I-O w/our camera gear