CNET: How to find a good iPad Mini case or bag

Cadet and Ristretto reviewed by CNET

“The Tom Bihn Cadet ($170) is closer to being a ruggedized laptop briefcase, outfitted with extra space. The 11-inch Cadet feels tiny, yet it’s able to just swallow up a 13-inch MacBook Air even though Tom Bihn’s site doesn’t even claim it can. A padded inner sleeve clips into the case for extra security, and two zippered outer pockets hold cables, loose bits of gear, and your phone. Many laptop briefcases skimp on extra pockets as well, but the Cadet is perfect for carrying on a plane or taking away for a weekend…or even daily commuting.”

Read the full article by Scott Stein @ CNET

See also:
Ristretto for iPad

In stock: 3D Mesh Organizer Cube

The 3D Mesh Organizer Cube is a one-compartment organizer cube with mesh front and back panels that offer breathability and a moderate level of visibility of the contents of the Cube. Sold out for the past month, it’s now back in-stock thanks to our Seattle factory crew.

3D Mesh Organizer Cube. $22. Available in Black, Plum, and Olive.

3D Mesh Organizer Cube

Photo: Shop Bag Goes to a Hockey Game

TOM BIHN Shop Bag Filled with Hockey Gear

“The Tom Bihn Large Shop Bag with my son’s Grit hockey tower bag in the background. I find this the perfect bag to accompany me to my son’s hockey games; it contains a blanket, the Tom Bihn large clear organizer pouch {with son’s hockey schedule inside}, and the Tom Bihn clear organizer wallet.”

Photo by the fleuve family.

New: Swift in Cork with Ultraviolet or Iberian Pockets

Due to (your) popular demand, the Swift in Cork is now available with your choice of Steel, Iberian, or Ultraviolet pockets. Note: the color of Yarn Stuff Sack, Medium, Clear Bottom included with the Swift in Cork is matched to the pocket color.

Swift in Cork with Iberian Pockets

gochicken: My TB colored scarf

gochicken: my TB colored scarf

“I just finished knitting a scarf and realized that it matches many of my TB items!”

Posted by gochicken in the TOM BIHN Forums.

BrianI: My Smart Alec (Photos)

Brianl -- Smart Alec Backpack Photos
Smart Alec in Black/Black/Wasabi with a Vertical Freudian Slip

See more Smart Alec photos by Brianl in the Forums.

Soulriot: Co-Pilot Photos

Co-Pilot in Black/Steel + 3D Dyneema Organizer Cube in Wasabi

See more photos by Soulriot of the Co-Pilot and pouches over @ The EDCForums.

All About the Red, White and Blue, While Being Green (Video)

“Partnering with UPS, TOM BIHN Bags ships every order via UPS carbon neutral. The company pays a little extra to ship the bags and carbon “credits” are purchased to offset the emissions generated by the shipping process.

Going one step further, they have their shipping and packing materials certified as environmentally friendly in the UPS Eco Responsible Packaging Program. The boxes aren’t just made of recycled cardboard, but also are right-sized (preventing use of excess materials) and crush-tested to prevent product damage. This is especially crucial, as there’s no environmental benefit if a flimsy package is damaged in transit and requires a replacement shipment.”

Read the full article over at the UPS blog.

Loaded Pocketz: Smart Alec Upper Modular Pocket Review

Loaded Pocketz reviews the Smart Alec Upper Modular Pocket

“The Upper Modular Pocket is made from the same materials as the Smart Alec – the exterior is U.S. high tenacity 1050 denier ballistic nylon and the pocket lining is 200 denier Dyneema®/nylon ripstop fabric. The zipper is #8 YKK Aquaguard®, which gives the pocket the same water repellency as the Smart Alec – something I rarely see in an admin pouch. The quality is flawless. The stitching is laser straight with no loose threads and everything is reinforced in the right areas.”

Read the full review @ Loaded Pocketz and discuss the review with the author over at the EDC Forums.

See also:
Smart Alec
Smart Alec Upper Modular Pocket

Miking: Packing Cube Backpack Goes Ice Climbing

TOM BIHN Packing Cube Backpack Goes Ice Climbing

Packing Cube Backpack Goes Ice Climbing

Posting by Miking in the TOM BIHN Forums. See also: The Packing Cube Backpack