New: Medium Double Organizer Pouch

TOM BIHN | Medium Double Organizer Pouch

Just a month after we debuted the Double Organizer Pouch in size Small, it’s already sold out. We figured that meant you guys liked the Double Organizer Pouch as much as we did, so we went ahead and added a new size for pre-order: Medium

Medium Double Organizer Pouch. $16. Various 1000d Cordura, 420d HT nylon Classic Parapack, or 1050 denier HT ballistic nylon colors. Available for pre-order and ships by mid-May.

Aeronaut Update (in stock + reviews + photos)

The Aeronaut maximum carry-on bag is now back in stock and ready to ship in the following colors: Black/Solar, Black/Steel, Steel/Steel, Steel/Ultraviolet, Navy/Solar, Forest/Steel, Aubergine/Steel, Black Dyneema/Wasabi, Steel Dyneema/Steel and Nordic Dyneema/Solar. (Note: when Steel Dyneema/Steel and Nordic Dyneema/Solar sell out, they’re gone for good.)

But probably not for long: we expect these to sell out before we even know it, so if you’ve been considering an Aeronaut, you might want to place your order sooner rather than later.

In other Aeronaut news…

gambol posted his review of the Aeronaut — “Another Aeronaut first timer” — in the Bag Reviews section of our Forums: “I just got my first TB bag, an Aeronaut in black/wasabi for a 2-night trip from the UK to Budapest. I really wanted my wife and I to travel light and not have to check in any luggage, mainly because we were flying with Ryanair and I hate giving them money :-) I had seen the Tom Bihn range in the past and really liked the look of them but had no need for one at the time, well this time I decided to bite the bullet and get the Aeronaut. Because of the postage to the UK I decided to make quite a large order with a collection of packing cubes, organiser cubes, wallets, etc so I had a whole system. The hardest part was choosing the colours :-)”
(Read the full review.)

And cujo writes in his review of the Aeronaut:
“I have now taken a trip with it, and I’m very happy with it. I swear, the thing is made with TARDIS technology – when I took it out of the box, I was alarmed by how small it seemed, but it holds a lot more than I thought it would. I got a week’s stuff in it with no trouble: Four dress shirts, two pair of slacks, four undershirts, four pair underwear, four pair socks, plus toiletries and various gear, and then my MacBook15 on top in a Brain Cell – it just exactly fits. Presto, one bag, throw it on my back for those long walks.”
(Read the full review.)

Trudy tweeted us a photo of her new Nordic Dyneema/Solar Aeronaut:
Trudy's Aeronaut Photo | TOM BIHN

Last but not least, here’s an awesome Aeronaut packing list shot from Mason:

TOM BIHN Aeronaut Maximum Carry On Travel Luggage | TOM BIHN

The Wirecutter Guide to Traveling Well

The Wirecutter and Robert King (he’s logged a million miles with United) have named their top gear picks. Best non-roller carry-on? The Tri-Star

“We have a full review forthcoming, but after interviewing frequent flyers and researching customer and professional reviews, we like the $280 Tom Bihn Tri-Star for its 1050 denier ballistic nylon exterior, YKK water-repellent zippers, and design touches like an exterior pocket with webbing to hold a water bottle. One Bag One World and The Next Web love it, too. Our travel expert, Rob King, also uses one. He told us, “Tri-Star is the go-to for up to four days on the road.”

Read the full guide to traveling well (business or pleasure) over at The Wirecutter.

TOM BIHN | The Wirecutter on Traveling Well

(We’re #4) 8 Easy Ways to Become an Expert Traveler

#4 on Gene Marks’ 8 Easy Ways to Become an Expert Traveler? Lose the rollerboard and get a TOM BIHN bag:

“Never, ever check luggage. It takes too long to retrieve and costs extra. Adapt, pack less, and buy a Tom Bihn bag. Why? It will fit anywhere, even under a seat when you’re crammed into one of those little regional jets with smaller overhead space. And you can fit the universe inside.”

Read the entire article — 8 Easy Ways to Become an Expert Traveler — over at Inc.

Linked in the article is Jake Luddington’s excellent video review of the Tri-Star:

Jeremiah’s Around The World Packing List

“In a week I’m leaving the United States and I have no idea when I’m coming back. The deal with myself is that I’ll be gone for at least six months and up to two years. Maybe I’ll come home for Christmas but in general my plan is to travel until I run out of money.”

Read on over at Jeremiah Takes Pictures for his full packing list (and what he’s already learned about travel and packing ultralight).

Jeremiah's Around The World Packing List | TOM BIHN

Max’s Traveling Minimalist (with the Side Effect) List

Max is heading out for a 10-day trip to NYC and Las Vegas and one of his bags is the Side Effect. Check out his full packing list.

TOM BIHN | 10 Day Trip with Just the Side Effect - Traveling Ultralight

Leo’s Review of the Ristretto for the 13″ MacBook Pro

“When I connected the strap to the stirrups on the sides of the bag, and placed it over my shoulder, it felt so light, I thought ‘Am I actually carrying my laptop’. Well frankly the answer is yes.”

Check out the rest of the review at the MacXperts website. See also: the Ristretto for the 13″ MacBook Pro or Air.

Leo's Review of the Ristretto for the 13" MacBook Pro

(APRIL FOOL’S) New: Flocculent by TOM BIHN

TOM BIHN | April Fools 2014

We’ve heard from many of you just how much you appreciate that our filament (non-texturized nylon, e.g. 1050d HT ballistic nylon and 420 high-tenactity Parapack) fabrics are much less likely to collect pet hair than 500 and 1000d Cordura.

But we’ve also heard from some of you that simply miss the… hair. You know who you are: you’re the kind of person that “forgets” to use a lint brush because you think a healthy addition of dog or cat hair completes any look. Maybe it makes you feel a little more wild, a little more in touch with your “animal” side.

And that’s why we’re introducing a new line — Flocculent by TOM BIHN. First to debut is the Hairy Swift, complete with a matching Faux Baby Albino Seal Fur Yarn Stuff Sack.

Here’s Ben modeling the Hairy Swift. Roomy enough for his tools, soft and plush enough to warm his hands after working on a job site on a cold day — it’s the perfect bag for any handy guy. And it’s so eye-catching that his girlfriend insists that he leave it at home when they go out, lest anyone might try to steal it.

TOM BIHN | April Fools 2014

TOM BIHN | April Fools 2014

TOM BIHN | April Fools 2014

TOM BIHN | April Fools 2014

TOM BIHN | April Fools 2014
There’s even room for his lunch!

Hairy Swift w/Faux Baby Albino Seal Fur Yarn Stuff Sack. $1000. Available pending resolution of a few minor legal issues. May be further regulated by local authorities, state authorities, federal authorities, good taste and common decency.