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Family Ride blog on our messenger bags

Family Ride blog on TOM BIHN messenger bags

“I’ve been riding around for months with a jacked up messenger bag (torn inner lining, busted main zipper), but couldn’t bring myself to rush out and replace it with just any old bag. I’d made several trips to REI and tried on countless bags, finding nothing that worked. I’m not picky. I just want a comfortable bag that’s not enormous. Lots of compartments is a bonus. In my poking around, I discovered Seattle-based TOM BIHN. More than just Seattle-based, the bags are actually made here in Seattle. The factory showroom/retail store recently moved buildings and didn’t have regular hours when my love affair with the company first started, but now you can visit every Wednesday 11am-2pm, certain Saturdays, or by appointment at 4750A Ohio Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134.”

Read the full post @ Family Ride. Note: our Seattle store is open tomorrow, Wednesday July 20th, from 11am – 2pm. See you there!

Family Ride blog on TOM BIHN messenger bags

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New One Bag, One World Review of the Tri-Star

One Bag One World Gear Review: Tom Bihn Tri-Star

“I’m going to cut right the verdict—this is a great bag. It is so versatile that almost anyone who wants to travel one-bag style would probably find this bag easy to use.”

Read the full review at One Bag, One World.

OBOW Review: The Tri-Star

See also: the Tri-Star

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The Real Geeks Review of the Ristretto for iPad/iPad 2

“I tried to be as fair as possible when reviewing this bag. I usually like to find a couple negative features when reviewing a product, but I really cannot find anything negative about the Ristretto.”

Read the full review by Ian at The Real Geeks.

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Tynan: 2011 Gear Update (Style Edition)

Tynan: 2011 Gear Update (Style Edition) (the Synapse backpack)

Excerpts:
“My entire wardrobe can fit in a ziploc bag. I initially pared down just for travel, but even though I have plenty of room in the RV, I keep no additional clothes there. My recommendations are intended for minimalist travelers, but even if you don’t leave your local bus system, my suggestions remain the same. There’s convenience and joy in simplicity.”

And, on the Synapse backpack:
“I’m a logical person. I don’t believe in superstition. I think science can explain everything. All that said, I have no idea how so much stuff can fit into the Tom Bihn Synapse. My jackets stuff into the bottom pocket, my kindle and camera go in the middle pocket, chargers and cables fill up the side pockets, my laptop and clothes fill up half of the main compartment, and the other half stays empty.”

Read the full review at Tynan.com

Tynan: 2011 Gear Update (Style Edition) (the Synapse backpack)

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Gear Patrol Review: the Super Ego

Gear Patrol Review: the Super Ego

Gear Patrol Review: the Super Ego

“First off, let’s take a look at the exterior design. It looks different from the ubquitous monochromatic bags you’ve seen. Available in multiple color combinations, it is a standout. Also, this is a large bag but it’s by no means overwhelming. The material itself is a high quality, dense nylon weave that stands up well to moisture and the elements. You’ll also take note of the interchangeable front strap insert, which adheres to the outer flap via velcro and elastic. With 19 color and material choices for this strap, you can customize your bag based on design preference and practicality.”

Read the entire review by Amos Kwon at Gear Patrol. See also: the Super Ego.

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ACADEMIchic review: the Tri-Star

academichic review: the Tri-Star

“It’s been just about six years since my husband and I discovered Tom Bihn, a company making cleverly designed bags from US Ballistic nylon in Seattle, Washington. Since then, we’ve been devoted fans, especially of our carry-on Aeronaut bags.”
Read the entire review at ACADEMIchic. See also: the Tri-Star.

academichic review: the Tri-Star

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iPhone J.D. Review: the Ristretto for iPad/iPad 2

iPhone J.D. Review: the TOM BIHN Ristretto for iPad

“If you are looking for a bag for your iPad to use to and from work every day and every time you travel, I encourage you to seriously consider spending the extra money for the Ristretto. It is fantastic.”
Read the full review at iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D. Review: the TOM BIHN Ristretto for iPad

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Feedback on the Aeronaut Grab Handle

In response to our post on the blog and Facebook featuring the grab handles on the end of the Aeronaut, you wrote:

Trina:
“I sure appreciated both of them one time I had to hustle with the bag … I had the absolute strap across my body and kept the Aeronaut steady by holding on to the side handles. I was wearing a different backpack on my back, otherwise it would have been secured there!”

Jennifer:
“I adore all the thought put into these awesome bags!”

Brian:
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used all of those handles in various situations. My Aeronaut is my rock.”

Read more feedback on the Aeronaut grab handles — and post your own — on Facebook.

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Ask Metafilter (answer might be TOM BIHN)

Click here to search for “TOM BIHN” in Ask Metafilter and find out what the Hive Mind has to say about our bags.

Ask Metafilter (answer might be TOM BIHN)

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