“My laptop and other smaller items go in a Tom Bihn Checkpoint Flyer – the one piece of luggage I have used for more than 6 months.”
“I have one major complaint with Tom Bihn’s products. They are so good that I’ve ordered too many (not really, you can never own too much Tom Bihn stuff). Let’s start with the shipping—the only things that are padded are the bags. Unlike so many other on line add ons, the shipping fees are always accurate and honest. Secondly, there is no long wait and continual checking necessary; the shipping information comes quickly; in fact, it comes more quickly than any other company I’ve ever dealt with.
Now to my complaint—it takes an extra day of planning to decide which Tom Bihn items I’m taking on the next trip. I enjoy Maverick’s videos and they are well done and accurate. I only wish he’d make a series on “take this for this trip or that trip.” Alas, I’m rambling. In short: I deal with no other company in the U.S. that has better products, better customer service and a more genuine attitude toward creating satisfied customers. Even my cat Grendyl (see Riley’s friends) has a difficult time deciding which product to nap on. Presently he favors the Western Flyer but I just ordered a new Ristretto for my MacBook Air which may become his favorite after he explores it for a day or two. Or, perhaps he’ll go back to the Brain Cell. Who knows? Thanks for everything you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Above: maverick’s photo of the Imago in Steel/Cork/Wasabi Philadelphia’s 30th street train station. See a larger version of the above photo — and another of the Imago– in the Forums.
“I just got my Imago this past Monday (it was a nice Valentine’s day gift!). I gave a quick review the other day of that and the Aeronauts my wife and I ordered.
The bag, at first glance, was smaller than what I am accustomed to; I’ve been using a canvas-style messenger bag that was large, but not well-built, and not even close to being as well-designed as the Imago.
That night I packed SO much into that little bag. It truly surprised me. I even fit my 15″ Vaio inside, even though I know it’s not the ideal size. It fit with tons of room left over. The standard strap is well made too; I’ve been pleasantly surprised. And the ballistic nylon, DANG! The material is so flippin’ nice! Sturdy, yet stylish. For those that are on the edge, I highly recommend getting one!”
- Posted by teacherman in the TOM BIHN Forums.
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“There’s plenty of space for nearly anything else you need to carry on, and two back pockets make it easy to get to your reading material without having to open the bag.”
“There are some things about Tom Bihn bags that you should know. First, they are exquisitely designed. Everything about the placement of pockets, zippers, latchets, buckles and handles has been a deliberate choice by a top designer meant to benefit the user. There are no corners cut here.”
“I managed to pack my laptop, camcorder, laptop AC adapter, extra camera battery, and a bunch of cables and data cards into my Ristretto with room to spare. And between the lighter weight of the Air and the smaller size of the Ristretto, my gear bag was easily half the size and weight of the bag I took to last year’s CES.”
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“Although the folks at Tom Bihn offered — via Twitter, no less — to rush it to me in South Africa, I saved the shipping expense and had them send it to Virginia Beach. It was waiting for me when I got home.
And let me tell you, this strap is awesome. It’s wide and comfortable and stretchy. It places much less of a burden on my tired, aging shoulder than the [other manufacturers] strap ever did. All travel bags should come with the Absolute Shoulder Strap. Or something like it.”