See larger versions of the above pictures at Flickr or go to the Medium Cafe Bag page.
“I have been traveling with my Tom Bihn Brain Bag for the past six months (4 flights) and I decided earlier this week that it was time to get a suitcase, proper, for my next flight (today).
I packed light, considering that Philly is forecast to have lows in the single digits: a pair of pants, a sweater, two shirts, skivvies, pajamas; audio recording equipment, laptop, sketch pad/markers, to do list, travel documents; toiletries (including travel neti!). When I went to zip up the 22 x 14 x 9 REI suitcase, it needed to be extended in order to close! (FYI the extended version of the suitcase is too big for the carry-on size limit.)
Frustrated, I grabbed my Bihn bag, stuffed the items in and I have room to spare PLUS it fits under the seat in front of me.
I’ll be taking the suitcase back on my way to the airport. I learned my lesson, Tom Bihn totally rocks.” See the larger picture and comments on Flickr.
“i ended up carrying the aeronaut and ruck’s sac on my trip to india, and this worked out quite well. the ruck’s sac only came along as a last minute decision was made for me to carry my macbook inside a soft cell inside the ruck’s sac. but i’m glad i brought it because i packed everything i needed in-flight and in-train in the ruck’s sac and left the rest of the stuff in the aeronaut (even though i didn’t check in the aeronaut).
i also carried my liquids and other bathroom items inside of a clear quarter packing cube, and i was able to put this through the security screenings at washington dulles, and paris charles de gaulle airport without needing to move the liquids into a separate ziplock bag.
inside the aeronaut was a packing cube backpack. this worked out really well, because i did a little shopping while i was in india . so i checked in the aeronaut on my way back, and i carried the packing cube backpack and the ruck’s sac as my carry-on’s.”
“The Ego just arrived today, so I barely have anything in it yet, but it’s the perfect replacement for my much-loved, but too-big-for-current-needs Brain Bag. The Small Cafe bag has been perfect for everyday use (and thanks to the Tom Bihn folks for replacing the buckle on it a few months ago!) and the Swift contains my yarn and doodads like no other bag can.”
See more great pictures of the Aeronaut on Flickr. Or, go directly to the Aeronaut.
“I’ve fallen in love with the cafe bag. My first Tom Bihn purchase was the Archetype laptop case…which looks way cool with it’s cork fabric. All of my friends admire it and strangers in coffee shops always ask to touch it! I wanted a another everyday bag for my general items so I ordered the large cafe bag. I now have a 5th limb! The bag molds to your body. I’ve never had a bag that hangs so comfortably that I could also access “my stuff” so easily. I don’t carry a designer handbag anymore I use this everyday! Here are some photos of me at the Wright Brothers Museum in North Carolina. Thank you for your brilliant designs and quality craftsmanship.” - Read Lonnie’s full review and see larger versions of the pictures above.
“It turns out that the ID was the perfect companion for a romp through the amusement parks witha family of four. We would head out each day provisioned with snacks, water bottles, rain panchos, a camera, hats, and assorted necessities. The ID still had plenty of room for various souveniers and trinkets one picks up along the way.
I should note a few features that came in VERY handy. First of all, the water resistant nature of the bag kept everything safe and dry, given Florida’s tendancy for suprise rain showers this time of year and some wet rides. The ID was also the perfect size to sling under your seat on the more adventurous rides (like roller coasters) without being a bother, and easy to maneuver with in and out of crowds. Finally, the combination of pockets, pouches and snap-rings were immensely useful for organizing our gear… even my wife commented on how easy it was to manage our stuff as we rumbled from ride to ride and in and out of the venues.” – Read MagicTiki’s entire post (and see larger versions of the above pictures) in the TOM BIHN Forums.