In stock: 4Z Vertical Brain Cell, Synapse, Smart Alec, Side Effect

Previously on backorder and now shipping within one business day are the:

Size 4Z Vertical Brain Cell
Smart Alec
Side Effect
Yarn Stuff Sacks in Ultraviolet
Size 2M Horizontal Brain Cell

And by the end of the week, the Brain Bag will be in-stock in all colors.

We’re back at work

TOM BIHN crew back at work at our Seattle Factory

One last (for now) lowland snow snowshoe hike with the Smart Alec.

We’re here at the Seattle factory shipping orders received over the last two days while we were stuck at home due to the winter storm. There shouldn’t be any more delays shipping orders as the snow is supposed to melt today through this weekend. Thanks again for your patience and understanding. We’re glad to be back at work. (Special thanks to Katy, Eliam, and Brian for their great work today getting here.) As always, you’re welcome to email or call us (1-800-729-9607) with any questions.

Update on shipping and the Seattle winter storm

We had hoped that temperatures would rise today, melting the snow and ice that made it impossible for us to safely get to our Seattle headquarters yesterday. Unfortunately, the winter storm has continued and Seattle is getting more snow and freezing rain today. We hope tomorrow will be a different story. Until then, we’re answering your emails and phone calls (make sure to leave us a voicemail if we don’t pick up so we can return your call) from home but are unable to ship orders until we’re back at our Seattle headquarters. Everyone who placed an order due to be shipped today will be individually contacted. Questions? Email us.

Thanks for your understanding and support — we’ve received countless emails from you wishing us safety and warmth, and we truly appreciate it.

Still a snow day in Seattle

Some people are still enjoying the winter weather.

In stock + reviews: Smart Alec, Travel Tray

The Smart Alec backpack designed and made by TOM BIHN

The Smart Alec backpack is now shipping in all colors: Black/Black/Steel, Black/Black/Iberian, Black/Forest/Ultraviolet, Black/Steel/Solar, and Black/Cardinal/Steel.

Read two recent reviews of the Smart Alec on Rands in Repose and The Brooks Review.

Also: the Travel Tray is now shipping in all colors: Steel, Solar, Iberian, and Ultraviolet.
Check out Restless Tech’s review of the Travel Tray.

Finally: snow

Riley, Tom Bihn's dog, in the snow

Riley, Tom’s dog.

This weekend saw the first snow event in the lowlands of Western Washington. Up high, that means plenty of snow for snowshoeing and other fun stuff. The Synapse is a great daypack for many outings, though when you need to carry a lot of extra winter gear to be prepared, you might want to (because we do) use the Smart Alec or Brain Bag. All three backpacks have hydration tube clips on the front shoulder strap (useful for those of you who use a Camelbak or similar hydration system) which we’ll take some in-use photos of soon. If you have a specialized pack you use for outdoors stuff, more power to you, but if you want to get out and up, know your Synapse, Smart Alec, or Brain Bag can make the trip with you.

Synapse in the snow

It was pretty dark by the time we took this photo, so we used a headlamp as a light source.

Patti Digh: My Travel List on Pinterest

Patti Digh Travel List on Pinterest

Making Patti Digh’s Travel Pinterest List are the: Aeronaut, Guardian Light, 3D Clear Organizer Cube, Absolute Shoulder Strap, Packing Cube Backpack, Snake Charmer, Clear Quarter Packing Cube and Tri-Star. Visit Pinterest to see the full Travel list.

That’s a wrap

Thanks to Katy, Eliam, Brian, and our Seattle factory crew, your orders have arrived or are on their way to you. We’re closed Monday, December 26th, but we’ll be back at work shipping on Tuesday, December 27th. Happy Holidays!

And thanks to @abnb77 for sharing the above photo with us!

UPS Next Day Air 12/24 Saturday Delivery: $30

Now – Friday 12/23 at 3:00pm: We’re offering UPS Next Day Air with Saturday delivery for $30 (normally $35-$75 plus a $10 Saturday delivery charge) and we’re extending our shipping cut-off time until 3:00pm to allow for those last minute orders.

Want help picking out a gift? Email or call us (1-800-729-9607) — we’re here and ready to help.

2nd Day Air/Next Day Air Shipping Specials

Now – Thursday 12/22 until 12:30pm: We’re offering UPS Next Day Air (normally $35-$75) for a flat rate of $25 (Alaska & Hawaii $35) Another option is UPS 2nd Day Air with Saturday delivery for $20 (we’ll assume all 2nd Day Air orders want Saturday delivery, but you can add that in the comments box during checkout, too.)

And then:
Thursday 12/22 after 12:30pm – Friday 12/23 at 3:00pm: We’re offering UPS Next Day Air with Saturday delivery for $30 (normally $35-$75 plus a $10 Saturday delivery charge) and we’re extending our shipping cut-off time until 3:00pm to allow for those last minute orders.

Starting now: UPS 2nd Day Shipping $15

We’re offering UPS 2nd Day Air (normally $25-55) for $15 now through Wednesday 12/21 at 12:30pm. No coupon code necessary; simply select HOLIDAY SPECIAL UPS 2nd Day Air shipping during the checkout process for guaranteed 12/23 delivery.

Questions? Email us, call us (1-800-729-9607) or ask us on Twitter — we’re here and happy to help.