In stock: Ristretto for iPad, Synapse, Little Swift in Cork

Now in-stock and shipping within one business day:

The Ristretto for iPad 2 in all colors, including Black/Steel and Olive/Cayenne

The Synapse in all colors, including Black/Ultraviolet and new color Steel/Solar

The Little Swift in Cork

The Zephyr in all colors, including new colors Black/Navy/Wasabi and Black/Forest/Steel

Tom’s true Halloween story

“Sometime around 1987 or 1988, I was living in an old house on Beach Hill in Santa Cruz, California. That year I had a small Halloween party at my house. Guests were trickling in, and at some point I looked out the front window and down the driveway. Keep in mind, this house was about 100 years old and the window glass was quite rippled.

Through the window I thought I saw a giant TOM BIHN backpack coming down the drive. I immediately looked around the the front room in which I was standing, to see which of my packs was being so strangely reflected and distorted in the window glass.

There was no pack like the one I had seen coming down the drive in the room, so I looked out the window again. There, coming down the drive, was a TOM BIHN backpack the size of a human, five or six feet tall.
I thought to myself “I must be sewing too many packs – I’m imagining things.” I looked again and the human sized backpack was stepping up to the door and ringing the doorbell.

To my great surprise and delight, my friend Juanita Parker had made her Halloween costume to be a large-scale model of her royal blue and black TOM BIHN Limpet pack, accurate enough to fool even the designer himself.
Let that be a lesson to you all!”
– Tom

Seattle GiveCamp

100 Software Professionals to Come Together for 48 Hours to Build Software for Non-Profits

Seattle GiveCamp

Seattle GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, database administrators, social media gurus, and other software professionals donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations. Seattle GiveCamp is a part of National GiveCamp, where information professionals in 15 cities will all work their magic during one special weekend this fall, all at no cost to the non-profit organizations.

We’re supporting Seattle GiveCamp in our own small way: each volunteer will receive a Mini Clear/1050d Cardinal ballistic nylon Organizer Pouch from us, along with a thanks for all of their great work. For more information on GiveCamp, or how to volunteer, click here.

Very sad news about Steve Jobs. The creativity, clarity and foresight he brought to Apple remain an inspiration to many of us, most certainly the many millions who use Apple products, but also those, who like me, were inspired by the human touch he gave both Apple technology and Apple business. Thank you, Steve, for the countless ways you enriched our lives. We will miss you.
- Tom

In stock: Swift in Turquoise, Azalea

The Swift is in-stock in two new colors: Turquoise and Azalea.

In stock: Swift in Turquoise, Azalea

In stock: Swift in Turquoise, Azalea

In stock: RFID Blocking Passport Pouch, Shop Bag, Packing Cubes, +more

Thanks to our awesome Seattle factory crew, the following bags are just in and ready to ship within one business day:

Empire Builder, all colors
RFID Blocking Passport Pouch, all colors
Shop Bag, all colors
Packing Cubes, all sizes
Medium Cafe bag, all colors
Smart Alec, all colors
Size 6X Horizontal Brain Cell
Tri-Star in Black/Steel and Steel/Solar (other out of stock colors will ship soon)

September Hike with the Synapse

September Hike with the Synapse

See more photos from our recent hike with the Synapse, our dayhiking pack of choice.

In stock: Smart Alec, Cache for Apple Keyboard, 4Z Vertical Brain Cell

Just in from our Seattle factory and shipping within one business day:

Smart Alec in all colors, including Black/Cardinal/Steel, Black/Navy/Solar, and Black/Steel/Ultraviolet.

Cache for Apple Wireless Keyboard

Size 4Z Vertical Brain Cell (for the 15″ MacBook Pro)

Medium Cafe bag in colors Black/Steel and Steel/Cayenne (other colors will be in-stock soon.)

Kirby’s Story

Yesterday, we posted a photo of Kirby with his paw on guardian Avi’s Ego messenger bag.

You guys really liked Kirby’s photo (we did too), so we asked Avi to tell us more about Kirby. Here’s Kirby’s story:

Kirby's Story
Follow Kirby on Twitter (yes, he has his own account) to continue his story.

Aeronaut: ready to ship in all colors

Our Aeronaut maximum carry-on travel bag is back in-stock and shipping in all colors: Steel/Ultraviolet, Steel/Solar, Steel/Steel, Navy/Solar, Navy/Iberian, Black/Steel, Black/Iberian, Forest/Steel, Forest/Ultraviolet, and Cardinal/Steel.
The Aeronaut

The Aeronaut

The Aeronaut