Many, many bags back in-stock… (Aeronaut, Tri-Star, more)

You really like our bags — so much so that we’re temporarily sold out of many of them. They’re available for backorder and we’re working overtime in our new factory space to get them back into stock as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience!

The following bags are back in-stock and ship within one business day:

Horizontal Cache in Air 11, iPad sizes
Vertical Cache in Size 6Z
3D Clear Organizer Cube in all colors
Western Flyer Rolling Luggage Handle Pocket version, all colors
Side Effect, all colors
The Aeronaut in colors Steel/Ultraviolet, Steel/Solar, Crimson/Steel (colors Black/Steel and Steel/Steel ship by the end of the month.)
Checkpoint Flyer, all sizes and colors
Vertical Brain Cell in sizes 2S and 6Z
Size 4Z Horizontal Brain Cell
Packing Cube Shoulder Bag in all colors, including Ultraviolet
Tri-Star in Black/Steel, Steel/Solar and all other colors
Cork Organizer Pouches in all sizes

In stock: Shop Bag in Small and Large, All Colors

The Shop Bag is now shipping in all colors and sizes, including Ultraviolet.
Tom Bihn Shop Bag ultra-lightweight reusable grocery bag

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

In stock: Tri-Star in Indigo/Solar, Steel/Ultraviolet, Black/Iberian, more

The Tri-Star — our mid-size convertible carry-on travel bag — is now in-stock in colors Indigo/Solar, Steel/Ultraviolet, Crimson/Steel and Black/Iberian. Note: this is the last time that the Tri-Star will be made available in Indigo/Solar or Crimson/Steel, and we don’t have many, so order soon if you’d like one. (Don’t worry: our custom 1050d ballistic nylon colors Crimson and Indigo will be leaving to make way for two new colors which we plan to introduce soon.)
TOM BIHN Tri-Star at London St. Pancras
Photo of the Tri-Star by Alastair Jardine.

In stock: Ristretto for 11″ Macbook Air

The Ristretto for the 11″ MacBook Air is now in-stock in all colors: Navy/Steel, Black/Steel, Steel/Wasabi, Cocoa/Cayenne, and Olive/Cayenne.

TOM BIHN Ristretto for 11

3D Clear Organizer Cube now shipping + what’s next (photos)

The 3D Clear Organizer Cube is now shipping in all colors.

TOM BIHN Seattle factory photos

Rudi inspects her work at our Seattle, Washington factory.

The next bag Rudi has begun joining is the Ristretto for 11″ Air. If you were to build a house one side at a time – the front, the back the sides – installing the windows, the doors, even the interior cabinets as you build each side, “joining” would be putting all the pieces together into a whole house. That’s pretty much how we build our bags.

TOM BIHN Seattle factory photos

Veritrope: Help in Your Own Way Giveaway (Win an Aeronaut)

Veritrope: Help in Your Own Way Giveaway (Win an Aeronaut)

“Wherever any sort of meritocracy exists in this world, it is only because human beings have made sure that good works are rewarded — and that kind people are encouraged.

No one person on their own can make the world into a decent place. In the end, it’s up to all of us.

“People” have to make it happen.

I am grateful for the good fortune to know so many interesting, talented people — and I’ve met many of them through this website! I’m now asking them — and you — to help me raise money and awareness for two very special groups in Laos.”

Read more on how you can participate — and win an Aeronaut, Justin’s favorite bag for Round-The-World travel — at Veritrope.

See also:

  • The Language Project: building community libraries for students to read books, use the internet, practice foreign languages, and to learn about the arts, photography, and music.
  • Village Science: bringing sustainable science education to students of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
  • Justin’s review of the Aeronaut
  • The Aeronaut
  • In stock: Ristretto for iPad, Swift, Super Ego

    The Ristretto for iPad is now shipping in all colors: Black/Steel, Black/Wasabi, Olive/Cayenne, Cocoa/Steel, Cocoa/Cayenne, Navy/Steel, and Steel/Wasabi.

    The Swift is now shipping in all colors: Cocoa/Olive, Olive/Plum, Plum/Black, Conifer/Black, Steel/Steel, Black/Black, Kiwi/Black, Crimson/Black, and Indigo/Black.

    The Super Ego is now shipping in all colors: Black/Crimson/Steel, Black/Steel/Wasabi, and Black/Black/Steel.

    Tune into Tuesday TravelGram Today at 3pm PST

    TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

    Above: Scott McMurren, Tom Bihn, and Nadra Angerman in our new Seattle factory and company headquarters.

    Scott McMurren (Alaska TravelGram, Alaska TourSaver & Seattle TourSaver) and Nadra Angerman (Enthrall Marketing & Seattle TravelGram) visited our current Seattle headquarters and our new location (which we’re moving into this weekend) for a video tour and interview with Tom. They’ll be talking about our company on today’s Tuesday TravelGram. If you’re in Anchorage, Alaska, tune into FOX NEWS TALK KOAN-AM 1020. Everywhere else: Stream it Live (3:00-4:00pm PST) from Seattle’s Hotel 1000.

    In stock: Color Key Strap, Size Air13 Cache, Size 1 Horizontal Brain Cell

    Now in-stock and shipping within one business day:

    Color Key Strap in Plum, Crimson, and Olive.

    Size Air13 Cache (designed specifically for the 13″ MacBook Air)

    Size 1 Horizontal Brain Cell

    Brad Isbell of OBOW: TravelSmith Interview

    Many of you — the readers of this blog — are also readers of One Bag, One World (for those of you who don’t: OBOW is a blog featuring news, reviews, tips and tricks for light travelers.) Our Aeronaut and Western Flyer bags have been reviewed at One Bag, One World, in addition to being widely discussed in the OBOW forums.

    TravelSmith recently interviewed Brad Isbell, founder of OBOW. In the interview, Isbell tells of learning how to travel light and gives advice to fellow travelers. It’s a good interview and will definitely be of interest to those of you who travel light. Click here to read the interview.

    One Bag One World Size Comparison of the TOM BIHN Western Flyer and Aeronaut