BeersandBeans Photo: Packing Cube Backpack in the Swiss Alps

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See a larger version of the above photo. The Beers & Beans Travel Site. And our Packing Cube Backpack.

Seattle Canine Extravaganza

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On Sunday, December 11th from 12-3pm at Paws-Abilities in Fife, Washington, the Pawsitive Alliance will host a Canine Christmas Extravaganza featuring adoptable dogs from over 20 rescue groups and shelters, workshops and pet supply vendors. You’ll also get the chance to buy a raffle ticket to win a Citizen Canine, with the money generated from the raffle benefiting the Pawsitive Alliance, whose vision is a happy and healthy home for every dog and cat in Washington State. Learn more about this great event at the Pawsitive Alliance website.

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Teaching “Sit” with treats and the Citizen Canine.

Update on the Travel Tray (first user photo)

The Travel Tray is now back in-stock after the first batch quickly sold out. Below is the first user photo of the Travel Tray by maverick:

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Phil Baker: Gift guide for the holidays

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“I’ve looked at dozens of products over the year, and here are some of my favorites that make great holiday gifts.”

Check out Phil Baker’s Gift Guide for the holidays, featuring our Cadet amongst other cool stuff.

Badger and Peruvian’s Co-Pilot Photos and Packing Lists

Peruvian:
“This is what I fit in my Co-Pilot on my recent trip to Peru”

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Badger:
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“Everyone posting about their Co-Pilots inspired me to carry mine to work today.”

Read more in the Co-Pilot thread in the Packing Lists section of the TOM BIHN Forums.

ABC World News wants to hear from you

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ABC World News:
“World News with Diane Sawyer” is gearing up for a “Made in America Christmas” and we need your help.

The average American will spend $704 on holiday gifts and goodies this year, totaling more than $465 billion, the National Retail Federation estimates. If that money was spent entirely on US made products it would create 4.6 million jobs. But it doesn’t even have to be that big. If each of us spent just $64 on American made goods during our holiday shopping, the result would be 200,000 new jobs.

Now we want to know, are you in? If so, we want to hear from you. How are you planning on spending your $64?”

Are you in? You are if you’ve bought (or are buying) any gifts from us this year. And we’re guessing you’re buying other Made in America stuff too. ABC World News wants to hear about it — share your photos, video, and comments with ABC World News here.

Peter Greenberg: 2011 Holiday Travel Gift Guide

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Peter Greenberg’s 2011 Holiday Travel Gift Guide features our Cadet checkpoint friendly laptop briefcase in addition to some other cool stuff. Check it out.

Citizen Canine Update

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Our Seattle factory crew is hard at work making the first batch of Citizen Canine bags, and they’re expected to ship on schedule (or even before) on December 7th.

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Photo shows one Krebs Recycle leash clipped to the shoulder strap and one clipped to the waist strap of the Citizen Canine.

In other news, thanks in part to customer Miraz (via Facebook), we’re going to include two leash clips with the optional Waist Strap that can be ordered with the Citizen Canine. (The Citizen Canine comes standard with a shoulder strap that also has two leash clips.) We’ve also added the option on the Citizen Canine page for you to add two additional leash clips for $1. This is for those of you who (like us) have more than one dog and thus more than one leash.

One Bag, One World Review: Travel Tray

One Bag One World Gear Review: Tom Bihn Travel Tray

“I was allowed to check out the product webpage and video prior to its launch last Monday. It quickly struck me that there was another use for this item. When I go to the airport and have to go through security, everything has to come off and go into a small tray easily accessible to roving hands—wallet, keys, change, Beretta, cellphone, notepad, pens, etc.

But with the Travel Tray, I can put all these items into it, seal it with the drawstring, and put it all in my carry-on. Then once through security, rather than fumbling to put everything back on me while both holding up the line as well as adding to the possibility of leaving something behind, I just have to grab my bag and shoes and go to my gate. Once comfortably seated at the gate, I can then remove the Travel Tray from my carry-on and replace those items onto my person.”

One Bag One World Gear Review: Tom Bihn Travel Tray

Read the full review at One Bag, One World. See also: the Travel Tray (note: we have sold out of the first batch of Travel Tray. Our Seattle factory crew is making more, and we expect them to ship by the middle of next week.)

The Points Guy: Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

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Featuring our 3D Clear Organizer Cube“Made by the iconic travel luggage brand that often uses nearly indestructible materials like “1050d U.S. ballistic nylon and YKK splash-proof zippers”, this 3-1-1 TSA compliant bag is perfect for housing your precious liquids when traveling.” – and more cool stuff. Read more at The Points Guy.

TOM BIHN 3D Clear Organizer Cube 3-1-1 Travel Bag