tCook: 45 day, 9,300 mile road trip with TOM BIHN bags

“Last year, I spent 45 days driving a 9,300 mile loop around the country. My Tom Bihn bags were a great help and most of them were in and out of the car with me every night (I had a couple of longer stops, but mostly kept moving each night). Halfway through, I picked up my BFF in Delaware and we had a TB bag-fest going on in the back of the car. This picture, in Virginia Beach, shows 1) my Honda Element, the best road trip car *ever*, 2) my Synapse, Aeronaut, and Co-Pilot, 3) the BFF’s Side Effect and Aeronaut, and 4) a bunch of other gear (the trip included some camping so we were pretty loaded down!).

There were some packing cubes (Aeronaut, 3D, clear quarter) inside, but I wanted to share this picture of our all-around-the-U.S. bags!”

Read the entire thread by tCook in the TOM BIHN Forums.

tCook: 45 day, 9,300 mile road trip with TOM BIHN bags

Crimson/Steel Small Cafe bag at maverick’s new digs

Crimson/Steel Small Cafe bag at maverick's new digs

dorayme: Western Flyer by car for 5 days!

“I just returned home from a 5 day, 4 night, 3 hotel initiation trip with my Steel/Ultraviolet Western Flyer with backpack straps. I got to meet and had a lovely evening with Janine!

I needed to pack for casual weekend wear suitable for a church conference, plus some recreation clothes for the Zoo, outings with the kidlets and visits with family and friends. I am still new at minimalist packing, and I admittedly over packed. I also had along my Side Effect in my Cork Little Swift for my handbag, my Steel/Cork/Wasabi Imago for my “car” bag, and my Steel/Black Utility tote to bring along some spinning for any down time I could find.”

Read dorayme’s entire post – which includes her Western Flyer packing list – in the Forums.

dorayme: Western Flyer by car for 5 days!

Photos by jannilee: the Synapse in Iceland

Photos by jannilee: the Synapse in Iceland

“What a great daybag when you need to layer on and off. Weather is so changeable in Iceland! The first pic, taken at the geothermal area ( boiling mud and steam vents) near Myvatn has a foggy area due to the rain and howling wind.”

See another photo by jannilee of the Synapse in Iceland in the TOM BIHN Forums.

Photo by Beck Tench: Ristretto at the Met

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See a larger version of the above photo on Flickr.

ChrisG: Empire Builder and Aeronaut on a Cross-Country Train Trip

“As promised, here’s a review and some pictures from my recent cross-country train trip using my new Empire Builder and Aeronaut.

My daughter and I rode Amtrak’s California Zephyr from Emeryville, CA (across the Bay from San Francisco) to Omaha, NE. Well, technically we rode it past Omaha to Creston, IA because the Omaha station was closed due to the flooding on the Missouri River.

I received my new bags a few days before the trip. The EB is my new EDC bag for work, but the Aeronaut was pretty much purchased because of this trip.”

Read ChrisG’s entire trip report in the TOM BIHN Forums.

ChrisG: Empire Builder and Aeronaut on a Cross-Country Train Trip

New Photos: Aeronaut exterior/interior colors

New Photos: Aeronaut exterior/interior colors
Black/Iberian.

New Photos: Aeronaut exterior/interior colors
Steel/Solar.

New Photos: Aeronaut exterior/interior colors
Steel/Ultraviolet.

Visit the Aeronaut (our maximum carry-on travel bag) page. Click through Read More to see photos of Black/Steel, Navy/Iberian, Navy/Solar, and Steel/Steel.

New Photos: Aeronaut exterior/interior colors

Black/Steel.

New Photos: Aeronaut exterior/interior colors
Navy/Iberian.

New Photos: Aeronaut exterior/interior colors
Navy/Solar.

New Photos: Aeronaut exterior/interior colors
Steel/Steel.

Photo: Kit in all colors (sixth new ballistic nylon color greyed out)

Photo: Kit in all colors (sixth new ballistic nylon color greyed out)

From left to right: Steel, Kiwi, Mystery #6 1050d ballistic nylon color that debuts on Tuesday, Black, Navy, and Cardinal. See: the Kit.

Photo: International Yarn Bombing Day with the Swift

Flossie shared this photo with us on Facebook:
“My Swift is on me almost everyday, but I never have a picture of me wearing it. Here I am on International Yarn Bombing Day, wearing my Swift, bombing my NYC block.”

@canine Stopped by the @tombihn factory to accessorize the Mini

@canine Stopped by the @tombihn factory to accessorize the Mini

@canine Stopped by the @tombihn factory to accessorize the Mini

Posted by @canine. Thanks for visiting the store today, Greg! See also: the Synapse backpack.