Video: Bartacking the Synapse 25

Bartacks are reinforced stitches that we use liberally in high stress areas on our bags: where shoulder straps or grab handles join the main body of the bag, where a critical seam ends and begins — anywhere necessary to make 100% sure the stitching on your bag never fails. In this video, Kieu adds several of the 24 total bartacks to our Synapse 25 backpack.

Kieu’s the master bartacker here in our Seattle factory: if there was a bartacking Olympics, we’re pretty sure she’d get the gold. Check out her focus on her work in this video and note that she slowed down to about half her usual speed so we could film the process.

And those of you with backorders for the Synapse 25 might be glad to know that this video was shot last week: our factory crew is hard at work making the first batch of Synapse 25 and we expect them to ship soon.

Loaded Pocketz: Cache with Rails video + more Synapse 25 photos

Loaded Pocketz: Smart Alec and Synapse 25 side-by-sideSide-by-side: the Smart Alec (with the Upper Modular Pocket and Glowire) and the Synapse 25.

See more at Loaded Pocketz. See also: the Cache with Rails and the Synapse 25.

Video: Synapse 25, Swift, Ristretto — Everyday

Synapse 25 | Swift in Cork | Field Journal Notebook | Ristretto for 11″ MacBook Air

Video review of the Brain Bag + Camera I-O

TOM BIHN Brain Bag Camera Bag Review Our Brain Bag with Camera I-O inside.

Watch the video below or see the full review at SLR Lounge. See also: the Brain Bag, Camera I-O

Video: Gear Diary Reviews the Brain Bag

Read the full review @ Gear Diary. See also: the Brain Bag

All About the Red, White and Blue, While Being Green (Video)

“Partnering with UPS, TOM BIHN Bags ships every order via UPS carbon neutral. The company pays a little extra to ship the bags and carbon “credits” are purchased to offset the emissions generated by the shipping process.

Going one step further, they have their shipping and packing materials certified as environmentally friendly in the UPS Eco Responsible Packaging Program. The boxes aren’t just made of recycled cardboard, but also are right-sized (preventing use of excess materials) and crush-tested to prevent product damage. This is especially crucial, as there’s no environmental benefit if a flimsy package is damaged in transit and requires a replacement shipment.”

Read the full article over at the UPS blog.

Dyneema Aeronaut and Tri-Star Unboxing Video

Posted by Fat Crip in the TOM BIHN Forums.

See also:
Dyneema Aeronaut and Tri-Star Unboxing – Forum Discussion Thread
Fat Crip: Aeronaut and Tri-Star First Impressions
Introducing 400d Dyneema®/nylon

Tynan’s 2012 Gear: Zen Edition

“I’m still using my trusty Tom Bihn Synapse in Dyneema. I’ve never before used a backpack that reflects such a highly developed understanding of travel. The compartments are perfectly laid out and sized so that they never encroach on each other, even when stuffed.”

Read the full post @
See also:
The Synapse
Tynan’s 2011 Gear Update

Video: Our Materials

Video: Our company, UPS, and sustainability

Because we were one of the first companies in the country to sign up for two major UPS environmental sustainability programs — Carbon Neutral Shipping and Certified Green Packaging — UPS and the Washington Post chose to profile our company for their video series on logistics and sustainability. Watch the video here.

TOM BIHN on sustainability

Below the video is a link to an article on Sustainability. Click the link to read an interview with Tom and Alexandra Guerson, a longtime TB Forums member.