Below is some recent feedback we’ve received via email. Ristretto bag. I am heading out to Europe in a few weeks to do some presentations and the Ristretto is number 1 on my packing list for carrying everything I need for my lectures.
In fact, I teach doctoral classes for an online university and just posted this note about the Ristretto as part of a longer message about traveling, staying in touch, and mobility with netbooks to my students:
On that note, check out http://www.tombihn.com for the Ristretto for iPads/Netbooks bag. This is a smoking messenger bag and although small and compact, it holds an amazing amount of stuff. I have the extended battery on my mini-10v which works great for those transcontinental flights and it fits perfectly in the foam protected netbook pocket with a bit of room to spare. Totally packed with my netbook, cables, power supply, pens, paper, travel documents, and a raft of other small travel essentials, the Ristretto still comes in under six pounds and fits handily under airplane seats with plenty of foot room leftover. Even though it has a top handle and a nice strap for carrying around, I’d advise you to also put the waist strap on it. I never strap it to my waist unless I am concerned about pickpockets or snatch-and-grab artists while walking around a strange city with it. However, the waist strap is still a very handy feature for attaching it securely to the handle of a carry-on bag, which makes it easier to race through airports chasing those close connections.
Thanks for all of your help, you are certainly an asset to Tom Bihn. “
“I’ve just received my Ristretto and it’s turned out even nicer than I had hoped. This size is perfect for a more streamlined lifestyle and the quality and functionality live up to the ID bag that has served me well for so long. Thank you for the free replacement for my clasp on my ID bag. Given it’s recent washing and the new clasp, the bag looks like it did the day I received it. Thanks for the great products.”
“i’ve had my super ego for 2 weeks and i have yet to think of anything that i’d change. very well thought through. thank you so much”