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

ACADEMIchic review: the Tri-Star

academichic review: the Tri-Star

“It’s been just about six years since my husband and I discovered Tom Bihn, a company making cleverly designed bags from US Ballistic nylon in Seattle, Washington. Since then, we’ve been devoted fans, especially of our carry-on Aeronaut bags.”
Read the entire review at ACADEMIchic. See also: the Tri-Star.

academichic review: the Tri-Star

Happy Fourth of July Weekend! + Complimentary FOJ Pouch

From the crew here at TOM BIHN: Happy Fourth of July weekend! Have a good one, and we’ll see you when we’re back at work on Tuesday.
Happy Fourth of July Weekend! (Don't forget the FOJ Pouch

Remember: Place an over $20 order now through Tuesday, July 5th at 12:30pm Pacific Time, put “Fourth of July” in the comments box during checkout, and we’ll include a complimentary Fourth of July Small Organizer Pouch in your order. This applies to pre-orders or backorders too: we’ll include the Fourth of July Pouch in your order whenever your order ships. (Wondering what a Fourth of July Organizer Pouch is? Click here to read more.)

Tom made the first Fourth of July Organizer Pouch earlier this week. It will be (or has it already been?) shipped to one lucky customer.

Happy Fourth of July Weekend! (Don't forget the FOJ Pouch

Just in: Ballistic Nylon Organizer Pouches, Storm+Sapphire Color Key Straps

Just in: Ballistic Nylon Organizer Pouches, Storm+Sapphire Color Key Straps

Our Seattle factory just finished making all colors of Ballistic Nylon Organizer Pouches, Storm and Sapphire Color Key Straps, and Pen/Pencil Clear Organizer Pouches in Linen. They’re in-stock and ready to ship now.

Just in: Ballistic Nylon Organizer Pouches, Storm+Sapphire Color Key Straps

Just in: Ballistic Nylon Organizer Pouches, Storm+Sapphire Color Key Straps

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!

Orders over $20: Complimentary Fourth of July Small Organizer Pouch

Orders over $20: Complimentary Fourth of July Small Organizer Pouch

We came up with a limited edition Organizer Pouch to celebrate the Fourth of July: the Fourth of July Small Organizer Pouch. It’s made out of our new Navy U.S. 1050d ballistic nylon and features contrasting red trim and white stitching on the zipper. And we added a “Made in USA” label just to remind everyone where all TOM BIHN bags are made. Place an over $20 order now through Tuesday, July 5th at 12:30pm Pacific Time, put “Fourth of July” in the comments box during checkout, and we’ll include a complimentary Fourth of July Small Organizer Pouch in your order. This applies to pre-orders or backorders too: we’ll include the Fourth of July Pouch in your order whenever your order ships.

Ballistic nylon was originally developed to be used 20 or more layers thick to make bullet-proof jackets. One layer thick, it makes great travel bags; however, it is not bullet-proof or even fireworks-proof. The good news is that it is pretty quiet and won’t scare kids or cats or dogs.

(Remember that the colors red, white and blue are also the national colors of Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, the Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Liberia, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, the Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Thailand, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. So even if you don’t live in the U.S., you might still like this pouch.)

Orders over $20: Complimentary Fourth of July Small Organizer Pouch

In stock: Buzz, Checkpoint Flyer, Field Journal + more

Now shipping:

Checkpoint Flyer in Black/Cardinal

Field Journal Notebook

Buzz

Shipping soon:

Aeronaut Packing Cubes
Color Key Straps in Storm, Sapphire
Size 1 Vertical Brain Cell
Tri-Star in Forest/Steel, Forest/Ultraviolet, Cardinal/Steel

New (kind-of): Padded Pouch for Magic Mouse

New (Sort-Of): TOM BIHN Padded Pouch for Magic Mouse

The Padded Pouch for Magic Mouse will help protect your Apple Magic Mouse against bumps and drops. An interior of super-soft brushed tricot cradles your Magic Mouse and protects it against scratches; the #5 YKK coil zipper has a plastic slider instead of a metal one so your mouse doesn’t scratch on its way in or its way out.

The Padded Pouch for Magic Mouse is simply our Padded Organizer Pouch in size Mini, renamed to let Magic Mouse users discover it for this use — the Mini Padded Organizer Pouch turns out to be a perfect fit for Magic Mouse.
$9. Ships within one business day.

New (Sort-Of): TOM BIHN Padded Pouch for Magic Mouse

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.