themacfanatic: The Tom Bihn Ristretto! – Initial Feelings

themacfanatic: The Tom Bihn Ristretto! – Initial Feelings

Excerpt:
“The materials it is made with are top notch and the bag just looks incredible.  My fiance actually started laughing at me when she saw me open the box and watched as my eyes bulged out of my head!  I was just so impressed (and excited about the extra accessories!) by the initial look of the bag.”

Read the full review at themacfanatic. Discuss the review with Anthony, TheMacMan in the TOM BIHN Forums.

Jeff Mac posted this response to themacfanatic’s review:

“Nice quick review, I am looking forward to the video run through! You should be warned that Tom Bihn bags are like Lays Potato chips and you will NEVER be able to stop at one!

They also last forever, so while the up front cost is high… the actual cost of owning one is not.

I have not pounced on a Ristretto yet as I am fiddling with which lap top case they make will be perfect for me.”

Photo: the Synapse in Iberian/Steel Dyneema

Photo: the Synapse in Iberian/Steel
Above: the Synapse in Iberian/Steel. Available for pre-order, ships by early June.

New photos: the Aeronaut, Kit in Navy

“I received one of the navy swatch squares, and I have to say that this fabric is amazing.  The highs and lows of the color in the weave looks almost holographic.  Any of the ballistic fabrics have more shine than the Cordura, but the navy is incredible.  I love this fabric.”
Posted by Cymberleah in the TOM BIHN Forums.

New photos: the Aeronaut, Kit in Navy
Above: the Aeronaut in Navy.

New photos: the Aeronaut, Kit in Navy

Above: the Kit in Navy.

Photos of the ID by innerweather

Photos of the ID by innerweather

See innerweather’s photos of the ID via Flickr. See also: the ID.

Photo by dorayme: Tom Bihn family picture May 2011

Photo by dorayme: Tom Bihn family picture May 2011

Click here to see the full size photo on Flickr.

(Surprisingly) Pleasant TSA Experience

teresapoet posted in the TOM BIHN Forums:

“I had a surprisingly pleasant TSA experience yesterday, even though it involved two items that needed to be inspected.

The first was my 16oz LifeFactory water bottle, which was zipped in the water bottle compartment of my Tri-Star. The agent said he saw what looked like a glass bottle but had to check to make sure it was empty. I was able to direct him to the appropriate pocket, he examined the bottle, and then tucked it back in.

Next he asked to look at the keys in my Small Cafe Bag (which I ran through the machine separately even though I was able to fit it into the Tri-Star for true one-bagging). My house and car keys were clipped into the Tri-Star, so I knew he was referring to the USB flash drive and tiny flashlight I have clipped to the end of a key strap. I was able to direct him to the correct Color Key Strap (other key straps lead to my organizer wallet, an organizer pouch, and my point-and-shoot camera in its case). He found them quickly, examined them, and ran the bag through the machine again with the keystrap outside of the bag.

The agent was extremely courteous and apologetic, making the experience better than most of the times when I’m not stopped! He also complimented my organization and commented on how it easy it was for him to find the things he needed to examine. Tom Bihn products make it easy!”

Photos by Fat Crip: Aeronaut in European luggage testers

Photos by Fat Crip: Aeronaut in European luggage testers

See two additional photos of the Fat Crip’s Aeronuat in luggage testers in the TOM BIHN Forums.

Video review of the Ego by Tactical Gearhead

See also:
The Ego

In stock: Ristretto for 11″ MacBook Air, Snake Charmer

The Ristretto for the 11″ MacBook Air is now in-stock in all colors: Black/Steel, Cocoa/Cayenne, Navy/Steel, Steel/Wasabi, and Olive/Cayenne.

The Snake Charmer is now in-stock in all colors: Black, Steel, and Cayenne.

Photos: Aeronaut, Kit in Navy 1050d + pre-order now

TOM BIHN Introducing our custom 1050d ballistic nylon in Navy

TOM BIHN Introducing our custom 1050d ballistic nylon in Navy

Available for pre-order in our new Navy 1050d ballistic nylon:

Aeronaut in Navy/Solar, Navy/Iberian (Shipping by early June!)

Tri-Star in Navy/Solar, Navy/Iberian

Kit

Little Swift in Navy/Navy

Super Ego in Black/Navy/Cayenne

Swift in Navy/Steel

Checkpoint Flyer in Black/Navy (13″, 15″, and 17″ sizes only)

TOM BIHN Introducing our custom 1050d ballistic nylon in Navy

TOM BIHN Introducing our custom 1050d ballistic nylon in Navy

TOM BIHN Introducing our custom 1050d ballistic nylon in Navy