Update from dorayme on the Side Effect

“I totally thought I would primarily be using this as my handlebar bag, but I took it on my trip to Seattle as my micro purse and I haven’t stopped carrying it. See even while swinging wildly with my 12 year old niece it’s so securely attached that it’s become as close as a part of my body. I guess that’s just a Side Effect of a great bag!”

Read dorayme’s entire post in the TOM BIHN Forums.

Update from dorayme on the Side Effect

17 New Photos of the ID Messenger Bag

See 17 new photos of the ID messenger bag. Larger versions of the new photos can be viewed on Facebook.

17 New Photos of the ID Messenger Bag

17 New Photos of the ID Messenger Bag

Photo by SusanM: Tri-Star under the seat of 737

The Setup: What does Mark Jardine use to get stuff done?

Posted in the thread started by MyJourneys: “Review: Tri-Star, Medium Cafe Bag, Organizer Wallet, etc. :)”

“[The Tri-Star] fit under plane seats with room to spare. On several recent trips, the flight attendants were banning all wheeled bags (regardless of size) from being carried on due to space issues, I was able to walk right on with no issues. Instead of fighting to beat the crowds to insure overhead space, now I sit and relax while everyone else waits in slow-moving lines to board, then I walk right to my seat, pull my Cafe Bag out of the center pocket, tuck my Tri-Star underneath the seat in front of me, and have a seat. No more fighting to get in the front of the line for overhead space. I’m so care-free and relaxed that I’ve caught other travelers throwing some envious looks my way.”

New Seattle Factory Showroom Schedule

Our Seattle Factory Showroom is still open limited days/hours, but a little more often than before.

During the next couple of months, we will be open:
Wednesdays from 11am – 2pm
Two upcoming Saturdays: July 9th and August 13th, 12pm – 5pm.

If you’re coming in from out of town or just can’t make it to our showroom during our open hours, we’d be happy to open just for you by appointment. Email (customerservice@tombihn.com) or call us (206-652-4123) to make your appointment. And stay tuned for expanded opening hours in the coming months!

The Setup: What does Mark Jardine use to get stuff done?

The Setup: What does Mark Jardine use to get stuff done?

The Setup is a collection of nerdy interviews, asking people from all walks of life about the software and hardware they use. Mark Jardine, known for his work at Tapbots, responds: “When I’m on the go, I choose between my second generation iPad or my 11” Macbook Air depending on the type of work I plan to get done. It’s a good thing they both fit into my tiny Tom Bihn Ristretto bag (though not at the same time). I also never forget my Shure SE530 earbuds to drown out the outside world.”

Ask Metafilter (answer might be TOM BIHN)

Click here to search for “TOM BIHN” in Ask Metafilter and find out what the Hive Mind has to say about our bags.

Ask Metafilter (answer might be TOM BIHN)

MobileTechReview: the Breve for iPad/iPad 2 (5 out of 5)

MobileTechReview: the Breve for iPad (5 out of 5)

Read the full review at MobileTechReview. See also: the Breve.

How long they’ve been using their bags

Roger sent us this email:
“I’ve had your Ego bag for about 7 years now, and I was thinking of replacing it. Then I took a careful look, and it shows almost zero wear! This despite my using it as my only briefcase, usually 7 days a week including car, airplane, and bike travel. It’s really phenomenal. The only reason to get a new bag would be boredom with the color scheme!”

And it inspired us to ask folks on Facebook how long they’ve been using their TOM BIHN bags.

Alexey: “I finally retired a Bihn day pack last year after TWENTY years of use. Replaced it with a Synapse…”

Katherine: “My oldest Bihn bag was bought in the fall of 1992, so pushing twenty-years-old. I think it’s one of the earliest messenger bags. It’s still in great condition.”

Read more answers — and post your own — on our Facebook page.

In stock: Aeronaut, Yarn Stuff Sacks, 4Z Vertical Brain Cell

The Aeronaut is now in-stock in all colors: Navy/Iberian, Navy/Solar, Black/Steel, Black/Iberian, Steel/Steel, Steel/Solar, and Steel/Ultraviolet.

All Yarn Stuff Sacks are now shipping.

The Size 4Z Vertical Brain Cell is now shipping.

Veritrope: A Tour of the New TOM BIHN Factory

“Walking around the factory, Tom and Darcy also talked about taking pride in growing good jobs for people, the joys of being able to immediately flesh out new concepts and projects, and being a part of an environment that they feel connected to (the Factory’s new location is near an estuary filled with the wildlife they love). In essence, they’ve built their business around two things: being able to make things that they’re proud of and being themselves.”

Read Justin’s entire post on Veritrope. It was great to meet Justin and Lauren and give them a tour of our factory. We could go on about how cool and smart and interesting they are, though we really just hope you get to meet them someday, too.
Kartika's Large Cafe bag at Halebid temple complex South India


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