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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    Kartika's Large Cafe bag at Halebid temple complex South India

    Posted by Nitin Jamdar on our Facebook page. See also: the Large Cafe Bag.

    Quawkle: Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (Ristretto)

    “Last week I ordered the Ristretto for MBA from Tom Bihn and had it shipped 2nd Day Air via UPS. It arrived this past Tuesday and so far, I really love the bag. It holds both the MBA and the iPad with plenty of room for a small Tom Bihn bag for carrying cables, earphones, etc. In addition, there are a number of extra pockets and space for other accessories such as pens, clothes, etc.”

    Read the full review at Quawkle.
    Quawkle: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (Ristretto)

    Restless Tech Review: the Zephyr briefcase

    “I can’t believe that I have to be the one to say this. Tom Bihn has got to be stopped. He needs to go down. His blatant disregard for the laws of physics and particularly the law of conservation of matter are deeply troubling. Newton and Einstein are rolling over in their graves because of him and I am sure that the physics task force will be knocking on his door very, very soon. Or maybe just Gene Roddenbery’s ghost will give him a call to figure out how he accomplishes it!

    I mean, really…there is no possible way that you should be able to get this much stuff in a bag! I made the mistake of referring to the Zephyr as a Bag of Holding to my wife and now she knows what a nerd I was before she met me.”

    Read the full review at Restless Tech.

    Restless Tech Review: the Zephyr briefcase

    maverick’s latest photos (Aeronaut, FJN, Synapse, Smart Alec)

    Photo by Marisa: Rare TOM BIHN Limpet Backpack @ Machu Picchu

    See 10+ more photos by maverick in the TOM BIHN Forums.

    One Bag, One World Review: the Large Cafe Bag

    One Bag, One World Review of the TOM BIHN Large Cafe Bag

    “The Tom Bihn Large Cafe Bag is a multi-functional, multi-purpose bag that is good for daily use, business use (assuming you don’t work with people who wear three piece Brooks Brothers suits,) and for travel. It can hold an amazing amount and is now my “go to” bag for most journeys—near and far.”

    Read the full review at One Bag, One World.

    One Bag, One World Review of the TOM BIHN Large Cafe Bag

    Photo by Marisa: Rare TOM BIHN Limpet Backpack @ Machu Picchu

    Photo by Marisa: Rare TOM BIHN Limpet Backpack @ Machu Picchu

    Photo by Marisa, posted to our Facebook page. The Limpet backpack pictured was sewn by Tom himself in his Santa Cruz, CA workshop in the early-to-mid 90′s. Very few were ever made.

    backpack on the Brain Bag

    “I don’t have a Smart Alec but I have 3 Brain Bags.

    The best backpack I’ve ever owned, hands down.

    I have been using urban backpacks (as in non camping) ever since they were first put in the market. I have used many brands and many size of backpacks hence my screen name.”

    Read backpack’s entire post in the Brain Bag VS. Smart Alec? thread in the TOM BIHN Forums.