Two weeks ago, Tom had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff; he had too much fun on his rowing team. He’s recovering well and will be back at his prototype sewing machine within the next few months. Until then, expect that in-process designs such as the knitting needle case and Camera Insert will be delayed. Thanks for your patience.
The Breve for iPad 2 is available for pre-order now. The first batch is scheduled to ship by mid-April, though we may soon sell out. The second batch will ship by early May.
“The Ristretto is my iPad bag Xanadu. It’s the bag I had almost given up on. Tom Bihn clearly love their products and it is easy to see why. They are lovingly made, the design has is well thought out and there are countless small design touches. No other bag I have used ticks as many boxes as this one and if I have to criticise anything it would be the cost.
But even that feels a little churlish. These are bags to be loved, used and probably passed on and when looked at in that way, they are an investment that will repay you with many years of use.
My search is over.”
Due to popular demand, our Padded Organizer Pouches are now available in Black.
Our factory is up and running smoothly at our new location and we’re working this week and next on the construction of our new Seattle retail store/factory showroom. We expect to open the showroom soon; we’ll keep you posted and as soon as we have an opening date, we’ll share it with you. Thanks for your patience!
Above: the slatwall and brick walls of the new showroom space.
More: Tom Bihn Carry-On Luggage for Travel by Chris Pirillo
“The Tri-Star is not only durable, it also comes with several different carry methods. You can use it as a backpack, a cross-shoulder strap or even a normal over-the-shoulder strap concoction. Jake has been using these particular bags since 2006, and reports that he has never had any issues with wear and tear. They stand the test of time while saving you space. That, my friends, is what the perfect carry-on should be doing.”
The Tri-Star — our mid-size convertible carry-on travel bag — is now in-stock in colors Indigo/Solar, Steel/Ultraviolet, Crimson/Steel and Black/Iberian. Note: this is the last time that the Tri-Star will be made available in Indigo/Solar or Crimson/Steel, and we don’t have many, so order soon if you’d like one. (Don’t worry: our custom 1050d ballistic nylon colors Crimson and Indigo will be leaving to make way for two new colors which we plan to introduce soon.)
Photo of the Tri-Star by Alastair Jardine.