Alaska TravelGram Video: TOM BIHN Factory Tour

TOM BIHN Video by Alaska TravelGram

TOM BIHN Video by Alaska TravelGram

Watch the video at Alaska TravelGram.

Tune into Tuesday TravelGram Today at 3pm PST

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

Above: Scott McMurren, Tom Bihn, and Nadra Angerman in our new Seattle factory and company headquarters.

Scott McMurren (Alaska TravelGram, Alaska TourSaver & Seattle TourSaver) and Nadra Angerman (Enthrall Marketing & Seattle TravelGram) visited our current Seattle headquarters and our new location (which we’re moving into this weekend) for a video tour and interview with Tom. They’ll be talking about our company on today’s Tuesday TravelGram. If you’re in Anchorage, Alaska, tune into FOX NEWS TALK KOAN-AM 1020. Everywhere else: Stream it Live (3:00-4:00pm PST) from Seattle’s Hotel 1000.

We’re moving our factory.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle
We’re moving our factory this week. Overseas? No way! We’re moving to a larger location just two miles south of where we’ve been in Seattle. It’s brighter, has better parking for both our staff and visitors, and our new Factory Showroom/Retail Store will be twice the size of our previous store. The extra space means we can fit more sewing machines and fabric (more custom colors coming soon) and hire more staff for our factory (less backordered items . . at least for a while.)

We’re excited about our move and can’t wait to invite all of you to visit our new space. Moving our entire operation is complicated: Shipping and Customer Service will be closed on Friday, January 21st and we will spend the weekend moving and setting up. All orders received after 12:30pm on Thursday, January 20th will be shipped on Monday, January 24th when we reopen. The new Seattle Factory Showroom/Retail Store will open later in February or March.

Expect photos early next week of our new factory space.

Introducing Ultraviolet Dyneema/nylon fabric

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

We’re excited to share with you a new color of our custom-produced Japanese Dyneema/nylon ultra-light rip-stop fabric. Ultraviolet — a purple that is saturated but not dark, with an equal mix of red and blue– is available for pre-order now in the Shop Bag, Yarn Stuff Sacks, and Dyneema/nylon Organizer Pouches. In the coming months, it will be used as a lining fabric in various larger bags.

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

We’re going to share some really big news with you on Monday and Tuesday.

Stay tuned.

TechnoBuffalo Review of the Ristretto for the 11″ MacBook Air

“I managed to pack my laptop, camcorder, laptop AC adapter, extra camera battery, and a bunch of cables and data cards into my Ristretto with room to spare. And between the lighter weight of the Air and the smaller size of the Ristretto, my gear bag was easily half the size and weight of the bag I took to last year’s CES.”

Read the entire review by Noah Kravitz at TechnoBuffalo.

Watch the video review:

Photo by Beck Trench: What’s in my TOM BIHN Ristretto?

TOM BIHN Tri-Star Photos by holoholo

See the original photo by Beck Trench via Flickr. See also: the Ristretto for the 11″ MacBook Air.

Photos by holoholo: Tri-Star Adventures 2010

“Got my Tri-Star used but with the Absolute Strap (which is one of the greatest things ever) in September. When I was looking to get the Tri-Star I wasn’t really sure what other bag would fit in the middle, but going by the dimensions I decided to go with the Ristretto for iPad to carry a netbook (don’t have an ipad). Needed this to One Bag it on my travels. This is the first trip with the Tri-Star, a 4 day trip to Vegas in October. The Ristretto worked just fine, pulled it out as my in flight bag, and its the ideal day bag.”

See more of holoholo’s photos in the TOM BIHN Forums.

TOM BIHN Tri-Star Photos by holoholo

TOM BIHN Tri-Star Photos by holoholo

Introducing 16″ Color Key Straps in Wasabi and Cayenne

TOM BIHN Key Strap Accessory in Wasabi
In the beginning of December, we introduced 8″ Color Key Straps in Plum, Crimson, and Olive. You liked them (we even briefly sold out) but also wanted a 16″ version. Here they are: Color Key Straps in 16″ length in colors Wasabi and Cayenne. $3. Available for order now; ships immediately.

TOM BIHN Key Strap Accessory in Wasabi

TOM BIHN Key Strap Accessory in Cayenne

In stock: Color Key Strap, Size Air13 Cache, Size 1 Horizontal Brain Cell

Now in-stock and shipping within one business day:

Color Key Strap in Plum, Crimson, and Olive.

Size Air13 Cache (designed specifically for the 13″ MacBook Air)

Size 1 Horizontal Brain Cell