“I’m brand loyal to very few companies, but one of them is Tom Bihn, a Seattle-based company that makes beautiful, functional bags. I bought my first Tom Bihn bag in 2008, and I have consistently bought new bags (for different purposes — these things are designed to last forever) approximately every two years. I also have a boatload of accessories. They are not cheap, but they are high-quality, they look great, and they are superbly functional. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
“I’m on a 6-day work/personal trip and I was determined to only pack in my two new Tom Bihn bags.
The Tri-Star was heavy but easily managed on my back. There was definitely a sense of freedom with only one bag.
I just boarded the plane and the Tri-Star (as packed as it is) fit easily in the overhead bin and the Co-Pilot fit beautiful under the seat in front of me with plenty of legroom to spare.”
“When we first started packing for our European vacation I imagined taking a big suitcase and lots of fabulous clothes. Hey sometimes a girl just wants to look fashionable ya know?
Well, then we started planning our trip and I had
scary visions of dragging a huge suitcase across a big Italian train station. Somewhere along the line I got it in my head that it might be a good idea to pack less, and pack even less in a carry-on.
Enter Tom Bihn and their Aeronaut bag. This thing has incredible reviews, and if you ask me it’s pretty, really good quality, meets carry-on size requirements, and somehow manages to fit a ridiculous amount of my “necessities” inside. You can wear it as a backpack or use the shoulder strap (really cushioned and comfortable!) or handles too.”
“Over the past 3 years, I have had the opportunity to use many of the Tom Bihn bags. Without question, these bags are the most well made bags on the market and, when I am shopping for a bag, I have gotten to the point where I don’t even look anywhere else.”
“Having owned or used these bags, I have made a “Top 5” list. I know everyone that uses these bags may have a different list, but when I first started shopping at Tom Bihn, I think this may have been helpful. First, I’ll give you a few details about myself that should shed some light on my choices. I am a working professional that travels occasionally for work (about 3 times per year). I do bring a bag to work each day that either contains my tablet or labtop. I often have multiple journals with me as well. I also travel with my family (2 children and wife) about 6-7 times per year. Of those 6-7 trips, about 4 are for long weekends with extended family. The remaining 2-3 trips are typically 1-2 weeks in duration.
Now to my Top 5…”
And since phillyfan’s original post, 10+ other forum members have posted their own lists. Read about everyone’s Top 5 TOM BIHN bags.
Above: @Ik_Bennett ‘s Aeronaut.