A new version of the Cadet — it now uses the same checkpoint-friendly laptop “rails system” as the Synapse 25, Synapse 19, Tri-Star, Brain Bag, and Smart Alec — in colors Black/Steel, Black/Wasabi, and Steel/Iberian is now available for backorder with a shipping date of late November.
Darcy’s Shop Bag, Large, in Black Dyneema/nylon
See also: Introducing Black 400d Dyneema®/nylon
The Cache, Size iPad Air, in Horizontal and Vertical orientations is now available for pre-order.
The Cache is designed to protect your iPad Air against scrapes and scratches and is sized specifically to fit the iPad Air with or without a Smart Cover. The Cache protects your iPad Air with little bulk added and is ideal for those who don’t want their iPad Air sleeve to make their loads heavier or to take up a lot of space. It cradles the iPad Air in .25″ / 6 mm thick foam padding laminated with an exterior of heavy-duty polyester knit and an interior of brushed tricot. With no noisy Velcro® or zipper, the Cache closes by simply tucking a generous flap into the top opening.
Forum member nomad recently visited Seattle for the first time and, of course, had to make a stop at our factory store. She writes:
“My first trip to Seattle could not be complete without a trek out to the Tom Bihn store. I made it out there, met Scott and collected my haul: Aeronaut (Navy/Solar) w/Absolute Strap and Orange Whistle Sternum Strap, Packing Cube Backpack (Iberian), 2 Small Aeronaut Packing cubes, 2 Aeronaut End Packing Cubes (Mesh and All Fabric), Organizer Wallet (Wasabi), Large Clear Organizer Pouch (Ultraviolet), and Solar Key Strap.”
Inside the Aeronaut:
“Medium cafe bag (to be carried as a purse once we arrive), tennis shoes, waterproof boots, blue slim packing cube for underwear and socks, medium raspberry packing cube for clothing, umbrella, red dot bag with dry toiletries, brown zip bag with misc emergency items, olive 311 bag with wet toiletries”
Inside the Synapse 25:
“Hydroflask, 2 stuff sacks, side effect, organizer cube, iPad in Portenzo case, Kindle, Ziploc bag, clear organizer pouch with Eurorail passes and passports, camera bag for dSLR and 10-22 lens, 35 mm lens and neoprene pouch to hold it.”
Back in late August, we posted a couple fantastic videos courtesy of Chris from SHEP Films (the folks who worked with us on our Smart Alec, Tri-Star, and Everyday Carry videos) in which he and his traveling companion, Daniel, detail what they packed for a two week family trip to Japan. Although Chris and Daniel mention the bags and accessories they use by name, we figured it would be handy to have everything compiled into one list along with at which point in the packing video these things can be found. See the packing video below, along with the list of everything used.
What Chris used…
and what Daniel used…
If you want to see all of this stuff in action along with some great shots of the bags, Japanese scenery, and delicious food, check out the second video below.