The new Cadet briefcase

TOM BIHN Cadet Briefcase

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.

More:
The Cache and the Rails System Explained
Every Day Commentary Reviews the Cadet

Bags in Black Dyneema/nylon in the wild…

gochicken's TOM BIHN Shop Bag in Black Dyneema
gochicken’s Shop Bag, Large in Black Dyneema/nylon next to her assortment of Organizer Pouches

Shop Bag, Large, in Black
Darcy’s Shop Bag, Large, in Black Dyneema/nylon

Bags in Black vs Steel Dyneema/nylon
Ms. Ferret shows the difference between our Steel and Black Dyneema/nylon.

More photos of bags in 400d Dyneema/420d nylon in the wild can be seen in the forums….

See also: Introducing Black 400d Dyneema®/nylon

Pre-order: Cache for the iPad Air

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.

$30. Available for pre-order; ships by mid-November.

TOM BIHN Cache specifically sized for the iPad Air

nomad: Visiting the store

nomad: Visiting the TOM BIHN Store

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.”

nomad: Visiting the TOM BIHN Store

See the entire thread (plus see more photos) in the TOM BIHN Forums.

Toblerhaus: Packing for 2 Weeks in Spain

Toblerhaus: Packing for 2 Weeks in Spain

Forum member Toblerhaus has a two week trip to Spain coming up and plans to pack everything into two bags: the Aeronaut and Synapse 25. Here’s what she packed in each…

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”

Toblerhaus: Packing for 2 Weeks in Spain

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.”

Toblerhaus: Packing for 2 Weeks in Spain

Read the entire post in the TOM BIHN Forums. See also: the Aeronaut and Synapse 25.

Nordic, Nordic Everywhere!

ordic, Nordic Everywhere!

“My mother-in-law came to visit this past weekend. I turned her on to Tom Bihn about six months ago. Anyway, we discovered we both love the Nordic colorway. I had to take a few snaps to capture it all!” — Mausermama

See Mausermama’s entire post in the Forums.

Chris and Daniel’s Bags from the Two Weeks in Japan Videos

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…

0:04Aeronaut, Steel Dyneema/Wasabi

0:40RFID Blocking Passport Pouch, Wasabi; Clear Organizer Wallet (for business cards)

0:44 — Small Padded Organizer Pouch;  Size 2 Travel Stuff Sacks, Ultraviolet and Wasabi (both for miscellaneous stuff like ear buds, a multi-tool, batteries, and memory cards)

0:56Co-Pilot, Steel Dyneema/Solar

1:02Travel Tray, Wasabi

1:053D Clear Organizer Cube, Steel

1:083D Mesh Organizer Cube, Black

1:10Clear Quarter Packing Cube, Wasabi

1:15 — Aeronaut End Pocket Packing Cube, All Fabric

1:19Cache, size 6Z

1:20 — Large Packing Cube for the Aeronaut

1:24Kindle Fire/Keyboard Pouch (for tablet)

and what Daniel used…

2:09 — Large Packing Cube for the Aeronaut

2:16Aeronaut, Black/Steel

2:183D Clear Organizer Cube, Wasabi Dyneema

2:31Synapse 19, Black/Iberian

2:3216-inch Key Strap; Kindle Fire/Keyboard Pouch, Padded

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.

bradnd99: Size 1 Travel Stuff Sack as Pool Caddy

bradnd99: Size 1 Travel Stuff Sack as Pool Caddy

“I hate lugging too much stuff to the resort pool. The Size 1 travel sack is perfect for my room key, towel cards, iPhone (in a case), and some sunscreen. I could even put my glasses in there of I wanted.” – bradnd99

Read bradnd99’s full post in the Forums. See also: the Travel Stuff Sack.

Smart Alec at Tatras Mountain, Poland

Smart Alec at  Tatras Mountain, Poland

Tweeted by @dexter4.

Moosezilla: Small Cafe Bag at Falls Park

Moosezilla: Small Cafe Bag at Falls Park

 

Posted by Moosezilla in the TOM BIHN Forums. See also: Small Cafe Bag.