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.

Sean Carruthers: Taking a trip with your Android devices

“One of the upsides of business travel is getting the chance to visit a lot of different places and see new things. But one of the big downsides is that you often have to decide what to take, not only to do your job, but also to stay sane while traveling.

Here are a few options for those who plan to travel with an Android device as a companion.”

And amongst Sean’s recommendations is the…

“I’ve had a few Tom Bihn bags now, and they’re incredibly sturdy – they’re designed to last through years of heavy use without coming apart. The Synapse 25 is a checkpoint-friendly backpack with five water-resistant pockets along the front that can handle everything from keys and camera to a one-litre water bottle. Inside, you can add the foam-padded Cache with Rails accessory to add easy slide-out access to a notebook computer or a larger Android tablet. Add the small Snake Charmer pocketed pouch to store your power cords and cables, to keep them from getting tangled up inside the backpack. Even with this gear inside (and a bit more besides) there’s still room left over for a change of clothes, making it a perfect choice for a day trip…or for cycling/commuting to work (there’s even a little built-in strap designed for a bike light accessory).”

Read the full article by Sean Carruthers at IT World Canada. Follow Sean @globalhermit.

TOM BIHN Synapse 25

Side Effect as In-Flight Organizer

“Just got back from my first trip with my new Side Effect. During this trip I determined that 1 Side Effect + 2 S-Biners == great way to keep little fiddly things (earbuds, iPod, gum, pens, notebook, tissues, snacks, makeup bag, etc.) handy during a flight.” — Ms. Ferret

Side Effect as In-Flight Organizer

Check out the entire thread on the TOM BIHN Forums. See also: the Side Effect.

snowbot: Large Organizer Pouch Full of Homework

snowbot: Large Organzier Pouch Full of Homework

“When the stack of homework to be graded won’t fit in a file folder, the Large Organizer Pouch comes to the rescue.” — Snowbot

See the entire thread in the TOM BIHN Forums. See also: Dyneema/nylon Organizer Pouches.

Her Packing List: How to Choose Your Luggage

Her Packing List has a great post about how to choose the right luggage. Suitcases vs. backpacks, wheels vs. not, check vs. carry-on, and more is discussed, including what you think you might need vs. what you actually need:

How to choose your luggage

Read the full post at Her Packing List.

In stock: Shop Bag, Co-Pilot, Synapse 19, Clear Quarter Packing Cube, more…

Thanks to everyone’s hard work, the following bags are back in stock and ready to ship:

Co-Pilot, all colors

Synapse 19, all colors

Shop Bag, all colors, sizes Small and Large

Clear Quarter Packing Cube, all colors

RFID Blocking Passport Pouch, all colors

TOM BIHN Shop BagsLeft: Shop Bag, Small, in Steel and Right: Shop Bag, Large, Wasabi