Synapse goes sailing

5d/4n Biz Trip

sevendog: Loving my new Western Flyer

“I took my WF on a 6-day trip to San Antonio, where it exceeded all my expectations. Hard to believe that this tiny bag held all that I needed for my flights and my stay there, plus had space for a few small gifts. I loved meeting my friends at the airport with this bag and watching their faces drop as I announced that we can leave straightaway, no need to go to baggage claim!

I bought this bag as a smaller alternative to my Aeronaut. I admit that when I first went shopping, I thought I could find something that was just as good as the WF, but at a lower price. I can say that after weeks of online research and visiting dozens of shops, there isn’t anything out there that comes close to the WF in terms of design and quality.

Here are just a few things I love about the WF:

  • The sleek exterior, free of bulging, tacked-on pockets, means that it effortlessly slides into x-ray machines, overhead bins, and under seats without snagging, and passes unnoticed by gate agents.
  • Backpack straps that are actually comfortable and really secure. I was stranded at a mall for an hour when my ride was late and it was so easy to walk around with the WF, even when I used just one of the straps as a sling.
  • It’s kind of a clown car, isn’t it? How can it hold so much stuff in such a small space? On my trip, my WF felt only about two-thirds full.
  • It’s so versatile! Business trip or leisure trip, I’ll always look professional with a WF.

As if this wasn’t enough, TB heard my plea for timely delivery so I could use the WF on my trip. I asked for 3-day delivery and somehow it arrived practically overnight. I guess I really ought to thank UPS, but I’m sure the TB team also had something to do with it!”

Read the full thread by sevendog in the TOM BIHN Forums. See also: the Western Flyer.

sevendog: Loving my new Western Flyer!

You-You Loves TOM BIHN

You-You Loves TOM BIHN

Julie from France recently sent us this photo of her dog, You-You, via email. As soon as Julie opened the box containing the ID, You-You jumped right in!


Weekend Getaway Packing List

With the Tri-Star in Steel/Solar.

TOM BIHN or BIHN not. There is no try.

Tom Bihn or not Tom Bihn, there is no try

“It’s taking too long for my boys to use ‘the force’ to pick up their minifigures so we’re cleaning them up my way ;)”

Posted by RDR3 in the Forums.

Michael Lopp (a.k.a. rands) Interviewed

CARNIVAL 9 recently interviewed Michael Lopp (a.k.a. Rands in Repose). First question?

CARNIVAL 9: Are you still using your Tom Bihn bag? Could you update us on your current bag situation?

Michael Lopp: I use my Tom Bihn Smart Alec backpack every single day. It’s my go-to bag for both daily use as well as when I’m traveling. It’s sturdy, it has tons of space when I need it, and it keeps my hands free when I’m wrangling whatever random thing as I travel from here to there. I keep checking out new bags, but I haven’t left my Smart Alec.

Read the entire interview here. Read also: Rands in Repose — A Bag of Holding

Essential Small Crap

Moosezilla: Kayaking with the Synapse 19!

Kayaking with the Synapse 19

Posted by Moosezilla in the Forums. See also: the Synapse 19.

All I need… #chucks #copilot #tombihn #madeinusa #timeless

With the Co-Pilot.

Brain Bag on stage at Bumbershoot

Brain Bag at Bumbershoot

Daniel Walker’s Brain Bag just before his show w/ Red Jacket Mine at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle.